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CONTENTS FEATURES

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 COVER STORY A look inside designer Melissa Davis’s west-end Toronto condo

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 DESIGN GUIDE Design essentials that maximize resale value

ROUND THE HOUSE 52 AOrganization starts in the mudroom

DEPARTMENTS FROM THE EDITORIAL 8  DIRECTOR Happy at home

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COAST RENOVATION 44 WA EST Vancouver townhouse

12 NEWSWORTHY Industry news and events FINDS 17 HOME Clever clutter cures and

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 INSIDE DESIGN A kitchen reno doubles up on space and storage capacity

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 DESIGN/BUILD EXPERT Updating aging twostorey homes in the GTA

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FROM THE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

when ENOUGH

We look forward to hearing from you and welcome your feedback. Do you have a reno or decor question for our team of experts? Email editorial@renoanddecor.com

As I look at the monster homes going up in the suburbs and people bending themselves out of shape financially for ‘extreme makeovers’ in the city, I have to question our goals. Over-extending ourselves financially (and sometimes our relationship) for the fanciest new bathtub or building unnecessary voluminous space to ramble around in as electricity bills rise, only to find that once the kids leave, the house feels way too big and it’s time to move—what’s the point? I think there’s a big difference between asking ourselves, “What do I need/want to feel sufficiently suffonsified with my home,” rather than asking, “What would I do with my home if I won the lottery?” which is often the way we enter into highly emotional renos and new builds. The fact is, few of us win the lottery and, even if we do, just like eating a wonderful meal, it’s so much more enjoyable to feel pleasantly satisfied than uncomfortably stuffed. I find my aunt’s view of her home inspiring. That’s the goal I’m going to keep in my mind as I measure our happiness and need for more in this time in our life: to love our home and feel like it’s just perfect (for us). Nothing more, nothing less.

COBI LADNER EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

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hrough our lifetime, our needs and wants for space change. Young singles just want a place to hang their hat in a great location—the less space to clean, the better. Young marrieds crave nothing more than a house with a finished basement once the babies and all of their accoutrements arrive. Boomers look to purge and downsize when they’re tired of the upkeep of a large home, and many in middle-age dream of moving up or additions, renovations, and carving out new and more beautiful spaces in their existing home. Very seldom are people fully satisfied in the place where they currently live. In fact, not long ago I was talking with one of my aunts about houses and she said something I simply found quite alarming. She told me she loves their home, “It’s perfect for us.” Why did I find that so alarming? Well, because no one ever says it! When was the last time you heard someone say they love their home and that it’s perfect for them? In my experience, very seldom. Homeowners are usually on the lookout for something better, or cursing, changing or fixing what they have. My aunt and uncle live in a modest bungalow in the suburbs and have updated and tinkered away with it over the years (and still do); plus, they’ve done a few large renos—new kitchen and baths and a great room added to the back. Everything they needed to make it just how they like, but basically the same house. In other words, they didn’t blow their brains out.

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Quartex Surfaces, a new innovative player on the scene of quartz surfaces, held their Launch Party on November 19 at their showroom in Concord. Clients and friends enjoyed gourmet food and drinks during this highly anticipated social evening. Their stylish showroom showcases the innovative designs, patterns and colours of their product line. Quartex products are available through designers and fabricators. quartex.com

5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY for CAESARSTONE CANADA In 2010, Caesarstone Canada became the sole distributor of Caesarstone quartz slabs in the Canadian market, providing sales and distribution points across all provinces from coast to coast. Since then, the company has launched dozens of unique and innovative designs, collaborating with world-renowned designers like Nendo, Philippe Malouin and Tom Dixon. “This milestone is a testament to Caesarstone’s commitment to providing both consumers and trade partners with the most innovative surface products, backed by the best service in the

Steve Scaini and Benny Caringi December 11 marked one of the industry’s highlights of the holiday season with the annual Sun-Brite Drapery Christmas Lunch. Sun-Brite Drapery holds this much-anticipated full-blown Italian feast every year as a way to thank their customers and friends by giving everyone an enjoyable afternoon of mixing and mingling before the holidays. Discover Sun-Brite Drapery products at sunbritedrapery.com

industry.” says Dan Clifford, president of Caesarstone Canada. This year, Caesarstone will unveil their Tom Dixon design collaboration at the Interior Design Show in Toronto. The Toronto Ice Kitchen will be the first of four semi-professional kitchens inspired by the elements of Ice, Fire, Earth and Air. “We have ambitious growth targets set for the years ahead,” says Clifford. “Caesarstone will continue to raise the bar on surface industry standards, driving more and more consumers to purchase Caesarstone over any other surface brand.” For more information, visit caesarstone.ca

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Decorator, stylist and TV host Samantha Pynn is launching an exclusive home decor line—a capsule collection of her signature style—for Quebec-based, fashion-forward retailer Simons this February. The Samantha Pynn collection includes bedding, bath and kitchen textiles and is essentially a short list of things Sam love. “I designed each item for super-easy layering so you’ll feel like a decor expert and your home will feel stylish in a snap,” says Pynn. “It’s all about expressing your design personality with minimum effort for maximum style.” The patterns in the collection are rooted in classics with an updated feel. If you’re in la belle province this winter, check out Pynn’s collection at Simons stores or online at simons.ca 12 :: February/March 2016 renoanddecor.com

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Maximize square footage with versatile pieces and clutter cures

Inspired by Scandinavian modernism, the West Elm Modern Collection pairs sleek silhouettes with beautifully angled legs. Engineered of white lacquer with pecan-finished wood legs and metal hardware in a gunmetal finish. Modern Narrow Tower $839 Color Wash Wood Mirrors in assorted shapes, including triangle, hexagon, diamond $84-$85 Bentwood Office Chair with Lumbar in Ash Grey Marbled $419 Art Wool Kilim Rug, $30; westelm.com

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ROUND TABLE

This mid-century modern design creates an informal, relaxed atmosphere that’s perfectly scaled for small spaces. The Splayed Legs made of solid rubberwood in walnut colour finish sit below the round tabletop in a matte black finish with wood grain. This table is both durable and stylish and is a complementary match to the Midtown Dining Chair. Grapeland Heights Dining Table, $999; thebay.com

Clutter Busters

Hang your hat

Painted rubber wood wall knobs are perfect for an entryway, bedroom or wherever you choose to hang your hat. Spot Wall Knob in Coral, Blue and Light Green, $9.99 each; eq3.com

The Jane Ladder collection is a customized storage system that adds extra storage components onto wall-leaning ladders. Ideal for bedrooms or entryway storage solutions, it offers maximum storage potential with a minimum footprint. The foundation of the collection is built around two ladders—a Simple Storage Ladder and a Coat Storage Ladder, better for hanging apparel items. From that foundation one can add a tray, hook, bench or shoe storage component, to customize your ideal configuration. Jane Storage Ladder, $369; eq3.com

DOUBLE-DUTY Bumper can be used as a coat rack and as a shelf at the same time; its curved metal structure conceals four hooks in the lower part and a shelf on the top where it can hold small objects. A perfect idea for your entryway or any other corner of the home: living areas, bedrooms and even kitchens or bathrooms. Bumper, $217; calligaristoronto.ca

ALL TUCKED IN Ideal for smaller spaces, the storage platform makes this bed ideal with two storage drawers located on each side. Crafted of rubberwood and hardwood, the nailhead trim creates a handsome decorative element on this headboard accentuating its elegant silhouette. Tamsen Bed: Full & Queen- $3,874 King - Cal King - $4,144; potterybarn.com

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BLANCO URBENATM – BLANCO presents our 2016 new kitchen faucets. A winner of 2015 Red Dot Design Award, BLANCO URBENATM represents the ultimate choice in design, function and beauty. This collection is available in nine colour choices including Chrome, Stainless Finish and seven dual finishes perfectly matching BLANCO SILGRANIT® kitchen sinks. BLANCO URBENATM ‘s slim body, unique handle design and hidden dual spray pull-down spout offer the perfect form and function for urban kitchen needs. BLANCO URBENATM – another innovation from BLANCO. www.blancocanada.com

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HOME FINDS

BRIGHT IDEA

Primping station

Instead of table or floor lamps taking up floor or surface space, add a light, airy sconce to shed some light in a room. This shade has a rippled effect; texture is on the inside, outside is smooth. Blown Glass Sconce, $479; westelm.com

Make room for preening with this built-in mirror with hidden storage space that helps you organize your jewelry and makeup. Brimnes Dressing Table, $109; ikea.com

SIL’S PICK

No end to Zen

SILVANA LONGO MANAGING EDITOR

Zen asks you to look closer—there’s more to this simple design than meets the eye. This end table’s smooth lacquer finish gives way to an industrial iron base buffered by felt pads underneath. Zen belongs beside a bed, sofa or favourite reading chair. Zen End Table, $279; structube.com

BASKETS GALORE

Dorian, $153.50; calligaristoronto.ca

Reijay Basket, Large $89.95, Small $69.95; crateandbarrel.ca

Tahoe Medium Basket – gray, $49.95; pier1.com

Hub, $350; calligaristoronto.ca

Faux leather Small and Large, $140; cobistyle.com

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KITCHENREADY Clear Work Space

Constructed from solid rubber wood and laminated American white-oak veneer, this playful desk works well in a small study nook or formal office space. Designed to pair with the Gwen desk, the teal painted topper is an inexpensive storage solution to keep clutter off your working space. Gwen Desk, $379; eq3.com

Nest 100 is the ultimate collection of practical, space-saving kitchenware comprising a unique range of food preparation sets. The innovative design allows the individual elements within each set to be stacked neatly together, thereby occupying the absolute minimum amount of space. The collection includes a nine-piece food preparation set with two sizes of stainless steel mixing bowls, both with non-slip bases; a fine stainless steel sieve; a large stainless steel colander; and a set of five measuring cups ranging in size from 1 teaspoon or 1/6 cup (5 ml) up to 1 cup (250 ml). Joseph Nest 100 Compact Food Prep Set, $169.99; thebay.com

NOT SO LAZY SUSAN The SAIC Spring 2016 collection designer, Jennifer Lee says, “Presentation is everything” with this Lazy Susan. Made of acacia wood with a vegetable oil finish and aluminum swivel mechanism, each one is unique. Follow along the circles for an impressively aligned arrangement of dips and condiments or use your creativity for perfect plating. SAIC Neat But Lazy Susan, $139; cb2.com

GUEST-FRIENDLY SOFA This unique and sleek sofa completes any room with its fresh new look to modernize your space. Featuring a smooth design that can be easily paired with many styles of pillows to refresh the look of any room. Not only does it have the purpose of an everyday sofa, it has the functionality of a sleeper sofa as an added bonus. Composed of solid hardwood, pocket springs and high-resiliency foam for form and function that lasts. Jayden Sleep Sofa, $995; eltemkt.com

EM’S PICK

EMILIE SIMPSON ART DIRECTOR

Tree-inspired

Gold leafy tripod aluminum table with classic glass top will tastefully accent any living space, especially a diminutive one. Tripod Table Gold Leaf, $400; cobistyle.com

REFLECTIVE BEAUTY This mirrored jewelry box is gorgeous to display on a dresser or countertop. The clear-glass top makes it easy to pull out the piece you want to wear. The interior is light beige/grey and has compartments to hold rings, necklaces, and bracelets. Eleanor Jewelry Box, $229; crateandbarrel.ca

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Unique finds, from vintage to mid-century modern, underscore the independent design spirit of this district

VICKY SANDERSON

Ethel, 20th Century Living is a favourite spot for fans of MCM style.

Mid-century modern design expert Shauntelle LeBlanc loves period-appropriate clothing and jewelry.

Kiondo sells hard to find African art and artifacts, such as these hand-beaded masks.

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ust east of the intersection of Queen and Berkeley Streets, a parade of well-heeled professionals, arty students and long-time locals pass by a streetscape of quirky merchants, eclectic galleries, and pint-sized film and theatre studios. Among them, it’s not unusual to spot celebrity designers—or their harried assistants—ducking into one of a growing cluster of home decor hot spots. There are practical reasons that design shops are sprouting. It may be one of the few spots in Toronto where finding street parking is not an impossible task, and because it’s still on the verge of being a design destination, rents are reasonable. At 323 Queen St. E., there’s Kiondo, where Christopher Johnson sells fine African art, furniture and textiles. He moved there in 2009 with his wife, jewelry designer Laura Serrafero, from King and Dufferin Streets, which was becoming too pricey and crowded for their taste. One of the most arresting storefronts is

Ethel, 20th Century Living (327 Queen St. E.), which sells vintage modern furniture, decor and accessories. It’s owned by the chatty, amiable, Shauntelle LeBlanc, who has an encyclopedic knowledge of mid-century modern furniture and its Canadian manufacturers, which she shares generously with curious clientele. Ethel boasts a constantly changing array of vintage pieces, with everything from typewriters to teak dining sets to Tiki mugs. Keep looking and you’ll spy other unusual finds, such as a Russian propaganda poster from the ’80s. LeBlanc decided to target affordable design, as she’s not snobbish about labels. “People get hung up on names, but mid-century modern doesn’t begin and end with Knoll and Herman Miller,” she explains. Vintage pieces from local and regional furniture makers of mid-century modern pieces are, for example, of special interest to LeBlanc, who notes that Kitchener-Waterloo was at one time a manufacturing hub.

PHOTOGRAPHY: DUSTIN RABIN, ANDREW RICHARD DESIGNS

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“After the war, a lot of craftsmen, woodworkers and cabinetmakers from Eastern Europe and Germany settled there. They either started their own companies or were employed by other companies to make furniture,” says LeBlanc. “Anything from that area and that period is going to last—the people who made those pieces were true craftsmen,” she adds. Like Johnson, LeBlanc moved to the area in part because of rising rents at a previous location in east-end Leslieville. Asked what she likes about the locale, she says, “I love that it’s real, a bit gritty. It’s in transition. People here don’t want something homogenized.” In fact, the area might be experiencing the same kind of shift underway just a five minute walk south at Parliament and Adelaide Streets, where high-end outdoor furniture store Andrew Richard Designs opened in 2011. When it’s time to take a break from browsing, head across the street to the cheerful, casual Redline Coffee and Espresso Bar (354 Queen St. E.), where owner Julie Van Der Lugt is justifiably proud of her handmade syrups, which go nicely with organic coffee. If you’re peckish, there’s comforting baked oatmeal and sandwiches for breakfast, homemade soups and grilled cheese at lunch, and coffee-friendly cookies and sweet breads all day long.

Andrew Richard Designs has helped revitalize the corner of Adelaide and Parliament Streets

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SMALL SPACES BY MELISSA DAVIS PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEPHANI BUCHMAN

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“I DECIDED TO MOVE FROM MY LARGER HOME TO A SMALL SPACE THAT OFFERED A BIT LESS CLUTTER IN MY LIFE.”

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ello my name is Melissa and I used to be a condo snob. Admittedly, I judged condos unfairly. So how is it then that I came to live…quite comfortably…in one? I used to picture condo-living as a suffocating experience; trapped with no fresh air and certainly no room to live the kind of life I do. Growing up in a small town, away from a major city, my views on what defined a home were set long before I had an opportunity to form an educated opinion. At a time when I wanted to make a lifestyle change, I decided to move from my larger home to a small space that offered a bit less clutter in my life. I wanted a streamlined space with only the necessities that could be locked away on weekends if I decided to hop on a plane or escape the city. Although I’d always been a Queen West girl, I was the mother of a four-year-old and thought that living slightly outside the city-core would inspire me to maternal domestication. I chose a 560-square-foot condo in High Park and looked forward to more home-cooked dinners and evening walks in the nearby greenspace. Up to that point, my sweet boy thought The Drake Café made everyone’s breakfast and Terroni was the only place for pizza dinner.

NOT ALL SMALL SPACES ARE CREATED EQUALLY

I settled on this particular condo because the use of space added 100 square feet in perceived area. The plan is an O-shaped, circular layout that consists of the kitchen, living and dining rooms in one large open rectangle. The kitchen is situated in the middle and renoanddecor.com February/March 2016 :: 29

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behind it with the two bedrooms and shared washroom in the middle. The layout offers a continuous flow where we can travel from room to room in either direction. The shared central washroom, although seemingly not ideal, actually conserved significant space that would otherwise be eroded by separate halls and corridors. I love that my son can sneak through the washroom in the morning for our early cuddles in the “big bed.” Because I’m no stranger to a good dinner party, I was concerned that I’d be confined by the typical condo layout— teeny, tiny glass kitchen table—which is not always conducive to filling the place with friends and empty wine bottles.

I made it my mission to break all the condo design rules and have a table that could seat 10 to 12 people. Instead of the tiny island, as per the builder’s plan, I ran an 8x3-foot table the length of the room, opposite the kitchen.

VISUALLY EFFECTIVE STORAGE

To offset the storage shortage, I made use of benches with pullout bins beneath them against the wall. That pulled the table tighter to the wall, keeping the space feeling more open. Additional wall-mounted shelves and cabinets installed above the benches more than made up for what little storage an island would offer. Because the entry is open to the main living space, I

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“WHAT I WILL SAY IS THAT LIVING WITH AN EFFICIENCY OF SPACE DOES NOT MEAN THE CREATURE COMFORTS NEED BE FORGOTTEN.” treated it as an extension of the dining room. I added two low wardrobes in the same style as the bench seating. As much as it is visually very cohesive, I also had a practical place for shoes and blazers. A large mirror for last-minute fixes doubles as a great termination point for the dining table.

BLENDING OLD AND NEW

There were only a handful of pieces from the house that I could not leave behind. I had splurged on a Montauk sofa a few years prior and, if you’ve ever had a chance to rest your bottom on one, you’d understand why that big boy was coming with. It’s a massive, deep and long design with huge down-wrapped cushions; not exactly condo-sized. I decided to keep the TV table small and tucked it beside the fridge out of sight. The sofa runs opposite, which keeps it on the long wall falling after the dining table. Achieving elegance can be tricky in spaces like this. I placed a teak credenza in front of the windows even though it blocks a balcony access door. There is a second door from the bedroom, so it was an important compromise. As you enter the condo, your eye is drawn to the window wall. The light linen sheers offer a soft-filtered light from behind, which perfectly contrasts with the credenza. I love condo living. I’d yell that from my balcony but most of my neighbours are all condo converts too. What I will say is that living with an efficiency of space does not mean the creature comforts need be forgotten. Just ask anyone who has attended one of my dinner parties.

SOURCES: Paint Colour: Simply White, benjaminmoore.com Bar Cart, Living Room Rug, Black Living Room Chair: westelm.com Dining Chandelier: cb2.com Dining Table: spacefurniture.ca Storage Benches and Dining Chairs: ikea.com Sofa: montauksofa.com Credenza, Coffee Table: whatthevintage.com Owl Paintings: canvasgallery.com

Toronto-based designer and contractor Melissa Davis is known for her appearances, creative design and reno work produced for various HGTV shows. With almost two decades of experience, her firm continues to service clientele throughout Ontario and the GTA, specializing in valueadded ROI and resale consultations. melissadavis.com @melissadavis

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ew life events can match the intensity of selling a home. Not only does the act involve emotions (this is where the children were born!), it also affects your bank account, typically representing an individual’s largest investment. Though selling a home can be a lot of work, follow these suggestions and you’ll have a much better chance of a quick and profitable sale: for rooms that breathe. Consider removing one or more pieces of furniture from main living areas. The living room may look much larger when a second sofa is removed. The kitchen may feel more spacious when table leaves are stored out of sight. If it’s spring or summer, take away a busy area carpet and reveal a glowing hardwood floor beneath.

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IMPROVE CURB APPEAL First impressions are vitally important to potential buyers. An appealing, well-maintained façade and beautifully tended garden are likely to translate into thousands of dollars from a prospective bid. In fact, in addition to kitchen and bathroom improvements, real estate agents often list exterior renovations within the top three strategies to increase your home’s resale value.

EMPHASIZE SPACE Buyers’ needs vary widely, but one thing most agree on is a preference

Decluttering is vital to a successful sales process. Figure out what items you can live without and either give them away or sell them. Remove clutter from tabletops, mantel, coffee table, and other display areas. Create additional space in closets and drawers; areas the potential buyer will critically assess. If things aren’t crammed into storage areas, the prospective buyer perceives more room for his or her belongings. Aim for an environment in which the potential buyer can picture his or her family. Remove family photos and children’s artwork. Opt for paintings that are neutral or inoffensive such as a landscape or still life.

DECORATE WITH NEUTRALS Neutral colours and natural materials that flow from room to room have the widest appeal. Keep walls and window coverings clean and fresh by choosing neutral colours such as

sand, bisque, ivory, and taupe. If walls and ceilings look tired, a fresh coat of paint is perhaps the single biggest improvement you can make. When selecting ceramic or vinyl flooring, opt for materials that mimic natural stone, which is perceived to have greater value.

QUICK FIX Take inventory of anything that needs to be fixed, patched or painted. Maintenance or cosmetic trouble spots turn buyers off. Make sure the kitchen and bathrooms sparkle and shine. If you work full time and can’t spare the extra effort to keep things in tip-top order, it’s well worth the investment to hire a professional cleaning service while your home is on the market. Open draperies to let in as much light as possible and make sure windows are clean.

APPEAL TO THE SENSES Have soft music playing in the background for showings. Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” is a perennial favourite. No one can resist the smell of freshly baked cookies or bread, so if you’re home before a showing, keep some cookie dough on hand and bake a batch 20 minutes before the potential buyer arrives. If you’re selling your house during the holidays, hot apple cider simmering in a slow cooker does the trick nicely as well. renoanddecor.com February/March 2016 :: 35

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AN ARTIST’S TOUCH TO DECORATING How Toronto artist Dani Cooperman blends high and low decor for a spellbinding combination BY CLAIRE TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY BY BROOKE WEDLOCK

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tepping into Dani Cooperman’s midtown Toronto home makes you feel as if you’ve left the bustling city. Clean and contemporary, the Toronto artist has filled her home with a mix of high and low art and decor that pops out against the neutral walls and acts as a perfect balance for the busy family home. Cooperman is a multimedia artist whose unique technique blends photography and painting with eye-catching LED lights. Her work is one of the most intricate and meritorious methods seen from start to finish. She digitally adds graffiti and street art to her black-and-white photographs of urban spaces, which are then printed onto large sheets of Plexiglas. On the backside of the piece, she adds multiple layers of vivid acrylic paint that bleed through to the front of the Plexiglas.

ART IMITATING LIFE

On display at this year’s Artist Project from February 18 to 21, Dani’s pieces capture the eye as they appear to float off the wall on metal posts and are backlit by custom and remote-controlled LED lighting. The many layers of paint combined with an everchanging mix of natural sunlight and LED light ensures new depths and insights are constantly revealed in her pieces. In a true case of art imitating life, Cooperman’s home is decorated in a similar way to her artistic styling. “I utilize art as punctuation marks in my home. I see every painting, sculpture or photograph as an opportunity to tell a story, to add texture, depth and, of course, colour,” says Cooperman.

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“I think the most effective way to add interest and personality in a space is to truly evaluate your own style, curate your existing pieces, and look everywhere for the missing elements. Be creative in your search and it will show through in your home.” From serious investment pieces like the stunning Hans Wegner wing chairs in her bedroom, to a lucky HomeSense side table deal, to the impressive DIY coffee table base made from iron pipes found at her local hardware store, Cooperman is a master of finding the balance between high and low art and decor. “I love decorating but have had to change my strategy slightly with three little ones running around,” says Cooperman. “Our home is kid-friendly, but still has delicate pieces that our kids have learned to treat with care.” Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, her home is also an homage to both her past and present. Mixed in amongst the see-through Heller Arco Bellini chairs in her living room is a diptych that is based on the story of sisters overcoming both race and gender issues in post-Apartheid South Africa. One of her most prized possessions is a piece that is priceless in sentimental value. “My favourite item in my home is my grandfather’s old Pentax camera. I have amazing memories of him teaching me the intricacies of exposure, framing and lighting while on photo safaris in my native South Africa.”

ARTIST PROJECT February 18-21 Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place theartistproject.com

ARTIST PROJECT

Also at this year’s Artist Project, Toronto’s favourite contemporary art show, over 250 artists from Canada and abroad will gather together under one roof for a four-day celebration of art. Artist Project gives buyers the chance to interact with and purchase from artists directly, giving them the opportunity to really learn about the art they’re purchasing and where it comes from.

Claire Taylor, show director of Artist Project and Art Toronto, is an art curator extraordinaire and has been at the helm of Artist Project for the past five years. Before joining Artist Project, Claire worked as the Associate Director of Corkin Gallery in Toronto for three years where she organized the gallery’s exhibitions at international art fairs, including Art Basel, Art Basel Miami, Armory Show, Shanghai Contemporary, Art Toronto and Art Chicago.

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SAMANTHA SANNELLA

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n the original design of this 100-year-old, semi-detached house, the small kitchen at the back was enclosed. As a consequence, the 600-square-foot main floor seemed even more constricted. By demolishing a partition wall and emphasizing the view to the back of the house, the space became grander and brighter. A new casement window was added at the back (with no mullions) to increase the natural light and provide a view to the back garden. And a full-lite glass door at the back stairs visually extends the space as well. The back stair hall was painted in a bright, cheerful colour and adorned with artwork to become a gallery space. Neutral colours, Gardenia and Wish by Benjamin Moore, were used in the main area to provide a subtle contrast while reflecting the light in the space.

UPSIZING THE KITCHEN As much as we intended to increase the kitchen footprint, we also needed to consider space-saving options. We enlisted the expertise of a custom cabinet company to build a transitional style kitchen that accommodated the existing appliances and made use of every square inch of cabinetry. To optimize storage, these essential space-saving features were implemented: roll-out shelves; pull-out garbage container, multiple-shelf unit in the corner cabinet, a pantry with a

hidden broom closet, extra-tall upper cabinets, and a small wine refrigerator was installed in the island. For the countertop, we chose Bianco Antico granite from Brazil, which shows a soft-grey background with warm taupe and pink flecks. To complement the granite, Feiss Hounslow pendant lights in oilrubbed bronze with mercury glass were selected. The homeowner splurged on a “dream sink” and selected an apron-front Kraus sink. A key design feature is the concealed LeGrand’s under-counter

lighting and electrical system. This eliminated the need for electrical plates in the backsplash. The modular system includes USB, adjustable LEDs, electrical outlets, IPAD/tablet holders, and a speaker system for music. During demolition, it was discovered that the floor sloped two inches toward the semi’s main dividing wall. After levelling, solid acacia wood flooring was installed. Acacia is a cost-effective, durable exotic wood with a rapid growth pattern, making it one of the more sustainable flooring options.

SOURCES: DESIGN, Samantha Sannella, Urban Retreat Homes CONSTRUCTION, Slav Renovations CABINETS, AB Custom Kitchens COUNTERTOP, stoneedge.ca WALLPAPER, scalamandre.com PAINT, benjaminmoore.com CABINET LIGHTING, legrand.ca/adorne.aspx TILE, thetilestore.ca VANITY, torontovanity.com FLOORING, kraususa.com LIGHTING, feiss.com

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MODERN & RUSTIC VANCOUVER TOWNHOUSE

Cooking and entertaining topped the list of priorities when renovating this restaurant owner’s home in False Creek BY W.J. MUNIAK • PHOTOGRAPHY BY COLIN PERRY

When a Vancouver restaurant owner purchased this two-storey townhouse overlooking tranquil Charleson Park in False Creek, he knew it was in desperate need of an overhaul. He also recognized that the task was beyond his capability and required serious attention. “Years of neglect and mismatched remodelling attempts left our firm with no other option than to gut the whole space and start from scratch,” says Negar Reihani, the owner and Principal Designer at Space Harmony. A blank canvas was absolutely necessary for this project.

“I start by getting to know my client’s lifestyle, likes and dislikes. Every house I design is the expression of the people who will live in it,” says Reihani. “My initial meeting with this homeowner was unique,” she recalls. Cooking and entertaining topped the “Like “ list. Usually clients have a wish list and a general idea of what they want. In this case, the homeowner had a list of things he didn’t like: anything too modern, too colourful, too bright, too dark, too polished, too rustic, too serious, too high maintenance, too style dominant, and the list went on.

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NATURE TO THE RESCUE The house faces a tree-lined park with a serene pond in the middle and a beautiful view of the False Creek that evokes a sense of peace. Taking her cue from surrounding nature and the west coast scenery, Reihani chose a modern-rustic theme. “I aimed for a combination of light misty greys and blues, warm-wood tones and natural stone hues. The finishes, fixtures and furniture were carefully selected to complete the mood then some industrial-inspired nuances were added to make the space more intriguing,” Reihani explains. The design concept was very well received.

ORGANIZED CHAOS With design approval, Reihani’s team started gutting and re-inventing the space. First, the dining area was repositioned next to the window overlooking the park and the kitchen was enlarged to make it worthy of a foodie’s home. To make the upstairs more functional, the second bedroom was converted into an office and the master bathroom was extended to accommodate a shower and a soaker tub. The guest bedroom was moved to the main floor, next to the bathroom. The new layout created a perfect combination of privacy upstairs and a practical entertaining area downstairs. “The colour scheme is neutral and masculine with Sherwin-Williams Snowbound paint throughout. The contrast is kept to a minimum, which avoids breaking up the space and

“IT IS IMPORTANT THAT EVERY HOUSE I DESIGN IS THE EXPRESSION OF THE PEOPLE WHO WILL LIVE IN IT,” SAYS REIHANI.

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making it feel smaller, so most everything is tone-on-tone,” says Reihani. In the kitchen, custom cabinetry with deep drawers rather than doors was installed to meet both form and functionality. The decision to install open shelves instead of traditional upper cabinets makes the kitchen look more breezy and casual. “It’s a modern take on a traditional concept,” says Reihani. The warmth of walnut shelves next to cool-grey backsplash tile creates a perfect yin-yang balance. The cream quartz countertop is low maintenance and completes the kitchen beautifully. “One of the challenges we faced was the lack

of light on the main floor so we added about 20 pot lights to flood the space with light. We also kept the windows entirely clear during the day by installing 50 per cent sheer roller blinds that disappear into the overhead canister when rolled up.” Rather than painting the window frames, Reihani kept the black to add an industrial accent to the space. She then introduced similar finished elements like a dark-iron chandelier, oil-rubbed door levers and cabinet hardware to make the window frames look like a planned design element. “Sometimes it’s smarter to complement what’s there rather than try to camouflage it,” explains Reihani.

PAINT COLOURS

Snowbound SW 7004

Warm Stone SW 7032

“THE COLOUR SCHEME IS NEUTRAL AND MASCULINE WITH SHERWIN WILLIAM SNOWBOUND PAINT THROUGHOUT.”

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WORKING WITH THE VIEW “The vista of the park is an ever-changing piece of art and the focal point of the main floor. I selected and weighed each finish and furniture piece fastidiously to make sure they do not compete with the view,” says Reihani. “For example, the textured ledge stone on the fireplace, muted wide-plank oak floors and uncommon millwork in Sherwin-Williams Warm Stone shade, all work gracefully and in harmony with the lush trees visible through the windows.” The custom-made furniture is comfortable and simple with organic finishes that are beautiful and soothing to the touch. The wool rug, linen sofa, walnut dining table, leather chairs, and a cosy arm chair by the window all create a delightful, welcoming atmosphere and make this home a place of retreat, an oasis of calm.

SOURCES DINING ROOM CHANDELIER: restorationhardware.com KITCHEN BAR STOOLS; KITCHEN PENDANT: restorationhardware.com LIVING ROOM WOOL RUG; MASTER BEDROOM JUTE RUG: surya.com LEANING MIRROR BY THE WINDOW: fourhands.com CABINET DOORS: Shaker MDF painted in SherwinWilliams Warm Stone CABINETS: Space Harmony in-house millworker COUNTER TOPS: Vicostone Quartz in BQ200 Arctic Snow supplied by Blue Star Marble

With over 20 years design experience, Negar Reihani is known for her elegant and simple approach to high-end, polished interiors that celebrate the tastes and lifestyle of her clients. spaceharmony.ca

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HOSTESS with the MOSTEST

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ot every small space in this city is a condo with a large glass wall of windows and kitchen that’s part of the main space of the home. Small spaces are just as common in many of Toronto’s post-war homes. Yet the same rules apply when it comes to designing these spaces even though the look and feel is completely unlike a condo.

A GOLDILOCKS SOFA We met this homeowner when she was searching for a sofa, a search that went on she told us, “for years.” Her ongoing challenge was due to the rheumatoid arthritis in her knees and because she isn’t particularly tall. If the angle of the sofa wasn’t appropriate—too deep, too soft or too hard—it put pressure on her knees, making a long-term sit, not very comfortable. Sometimes the only answer is customized; however, sometimes the right piece will present itself. Because we had designed the sofa selected, we were familiar with its dimension and we believed it would work. It was a Goldilocks moment for her when she finally found the sofa “that was just right.” Delighted that we were able to help so quickly, she wondered if we could deal with her whole house, but she was quick to say that she lived in a very modest home and had limited funds for a renovation.

TIGHT QUARTERS Great design doesn’t happen only in large spaces or only with a big budget. We wanted to see her home and learn the difficulties she was dealing with, and successfully assist her with this project. She had not entertained for years because the combination of inherited furniture and some structural issues made it too difficult. This was definitely a cosy post-war house in Toronto. The main floor was a living, dining, kitchen and hallway. All of the doorways had been arched in a previous 48 :: February/March 2016 renoanddecor.com

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renovation. In a small space, you definitely do not want to make entrances smaller or uninviting. Perhaps during the same renovation, the fireplace was fitted with a brick façade but that choice really overpowered the room. We liked the fireplace; however, she didn’t use it because she was uncertain of the chimney. Proportion is an important part of any design and even more so when you are dealing with a smaller space. For instance, the kitchen wouldn’t accommodate the size of replacement appliances. And the linoleum flooring had to go. We decided to change the floors throughout with hardwood to keep the space feeling as large as possible.

SMALL THINGS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE We addressed the issues in this makeover the same way a design TV show does. With her budget

in mind, we resolved to find items that were either on sale, discontinued, offcuts from other projects. This client had seen our work and trusted us to make good decisions that she would be happy with. We removed the archway doors to open up the rooms because one room esthetically borrows from the other to make both feel larger when they are more connected. We removed the fireplace brick and added an ethanol firebox to maintain the fireplace and also get around the chimney issues. The addition of simple mouldings created a mantel and added detail to the façade. We had enough space on either side of the fireplace to install wall sconces, which add to the overall lighting in the room. Along with the new sofa, a padded ottoman does double-duty as a coffee table. We added glass side tables, lamps and an area rug—this room was almost complete. Custom-made drapery in a cream and cranberry fabric dress the living room; the cream colour dominates renoanddecor.com February/March 2016 :: 49

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while the cranberry is an accent. In the dining room, the exact opposite occurs. The cranberry colour dominates in the drapery with a touch of cream at the border. To tie the two rooms visually together, the chair fabric in the dining room is the same as the living room ottoman. The round dining table allows easy movement in the room and the thin, long credenza gives the sense of a sideboard. Add lamps and accessories and, voilà, the two rooms were finished on budget.

DESIGN DECISIONS ON A DIME The project was done on an incredibly frugal budget as we sourced discontinued or sale items throughout, such as inexpensive new cabinets, countertop, and appropriate-sized appliances. As we explained to the homeowner, these deals and choices had to be made very quickly so being allowed to make decisions on her behalf made the process smooth and cost-effective. The reveal was a resounding success; the homeowner cried with delight at every room and has become the biggest advocate for having a designer help with a small space. She will tell you it’s the best money she ever spent and plans to enjoy it at every party she hosts.

Glen Peloso and Jamie Alexander are co-founders and principals of Peloso Alexander Interiors. They bring 35 years of combined experience to creating environments that merge the client’s lifestyle, personality, and architecture. pelosoalexander.com, twitter @glenpeloso & @glenandjamie, Facebook.com/glenpeloso

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alancing work, school and extracurricular activities can make for a hectic lifestyle. From the moment you step foot in the house, having designated landing zones for bags, equipment and paperwork will help keep you organized and make life a little less stressful. When I design mudrooms, I find it interesting to see how each client’s organizational needs differ. The one commonality is that everyone benefits from a home that functions well and has a beautiful esthetic too.

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Would you make use of a bench incorporated into the cabinetry? Double-duty opportunities can add to valuable cupboard space. Pullout shoe shelves, specialty drawers for keys and electronic devices, as well as rods and shelves that can adjust as your child grows are just some ideas to incorporate into custom cabinetry.

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A budget-conscious option is stock cabinetry from large retail stores like Ikea and Home Depot. Keep in mind that the cabinetry only comes in standard sizes and can be labour intensive to assemble and install. You can also think beyond the traditional built-in cabinetry. Maybe a large antique armoire will do the trick; there are lots of ways you can customize the interior to suit your needs. Additionally, a large dresser or cabinet can serve as an attractive statement piece in your hall or living room while the interior can store away extra shoes, bags and paperwork. SOURCES: CUSTOM CABINETRY, Ribbonrail designed by KDDI TILE, olympiatile.com CABINET HARDWARE, restorationhardware.com COUNTERTOP, caesarstone.com

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It is important to carefully consider your lifestyle when designing an organizational space in your home. Do you have pets that require food bowls and beds? Children who have backpacks, hockey equipment, swimming gear or dance bags? Determine what your needs are and create a space to store everyday essentials like shoes, coats, electronic devices, bags, and paperwork. While having a dedicated mudroom is ideal, depending on the layout of your home, you may need to think beyond your entry and create an organizational space in your kitchen, garage, or basement. Another option is to create concealed storage in furniture in a principal room near your entrance.

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Custom cabinetry allows you to design organizational space that best suits your needs. With the help of a designer to design and draft innovative storage solutions, and the skills of a cabinet maker, a new more efficient space could be completed within a few weeks. If you choose to customize, you should sit down with a designer to personalize the cabinetry system to your needs. Consider whether you prefer concealed compartments or an open design with hooks and shelving for easier access.

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Visit RENO & DECOR’s booth #267 at the GTA Home & Reno Show, February 12 to 15, at the International Centre in Mississauga. A host of experts, along with some of R&D’s contributors, will be on hand for free 15-minute consultations to advise you on any design, decor and reno concerns. Bring along your photos, samples and floor plans to be sure you get the most from your appointment.

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RENO & DECOR BOOTH DESIGNER, KATE DAVIDSON Soft, muted tones and pastels are the home decor focus for 2016. To celebrate Pantone naming both Rose Quartz and Serenity as their colours of the year, designer Kate Davidson took her cue from the calming palette to design the RENO & DECOR booth. Combining Pantone’s colours with various metallic finishes, warm and luxurious furnishings from UpCountry, and stylish lighting from Royal Lighting, the result is an inspired, tranquil space where design experts can offer you valuable advice on your next reno project. Kate appears on stage Saturday, February 13 at 2 p.m.

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o you’ve decided to finally get that chef’s kitchen you’ve always wanted, add a powder room in the basement, or even build the home of your dreams from the ground up. Now you face multiple steps along the way to get you to the finished job, and many of them need to be completed in a specific order. Here’s an overview. PLANNING PHASE For any major renovation, you’re going to want to consult with a designer and/or an architect first in order to get the design you want outlined. If the project involves digging down, opening up walls, or adding on, you’ll also need to consult a structural engineer. And, of course, you’ll need to apply for the appropriate building permits. Organizing all these meetings and completing the various layers of paperwork take time, so you’ll need to plan accordingly. DEMOLITION DERBY Once you have your plans and permits in hand, step one for your contractor will be removing any existing materials that are in the way. For small projects, such as replacing an exterior door or removing a modest-sized deck, the contractor will likely just haul off the debris in their truck at the end of the day. But for major demolition work, your contractor will order dumpsters to load the trash into. If you don’t have space on the lawn or driveway to drop a bin (or have a shared driveway you can’t block), you’ll need to apply for a permit from the city to park one on the street. SOLID FOUNDATIONS If you’re excavating a low-ceiling basement or adding an addition, you’ll need to get the foundation work done first.

JIM’S PICK When space is really tight (see “Tiny Houses: A Big New Trend” on page 58), compact appliances and fixtures are particularly important. The Sanicompact toilet by Saniflow has an ingenious space-saving measure— there’s no toilet tank!

You’ll want to carefully research the company you choose to do this work. There have been a couple accidents in the city in recent years involving excavations that have gone horribly wrong, including one where a young construction worker was killed. PICTURE THE FRAMING Once all exterior walls are in place, it’s time to call in your carpenter to frame the walls with the wood or steel studs. I prefer using steel studs on my projects because they’re perfectly straight, quick to install, and won’t bend and bow with changes in humidity like wood does. If your project involves opening walls, you’ll likely need to install a steel or LVL (laminated-veneer lumber) beam to support the load. Once the framing is finished, your contractor will have to call in the building inspector to approve things before you can move on to the next stage. WIRED AND PLUMBED Adding new rooms and bathroom fixtures calls for new wiring and plumbing. Once the framing is up, that’s when you call in the electrician and plumber. If you’re adding a lot of space, you may need to upgrade your circuit breaker panel or your main water supply. Once all that’s done— and inspected—you can insulate and drywall. FINISHING TOUCHES After the drywall is up, you’ll need to get the plumber and electrician back in to connect all your new fixtures, and the inspector back one last time to sign off on everything. Once you paint the new walls and lay down the flooring, it’s time to move into your new home.

JIM CARUK RENOVATION EDITOR I look forward to hearing from you and welcome your feedback. Do you have a reno or decor question for our team of experts? Email editorial@renoanddecor.com

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s my business has grown over the years, so has the size of the houses I’ve been building. Some of the bigger projects I’ve worked on recently range from three to five bedrooms, with five or six bathrooms. But as the price of housing continues to escalate, younger people are finding it increasingly harder to break into the market. As a result, there’s been an interesting trend in the opposite direction of so-called monster homes—tiny houses with 400 square feet or less of living space.

“. . . THERE’S BEEN AN INTERESTING TREND IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF SOCALLED MONSTER HOMES— TINY HOUSES WITH 400 SQUARE FEET OR LESS OF LIVING SPACE.”

Some tiny homebuilders have been extremely creative in their designs. Many have decided to mount the homes on a mobile platform. The benefit of this is that if they ever tire of their neighbours or the view, they can just pack up the entire house and move it somewhere else. Of course, using lightweight materials to minimize the load is essential. Others have gone the other route, taking something that was once highly mobile—old shipping containers—and using those as the exterior structure of a parked-in-place home that might measure eight feet wide, 20 to 40 feet long, and eight-and-a-half feet high. Still others have completely eliminated their literal footprint by building fully equipped tree houses. When it comes to tiny house design it seems like the sky’s the limit.

MULTIFUNCTIONAL MATERIALS Back in the days of black-and-white television, you would have thought every home had a Murphy bed, the kind that folds up against a wall. Of course, they were usually on the set for a gag bit where someone gets trapped in one and folded up against the wall.

In tiny houses, the Murphy bed has made a comeback. But there are also multiple variations, such as closets that open up into fully functional— though compact—kitchens. Appliances can also serve dual functions, such as microwaves that double as convection ovens or all-in-one washer/dryer combo units. There are even drawer-sized dishwashers available.

USEFUL UTILITIES Obviously, you’re not going to have a large utility room in such a small space. Rather than a furnace, small electric heaters are a good, compact choice. For water, a tankless water heater can be a space-saving option, but if the home has solar panels, they can be used for water heating. Composting toilets are another possibility, eliminating the need for permanent plumbing.

CONFINED CONDOS The trend isn’t restricted to low-rise and mobile homes. There’s a 25-storey project already underway in Toronto called Smart House. The smallest units will be 276 square feet, starting at just under $300,000. That’s smaller than most of the master bedrooms I’ve worked on!

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ome renovations require advanced planning with lots of detail and an accurate budget. Whether you’re modernizing your kitchen, finishing your basement or putting in a second storey, it’s important to carefully plan your project. The perfect place to start is the GTA Home and Reno Show, which takes place February 12-15 at the International Centre in Mississauga.

“This year’s show will focus mainly on renovation and will feature a DIY-zone for tips and hands-on training. From tiling a backsplash to laying flooring, a team of experts will be there to help.” The show will connect you with more than 250 exhibitors, showcasing the latest products in home design and renovation, with professional advice to offer you, from celebrities who will gladly share their expertise in renovating, building and design. Just remember that some things need the attention of a pro. If the project gets too big, take advantage of all the helpful experts on hand and arrange a professional installation. Make your way down to Destination Renovation— BILD’s popular booth where professional renovators give out free renovation advice. It’s also a great place to learn about the RenoMark program and

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how it can help you find licensed, legitimate and professional renovators, trade contractors and custom builders across the GTA. A valuable resource at Destination Renovation is the dozens of before-and-after photos from our annual Renovation and Custom Home Awards. It includes a wide variety of examples with home renovations that cover all styles of homes and all levels of budgets. It is a great source of inspiration for anyone considering a home renovation. Another highlight of the show is the return of RENO & DECOR’s Design Intervention booth, which offers professional advice from a team of celebrity design experts. Anyone who finds projects like this daunting or is a victim of a decor disaster will find it very helpful. The main stage of the show will feature great high-profile designers, decorators and renovators, including HGTV’s Scott McGillivray. You can catch him on the main stage on Saturday, February 13 at 1 p.m. To purchase tickets online for the GTA Home and Reno Show, go to gtahomeandrenoshow.com. Use the RENOMARK1 promo code and save $5 off the regular purchase price, exclusively for my RENO & DECOR readers. Remember that parking at the International Centre is free. Enjoy the show and good luck on your renovation.

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Bryan Tuckey is president and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association and a land-use planner who has worked for municipal, regional and provincial governments. Follow him on Twitter @bildgta, facebook.com/bildgta, and bildblogs.ca.

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SOWING SEEDS Pansies, geraniums and petunias need to be sown on the surface of the soil (i.e. not buried) and moistened. Place a barrier over them, like a couple sheets of newspaper, to keep them moist and in the dark until germination. Impatiens require light to germinate and should be sown directly on the surface of the soil. A hand-held spray mister of tepid water is handy for small projects. Give the surface of the soil several squirts daily to keep the seeds moist; water more thoroughly from a watering can when the soil becomes dry.

THE 100-METRE DIET I call growing vegetables in your own backyard the “100-metre diet.” A short list of veggies to grow from seed sown directly into the soil includes: peas, beans, corn, squash, pumpkin, and carrots. However, you can start sowing these vegetables from seed in March: radishes, broad beans, mustard greens, peas, cabbage, onions, and spinach, for most parts of Canada. A sunny window (south- or westfacing) can provide sufficient light. Or you may use supplemental grow lights, set about 12 cm above the surface of the soil. As the seedlings mature, move

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the lights up, keeping them about 12 cm from the top-most leaves all of the time. If you use a fluorescent light fixture, keep in mind that the light is strongest in the middle of the bulb. Move your trays of seedlings around every few days to share the highest intensity between them.

A $10 GREENHOUSE Mini greenhouses have a humidity dome to seal in moisture and encourage germination. If any of your new seedlings begin to wilt, it is likely one of two things: over-watering or damping off. Either way, cut back on the watering, allowing the surface of the soil to dry slightly between watering, and prop up the greenhouse top or remove it altogether. If young seedlings collapse at the main stem at the surface of the soil, this is caused by a fungus and commonly called “damping off.” To prevent further damage, cut back on watering and spray with a sulfur solution. Improve the air circulation around the plants to help with mildew problems— a small oscillating fan works well. Check out new seed offerings at your local garden centre or hardware store (including my new line of seeds at Home Hardware), and browse seed catalogues that have arrived recently. By reading the back of the seed packages, you’ll find cultural information that is so important for seed sowing and the cultivation of the plants later on. Take special notice of the light requirements of each variety and think about your own yard when you make your purchases.

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Large glazing, skirt roof and at-grade decks and patios tie the interior with the exterior well.

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ake a stroll through any number of Toronto’s long-established neighbourhoods and you’ll see a huge inventory of two-storey houses built between 1920 and 1940. For so many middle-class families, this was home. Built of solid masonry (two rows of brick sandwiched together), the footprints were commonly 20 to 30 feet wide and offered 1,200 square feet of living space. By today’s standards, these houses are drafty and inefficient to operate. Many have poorly constructed additions, such as summer kitchens, sunrooms, mudrooms, and sitting rooms, that offered 50 to 100 square feet of space. Even so, they have aged reasonably well, structurally and esthetically, and the houses are worth working with.

ORIGINAL FOOTPRINTS AND FEATURES Gum-wood trim, mahogany doors and wall panelling, leaded windows, cast iron or copper stacks, and textured plaster ceilings and mouldings are proof of the pride of craftsmanship that homeowners

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Upgrading the city’s aging two-storey housing stock

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enjoyed and respected. These features provide a great framework for reinventing the space for today’s young family. A typical main-floor layout consists of a living room, dining room, and tiny kitchen. The low-ceiling basement is often unfinished or poorly finished and used as a laundry room and to house massive old boilers that send as much heat out the chimney as they do to the old cast-iron radiators that heat the living areas. Second-floor layouts consist of three bedrooms and a small threepiece washroom. This is the only washroom in the home to serve the entire family, and its guests. Families interact differently today and require open-concept space and also areas of autonomy, plus personal luxury when desired or required.

PRIORITIES FOR TODAY’S FAMILY Most often at the top of the list is a proper master bedroom with adequate closet space and an ensuite bathroom. Then the need for a spare bedroom for guests, a nanny, or a third child (or sometimes all three) means converting a three-bedroom home into a four-plus-one, with a separate bedroom and bathroom added on the lower level. Next is a main-floor powder room to reduce trips up and down the stairs. This eliminates the need for guests to walk through private living areas on the second floor. Lastly, we design a kitchen that connects with the family room and dining room to create a socially conducive connection and a less formal eating experience. The result allows for parents and children to interact, for family gatherings to be less claustrophobic, and main-floor living areas to feel grander and less congested. With an expansive use of more-efficient glass,

we create a connection between the living areas and the brighter landscapes outside. Yesterday’s formal living rooms are being repurposed as small offices, studies or snugs. In some projects they are being converted to formal dining rooms which, in proximity to the front entry, showcase a presentable space to guests as they enter the home, before shifting to the less formal great rooms at the back. When expanding to include a new mudroom, fourth bedroom, or new stairway to the lower level of the addition, they often extend out four to six feet to the sides of the home, at least for a portion of the original dwelling. This can allow an area for kids to enter the home without cluttering the front entry and may also provide space to tuck in a powder room on the main floor. A sideward expansion can provide the extra space needed to group the kitchen and the dining room or family room together in the addition.

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A main-floor powder room is the most common request for older homes because they rarely have one. A simple joy for owners and guests.

BELOW: Contemporary ribbon fire, recessed flat-screen TV and custom-made walnut floating media cabinets and display shelves dress this family room in style.

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Updated finishes allow for a crisp backdrop and a pop of texture and colour with the black doors and rich stained hardwood.

ABOVE RIGHT: Walk-in closets with pocket doors and custom built-in cabinetry are key design features in this spacious new master suite. BELOW: A combination of a large skylight, potlighting and vanity lights ensure the darker tile and cabinet finishes remain vibrant room features any time of day.

ECO-FRIENDLY AND ECONOMICAL UPDATES Depending on the budget, we often gut and remodel the existing living areas. This includes updating the building envelope (insulation and windows and doors), as well as building systems (mechanical, plumbing and electrical plants), to greatly improve safety and efficiency. From a building envelope perspective, this ensures the original home functions similar to the new addition, which will be built to today’s standards, and avoids hot or cold spots from one area of the dwelling to the other.

TECHNICALLY SPEAKING Updates to mechanical systems can mean installing a hyper-efficient boiler to retain radiant heat (to reinstalled old cast-iron rads or modern low-profile radiators), as well as produce all the domestic hot water needs for a large family. The updates also deliver in-floor and underfloor heat in basements and bathrooms, greatly increasing the comfort of those spaces. The addition of centralized cold air (one of the most common modern-day challenges of these homes) is often supplied from a high-velocity air

system located in the attic. It feeds the second and main floors from the top down via small ducting that fits between walls. This avoids unsightly bulkheads. The outcome is an efficiently zoned home that eliminates the freezing basement in the summer while occupants sweat in their beds at night. The basements of the additions are almost always built with ceiling heights of at least eight feet, providing a fantastic and comfortable area for the new guest suite or additional recreation space, even when the ceilings heights of the original basement are not altered.

HISTORICAL INTERGRITY To retain the charm and curb appeal of these brick dwellings, we try to make the majority of the changes from the inside to preserve the near-historic façades. We do not subscribe to the large, often chateaustyle, stone-fronted or contemporary designs that alter the original fabric of the neighbourhoods in which they reside. With the right design and guidance, these 416 homes can be modified in a respectful manner and provide a highly customized housing solution that is healthy, efficient and comfortable, without the need to move out of the GTA and incur long commute times.

Brendan Charters is co-owner of boutique Toronto Design-Build firm Eurodale Developments – 2011 & 2014 BILD Renovator of the Year. Web: eurodale.ca Twitter: @EurodaleHomes

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SHOW SNEAK PEEK Visit the GTA Home & Reno Show for innovative products and great advice from 300+ exhibitors, and real pros including Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV’s Income Property. Looking to scratch a few things off your to-do list, update the kitchen perhaps? Not to worry, all the advice, inspiration and DIY . tips you need are waiting for you at the show!

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2016 GTA HOME & RENO SHOW EXHIBITORS 3VN Kitchen Design Inc ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. Aeroseal GTA Inc. AGM Renovations Alair Homes Alkor Kitchens AM Group Heating & Cooling Ltd. Amazing Mat Andros Kitchen & Bath Designs Anmol Imports Annie’s Choice ARA Lighting and Sound Arbonne International Arso Automations Art Reno Inc. Artistic Interlocking Inc. Azzouggagh & Balatidis Legal Services Bamboo For Life Corp. Bath Fitter Bath Solutions of Mississauga Be-Healthy Foods Bell Canada Beverley Hills Home Improvements Birnie Home CurrentSAFE BKB Renovations Blockarma BMO Nesbitt Burns Brighton By The Bay Built By Pros Inc. Cabinet Outlet Depot Casalife CCS Construction Group Inc. Centurian Window Fashions CIBC Mortgages Clara Clark Canada Classic Touch Classic Wood Mouldings Inc. ClearView Canada Inc. Comfort Corner Inc. Comfort Masters Consumer’s Choice Home Improvements Costco Counter Measures Kitchens/Reno Pro Home Services Cover Me Window Decor Culligan Custom Slide-Out Shelves Inc. Cyrus & Associates Inc. Dayside Window and Doors DC Simple Delta Shutters Inc. Delux Windows Dewdad Diamond Earthworks Coroporation Digital Treasures DirectBuy Discovery Dream Homes DMX Plastics Limited

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Kolani Kitchen & Bath

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Rock Bottom Underpinning

Leisure Life Style Inc.

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WINDOWS AND DOORS EXTERIOR ENHANCEMENTS Pollard Windows enhance the architectural lines of a home, adding character and stimulating visual interest. They have earned the ENERGY STAR rating and have been used in several LEED Platinum certified homes in North America. Ask about their new EnerMax option for all vinyl Advantage windows for maximum energy efficiency. POLLARD WINDOWS INC., pollardwindows.com

DISTINCTIVE DOOR SOLUTIONS Offering clients more than 20 years of experience, Craftdoor Designer manufactures and installs custom wood doors, high-end trim carpentry and door hardwood in various wood types. A product of exceptional quality is the result of a combination of expert craftsmen, along with fine materials, leading-edge woodworking equipment and close attention to detail.

NEVER PAINT AGAIN! With an aluminum railing from Alumarail, in business for over 25 years, you get the beauty of wrought iron that is maintenance free and never rusts. Alumarail specializes in aluminum railings, gates, fences and columns in a variety of styles and colours to custom match your decor. ALUMARAIL MANUFACTURING INC., alumarail.com

LET THE SUN SHINE IN Offered in both roman and roller shade styles, Designer Screen Shades are an innovative combination of sheer beauty and functional technology. View the outdoors while protecting valuable furnishings from harmful UV rays. Available in sheer to semi-sheer opacities, the new Greenscape fabric is PVC-free and offers a sensible and stylish option to enhance any decor.

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SMART SHADES Make your home a smart home with the Somfy myLink app from Elite Smart Shades. Now you can control your shades, blinds, drapes, and even lights from your smartphone or tablet. The myLink hub plugs into any wall outlet and communicates with your home’s Wi-Fi network. The mobile app features scenes, schedules and even remote access so you can operate your shades and lights when you’re away from home. Now that’s smart. ELITE WINDOW FASHIONS, elitewf.com 80 :: February/March 2016 renoanddecor.com

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HOME FURNISHINGS HIGH-QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP Scan Decor offers unique, beautiful and functional Scandinavian and contemporary furniture. They feature the Stressless Skyline easy chair with a retro-inspired modern cushion design and now the epitome of Italian high-quality creative craftsmanship, the Natuzzi Italia product line in their newly renovated showroom in Burlington. Visit Scan Decor at 4080 Fairview St., Burlington, or 1200 Kennedy Rd., Scarborough. SCAN DECOR, scandecor.ca

LUXURIOUS & UNIQUE The Hide House provides a truly unique shopping experience. There is a large selection of fine leather furniture and unrivalled selection of luxurious leather, suede, wool, down and shearling fashions and accessories in their restored brick-and-beam building. HIDE HOUSE, hidehouse.ca

A TRUE CLASSIC The Egg Chair is a true classic that will never go out of style. Available in your choice of red, black or Bermuda blue. The chair also has a tilt feature so that you are able to recline, put your feet up on the ottoman and relax. D.O.T. FURNITURE, dot-furniture.com

STRENGTH & CHARACTER The Axel Collection is industrially inspired solid wood and metal furniture with strength and character, made from recycled decommissioned Chinese Junks. Available in dining and occasional tables, bookcases and media stands. The Mimi Chair has a vintage look, infused with modern spirit. Available in top-grain leather or fabric, weathered oak or black wood legs. Several GTA locations. UPCOUNTRY, upcountry.com renoanddecor.com February/March 2016 :: 81

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STORAGE & SPACE SAVERS THE SPACE DISCOVERY PEOPLE Superior Closets is an established, family-owned business catering to both the public and the designer trade. They specialize in designing and manufacturing custom-made closet organizers and cabinets, wall units and mirror doors. Choose from a variety of styles at prices to suit everyone’s budget; all products are backed by a lifetime warranty. For a free estimate, call or visit their website. SUPERIOR CLOSETS, superiorclosets.com

ON CLOUD 9 WB Fowler Industries has proudly been manufacturing electric lifts in Canada for over 30 years. Their offerings range from the budget WoodWaiter to the slick custom-built HandyWaiter (travel capability four floors), to the mini-lift Cloud 9, designed to lift your TV up from inside a cabinet. They have a lift solution to fit your application and budget!

SMART SOLUTIONS Innovative thinking led to the world’s first Microwave Drawer Oven, an appliance that has helped revolutionize kitchen design and microwave oven placement. Sharp’s next generation Microwave Drawer is larger, sleeker and more accessible than ever. With more convenience features, quieter operation and a more integrated design, it is the best solution yet for where to place the microwave. SHARP ELECTRONICS OF CANADA LTD., sharp.ca

WINE STORAGE SOLUTIONS Specially educated and trained cellar building teams will advise on the proper building requirements and solutions for your wine storage needs. Wine cabinets, cooling unit and wine racks are also available. H2O2 WINE CELLAR DESIGN, h2O2winecellardesign.com

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PROBLEM SOLVING MADE EASY No more kneeling, stretching or crawling into cabinets with custom, gliding shelves that retro-fit to your existing cabinets. Offered by Gliding Shelf Solutions Inc., these shelves double your space, create easy accessibility and offer better organization. Made in Ontario of high-quality materials, these shelves offer solutions to common problems. GLIDING SHELF SOLUTIONS INC., glidingshelf.ca 82 :: February/March 2016 renoanddecor.com

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A A & A Custom Homes and Renovations Inc. Member Since: 2012 Vaughan 1.855.228.6736 aacustomhomes.ca A. Brown Construction Member Since: 2010 Toronto 416.766.9892 abrownconstruction.ca A. Lifetime Contractor Ltd. Member Since: 2003 Toronto 416.483.2151 lifetimecontractor.com A. Mazzucco Construction Member Since: 1974 Toronto 416.207.0388 amazzucco.on.ca A.D.C. Aluminum Contracting Ltd. Member Since: 1993 Concord 905.669.1172 adcaluminum.com AB Renovations Unltd. Member Since: 2005 Stouffville 416.809.5025 abreno.com Abode Home Building Inc. Member Since: 2014 Toronto 416.689.7473 abodebuildinginc.com ADH Canada Inc. Member Since: 2013 Thornhill 905.513.7876 adhcanada.com Affordable Woodworking Inc. Member Since: 2009 Toronto 416.831.6741 affordablewoodworking.com AJD Construction Group Inc. Member Since: 2010 Sharon 1.877.999.0934 ajdconstructiongroup.com Alair Homes Aurora/Newmarket Member Since: 2015 Aurora 289.803.2612 alairhomes.ca/aurora Alair Homes Richmond Hill Member Since: 2015 Richmond Hill 416.518.8076 alairhomes.ca Alair Homes Scarborough Member Since: 2014 Scarborough 416.417.1961 alairhomes.com Alair Homes Toronto Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.988.1661 alairhomes.com Alan Heron Homes Inc. Member Since: 2004 Toronto 416.642.7651 alanheron.houzz.com Alert Restoration Inc. Member Since: 2014 Oakville 905.301.8196 alertreno.ca

Alexander and Tencate Design Build Inc. Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.561.7384 alexandertencate.com All Angles Renovations Ltd. Member Since: 2009 Scarborough 416.261.9732 allanglesrenovations.ca Allyn Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2002 Milton 416.347.7548 allynconstruction.com Alphyn Construction Inc. Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.737.8607 alphynconstruction.com Amazon Home Improvements Member Since: 2010 Thornhill 905.763.9000 amazonhomeimprovements.ca Ambia Windows and Doors Inc. Member Since: 2009 Vaughan 416.831.3719 ambiawindowsdoors.com Andes Construction Member Since: 2001 Toronto 416.939.7824 andesconstruction.com Anvale Homes Inc. Member Since: 2013 Concord 905.669.0471 anvalehomes.com Arbourdale Construction Inc. Member Since: 2015 Toronto 416.576.0541 arbourdaleconstruction.ca Arco Construction Co. Member Since: 2015 Toronto 416.890.4488 arcoconstruction.ca Argyris and Clinkard Inc. Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.717.3396 argyrisandclinkard.com ArmentaLevy Interiors Ltd. Member Since: 2013 Stouffville 416.561.6204 armentalevy.com ARX Custom Homes Inc. Member Since: 2011 Richmond Hill 416.471.0947 arxcustomhomes.com Attard Construction Corporation Member Since: 2006 Mississauga 905.824.6300 attard.net Avonlea Kitchen and Bathroom Concepts Member Since: 2004 Toronto 416.422.5276 avonlearenovations.com B Bachly Construction Member Since: 2002 Bolton 905.951.3100 bachly.com

Balance Building Group Member Since: 2013 Concord 905.669.4440 balancebuildinggroup.com

Broadway Flooring Centre Ltd. Member Since: 2009 Toronto 416.730.1830 broadwayfloors.com

Cochren Homes Ltd. Member Since: 2003 Oakville 905.842.2462 cochrenhomes.com

Balmoral Construction Group Member Since: 2014 Richmond Hill 416.779.8761

Brock Doors & Windows Inc. Member Since: 1999 Brampton 905.791.2850 brockwindows.com

Cohn Construction Ltd. Member Since: 1991 Mississauga 905.569.1349

Balmoral Custom Homes Ltd. Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.482.5000 balmoralcustomhomes.com Barbini Developments Inc. Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.385.8883 amedeobarbini.com Barry’s Construction & Renovation Ltd. Member Since: 2014 Toronto 1.800.438.5192 bcrltd.ca Bayden Homes Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.818.8143 bayden.ca Baymanor Homes Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.781.2866 baymanorhomes.com Bayview Projects Contracting Member Since: 1998 North York 416.730.8506 bayviewprojects.com Bellcon Interiors Limited Member Since: 2015 Sharon 416.420.6648 Belyea Bros. Ltd. Member Since: 2003 Toronto 416.425.1200 belyeabrothers.com Binns Kitchen + Bath Design Member Since: 2009 Toronto 905.509.5555 binns.net Blueprint Renovations Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.878.3272 blueprintrenovations.com

Bryant Renovations Member Since: 2000 Toronto 416.260.0818 bryantrenovations.com BVM Contracting Member Since; 2015 Toronto 416.265.9602 bvmcontracting.com C Calado & Lima Home Improvement Inc. Member Since: 2011 York 416.782.0110 caladolima.ca Canlik Kitchens Member Since: 1996 Scarborough 416.412.7828 refaceyourkitchen.com Carick Home Improvements (Carick Building Products Ltd.) Member Since: 1998 Toronto 416.781.6671 carickhome.com Carmelin Design + Build Member Since; 2014 Toronto 647.292.7682 carmelin.ca Caruk Hall Homes Member Since: 1995 Toronto 416.546.8602 carukhall.com Celcon General Contractors Ltd. Member Since: 2006 Markham 905.472.8281 celconcontractors.com CGGC Construction Inc. Member Since; 2015 Toronto 416.625.2851 cggcconstruction.com

Blueprint Properties Inc. Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.731.2285 blueprintpropertiesinc.ca

Chaplin Home Improvements Ltd. Member Since: 2008 Markham 416.904.6909 chaplinhomeimprovements.com

Bramson Construction Member Since: 2010 Toronto 416.625.3943 bramsonconstruction.com

Clarke Basement Systems Member Since: 2007 Markham 905.642.4861 wetbasements.ca

Brian T. Fletcher Construction Co. Ltd. Member Since: 1995 Etobicoke 416.626.7746 fletcherconstruction.ca

Classic Homestyles Inc. Member Since: 2011 Markham 905.477.0441 classichomestyles.ca

Bridge Contracting Ltd. Member Since: 2012 Toronto 647.987.2919 bridgecontracting.ca

Clemmensen & Associates Ltd. Member Since: 1982 Weston 416.747.6266 Cliff and Evans Ltd. Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.628.7186 cliffandevans.com

Colewood Construction Ltd. Member Since: 1991 Toronto 416.252.2226

Dupont Custom Homes O/A 1740338 Ontario Ltd. Member Since: 2013 Markham 416.209.0029 dupontcustomhomes.com Duracon Construction Services & Dura Painting Member Since: 2009 Stouffville 416.688.9191 duraconconstruction.com

Core Insurance Claims Contracting Inc. Member Since: 1993 Weston 416.740.9400

E Eggersmann Toronto Kitchens/Home Living Member Since: 2014 Toronto 416.420.9565 eggersmanntoronto.ca

Craiglee Home Improvements Ltd. Member Since: 1997 Scarborough 416.540.0503 craigleehomes.net

Elite Construction & Renovations Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.888.8417 elite-construction.ca

Crina General Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2002 Concord 905.738.7930

Enmar Homes Inc. Member Since: 2010 Toronto 647.351.2221 enmarhomes.ca

D Dalerose Homes Member Since: 1986 Orangeville 519.938.8417

Equinox Development Inc. Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.866.8966 equinoxdevelopment.ca

Darmaga Hardwood Flooring Ltd. Member Since: 2004 Richmond Hill 905.770.1900 darmaga.com

Esto Construction Co. Ltd. Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.752.3702 estoconstruction.ca

Day Custom Homes Member Since: 2015 Mississauga 416.450.1871 daycustomhomes.ca

Eurodale Developments Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.782.5690 eurodale.ca

DCAM Homes Inc. Member Since: 2007 Oakville 905.847.3636 dcamhomes.com

F Fairmont Properties Ltd. Member Since: 1994 Aurora 905.841.6161 fairmontproperties.ca

Decksterity Carpentry Cont. Ltd. Member Since: 2012 Richmond Hill 905.737.9905 decksteritycarpentry.com

Fairside Homes and Renovations Ltd. Member Since: 2004 Toronto 416.721.2224 fairsidehomes.com

Design-Spec Building Group Ltd. Member Since: 2007 Vaughan 905.760.2225 designspecgroup.com

Fifthshire Homes Ltd. Member Since: 1985 Concord 905.660.7415 fifthshire.com

Domilya Group Member Since: 2013 Oakville 647.300.0282 domilyagroup.ca Doric Homes Inc. Member Since: 2010 Toronto 416.226.0724 dorichomes.ca DreamBuilders (2004) Ltd. Member Since: 1998 Toronto 416.241.8805 dreambuilders.ca Dundene Homes Inc. Member Since: 1999 Toronto 416.863.6116 dundenehomes.ca

Fourth Pig Green & Natural Construction Worker Co-op Member Since: 2015 Baysville 1.888.391.4474 fourthpig.org G Galle Construction Inc. Member Since: 2013 Etobicoke 416.792.7591 galleconstructioninc.com Georgian Custom Renovations Inc. Member Since: 2013 Mississauga 905.405.7275 Godel Construction Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.484.6096 godelconstruction.com

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{RENOVATOR RESOURCE DIRECTORY} Golden Bee Homes Inc. Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.768.4771 goldenbeehomes.com

House Tune Up Member Since: 2012 Oakville 416.837.5242 housetuneup.ca

Gorman-Mazzon Ltd. Member Since: 1986 Richmond Hill 416.818.5049

Huntington General Inc. Member Since: 2013 Woodbridge 647.258.9315 huntingtongeneralinc.ca I Inspire Homes Inc. Member Since: 2008 Caledon 416.765.2020 inspirehomes.ca

Greening Homes Ltd. Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.532.6811 greeninghomes.com

Integrity Contracting Member Since: 2012 North York 647.738.4395 integrityhomeadditions.com

Grieve Home Maintenance Ltd. Member Since: 2004 Burlington 905.336.0088 grievehome.com

Invictus Renovations Ltd. Member Since: 2004 Toronto 416.893.3967

Goldribbon Homes Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.623.1321 goldribbonhomes.com

H Hadley-Irvine General Contracting Ltd. Member Since: 2010 Georgetown 416.910.8419 hadley-irvine.com Hall Developments Member Since: 2014 Toronto 416.254.5114 halldevelopments.com Handyman Connection Member Since: 1999 Richmond Hill 905.884.7678 york.handymanconnection.com Hardcore Renos Member Since: 2015 Mississauga 416.433.5737 hardcorerenos.com Harlequin Homes Ltd. Member Since: 2009 Aurora 416.771.8597 harlequinhomes.ca Harper House Contracting Ltd. Member Since: 2002 Uxbridge 416.266.7896 Haylacon Construction Inc. Member Since: 2007 Oakville 416.219.5381 haylaconconstruction.com Heidan Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.543.2945 heidanconstruction.com Heres Renovations Inc. Member Since: 2007 Gormley 416.738.1895 heresrenovations.com Home Art Building Group Ltd. Member Since: 2014 Mississauga 416.888.0265 home-art.ca Home Editions Ltd. Member Since: 2000 Toronto 416.410.7844 homeeditions.com Home Reno Direct Member Since: 2015 Mississauga 905.564.9989 homerenodirect.com

J J. Gray Renovations Member Since: 2004 Thornhill 416.520.6366 grayreno.ca Jackson & Associates Inc. Design - Build - Renovate Member Since: 1998 Toronto 416.693.7870 jacksoninc.ca JD Nelson and Sons Ltd. Member Since: 2009 Ajax 647.223.1245 Josh Developments (1996) Ltd. Member Since: 1988 Toronto 416.318.4899 K Keystone Interiors Inc. Member Since: 2010 Woodbridge 905.850.0474 keystoneinteriors.ca Kayland Construction Concepts Inc. Member Since: 2015 Newmarket 905.836.0090 kaylandconcepts.com Keystone Ridge Developments Ltd. Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.901.9426 keystoneridge.ca

L Lakeland Builders Inc. Member Since: 2005 Concord 905.761.6660 lakelandbuilders.com Leonardi Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2010 Mississauga 905.277.9085 leonardiconstruction.com Leprevo Homes Member Since: 2012 Etobicoke 647.893.3283 leprevo.ca Leslieville Home Improvements Div. of Nagim Construction Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.465.9410 leslievillehomeimprovement.com Lewitt Construction Inc. Member Since: 2004 Toronto 416.383.1221 lewittconstruction.com Lifestyles By Barons Inc. Member Since: 2010 Halton Hills 905.872.5777 lbbdesigns.ca Lokert General Plumbing Member Since: 2014 Burlington 905.634.6567 Lou’s Home Improvements Member Since: 2008 North York 416.931.2664 loushomeimprovements.com M MacPherson Builders Ltd. Member Since: 1995 Richmond Hill 905.882.8000 macphersonbuilders.com Mane Construction Group Inc. Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.821.2622 maneconstruction.ca MapleBridge Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2010 Maple 416.540.7558 maplebridgeconstruction.com Markay Developments Member Since: 1996 Oakville 905.257.1220 markayhomes.com

Khachi Design Group Ltd. Member Since: 2012 Oakville 905.469.8118 khachi.com

Master Edge Homes Member Since: 2009 Markham 905.201.1054 masteredgehomes.com

Kilbarry Hill Construction Limited Member Since: 2007 Markham 416.484.0701 kilbarryhill.com

Mather Fine Homes a division of Beechwood Investments Development Inc. Member Since: 1987 Toronto 416.482.9001 matherfinehomes.com

Kingsway Home Improvements Inc. Member Since: 2010 Toronto 647.505.6869 kingswayhomeimprovements.com Kingsway Home Renovations Member Since: 2014 Etobicoke 416.702.0762 kingswayhomerenovations.com Komon Homes Inc. Member Since: 2013 Burlington 647.402.5740 komonhomes.com

Mattu Building Specialists Inc. Member Since: 2011 Toronto 647.273.4847 mattu.ca Mazenga Building Group Ltd. Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.483.4105 mazenga.com Men At Work General Contractors Ltd. Member Since: 1994 Toronto 416.763.0763 menatwork.ca

Method Homes Member Since: 2010 Toronto 416.548.5988 methodhomes.ca Mills Design Build Member Since: 2004 Oakville 905.847.7104 millsdb.ca Modified Homes Member Since: 2013 Mississauga 905.301.2657 modifiedhomes.net Modular Home Additions Ltd. Member Since: 2004 Toronto 416.759.4663 modular.ca Modus Homes Inc. Member Since: 2014 Toronto 416.696.7856 modushomes.com Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre Member Since: 2013 Pickering 905.686.2001 mkbi.com Myhaven Greenvision Homes Member Since: 2004 Richmond Hill 905.508.8075 greenhomebuildertoronto.com N Norseman Construction & Development Ltd. / Norseman Group Member Since: 2008 Toronto 647.435.5433 norsemanconstruction.ca Northern Edge Construction Services Ltd. Member Since: 1997 Scarborough 416.269.1900 noredge.com Nostco Construction Member Since: 2009 Markham 905.604.4511 nostco.com Novacon Construction Inc. Member Since: 2015 Pickering 416.881.7176 novacon.ca O Ommert Carpentry & Renovations Member Since: 2006 Ajax 416.843.5716 ommertrenovations.com Ontario Home Improvements Ltd. Member Since: 2014 Woodbridge 905.663.6060 ontariohomeimprovements.ca P P.J. Renovations Inc. Member Since: 1996 Etobicoke 416.621.1041 Pantera Building Contractors Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.284.0077 panteracontracting.ca Penguin Basements Ltd. Member Since: 2014 North York 416.633.7180

Pine Glen General Contractors Inc. Member Since: 2010 Oakville 905.827.1117 pineglen.ca Plan A Contracting Ltd. Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.873.6810 planabuilds.com Premier Quality Renovations Inc. Member SInce: 2015 Toronto 905.286.0303 premier-renovations.com Prep ’n Sell Member Since: 2014 Mississauga 416.201.1010 prepnsell.com PROBUILT Member Since: 1997 Bolton 905.533.4663 probuilt.ca Progressive Reno & Contracting Member Since: 2014 Toronto 416.831.6717 Q Quality Sterling Group Member Since: 1965 Vaughan 905.585.4800 sterlingflooring.ca Queensgate Homes Inc. Member Since: 1992 Woodbridge 905.264.0600 queensgatehomes.com R Ram Contracting Ltd. Member Since: 2012 Richmond Hill 905.773.0507 ramcon.ca Regal Construction & Renovations Co. Ltd. Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.994.8183 regalconstruction.ca Renditions Design Build Ltd. Member Since: 2011 Terra Cotta 416.606.9954 renditionsdesignbuild.com Renoco Group Member Since: 2015 Toronto 416.402.4843 renoco.ca Reno King Contracting Ltd. Member Since: 1997 Scarborough 416.821.9376 renokingcontracting.ca Renovation Experts/ Basement Experts Member Since: 2009 Richmond Hill 905.884.8585 renoexperts.ca Retreats Inc. Member Since: 2009 Georgetown 647.237.3878 homeretreats.ca Ridgestone Construction Inc. Member Since: 2010 Woodbridge 905.264.7880 ridgestonehomes.com

Rivet Development Corp. Member Since: 2010 Toronto 416.464.2748 rivetdevelopment.com Rosehill Wine Cellars Inc. Member Since: 2013 Mississauga 905.275.0979 rosehillwinecellars.com Roswell Construction Inc. Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.621.3286 roswellconstruction.net Royal Home Improvements Member Since: 1997 Mississauga 416.236.4400 royalhomeimprovements.ca RS Homes Member Since: 2014 Toronto 416.480.0282 rshomes.ca Rulestone Renovations Inc. Member Since: 1991 Carrying Place 416.694.6016 S Salerno Custom Homes Member Since: 2011 Mississauga 905.602.8611 salerno.ca Sandgate Construction Inc. Member Since: 1991 Aurora 905.841.6440 sandgateconstruction.com ScottRyan Design Build Member Since: 2015 Oakville 905.510.5314 scottryan.ca Scottsdale Contracting Inc. Member Since: 2002 Toronto 416.520.8858 scottsdalecontracting.ca Serenity Homes Member Since: 2009 Toronto 416.551.6220 serenity-homes.ca SevernWoods Construction Inc. Member Since: 2008 Toronto 416.483.2941 severnwoods.com Sheppard Pearl Waterproofing & Renovation (1450434 Ontario Inc.) Member Since: 2008 Scarborough 416.677.0888 iwaterproofing.ca Silverado Custom Homes Member Since: 2013 North York 416.823.7018 silveradocustomhomes.com Silverpoint Fine Homes Inc. Member Since: 2008 Toronto 416.995.4119 silverpointfinehomes.com Simple Solutions Design & Build Contractors Inc. Member Since: 2013 Caledon Village 905.799.9199 simplesolutionsrenovations.ca

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{RENOVATOR RESOURCE DIRECTORY} SLUG HERE SNR Contracting Ltd. Member Since: 2014 Richmond Hill 647.866.7859 snrcontracting.ca

The City Wide Group Inc. Member Since: 2014 Toronto 416.283.5500 citywidegroup.com

Sosna Inc. Member Since: 2012 Richmond Hill 416.452.5259 sosna.ca

The Construction Group Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.335.7911 theconstructiongroup.ca

South Light Design/Build Inc. Member Since: 2010 Toronto 416.457.4640 southlight.ca

The English Carpenter Member Since: 2014 Toronto 647.269.3140 theenglishcarpenter.com

Space Converters Ltd. Member Since: 2005 Mississauga 416.219.5533 spaceconverters.com Spalding, K. Construction Inc. Member Since: 1996 Newmarket 905.898.5503 Span-Co General Contracting Services Ltd. Member Since: 2008 Markham 905.475.6282 spanco.ca SR Contracting Inc. Member Since: 2014 Toronto 416.827.6624 srcontracting.ca

The Fifth Wall Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.509.5512 thefifthwall.ca The Gatti Group Corp. Member Since: 2009 Vaughan 905.566.9072 thegattigroupcorp.com

V Vorcon Group Inc. Member Since: 2012 Etobicoke 416.247.7555 vorcongroup.com W W.C. Meek Design and Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2008 Toronto 416.690.1919 wcmeekdesignandconstruction.com Walden Design Build Inc. Member Since: 1999 Toronto 416.487.2300 waldendesignbuild.com/ renomark WellCore Corporation Member Since: 2014 Thornhill 416.882.4606 wellcorecorporation.ca

The Toolbox Group Inc. Member Since: 2005 Whitby 416.991.2229 thetoolbox.ca

Whitehall Homes & Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2004 Oakville 905.338.7230 whitehallhomes.ca

The Urban Blueprint Inc. Member Since: 2014 Toronto 647.479.5381 urbanblueprintdevelopments.com

Willem Contracting Member Since: 2008 Etobicoke 416.579.2724 willemcontracting.ca

Three Season Complete Renovations Inc. Member Since: 2014 Belfountain 647.968.6455

Wilson Project Management Limited Member Since: 2007 Toronto 416.222.9433 wilsonproject.ca

Stockridge Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.964.6800

Timberlea Construction and Roofing Ltd. Member Since: 2007 Mississauga 905.602.5959 timberleaconstruction.com

Window Choice Member Since: 2010 Mississauga 905.670.4600 windowchoice.ca

Stonemill Developments Inc. Member Since: 2008 Oakville 905.847.5900 stonemill.ca

TIPEQ Inc. Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.623.8159 tipeqrenovations.ca

Stellar Homes Inc. Member Since: 2011 Aurora 905.726.7778 stellarhomesinc.ca

Super 7 Group Member Since: 2005 Sharon 416.688.5599 super7group.com

Tishler Custom Homes Ltd. Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.785.0060 tishlerhomes.com

Superior Construction Luxury Homes Inc. (o/a Pahlbod Homes) Member Since: 2014 Thornhill 905.597.7070 pahlbod.ca

Toronto Custom Concepts Inc. Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.806.2232 torontocustomconcepts.com

Superior Quality Renovations & Construction Inc. Member Since: 2003 Toronto 416.441.0084 sqrc.ca SweetHomeSpaces Member Since: 2012 Mississauga 647.299.3871 sweethomespaces.com T T. Sena Construction and Management Inc. Member Since: 2006 Woodbridge 905.850.1010 Templehouse Renovations Member Since: 2000 Toronto 416.932.9099 templehouse.com

Total Renovations Inc. Member Since: 2000 Toronto 416.694.2488 totalrenovations.com Town Square Developments Inc. Member Since: 2005 Woodbridge 905.850.9367 townsquaredevelopments.ca U U.K. Construction Member Since: 1996 Scarborough 416.266.5333 ukconstruction.ca Upside Inc. Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.463.7433 upsidedevelopment.ca

Woodcastle Homes Ltd. Member Since: 2002 Mississauga 905.891.0200 woodcastle.ca Woodsmith Construction Member Since: 2015 Toronto 416.937.5874 woodsmith.ca TRADE CONTRACTORS A A.D.C. Aluminum Contracting Ltd. Member Since: 1993 Concord 905.669.1172 adcaluminum.com Applewood Air Conditioning Member Since: 1971 Mississauga 905.275.4500 applewoodair.com Archer Roofing Member Since: 2007 Mississauga 416.427.2437 archer.ca

B Benim Contracting (2055523 Ontario Ltd.) Member Since: 2006 Etobicoke 416.737.5897 benimcontracting.ca Broadway Flooring Centre Ltd. Member Since: 2009 Toronto 416.730.1830 broadwayfloors.com C Cando Pro Roofing Member Since: 2011 Thornhill 416.629.2446 candoproroofing.com Canduit Contracting Inc. (Electrical Specialists) Member Since: 2011 Mississauga 647.236.3050 Capital Floors Inc. Member Since: 2015 Toronto 416.536.2200 capitalfloor.com Chislett Asphalt Roofing Ltd. Member Since: 1986 Vaughan 905.738.9433 chislettroofing.com Conquest Carpet & Flooring (Division of Trust Flooring) Member Since: 1995 North York 416.745.8518 trustflooring.com D Dalmar Columns Inc. Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.747.6945 dalmar.ca Darmaga Hardwood Flooring Ltd. Member Since: 2004 Richmond Hill 905.770.1900 darmaga.com Dave’s Duct Cleaning Member Since: 2013 Whitby 416.668.4607 davesducts.com DeMarco Mechanical Services Inc. Member Since: 2014 Toronto 416.820.9155 Dominion Roofing Member Since: 1957 Toronto 416.789.0601 dominionroofing.com E Electric Avenue, Inc. Member Since: 2015 Bolton 1.888.662.4449 electric-avenue.ca

Aspen Wood Floors Member Since: 2003 Mississauga 905.281.2900 aspenwoodfloors.com

Elle & Co Construction Inc. Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.710.4419 ellecoinc.ca

Avenue Insulation Inc. Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.371.3626 avenueinsulationcom

E-M Air Systems Inc. Member Since: 1997 Concord 905.738.0450 emair.ca

Erindale Painting & Decorating Inc. Member Since: 2011 Concord 289.588.1810 F Foamit.ca Spray Foam & Blown-In Insulation Member Since: 2012 Mississauga 416.893.8712 foamit.ca G Garage Door Depot Member Since: 2014 Mississauga 416.424.3400 garagedoordepot.ca George Kent Home Improvement Ltd. Member Since: 2014 Mississauga 905.670.2707 georgekent.ca H Home Corp Services Inc,/ Montwest Mechanical Inc. Member Since: 2003 Vaughan 905.660.8886 homecorpservices.com

O Ontario Basement Lowering (Div. Of AKG Precision Foundation Group Inc.) Member Since: 2010 Toronto 416.494.3999 basementlowering.com Ontario Flooring Inc. Member Since: 2008 Woodbridge 905.850.9944 ontarioflooring.com Ontario HVAC General Contractor Ltd. Member Since: 2015 Toronto 416.831.8646 Ontario Screen Systems Inc./Phantom Screens Member Since: 1995 Mississauga 905.624.0824 phantomscreens.ca P Palmer’s Demolition Member Since: 2015 Toronto 416.315.9715 palmersdemolition.ca

J JAGG Enterprizes Inc. Member Since: 2007 Caledon 905.838.5244 jaggenterprizes.ca

Pro-Land Landscape Construction Inc. Member Since: 2011 Brampton 905.799.6100 proland.ca

K Kingsway Carpets & Blinds Inc. Member Since: 2012 416.253.0880 kingswaycarpetsandblinds.com

Q Quality Sterling Group Member Since: 1965 Vaughan 905.585.4800 sterlingflooring.ca

L Let It Rain Ltd. Member Since: 2003 Mississauga 905.795.0212 letitrain.ca

R Ragno Electric Ltd. Member Since: 2000 Brampton 905.793.4663 ragnoelectric.com

M Marmara Ltd. Member Since: 2013 North York 647.864.1062 marmaracontracting.com

Raynor Canada Corp. o/s Richards-Wilcox Canada Member Since: 2015 Mississauga 905.625.0037 rwdoors.com

Martino Contractors Ltd. Member Since: 1987 Concord 905.760.9894 martinohvac.com

Raywal Limited Member Since: 1957 Thornhill 905.889.6243 raywal.com

Metropolitan Sheet Metal Ltd. MetroAir Home Comfort Solutions Member Since: 1959 Brampton 905.792.5076 metroair.ca

Roussel Eavestrough Distributors Ltd. Member Since: 2011 Scarborough 416.438.4344 rousseleavestrough.com

N N. De Luca Plumbing (1995) Inc. Member Since: 1996 Woodbridge 905.851.9159 New Steel Roofers Inc. Member Since: 2010 Hamilton 905.543.1623 newsteelroofers.com Nusite Waterproofing Ltd. Member Since: 2009 Toronto 416.622.7000 nusitegroup.com

The City Wide Group Inc. Member Since: 2014 Toronto 416.283.5500 citywidegroup.com Timeless Millwork Inc. Member Since: 2014 Concord 905.760.1985 timelessmillwork.com Trudel & Sons Roofing Ltd. Member Since: 1995 Stouffville 905.642.3515 trudelroofing.com Turnkey Site Solutions Member Since: 2014 North York 416.240.7666 turnkeyss.ca U Uni-Tech Windows Mfrs. Inc. Member Since: 2015 Woodbridge 905.856.4011 uni-techwindows.com V Vacuflo Ontario Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.445.6886 cyclonicvacs.com W Watertite Waterproofers Ltd. Member Since: 2002 Toronto 416.410.5326 watertite.ca Weston Flooring Ltd. Member Since: 2004 Woodbridge 416.746.8492 westonflooring.com

S Sure Seal Crack Injections Co. Ltd. Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.878.7295 crackinjections.com Sustain Electrical Services Member Since: 2014 Toronto 647.505.0692 T Tailored Living of Central Toronto Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.631.7272 tailoredlivingcom

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BY SILVANA LONGO

It’s a boy! It’s a girl! Wait, it’s a pair of pastels that made it to the Pantone 2016 finish line. Heads definitely turned when the colour authority announced its first-time decision ever to pick two colours to define 2016.

2 SERENITY

(pale blue) calms and comforts

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ROSE QUARTZ

(pale pink) conveys compassion and composure

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It is a leap year so I guess anything is possible. Even still, we can’t help but ask: why the duality? Seeing this anticipated selection acts as both a global reflection and antidote— and these are certainly uncertain times in the world—Pantone says that Rose Quartz and Serenity represent “a mindset of tranquility and inner peace.” And we can all agree in our hurried and stress-filled lives, this is a highly necessary and sought-after state. Together these two shades also serve to blur the gender lines as society moves toward gender equality, (thanks Caitlyn). I see this pastel duo as a desire to return to a state of innocence, to quiet down the loudness of the world, cut the discord and re-emerge with a more compassionate and peaceful approach. Here’s how you can bring the serenity of a blue sky and the gentleness of rose quartz to your world in 2016.

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INTRODUCING THE NEW IMPRESSA A9

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Reno & Decor Magazine Feb/Mar 2016  

Canada's Home Idea Book! Design, Decor, Renovating, Home Improvement, DIY, Expert Advice, tips & trends, new products and services.

Reno & Decor Magazine Feb/Mar 2016  

Canada's Home Idea Book! Design, Decor, Renovating, Home Improvement, DIY, Expert Advice, tips & trends, new products and services.