It’s time to build that garage

This is the year you have decided to build your garage! Congratulations! It is a project to get excited about. This multifunctional space has unlimited potential and if done right, can add a tremendous value to your home, both for resale and for the family. In the era of DIY, many homeowners have resorted to …

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Renovate in the Spring

Let’s get ready for Spring…                One of the best ways to survive our long Calgary winters is to start planning your spring renovations. Spring is a perfect time to get the ball rolling on your laundry list of tasks around the house. The warmer weather tends to open people’s wallets and there is an overall …

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What does ‘an eye for detail’ really mean in the renovation business?

It is easy for a contractor to say they have ‘an eye for detail’ but what does this really mean to the general public? It is a simple catch phrase that is easier said than done. It captures people’s attention quickly because there is a general assumption that detail oriented means trustworthy and meticulous. We …

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Your 2019 Renovation Vision Board

Let’s get ahead of your home renovations for 2019 and prepare a vision board that keeps you focused as well as gets you excited for what is to come. We all know you have been thinking about that basement renovation or exterior renovation since last year. Now is the time to put this thought into …

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The ABCs of Hiring a Contractor

Hiring a contractor can be an overwhelming process for homeowners. The number of construction companies on Google can be intimidating especially if you have no connections to the industry or idea on who to trust. Most contractors are referred by their friends and family and often come to be by seeing them work on a …

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It’s Cold and it’s Time to Renovate

Fall is upon us and we are gearing up for winter renovations. The cold weather often forces us to hibernate indoors and yet, we are missing an optimal time to renovate. Did you know that winter is a great time to renovate your basement, kitchen or bathroom? Supply and Demand The concept of supply and …

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Hey Calgary! It’s Time to Start that Basement Renovation

I have to admit that I love starting basement renovations. They are usually a blank canvas with an endless array of possibilities. It is easy for me to see the potential the moment I walk down the stairs. How do I see through the storage boxes, spider webs or old 1950s décor? I don’t judge …

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Is this the beginning of a trend reversal?

For years, local recruiters have been luring skilled workers away from other provinces to come to work in Calgary. But now, companies from other provinces are dipping into the deepening pool of unemployed Calgary workers.   About Staffing CEO Sharlene Massie says she’s being approached by companies in other provinces wanting to scoop up Calgary’s highly-skilled unemployed. (Colleen Underwood/CBC) …

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Why buying local benefits your business

Great article from the Calgary Herald on the benefits of buying local Capital Ideas members share why buying local benefits their businesses as well as the whole community. This is what Sharlene Massie, CEO of About Staffing, had to say:  “We have all heard that Calgary is a small big city and, when we need something, …

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