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On the cover Whether you’re planning a major renovation, or just adding a fabulous area rug, fall is a great time to re-imagine your home. Calgary
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Fall refresh inspiration While the new year officially begins in January, for many, fall will always be a time for new beginnings. Harkening back to all those years of heading back to school every September, the fall signals an opportunity for a fresh start. Whether it’s simply tackling some clutter and outdated decor or finally making plans for a major renovation, there’s no time like the present. While the thought of renovations may seem daunting, consider it short-term inconvenience for long-term gain. A recent TD survey reveals three main reasons people renovate — the main one being to increase property value. Fifty-nine per cent of survey respondents say they want to renovate to upgrade their home’s look and feel, while 48 per cent renovate to improve home efficiency, such as by installing a new furnace. Renovations have even become a federal election issue, with the Conservatives pledging to
re-establish a permanent Home Renovation Tax Credit if re-elected. With cooler weather on its way, we’ll be spending more time indoors, which makes fall the perfect time to embark on a renovation. Adding a family room to an unfinished basement or updating one that’s no longer inviting makes a home feel bigger. Updating and adding functionality to your kitchen makes it easier to entertain during the winter months. If you already have the home of your dreams, brighten your space with contrasting metallic accessories. This fall, home decor is bursting with metallics in everything from throw pillows to glassware. Golds and silvers work in harmony with any colour palette, making it super easy to incorporate into existing decor for a modern look. From accent pieces and trends in paint colours to complete room overhauls, we hope these pages will provide inspiration for a fall refresh.
— Carrie Kelly
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