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October 2007 | Issue 22 Cover

October 2007 | Issue 22

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It’s where everyone gathers at a party, regardless of the size or seating capacity of your dining and living space—even if these well-dolled areas are adjoining the culinary hub. And when it comes to renovating, the experts will tell you it’s one of the best places to infuse your cash, as that’s the room people will be looking at first and longest.

While they may have undergone their share of trends over the decades (think: olive green appliances), kitchens are still the hubs of the home. And there is so much selection when it comes to the sizzling spaces—in cabinets, hardware, countertops, and appliances—we at New Home Living decided not only to make it the cover story this month, it’s also our It’s About Choices. Scribe Sherry Hume caught up with local decorating guru Aly Velji, who served up his hot tips for planning your dream kitchen, and chatted with some of the experts about what the best-dressed culinary havens are wearing.

In addition to the delectable feature, read on to get your fix of our usual fare—Calgary mainstay Beattie Homes is profiled, as is the community of Crestmont by the Qualico Group. And the centre of the book is chock full of show home profiles of stunning abodes by Homes by Us, Janssen, Sabal and Sterling.

We’ve also included a list of the winners in the 2007 provincial Awards of Excellence handed out at the Canadian Home Builders Association—Alberta’s annual conference in Jasper. See how Calgary builders stacked up and stay tuned for the full story profiling who took home the coveted hardware next month. Congratulations to all the winners!

Also next month: Home electronics.

In This Issue

Dreams realized on west side

Dreams realized on west side

For many new home seekers, the choice of whether to buy within Calgary or one…

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Hailing heritage

Hailing heritage

Established in 1964, Janssen Homes continues to provide “a tradition of trust and a commitment…

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Hillside hideaway

Hillside hideaway

“Pride of ownership of the residents of Crestmont is amazing,” says Lori Masse, marketing manager…

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Hot Buttons

Hot Buttons

The design of your home is important to your daily lifestyle, and probably one of…

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