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What Will It Cost? We Answer Your Biggest Budget Questions!

Renovation expert and designer Gillian Atkins breaks it all down.

Decorating & Design

How Would A Designer Spend $5,000 To Transform A Space?

Calgary designer Reena Sotropa breaks down how she would use $5,000 to give her home office a spring refresh. I love to show my clients how a room can be transformed seasonally with few simple but strategic changes. I think the lounge area of my office is the…

Decorating & Design

How Much Does It Cost? Budgeting Your Dream Kitchen

Nothing spoils the fun of designing your dream kitchen more than the sticker shock that comes with it. Kitchen renovations usually go over-budget. The best way to stay on budget is to plan carefully. Knowing what things cost will help you strategize where to splurge and where to cut back.

Decorating & Design

10 Budget-Friendly Holiday Decorating Ideas For A Luxurious Look

It’s easy to get carried away during the festive season, but you can rein in spending without feeling like your home is missing out. Here are some budget-friendly holiday decorating ideas to help make it look like you pulled out all the stops.

Decorating & Design

Get Andrew Pike’s Top Decorating & Design Tips

Empire Communities' new "Love Design, Live Empire" video series with designer Andrew Pike takes viewers through the entire process of decorating a new home.


How To Wake Up Your Bedroom

Banish the bedroom blahs!


6 Tips For A Weekend Balcony Makeover

Turn a patio into a fun escape.


Small Bedroom, Big Dreams

A boxy space goes from white to wow!


Makeover: Color In The Kitchen!

Does your kitchen have the blues?


Budget Bedroom Makeover

Trish Johnston updates a boring suburban bedroom.


Family-Friendly Budget Bathroom

Stacey Smithers' cheery update.

Dining Room

Michael Penney’s Living & Dining Room

Tour his budget savvy main floor.


How To WOW In A Small Space With Colour

Get creative decorating ideas for summer.

Decorating & Design

Smarter Walls

Three great reasons to swap your art for storage.

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Family Basement Makeover

Different zones max out usage in this space.