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We really don’t like to brag, but if you want to read about the types of awards given out to home builders, the Red Deer Advocate honoured these Red Deer home builders

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Garden Decor Ideas to Enjoy The Last of Summer in Your Yard

Is anyone else in complete disbelief that it’s already August?! It never ceases to amaze us how fast our short summer months fly by here in Red Deer, Alberta. If you haven’t already started that outdoor renovation project or little garden…
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Make the Most of a Small Deck: 5 Creative Deck Design Ideas

Do you have big-deck dreams but small-deck constraints? No problem. You can still have an inviting outdoor dining and lounging area - no matter the size of your deck. It just takes an extra dose of creativity with your design and deck construction.…
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5 Questions to Ask When Looking for the Right Home Builder

Your home is probably your most prized possession. Your home is where the majority of your time is spent, and your memories are made. So, when you decide to do a home renovation project or build a custom home, it’s critical that you find a…
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Top 4 Causes of Home Renovation Delays

As a custom carpentry company in Red Deer, we see half-finished, on-hold and delayed home renovation projects all the time. If you are planning on doing a home renovation, you probably don’t want to hear this but its almost a guarantee that…
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5 Reasons to Do Your Home Improvement Project this Summer

The grass is turning green, the trees are budding, birds are chirping - which means summertime is upon us. These are also signs that it’s time to take advantage of the warm weather and free time and get started on those home improvement projects…
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Tips for Planning the Perfect Garden

Whether you’re an avid gardener or first-time grower, developing a green thumb isn’t as challenging as you might think. With the right soil, gardening tools and a few key tips you can nurture a garden to produce fresh and flavorful fruits…