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CONTENTS FEATURES

DEPARTMENTS

ECOR EXPERT 24 DElevate the look and optimize

FROM THE EDITORIAL 10  DIRECTOR

the function of bookshelves

STORY 30 CAnOVER American actor finds all the

comforts of home in a diminutive downtown Vancouver condo

EXPERTS 38 DTheESIGN grandeur of small-space living

ESIGNER TIPS 42 DMudrooms make their

mark providing maximum storage and style

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 DESIGN LESSON A mid-century home comes to life with colourful art pieces

Small spaces that stand the test of time

STAY IN TOUCH 12  Giveaway: Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day line comes to Canada

NEWSWORTHY 14  Industry news and events HOME FINDS 16  Small-space pieces that offer the whole package; the essential side table

OMESTIC DETAILS 26 DDebut column on all things

Everything for your home under our roof!

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38 It’s Showtime! NSIDE DESIGN 34 IStorage solutions from

the walk-in closet to the bathroom vanity

ESIGN/BUILD EXPERT 60 DEnhanced technology in home building is worth the investment

58 GFiveREENoutTHUMB of 10 super foods

SMART 62 RAnENOessential roadmap to

REND WATCH 82 TPantone’s promise of a fresh

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS ROM THE RENO EXPERT 52 FSafety during a renovation

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FROM THE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

the

Perfect NEST

Staying true to small and charming provides an idyllic retirement home for two empty nesters

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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

They replaced the old-wood windows with new, larger black frame ones that instantly give the white stucco a contemporary look. They took down the wall that divided the tiny living room and kitchen to make one large space with an island for entertaining, a flat-screen TV hangs over the old-stone fireplace, the walls are painted white, etc. And last week they invited friends over for cocktails and to view the new-and-improved space. Those of us at the party are at varying stages of the ‘kids flying the coop,’ and many have very large, empty nests now to rattle around in and maintain. The conversation and compliments about this perfect little “condo with a backyard” in the middle of our neighbourhood went on all night—the tiny cottage even seemed to be the envy of many. And so it’s a happy little tale that ends well for these lovebirds. What are the lessons? Well, I’m thinking that sometimes the best thing to do is nothing at all. Wait it out—which is not something we like to hear in these days of high desire and debt. But think of the energy, stress and money this family saved by not moving up in size only to have to move back down a few years later. Now they have their perfect little retirement condo nestled under the trees of their favourite neighbourhood—sure it took some patience and perseverance, but in what feels like a blink of an eye, they’re sitting pretty, right where they most want to be.

COBI LADNER, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

Feel free to write to me about your thoughts of home: cobi@cobistyle.com

PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEPHANI BUCHMAN, HAIR & MAKEUP BY JULIE LYNAS

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know it’s cliché but life really does happen when you’re busy making other plans and time really does fly. About 15 years ago I met a family in our neighbourhood. They had two boys, and lived in a tiny stucco cottage at the end of a quiet street. When I say cottage, I mean this little house was right out of a storybook set in the English countryside. And with the homeowner’s talent for gardening and decorating, it was just as charming. But it was definitely tiny—about 880 square feet on the main floor with no upstairs and a small basement. As the mansions started being built around it, with the ‘teardown and go-big’ boom of the past few years, the house appears even smaller now. Like many older neighbourhoods, the large properties of this area make it attractive to custom builders to ‘maximize the lot size’ and the charm of the older homes nestled under the canopy of large trees is quickly disappearing. But our friends in the little cottage hung in there—through the years of hockey bags, birthday parties, sleepovers and sword fights. If the quarters were cramped, they never complained. The busy years flew by in what now feels like a whirlwind. Suddenly our friends find themselves alone in their empty little nest, ready and able to renovate. Even though their home would be considered a ‘teardown’ by many, they once again decided to stick with their tiny cottage and make it work for this new phase of life.

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STAY IN TOUCH

GET CLEANING with MRS. MEYER'S CLEAN DAY PRODUCT PACKAGE

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017 PUBLISHER Michael Rosset

EDITORIAL EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Cobi Ladner EDITOR Silvana Longo ART DIRECTOR Emilie Simpson ASSOCIATE EDITOR Rise Levy

Made with plant-derived formulas and garden-inspired scents, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day cleaning products smell like a garden and clean like the dickens. Just in time for spring cleaning, this issue's giveaway includes Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day product range in Lemon Verbena, Lavender, Basil and Honeysuckle scents. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day products will be available in Canada as of January 2017 at most major retailers, including Sobey’s, Metro, London Drugs and more. mrsmeyers.com PRIZE PACK INCLUDES: 64 Load Laundry Detergent Dryer Sheets All Purpose Cleaner Multi-Surface Concentrate Hand Soap Dish Soap

ENTER TO WIN this garden fresh, cruelty-free cleaning package, retail value $64.

RENOVATION EDITOR Jim Caruk ARCHITECTURE Samantha Sannella BETTER LIVING EXPERT Vicky Sanderson GARDEN EDITOR Mark Cullen CONTRIBUTORS Jamie Alexander, Larry Arnal, Stephani Buchman, Brendan Charters, Henry Ian Cusick, Linda Mazur, Dvira Ovadia, Glen Peloso, Kimberley Seldon, Robin Siegerman, Catherine Sweeney, Bryan Tuckey PRODUCTION VP PRODUCTION Lisa Kelly TECHNICAL PRODUCTION MANAGER David Kucharski PRODUCTION MANAGER Yvonne Poon PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Sari Graham ADMINISTRATION VICE PRESIDENT OPERATIONS Stacey Allen ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR Cynthia Leo CREDIT MANAGER Frances Mangos VICE PRESIDENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Josh Rosset DIRECTOR OF DISTRIBUTION Nancy Frankel WEB MANAGER Regina Gadacz DIGITAL MANAGER Dave Gray ADVERTISING & MARKETING SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SALES Hope McLarnon DIRECTOR OF SALES, BUILDER DIVISION Heidi Lobel VP PRODUCT SALES Fay Splett NATIONAL SALES MANAGER Trish Sutton SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER Tony Loria ACCOUNT MANAGERS Kim Barton, Natalie Flynn, Jessica MacInnis VP MARKETING/MEDIA/PROMOTION Leanne Speers CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER Sonia Presotto SITE SERVICES MANAGERS Paul Mogavero, Amanda Rogers & Renee Solowoniuk

31 The winner of the October/November Braun Handblender is Vivian K. from Whitby.

To enter, email editorial.contest@renoanddecor.com by March, 31, 2017, and your name will be entered for a chance to win the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day product package valued at $64. One entry per person, per issue. Include your full name, address and daytime phone number to be eligible to win. Open to Canadian residents only, aged 18 and over. No purchase necessary. Winner agrees to have their name published in an upcoming issue.

Congratulations Vivian!

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NEWSWORTHY

SUN-BRITE DRAPERY MAKES MERRY AT HOLIDAY LUNCH

Woman Bookend Designed by Valerie (Vally) Wieselthier, Austrian, 1895-1945

20th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts at the ROM The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) opened its new Gallery of Modern Design on December 3, 2016. Featuring the iconic work of designers including Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van de Rohe and Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann among others, the gallery traces the development of design in Europe and North America, highlighting six design movements from 1910 to 1965. On display are many objects from the ROM`s Bernard and Sylvia Ostry collection such as furniture, glassware, ceramics, silver, and other metalwork, prized for their beauty, rarity, and cultural significance. rom.on.ca

The annual Sun-Brite Drapery holiday party is the company’s most generous way to thank their customers and friends by giving everyone an enjoyable afternoon filled with mixing and mingling before the holidays. The much-anticipated full-blown Italian feast took place in their Vaughan showroom on December 9th and a few of us from HOMES Publishing were there as we always look forward to this holiday highlight every December. Thank you Sun-Brite Drapery owners Steve and Benny for another fabulous spread. sunbritedrapery.com

Josh Rosset, Fay Splett, Benny Caringi, Sharyn Smith and Steve Scaini

DESIGN WORLD COMES TO TORONTO’S INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW 2017

The award-winning Gweilo light manipulates the dynamic movement of luminosity to architectural effect.

For the 19th consecutive year, the Interior Design Show, presented by National Bank, welcomes industry masterminds from around the globe to Toronto during the city’s notable Design Week. The four-day event transforms the Metro Toronto Convention Centre into an oasis of design from January 19 to 22, as designers gather to forecast 2017’s top trends. toronto.interiordesignshow.com

On January 21st and 22nd from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., visit the Vicostone Quartz Surfaces + Reno and Decor booth during our Ask a Designer event. Free 15-minute consultations will be offered for all your kitchen and bath renovation questions. On-hand will be design experts: Evelyn Eshun, Samantha Sannella, Paul Semkuley, Peter Brooks, Erica Gelman and Yvonne Whelan. Be sure to bring photos, samples and floor plans to get the most out of the consultation. Our booth number is 1280. See you there!

TWO NEW CANADIAN DESIGN-FRIENDLY COLOURS FROM SILESTONE Silestone introduces two new colours bringing its total colour offerings to over 60 options available across Canada. Inspired by beautiful natural marble, White Arabesque and Snowy Ibiza are the latest colour additions to join Silestone’s natural quartz Custom Series. Acknowledging the clean white design esthetic permeating Canada’s interior design market, these two new colours feature delicate grey veining set amongst subtle elegant white hue backgrounds. ca.silestone.com

White Arabesque embodies an impactful grey veining set against a vivid off-white backdrop mimicking the lively look of natural marble.

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HOME FINDS

Petite & Pretty As square footage shrinks, stylishly smart pieces ensure optimum use of space leaving room for your personality to shine BY SILVANA LONGO

“A small space doesn’t have to compromise style,” says Tamara Robbins Griffith, HomeSense Design Expert. “A pretty pastel sectional is a functional choice that also makes a statement and can be supplemented with flexible seating like poufs, stools and occasional chairs. Mirrors are always a great accessory in a small space, and hanging textiles and plants—be they faux or the real deal—add loads of personality.” Pale Blue Sectional $999.99 Macramé Pouf $99.99 Wall Hanging $39.99 each; homesense.ca

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HOME FINDS

Furnishing small spaces are chock-full of smart design choices and space-stretching tips. When done successfully, pint-size doesn’t mean sacrificing style or personality for plain old utilitarian function. Check out our latest finds that offer small spaces the whole package

SIT BY DAY, SLEEP BY NIGHT

Four functions in one: seating, single bed, bed for two, and two big drawers for storage. FLEKKE DAYBED with two drawers, two mattresses, $667; ikea.com

For Business & Pleasure Equally appropriate in a small office, Distil refines the idea of a desk to its essence. Solid wood legs, eased edges and molded plywood top, wires are cleverly hidden from view. Without the storage components, Distil is an elegant table. Table with two boxes, in upgraded Walnut Veneer, $4,999; quasimodomodern.com

FOR THE L VE OF LAUNDRY I love laundry but most find it a necessary tedious part of domestic life. What may alter your opinion and/or perk up a laundry room is by adding a playful and stylish laundry solution.

--SIL’S PICK--

This one makes me think of carefree bike rides on a summer afternoon.

SILVANA LONGO EDITOR

SHOW & STOW Hanging Storage Rack, $14.99; homesense.ca

DANICA Bicicletta Laundry Hamper, $32; thebay.com

Isn’t it Romantic Not quite pink, not quite orange, this round-back coral accent chair warms up a space and adds a touch of romance to a room. Coral Accent Chair, $299.99; homesense.ca

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HOME FINDS

STYLI S H STO R AG E Raffia Storage Basket, $39.99; Ombre Plastic Storage Basket, $34.99; homesense.ca

LADDER TO SUCCESS With two shelves and one desk surface, the Asterix ladder desk is a modern small-space solution for the bedroom, kitchen and home office.
As an added touch, the wood grain shows through the finish creating a natural appearance. Available in white and walnut colour options. Asterix Ladder Desk, $279; eq3.com

The Appeal of Round This versatile dinette designed by a German design team has modern appeal and various finish and colour options to reflect your personality and preference. The Mesa table top is available in three options: matte black marble, matte white marble, and solid oiled oak. The folded iron base comes standard in a black powder-coated finish but may be customized in yellow, dark teal, kelly green, or eggplant. Mesa Round Dinette Table from $899; eq3.com

--EM’S PICK--

EMILIE SIMPSON ART DIRECTOR

Intimate dining quarters calls for a round dining table over a rectangular shape.

THE ART OF TRASH Yes, even where and how you deal with trash in a small space is essential. This unique waste bin is compartmentalized to store a range of waste and recycling items with an attractive design that doesn’t take up essential kitchen space. JOSEPH JOSEPH Totem Waste Bin, $329.99; thebay.com

Bright Idea

This sconce allows you to pick your favourite bulb to display. Designed by Mermelada Estudio, a simple lighting solution with a personal touch and a way to create a lamp that doesn’t take up floor or surface space. Iron-plated with a brass colour. Plate Sconce, $59.95; cb2.com   18 :: February/March 2017 renoanddecor.com

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Black & White Beaded Wall Hanging, $29.99; homesense.ca

T H E M U LT I - F U N C T I O N A L P I E C E S WRAPPE D I N STYLE

SOTTOSOPRA is a multi-function table that can be set to seven different height positions with the simple touch of the release button and a guiding hand. From lounge table to dining table, the top opens out like a book, to accommodate up to eight guests. Available in smoke ash, walnut, brushed optic white. Sottosopra Table, 29.5x43.5x13.5 to 29”, starts at $.2,414; calligaristoronto.ca

KEEP IT LIGHT & SIT TIGHT FOR 3D KNITTED INNOVATION

This almost transparent amchair is so light, it hardly looks like it’s there at all. Perfect for tiny quarters, it gives the room a feeling of airy openness
and space. Designer Sarah Fager used the same 3D knitting technique in colourful sneakers, and wanted to use this smart way to produce furniture. Mission accomplished. PS 2017 Armchair, $199; ikea.com

Add a pop of colour Green is hot this year (See Pantone’s pick for 2017) and a dash of colour is always welcome—especially in a neutral bathroom or any room of the house that needs a bit of character. This little cabinet will hold a lot without taking much floor space. It could work as a bedside table, bathroom storage and extra surface space, a tiny spot for keys in a small entranceway or as an end table. It’s multi-purpose means it will stead you well through the years. Wood Cabinet, 12”x12”x29”, $130; cobistyle.com

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HOME FINDS

A SIDE ORDER OF SIDE TABLES

SIL SAYS:

A small (or big) space essential, the side table is a must-have in practically every room of the house. And besides the appeal of their dimunitive size, they pack a punch of personality—sometimes the smallest pieces make the biggest statement.

Who doesn’t need a little bird basket accent table? Fun metal bird legs with a nest for the basket.  

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1 Median End Table, $595; eltemkt.com 2 Bird Basket Side Table, $129; cb2.com 3 Orly Accent Table, $278; eltemkt.com 4 Zoro Side Table, Small $775, Large $1,175; elte.com 5 Jersey Side Table, $349; boconcept.com 6 PS 2017 Side Table/Stool, $79; ikea.com 7 Knot Side Table, $199; cb2.com 8 Gold Side Table, $350; cobistyle.com 9 Peggy Side Table, $79; eq3.com

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DECOR EXPERT

KIMBERLEY’S GUIDE TO

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Essential design tips for maximizing the look and function of bookshelves

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Adjustable shelving allows you to customize the placement of objects. Consider installing library lights to create a dramatic display in the evening.

uilt-in or freestanding, bookshelves are a nesting spot for the books and possessions we love most. A handsome bookshelf provides architectural interest and focus to an otherwise generic room and of course, we can’t overlook the generous storage they provide as well. Here are some ideas that really stack up when it comes to arranging, displaying and storing books. In the living room a pair of bookcases flanking the fireplace or a central window creates a symmetrical, balanced space. The longest wall in a room is another ideal location for bookshelves. By sacrificing as little as eight to 13 inches of floor space and fitting a wall with shelves from floor to ceiling, it’s possible to gain an enormous amount of storage. In many instances the lower sections are closed, allowing for discreet storage of media and electronic equipment (provided there is adequate venting).

• Make sure to measure any electronics that require storage before building or purchasing a wall unit or bookcase. If a large bookshelf isn’t required, consider installing single shelves 18 inches below the ceiling (or near the top of doorways) to line the perimeter of a room, providing placement for infrequently accessed books. • Make sure that shelves and brackets are sturdy enough to

support the weight of your collections since books can be quite heavy. Many overlook the potential for display in the dining room. A large bookshelf provides storage for dishes, serving pieces and stemware; it also creates a stimulating backdrop to celebrations. • Consider setting up a bar in the dining room bookcase. Dedicate one or two shelves for essentials like decanters, glasses, napkins and bottles of wine. Nearly any room, even a wide hallway, can accommo-

When it comes to styling a bookcase, it’s always more interesting to mingle decorative objects such as candles, baskets, family photos and collectibles with books. For instance, a collection of silver or crystal dazzles when interspersed with graceful leather-bound volumes. Seashells and rocks showcased in glass jars provide a casual look. HELPFUL HINTS

date a bookshelf. Wherever it’s placed, make sure to include adequate lighting to easily discern the title you’re looking for. If you’re building the bookshelves, add sconces or library lights to the front of the gables (the vertical posts that separate adjoining bookcases) or below the crown. • Where possible, opt for adjustable shelving, which allows you to customize the placement of objects; accommodating larger items where necessary.

* Remove the dust jackets from hard-cover books to reveal the solid binding beneath; a far more elegant look than the riot of colour and pattern provided by typical book covers. * As a general rule symmetrical displays, featuring evenly aligned pairs, are suitable to more formal settings. However, asymmetrical placement is more dynamic and frequently more interesting. It takes some practice, but a knack for styling can be acquired. * To improve styling skills, snap a photo and consider the composition. Then try several vignettes until you find the display that’s pleasing to you.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY DONNA GRIFFITH

DESIGN TIPS

STYLING THE BOOKSHELVES

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VICKY SANDERSON

CLOSET CHAOS

After scouring the GTA for the best design destinations, Vicky Sanderson now turns her focus inside the home to uncover housekeeping practices and the latest products.

The wellorganized linen closet pays off in beautifully made beds.

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Conquering LAUNDRY

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n so many homes, the linen closet is a chaotic jumble. Pity, because it can so easily serve instead as an organized and easy-to-use space that has everything needed to make bathing and going to bed just a little bit nicer for the whole family. Here a few tips that will help.

SORT IT OUT

Keep the linen closet for bath and bed linens only. Resist the temptation to use it as a catch-all—it’s simply not the place to stow the Christmas present your kid made you seven years ago.

SPACE-SAVING TIPS

If space is tight, have just enough linen that each bed can have a set on it and another set in the laundry bin, plus one or two more “emergency” sets. Keep in mind that a King set does double duty for two singles pushed together, which is a useful arrangement, for example, in a spare room. Consider that slim wool blankets take up less room and, while just as warm, are easier to store than bulky comforters.

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COLOUR-FRIENDLY

Linens should be changed weekly. For a touch of luxury, change pillowcases midweek. Creating coordinated looks can be simpler if you stick to one colour, and having only white sheets and dark towels helps keeps the closet tidy. Similarly, restricting shams and throws to one colour family, whether solid or patterned, makes adding accents a breeze.

MORE SPACE SAVERS

• Taking care of the sheets and towels is part and parcel of having an efficient closet. A linen-friendly laundry suite is key. Front loaders have been big for a while, but a new generation of top loaders combine the old-school advantage of a flat top (useful for folding items easily right out of the dyer) with terrific wash performance, and have cycles that can handle everything from dainty lingerie to dirty hockey gear.

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• Larger capacity tubs also help with energy efficiency and mean fewer trips back and forth to the closet. The Whirlpool model shown here, for example, holds six cubic feet of dirty laundry, and is big enough for oversized seasonal items like comforters which, when washed and stored properly, will last longer.

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LINEN CARE & LAUNDRY TIPS

Ideally, shelves in a laundry closet will be adjustable. But fixed can work too, especially if you remove one shelf to make room for oversized items like duvets. Using vacuum pack storage bags for space-gobbling, off-season items is another way to maximize space.

• Take note that using too much detergent can irritate skin, damage fibres, and make linens in your closet feel less soft. Use detergent as directed, and consider a machine with precision dispersal feature. • Use steam and gentle wash features for silk sheets (lucky you!), before packing them away for the season in tissue-lined storage boxes sprinkled with cedar chips or lavender to deter moths. To make the closet even more pleasant, treat yourself to a bottle of scented linen water, or line shelves with plain brown paper sprayed with room fragrance.

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THE GTA HOME & RENO SHOW Feb 17-20, 2017 The International Centre Mississauga, ON

“DESIGN INTERVENTION”

From February 17 to 20 at the International Centre, visit RENO & DECOR at booth 263 to have all of your Design and Decor concerns put to rest. Design Intervention runs every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On-hand will be a host of design and decor experts along with your favourite R&D contributors offering free 15-minute consultations. Be sure to bring along your photos, samples and floor plans to ensure you get the most out of your appointment.

RENO & DECOR BOOTH DESIGNER, LINDA MAZUR Designing the booth this year is Linda Mazur. Linda is a nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group. With almost two decades of experience, this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating relaxed stylish spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada

Be sure to catch Linda on stage along with fellow designers Melissa Davis and Dvira Ovadia, as they discuss kitchen designs and trends. Appearing Sunday, February 19 at 1 p.m.

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COVER STORY

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A Vancouver pied-Ă -terre is a beautiful fusion of sleek modern and rustic, organic styles

OME away from HOME BY CATHERINE SWEENEY • PHOTOGRAPHY BY HENRY IAN CUSICK

YIN AND YANG

Play up differences. Chunky wool ottomans and a textural rug play off of the shiny, mirrored end table and sleek marble coffee table.

How do you decorate

when you are equally drawn to two styles that are polar opposites? For the owner of this Vancouver condo, the answer was calling designer Negar Reihani, who runs the small boutique firm Space Harmony. The goal was to make the Yaletown unit a warm and welcoming home away from home for the owner, an American actor who films often in Vancouver. He loves rustic, natural materials, but equally admires super-slick contemporary styles.

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OPPOSITES ATTRACT

Reihani says she first showed the owner various images to gauge his personal style before embarking on the project. “He was very much leaning toward the two sides of the spectrum like the swing of a pendulum, which was fun,” she says. Reihani decided to simply embrace both styles. “I mixed rustic and contemporary through furniture pieces and finishes, like the white marble coffee table on top of the jute rug,” she says. “It’s mixing worlds so that you can connect with both.” The more traditional pedestal dining table is made of sundried wood, but is paired with mod Eames chairs. It’s an unusual mix, but the contrast works, feeling cool and edgy, but also homey and comfortable.

LET THERE BE LIGHT

The 600-square-foot unit was a bit of a blank slate in a cookiecutter Vancouver condo building. With a small balcony in front of the large window and another building right across, it doesn’t get a lot of natural light. Brightening the old black kitchen cabinets was the first thing on the agenda. “Before, it was rather depressing,“ says Reihani. “The black kitchen sucked so much light and energy from the space.” When you walk in to the condo, the kitchen is the first thing you see. By refacing the dark cabinets in a slick white, and adding in some glass cabinets, the space is transformed, setting the tone for the rest of the open-concept condo.

ROOM WITH A VIEW

Go for one big sofa. A large, low sectional and a pair of ottomans provide lots of seating options without impeding views. HIDDEN ASSETS

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SET THE TONE

A cohesive palette of tone-on-tone greys and warm white creates the illusion of more space in this 600-square-foot unit. SMART MOVES

Instead of starting from scratch, designer Negar Reihani refaced the condo’s existing cabinetry, adding in some bits of glass for glamour.

“The goal was to make the Yaletown unit a warm and

welcoming home away from home for the owner, an American actor who films often in Vancouver.” WHERE TO GO BIG IN A SMALL SPACE

The square footage, or lack of it, presented some challenges, but Reihani’s layout and clever use of furniture creates an effortless flow. Nothing feels cramped or forced. “Make sure you don’t fall into the trap of using small furniture in a small space,” she says. “Instead of going for one big sectional, people tend to go for a loveseat and two chairs, which chops up the space with visual clutter

making it look even smaller.” Instead, she opted for one large sectional in the living area paired with two textural ottomans, which function as occasional seating. She didn’t skimp on the coffee table either, using a large, glamorous marbleand-chrome piece that bounces light around the space. There is a continuous push and pull of texture and shape that keeps the space interesting— boxy and organic, sleek and textural.

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WORLD AT LARGE

This mix works well for the once non-descript condo, creating a pied-à-terre that perfectly suits the owner for long stints throughout the year. Reihani was inspired by his world travels to cover one entire wall in the bedroom with an oversized map in lieu of traditional wallpaper. It’s the main focal point in the master (and only) bedroom, which is so small that standard bedside tables wouldn’t fit next to a queen-sized bed. As a crafty alternative, two custom wall-mounted tables, painted the same colour as the bed for continuity, keep contrast to a minimum, thus visually enlarging the room. “It’s all tone on tone, warm greys,” says Reihani. And though a fusion of two styles is not a brand new concept, here, it is done so subtly, that you barely realize what’s going on. It’s just warm, welcoming and comfortable. “I like when I get to work with clients with a strange wish list or likes that are outside of the box,” she says. “It makes your imagination fly higher and makes you think about things you wouldn’t necessarily do.”

VERTICAL THINKING

Small condo bedrooms can be challenging to furnish. Floating bedside tables and wall-sized artwork take things up a notch. SOURCES BEDROOM: LAMPS: Mercana

BEDDING & PILLOWS: West Elm WORLD MAP WALLPAPER: NumerArt KITCHEN AND DINING: CABINETRY: Space Harmony TABLE: LH Imports CHAIRS & STOOL: Style in Form LIGHT FIXTURE: Restoration Hardware CLOCK: HomeSense LIVING ROOM: SECTIONAL: Custom by Space Harmony COFFEE TABLE, MIRRORED END TABLE: Mobital Art LAMP & POTTERY: Mercana OTTOMANS & JUTE RUG: Surya

Catherine Sweeney is a Toronto-based writer and editor who loves design, architecture, poetry and animals. She has worked for numerous publications including House & Home, Designlines and Azure. renoanddecor.com February/March 2017 :: 33

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R&D

ARCHITECTURE

EXPERT

SAMANTHA SANNELLA

DIVINE ORDER

Walk-in closets aren’t just a beautiful place to store your clothes, the right features maximize function and keep you stress-free from closet chaos

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MORE THAN JUST A CLOSET

First of all, a custom walk-in closet should be a comfortable place where you love spending time. Not only just a space to store clothes, a great closet can also be dressing area, a reading nook and in some cases—a social space. Providing seating and a variety of lighting techniques is critical to making the space comfortable. Natural lighting in a closet is great, but make sure strong sun is mitigated as to not fade clothes.

A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING

Adding accessories in the closet help to ramp up your efficiency and keep

busy lives on track. At a minimum, closets should offer lower and upper hanging rods, full-height hanging rods, shelves and some storage space. Drawers are a great addition, especially if the bedroom is small and there is no room for a dresser. As well, fixtures can include the following:

• Valet Rods

• Tie Organizers

• Scarf Organizers • Purse Cubbies

• Sock/Underwear Drawer Dividers • Shoe Racks

• Jewelry Storage

THE ROYAL TREATMENT

Lighting is critical! There are many options for lighting, but rods with integrated LED lighting are fantastic. As well, ceiling lighting is important. In a large walk-in closet, pendants are a lovely addition to the space and help give the design an overall style. In larger closets, an island is a luxurious addition. The extra countertop is useful and this feature can contain drawers or cubbies. Personally, I like to add jewelry drawers to the island. There is also the option of adding a laundry hamper and a pullout ironing board. Closets should have adjustable

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LARRY ARNAL (CLOSET), URBAN RETREAT HOMES (JEWELRY DRAWER)

nvesting in custom closets and vanities is a great way to make the most of a small space and an opportunity to stay organized. Starting the day with spaces that are well designed can help put us at ease and keep frustrations at bay. How many times have you looked through your closet, while running late for work, searching in vain for your black skirt? Or continually spilled toiletries because there wasn’t enough space to properly put everything away? A good designer can analyze your behaviour and design a purpose-built solution that will make your life easier and more enjoyable.

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shelves. These can be moved up or down to accommodate a changing wardrobe. Fall clothing is generally a little bulky, especially for items like hoodies and sweaters.

BEAUTY & FUNCTION

If you have ‘reach-in’ closets only, consider eliminating the standard sliding doors and replace with a combination of drawers and doors that suit your wardrobe needs. Not only will this improve the value of your home and make it more efficient, it is infinitely more beautiful.

BATHROOM STORAGE & SUNDRY

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LARRY ARNAL (CLOSET), URBAN RETREAT HOMES (JEWELRY DRAWER)

Designing vanities that offer storage drawers, pullout trolleys, and dividing trays can make grooming a pleasure.

Adding storage towers aside the mirror is a great way to increase space and visual interest. For deep drawers, adding a secondary ‘drawer within a drawer’ or a sliding tray makes good use of space. Laundry hampers and garbage cans built into the vanity keep the bathroom tidy. One great way to get increased bathroom storage is to recess it into the wall, either in a medicine cabinet, or with the millwork. Accent your space with a bench or a pouf. By adding to a closet or a vanity area, it is a wonderful way to relax while getting dressed, applying makeup or styling your hair. If you have a ‘free wall,’ consider adding hooks for purses, scarfs, robes or belts. Even the smallest of spaces can be functional by using your creativity.

SOURCES: Cabinetry for closet Brightspace, Cabinetry for jewelry Precision Carpentry Design by Urban Retreat Homes

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R&D

DESIGN EXPERT S

lofty LIVING

The design details incorporated in this diminutive condo elevate the space in size and splendour

JAMIE ALEXANDER & GLEN PELOSO

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LARRY ARNAL

A small space only really describes the way a place feels to the people using it. We prefer to have a big-space feel that just doesn’t require a whole lot of square footage. What we created for this homeowner was lots of grand living in a footprint of just 520 square feet, and he has loved it ever since.

GO BIG

There were far too many little rooms in the condo, in our opinion, to create a big life in the home. The first step was to remove the wall between the kitchen and the living room to visually create a more open look. One of the rules of small space is to allow each of the rooms to borrow from the other. When you are in the kitchen, it feels larger because it borrows space from the dining room and living space, and the same can be said for the living and dining room. Removing the wall made the condo seem larger, which is exactly the feel we hoped for. 38 :: February/March 2017 renoanddecor.com

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REGAL RULES

The next element we addressed to achieve large and grand was changing all of the interior doors to a much taller profile. The originals were a standard 80 inches tall, however, taking each of the interior doors to 96 inches created the feeling of elegance. Much taller doors are more commonly found in regal rooms and large homes, so we included that feature along with the addition of a fireplace. This ethanol fireplace, which requires no traditional venting, fits beautifully under the television in a built-in column from floor to ceiling. Another great tip for small-space living is to use the wall space as much as possible. Adding another element to the floor crowds the room and makes it difficult to move around, however, the

walls will never be used for walking. We placed smoked mirror on either side of the fireplace built-in, which also served to hide the cable box and other audio-visual electronics from view.

A FEAST FOR THE EYES The kitchen and dining room space is now shared with the living room area, which means the elegance of the kitchen needed to be elevated to the status of the living room. The new cabinets and panel-recessed fridge give the whole kitchen the appearance of cabinetry so the homeowner would never feel as though he was entertaining or eating in the kitchen. The sink and faucet mechanics are hidden behind a glass panel that also serves as a reminder board.

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MAXIMIZING FUNCTION

The bedroom and closet space were transformed to be both a closet and a home office. Since we could count on the closet always being immaculate, this allows for an open-concept closet space open to the bedroom. The bed, night-side tables and headboard clearly define the bedroom and the night-side tables provide extra storage on either side of the bed. The bed, although impossible to tell, is a storage bed, which allows the mattress to be raised on a hydraulic lift allowing for easy access to the items stored there. The room is highly functional without looking crowded or made to feel “small.” The bathroom has all of the moulding details that are present in the rest of the space, which provide grandeur to the whole condo. The simple and consistent colour used throughout keep the eye moving smoothly from one element to the next. Again the bathroom is filled with function but the simple finishes make it feel as though it is larger and open. The combination of using the height, space-enhancing details and uniform colour, coupled with the openconcept architecture, both enhances and enlarges the space and this condo owner is delighted with the grand-living results.

SOURCES BATHROOM: FAUCETS: Riobel BEDROOM:

WALLPAPER: JF Fabrics NIGHTSIDE TABLES: Geovin furniture LIVING ROOM: FURNITURE: JF Fabrics CARPET: Kalora rugs KITCHEN: APPLIANCES: Miele PAINT: KITCHEN CABINETS: American White  2112-70 WALLS : Cement Gray  2112-60 FIREPLACE DOORS AND TRIM:  Stormy Monday 2112-50 Benjamin Moore

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 40 :: February/March 2017 renoanddecor.com

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DESIGNER TIPS

family-ready MUDROOM BY DVIRA OVADIA • PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEPHANI BUCHMAN

Not just a place to hang your coat and store your boots, the mudroom makes a statement and offers ultimate function

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here are many rooms in the home that are important for everyday living, and the mudroom is a space that has risen to new heights. With the hustle and bustle of busy families, it is a practical room that should be functional and bring added value by simplifying everyday activity and facilitating the entering and exiting of the home.

MAKE ROOM FOR BASICS

Storage and organization is at the forefront in the design process, which has pushed the mudroom into becoming one of the most sought-after spaces in the home. With messy Canadian winters, we need a practical transitional space for storing mud-caked boots, hats, gloves, bulky coats, snow pants and the list goes on. Mudroom essentials begin with understanding your everyday needs. For most families, some of the key functions of a mudroom include a coat closet, individual lockers or cubbies, coat hooks and a bench for kids or the elderly to sit down and tie their shoes. Some families also require ample space for seasonal sports and specialty equipment. Special consideration needs to be made when designing a mudroom with a list of very big or even very basic needs. 42 :: February/March 2017 renoanddecor.com

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Ensure you add a few different types of lighting from functional to ambient

Incorporate fun fabrics, wallpapers and hardware to create an overall stylish memorable space

FAMILY-SPECIFIC NEEDS

In this mudroom, we designed a space for a busy family of four that enjoys outdoor activities. To maximize storage we lined the perimeter of the space with fullheight cabinets and a built-in bench with storage drawers below. The tall closet doors give the illusion of height and the drawers flanking the sink are ideal for storing keys, small items and even some essential tools. The reverse shaker doors are sleek and modern painted in Benjamin Moore’s Heron White. The style of this mudroom combines modern elegance with classic touches. The white backdrop allows the old-world floors, coat hooks and vintage hardware to stand out. The juxtaposition of these elements is both striking and inviting. One of the most practical features of this mudroom was

incorporating a sink. A place to wash up when coming in from the outdoors is very important; it also allows the family to clean up their muddy boots and belongings right in the mudroom sink without having to drag them through the home.

LIGHTING THE WAY

Lighting in the mudroom is also important in making this space über functional. A series of pot lights were installed strategically throughout the room. They are all on a motion-sensor switch, so when mom comes in from the outdoors with her hands full, the lights turn on automatically. This is the perfect small and clever feature that can truly enhance everyday living. A decorative industrial-style pendant hangs directly over the sink defining this zone while providing proper task lighting. 

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DESIGNER TIPS

FUN FEATURES

Special considerations for interior finishes are also very important in creating a practical room. Inspired by cobblestone roads and wanting to bring that look indoors, the dark slate brick floor is easy to maintain, and its dark tones conceal the daily imperfections. Mudroom floors must hold up to so many elements— from snow, salt, sand and mud—making sure that your floors work for all seasons is key to a utilitarian space. While it’s imperative to ensure you’ve included all the essentials in a space, adding a sense of whimsy also helps make a functional space that much more fun! Our gold bumblebee wallpaper from Farrow & Ball combines freshness and fearlessness—the bee symbolic of welcome adds a memorable and inviting touch. We chose a variety of hardware all within gold and black tones to accentuate the simple white cabinets and give the space a unique character. Having fun with hardware is an easy and inexpensive way to accessorize a space. The custom-bench cushion in its multi-stripe tone helps bring colour and character as well as additional storage. The black-and-white modern artwork complements the design and creates a curated look in a very functional room. Every home needs a stop-and-drop space that makes for a pleasant transition to and from the outdoors. With careful design planning you can create a mudroom that’s both practical and stylish for your everyday needs.

Consider using hard-wearing washable materials in darker tones to conceal the dust and dirt

SOURCES FARM SINK AND BLACK FAUCET: Kohler WALLPAPER: Farrow and Ball LIGHT FIXTURE: Hubbardton Forge, CABINETRY HARDWARE: Lee Valley Hardware & Anthropologie COAT HOOKS: Lee Valley Hardware, MILLWORK: Dvira Interiors PAINT COLOUR: Heron White, Benjamin Moore BENCH CUSHION FABRIC: Paul Smith Stripes by Maharam ART: Rachel Ovadia FLOORS:Olympia Tile COUNTERTOP: ‘Statuarietto’ natural stone, Crystal Tile 

Dvira Ovadia, Living by Design Toronto-based celebrity and award-winning designer Dvira Ovadia, Principal of Dvira Interiors, is known for her appearances and design work on various HGTV shows. Dvira and her team use their profound understanding of design to create stylishly smart spaces. Servicing clientele  throughout Ontario and the GTA. dvira.com  @DVIRAdesigner

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DESIGN LESSON

Impressive art pieces and modern lifestyle updates are the driving forces behind this mid-century modern renovation

MID-CENTURY

CHARM

BY LINDA MAZUR • PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEPHANI BUCHMAN

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t was something out of a home renovation show, an old mid-century modern inspired split-level home in dire need of new life that would be transformed into a stunning home for a Toronto family. While house-hunting, the homeowners were able to see beyond the old wood panelling, the 1960s wallpaper and dilapidated linoleum. Instead they saw the potential of the multi-level layout, the soaring vaulted ceilings and abundance of natural light that would be a wonderful backdrop for their ever-growing art collection. 46 :: February/March 2017 renoanddecor.com

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ART & HISTORY

The homeowners approached me with their wish list for their dream home. It was not difficult to find inspiration in the bones of this great home, especially when combined with the colourful and expressive pieces of art that would soon grace the walls of this mid-century modern charmer. We wanted to maintain many of the original elements to this home, such as the stone wall in the living room, which would ultimately complement one of their stunning oversized canvasses; while continuing to add a textural element to the formal living room.

TEXTURED & TASTEFUL

This stone feature wall also became an inspiration for the kitchen flooring, which transitions just beyond the feature wall. To continue this textural element, we introduced a large-scaled porcelain tile reminiscent of polished concrete. The homeowners desired a “chef” kitchen that would still accommodate relaxed entertaining for their guests. We reconfigured this area of the house in order to add a large centre island, and used a simple cabinet door profile accenting the mid-century modern influence of the home. The simplicity of the cabinetry, however, was accentuated by implementing three different finishes: a warm glossy white, a mid-toned wood and a beautiful metallic bronze-toned wire-brushed finish, all creating a relaxed yet sophisticated kitchen space.

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DESIGN LESSON

HIGHER HEIGHTS

Like most of the areas in this house, the staircase was redesigned with their artwork in mind. We designed a glass-and-satin nickel railing that would be unobtrusive to the artwork displayed throughout, and accented the steps with additional millwork. A large entrance closet on the lower level was removed to highlight a continual, unbroken view of the multiple levels of the home upon entrance.

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The family room, which is on a lower level from the kitchen, maintained the minimalist design approach found throughout the home, yet creates a comfortable, welcoming place to unwind at the end of the day or a relaxed sophistication for casual entertaining. We stuck to a very pared-down, neutral colour scheme, with touches of soft creams and gold, in order to allow two very large abstract canvasses to take centre stage. The fireplace was added to create a laid-back atmosphere. You can curl up and watch TV with the family or enjoy the space with friends. The abstract artwork selected for this space features an abundance of texture and a beautiful metallic finish.

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The homeowner’s art collection maintained its influence throughout the house, and the master bathroom was no exception. A simple wood-grain walnut vanity was introduced, along with a neutral tile to create a very monochromatic and relaxing feel to this space allowing the art to prevail. We highlighted a very smokey muted-plum as our accent colour in the bathroom and continued that into the adjacent bedroom.

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The blending of old and new was continued on the exterior of the home as well. A small breezeway at the front of the house opening up the entrance was demolished, and it was replaced with cedar-wood siding, reminiscent of the era, creating a wonderful focal point to the entrance way. In the end, this tired house was able to achieve a new lease on life. Though the inspiration behind the design was in part the homeowners’ impressive art collection, the house itself also influenced the direction of the design. However, I believe a home is a “work in progress” so this newly renovated home can now continue to sustain this growing family as well as any new additions of artwork that will continue to add life and inspiration to the walls of this great house.

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In The Kitchen To hardwood or not to hardwood? That is the question!

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ne of the biggest dilemmas when trying to redo your kitchen is the choice for flooring. Design magazines will show kitchen after kitchen featuring beautiful hardwood floors. Designers will tell you that wood floors look fresh, warm and modern. But looks aren’t everything. How is one to really decide whether hardwood flooring is the right choice for the kitchen? We are going to break it down for you. When it comes to choosing flooring, there are a few things to keep in mind. The first thing is the amount of traffic that your room is going to have. Traditionally speaking kitchens have always been one of the high traffic areas in a home. These days, with the open concept homes that will flow from the kitchen to the dinning and family rooms, we are even using our kitchens for entertaining. Keeping that in mind, how do hardwood floors fair when it comes to traffic? The simple answer is rather well actually. Pre-finished hardwood floors, whether solid or engineered, have strong finishes applied to them that are more often than not UV cured, which makes them much more resistant to wear and tear. Good manufacturers of hardwood flooring products, such as Lauzon, manufacture their flooring to withstand a high level of traffic for a long period of time. So when it comes to traffic levels, hardwood floors will be right at home in your kitchen. The second consideration is wear and tear. You drop more things in the kitchen, spill

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more, and in general you have a higher rate of wear and tear in your kitchen than other rooms of the house. This is where your choice of specie and finish will help you in the long run. When it comes to species, harder domestic species with a grain pattern such as oak and ash will do better than the softer species such as silver maple. These species are more resistant to denting under pressure. They also have grain, which can be used to create wirebrushed floors. Wirebrushing the hardwood will create a textured floor that will only get more character as it gets worn. Since it is not a smooth surface to begin with, it will show less imperfections and the matte finish that accompanies all wirebrushed flooring will also help minimize the visibility of those imperfections. Hard Maple floors may be harder than oak or ash ones but they are usually not wirebrushed. They can be distressed which will have somewhat of the same effect as wirebrushing. The rule of thumb is if you are concerned about nicks and dents, then choose a textured floor with a low sheen level. The third concern about hardwood flooring in the kitchen is exposure to water. This is the biggest reason some people shy away from hardwood floors in kitchens. There are two kinds of water concerns when it comes to the kitchen. The first is the fact that during cooking and cleaning there will be water droplets that will fall on the floor. This is especially of concern around the sink and the dishwasher areas. Most consumers are concerned that these water

droplets will cause damage to the flooring. The answer to this concern is simple. Most pre-finished hardwood floors have a higher tolerance for water than most people think. A few droplets will not kill your floors. There are even hardwood floor finishes, such as Lauzon’s Pure Genius Finish that are water repellant. However it is always a good idea to place a small matt under your sink and the dishwasher so that these rogue droplets will land on these placemats rather than on the floor. The other concern is washing your floors with a mop and soapy water. This is definitely going to be a big no no on hardwood floors. These days hardwood flooring cleaners have come a long way. They clean and disinfect just as well as, if not better than, soap and water. So using a microfiber mop and a good floor cleaner will get your kitchen floors just as clean as Mr. Clean would. So if you want to jump on this bandwagon, which takes hardwood throughout the entire main floor including the kitchen, then fear not. Your floors will hold up just fine. Use a hard domestic floor, with high levels of variation, or a more uniform floor with a textured finish and you will be happy and on trend. If you have any questions or concerns contact us at M2 Flooring and Design Centre and we will help you make the best decision for your home and family. Available at M2 Flooring and Design Center www.msquareddesign.ca

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KEEP IT CLEAN A neat and tidy home is a safe home

you can organize everything for easy access. There are entire stores dedicated to shelving, racks, and bins for organizing your clutter. If you are tackling some DIY renovations, make sure you keep things orderly to avoid injuries. If you’re ripping out an old deck or fence, bang down any exposed nails so no one steps on them or jabs their hand. Neatly pile the trash in an area away from foot traffic until it can be safely disposed of. Cords and hoses are another jobsite hazard, so make sure they aren’t snaking around ready to trip someone. In some cases, you may need to rent a temporary storage space to get stuff out of the way. Make sure you keep the emphasis on temporary. No one wants to star in an episode of Hoarders, or see people bidding on their junk in a forgotten storage locker.

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TRASH TALK

If you have garbage and recycling bins, odds are you have raccoon problems. But you don’t necessary want stinky garbage stored next to your patio cushions. There are a number of kits and customizable plans available to build a separate structure to accommodate the various sizes of city-supplied trash bins most of us use now. binsolutions.ca

JIM CARUK, RENOVATION EDITOR 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

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hey say that cleanliness is next to godliness. But on a renovation or construction jobsite, cleanliness is essential for avoiding accidents that can have you meeting your maker sooner than you’d like. Cleanliness around the home is important too. If you have kids, it’s a safe bet that at some point or another, you’ve experienced the pain of stepping on a piece of Lego or something from a Barbie set with your bare foot. But that pain pales in comparison to the injuries that can occur when tripping hazards are left on stairways. Encouraging the kids to clean up after themselves from a very early age not only helps you out, it sets them up with good habits to carry through life. Mind you, during the teenage years you’ll want to pick your battles…. Also, apparently, clutter can actually cause stress. If there’s too much visual stimulation in a room, your brain can’t calm down and focus on the important things. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, start small and chip away at the problem. For example, rather than cluttering up the kichen counter with a pile of change, notepads, pens, keys, and the like, designate a “junk” drawer and buy some dividers so

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Saniflo provides many affordable options. Take the Saniaccess 3® for example. This unit lets you install a full bathroom anywhere you like and with it’s state-ofthe-art macerator and pumping technology, it seamlessly pumps away gray water and toilet waste in liquid form, up to 150 feet away. All Saniflo units are quiet, affordable, energy-efficient and come with a 2+1 year warranty. Not only that, they’ve been

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Your yard tools, bikes, and more will last longer if they’ve got a roof over their heads BY JIM CARUK

PLANNING SESSION

odds are you’ll need a shed to store your tools and other gear. Figuring out what size shed to buy comes down to two things: how much stuff do you want to store in it, and how much of your yard you are willing to give up for storage?

TAKING STOCK Start off by listing all the items that you might want to store in the new structure, including yard tools, bikes, patio cushions and furniture, sports gear, kids’ toys, and so on. Then, figure out what needs to stay on the ground, and what you can store on hooks and shelves. Do you plan on storing stuff up along the roof rafters? Or are you feeling ambitious enough to include a loft play area for the kids in your plans? In Ontario, if a structure has a footprint that is less than 100-sq.-ft., you don’t need a building permit to construct it on your property. Anything bigger than that, though, and you’ll need a permit and various inspections along the way. (Build without a permit and if a neighbour rats you out, you might have to tear the whole thing down.) Regardless of the size of the footprint, there may be local building code restrictions on how close to the property line it can go, how high it can be, etc. You’re better off making a few discreet calls to the local building department before you go shopping.

KEEP IT COHESIVE If you happen to be building new or undergoing a major renovation, you might want to build your shed out of matching materials. The rustic barn or cottagey look is always a popular one. But if your home itself is a modern design, you might want the shed to mirror that look. Another factor to consider is durability. If you’ve got younger children who may end up riding bikes or firing tennis balls against the door or walls, you’ll want to avoid using materials such as aluminum siding that will get dented and dinged. Finally, what sort of access do you need? Will a standard 36"-wide exterior door be enough to accommodate the bulkiest items you’ll be storing, or do you maybe need a double door, or even a barn-style sliding door? Once your new shed is installed and everything is stored away in it, grab a seat on the patio and enjoy the view of your tidy, organized yard.

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If you’ve got a backyard,

Once you know how big you want it to be, you need to decide whether you’re looking for a set of plans to build something from scratch, a kit with all the pieces and hardware in one package ready for you to assemble, or to have someone else come in and construct a shed for you on-site. The next consideration is esthetics. If it will be tucked away at the very back of your property, hidden behind some shrubs, you might get away with a very utilitarian look. But in most cases you’ll be staring at the structure every time you’re in your yard, so you’ll want something nice to look at.

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With a little research, GTA homeowners will find a number of renovation grants that offer savings to their home improvement projects

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here are numerous grants available to homeowners in the GTA to make their renovation easier financially. Programs are offered by different levels of government and partner organizations, and range from a few hundred dollars to several thousands. If you own a home in the city of Toronto, you can take advantage of a number of programs to help reduce the cost of your renovation. One such incentive is the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program. The city offers owners of single-family, duplex and triplex residential homes a financial subsidy of up to $3,400 per property to install flood protection devices. Another home renovation savings initiative offered by the city of Toronto is the Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), which assists homeowners in improving their home’s energy efficiency. HELP provides incentives of up to $650 for replacing furnaces and air conditioners with high-efficiency units. If you’re thinking about installing a green or cool roof on your home, you can take advantage of the city’s Eco-Roof Incentive Program. Eligible green roof projects can receive $75 per square metre and up to a maximum of $100,000. Eligible cool roof projects get between $2 and $5 per square metre, up to a maximum of $50,000. To apply for any of the renovation savings programs offered by the city of Toronto, visit toronto.ca and type the program’s name into the search bar.

The Ontario government also offers a number of home renovation incentives, including the Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit. If you are over 65 and are planning a renovation to make your home safer and more accessible, you can claim up to $10,000 worth of eligible home improvements on your tax return. For more information, search for Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit at ontario.ca. Sometimes governments partner with others to provide incentives. The Ontario government recently partnered with Enbridge to create the Home Energy Conservation (HEC) Program, which offers grants of up to $2,100. The program is open to people using natural gas, oil, propane boilers/furnaces or wood stoves. HEC can provide $150 towards a Home Energy Audit and up to $1,950 for upgrades like insulation, air sealing, window replacement, heating system or hot water, just to name a few. Visit knowyourenergyscore.ca to check if you’re eligible. Talk to your renovator if you are thinking of applying for any government renovation programs or incentives. Professional renovators can help you better understand the program, let you know if you are eligible and walk you through the application process. One of the advantages of working with professional renovators is that you can benefit from their knowledge and experience. Take that into consideration when hiring your renovator and be sure to ask lots of questions. For a list of professional renovators in the GTA, visit renomark.ca. All renovators and trade contractors abide by a renovation-specific code of conduct that includes things like providing a written contract, offering a minimum $2 million in liability insurance and providing two years warranty on all work.

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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For a powerhouse of nutrients in your diet, add these top five super foods to your garden this year A recent edition of the TV show The Nature of Things recommended the top 10 gut-friendly foods. Interestingly, the top five of these digestive-aiding foods can grow in your garden, the bottom five not so much (i.e. nuts, yogurt, extra virgin olive oil, red wine and dark chocolate). This is a great time of year to decide what you will plant in your garden this spring. THESE ARE THE TOP FIVE SUPER FOODS AND HOW TO GROW THEM

ARTICHOKE If you

can grow twitch grass, you can grow Jerusalem artichokes. All they really need is soil of most any description (though loose and crumbly works best) and sunshine. Mother Nature will take care of the rest. Plant in a sunny position, as they are members of the sunflower family. Dig your first harvest next year and eat the root. The tuberous roots are available at your garden retailer in the bulb section. Plant as soon as the soil is dry enough to work.

LEEKS Leeks really like me. I grow a lot of them. Plant seedlings in late April or early May. Light frost will not hurt them if you harden them off before planting. Line them out in a shallow trench 8 cm apart, firm quality soil around the bottom centimetre of the plant to stabilize it in the soil. Full sun. Dress the root zone with compost or triple mix 5 cm up the stem, a bit at a time over eight to 12 weeks to create the white-blanching effect for mild, tasty leeks. Harvest late in the season, after a few early frosts, which intensifies their flavour.

GARLIC While autumn

is the best time to plant garlic, you can plant them in the spring. The earlier, the better. Line the cloves of seed garlic (vs. grocery-store garlic) about 15 cm apart in rows about 25 cm apart. Garlic loves the sun and cool temperatures. Come July, when they bolt pigtails, cut these scapes off and use them. Come mid-August dig up the garlic plants, let them dry in the sun for three days or more and then cure the bulbs undercover, out of the rain but in a well-ventilated space.

LENTILS It is possible

for you to grow this super food but frankly, I don’t know why you would. You can buy good, organic, Canadian-grown lentils very cheaply. Space in the average garden is better suited to higher yielding crops. However, if you would like to grow lentils for fun, go for it. All you need is sunshine and open/friable soil. Sow seeds after the threat of frost or start them indoors two weeks before the last frost and plant young transplants. Harvest when the pods have plumped up, like peas.

APPLES There are many

dwarf and semi-dwarf varieties available at garden retailers in the spring. Many are well suited to urban life if you have enough sunshine (minimum six hours per day). Forget trying to grow Granny Smith as our season is not long enough (unless you live in zone 7) and the great cooking apple Northern Spy is hopeless unless you are a teenager as it can take up to 14 years to produce its first crop. Otherwise, buy the variety that you like the best! Note that pollination in an urban environment is never a problem as pollinating bees travel far enough to mix it up with crabapples and the like.

I love an apple in the car: I munch and drive. When I get home I’ll mix some nuts with a scoop of yogurt, enjoy a glass of red wine and finish it off with a snack of quality dark chocolate. That’s five out of 10 super foods! This healthy lifestyle is not so hard to take. Mark Cullen is an expert gardener, author and broadcaster. Get his free monthly newsletter at markcullen.com. Look for his new best seller, The New Canadian Garden’ published by Dundurn Press. Follow him on Twitter @MarkCullen4 and Facebook. markcullen.com

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Adding modern technologies to an old building requires careful building envelope planning to create consistency in temperatures and humidity levels.

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helter, in all shapes and forms, is derived by a summation of parts. A tree with leaves does better at keeping you dry in a summer storm, than one that has shed its canopy in fall. This simplistic reference is expanded in more complicated form when we discuss our most critical element of shelter—our homes. Housing across the decades and centuries has taken many forms. Never in history have the individual parts within those assemblies changed so dramatically in such a short time. The near future will yield us even more substantial changes to the envelopes we reside within than we have ever seen before. Factors pushing and pulling at the whole package include affordability, heritage preservation, sustainability (including short-term and long-term resource management), occupant health, our desire for ‘things of beauty,’ social norms and responsibilities, (the Jones’) as well as our relative ignorance and ability to be sold on something we may not really understand, want or need.

When it comes to successful renovations, the adage “the whole is more important than the sum of its parts” really rings true

DO YOUR HOMEWORK

At the end of the day, people weigh all the above noted differently, so there is no one perfect solution when planning to make changes to one’s homestead. No two people are identical, and thus, neither are their actions or inactions when living in their homes, which for the most part, are also different from one another. As such, in planning renovations to existing homes, or planning building envelopes in new homes, we like to think people know enough now to understand that a home with more efficient mechanical systems and greater amount of insulation, will typically consume less energy and should, therefore, be more comfortable and cost less to operate. This basic knowledge is driving positive change throughout the country. The challenge still exists however, that we are all being sold a bill of goods at every turn. Building a home is not rocket science. Building science, however, is becoming increasingly more complex. Understanding how new technologies work together to create total assemblies that manage to separate the indoor and exterior environments, is likely boring to most people. It is critical information though, and should not be dismissed. Even the most well-intentioned designs have shown problems for building lifecycles, homeowners’ health and designers and builders’ liabilities over the decades.

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Floors, walls and roofs that are exposed to the exterior have two sides that are constantly at odds with each other. Think of working outside in a rainstorm while wearing one of those old plastic yellow rain coats. The water may not get in, but you are soaking inside as the sweat builds up beneath it. Just as the garment industry has more recently developed waterproof, breathable and insulated clothing—so too has the building industry—to not only manage to keep water out and regulate temperature on your body, but to also allow and even promote the escape of the moisture our bodies create. This is important stuff when it comes to reducing the risk of mould, and premature degradation of structural elements.

Steamy showers and baths produce a lot of moisture that requires a plan to exhaust, ensuring an efficient, comfortable and safe environment for the occupants.

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Wood, metal, glass, plastic, hot and cold temperatures all collide throughout a building envelope. Careful sealing of system penetrations is required to avoid air and moisture leakage, which can lead to bigger issues.

Brendan Charters is co-owner of Toronto Design-Build Firm Eurodale Developments – 2016 BILD Renovator of the Year. Visit eurodale.ca or follow Brendan on Twitter @EurodaleHomes

INSIDE OUT

Renovations can take part in a small space in an existing home (i.e., a powder room or a kitchen), and often yield a view inside the existing wall structure/assembly. If you are going to be opening a wall, floor or ceiling that abuts the exterior (either above or below grade), we recommend doing some research on how best to insulate that space, but most importantly, to also learn about Radon, VOCs, air exchange, insulation properties (both thermal- and moisture-wise), as well as vapour and air barriers. Remember—that roof, floor or wall assembly is just that—an assembly, so look at the materials the whole way across it from the exterior to the interior and take the time to learn or pay the pros to educate you about how they interact with each other and what they do independently within the composition. Air leakage is a complex element that saps a lot of energy from our homes, but over-sealing them can also cause problems if not designed for proper air exchange. Working with a professional designer, architect or builder can help to educate you about best practices. Every change in the link of a chain impacts its ability to perform—and there are many links in the housing chain. Knowledge is power. renoanddecor.com February/March 2017 :: 61

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DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS HIRING THE CONTRACTOR The biggest worry homeowners have about a major renovation is the budget, and rightly so. Without detailed planning, costs can quickly spiral out of control. I talk about detailed planning a lot because the importance can’t be overstated. But what does “detailed planning” actually mean? It’s a package of information that creates a road map for the whole project. Be prepared to discuss a necessary list of small decisions with your designer that need to be made before you can begin:

• Trim, door and hardware styles, and finishes • Plumbing fixtures and faucets • Appliance equipment • Light fixtures • Flooring materials and coverings • Fabrics for upholstery and window treatments • Wall treatments—paint, wallpaper or special finishes • Furnishings, right down to the toss cushions • And be prepared for big decisions such as whether or not you need to move walls to achieve your design goals.

Conventional wisdom suggests you get three different quotes before you decide who to hire. That’s not necessarily the best course of action. If you do want to get multiple quotes, the drawing/specification package is essential so everyone bidding uses exactly the same information, and you’re comparing apples to apples. If you ask for estimates from a few different contractors with only a verbal description of what you want, you’ll be comparing apples to kumquats. Each contractor will interpret your verbal description based on his own experience, which may not be even close to what you envision, and the estimates can vary wildly as a result. A project information package details what you want and expect, with no ambiguity. As a result, the quotes should vary minimally. Next, choose a contractor you “click” with because a renovation can take months, and you need to feel comfortable with this person in your house, day in and day out.

Here is the other approach: Most designers work with one or two contractors regularly, so their recommendation usually means the contractor is wellknown to them and the workmanship has stood the test of time. It’s in your best interest to work with an established team, so when the inevitable job site challenges crop up, the designer, contractor and trades are working together to find the best solution with a minimum of finger pointing. The designer is your advocate, knows the contractor’s strengths, and the contractor understands what level of quality the designer expects. There are so many moving parts to a renovation and there can be over 100 people involved in some way, even though you will never see or hear about some of them. A proven team leaves less room for error and miscommunication. There are no shortcuts to a highquality renovation. Detailed planning and an established team could be just the renovation remedy you need to get your project moving again.

Robin Siegerman is a 20-plus year veteran of the home design and renovation business, an international design award winner, conference speaker, and author of Renovation Bootcamp: Kitchen – Design and Remodel Your Kitchen Without Losing Your Wallet, Your Mind or Your Spouse. For a free kitchen renovation planner, visit renovationbootcamp.com/free-kitchen-ebook

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Presented by Bonneville Homes unveils its latest Micro-LoftTM , the Micro-Natur, a fabulous combination between the trendy lifestyle of a tiny house and the sumptuous design of our Natur series. This 1008 sq.ft. singlelevel construction offers an open living area with floor to ceiling windows and a rooftop terrace. This amazing house is design so your living space makes one with nature.

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Thinking of Renovating? Learn how to get started from the experts

From February 17 - 20 at the International Centre, visit RENO & DECOR at booth 263 to have all of your Design and Decor concerns put to rest. Design Intervention runs every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On-hand will be a host of design and decor experts along with your favourite R&D contributors offering free 15-minute consultations. Be sure to bring along your photos, samples and floor plans to ensure you get the most out of your appointment.

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Saturday, February 18 12 PM – 1 PM GTA Home & Reno Show International Centre 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga

BOOTH DESIGNED BY LINDA MAZUR

Linda is a nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group. With almost two decades of experience this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating relaxed stylish spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada. Be sure to catch Linda on stage along with fellow designers Melissa Davis and Dvira Ovadia, as they discuss kitchen designs and trends. Appearing Sunday at 1pm.

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Two RenoMark™ professional renovators will share their insights on how to plan and achieve successful home and condo renovations. The free seminar is presented by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) who created the RenoMark program in 2001 to help consumers identify professional renovators. RenoMark members follow a renovation-specific code of conduct. The program is endorsed by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association. Space is limited. E-mail renomark@bildgta.ca to register.

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GTA HOME & RENO SHOW EXHIBITORS 3VN Kitchen Design Inc. ADT - Protectron ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. Aeroseal GTA Inc. AGM Basements Air Quality Canada Inc. Alair Homes Alkor Kitchens Alta Moda Furniture Ltd. AM Group Heating & Cooling Ltd. Amazing Mat Andros Kitchen & Bath Designs Annie’s Choice ARA Lighting and Sound ARD Outdoor The Art of Nova Scotia The Art of Renovation Art Reno Inc. Artistic Interlocking Inc. Artistic International Awning Master Balance Building Group Bamboo For Life Corp. Barrier Reef Pools Bath Fitter Bath Solutions of Mississauga Bayview Real Estate Inc Bell Canada Beverley Hills Home Improvements BKB Renovations Bonneville Homes Built By Pros Inc. Cabinet Outlet Depot Camero Corporation Canadian Aviation Historical Group Canadian Transplant Society Casalife CCS Construction Group Inc. Centurian Window Fashions Christel Lake Lavender CIBC Mortgages Cinnamon Hill / Popcorn Patch Classic Wood Mouldings Inc. Comfort Corner Corporation Comfort Masters Consumer’s Choice Home Improvements Corkco Canada Inc. Counter Measures Kitchens/Reno Pro Home Services COVER ME Window Decor CozyBe Bean Bags Cranberry Village CTY TNHH TM XNK NHU HOA Culligan Custom Painting Services Custom Slide-Out Shelves Inc. D’Angelo & Sons Roofing Ltd. Dayside Window and Doors DC Simple Delta Shutters Inc. Dewdad Digital Treasures DirectBuy Discovery Dream Homes Dolphin Pools & BBQ Dove Renovation Construction Ltd.

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Lampert Renovations, Bath Liners and Plumbing LaVida Spring Inc. LeafFilter Gutter Protection Leisure Life Style Inc. Lerman Decor LifeEnergy Systems Inc. Lifestyle Sunrooms Little Rock Honey Farm London Eco-Roof Manufacturing Inc. Lorraine A. Graham Financial Lumon Made Good Made in the Shade Toronto West Magic Window Innovations Maple Bridge Financial Maple Stone Service Mass Liquidation (Footware Outlet) The Massage Pro Ministry of Labour Mold.ca monstermortgage.ca Moose River Chamois Company The Mortgage Centre Mortgage Intelligence Mozella Interiors Mrs. Bridges British Bakery Muti Kitchen & Bath Inc. My Caribbean Paradise Inc. MyMatrixTV.com Natural Choice Natural Landscape Group Nauta Home Designs Nest New Steel Roofers Inc. Niico Millwork Group Ltd. Njoi Trujillo Beach Residences Northern Marketing NorthStone Granite Nu-Site Waterproofing Ltd. General NuvoCare Health Sciences Oasis Flooring Ocean Sales Ltd. Olympic Pool Services Ontario Cabinet Bed Outdoor Lifestyle Magazine P & D Designs Paint Chips Inc. Paradise Home Decor Paragone Inc. Peel Regional Police - Crime Prevention Services Pegasus Mortgage & Financial Solutions Penguin Basements Perma-Wood Solariums Persian Rugs Inc. Phantom Screens/Ontario Screen Systems PHAT Window Cleaning PicsAlive Picture This Today PLS Insoles Inc. Precision Kitchen & Bath Premier Custom Surfacing Pro Weld Raildek/Duradek Realpro Health Co. Red Rhino Entertainment Inc.

Redfern Enterprises Ltd. Region of Peel Reiners Renapur Renewal by Andersen of Greater Toronto Reno and Decor Magazine RenoMark (BILD) Ridgestone Homes Ltd. Roca Wood Works Rock Bottom Underpinning Rototeck Royal Finishing Inc. Royal Home Improvements Royal Homes Limited Royal LePage Terrquity Rubaroc RVP Roofing Systems Inc. Save on Spas Seal King Inc. / Staxstone Select Marketing Canada Limited ShelfGenie Sleep Country Canada Snap N Heat Snider Homes SOFA: Source of Furniture + Accessories Spray-Net Marketing Inc. Sprucewood Handmade Cookie Co. Status Construction Ltd. Stucco by Design TaLii Towels Tandy Leather Factory of Canada Techno Metal Post TGC Contractors Inc. Thermomix Canada Timeshare Exit Team Titanium Exclusive Cookware Inc. T-LANGHANS Artisanal Spa Products TMC Restoration The Toronto Star Toyota Canada Inc. Triple A Trading The Tub Guys Unext Roofing Company Unheated Honey Unidem Sales Inc. Universal Garage Doors Universal Stone Unparalleled Paint Utopia Therapy Valentus Viktoria Inc. Vista One Inc. Vita-Mix Corporation Wedi Corporation Wicked Gourmet Accents Window Land Co. Zedo Construction Zim Group Ltd. Zone Garage Ontario

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WINDOWS & DOORS THAT SPECIAL AMBIANCE

Made in Spain, Ambiance Roller Blinds & Sliding Panels from Shades of Home offer a selection of unique banded fabrics, translucent materials with slim aluminum horizontal bars separating the panels. These Roller Shades and Panel Tracks are available in unique materials and finishes that allow you to create one-of-a-kind window treatments, manual and motorized. Shades of Home offers many unique window covering treatments. Visit one of their design showrooms in Oakville or Toronto to see for yourself and speak to one of our experienced window treatment experts.

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Selecting window fashions is often a complicated decision as there are many practical considerations. Window fashion innovations such as Silhouette window shadings from Hunter Douglas with the Signature S-Vane, offer a combination of sheer fabric to maintain a view of the outside, and rotating fabric vanes for light control, both during the day and at night. Available at Centurian Window Fashions.

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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.

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Sun-Brite Drapery recently introduced two new wireless shade systems by Lutron, batteryoperated and a low-voltage system, offering remotecontrolled shades that are fully motorized and reasonably priced. The Serena system is a stand-alone product, which makes it more affordable for homeowners who cannot afford to fully automate their homes. Serena roller shades can be installed with or without wires, and come in a wide variety of colours and fabric textures.

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HOME FURNISHINGS FUNCTIONAL, CONTEMPORARY & AFFORDABLE

The Chesterfield Shop, in business since 1948, has five convenient locations in North York, Scarborough, Newmarket, Mississauga and mid-town Toronto. With a huge selection of contemporary leather and fabric seating, The Chesterfield Shop specializes in sofabeds, which are ideal for smaller spaces in need of functionality. Available in multiple sizes, shapes and designs, with a great choice of mattress options and upgraded mechanisms, The Chesterfield Shop’s sofabeds are always comfortable for both sitting and sleeping.

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Scan Decor offers unique Scandinavian contemporary furniture. You will find their products to be beautiful and functional. They feature the Stressless Skyline easy chair, which has a unique look, with a retro-inspired modern cushion design. Visit them at 4080 Fairview Street in Burlington or 1200 Kennedy Road in Scarborough.

An alternative and unique approach to wall decor, this cast-iron climbing man will be sure to strike interest and conversation amongst your visitors. Featured in many television shows and design magazines, you can decide whether you want a cluster or just one to decorate your home with. Individually sold at Niche Decor, 242 Earl Stewart Drive in Aurora.

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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.

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Lighting is one of the most important elements of your home`s design, and great lighting will bring your house to life. The Glacier 36-inch rectangular LED island chandelier shown here is a real dazzler. Made with high-grade Firenze Crystal, the Glacier collection is just one of the outstanding, ever-growing selection of lighting fixtures available at Royal Lighting. Visit the showroom at 1549 Avenue Road.

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As the premier experts in custom closets and cabinetry for the Greater Toronto Area for over 30 years, Space Age Closets is your number one provider of beautiful and practical storage solutions, offering custom closets and custom-built in wall units for every room to fit all your needs. The professional in-home consultations offered by Space Age Closets are complimentary, and when they’re finished, your storage solutions are just like you: unique!

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Superior Closets is an established, familyowned 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.

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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!

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Arbourdale Construction Inc. Member Since: 2015 Toronto 416.576.0541 arbourdaleconstruction.ca

Bellcon Interiors Limited Member Since: 2015 Sharon 416.420.6648

Celcon General Contractors Ltd. Member Since: 2006 Markham 905.472.8281 celconcontractors.com

Arclight Construction Inc. Member Since: 2016 Mississauga 289.804.1777 arclightconstruction.com

Belyea Bros. Ltd. Member Since: 2003 Toronto 416.425.1200 belyeabrothers.com

ArmentaLevy Interiors Ltd. Member Since: 2013 Stouffville 416.561.6204 armentalevy.com

Binns Kitchen + Bath Design Member Since: 2009 Toronto 905.509.5555 binns.net

ARX Custom Homes Inc. Member Since: 2011 Richmond Hill 416.471.0947 arxcustomhomes.com

Blueprint Renovations Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.878.3272 blueprintrenovations.com

Attard Construction Corporation Member Since: 2006 Mississauga 905.824.6300 attard.net

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

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

Bramson Construction Member Since: 2010 Toronto 416.625.3943 bramsonconstruction.com Brock Doors & Windows Inc. Member Since: 1999 Brampton 905.791.2850 brockwindows.com Bryant Renovations Member Since: 2000 Toronto 416.260.0818 bryantrenovations.com

Caruk Hall Homes Member Since: 1995 Toronto 416.546.8602 carukhall.com

CGGC Construction Inc. Member Since; 2015 Toronto 416.625.2851 cggcconstruction.com Chaplin Home Improvements Ltd. Member Since: 2008 Markham 416.904.6909 chaplinhomeimprovements.com Clarke Basement Systems Member Since: 2007 Markham 905.642.4861 wetbasements.ca

Colewood Construction Ltd. Member Since: 1991 Toronto 416.252.2226 Contempo Renovation Solutions Inc. Member Since: 2016 Toronto 647.494.9868 contempo.ca

Enmar Homes Inc. Member Since: 2010 Toronto 647.351.2221 enmarhomes.ca Equinox Development Inc. Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.866.8966 equinoxdevelopment.ca

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

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

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

Eurodale Developments Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.782.5690 eurodale.ca

Crina General Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2002 Concord 905.738.7930

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

D Dalerose Homes Member Since: 1986 Orangeville 519.938.8417

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

Day Custom Homes Member Since: 2015 Mississauga 647.891.3772 daycustomhomes.ca DCAM Homes Inc. Member Since: 2007 Oakville 905.847.3636 dcamhomes.com Decksterity Carpentry Cont. Ltd. Member Since: 2012 Richmond Hill 905.737.9905 decksteritycarpentry.com Design-Spec Building Group Ltd. Member Since: 2007 Vaughan 416.663.2228 designspecgroup.com Doric Homes Inc. Member Since: 2010 Toronto 416.226.0724 dorichomes.ca Dubose (1865825 Ontario Corp) Member Since: 2016 Vaughan 416.747.9101 dubosedifference.ca

Fifthshire Homes Ltd. Member Since: 1985 Concord 905.660.7415 fifthshire.com Fourth Pig Green & Natural Construction Worker Co-op Member Since: 2015 Baysville 1.888.391.4474 fourthpig.org Fresh Home Innovations Member Since: 2016 Richmond Hill 416.826.3670 freshhomeinnovations.com G Galle Construction Inc. Member Since: 2013 Etobicoke 416.792.7591 galleconstructioninc.com GD Contracting Services Inc. Member Since: 2016 Mississauga 905.564.7772 gdcontracting.ca Georgian Custom Renovations Inc. Member Since: 2013 Mississauga 905.405.7275

Dundene Homes Inc. Member Since: 1999 Toronto 416.863.6116 dundenehomes.ca

Godel Construction Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.484.6096 godelconstruction.com

Cliff and Evans Ltd. Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.628.7186 cliffandevans.com

Dupont Custom Homes O/A 1740338 Ontario Ltd. Member Since: 2013 Markham 416.209.0029 dupontcustomhomes.com

Golden Bee Homes Inc. Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.768.4771 goldenbeehomes.com

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

Duracon Construction Services & Dura Painting Member Since: 2009 Stouffville 416.688.9191 duraconconstruction.com

Clemmensen & Associates Ltd. Member Since: 1982 Weston 416.747.6266

Cohn Construction Ltd. Member Since: 1991 Mississauga 905.569.1349

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

Goldribbon Homes Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.623.1321 goldribbonhomes.com Gonell Homes Member Since: 2016 Etobicoke 416.904.7327 gonellhomes.ca

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{RENOVATOR RESOURCE DIRECTORY} Gorman-Mazzon Ltd. Member Since: 1986 Richmond Hill 416.818.5049 Greening Homes Ltd. Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.532.6811 greeninghomes.com Grieve Home Maintenance Ltd. Member Since: 2004 Burlington 905.336.0088 grievehome.com GTA Restoration Member Since: 2016 Toronto 416.358.6666 gtarestoration.com H Haddington Developments Inc. Member Since: 2016 Toronto 416.410.1799 haddington.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 Heidan Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.543.2945 heidanconstruction.com Heres Renovations Inc. Member Since: 2007 Stouffville 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 844.819.7366 homerenodirect.com House Tune Up Member Since: 2012 Oakville 416.837.5242 housetuneup.ca I Inspire Homes Inc. Member Since: 2008 Caledon 416.765.2020 inspirehomes.ca Integrity Contracting Member Since: 2012 North York 647.738.4395 integrityhomeadditions.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 Josh Developments (1996) Ltd. Member Since: 1988 Toronto 416.318.4899 K Kayland Construction Concepts Inc. Member Since: 2015 Newmarket 905.836.0090 kaylandconcepts.com Keystone Interiors Inc. Member Since: 2010 Woodbridge 905.850.0474 keystoneinteriors.ca Keystone Ridge Developments Ltd. Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.901.9426 keystoneridge.ca Khachi Design Group Ltd. Member Since: 2012 Oakville 905.469.8118 khachi.com Kilbarry Hill Construction Limited Member Since: 2007 Markham 416.484.0701 kilbarryhill.com Kingsway Home Improvements Inc. Member Since: 2010 Toronto 647.505.6869 kingswayhomeimprovements.com

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 Make It Right Construction Inc. Member Since: 2016 Toronto 647.253.0305 makeitrightconstruction.ca Maki Construction Inc. Member Since: 2016 Mississauga 905.607.6254 makiconstruction.ca Mane Construction Group Inc. Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.821.2622 maneconstruction.ca Markay Developments Member Since: 1996 Oakville 905.257.1220 markayhomes.com Master Edge Homes Member Since: 2009 Markham 905.201.1054 masteredgehomes.com Mather Fine Homes a division of Beechwood Investments Development Inc. Member Since: 1987 Toronto 416.482.9001 matherfinehomes.com

Kinswater Construction Inc. Member Since: 2016 Toronto 416.500.4988 kinswater.net

Mazenga Building Group Ltd. Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.483.4105 mazenga.com

Komon Homes Inc. Member Since: 2013 Burlington 647.402.5740 komonhomes.com

Men At Work Design Build Ltd. Member Since: 1994 Toronto 416.763.0763 menatwork.ca

Northern Edge Construction Services Ltd. Member Since: 1997 Scarborough 416.269.1900 noredge.com

Q Queensgate Homes Inc. Member Since: 1992 Woodbridge 905.264.0600 queensgatehomes.com

SevernWoods Construction Inc. Member Since: 2008 Toronto 416.483.2941 severnwoods.com

Nostco Construction Member Since: 2009 Markham 905.604.4511 nostco.com

R Ram Contracting Ltd. Member Since: 2012 Richmond Hill 905.773.0507 ramcon.ca

Sheppard Pearl Waterproofing & Renovation (1450434 Ontario Inc.) Member Since: 2008 Scarborough 416.677.0888 iwaterproofing.ca

Novacon Construction Inc. Member Since: 2015 Toronto 416.750.7555 novacon.ca O Ommert Carpentry & Renovations Member Since: 2006 Ajax 416.843.5716 ommertrenovations.com

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

Ontario Home Improvements Ltd. Member Since: 2014 Woodbridge 905.663.6060 ontariohomeimprovements.ca

Renovation Experts/ Basement Experts Member Since: 2009 Richmond Hill 905.884.8585 renoexperts.ca

P P.J. Renovations Inc. Member Since: 1996 Etobicoke 416.621.1041

RENOWOW! c/o Sam Beninato Memer Since: 2016 Pickering 416.937.0969 renowow.ca

Pantera Building Contractors Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.284.0077 panteracontracting.ca PDI Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2016 Toronto 647.219.5152 pdiconstruction.ca Penguin Basements Ltd. Member Since: 2014 North York 416.633.7180 Perma-Wood Solariums and Additions (1025722 Ontario Inc.) Member Since: 1994 Markham 905.475.5460 permawood.com

Retreats Inc. Member Since: 2009 Georgetown 647.237.3878 homeretreats.ca Ridgestone Construction Inc. Member Since: 2010 Woodbridge 905.264.7880 ridgestonehomes.com Rosehill Wine Cellars Inc. Member Since: 2013 Mississauga 905.275.0979 rosehillwinecellars.com Royal Home Improvements Member Since: 1997 Mississauga 416.236.4400 royalhomeimprovements.ca

Method Homes Member Since: 2010 Toronto 416.548.5988 methodhomes.ca

Pine Glen General Contractors Inc. Member Since: 2010 Oakville 905.827.1117 pineglen.ca

Leonardi Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2010 Mississauga 905.277.9085 leonardiconstruction.com

Mills Design Build Member Since: 2004 Oakville 905.847.7104 millsdb.ca

Plan A Contracting Ltd. Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.873.6810 planabuilds.com

Leprevo Design-Build Member Since: 2012 Etobicoke 647.893.3283 leprevo.ca

Modular Home Additions Ltd. Member Since: 2004 Toronto 416.759.4663 modular.ca

Premier Quality Renovations Inc. Member SInce: 2015 Toronto 905.286.0303 premier-renovations.com

Modus Homes Inc. Member Since: 2014 Mississauga 416.696.7856 modushomes.com

Prep ’n Sell Member Since: 2014 Mississauga 416.201.1010 prepnsell.com

Sandgate Construction Inc. Member Since: 1991 Aurora 905.841.6440 sandgateconstruction.com

PROBUILT Member Since: 1997 Bolton 905.533.4663 probuilt.ca

ScottRyan Design Build Member Since: 2015 Oakville 905.510.5314 scottryan.ca

Progressive Reno & Contracting Member Since: 2014 Toronto 416.831.6717

Scottsdale Contracting Inc. Member Since: 2002 Toronto 416.520.8858 scottsdalecontracting.ca

L Lakeland Builders Inc. Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.554.9406 lakelandbuilders.com

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

Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre Member Since: 2013 Pickering 905.686.2001 mkbi.com N Norseman Construction & Development Ltd. / Norseman Group Member Since: 2008 Toronto 647.435.5433 norsemanconstruction.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

Serenity Homes Member Since: 2009 Toronto 416.551.6220 serenity-homes.ca

Shorty’s Member Since: 2016 Toronto 416.463.6888 shortys.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 SIR Group Inc. Member Since: 2016 Etobicoke 416.274.4712 sirgroup.ca Sosna Inc. Member Since: 2012 Richmond Hill 416.452.5259 sosna.ca South Light Design/Build Inc. Member Since: 2010 Toronto 416.457.4640 southlight.ca 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 Stellar Homes Inc. Member Since: 2011 Aurora 905.726.7778 stellarhomesinc.ca Stockridge Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.964.6800 stockridgeconstruction.com

Stonemill Developments Inc. Member Since: 2008 Oakville 905.847.5900 stonemill.ca Super 7 Group Member Since: 2005 Sharon 416.688.5599 super7group.com Superior Quality Renovations & Construction Inc. Member Since: 2003 Toronto 416.441.0084 sqrc.ca

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{RENOVATOR RESOURCE DIRECTORY} SLUG HERE SweetHomeSpaces Member Since: 2012 Mississauga 647.299.3871 sweethomespaces.com T T. Sena Construction and Management Inc. Member Since: 2006 Woodbridge 905.850.1010

U U.K. Construction Member Since: 1996 Scarborough 416.266.5333 ukconstruction.ca Upside Inc. Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.463.7433 upsidedevelopment.ca

Templehouse Renovations Member Since: 2000 Toronto 416.932.9099 templehouse.com

V Vorcon Group Inc. Member Since: 2012 Etobicoke 416.247.7555 vorcongroup.com

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

W W.C. Meek Design and Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2008 Toronto 416.690.1919 wcmeekdesignandconstruction.com

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 The Meal Group Member Since: 2016 Oakville 416.996.0371 themealgroup.com Three Season Complete Renovations Inc. Member Since: 2014 Belfountain 647.968.6455 Timberlea Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2007 Mississauga 905.602.5959 timberleaconstruction.com TIPEQ Inc. Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.623.8159 tipeqrenovations.ca Tishler Custom Homes Ltd. Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.785.0060 tishlerhomes.com Toronto Custom Concepts Inc. Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.806.2232 torontocustomconcepts.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 Trimatrix Construction Inc. Member Since: 2016 Vaughan 905.856.5156 trimatrix.ca

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 Whitehall Homes & Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2004 Oakville 905.338.7230 whitehallhomes.ca Willem Contracting Member Since: 2008 Etobicoke 416.579.2724 willemcontracting.ca Wilson Project Management Limited Member Since: 2007 Toronto 416.222.9433 wilsonproject.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 Aeroseal GTA Member Since: 2016 Ajax 647.367.6111 aerosealgta.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 Dominion Roofing Member Since: 1957 Toronto 416.789.0601 dominionroofing.com E Elle & Co Construction Inc. Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.710.4419 ellecoinc.ca 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 erindalepainting.ca F Foamit.ca Spray Foam & Blown-In Insulation Member Since: 2012 Mississauga 416.893.8712 foamit.ca

G Gala Energy Member Since: 2016 Toronto 416.886.1721 galaenergy.com 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 Hotwire Electric Member Since: 2013 Richmond Hill 416.553.5533 hotwire-electric.com J JAGG Enterprizes Inc. Member Since: 2007 Caledon 905.838.5244 jaggenterprizes.ca K Kingsway Carpets & Blinds Inc. Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.253.0880 kingswaycarpetsandblinds.com L Let It Rain Ltd. Member Since: 2003 Mississauga 905.795.0212 letitrain.ca M Marmara Ltd. Member Since: 2013 Toronto 647.865.1062 marmaracontracting.com Martino Contractors Ltd. Member Since: 1987 Concord 905.760.9894 martinohvac.com Metropolitan Sheet Metal Ltd./ MetroAir Home Comfort Solutions Member Since: 1959 Brampton 905.792.5076 metroair.ca 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

O Ontario Basement Lowering (Div. Of AKG Precision Foundation Group Inc.) Member Since: 2010 Toronto 416.494.3999 basementlowering.com 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 Pro Air Duct Cleaning Member Since: 1998 Toronto 905.814.1755 proairduct.ca Pro-Land Landscape Construction Inc. Member Since: 2011 Brampton 905.799.6100 proland.ca Q Quality Sterling Group Member Since: 1965 Vaughan 905.585.4800 sterlingflooring.ca R Ragno Electric Ltd. Member Since: 2000 Brampton 905.793.4663 ragnoelectric.com

Timeless Millwork Inc. Member Since: 2014 Concord 905.760.1985 timelessmillwork.com Trevisana Kitchen + Interiors Member Since: 2015 Toronto 647.748.8874 trevisanakitchens.com Trudel & Sons Roofing Ltd. Member Since: 1995 Stouffville 905.642.3515 trudelroofing.com 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

Raynor Canada Corp. o/s Richards-Wilcox Canada Member Since: 2015 Mississauga 905.625.0037 rwdoors.com Raywal Limited Member Since: 1957 Thornhill 905.889.6243 raywal.com Roussel Eavestrough Distributors Ltd. Member Since: 2011 Scarborough 416.438.4344 rousseleavestrough.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 The City Wide Group Inc. Member Since: 2014 Toronto 416.283.5500 citywidegroup.com

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