Designer Blog: How To Choose Your Closet Finish

Posted: January 30, 2015


Firstly, we’re pleased to announce that the Colour Your Closet promotion is back at Simple Spaces! From the beginning of February until the end of April, save when you upgrade your closet finish from white to Chocolate, Balsa or Bianca.

So how do you choose the best closet finish for your space? Of course it has to do with your personal taste and style, but we’ve asked Terry, a Senior Design Consultant here at Simple Spaces, to give us the low-down on what’s hot for closet finishes.

What is your role at Simple Spaces?

I am a Senior Design Consultant and Self-appointed Dream Realizer

Tell us a little bit about closet finishes.

We have several. Classic White, Balsa (crème), Chocolate with a faux wood grain finish, Bianca, which is our newest finish – it has a beautiful grain texture and color that allows you to pull from greys, whites, crèmes and browns and is uber versatile – and lastly our gorgeous BLiSS which has a Walnut faux wood grain finish and is truly as its name suggests.… Read More

Magic of Christmas

Posted: December 22, 2014


The spirit of Christmas is strong in Calgary this year. This year, we donated to Magic of Christmas, a local Calgary charity, and had a very special experience. Our own Wendy McAllister of Simple Spaces gives us a first hand account of her experience with the Magic of Christmas.

“Each year our production group collects and recycles metal from our shower doors, and we donate the monies collected to a local charity. This year we chose Magic of Christmas, a local non-denomination charity that is in its 31st year. Magic of Christmals is run by numerous volunteers who drive fully decorated City of Calgary Transit buses on Christmas Eve, along with fully dressed elves to deliver laughter, hugs, smiles, songs and gifts to nursing homes, patients and families in need.… Read More

Teddy Bear Toss 2014

Posted: December 12, 2014


This past Sunday was the 20th annual Petro-Canada Teddy Bear Toss game.

The Calgary Hitmen were showered with Teddy Bears from thousands of Calgarians showing their holiday spirit.

Not only is this a fun event for the whole family, but it’s for a good cause – all of the bears are donated to children who need them most.

Jay Pilon, our long time Senior Glass Installer represented our team at the Teddy Bear Toss.

He and his wife Stacey, along with their three kids, Sara, Austin and Ryley had a great time throwing Teddies!

If you havent seen the great video of all the teddy’s hitting the ice, watch it here

We’re so proud of how many Calgarians came out to donate to kids in need.… Read More

Boots, Coats and Hats, Oh My!

Posted: November 26, 2014


We’ve been holding off as long as possible, but now there’s no denying that winter has come to Calgary.

Many of us have spent the last few weeks digging out winter coats, boots, hats, scarves and mitts from storage, and maybe picking up a few new winter accessories in the process.

Living in a climate such as ours, any family can have a ton of winter gear – it keeps us cozy, but it can also cause a lot of clutterin the home.

We’ve put together our top tips and products for storing and organizing all of your winter gear. Hopefully these tips willhelp keep your home tidy, and give you more time to decorate for the holidays!


  1. Shoe Organizer For Mitts and Hats

This is an affordable and simple solution to cut the clutter – use a shoe holder in your hall closet to organize mitts, hats and other cozy gear.… Read More

5 Laundry Room Organization Tips

Posted: October 24, 2014


 For many of us, the laundry room seems to be in a constant state of chaos. It often gets neglected when we think about organizing our homes, even though its one of the areas where organization makes a huge difference. Imagine, not having to sort through piles of clothes, or deal with bulky ironing boards and drying racks – laundry would be a piece of cake!


We have some great tips on how to take some of the work out of “laundry day,” by making your laundry room tidy, organized and simple.


  1. Sort Clothes In Advance

Sorting out the whites, the delicates and the dry-cleaning can be one of the most time consuming and messy aspects of doing the laundry.… Read More

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