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Posted November 17, 2016 By Excel Homes

Hot home décor trends & tips for winter

Calgary has been blessed with an unseasonably warm fall this year. We’ve all enjoyed the double digit temperatures that have allowed us to spend more time outdoors. However, we can’t expect the dream to last forever. Winter is on its way, and we say let’s greet the change of season by refreshing our interior décor. Check out our favourite new tips, trends and treasures for Winter 2017.

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Posted November 2, 2016 By Excel Homes

Excel organization series: clutter free closets

Colder weather means cozy sweaters, warm wool socks and lots of layers. As bulky winter clothes tend to take up more room in the closet, now is the time to take inventory of your wardrobe, store your summer favourites and purge all of the items that you no longer wear. Check out our top tips and tricks for decluttering your closet:

Posted October 25, 2016 By Excel Homes

Throw a spooktacular creepy but chic halloween party

Plan the perfect All Hallows’ Eve bash this year with a few of our fabulously frightening tips and tricks. Tantalizing treats and glamourous, ghostly décor will impress even your most discerning of guests. After all, the devil is in the details – so why not knock ‘em dead.

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Posted September 21, 2016 By Excel Homes

Giving thanks, feasting with family

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, it’s time to pull out your fall decorations and start talking turkey. From DIY décor to lavish family feasts, we’ve found a few Pinterest perfect ideas to help celebrate the season and give thanks.

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Posted August 23, 2016 By Excel Homes

Back to school: the basics

Many parents feel that back to school in September is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s also when the lazy days of summer are replaced with earlier bedtimes, scheduled activities and evening homework. Given that there’s always an adjustment period for parents and children, we’ve put together a back to school cheat sheet to help you get organized.

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Posted July 26, 2016 By Excel Homes

Designer décor for kids

Decorating and furnishing your kids’ bedrooms is a chance to let your inner child shine through. Whether you go for big, bright and bold, soft, light and whimsical or somewhere in between, the décor project shouldn’t break the bank – as let’s face it, kid’s grow up quickly and their personal style and needs can change on a dime. Here are a few of our favourite design ideas that will help you create a magical space for your little darling.

Posted July 19, 2016 By Excel Homes

Excel homes organization series: lovely laundries

Is your laundry room underwhelming? A poorly lit room where single socks and dryer lint run rampant? Given the many hours we spend washing, sorting, and folding clothes, we feel the laundry room should be a welcoming space. So roll up your sleeves and get ready to show your laundry room some love with a few of these simple tips and tricks:

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Posted July 7, 2016 By Excel Homes

Excel summer series: throwing your kiddos a backyard bash

School is out for summer! With the July long weekend behind us, we are looking forward to the weekends ahead. We’ve got the details of planning an adult party under control, now we need to entertain the kids! It’s their turn to let loose and make the most of their backyards during the summer months. We've broken down the party essentials into three easy steps that are guaranteed to have your neighbourhood kids talking about your shindig all summer long.

Posted June 29, 2016 By Excel Homes

Excel summer series: learn how to grill like a boss

Last week we learnt how to throw an Epic Backyard Party so this week we will find out how to prepare some good eats. In order to learn how to BBQ like a boss just in time for Stampede, we need to unleash the secrets from the best grillers in the world. So throw that apron on and get on that backyard grill!

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Posted June 21, 2016 By Excel Homes

Excel summer series: how to throw an epic backyard party in three easy steps

Summer has arrived which means it’s time to plan a party! We've broken down the party essentials into three easy steps that are guaranteed to have your neighbours talking about your shindig all summer long.

Posted June 14, 2016 By Excel Homes

Excel organization series: gorgeous garages

Your garage may be the most underutilized space in your home. Sure you park the car in there, and probably store your tools, garden supplies, camping gear and sports equipment. But have you maximized the space? Is it easy to obtain every item? Or do you feel a sense of dread when you have to search for a specific tool, or pull out the Christmas decorations? If this is the case, be sure to check out these tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your garage:

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Posted May 17, 2016 By Excel Homes

Design your dream home today. move in before school starts.

Schools often play a large role in a family’s home buying decision making process. Quality of education and proximity of the school are usually major factors. All of the communities that Excel builds in have highly-rated existing schools nearby, or are building brand new schools within the community. Sunset Ridge in Cochrane, for example, is opening its new K-7 school this fall and Mahogany in southeast Calgary has recently completed a sod-turning ceremony for the new K-6 Catholic school that will open in the fall of 2018.