Igloo Prebuilt Blog
Your favourite TV shows will be airing those Xmas specials that you won’t want to miss. To make this easy for you we have created this handy reference for you and your family. There is definitely something here for every member of your family and for your whole family to enjoy together. Read more »
The prebuilt home has been around for a few hundred years. The Manning Portable Colonial Cottage, considered the industry’s frontrunner, was created in London in 1837 and used by British citizens emigrating to Australia. Australia, at that time, was experiencing a critical shortage of skilled labour and construction materials. Manning, seeing the opportunity, responded to this shortage by creating a simple, single storey, wooden structure that could be easily transported and erected with minimal additional labour. The ‘easy to transport’ feature was the key to Manning’s success as Australia’s transportation infrastructure was rudimentary, at best. Read more »
Remember last year when we showed you how to make Halloween stylish? Well this year we are going to show you how to be scary on a budget! With a bit of planning, a few dollars and a free weekend, you can turn your house into the Halloween all-star on the block. Read more »
For most parents, the transition from summer to fall is a welcome one; as much as you love your kids, it’s easier to get things accomplished when they’re sitting at a desk rather than getting underfoot. However, parents sometimes forget how much time and effort it takes to get the kids and the house ready for a seamless transition from those lazy summer days to the hustle-bustle that accompanies the school year. Read more »
Summer camps and family vacations are great ways to keep kids occupied for a week or two during the summer, but what about the rest of the time? If your children are starting to get to get a little bored (and maybe starting to drive you up the wall!) here are some fun activities to make the rest of the summer a breeze. Read more »
With dozens of festivals happening year-round, Edmonton truly is Canada’s Festival City. From avant garde theatre to outdoor concerts, food frenzies to cultural extravaganzas, at any given time there’s bound to be something happening in our fair city to suite your taste! Here’s a list of the top 5 festivals we’re most excited about this summer. Read more »
Our Design Centre Manager, Shannon Coleman has over 17 years of experience in residential interior design. On any given day you can find her working at full tilt doing everything from developing new colour pallets to helping clients make smart design choices for their home. So, on one of the rare occasions when Shannon actually took a break we snagged her for a quick chat about interior design. We asked her what inspires her, what trends she’s seeing, and even got some great tips on how to incorporate design trends into your home without breaking the budget. Here’s what she had to say…. Read more »
Winter can certainly be hard on us, but it can also be just as hard on our patios and decks. If your outdoor haven needs a fresh new look for summer, here are some easy tips to help you get started! Read more »
Cooking a typical weeknight night dinner becomes a true culinary experience with the addition of your own homegrown, flavorful herbs. Imagine the crisp, freshness of cilantro as you whip up a batch of salsa, or the heavenly scent of rosemary as it mingles with mouthwatering roast lamb. If these images are making you hungry, you should know that growing herbs is simple, inexpensive and a great way to avoid buying the expensive little jars or limp looking bunches at the supermarket. Read more »
Compost piles just seem to bring out the best in us. They allow us to be virtuous by keeping waste out of landfills, and thrifty because we can stop purchasing expensive commercial fertilizers. Even though these are very good reasons indeed, the very best reason is simple: composting provides a free, and constant source of the best possible nutrient rich fertilizer for all your home gardening projects. Read more »
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