How to Style Shelves

I get asked often how to properly style a shelf; and even though there are some ‘rules’ to it, I like to just grab all the items I’ve got and start playing.  Your shelves should look casual and easy but put together. Here are some quick tips to help you get perfectly styled shelves: Repeat…

4 Hacks to Have Cleaner Stainless Steel

It’s fair to say we clean A LOT of appliances! Although some polishes and cleaners promise gleaming results, nothing cleans stainless quite like vinegar and water.  This is especially great for people looking for natural alternatives for cleaning their homes.   Here are a few tips for cleaning your appliances: Tip #1: Use a good microfiber…

Do you have a favourite recipe? Frame it!

Do you have that recipe that you just love and keep going back to?  Why not frame and feature it in your kitchen?  It’s practical as it’s right in front of you whenever you decide to use it. I used Adobe Illustrator for this but even if you only have access to Word, it’s something…

Granite v Quartz

The debate between Granite vs Quartz has been on-going for years and depending on who you talk to, one is always better than the other. But it’s not as simple as that. As always, it’s totally up to you and your needs/wants for the overall look and feel of your kitchen. So here are the facts: Granite…

Making Your Own Coasters

I bought a really nice set of coasters for my coffee table a few months back.  They were all different but had a similar style. They were not inexpensive, and I couldn’t help but think about whether I could use my “craftiness” to come up with something similar. I picked up a few wooden pieces…

Feeling Fall

With the kids recently heading back to school and seeing leaves turn from green to yellow, it’s starting to feel a lot like fall. As much as I love the other seasons, there is something cozy and comforting about fall that makes me think of turning over a new leaf. I love the idea of…

Old Laundry at the Three Valley Gap Heritage Ghost Town

Located in Revelstoke BC, the Chateau was built in the 1960s by Gordon Bell, an engineer from Saskatchewan. His passion for safeguarding Western Canada’s heritage allowed him to purchase and preserve historic buildings throughout his life until it ended in the early 2000s. The buildings were taken apart, moved and re-built piece by piece with…

Bedroom Furniture doesn’t have to match

When it comes to bedroom design, one of the main factors is, of course, the furniture.  It has to a) fit the space, b) be a style that won’t date too quickly, c) match each other. Well actually ‘C’ is completely incorrect!  Your bed does not have to have matching nightstands, a matching chest of…

Back to School – Design your own book covers

You may have noticed that notebooks and stationary in general have become a lot more stylish whilst still maintaining their practicality. Typography is an art in itself and life quotes are featured everywhere. However, with style comes a price tag! Schools are getting ready for the 2017/2018 year with the summer vacation drawing to an…

We are #1 Donator for H4H Haul-Away Program!

At Trail Appliances we take great pride in our ability to connect with our community and support worthy local initiatives. For the second year in a row, we were named the number one donator to the Habitat for Humanity (H4H) Calgary ReStore. It’s all because of continued customer endorsement of our Haul-Away Program. Trail Appliances…

Our New In-Store Kitchen Design

Our Calgary South showroom kitchen has been finished to perfection.  Jenn-Air appliances have been featured in a beautifully customized kitchen designed and fitted by Alberta-based home improvement company Ultimate Renovations.  It’s dark cabinetry is complimented with a burst of colour that highlights the smooth modern sleek appliances featured from our Jenn-Air appliance range. Call in to…

Reclaimed Decor Workshop

A few weeks ago, a group of Trail Appliances employees got together for a crafty class. If, like me, you see ideas on Pinterest but aren’t quite sure of the process, this is a great way to actually learn how to do it with all the resources on hand. Ancora Reclaimed Decor is located in…