Ex­perts on hand to an­swer ques­tions at the Reno Show

Calgary Sun - Homes - - Homes - Myke Thomas CALGARYSUN

The Calgary Ren­o­va­tion Show is live this week­end at the BMO Cen­tre on Stam­pede Park, fea­tur­ing a full lineup of lo­cal ex­perts to help you make the right ren­o­va­tion de­ci­sions.

One of those ex­perts is BILD Calgary Re­gion’s Gary Sharp, di­rec­tor of ren­o­va­tor ser­vices, guid­ing home­own­ers through the many com­po­nents to con­sider when plan­ning to ren­o­vate or build a new home, mak­ing it eas­ier to know where to be­gin. Sharp is on the main stage on Satur­day at 3 p.m. and Sun­day at noon.

Also on hand will be Jennifer Crack, cus­tomer co­or­di­na­tor, plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment from the City of Calgary, who will speak to a hot topic in Calgary — se­condary suites.

The suites al­low home­own­ers to boost their in­come, pay their mort­gage faster and pro­vide safe, af­ford­able hous­ing op­tions while max­i­miz­ing ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture. Home­own­ers con­sid­er­ing rent­ing out an ex­ist­ing suite or build­ing a new suite should have The City of Calgary at the top of their list, says Crack.

“We want home­own­ers to feel em­pow­ered to ask the right ques­tions and have the tools to be able to man­age their own projects and know where their lim­its may lie,” she says.

Crack will ex­plain the nec­es­sary steps to op­er­at­ing a se­condary suite, from start to fin­ish and an­swer­ing ques­tions, in a few sim­ple steps in two pre­sen­ta­tions: ‘Avoid­ing pit­falls in your ren­o­va­tion — tips and tricks for a smooth and safe DIY’ on Satur­day at 5 p.m. and ‘Suites, From Start to Fin­ish’ on Sun­day at 2 p.m.

The Ren­o­va­tion Show at BMO Cen­tre runs each day this week­end from noon to 6 p.m.

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