Broadview Homes Blog

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Get the Look: Ranchers’ Rise Kitchen with Wide Open Spaces

May 18, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

Do you dread entertaining in a cramped kitchen or feel like there’s not enough kitchen space for everyone during the morning breakfast rush? Well, you’ll never feel that way in this wide-open kitchen in our Ranchers’ Rise showhome. There’s plenty of room here for the whole family and even a hungry crowd.

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Top 10 Outdoor Living Features for Your Home

May 17, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

Summer is finally just around the corner and with the weather heating up, so does the urge to spend more time outdoors. If like most Calgarians, you can’t wait to spend countless summer days in your backyard, we’ve got some great ideas that will really take your outdoor living space to the next level. 

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8 Things to Do Around Kinniburgh

May 10, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

Hate the idea of luxurious lakeside living? Can’t stand the notion of year-round outdoor fun? Cringe at the thought of a family-friendly, amenity accessible community? You best turn back now, as you’re not going to want to hear about the amazing community of Kinniburgh and all it has to offer.

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Old vs. New Home: Which one to buy?

May 09, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

Whether to buy a new home or an existing resale house is a difficult question for some home buyers. The decision to choose one over the other isn’t always obvious or easy.

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Forget wildflowers; use your senses to bring all the bees to your Calgary yard

May 05, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

We need more bees! And in a recent Metro News Calgary article, local horticulturists share what is the best way to attract bees to your garden in Calgary.

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Awesome Ways to Customize Your Ensuite

May 03, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

Tired of trekking down the hallway in the middle of the night to use the bathroom? Sick of being scrunched up in your three-foot long, half-foot deep, eggshell blue bathtub? Tired of your kids sticking their hands under the door when you just need “a moment”? Boy, do we have a post for you!

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Countertops 101: Everything You Need to Know

April 26, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

Next to flooring, countertops are one of the most important features in a new home build. This is because they must be able to stand up to daily wear and tear, but they also have a big influence on your home’s aesthetic appeal (think back to the neon orange plastic laminate of the 80s and you’ll know exactly what we mean). 

So, whether it’s your first home or your 50th, you want to know...

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6 Benefits of the Calgary Energy Code Changes: #2 Save Money on Energy Bills

April 25, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

In part one on the benefits of the new energy efficiency Alberta building code, we discussed how the new energy code is improving the indoor comforts of a home. Another benefit of energy-efficient houses is saving money on energy bills.

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Looking for an affordable home? You may want to buy in Calgary

April 21, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

RBC’s recent report on affordable houses across Canada, shines a bright light on Calgary. While most other Canadian cities are close to historical norms for affordability, Calgary is “better-than-usual.”

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Marvellous Move-In Ready Homes: Evanston

April 19, 2017 | Peter-John Woolf

Welcome to Evanston! Northwest Calgary’s most family-friendly community, known for its neighbourly persona, open green spaces and expansive skies (yes, it really is that awesome). Of course, you’d have to visit to really understand what we’re talking about but, if you’re okay taking our word for it, read on to learn more about this great neighbourhood and the fabulous homes you can find there. 

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