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THE ZEN STYLE: Creating the Spa-Hotel Bathroom

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e spend a significant amount of time in the bathroom; this is a place where we wash away all the stress and worries of the day. What needs to be done in order to ensure maximal relaxation and a fantastic design as in spa-hotels? Below are some tips to provide some insight into the answer.

1. FUNCTIONALITY Carefully observe the interior of the bathroom and compare it with your individual tastes and vision of your future spa zone. Is there space for both a shower and a bathtub? If not, you can consider the 2-in1 option or give preference to either one. Perhaps you might even consider installing a television in the bathroom. Or would you rather the zest be a fireplace? Modern producers offer various models of bathtubs that come with built-in functions such as massage, illumination, or temperature regulation.

2. ACCOUNTING FOR THE LAYOUT FEATURES Regardless of the size of the bathroom, the main rule that you should follow when thinking about décor is to base your decisions on the layout. Perhaps, the interior is

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not of a proper shape or it has niches, windows, or protruding vent walls. Think about the ways you can transform the drawbacks into highlights to create a unique interior.

3. CHOOSING THE MATERIALS When choosing the furniture and the finish, orient yourself around practicality besides aesthetics. Give preference to natural, moisture-resistant, and pleasant textiles such as stone, waterproof wood, or ceramics.

4. STORAGE Do not forget to allocate a storage space for towels, robes, shampoos, masks, scrubs, and other accessories in your home spa. Wall cabinets, hooks, shelves, and niches can all be a great help.

5. ERGONOMICS Do not ignore the laws of ergonomics: nothing should disturb a relaxing atmosphere. Use the space optimally, but do not make it clustered. Consider the space that you have to work with; do not be hesitant to include compact furniture if the interior does not allow larger accessories.

6. LIGHTING Lighting is an essential component in relaxation, especially in a spa zone. In addition to

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central lighting, include local and peripheral. Give preference to soft and dispersing light.

7. COLOUR Choose the colours that are most effective in making you feel relaxed. The shades that will work are neutral, warm, or pastel tones of natural colours.

8. TEXTILES The ideal bathroom is unimaginable without comfortable and good quality textiles. Do not save on towels and robes, obtain a comfortable mat, and do not hesitate to choose natural materials.

9. ACCESSORIES Comfortable and functional accessories are essential in creating a home spa. Obtain baskets and organizers for stylish storage, beautiful dispensers for soaps and gels and add cozy decorative details.

10. AROMAS The final touch in the arrangement of the bathroom is – as in a true spa-hotel – the fragrance. Choose an aroma that you most associate with relaxation and a positive mood. Try to avoid synthetic odours; it is beneficial to choose natural odours. You can incorporate aroma lamps, candles and oils. Do not let anything hinder your relaxation!

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HOW TO USE DARK COLOURS IN THE INTERIOR

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new interior of the living room or kitchen with rich colours will become a real salvation for those who can no longer stand beige or white interiors in carefully diluted pastel tones and interspersed with occasional bright colours.

Using dark colours in the interior is a brave yet justified decision. If properly chosen, dark tones can make the living room comfortable and the kitchen stylish. “Dark” does not necessarily mean black. There are many other dark tones that effectively fulfill their function in the interior:

dark chocolate or graphite, a wine-red, the colour of the night sky or evening forest. You can choose the one that best suits you, as long as you keep in mind that a voluminous dark colour requires space. The room does not necessarily have to be the size of a banquet hall, but remember that dark tones can be treacherous: they will make a spacious interior look bigger but will make a small interior seem even smaller. Another general rule to be mindful of when incorporating dark colours in the interior is that there must be plenty of daylight. A large window, or better yet two, will effectively let daylight into the interior and will effectively highlight the décor. In such an interior, artificial lighting is bound to be complex; one chandelier will not be enough but several spot-like decorative lamps will add volume and dynamic to the room. It is important to know that you should not get absorbed in incorporating dark colours everywhere in the interior. If choosing a dark green for the walls of the living room, make the ceiling light and the furniture in a bright, contrasting tone. For the dark colour of the walls to be justified, combine it with shades that best accentuate and emphasize the nobility of the density of the colour. For example, a wood-brown and graphite will emphasize the nobility of steel or the richness of a yellow tone. A thick, muffled blue can work in bright tandem with a passionate scarlet or create a warm and cold harmony with orange shades. Choose your combinations based on the mood that you want to create in the interior. Rich tones are best used in the bedroom or in the hallway as a background for works of art. For example, dark blue in combination with a nature-brown will create the feeling of calmness and pacification – an interesting option for the bedroom. If you are interested in the idea of having a dark background in the interior but you are unsure of what to choose, try to steadily introduce dark tones to your home; starting with the décor and furniture. For example, purchase a designer sofa or organize the picture frame in a new way. Do not be afraid to experiment!

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DOES YOUR HOME NEED A HEALTHY HOME MAKEOVER?

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hink about the first home you bought. Was it new or was it an older home? Chances are it wasn’t a brand-new house you had built just for you. Maybe it was, and you went and bought (or brought) all brand-new furniture or older sentimental pieces and furnished your new home. Regardless of how you did it, moving day was exciting and rightfully so. Moving day is the act of taking a house and turning it into our home. We don’t start to think of what’s in the air we are breathing in our home until we start seeing mold growing around the windows and all the dust in the air when the sun shines in. But if you think about it, you’ve been breathing in all those toxins since move-in day. Let’s backtrack to what has caused this.

We purchase a house. One week before move-in day, we go in and paint the walls with a fresh coat of paint. On move-in day, we lay our modern and large area rug across our brand-new living room floor and furnish the beds in our new bedrooms with fluffy and warm duvets. We throw brightly coloured pillows onto our couches and then bring in our modern appliances; the stove, refrigerator, large screen television, and coffee maker. We then install high-speed internet so that we can connect that smart TV and programmable coffee maker to our smartphones because we want convenience. We hang cherished memories of people and places we love on our freshly painted walls, and finally, we cohabitate with our pets because we love them. And when we’ve done this; when move-in day is finished, we say we’ve taken a house and turned it into a home.

But did we? Let’s revisit the story to see what perhaps is not so evident at the first telling. We purchased a house. One week before move-in day, we went in and painted every single wall of that house with new paint - that contained VOCs, Volatile Organic Compounds - some of the most dangerous molecules on the face of the earth. We laid

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down our dust-filled, yet large, area rug in our brand-new living room and spread a mite-ridden, yet fluffy, duvet over our beds.

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We then arranged our noxious, combustible by-product-emitting, yet modern, natural gas stove in our kitchen. As if that wasn’t enough, we installed EMF-emitting modems and routers throughout the house to ensure that we remain connected to the dangers of every smart device we own.

A room by room toxin screening, where we look for sources of chemical emissions like furniture, bedding, and air vent registers, provides you with the information you need to make healthy choices for your home or office. We do a furnace healthy check and even change your furnace filter for free during our visit!

We displayed our most cherished memories of our loved ones and the places we’ve been with them on the freshly painted walls, almost as if we were trying to cover up the horror of what we’ve just really done. And finally, we cuddle with our pets and the colourful, yet dander-filled couch pillows in completely comfortable, yet ignorant, bliss. Brutal, isn’t it? Now that you see these flaws and horrific truths, how do you fix them? How can we make our homes into a safe and healthy environment? Healthy Home Makeovers has the solutions; we will teach you how you can create a healthy and safe environment in your home or workplace with our Healthy Home Assessments.

What’s a Healthy Home Assessment? Our healthy home design team will visit your home or office. We’ll spend 60-90 minutes on site with you and conduct a multipoint physical inspection, test the quality of your air and water, test for electro-magnetic fields, and provide you with a report on our findings. We’ll even give you our tools to walk through your space to see the meter readings for yourself, as we do a room by room walk through to gauge the air quality throughout your home! Our comprehensive water testing kits allow the healthy home assessor to determine the quality of your tap water right from your kitchen sink. We look at the total dissolved solvent (TDS), iron, pH, chlorine, hardness, precipitation, and the soap test for water clarity. Do you live near a water or cell tower? Dirty electricity could be creating dangerous electro-magnetic fields in your home – even if you don’t have Wi-Fi.

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ARCANE STYLES IN THE INTERIOR

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ot all interior styles are destined to become popular, or perhaps their time has simply not yet come. Perhaps you will find the embodiment of the home of your dreams among these styles!

ADIRONDACK This style is named after the Adirondack Mountain located near the border between the US and Canada. William Durant was the first to use this style in his projects. He was inspired by the natural materials and colours of this geographical area and transferred them into interiors. Adirondack is more suitable for the design of country rather than city homes. This style implies a grand scale: high ceilings, massive walls, stone columns, and ceiling beams. A necessary detail is a tall fireplace. It is unlikely that such a fireplace will fit in an apartment; here, you can only incorporate elements and colours of this style which limits the overall impression. The foundational materials are unprocessed stone and the bark of wood. The colour gamma includes all shades of nature such as green, brown, beige, and accents of blue, mint, yellow, gold and dark red. The furniture is made from wood species growing in the mountains. However, tables, chairs and beds should not look rough; they are often decorated with carvings and incrustations. Soft, classical furniture is appropriate and elegant in this style as it will effectively contrast with the rough, natural finish. The fabrics used in this interior can be expensive, colourful, and embroidered.

BEIDERMEIER “Beidermeier,” in translation, means “simple-minded Mr. Mayor.” The name was borrowed from the pseudonym of the German poet Ludwig Eichrodt, under which he printed epigrams in magazines. This style is considered an offshoot of Romanticism and a follower of the “empire” style. However, its name is not accidental; this style is truly more “simple-minded.” It is simplified for everyday life – warm and cozy. If you want to arrange your home in the classic mood but are trying to avoid coldness and pomposity, take a closer look at Beidermeier. The secret of this style is a classic interior that is adapted for apartments and cozy for living.

The décor incorporates large mirrors in heavy golden frames, chests, baskets, and hunting trophies. The styles that are related to the Adirondack are chalet, rustic, and country. However, all of them differ in that they

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are simpler. The secret of this style is a combination of rough, natural materials and fine details that are indicative of a high status.

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MIRROR FURNITURE

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irror furniture – or, furniture made from mirrors – is the epitome of originality, luxury, and depth. Functional objects turn into works of art, reflecting the rest of the interior. People do not buy mirror furniture just because they need furniture in general but rather when they experience a need for something special. Experts in this fashionable trend admit that searching for mirror furniture becomes a veritable safari where the excitement of the hunt is equal to the rapture of having the trophy in your possession. This is why it is so easy to fall in love with mirror furniture. The range of these “trohpies” both in terms their function and aesthetic is tremendous. Nevertheless, they have a common element: their exquisite shape and luxurious feel regardless of their style. Despite the fact that the price of mirrorfinished pieces is considerably higher than similar furniture made from alternative materials, mirror furniture continues to gain popularity. There are many reasons for this: • The outline of this type of furniture seems to blend into the surrounding; thus the furniture never looks heavy regardless of the dimensions; • The space surrounding the furniture becomes visually unlimited – due to the reflection of daylight or artificial lighting; • By being a real mirror, this furniture reflects colour accents of the room; replicating them and making the interior even more harmonious; • Even one piece of furniture – a chest, bed, or coffee table – finished in mirrored glass raises the level of the interior décor by adding an element of luxury. The history of mirror furniture goes back to the Venetian masters who became pioneers in uncovering the secret of creating ideally reflecting surfaces. However, the popularity of furniture made of mirrored glass started in earnest only with the beginning of the Art Deco era. Today, some of the pieces made during the first thirty years of the 20th century fetch enormous prices at auctions. Even newly manufactured mirror furniture, though not cheap, is affordable for middleclass homeowners. Some people buy it second-hand even though adepts of extrasensory theories contend that a mirror that used to belong to someone else may bring negative energy into your home. If you are one of such believers

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THE BASKET AS A DÉCOR ELEMENT

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basket can be much more than just the means of carrying objects. It may be an excellent decor element while still retaining its functionality. The basket introduces warmth and softness to your décor while hiding what there is to hide. You can use it as storage for items of any size and texture. Baskets come in the widest variety, from the smallest boxes to huge woven containers, of all shapes, materials, colours, and types of weaving. When using more than one basket in the same room, try to stick to the same material and colour, even though their sizes can vary. Baskets are the best for keeping small items or magazines. In a smaller size bathroom, baskets may serve to visually enhance the space. You can use nicely decorated baskets to keep documents and other tools of trade in your home office. Children tend to be more motivated to clean up their rooms when baskets are used as storage as well as accessories. Baskets for children’s rooms are usually decorated in a way to appeal to the young inhabitants of your house. A large woven basket used as a hamper can be left visible and serve as an additional décor element, besides its practical use. Baskets are great to store anything! They can also be used as pure accessories in home décor – just fill them with dry flowers or picturesque artificial fruits and leave at a prominent place. There is no limit to using the basket in decorating your home – it’s all up to your taste and imagination.

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MINOR INVESTMENT, MAJOR PAY-OFF: How a Professional Stylist can boost your Home’s Value

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ome things are best left to the professionals. Styling a home particularly if you’re planning to sell it in the near future - is one of those things. Granted, you can probably do a completely satisfactory job of staging your home yourself, but especially in a competitive housing market, “satisfactory” won’t get you over-asking. Remember: you have only one chance to make a great first impression – so make it count.

This leads us to another obvious benefit to working with a professional stylist: their extensive inventory of furniture and accessories will enable you to showcase your home from the best angle. Then there are some not-so-obvious benefits to working with a professional. A real-

deal decorator is trained to notice things that you may not see. This is, after all, what we do. Particularly if you’ve lived in the same home (with the same style) for a long time, it can be difficult to objectively judge the place for yourself. In these cases, it’s always beneficial to get a professional stylist’s perspective.

Part of being a professional home stylist or stager is being aware of current décor trends and perhaps even anticipating them. This ensures that your home is aesthetically timely and showcases trends with staying power. Another part of the job is understanding wide appeal. The more inviting your home looks to a wider group of potential homebuyers, the better your chances are at a quick and lucrative sale. You might think that staying on top of the trends can get pricey, and it certainly might, if you had to buy all of the furnishings and accessories outright. However, if you work with a stylist, you can enjoy the latest and greatest décor (though temporarily), with the minimal investment of the stylist’s fee.

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Once those “imperfections” have been identified, your stylist can be a goldmine to help get them fixed. Most professional stylists partner with reliable trades that they trust and can vouch for. Beyond that, a professional may even have access to discounts for being a regular customer - savings that can be passed on to you. Do-it-yourself

decorators simply don’t get that valuable recommendation, or the discount!

ensure that the homeowners meet their own goals in the process.

Professional stylists have a few objectives that they work towards on every job. The first one is an eye-catching and functional interior. The other part of their job is to keep tabs on the budget and timeline to

Some people simply aren’t graced with the gift of great style. Whether you plan to put your home on the market, or live there and enjoy your new-found favourite, a little professional help can go a long way.

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HOME-STAGING: The Secrets of Quick Sales

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ello, I am Natalia Slobidker!

I am a professional full-time realtor; I specialize in real estate pre-sales, sales strategy development and keeping real estate transaction risks at a minimum. My mission: minimum stress – maximum benefit, in any real estate transaction.

Home-staging is the professional preparation of real estate for sale. The sweet spot between consumer psychology, interior design and the mastery of the art of real estate is much like a science of its own. The goal of staging is to sell your real estate while maximizing the speed of the sale and the price with a minimal amount of time, money and effort spent. For starters, here are some statistics: in 2012, RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) inspected 89 houses which, on average, lasted 166 days on the market until the owners despaired and called a professional home stager. On average, these houses were sold 32 days after they were professionally prepared – that is 81% less time spent on the market!!!

interior comfortable for you and your loved ones. This interior may be cozy and of top quality but for one reason or another, potential buyers do not feel the urge to snatch up the offer.

But there are also common rules for any region, so let me start with those.

which you live and a house which you sell are two separate houses. Throughout my entire career, only once did I encounter a house that could be put up on the market without changing a thing. The woman who lived there was an artist and interior designer without sentiment towards objects (read: passion to piling mounds of useless things which clutter my and your homes alike).

The sale of a house and the following move is a great reason to go through everything that has piled up and either throw away, donate or gift the things you have been keeping “just in case”. If the year had not presented such a case thus far, then it is likely that you do not actually need the item.

THE FIRST AND KEY RULE I always tell my clients that a house in IS TO DECLUTTER.

In all other cases, the houses or apartments needed to be adjusted to an idealized standard for the typical buyer in the region where it is being sold. Naturally, it is necessary to consider the specifics of the region. Home-staging for a downtown condominium will differ greatly from home-staging in Woodbridge, which, in turn, will differ from Markham.

If it is hard to part with acquired items anyway, then pack them into boxes and put them in storage if you have space. If not, then it would be reasonable to rent a storage space for the time being that you are selling. It is cheap and extremely effective. A home with fewer items looks more spacious; the space makes it easier to breathe freely and so, naturally, a potential buyer is more likely to appreciate it. DINING ROOM IN USE

Nine of them were sold with multiple offers pending. Can you guess why? Maurice’s firm’s inspection revealed that almost 60% of buyers make their decision after having only considered ten homes. A correctly presented home makes it to the potential buyer’s list, thereby increasing its chances of sales. The same inspection claims that almost 80% of people are ready to pay more for a home where they can just move in without doing anything. This is the so-called move-in-ready house. A professional home stager will help you attain this too. So then, what is the mystery of this beast called home-staging? The need often comes up to sell your house or apartment where you had created the

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THE COFFEE TABLE

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ractically no home that has a living room can be without its traditional fixture – a coffee table. The variety of styles this essential piece of furniture comes in is mind-boggling. You can choose a coffee table that will become the centerpiece of your living room that grabs attention with its colour or unusual style, or make it blend with the rest of the furniture in the room.

CHOOSING BY THE FUNCTION If all you need a coffee table for is for it to serve as a place to have drinks and hors-d’oeuvres, coffee or tea, you can buy a functional simple model with wheels that will be easy to move out of the way when not needed. If you want it to hold an array of magazines and books, choose the model with an addi-

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tional shelf for holding the printed matter while the surface will be free so you can put your current reading materials on it. Today’s coffee tables can be unfolded to accommodate more people or have cabinets for keeping toys and other bits and pieces.

much thicker and stronger than a windowpane. Nevertheless, be careful about buying a glass coffee table for the home with small children or large pets. Metal tables are heavy and fit only certain decorative styles.

Whatever you requirements are you can find a model to satisfy them.

Cork tables are beautiful but susceptible to moisture.

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The shape of your coffee table can be round or square, oblong or triangular, or even a polygon.

There is probably no material in the world that is not used for making a coffee table, all by itself or in combination with something else. Wooden tables are classic and easy to care for but they are susceptible to moisture, and a heavy object sitting on a wooden table permanently could leave deep dents. Glass tables are very aesthetically pleasing, and the tempered glass used in them is

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Choosing a coffee table is not difficult – just make sure that it matches its surroundings in colour, texture, and shape. A good coffee table is the one that is pleasing to the eye, easy to care for, and presents no problems in using it. Do not bypass this piece of furniture that serves to make the look of your living room complete.

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THE “SMARTEST” HOME UPGRADE OF ALL: Smart Home Automation by Kate Davidson

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s a designer, I witness many trends come and go. Currently, one of the hottest home upgrades that we incorporate for our clients is a smart home automation system and in my opinion, this trend is definitely here to stay. Due to its convenience, customization, and undeniable comfort, technology is something homeowners simply cannot do without. With a smart home automation system, you can control your home systems with the touch of a button on your smart phone or tablet and give voice commands to Google, “Alexa,” and “Siri.” Millennials are a huge segment of the home-buying market. They are big users of integrated technology, using apps on their phone more and more often. That connectivity will continue to grow in the coming years, and they will want their home to be as connected as everything else in their life. They will see value when they look at a ready-to-go connected home. Millennials comprise a huge portion of the home-buying market. They also happen to be frequent users of integrated technology and increasingly rely on phone apps on a daily basis. This connectivity will continue to grow in the coming years, and this generation will want their home to be as connected as other aspects in their lives. They will see value in a ready-to-go, connected home.

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE DIFFERENT COMPONENTS OF A SMART HOME: Lighting: For a relatively low investment, you can achieve high-impact returns by automating your lighting. Program your exterior lights to glow at dusk, your interior lights to flip

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on at 5:15 p.m., and enjoy the warmth of an illuminated home without the high utility bill. If you want to save more on the bottom line, you can set lighting to run at 80 per cent of its normal intensity, translating into energy and cost savings without skipping a beat. The best products come in a wide range of colours and finishes.

Temperature: Your thermostat is another Internet-connected system that you can run in an “efficient” mode while you’re out of the home, and either turn up the heat or the AC 20 minutes before you are due to arrive at home, depending on the season and your preferences.

It’s been proven that simply by lowering your shades in the heat of the day can dramatically reduce your energy consumption and your utility bills. However, you’re not always home during peak times. The problem can be solved by integrating smart shades into your smart home system. Automate it, or simply flip the switch on your smart phone when you’re on the go.

Smart Security: A smart lighting system allows you to schedule lighting “scenes” at strategic times to create the illusion that someone’s home. Your door bell rings? You can actually use your smart system to receive an alert and see who’s there and even speak to the visitor, without ever opening your door – or physically being home. Further, you can always live-stream a view of your home or office.

Jordan Hermant, a representative from Zentertainment – a smart home integrator company – emphasizes how important it is that everything works together. He says, “Instead of automating your lighting, and using an app, then automating your thermostat and using an app, then adding cameras and using another app...an automation system like Control4 is one app that covers everything. Learn it once and use it for everything.” It wasn’t long ago that voice commands and automation were the stuff of scifi movies. Today’s smart home systems prove that the future’s here, and it’s awesome. Ultimately, it’s about improving your quality of life, and making your home work as hard as you do.

Kate Davidson is a Designer and the Principal of Kate + Co. Design inc. For more than a decade this firm has focused on being a multi-disciplinary interior design firm providing complete residential and commercial design services throughout Toronto, the GTA, and North America. They are known and respected for envisioning and creating stylish, adaptable, and liveable spaces.

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- you cannot place them under direct sunlight as the paint will quickly be damaged and the decorative effect will no longer be prominent - the paints or materials that the plants are made of may smell unpleasantly or toxically - it is susceptible to damage – of course, it is possible to glue together broken pieces but the result will not be the same Artificial plants can be used as an easy way to decorate various events such as business meetings, celebrations, or banquets. In addition, they are being used more often in the home. The range of choice is also very large – vines, hanging plants, potted plants for shelves, bushes and trees for the floor, decorative leaves and petals – much like the possibilities of real plants. It is very difficult to distinguish an artificial plant from a real one at first glance. They are made with high quality to be effective elements of décor in the interior. Where does the list end? There is no point in discussing the price of artificial and real plants as it greatly varies. However, keep in mind that a real plant is always changing; it grows, lets out new roots, acquires leaves and petals, blossoms, and then the leaves turn yellow and the plant prepares for hibernation. This may also be a way of communicating to us that it is unwell as the plant always speaks to us but sometimes, we are unable to grasp the meaning. An artificial plant will not go through these metamorphose and will never lose its beauty.

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re artificial plants in the home a matter of fashion or necessity? Consider the following situation: you love the sight of plants but do not enjoy caring for them, yet you still desire the comfort they bring to the home. Such a scenario is very realistic and common. What is the solution? This is where artificial plants and flowers step in to help.

- the apartment is always clean – there are no issues with broken pots, spilled dirt, or dry leaves

THE PROS OF ARTIFICIAL PLANTS ARE RATHER CLEAR:

HOWEVER, THERE ARE ALSO CONS:

- no need to water, fertilize, re-plant, and provide light – overall, there is no complex caring process

- nonetheless, some kind of care is still required – you need to remove dust and periodically wash the plants

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- there is no fear that your child or pet will accidently poison themselves in an attempt to taste the plant – remember that some plants are in fact poisonous - conserves space on shelves and other such places to a certain degree

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Real plants are ecological. The field of visual ecology assures that the colour green in combination with a smooth arrangement of plants pleasantly affects the eye, relieves stress, fatigue, and the tension resulting from geometric creations we are surrounded by every day. Every live plant, whether decorative or not, is source of not only ions but also oxygen. In this way, they contribute to making the air fresh, ridding it of unwanted smells, dust, and other toxic substances. Moreover, live plants contribute to improving the microclimate in the interior and constantly interact with the surrounding environment without being destroyed but rather restored with energy. What conclusion can be drawn from this? What is the better choice in the interior, live or artificial plants? You decide! We wish you luck in your decision!

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compacted, you’re ready to start laying your patio floor. Of course, either a deck or a patio will end up with some accumulation of dirt and mildew. However, a patio can take a good power washing or scrubbing better than a wooden deck. With repeated cleanings, the finish of the deck will quickly disintegrate, which leads to increased maintenance.

DECKS LOOK: Many people prefer the look of a deck over a patio. It adds architectural interest to a backyard.

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o create the perfect outdoor living space in your backyard, you have to decide whether it should be a patio or a deck. Both are great options, but let us look at the pros and cons of each. If you are planning a do-it-yourself job, a stone patio will be much easier to create. The vast majority of decks are constructed with pressure-treated Southern yellow pine, but you can also opt for more durable wood species such as redwood or cedar. Non-wood products such as engineered vinyl decking and plastic composites are also available, and they are growing in popularity due to the ease of maintenance. You can expect to spend about $15 per square foot for Southern yellow pine and about $30 per square foot for redwood, including installation. Composite decking is slightly more expensive at about $30 to $35 per square foot. “Do-it-yourselfers” can save a significant amount of money. Plan to spend about $1.50 to $5 per square foot for planks and $4-$6 per square foot for joists and posts, as estimated by This Old House. Now look at the patio. With a relatively simple pattern, making a patio can be much simpler for the average “do-it-yourselfer.” Obviously, the squarer the pattern, the fewer cuts are necessary. This makes for a fairly straightforward installation process that can be done over a weekend or two.

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RESALE VALUE: Even if you sell your home a few months after building the deck, you’re likely to get a large chunk of that investment back in the sale price. IDEAL FOR UNEVEN TERRAIN: If your backyard is sloped or uneven, installing a deck is usually a better choice. There is no extensive ground or grading work to do; the posts can simply be cut to different heights.

There are several different types of patio materials, including plain concrete (most affordable; requires almost no maintenance); stamped concrete (embedded with a pattern and color to mimic the look of natural stone; affordable); concrete patio pavers (manufactured concrete stones that interlock to mimic the look of natural stone; more expensive); real stone (most durable and most expensive); brick (affordable and easy to install). The price of a patio depends on the material you choose. Regular concrete costs about $5 per square foot, while stamped concrete costs $8 to $12 per square foot. Brick costs about $7 to $8 per square foot. Concrete patio pavers cost $10 to $20 per square foot, and natural stone costs $15 to $30 per square foot. All prices include installation so it will be much less expensive if you do it yourself. Also, you will have to pay extra for any leveling or groundwork that is required prior to installation. With a deck, you must first set your concrete footings and then build up from there. For a patio, you do have to excavate in order to level the ground, but concrete mixing shouldn’t be necessary. Just dig down several inches, add the proper gravel base and then compact with a vibrating compactor you can rent for the weekend. Next, top with builder’s sand and compact again. Once everything is completely level and

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MAINTENANCE: Pressure-treated wood needs to be stained or sealed about every two years. Left untreated, the deck could fade and rot. Redwood and engineered vinyl products require less maintenance, but are more expensive upfront. COST: Unless you choose a high-end patio material such as natural stone, decks tend to be more expensive. PERMITS: Some cities and towns demand that you obtain a permit before building a deck.

PATIOS Installing a patio is generally less expensive than building a deck that covers the same amount of space. MAINTENANCE: No sanding, staining or sealing is required. Occasional sealing will make a patio more durable, but you do not have to tackle the project on an annual basis. NO PERMITS: Unless you are planning to build a second-story patio (which requires decking anyway) you won’t need a permit. MAY REQUIRE WEEDING: Weeds will grow between the joints of concrete pavers, bricks, or natural stone. You will have to apply a weed killer on a regular basis and pull any remaining weeds. PRONE TO CRACKS: A concrete slab will eventually crack, requiring repairs or even replacement.

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n the pursuit of beauty and the latest trends, it is difficult to keep the apartment from turning into a dust magnet. It is worthwhile to try to avoid some popular design options, or at least not to use them all at the same time. We all dream to achieve a look for our home worthy of a place on the cover of a magazine. Unfortunately, we tend to forget that we create an interior not only to admire, but also to live in. What interior solutions are not suitable for real life and cause inconveniences? Let’s figure it out together.

1. OPEN KITCHEN SHELVES On images, open kitchen shelves look amazing but in real life this idea does not work so well. You will understand this

when you will have to wash the dishes prior to every meal.

2. A MAGNETIC STRIP FOR KITCHEN KNIVES This option is likely convenient in the kitchen of a restaurant; the knives have to be readily available at any second. But in the home, it is different. Knives belong in cupboards; it is comfortable, practical and safe.

3. RAILINGS It seems that the pendant kitchenware decorates the interior and is easy to use, but it will also collect grease and soot. You will spend a long time trying to clean every screw and hook.

4. OPEN BOOKSHELVES First of all, such a display is unfavourable for the books that will collect dust and dampness. Secondly, this option will require a lot of effort from you to clean, especially if you have a large home library. A glass cabinet is the ideal option.

5. ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS An artificial flower in the interior is no novelty. They are as beautiful and mysterious as the living ones. The main mystery, however, is how so much dust accumulates in their petals.

6. A MULTITUDE OF PILLOWS We know that the more bright pillows there are on the bed, the more luxurious it seems. However, we also know that these pillows attract a large amount of dust.

7. HEAVY CURTAINS AND DRAPERIES These are definitely effective at blocking out sound and sunlight, but they are also effective at collecting dust. It is quite difficult to clean them; perhaps you can consider blinds or lighter curtains?

8. A SOFT HEAD OF THE BED The same problem arises in this case as with the pillows and curtains, except that you will not be able to take the head of the bed to the dry cleaners.

9. A HANGER WITH CLOTHES ON DISPLAY Using your wardrobe as a décor element is an original and unique option. But what does it lead to? That’s right, to dust!

10. A TALL CABINET Using a stepladder every time you need to clean the dust off a surface at an altitude of more than two meters is a dubious pleasure. Built-in closets that go up to the ceiling or a chest of drawers will help avoid this problem.

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Asking: $

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799,000

Bedrooms: 3, Washrooms: 4

2 Wyndham Circ., Georgina ON L0E 1R0 For More Pictures Visit:

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This Spacious And Welcoming 4 Bdrm Detached Home Boasts Loads Of Upgrades W/9Ft Ceilings, Crown Moulding, Wainscoting, Pot Lights, Smooth Ceilings Throughout, California Shutters, Hardwood On Main & Gas Stove W/Built-In Pot Filler. The Open Concept Is Perfect For Entertaining. Enjoy A Warm Fireplace In The Winter & Wonderful Bbqs In Summer On Your Large Interlock Patio. This Desirable Premium Corner Lot Will Not Last! Taxes: $4,746.99 /2017

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Lot Size: 45.34 x 125.57 Feet

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Basement: Unfinished

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PARKING: Indoor Pkg $20,000, Outdoor Pkg $10,000 MAINTENANCE: $0.52 per square foot TAXES: As per the Town of Georgina, approx. 1.13%. OCCUPANCY: Commencing October 2018 The South Shore’s inspired collection of contemporary suite designs are filled with elegant features and finishes and are built to the LEED Gold standards. The bright, spacious interiors are sure to impress with soaring ceilings. Large windows offer magnificent views of the incomparable Lake Simcoe waterfront setting and invite the outdoors into the open concept space. The luxurious master provides a secluded retreat with a lavish ensuite, large walk-in closet and more.

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Bedrooms: 3, Washrooms: 1

41 Benfrisco Cres.,Toronto, Ontario M1H 1N2

Pride Of Ownership. Detached Home Situated In A High Demand Neighbourhood And On A Very Quiet Crescent. It Has 3 Bedrooms. A Spacious Backyard. This Home Has A Lot Of Potential. Walking Distance To Ttc, Many Stores, Park And Excellent Schools. Minutes To Hwy 401. Excellent Location.

KINGSWAY REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE 8 Weldrick Rd. West, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3T8 Tel: 905-883-3436, Fax: 905-787-8666 anez2014@gmail.com

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, $578

Toronto, Yonge St. / Hwy 401 Materials

Bedrooms:2, Washroom:2, Parkings:1

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Hood Rd

Denison St

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Condo For Sale Vaughan, Jane St & Hwy 7 Bedrooms:2, Washroom:2, Parkings:1 Kingsway Real Estate Brokerage 8 Weldrick Rd. West, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3T8 Tel: 905-883-3436, Fax: 905-787-866

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Bedrooms: 3, Washrooms: 2 Great Bright 3 Bedroom+Big Sun Room. Good Maintained Corner Unit, Full Size Laundry Ensuite. Laminate Floor Throughout , Beautiful View From Balcony, Great Location Of Don Mills/Sheppard, Step To Fairview Mall, Don Mills Subway, Schools ,Community Centres . Easy Access To Hwy 401& 404. All Utilities Included.

Taxes: $1,381.00 /2017 Apx Sqft:1200-1399 Maintenance: $740.41

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Rarely Available 3 Br Corner Unit With Huge Balcony Wrapped Around The Unit. This Bright & Spacious Apartment Is Beautifully Renovated With Quality Materials. Modern Kitchen W/Quartz Counter-Top, All Newer S/S Appliances, Renovated Bathrooms, New Laminate Floors. All Flat Ceilings. Excellent Building In Great Prestigious Neighbourhood. Steps To Go Transit, Viva Bus, Shopping, Clinic, Close To Park. Free Orchard Club Membership. Price To Sell. Do Not Miss It!!

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Taxes: $2,132.40 /2018

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