Thriving Alberta Wines

Wine is traditionally made from fermented grapes, which are grown in temperate climates. Alberta, with its cold winters and hot summers, is not ideal for producing wine of the grape kind. However, a few creative locals produce wines from various alternative ingredients. Berries, particularly Saskatoons, easily cultivated here are one of the favourites. Flavours are…

The Nice Thing About Water Softeners

Ever notice white residue on your drinking glasses and silverware while unloading your dishwasher Or your laundry isn’t as soft as you want it to be? These could be due to the hard water in your home. What is hard water? According to the Government of Canada’s guidelines, found here, water hardness is defined by…

Measure First!

When replacing an appliance, all too often we measure the appliance itself or we assume it comes in ‘standard’ size. At one point, that may have been true, but these days, appliances come in various dimensions. Take refrigerators, for example. Some are deeper.  If you aren’t buying a counter-depth or built in fridge you’ll notice…

Outdoor Fresh Air Indoors

Winter 2020 is here with a roar. It’s icy cold out there!!! Which means we’re truly locked inside with all sorts of air contaminants, such as dust mites, smoke, bacteria, mold, dander (if you have pets) and other BAD particles that affect our health. For allergy sufferers, it can become a nightmare. Poor indoor air…

Winter & Hydration

It is just as important to drink plenty of water in the winter as it is in the summer. When it comes down to it, water should really be a part of our daily sustenance, much like food, because water quenches our cells and makes them efficient at their job in maintaining our existence. Sometimes…

Important tips on how to actually reach your goals.

By Lemon Tree Nutrition [Lemon Tree Nutrition provides nutrition consulting for women who feel tired all the time on how to increase their energy levels through simple & achievable actions so they can be as active as they want and feel vibrant & happy without feeling deprived.] The new year is here and you probably…

Elegance in Black Stainless Steel

Black appliances may make you wrinkle your nose, but have you seen those of the stainless steel variety?  They add a bold yet warm elegance to your kitchen, allowing you the versatility of including them in various styles and colours of cabinets and walls. Unlike regular stainless appliances, black stainless steel appliances are easy to…

Give your Wines some TLC

Fa la la la la, ‘tis the season for merry making and imbibing. If you are one that likes to have a selection of wines on hand, be sure to store them properly to maintain their taste.  Wines are delicate and are TLC reliant. Temperature fluctuations, vibration, humidity and UV light affect their bouquet. You…

Frigidaire’s All Fridge/All Freezer

A Huuuge fridge!? Nah, these in fact, are an All Freezer and an All Refrigerator, model FPRU19F8RF, positioned together. What’s neat with this concept is that one Dual 75″ Louvered Trim Kit (TRIMKITEZ2) is used to give them that elegant, built-in look. These appliances are more than just pretty faces. The 32-inch wide All Refrigerator…

Remembrance Day DIY Wreath

Colleen Larson at our Trail Appliances, Calgary South location, shows how making a Remembrance Wreath is as easy as 1-2-3….well okay….up to 4-5-6. SUPPLIES: 1 Wreath frame Hot glue gun Wire cutter Floral wire Ribbon Silk greenery Poppy silk flowers Writing pen for fabric                   STEP 1: Use…

The Trail Appliances Story

Our story began in 1974, when the Broderick family started renting out appliances at their bottle depot on Macleod Trail in Calgary. From those humble beginnings, Trail Appliances has grown to become the leading independent appliance retailer in Western Canada. Throughout our growth, we’ve been committed to providing the utmost in customer service, competitive pricing…

Rugs for every lifestyle

A rug makes a lovely addition to your home. It adds colour and texture, defines a space when there is an open concept and most importantly adds warmth and coziness to a room – to sum up, it completes a space. When shopping for rugs you might want to consider the following: Where to Place It Rugs…