Broadview Homes Blog

Share our passion for homes and great design. Find inspiring design, a behind the scenes look and great information about caring for your home here in our Broadview Homes blog.

Bring Smart Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Control to Your Home

February 15, 2018 | Peter-John Woolf

While most people have heard of the Nest Thermostat, few people outside the home building community know about the user-friendly, smart IAQ - but you should.

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Get the Look: Contemporary Zen Ensuite in Beacon Heights

February 09, 2018 | Peter-John Woolf

A peaceful Zen retreat awaits the owners of this contemporary ensuite in Beacon Heights. By using natural materials, muted taupe, subtle textures and jewel-coloured turquoise accents, our designer was able to inspire a tranquil calm in our showhome’s ensuite.

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Part 2: What does Price per Square Foot Say about Your Home Value?

February 01, 2018 | Peter-John Woolf

In part one of our Square Footage series, we examined the various ways a home’s square footage can be calculated in Canada. Given that square feet can be determined using inconsistent methods, it is important to know how your potential home, has been measured.

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Is Calgary’s Blue Cart recycling program affected by China? (Hint: Keep Recycling!)

January 23, 2018 | Peter-John Woolf

You’ve likely seen the recent headlines about China no longer accepting recycled material from foreign countries, like Canada. In a recent blog post, The City of Calgary addressed what this means for our Blue Cart program and what Calgarians can do.

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Part 1: Square Foot Calculations in Canada

January 18, 2018 | Peter-John Woolf

Inevitably when home buyers compare home values, the term “price per square foot” comes up. Before comparing two properties using this method, however, you’ll want to be aware of how exactly square footage is calculated, and how far it goes (or does not go) toward representing the actual value of a home.

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Pro Organizer Tips: What NOT To Do When Decluttering Your Home

January 05, 2018 | Peter-John Woolf

Organizing and de-cluttering guru, Nicole Anzia of Neatnic, shares the five mistakes people make when attempting to de-clutter. Here are her helpful tips to conquer the clutter:

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Happy Holidays from Broadview Homes

December 21, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

It’s that time of the year, the glorious season of giving. It’s also a time to express our gratitude to everyone we’ve had the pleasure to work with throughout the year.

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How to Care for Poinsettia Plants

December 19, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

Contrary to popular opinion, poinsettias do not have to be just a holiday decoration. With a little attention, your poinsettia can live much longer, and with a little understanding about what makes them thrive, they can stay beautiful well past the holidays.

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Fun with Christmas Light Displays Around Calgary

December 14, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

It’s a holiday tradition that lights up our dark nights at this time of year. Watching all the glittering, sparkling lights brings the excitement, joy and hope of the season to life.

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Get the Look: Calm, Elegant Kitchen in Ranchers Rise

December 12, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

Dotted throughout our showhome in Ranchers Rise are stunning creations. Art and nature easily appear side-by-side in rooms, as can be seen by the sculptural driftwood on one side of this kitchen juxtaposed to the 3-dimensional climbers on the other.

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