August 2007 | Issue 20 Cover

August 2007 | Issue 20

Editor's Message

Whew! Hot enough for ya?

After a super-hot month of July, there’s no better way to cool down than a quick dip in the pool. What’s even better is if that pool is in your very own back yard. And we’re not talking the inflatable variety here, folks. We mean the real thing. In fact, you might be surprised at just how popular built-in swimming pools, both indoor and outdoor, are becoming here in Calgary. Slip into your swimsuit and join us as we visit some Calgarians who really know how to beat the heat!

Our August edition also sees us seeking expert advice on a couple of other timely topics—trees and hedges. What trees grow best in Calgary? What options does your builder give you and what will you have to go get yourself? What kind of shrub makes the best hedge?

On the interior side of things, we go shopping for occasional tables. So, what’s an occasional table, you ask? Well, it might be easier to say what it’s not: it’s not a coffee table, end table or kitchen or dining room table. It’s those taller, funkier tables that go against walls and behind sofas and under windows. Check out the photo focus on pages 42 – 44 and you’ll see what we mean.

For the ‘profiles’ portion of the magazine, we’ve turned our attention north, exploring the Apex community of Kincora, while our featured builder is family-friendly Stepper Custom Homes.

The Designer’s Choice floor plan of the month continues as is for this month, with an added twist coming in the Fall—we’ll be selling it.  So if you really want to give your new show homes some extra exposure, give us a call.

Of course highlighting the editorial this month, and every month, right in the middle of the magazine, are the show home tours. This time around we’ve outdone ourselves, visiting gorgeous show homes from Baywest, Cedarglen and Excel, as well as the Shane Kinsmen Children's Hospital Lotto homes.

Looking for a new home in Calgary? We’re your best source.

Looking for some mortgage advice? We’ve got it. Tips on trees?

That’s us. Interior design ideas? Yup, you guessed it, we’re your best source for that too. Put it all together, and you’ve got New Home Living, Calgary’s Number One new home lifestyle magazine.

Coming next month in our September edition: Wine racks and rooms.

In This Issue

In the swim of things

In the swim of things

When I was kid there was a family on our street that had a pool…

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Its about choices

Its about choices

Whether it’s decided in advance when a community is planned, or the choice is left…

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The Buckingham II

The Buckingham II

Carma’s latest neighbourhood, located in the well-established community of West Dover, presents single-family estate homes…

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The not-so-wild southwest

The not-so-wild southwest

Excel’s two show homes, the Sierra II and Eldorado, offer a little something for all…

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