5 Townhouse Décor Tips for a Quick Spring Refresh


As the snow begins to thaw, you can definitely feel the change in the air and Spring is just around the corner. Along with this natural change in seasons, comes the desire to clean out some of the extra items laying around the house that are no longer needed. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to give your townhouse a quick and easy refresh, which will cut down on housework and make all of your friends envious of your home-décor savviness!

1.     Eye-Catching Area Rugs – Get inspired by nature and bring some of the vibrant colours blossoming outside into your living room. Add a bright area rug to your space for a zest of colour. Pair that with some complimentary throw pillows and you have yourself an entirely new living room!

2.     Reframe Existing Artwork – If the art you’ve collected over the years just doesn’t excite you like it once did, try simply reframing these pieces for an overall style update. Though framing can get a bit expensive, try looking for frames at local thrift stores – these can be bought more affordably and with some spray paint, can be a frugal way of upgrading your artwork on a budget.

3.     Rethink Organization – We all do it, we get comfortable with the clutter in the bathroom or bedroom and think, “It’s not that bad and I know where everything is…sort-of”. Don’t be a pack-rat! Shelves and baskets can be a great way to reorganize all of the items you want to display and hide the ones you need, but don’t want your friends seeing while they’re over.

4.     Coffee Table Books Galore – We understand that it’s easy to accumulate a number of hardcover books over the years, which sit on your coffee table and are rarely opened. Nevertheless, coffee table books are great for décor but try switching their placement every so often and make sure the books you’re displaying are relevant to the season.

5.     Splurge on Luxury Bedding – If you’ve followed the last four décor refreshes, you’ve been pretty cost conscience, so why not treat yourself to the comforts of luxury bedding? There’s nothing better at the end of hard day than wrapping yourself in 1,500 thread-count sheets and a plush duvet!

Remember, this is just a starting list to get the ball rolling on your Spring décor refreshes. There are hundreds of ways to accomplish this, however, all of the above projects can be done in a townhouse rental.

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Project Warmth Day collects 1950 pieces of clothing!

On Saturday, January 20, we partnered with the Project Warmth Society of Alberta and the Calgary Farmers’ Market for Project Warmth Day! Families gathered at the market to take part in family-fun activities and to drop off clothing donations to help those in need.

Together, we collected 1,950 pieces of clothing which have been transported to the Project Warmth Society of Alberta where they will be sorted, cleaned and redistributed to shelters, families and individuals around Calgary.

Thank you to everyone who donated and to our volunteers and partners – Calgary Farmers’ Market, the Project Warmth Society of Alberta, Jelly Modern Doughnuts and Christopher Cool, who made the day a success.

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Ideal Residential Apartments

5 Steps to Follow for Finding Ideal Residential Apartments

Instead of feeling exhausted as you hunt for excellent residential apartments, consider the five steps mentioned below. Ultimately, finding the top apartment complexes becomes easier and less stressful.

  1. Establish a Budget – Without creating a budget, you will have no idea what you can afford. Before beginning your search for the best apartment buildings, complete this task first. Preferably, use a computer program to enter all of your debt and income. Remember, the amount of your lease is going to be your most significant expense, so you need to feel comfortable with the amount that you pay each month. As a good rule, never spend more than 30 percent of your gross monthly income on your apartment lease payment.
  2. Location – When searching for a place to live, finding the right location is essential. For instance, if you enjoy going out for dinner, shopping, visiting parks, and so on, then you should focus on a location with walkability. However, if you need to utilize public transportation, then you need to find the top apartment complexes close to a train or bus station.
  3. Apartment Size – You also need to determine the appropriate apartment size. If you’re only looking for a space for yourself, then a one-bedroom unit will suffice. However, if you have children or a spouse or enjoy having family visit, then a two, three, or even four-bedroom apartment is a better choice.
  4. Amenities and Features – Although you probably want the finest of everything, you have to be realistic about what things matter most and fall within your budget. For example, if you want an apartment with both a fireplace and swimming pool but the price is outside of your budget, you might need to compromise on one or the other.
  5. Special Considerations – When looking for the best apartment buildings, there will always be special considerations. If you have animals, then you need a place that is pet-friendly. If you live with a disability, then you want an apartment that can accommodate your needs. Make a list of the things that are essential for you to have in an apartment.

At Strategic Group, we provide photos and information on incredible apartments in different Canadian cities. By visiting our website, you can make comparisons between multiple locations, choosing the square footage, design, amenities, and a host of other things that match your needs. For more information or to start searching, please visit us online.

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