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<ul><li><p>calgary edition | free</p><p>December 2012 - january 2013 Volume 10 issue 6</p><p>Albi RenovA inseRt </p><p>renovations made simple</p><p>Hilary Farrs tips on mAximizing </p><p>your space</p><p>home foR the </p><p>holidays</p></li><li><p>For Those Who Value Luxury, Quality And Exceptional Design403.203.7676 + info@albirenova.com + albirenova.com</p></li><li><p>volume 10 issue 6</p><p>contents</p><p>14</p><p>cover story</p><p>14</p><p>in every issue</p><p>08 Editors notebook</p><p>Dec 2012 - JAN 2013</p><p>by heather ryan</p><p>features</p><p>30 Space... the interior frontier by Laura Le </p><p>36 Get a new look for the holidays and the new year by heather ryan</p><p>49 The tantalizing potential of an empty space by Mickey FouLds </p><p>55 Space, its bigger than you think by adene Lucas</p><p>business profiles</p><p>09 Ultimate Renovations by heather ryan</p><p>12 Assured Utilizes Home-Building by heather ryan</p><p>20 Jameswood Homes Inc. by heather ryan</p><p>26 Ultimate Garage by sirkka VandergraaF</p><p>34 Manor Renovations by sirkka VandergraaF</p><p>Designer Hilary </p><p>Farr on how to freshen up your home</p><p>tips &amp; tricks</p><p>18 On a roll! by eLisa kroVbLit </p><p>22 Warm up with a winter fondue24 Explore the great outdoors </p><p>this winter</p><p>41 Gifts from the heart by siLVana Longo</p><p>44 Decoding the code by MichaeL nyikes</p><p>48 Building code requirements for maintenance by Vanessa gash</p><p>54 Bringing home the gold by eLisa kroVbLit</p><p>59 Silencing noisy plumbing by sheLL busey</p><p>reno mark</p><p>46 Renovation demand heats up as weather cools down by bryan tuckey</p><p>Albi Renova insert Renovations made simple</p></li><li><p>Calgarys 2011 </p><p>AWARD WINNING RENOVATION COMPANY</p><p>WINNER OF THE BEST HOME RENOVATION WITHOUT ADDITION AWARD</p><p>Call for a quote and experience the Corefront difference</p><p>Visit us at corefront.ca to view more before and after renosGet your FREE QUOTE online or call 403.457.2673 for an appointment</p><p>LOCAL CALGARY COMPANYready to serve Calgarians</p><p>2011</p></li><li><p>Book a design consultation now and take advantageof our 10 Free ings Anniversary promotion. </p><p>budget?</p><p>problem solved.design, cabinets, backsplash, </p><p>quartz countertops, sink &amp; faucet</p><p>on a </p><p>Showroom: 104, 5050106th Ave SE</p><p>p. 403-207-7887w. artisankitchens.ca</p><p>ARTISANKITCHENS &amp; RENOVATIONS</p><p>for under 20k</p><p>want a new </p><p>kitchen?</p><p>Overhead Door Company of Calgary</p><p>403-262-7777www.overheaddoor.comOverhead Door Company </p><p>of Calgary403-262-7777</p><p>www.overheaddoor.com6 home dcor and renovations DEC 2012 - JAN 2013 </p></li><li><p>From big transFormations to little updates.</p><p>Get showhome-style renovations done right.</p><p>Updating your home is easier than ever with the experts at Cardel Designs.</p><p>start crafting an inspired space today. Call or visit us online to learn how. plus ask about our referral rewards program.</p><p>cardeldesigns.com | 403.640.5448</p><p>From big transFto little updates.</p><p>Watch</p><p> us on</p><p>CTV M</p><p>ornin</p><p>g LiVe</p><p>every </p><p>Thurs</p><p>day a</p><p>t 8:38</p><p> am.</p></li><li><p>EDITORSNOTEBOOK</p><p>DEC 2012 - JAN 2013VOLUME 10 ISSUE 06</p><p>HOME DCOR AND RENOVATIONS</p><p>2891 Sunridge Way NECalgary, AB T1Y 7K7</p><p>T 403.461.5518</p><p>VICE PRESIDENT, NATIONAL REAL ESTATE</p><p>Jacqueline Hill</p><p>EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, NATIONIAL REAL ESTATE</p><p>Susan Legge</p><p>MANAGING EDITOR</p><p>Silvana Longo </p><p>ART DIRECTOR</p><p>Julie Yoo</p><p>DIRECTOR OF SALES, WESTERN CANADA</p><p>Josh Heppner</p><p>MEDIA CONSULTANT</p><p>Anita van Breevoort, 403.461.5518</p><p>PRODUCTION MANAGER</p><p>Bala Gnanapandithan</p><p>PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR/</p><p>GRAPHIC DESIGNER</p><p>Mohammad Haidarpour</p><p>GRAPHIC DESIGNER</p><p>Alex Yakubovich </p><p>CONTRIBUTORS</p><p>Shell Busey, Hellen Buttigieg, Michael Foulds, Vanessa Gash, Elisa Krovblit, Laura Le, Adene Lucas, Michael Nyikes, Heather Ryan, Bryan Tuckey, Sirkka Vandergraaf</p><p>DISTRIBUTION</p><p>Bill White403.255.3898 x2304</p><p>Home Dcor and Renovations magazine is published sixtimes a year. Home Dcor and Renovations magazine is distributed throughout Calgary and Greater Calgary area. This publication has been designed for the renovation market as a guide. Home Dcor and Renovations magazine carefullyinspects all ads for accuracy, however, the publisher and the printer shall not be responsible for any mistakes, design errorsor incorrect information which is provided by the advertiser or their representative.</p><p>The advertising herein, including the photographs and allartwork is the property of Home Dcor and Renovations magazine and not that of the advertiser. The advertiser has purchased the right of reproduction in Home Dcor and Renovations magazine only and does not have the right to reproduce the ad in whole or in part in any other place or publication without the consent of the publisher.</p><p>The entire contents of this publication are protected by copyright and are intended for the sole use of the public. </p><p>WERE LISTENING!Send us your comments, questions, renovation stories, pictures and great ideas!</p><p>PUBLISHED BY</p><p>Wall2Wall Media is a trademark of Yellow Pages Group Co. in Canada.</p><p>Its the time of year that many people want to entertain and decide to rethink their dcor. Its always festive to add that holiday feel to a home. If youre planning a visit to a few dcor shops for some quick-fix items such as pillows, bedding and various knick-knacks just before company comes, youre not alone. Its the quickest way to get into the spirit of things!</p><p>If youre planning a renovation for next year, be sure to take your time and do it right. Unlike a quick dcor-fix, a rushed renovation project can go sour because of poor planning, high expectations or too much of a tight timeline and budget.</p><p>Creating a home you love doesnt happen overnight. It can take months and even years yes, years! Ultimately, the homeowners have taken their time and enjoyed the process of selecting just the right furnishings and finishes, over time, on budget, and with spectacular results.</p><p>I hope you will let us know what you think of this issue of Home Dcor &amp; Renovations. Wed love to hear from you!</p><p>Cheers,</p><p>SUSAN LEGGE</p><p>Yes, you can love your home</p><p>Follow me on twitter:twitter.com/SusanLegge</p><p>Become a fan ofHome Dcor and Renovations on Facebook</p><p>EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, NATIONAL REAL ESTATEsusan.legge@wall2wallmedia.com</p><p>8 home dcor and renovations DEC 2012 - JAN 2013 </p></li><li><p>EDITORSNOTEBOOK</p><p>DEC 2012 - JAN 2013VOLUME 10 ISSUE 06</p><p>HOME DCOR AND RENOVATIONS</p><p>2891 Sunridge Way NECalgary, AB T1Y 7K7</p><p>T 403.461.5518</p><p>VICE PRESIDENT, NATIONAL REAL ESTATE</p><p>Jacqueline Hill</p><p>EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, NATIONIAL REAL ESTATE</p><p>Susan Legge</p><p>MANAGING EDITOR</p><p>Silvana Longo </p><p>ART DIRECTOR</p><p>Julie Yoo</p><p>DIRECTOR OF SALES, WESTERN CANADA</p><p>Josh Heppner</p><p>MEDIA CONSULTANT</p><p>Anita van Breevoort, 403.461.5518</p><p>PRODUCTION MANAGER</p><p>Bala Gnanapandithan</p><p>PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR/</p><p>GRAPHIC DESIGNER</p><p>Mohammad Haidarpour</p><p>GRAPHIC DESIGNER</p><p>Alex Yakubovich </p><p>CONTRIBUTORS</p><p>Shell Busey, Hellen Buttigieg, Michael Foulds, Vanessa Gash, Elisa Krovblit, Laura Le, Adene Lucas, Michael Nyikes, Heather Ryan, Bryan Tuckey, Sirkka Vandergraaf</p><p>DISTRIBUTION</p><p>Bill White403.255.3898 x2304</p><p>Home Dcor and Renovations magazine is published sixtimes a year. Home Dcor and Renovations magazine is distributed throughout Calgary and Greater Calgary area. This publication has been designed for the renovation market as a guide. Home Dcor and Renovations magazine carefullyinspects all ads for accuracy, however, the publisher and the printer shall not be responsible for any mistakes, design errorsor incorrect information which is provided by the advertiser or their representative.</p><p>The advertising herein, including the photographs and allartwork is the property of Home Dcor and Renovations magazine and not that of the advertiser. The advertiser has purchased the right of reproduction in Home Dcor and Renovations magazine only and does not have the right to reproduce the ad in whole or in part in any other place or publication without the consent of the publisher.</p><p>The entire contents of this publication are protected by copyright and are intended for the sole use of the public. </p><p>WERE LISTENING!Send us your comments, questions, renovation stories, pictures and great ideas!</p><p>PUBLISHED BY</p><p>Wall2Wall Media is a trademark of Yellow Pages Group Co. in Canada.</p><p>Its the time of year that many people want to entertain and decide to rethink their dcor. Its always festive to add that holiday feel to a home. If youre planning a visit to a few dcor shops for some quick-fix items such as pillows, bedding and various knick-knacks just before company comes, youre not alone. Its the quickest way to get into the spirit of things!</p><p>If youre planning a renovation for next year, be sure to take your time and do it right. Unlike a quick dcor-fix, a rushed renovation project can go sour because of poor planning, high expectations or too much of a tight timeline and budget.</p><p>Creating a home you love doesnt happen overnight. It can take months and even years yes, years! Ultimately, the homeowners have taken their time and enjoyed the process of selecting just the right furnishings and finishes, over time, on budget, and with spectacular results.</p><p>I hope you will let us know what you think of this issue of Home Dcor &amp; Renovations. Wed love to hear from you!</p><p>Cheers,</p><p>SUSAN LEGGE</p><p>Yes, you can love your home</p><p>Follow me on twitter:twitter.com/SusanLegge</p><p>Become a fan ofHome Dcor and Renovations on Facebook</p><p>EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, NATIONAL REAL ESTATEsusan.legge@wall2wallmedia.com</p><p>businessprofile ultimate Renovations</p><p>InnovatIve thInkIng, qualIty craftsmanshIp </p><p>key to Ultimate renovations sUccessby heather ryan</p><p>innovative thinking and quality craftsmanship are among the key reasons why Ultimate Renovations has earned the Grand SAM Renovator of the Year award an amazing eight times.Danny Ritchie started Ultimate Renovations with his brother Terry in 1979 working out of a garage in Edmonton doing window cladding before branching out into whole home interior &amp; exterior renovations. In 1991, the company expanded to Calgary, and today, Ultimate has more than 100 people working on projects in both cities.</p><p>Much of Ultimate Renovations success is due to Ritchies hands-on involvement and out-of-the-box thinking. You think that youve grown the company and can sit back and relax, but that doesnt work, you need to stay top of everything to ensure the customers are happy.</p><p>I also dont do this alone. We have an experienced team of highly skilled tradesmen and long-time employees, as well as dedicated vendors and sub-trades, who all work collaboratively to ensure projects are completed on time, on budget and to the highest quality standards, he says.</p><p> We are always looking at new ideas and ways to improve things we always want to make things better and provide a vision of what can be done for our customers.</p><p>This innovative thinking can be seen in the Ultimate Renovation Showcase a fully renovated 1970s-era bungalow in Bonavista that showcases the renovators quality craftsmanship and new ideas. </p><p>We added 250 square feet to the home we filled in the breezeway to create a mudroom, laundry room and foyer and that gave us a 16-foot vaulted ceiling at the front entry, Ritchie says.</p><p>The main floor ceiling was raised from eight to nine feet and </p><p>the main-floor design was reconfigured from three bedrooms to two, while two more bedrooms were created in the newly developed basement. We also installed 11 Solatubes to provide natural lighting throughout the home, including three in the basement, which is a really unique and popular feature.</p><p>This is Ultimates third showhome and it earned the Best Kitchen Renovation (up to $99,000) award, as well as a nomination for Best Home Renovation (with addition) at this years SAM Awards. The home was a finalist for a provincial award and is being entered into the national SAM awards competition.</p><p>Having the showhome really gives people a chance to see what can be done to their home, Ritchie says. People really love it, in fact weve had it open for 13 months and it still draws more than 50 visitors on the weekend mostly from word of mouth.</p><p>The Showcase, at 128 Lake Mead Green S.E., is open Thursdays, 2-8 p.m., and Fridays, weekends and holidays, noon-5 p.m. </p><p>Ultimate has recently purchased a home on the golf course in Maple Ridge, which will be the fourth home it provides customers to use as a temporary residence during renovations to their home, and will likely become Ultimates fourth showhome.</p><p>The recent addition of a state-of-the-art millwork shop allowing Ultimate to craft custom cabinets is also proving successful because it gives us full control over the quality, costs and delivery, Ritchie says.</p><p>Customers are encouraged to visit Ultimates newly renovated showroom displaying the latest trends in custom cabinetry and accessories open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.</p><p>DEC 2012 - JAN 2013 home dcor and renovations 9</p></li><li><p>The Pinnacle of </p><p>A Brand New Magazine Dedicated to High-End Properties in Calgary and Area</p><p>LUXURYThe only magazine of its kind in Calgary, Luxury Living showcases high-end homes, condos and apartments. 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Currently, its multi-family division is in the final stages of completing Galleries Renfrew, an upscale townhome project near Bridgeland.</p><p>Over the past 25 years, Assured has designed and developed in excess of 1,000 single- and multi-family homes across the city, as well as recreational properties in the Rockies, solidifying its reputation as a quality builder. </p><p>With so many years of experience in the home-building industry and recognizing there is a huge renovation market, it was a natural progression for us move into handling mid- and large-scale renovation projects, says president and CEO Gene Fabro.</p><p>We understand renovations can be more complex than new home construction especially when dealing with older homes because you never know whats behind the walls and it takes years of experience to know what to do, says Fabro. But we dont look at it as a challenge; we look at it as an opportunity to turn customers dreams into reality, from kitchens, bathrooms and basement developments to additions and complete whole house renovations.</p><p>For example, Assured finished a project last month that saw the complete renovation of a 1970s-era two-storey in Lakeview. We redid the garage, built a living space above it and attached it to the home, and we gutted the interior redoing the living room, kitchen, bathrooms and put in a new sidewalk, driveway and st...</p></li></ul>