The 2024 Calgary Renovation Show is this weekend! And guess who’s speaking on the main stage?

(Spoiler alert, it’s me!)

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I’ll be sharing on topics including joy, positivity, and productivity in design. To say I’m excited is an understatement. 

As excited as I am for this weekend, I was equally as honoured to sit down with the kind folks at the Calgary Eyeopener podcast for a quick chat on what type of home renos give you the best bang for your buck.  

It’s a nice, easy listen at just under seven minutes, and you can check it out right now!

For a quick summary of my interview with Calgary Eyeopener, keep scrolling. 

Which Home Renos Give You the Best ROI?


It depends. 

If you’re looking to sell right away, go with your kitchen and bathrooms. These are the spaces that potential buyers are expecting to be ‘wowed’ by and where they are going to have the easiest time picturing their life in the home. These are also the areas that look outdated the fastest. 

There’s also a difference between renovations that add “perceived” value and “actual” value to your home. But you’ll have to tune in to get those hot tips 😉

My House is “On Trend” So it Should Sell Quickly, Right?

Maybe. But they are called trends for a reason. They change–often. What was cool five years ago might not be the case anymore. 

It also depends on where you live and “who” the buyers are in your area. That’s why it’s always a great idea to consult with your realtor or a professional, experienced home stager. They know the market, know what’s “in”, and know how to give your home the best curb appeal. 

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Book your staging consultation with Unshelf Design!   

Pop by Unshelf Design’s booth at the Calgary Renovation Show at the BMO Centre from January 12-14! 

(We’ll even have a working fireplace set up so you can warm your hands 🥳)

Big thanks to Calgary Eyeopener for the chat. See you all this weekend! 

Need to talk to an expert about an upcoming reno? Schedule a design consultation with Unshelf today!