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CONTENTS FEATURES STORY 28 COVER An Oakville couple bring art

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DESIGN EXPERTS Traditional home blends seamlessly with a fresh summer palette

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DESIGNER TOUCH A ravine garden retreat sets the stage for a resort-style backyard

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DECOR EXPERT How to create your own private outdoor oasis

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FROM THE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Passions peak, embellishing and enlivening a neighbourhood

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DETAILS 46 DOMESTIC Essential outdoor kitchen tips from the experts

DESIGN 48 INSIDE Small urban gardens can make a big impact

THUMB 66 GREEN The green, green grass of home, and how to get it

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NATIONAL HOME SHOW RECAP The RENO & DECOR booth served up solid design advice. R&D thanks all our National Home Show participants

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FROM THE EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

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any years ago I was visiting a western Canadian city. I was wearing my editor’s hat and doing a story on a tiny garden in a neighbourhood that was anything but fancy. Not the picture-perfect world we expect in a magazine but this particular home had a perfectly designed and appointed oasis of a backyard that would make anyone hear birds chirp. Over the course of the day we spent there, the homeowner told me about how active and intertwined her neighbours were. Apparently they all knew our crew was there and were very excited about the fact that “one of their own” was going to be published in a magazine. They were proud of their little corner of the world where many had lived for decades. We had a break in the day and the homeowner asked if I’d like to see her neighbour’s flower garden? Silly question. As we entered the next fenced yard, it was clear this person was as passionate about blooms as her neighbour was about design. Every corner featured something beautiful and bursting in colour, even in the shade. Clearly she spent hours in this little patch of heaven and a fortune at the local nursery. Then my host asked if I wanted to see the next neighbour’s yard. Another silly question. We slipped out of ‘Eden’ and around the fence, through a gate and into a completely different world. This one was paved in flagstone and featured a large koi pond filled with healthy fish, water plants and an intricate bubbling waterfall. Apparently this homeowner was

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as passionate about his fish as his neighbour was about her flowers and her neighbour about design. A number of things struck me and stayed with me from that trip: 1) Money should never be a determinant for enjoying your space. These people were getting more joy out these tiny, modest plots of land than many people who own football fields in comparison. 2) When you’re passionate about something, it makes life so much more fun and interesting that others love to share in your enthusiasm— it’s contagious! We could see that spirit demonstrated so clearly as soon as we walked into these yards and it inspired us. 3) Community is an awesome thing. The connection and bond these people shared was so enriching to all their lives. Imagine a spring Saturday in that neighbourhood with everyone out busily setting up for the season. Or a hot summer night when someone’s tunes drift through the still air. This was “home” and they all shared in that common, pleasureful experience regardless of age, gender, interest, etc. As we left the third property, my host asked if I had time to see the ‘tiki hut’ in the next yard. Apparently it was the ‘party yard’ (there’s one in every crowd). I envisioned an aerial shot in a movie, pulling back and revealing more and more interesting backyards, each with a different theme. But we could see the light was changing and I needed to get back to work. Maybe I’ll make it back one day for a Mai Tai; I bet it would be a good one.

COBI LADNER, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR

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

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NEWSWORTHY

NKBA Awards Gala 2017 L-R: Rocco Verrilli and Vince Marchese are brother-in-laws and business partners of Stone Edge Marble & Granite Inc.

HAPPENINGS AT CAESARSTONE

Caesarstone has opened a new 3,000-square-foot showroom in Vaughan, Ontario. Designed by Toronto designer, Sabrina Albanese, the space boasts a long wall of 62 Caesarstone slabs and contains a large warehouse in the back to make the buying process convenient and seamless. In addition, Caesarstone has also recently launched four new colours: Turbine Grey, Montblanc, Moorland Fog, Rugged Concrete. A shift towards industrial interiors marks a sturdier approach to style, and this is the first time unique imperfections can be achieved in a quartz material. Monochromes continue to trend in kitchens and bathrooms, and these four new surfaces are sure to make a huge splash. caesarstone.ca

MILLE GRAZIE PARTY

This year’s much-anticipated Mille Grazie party was on April 7 at The Vue venue. From pasta stations, an array of delectable appetizers, porchetta, to funnel cake…this never-ending feast coupled with Bollywood dancing entertainment and non-stop music on the dance floor makes the Mille Grazie annual thank-you to the design industry, a not-to-be-missed event. We were there and we can attest that somehow this party just keeps getting better every year! How do those boys do it? Thank you to Vince and Rocco… you rock! stoneedge.ca

On April 22nd, the National Kitchen & Bath Association, Ontario Chapter hosted their annual Design Awards Gala for the winners of the best in Kitchen & Bath design at the Capitol Event theatre in Toronto. Awards were presented in 18 categories to designers at the sold-out event. From pre-dinner cocktails to post-dinner entertainment and dancing, the evening was a wonderful opportunity to mingle with the GTA’s best in design. For full coverage of the night’s winning designers and their design projects, go to page 68. NKBA president Denise Turner

Celebrating Exceptional Renovators

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With patio season upon us, ARD Outdoor has announced the opening of their new 14,000-sq.-ft. showroom, April 2017 in Vaughan, ON. The Toronto flagship store at Dufferin and Lawrence, along with the new Vaughan showroom will feature 60+ commercial outdoor furniture collections available to the public and trade. ardoutdoor.com

Interior designers Colin McCallister and Justin Ryan

HOME HAVEN ONE-STOP SHOP OPENS ITS DOORS The grand opening festivities on April 29th and 30th showcased many of Canada’s biggest names in home and design: Scott McGillivray, Sarah Richardson and Colin & Justin to name a few. Homeowners can finally find all of their home and renovation needs under one roof with the grand opening of Improve Canada, North America’s only home improvement mall featuring more than 350 businesses specializing in everything from furniture, windows and roofing to lighting, security, flooring and art. improvecanada.com

On March 10th , the GTA’s top renovators and custom homebuilders were recognized by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) at its annual Renovation and Custom Home Awards, sponsored by RENO & DECOR magazine. Samantha Sannella, our design and architecture expert, was the host for the event held at the Automotive Building at the Exhibition grounds on the opening day of the National Home Show. The HOMES Publishing team was there and also participated in the ceremony by presenting the awards to the winning companies in their respective categories. For full coverage of the award-winning projects, see inside this issue on page 56. The team from HOMES Publishing Group, from left: Gale Beeby, Jessica MacInnis, Silvana Longo, Trish Sutton, Amanda Bell, Fay Splett, Michael Rosset, Tony Loria, Sonia Presotto and Samantha Sannella

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When it comes to relaxing outdoors in affordable, modern style, the laid-back Morocco collection knows the ropes. Colourfast and UV-resistant ropes are hand-wrapped around an aluminum frame to define the linear look, while the thick, fade- and mildewresistant Sunbrella cushion adds a plush layer. The synthetic resin rope supports and conforms to your every move then springs back to its streamlined shape.

Morocco Lounge Chair with Sunbrella Cushion, $1,199; Hexa Side Table, $379; Hexa Coffee Table, $749; Crest Side Table Stool, $399; Morocco Sectional Corner with Sunbrella Cushion, $1,299; Morocco Sectional Armless Chair with Sunbrella Cushion, $999; Salome 8’x10’ Indoor-Outdoor Rug, Charcoal, $1,899; crateandbarrel.ca

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With rest & relaxation under sunny skies a top priority, make room for some stylishly snug seating.

“This eye-catching chair was love at first sight for me. The exquisite colour palette of gold, teal and white just sing summer to me…not to mention the cool form is a weaving masterpiece.” Made of all-weather cord, handwoven around a lightweight aluminum frame, this chair brings the right combination of comfort and elegance to porches and decks. Huron Large Lounge Chair + Cushion, $1,211.73; westelm.com

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The XL Breeze chair has natural teak accents and an elegant powdercoated frame design, with added security from solid aluminum back slats and a thick, reinforced structure upholstered in Sunbrella. Breeze XL Chair, $2,725; elte.com

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This handwoven chair in flexible recycled plastic with sturdy steel frame offers ergonomic comfort in a retro-modern esthetic form. Its weave perfectly cradles the body offering ultimate comfort. Durable for both outdoor as well as indoor use, it has protective stoppers on the feet to protect wooden flooring and rust-proofed steel for protection against the elements. Acapulco Chair, $799; thebay.com

This whimsical outdoor chair features a breezy, crazy-weave canopy, holders for your drink and a dream-catcher motif woven into the back. Made with all-weather wicker that’s been laced by hand over a sturdy, rust-resistant wrought iron frame. Dream Catcher Swingasan, $449.95; pier1.com

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Handcrafted with the highest quality teak in the world, this classic chaise in a bold wide-slat design can be left unfinished to weather to a beautiful silvery grey, or maintained with Golden Care Teak Protector. Regatta Chaise Lounge with Sunbrella Cushion, $1,644; crateandbarrel.ca

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Ready to take a break from everyday white and boring solids? Showcase your rockin’ style with this porcelain dinnerware in rich shades of teal, taupe and glimmering gold. A beautiful way to set a table that displays nature’s gifts. Katalla Bay Ceramic Salad Plate, $10.95; pier1.com

It’s a fiesta waiting to happen. Crafted of machine-washable cotton, even napkins add an instant burst of summer spirit to the table. Summer Citrus Striped Napkin, $5.95; pier1.com

SUMMER SPIRITS This party essential is made of natural teak wood and makes a smart and sophisticated choice for your outdoor living. Zuo Modern Regatta Trolley, $679.99; thebay.com

FESTIVE & FUN

Bits of molten glass speckle blue-toned confetti on a tall but chunky highball glass that feels great in the hand. Handcrafted of recycled glass, the glass will vary slightly in size and capacity. Rue Blue Double Old-Fashioned Glass, $6.95; Rue Blue Highball Glass, $7.95;crateandbarrel.ca

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Succulent meals Embellished with a lush, lifelike succulent sprig, the raffia napkin ring sets the table with garden-party ambience. Succulent Napkin Ring, $4.95; crateandbarrel.ca

DECORATIVE DINING

Add a little art to your outdoor space with a tiled tabletop in this fun, graphic pattern. The smooth ceramic top is easy to clean and brightens up an outdoor dining area; tiles are carefully inlaid by hand onto an FSC-certified hardwood base for a unique look. Mosaic Tiled Dining Table, $1,616.18; westelm.com

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Decorative DETAILS Accents are not optional…but a necessity!

Dessert tastes sweeter on these handpainted, watercolour, tropic-inspired dessert plates. Aloha Dessert Plates, set of 4, $19.99; canadiantire.ca

Plant Life

SOCKER Watering Can, 5 Litre, light green, You can store water or a nutrient mixture in the can, so everything is ready when you water your plants. SOCKER Watering Can, $14.99; ikea.com

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S EA BR E E Z E This pillar candle holder of clear glass with cockle shell finish is reminiscent of breezy afternoons at the beach. Shell Candle Holder, 8"x8" $100; cobistyle.com

Outdoor Floral Tile pillow, $71.18; westelm.com

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Some homes have great synergy with the landscape—the plants hug the house, and the ivy nestles in comfortably. When Sarita and Arthur Peltomaa bought this charming lakeside house in 2004, it had lots of curb appeal, but the yard came into its own years later after an extensive overhaul. “It was beautiful, with mature trees and shrubs, but the landscape was old and tired. Our vision was to freshen it up, add some living space and give it a style that better reflected the owners,” says landscape designer Adrian Bartels, who owns Cedar Springs Landscape Group in Oakville, Ontario.

ART OF GARDENING

The owners, a creative pair with two teenagers, wanted a place to relax and entertain, and to add curb appeal to their wide corner lot. Sarita is a psychologist who brings a Zen approach to the garden, while Arthur is a lawyer and sculptor, whose work is displayed prominently in the new design. “We integrated a large rock by the archway to display his various pieces,” says Sarita. In fact, a lot of heavy rock was moved in that transformed the space with visual interest and texture. The stone, along with well-placed evergreens, forms the structure behind the low-maintenance garden, breaking up the large lot into smaller, cosier spaces.

HYBRID & HIGH QUALITY

It all adds up to a very sophisticated design that isn’t trying too hard—upscale but not ostentatious. “It’s somewhat eclectic—a transitional blend of natural, Japanese and traditional English garden,” says Bartels. First the overgrown shrubs were removed, and then a series of new plantings went in to revive the ailing yard. “The varieties and styles are very much English garden with boxwoods, hydrangeas, and vinca groundcover,” he says. myhomepage.ca

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PLANT LIST POND AREA AND BACKYARD: sedum in

the rocks, bobo hydrangea, hinoki cypress, icee blue juniper, begonias (annual), cascading japanese maple, boxwoods, tricolor beech tree, cedar hedge backdrop behind arbor, and hosta

PREFERRED POSIES

Sarita found herself very involved in the process. “I grew more interested in plants and became more aware of my own preferences in terms of colour, and the types of flowering plants that I like,” she says. Her input and the family’s personal touches really make the space sing. It’s a reflection of how they live here. “We can sit in the courtyard nestled away, and listen to the pond; we can walk out from our kitchen into a private, gardened breakfast nook that has some lake views; and we can roast marshmallows in the firepit,” says Sarita.

NATURE ABOUNDS IN EVERY NOOK

FRONT EAST SIDE: hills yew hedge with phantom hydrangea trees in between (brunnera and blue hosta in front), begonias (annual), tropical oleander trees, let’s dance moonlight hydrangea, vinca ground cover, little Henry itea, rose glow barberry, and hosta FRONT SOUTH SIDE:

bobo hydrangea flower carpet roses, yews, begonias (annual), dwarf hinoki cypress, little Henry itea, christina source (flanking the side door), blue hosta and japanese maple. Blue spruce, hosta, vinca ground cover and yellow hosta.

To carve out dedicated entertaining space, a new patio was laid. “We used natural square-cut flagstone, which was designed to be quite geometric in shape. We relied on the plantings to soften it up,” says Bartels. “The idea was to create a patio that transitioned from the house to the dining area and also cantilevered the koi pond.” The pond, which was also modernized, is a favourite feature of most people who come here. “Since water is “nature’s laughter,” it tends to be the highlight of many gardens, and I think this one is no exception. I particularly like how the patio integrates up to the edge of the pond,” says Bartels.

BURST OF COLOUR

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Landscape designer Jenna Earle from Bulow’s Garden Centre and Landscaping was also heavily involved as the years went on, adding in new garden beds. Earle used plantings in keeping with a woodland garden. She mass-planted hydrangea for maximum impact and colour all summer, and used hardy yews and versatile hostas, all low maintenance, to great effect. “A really neat gem of the garden is the parade yews against the house in the backyard. They are the perfect evergreen for a narrow space. The form on them is spectacular,” says Earle. 30 :: June/July 2017 RENO AND DECOR

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SEASONAL SPLENDOURS

With each season, the garden changes, giving the Peltomaa family beautiful vistas year-round. The house was fitted with expansive new windows with views to the garden from almost every room. A favourite spot is the Frenchinspired sunroom, decorated by local designer Lou Ward to complement the outdoors and to embrace Sarita’s love of French antiques. The elegant and serene space is swathed in a botanical print and drenched in sunlight thanks to a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and double doors. It’s hard to think of a more ideal spot to sit with a cup of tea in the morning and take in the lush greenery beyond.

Designer Lou Ward created a serene vintage garden-room using a mix of antiques and a bold Ralph Lauren floral wallpaper. The sunroom also acts as a pass-through to the home's bedrooms on the other side.

Outside, the large yard, divided into smaller “rooms,” works well for moments of quiet relaxation or hosting a louder, larger crowd. And with a stellar lake view, and the bubbling sound of the pond, it’s quite therapeutic. It seems the house isn’t the only thing in harmony with the beautiful new garden. “I just love that it’s peaceful and calm. We can enjoy nature all around us,” says Sarita. “It feels like a sanctuary.” SOURCES INITIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Cedar Springs Landscape Group EVOLVING GARDEN: Bulow’s Garden Centre SUNROOM: Lou Ward FURNITURE: Petit et Jolis; WALLPAPER: Kravet; CUSHION FABRIC: Bilbrough; MIRROR: The Millionaire’s Daughter; ACCESSORIES: White Pear Studios and Pier 1

Catherine Sweeney is a Toronto-based writer and editor who focuses on art, design and architecture. She has worked for numerous publications including House & Home, Designlines and Azure. 32 :: June/July 2017 RENO AND DECORmyhomepage.ca

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ontrary to popular belief, a traditional-style home can work well with a bright summer palette. Often we think of traditional spaces as being heavy with dark woods, deep colour, custom millwork and historical patterns on finishes like wallpaper and upholstery. Naturally this kind of design direction works very well in a traditional home but the usual dark or subdued colour palette was not something our client wanted in her traditional-style home. As a little girl, she used to cycle by the house and fantasized that some day this would be her home. As fate would have it, it finally was! The only downside was that she wanted her version of this home to be bright and fresh while still honouring the architecture of her childhood dream home.

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS

It is important to honour all of the architectural details of the house that give it that historical quality but we lightened up those features by painting them in a warm-white colour. Those heavy wood frames in windows and door trim were once very popular. With the window trim and mullions painted out, your eye doesn’t stop at those details, instead the gaze moves past them to the outdoors. We maintained all of the fireplace mantle details and painted them out to reveal shadow and light versus colour. myhomepage.ca

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In the dining room we added the hard valences above each window and mimicked those windows with a full-length mirror in a traditional gold-carved frame, which reflects the antiquity of the home but also serves to reflect the light, bright colour of the adjacent rooms.

TRADITION LIGHTENS UP

Next we selected furniture with traditional lines but again in a monochromatic off-white colour. What became prominent were the lines of the furniture versus the fabric. There was no mistaking the hump back of the sofa, the details of the corner chairs and the graceful lines of the armchairs that face the fireplace. The light colour also enhanced all of the accessories in contrast. Fabrics were selected based on texture not pattern, and range from silks, wools, velvet and cotton. The ottomans and wooden table are the two furniture elements that have colour. The coffee table’s leg detail and claw feet beautifully tie together the HONOUR ALL OF details on the legs and arms of the other THE ARCHITECfurniture pieces in the room. Ultimately, the room still feels light and airy. TURAL DETAILS

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subtle elements of colour to a space. The throw cushions tie together the floral stripes on the window coverings using a much larger scaled pattern. The floral details on these fabrics are very much in keeping with the fabrics that were popular in the 19th and early 20th century, and could have been used as upholstery in a perfectly traditional version of this room. The topiaries on the mantle help to bring “the outdoors, in.” The shape works both in a more contemporary room and in a traditional one. Even the vase and flowers were carefully selected to play with the fabric colour, and while container options were vast, the cut crystal was a perfect choice.

PERFECT PAIRINGS

It is important to find ways of incorporating antiques into a space like this to maintain its authentic look. The secret is not to make those antique elements easy to identify. Some of the accessories were sourced at antique dealers as was the chandelier in the centre of the room, and the art was already in our client’s collection. Weaving together the elements of “new” and “old” means we can guarantee comfort and maximum functionality from the most-used pieces in the space. If you’re doing this in your own home be sure that you understand what would be appropriate to the architecture of the house. This requires a bit of research and a more difficult hunt for the appropriate piece. Finding the right piece can require visiting hundreds of antique vendors versus one furniture store. Using Rococo furniture, for example, would not be appropriate for this style home but it could be a style loved by the homeowner. The final result was a great success and perfectly satisfied our client’s desire for a light summerfresh palette in her dream home. We only hope that there is another little girl riding by now, dreaming of owning the same home one day in its new version. SOURCES LIVING ROOM Bernhardt side chairs EXISTING SIDE CHAIRS: reupholstered in a Robert Allen cream fabric SOFA: reupholstered in Joanne Fabrics BOTANICAL TOSS CUSHIONS: Silva cubes SIDE PANELS: Robert Allen Fabric ROMAN FABRIC: Unique RUG: Kashanian DINING ROOM DRAPES: Unique TRIM: Robert Allen WALLPAPER: JF Fabrics

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 38 :: June/July 2017 RENO AND DECORmyhomepage.ca

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rotected from the hustle and bustle of urban life by a lush wooded ravine and shady canopy of mature trees, this serene backyard escape, designed and built by its owners, has embraced its natural surroundings to become the perfect oasis where they can wind down and enjoy all the delights summer has to offer with their friends and family.

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which has silvered in the sun, is a convenient way to deliver drinks, snacks and towels to sunbathers from the cabana.

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longer outdoors when slipped into glass hurricanes protecting them from the wind.

RESORT-INSPIRED RETREAT

When the kids left home, my former Jackie Glass Inc. partner and her husband decided it was time to transform their family-style backyard into a “grown-up” retreat à la resort style. The retired couple pooled their design and DIY building skills to come up with a plan for building their dream garden retreat, which would include luxury amenities inspired by some of the most memorable seaside resorts they’ve visited over the years.

PLAY TIME

I always look forward to this time of year when I can get outside and decorate garden rooms and outdoor spaces for clients. It’s a refreshing departure from decorating interiors where the focus is as much about practicality and function as it is about style. Personally, I find decorating outdoor spaces a much more organic, playful and relaxed process. After all, these are spaces where we want to make the most of our fleeting summer months and simply be footloose and fancy-free. But special attention does have to be paid to the materials and finishes we choose for our outdoor decor. Unlike those we use indoors, furnishings, accessories and construction materials have to be exceptionally durable to withstand the elements and the wear and tear of daily use. With this in mind, the homeowners of this idyllic garden retreat addressed all of these issues when designing and building their own little piece of urban heaven. myhomepage.ca

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EAT, DRINK, SWIM…REPEAT

Their priority was to create a space for al fresco dining and entertaining where friends and family could come together and spend hot summer days soaking up the sun, take a dip in the brilliant blue waters of the pool and sip on chilled cocktails until the sun went down. For them it was all about having fun, relaxing and spending as much time outdoors as possible. Naturally, that meant the existing pool would remain the focal point in the garden but take on a more sophisticated look with the addition of elegant pool-side furnishings, accents and landscaping.

NO TO LOW-MAINTENANCE

Not wanting to have to cut grass or tend to large flowerbeds, the solution was to cover the ground with natural stone, concrete and solid wood decking designed to create zones. Natural flagstone is laid next to the house and leads guests to the cabana, a smooth concrete pad surrounds the pool to protect swimmers’ bare feet when getting in and out of the pool, and a fancy DIY checkerboard cedar deck creates a unique floor pattern beneath the weathered pool-side loungers.

CARIBBEAN COMFORT

When you step out into the garden through the kitchen’s French doors, it’s the delightful Caribbean-style cabana,

stained in a palette of sandy-beach colours, situated beneath the shade of a tall, leafy elm tree that instantly sets the tone of this welcoming garden oasis. The comfy weathered bar stools with cushioned seats, arms and high backs say: Relax and stay a while. The no-fuss countertop is made of cedarwood planks, which will weather beautifully to a soft-silver gray over time. The cabana is extended with lattice walls and a roof overhead at one end to house the barbecue protecting it and the cook from the elements. Positioned conveniently between the access to the inside kitchen and the barbecue nook, the dining table with umbrella offers sunbathers and swimmers a shady spot to escape the sun when dining. The lightweight aluminum and mesh chairs can be moved about easily and stacked to store when not in use.

SERENE & SOOTHING

Surrounded by greenery everywhere you look, gardening was kept to a minimum with small beds and containers planted with low-to-no maintenance plants to add a touch of colour and interest around the pool. The soothing sounds emanating from the rock waterfall in the fish pond, tucked secretly beneath the trees next to a quiet sitting area in the back garden, completes the story of this welcoming and serene garden retreat.

Designer Jackie Glass is principal/owner of Jackie Glass Inc., a full-service interior design firm specializing in residential design, decor and renovation, servicing the GTA and surrounding areas. Glass, who’s work is nationally recognized, is a regular design expert on Cityline. For more information, visit jackieglass.ca Twitter @jackieglasscity Instagram @jackieglassinc 42 :: June/July 2017 RENO AND DECORmyhomepage.ca

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the kitchen, you’re not alone. But, if you’re like me and you just spent $750 this past weekend on container plants, you are going to consider the possibility that your garden is the most expensive “room” to decorate. Although a kitchen renovation or makeover is costly, the investment immediately begins to amortize. Not the garden. The garden is like a toddler: insatiable, uncontrollable, maddening and often endearing. A garden requires continuous, ongoing maintenance, and year-round renewal. Plus, it makes you do crazy things, like ruin a favourite dress because you couldn’t resist the urge to do a little weeding before going out for dinner, or spending $750 on container plants. Since I spend so much time, energy (and money) reining my garden in, you can imagine I want to enjoy it on every conceivable occasion. Creating welldefined outdoor garden rooms allows me to use my garden more often and more effectively. Rather than just plunking some furniture into the garden, I’ve chosen to create my own private paradise and you can too.

DELINEATING GARDEN ROOMS

Like interiors, our exterior rooms function better when we carve out specific areas for relaxation, recreation and tasks. Consider the various rooms, which might suit your garden.

One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is by purchasing or building a barbecue island. An instant kitchen, the barbecue island might include storage space, warming drawers, and even a small refrigerator, depending on budget.

AL FRESCO DINING

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For anyone who prefers dirt under the nails to a French manicure, or a family barbecue to dinner in a fine restaurant, a well-designed garden room provides a full year of satisfaction in just 15 short weeks.

Even a tiny portion of a deck, patio or grass can be converted into an al fresco dining room. Choose an area close to the house, facilitating easy serving and cleanup and providing shelter from excess wind. Choose a table that complements the scale of the deck or patio. For example, to accommodate a four-foot-diameter table, a minimum nine by nine foot space is required. As with indoor dining, allow four feet of clearance between the table and a wall or railing for major passageways. Although the majority of outdoor furniture can withstand inclement weather, most will last longer if moved to shelter during the winter. For this reason, unless you have an enclosed structure, consider lightweight furniture options such as all-weather wicker, resin, and metal frames with woven seats. More and more outdoor enthusiasts are looking beyond the barbecue to full-service cooking centres.

For quiet contemplation, position furniture arrangements towards the best view, facing away from the house if possible and put as much distance as possible between you and interior distractions such as ringing phones. If outdoor reading is a priority, comfortable seating is essential. A high- back chair with arms, whether woven, wicker, or wood, cradles the body and soul, and offers an immediate sense of security. Add a small table to where you’ll rest your iced tea. Add ambient sound such as a trickling water fountain or playful wind chimes to mask city sounds and foster serenity. Consider flower plantings such as rosemary, lilac, and jasmine to infuse surroundings with delicious fragrance.

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“It all goes back to that primal form of cooking over a fire,” he says. “If you have the equipment that lets you do that in a few different ways, you have what it takes to cook for a family or do a classic outdoor party.” Which type of barbecue you choose will be determined by lifestyle. Do you want to be able to come home after work and quickly get an al fresco meal done? Then go for the speed and ease of gas, and choose a model that has a push-button start. If lazy weekend barbecues are what you have in mind, enjoy the pace and ritual aspects of charcoal. Dedicated outdoor chefs like Clive increasingly choose to have both gas and charcoal, and to add a smoker or other accessories.

MASTER TEMPERATURE CONTROL

One of the trickiest aspects of cooking to master is temperature, and this especially applies to the outdoor kitchen, when distractions may be even greater. A meat thermometer will be key. Weber has a new model—the iGrill 3—that fits into docking stations on its new Genesis II and Genesis II LX gas. It comes with two temperature probes, and two more can be purchased. A downloadable app sends alerts when, for example, fuel is running low or optimal temperature has been reached. Speaking of temperature, a set of well-made silicone gloves with fingers is a good idea.

This piece, from Lowe’s, works as an ice bucket, storage bin and serving surface, making it perfect for a small urban yard.

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ot everyone is as enthusiastic about outdoor cooking as Michael P. Clive. A grill expert for barbecue manufacturer Weber, he’s woken his wife in the middle of the night, “smelling like a smokehouse” after checking a recipe that requires overnight cooking. While a chef’s ultimate outdoor kitchen includes endless pots and pans, lots of sleek stainless steel, miles of counter space, and a hand-washing station with running hot water, Clive agrees that most homeowners won’t find such bells and whistles either feasible or necessary.

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Cheerful, unbreakable dinnerware adds colour to outdoor dining.

Furniture that does double-duty will add flexibility to an outdoor kitchen. For that reason, Cindy Jardim, director of trends for Lowe’s, likes dining sets that also work for conversational groupings, planters that can function as privacy screens, hard-working wicker resin sideboards that when topped with a cutting board serve as prep area, and bar carts that can store extra propane tanks, pillows, and accessories. Lowe’s also has a clever, affordable solution to the challenge of running water, with a “sink” that can be connected to a garden hose. Lastly, for worry-free dining, choose unbreakable tableware, readily available at mass merchants like HomeSense and PC Home (at Loblaw’s Real Canadian Superstores). If some goes missing, replacements don’t have to match, but you might consider staying in the same colour family.

“ FOR WORRY-FREE DINING, CHOOSE UNBREAKABLE TABLEWARE, readily available at mass merchants like HomeSense and PC Home”

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BRUSHES WITH SAFETY

There were some scary stories last summer of folks undergoing emergency surgery after swallowing bristles that had fallen off barbecue brushes. While Chef Clive isn’t willing to give up on wire brushes, he cautions that it’s an item “where you get what you pay for.” Stay away from cheap dollar store wire brushes, and check all brushes for loose bristles each time they’re used. Clean and inspect the grill thoroughly before using. If you do ditch the conventional wire brush, consider Weber’s new three-sided brush head, in which bristles are attached through two ends of the rods. Other low-risk cleaning options include a raw onion cut in two and rubbed across the grill, and crumpled tin foil pushed over the grill with a pair of tongs.

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Sun and Shade 3

Seating/Entertaining/Relaxation 4

Vistas and Views 5

Hardscape vs. Softscape 6

Greenery and Colour 7

Lighting

SUN AND SHADE Next, you need to study the sun over the course of the day. What is in the shade? What areas

get sun for at least six hours per day? If possible, lay tracing paper over your plan and mark the areas. I suggest using yellow highlighter for sun, and blue highlighter for shade. If an area gets about three hours of sun mixed with mostly shade, mark it in a different colour.

SEATING/ENTERTAINING/RELAXATION One thing to determine is the

type of garden that you want. What will be the purpose? Might it be for flowers, vegetables or herbs or relaxing? Or entertaining? How much use will it get? How many people would you like to

seat? Will it simply be for viewing? Will you attract bees or butterflies? Or, perhaps a rabbit or two?

VISTAS AND VIEWS After assess-

ing the type of garden you want, determine what possible views you would like to make interesting. Many people decide to study the garden from the window and from the front or backyard. I suggest taking photos, printing them at 8.5 by 11 and using tracing paper to create some ideas for visual interest. Imagine a fence as a backdrop for planters or tall

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PERIMETER AND PLAN The first activity on your garden-planning list should be to assess the perimeter and the plan. This should include an assessment of the fence, neighbouring properties, built structures, underground utilities, drains, etc. I would suggest measuring this and drawing a plan to scale. This will help you make decisions and allow you to take the plan to the nursery when purchasing plants.

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grasses. What would a burst of red flowers look like against a bench? How might you disguise a drain or water main with planting? What if you added a small gazebo or pergola? SoliCanada from Quebec offers some lovely structures with motorized louvers and shades. What about a water feature? This is where your creativity should shine! Use a stack of tracing paper and come up with some crazy ideas, and then whittle them down based upon feasibility, cost and sun patterns.

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HARDSCAPE VS. SOFTSCAPE Next decide how much of the garden will be hardscape and how much will be softscape. Hardscape includes: fences, pavers, concrete, walkways, stepping stones, sun structures, retaining walls, etc. Softscape includes all planting areas. Make a wish list and prepare a budget. Hardscape costs can add up quickly, especially if it requires experts to execute. There are many, many choices for paving stones, both natural and manmade. Part of the secret of installing them is providing a good base that doesn’t heave in harsh Canadian winters. Many homeowners opt for poured concrete under pavers, especially if they have large areas. One thing to consider is investing in a landscape company for the hardscape. A good landscaping company will understand what needs to be provided to minimize movement of pavers and also for proper drainage away from the house. While I am a big fan of natural limestone and slate, I also like the look of concrete pavers. Some brands to consider are Permacon, Bestway and Banas Stone.

GREENERY AND COLOUR When choosing plants, make sure you understand longevity, perennials vs. annuals, blooming times and planting instructions. Determine what type of heights you would like to see first. Are you going to plant a few trees? Will they be a focal point? What will be potted vs. planted? Are you aiming for some winter greenery for the holiday lights? Speak to the nursery about evergreens that do well in our climate and are easy to maintain. A selection of evergreen shrubs can create a lovely backdrop to flowers. When choosing colours, analyze perennials vs. annuals. I recommend saving annuals for one or two accent pots and planning perennials that are a better investment over time. While some owners like vibrant mixed gardens, sometimes it’s better to group colours for a higher visual impact. For example, use a flowering white ground cover and then accent a certain area with tall purple Alliums. LIGHTING Consider extending the use of your garden to

early morning and night with landscape lighting. DVI and Eurofase, both Canadian lighting companies, have some great choices for outdoor lighting. Consider wall sconces, fence lights, pendants (under canopies, gazebos and pergolas) and in-ground lighting to spot trees, shrubs or statuary. If you are completely lost when deciding on landscape lights, consider making an appointment with a lighting supplier such as Dark Tools for help with your plan. For any electrical needs, hire a professional as well unless you decide on solar power lights. Most of all, whatever you decide, the garden is a great way to showcase your creativity. Happy Planting!

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PICTURE-PERFECT PATIO Create your own great outdoor space

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ith summer upon us, most of us are keen to spend as much time as possible outdoors. But is your own backyard an inviting oasis, or an overgrown disaster? If the ongoing real estate boom has taught us one thing, it’s that land is very valuable. As homeowners we should take advantage of every square foot we’ve got. Here are some ideas on how to turn your urban jungle into a slice of paradise.

The first factor to consider is what you like doing when you’re outside. Are you a gardener, a DIYer in need of a workshop, a consummate host looking for an outdoor entertaining area or, if you have the space for it, would your own private basketball net or tennis court be your dream use of the space? My own backyard is built around an in-ground pool. Realtors and others will tell you that putting in a pool isn’t a good investment when it comes to resale value. But I wasn’t thinking about some future sale. I was interested in enjoying my house while I live in it. No need to drive north to a cottage when I can go for a dip at home.

SIZE MATTERS

Obviously, the size of your yard will be the main factor in determining how much—or little—you’re able to do. Case in point: when building permanent structures such as decks, sheds, and gazebos, there are usually setback restrictions—meaning they have to be a certain distance from the property line. (These projects may also require a building permit. See “Deck Building Do’s and Don’ts” on page 54 for more details.)

COOL SHELTER

The surrounding tree canopy also plays a role. If there aren’t many mature trees in your area you’ll likely need an umbrella or awning to shade your seating area. If you have lots of mature oaks or maples, you’ll have to consider lots of cleanup time for pools and patio areas. With evergreen trees, you’ll find yourself seasonally scooping up needles and pinecones. But they’re acidic, so you’ll have to carefully plan any other vegetation you plant to make sure they’re tolerant of that.

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To make maximum use of the space, consider adding patio heaters to your plans. Options range from gas firepits to stylish lamp-style models. Either type can be directly plumbed to your household gas service, or run on refillable propane tanks. Finally, don’t forget that old cliché about good fences making good neighbours. Most municipalities have restrictions on how tall a fence can be. If privacy is a key factor in your planning, build a fence with solid, overlapping boards that run the full height of the divider instead of the ubiquitous lattice-topped designs.

JIM CARUK, RENOVATION EDITOR

Canada’s extreme weather is hard on exterior building materials. Which is why the durability of a composite deck board such as those made by Trex is such a good investment.

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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f you’ve ever flown to Florida or southern California, you’ve probably noticed how many suburban backyards are dotted with pools. Here in Ontario, the recurring backyard theme is a deck. Whether they’re clad in natural wood or a composite product such as Trex, decks are outdoor extensions of our household living space. Many are simply a place to park the barbecue and a patio table but, increasingly, they’re loaded with bells and whistles that literally include a kitchen sink. Since (most) decks don’t involve any wiring, plumbing, or overly complicated structural elements, building one is something a lot of DIYers are willing to tackle. But there are a number of common mistakes they make. Generally speaking, if your deck meets any or all of the following conditions, you’ll need a permit: a) The deck will be attached directly to the house b) Will have a surface area of more than 100 sq.ft., or c) The top of the deck boards will be two feet or more off the ground. As part of your permit application, you’ll need to include your property survey and a drawing showing where the proposed deck will go. Here are three key areas where DIYers—and some unqualified pros— make mistakes when building a deck.

If the top of your deck boards are twofeet or more off the ground, you’ll need a railing that’s at least 3' high around the perimeter. (If the deck is 6' or more above grade, the railing will need to be at least 3'6" high.) The gap between the vertical slats— or pickets—has to be less than four inches. The idea here is to prevent a small child from squeezing through and getting stuck. Another option is to use glass panels. These cost more than lumber would but give you an unobstructed view of the yard. Built-in seating along the railing can be a great way to maximize space, but keep in mind that a building inspector will measure the railing height from the top of the seats. After all, the main point behind these rules is to avoid having a child—or perhaps tipsy adult—topple over the side and get hurt.

STAIRS

Again, if the deck is more than two feet off the ground, you’ll need stairs with a railing that meets the above-mentioned guidelines. The stairs themselves must be between 47/8" and 77/8" high, and 91/4" and 14" deep. The key to building stairs is that each one has to be the same height and depth as all the others. If not, you’ll find yourself stumbling on any that are out of line with the others.

FASTENERS

Even if you’re using a composite material such as Trex for your deck boards and railings, you’ll likely use natural wood for the framing. Typically, that means using pressure-treated (PT) lumber. But the chemicals used to make the wood rot- and insect-resistant can be corrosive to most building hardware. Make sure you use PT-approved screws and hangers. Also note that any framing members must be attached with nails, not screws. Screws do not have the sheer strength to support the load properly.

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MEN AT WORK DESIGN/BUILD WIN RENOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD L TO R: John Cera, Natalie Venalainen, John Tsafaroff (Men at Work), Darren Steedman (BILD Chair), Daniel Oliveria, Keith O’Brien (Men at Work), Michael Rosset (HPG President), Samantha Sannella (Urban Retreat Homes)

Besides receiving the top honour of Renovator of the Year title, Men at Work Design Build Ltd. also earned two other prestigious awards this year in both the $75,000 to $150,000 best renovation category as well as the $300,000 to $500,000 competition. There was also a tie in the $500,000+ category this year. Jim Cunningham of Eurodale Developments was named Member of the Year. Cunningham has been a member of the BILD for over a decade and has been the recipient of the Renovator of the Year award three times since 2010. Lou Frustaglio of Dreambuilders Inc. and Frank Cohn of Cohn Construction were inducted into BILD’s Hall of Fame. Frustaglio is a longstanding member of the renovation community and actively engaged at the local, provincial and national levels, Tuckey noted. Frank Cohn has received the prestigious Renovator of the Year award three times over a span of 25 years. “His leadership and efforts have helped raise the standard for all renovators and have contributed to enhancing the public image of renovators in the GTA,” Tuckey said in introducing Cohn. “He runs a one-man show and with the collaboration of trusted suppliers continues to meet and exceed customer expectations.”

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n March 10, BILD members gathered at the Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place where the top renovators and customhome builders in the GTA were recognized at the Renovation and Custom Home Awards by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). Created by BILD in 1999, the awards program recognizes professional renovators for professionalism, quality of work and industry leadership. Nominees are evaluated by a team of industry professionals and the Renovator of the Year award is also decided based on survey results from clients. “This year’s winners demonstrate the importance of working with professional renovators and custom builders while raising the bar for the rest of the industry,” said BILD vice-president of membership and RenoMark program manager Helen Batista. “As the RenoMark program grows, so does the quality of the submissions we receive every year.” The Renovator of the Year award, which recognizes the renovator who sets the standard for the rest of the sector in their leadership and commitment to customer service and their contribution to the overall image of the renovation industry, was presented to Men at Work Design Build Ltd.

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TOP HONOURS BEST RENOVATION $150,000 - $300,000 SUPER 7 GROUP A complete interior demolition of an existing house on Lake Ontario is transformed into a unique renovation.

BEST RENOVATION MORE THAN $500,000 LEWITT CONSTRUCTION. Maintaining the façade of a 1940s Tudor while completely gutting and transforming the interior to a modern space.

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BILD would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists. BEST CUSTOM HOME CHATSWORTH FINE HOMES Created a beautiful, luxury home, which included many sustainable features.

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Cost-effective and a clever use of land, new forms of housing are stacking up in the GTA units per acre. The higher but still gentle density means it costs developers less to build and they can pass the savings on to the homebuyer. With stacked townhomes the industry is meeting the insatiable demand for ground-related housing at an affordable price point. Stacked and back-to-back townhomes give consumers a larger selection of home styles to choose from. They are also great places for families to grow together, empty nesters to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle and where first-time buyers can afford something other than a unit in a high-rise condo building. Innovative townhome developments are taking shape across all corners of the GTA. The town of Stouffville is a case in point. Although Stouffville has traditionally been a community of detached housing, townhouses now account for a large proportion of the housing under development. BILD member Geranium, for example, has been building out their master-planned community of Cardinal Point and recently introduced Vista Flats and Towns. The stacked units offer living space up to 1,300 square feet over two floors with a rooftop terrace. The second level one-storey flats have a spacious balcony, and the first-level flats a patio. Prices for these units started in the mid $400,000s. While back-to-back row housing is common in England, the concept is relatively new to the GTA. With some innovative rethinking of the Victoria-era housing form, several BILD members have brought back-to-back and stacked townhomes to the market with great success.

“By stacking one unit on top of another, residents have the advantage of a two-storey house-style layout with the added convenience of a condo.” Menkes’ Dwell City Towns in Etobicoke, for example, offered back-to-back units of 1,000 square feet to over 1,600 square feet with starting prices from $300,000. The 196 open-concept units—boasting patios and rooftop decks— sold out quickly. At Queen’s Landing in East Gwillimbury, Minto is about to launch the second phase of back-to-back townhomes after phase one sold out in three hours. These are just a few examples of the many ways our industry is offering innovative options to homebuyers as we try and meet the housing needs of the GTA’s ever-growing population in our highly regulated new home market.

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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he GTA land development and home building industry is constantly innovating and looking for ways to meet housing demands and provide consumers with affordable housing options while still complying with provincially mandated Growth Plan density targets. One way we have risen to the challenge is by introducing gentle density in the form of stacked and back-to-back townhomes. All this while creating unique and liveable communities that feature great architecture and offer lifestyle amenities. Stacked towns are becoming more popular around the GTA, especially in tight infill lots that are too small for a mid-rise or high-rise building. By stacking one unit on top of another, residents have the advantage of a two-storey house-style layout with the added convenience of a condo. The lower unit typically has outside access in the form of a patio or terrace, while the upper unit usually boasts a balcony or rooftop terrace. Back-to-back towns are different than regular row housing as the backs of each home touches the back of the house behind it. According to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), traditional row housing allows for 14 to 18 units per acre, while stacked townhomes can be built at 26 to 27

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RENO & DECOR contributors Glen Peloso and Jamie Alexander designed our booth at the 2017 National Home Show in March and offered visitors interiors in two very different colour palettes. Each side was like two separate pages of a magazine both designed and styled beautifully, illustrating the ideas of good design are consistent whether you wish to use that specific colour palette or not. The 10-day show was an opportunity for participants to visually get the answers to their design and decor questions as they received knowledgeable advice from the many experts at our Design Intervention booth. The caliber of questions asked by home show attendees made it very clear that many people can use the assistance of a design professional regardless of the size of the project. We thank Glen & Jamie for the stunning design of the booth and we thank them along with the wonderful design experts who dedicated their time and talent with us. We would also like to acknowledge and thank our amazing suppliers: Glen and Jamie, Peloso Alexander Furniture, Bousada Flooring, Benjamin Moore, and Metrie. These companies really stepped up to provide us products and services to help bring this display together.

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e get told daily that our projects are expensive. It’s the single biggest complaint we receive from our clients—and they are shocked to discover I agree with them. The reason for it lies in the quality of the workers, materials and systems we employ. In this red-hot real estate environment, the best carpenters and tradespeople can command a very high wage, and if we are going to deliver on the promises we make to clients, we must be willing to pay their price. This ensures that clients get real value out of the money they pay us. There is help available, however. Most people who undertake projects and struggle to pay for them either don’t know about the rebates, or don’t bother to take advantage of them. Below I will break out some of the low-hanging fruit to help keep some of those schillings in your jeans—after all, who doesn’t like some help paying the bills?

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If your house looks like this, the good news is rebates offer you a renovation sale.

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you move out of your house during the renovation project? If so, you can apply to your Municipality for a cancellation or reduction in the property taxes paid during the project. In Toronto, do a Google search for the Section323 application. The deadline to file an application is February 28 of the year following the year in which you moved out to renovate. Remember, if your project spans across two calendar years, you need to apply for each year you are out of the home to maximize savings.

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Federal tax man only has a one-way valve, designed to accept our hard-earned money, but there are some leaky two-way conduits that can send some of our cash back. First, and most rewarding, is the Substantial Renovation and the GST/HST New Housing Rebate from the Canada Revenue Agency that came out in 2005. The key here is the 90 per cent renovation rule, and filing within two years from Substantial Completion. The Ontario new housing rebate is limited to a maximum of $24,000 if you paid the HST on the purchase of the land, and $16,080 if you did not. If you are not great at accounting, look for firms that can help you with record keeping and filing this application, as you don’t want to miss this.

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LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Every municipality has rebates

and incentives for homeowners to help them reach their municipal targets. In Toronto, some of the key ones are Flood protection subsidies, which offer 80 per cent of the cost (up to a combined maximum of $3,400) for installing a backwater valve and a sump pump in your home, as well as drain severance and capping. Hidden bonus—your basement is less likely to become an in-ground pool. Live Green Toronto also has other grants and loan programs available and are worth a look. HELP is another option— where a low-interest loan of up to five per cent of the home’s value is attached to the property for the purpose of improving energy and water efficiency in the home. If you sell, the loan stays tied to the property (on the tax bill), and not to the original homeowner—now that’s a neat option.

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Used less frequently, but often needed the most, there are programs such as the Ontario Healthy Homes Renovation Tax Credit, which rebates up to $1,500 for $10,000 of eligible expenses to help aging in place updates to the home. There are also various programs in Toronto locally, where grants of up to $3,500 are available for home modifications to accommodate a disability or to make a home more accessible. Forgivable loans of up to $10,000 are available for essential home repairs and/or accessibility modifications.

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Renovation has to be extensive. To max out rebates 90 per cent of the house, including building envelope and systems, must be updated—not just the finishes.

Know of any programs I excluded? Tweet us @Eurodale Homes with the hashtag #renovationrebate so we can help our readership. Be sure to consider these great money-saving options when planning your renovation and remember in the construction industry…cheapest is most often not an indication of best value. One recent client said it best, “We aren’t rich enough to be cheap.” Look for real, lasting value in your investment. It is your home after all!

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Big changes can pay off by way of collecting rebates and impressing guests with your new cost-effective digs.

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HOME TURF These lawn-care tips promote healthy and green grass throughout the peak summer months

ow that June is here, summer weather will come calling, with high temperatures followed, no doubt, and a lack of water. It is time to sit back and let your lawn take care of itself. You can have a great-looking lawn without the supposed ‘work’ or environmental detriment. This is the perfect time of year to get to work on it and make a season-long difference.

Environmental Benefits of Lawns CUT YOUR LAWN HIGH Six

to eight cm will do the job. For generations we cut our lawns much shorter, not realizing that tall grass blades produce deeper roots that are more droughttolerant. Also, the taller the grass blades, the fewer the weeds as weed seeds are ‘shaded out’ by the grass before they get a chance to germinate. More on weed control later.

USE A MULCHING MOWER

The cut grass blades are regurgitated up into the cutting chamber of the mower where they are re-cut before being thrust down into the root zone of the grass plants. As they decompose they add precious nitrogen to the soil: the element that grass plants crave the most. FERTILIZE THREE TIMES A YEAR Sometimes lawn

fertilizer is called lawn food but this is inaccurate. The fact is, your lawn feeds on soil-borne nutrients and takes the nutrients up with the assistance of microbial activity in the soil. It is a little complicated. What you really need to know is that a quality lawn fertilizer provides nutrients to the soil that are used by the grass plants to grow and thrive. The aforementioned nitrogen is the primary

ingredient in a spring/early summer application of fertilizer, and is always represented by the first number in the three number analysis on the bag. SLOW-RELEASE NITROGEN

The nitrogen that produces the best results in your lawn is most useful to it when it is released over an extended period of time. One of the most sophisticated forms of slow-release nitrogen is sulphur-coated urea. It releases nitrogen to the root zone as rain falls, temperatures rise, and microbial activity occurs in the soil. Iron also plays an important role, as it helps to produce green chlorophyll, deepening the colour and enhancing the appearance of your lawn quickly. OVERSEED Spread triple mix

or lawn soil over areas where bare patches occur and apply quality grass seed by hand at the rate of 500 grams per 40 sq meters. Rake smooth, step on it to bring the soil and seed in firm contact, and water well until the roots have taken firm hold. Remember that a thick lawn is your best defence against weeds. Alternatively, consider a new product on the market this season that

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According to the North American Lawn Institute, an averagesized suburban lawn produces enough oxygen to support a family of four. A lawn is not some green carpet that the Blue Jays play on (which is fake turf) but a high functioning, living, breathing colony of oxygen-producing plants that are knit together to form a low-growing welcome mat to your home. A properly maintained lawn is cool to walk on as it transpires moisture through its blades. As it cools the air it also cleans it, through the miracle of photosynthesis. As rain falls, toxins are filtered through the sophisticated root structure of grass plants. Not only do grass roots slow the flow of water through the soil, preventing flooding, but they also absorb an enormous amount of moisture in the normal course of their workday. That is not to say, however, that a lawn is a water hog. You can give your lawn a boost and help it do its job more efficiently by following these few simple steps:

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combines dehydrated compost with quality lawn seed that you apply with a lawn spreader. Look for Golfgreen Iron Plus Lawn Recovery. It is amazing! the summer season, the temptation to get out the lawn sprinkler will pull at you. I urge you to hold off until there is a real need. A lawn will grow nicely without water for up to 7 days. If it hasn’t rained for a week give your lawn a drink and apply about 2 cm to make sure that it moves down to the root zone where it is really needed.

could prove erroneous. I argue that watering at that point is not going to solve the problem of dead grass. See below. If you do experience dead areas in your lawn this summer, plan on overseeding in mid-August. By late September your grass will have revived and will be looking good again. The lawns that we grow here are a cool weather crop. That is why there is more sod grown per capita in Ontario than anywhere in the world. We do it because we can. We have fabulous golf courses, partly for this reason, also.

DON’T WATER If we get into a drought situation, forget about watering all together. Your lawn will stop growing and it may go brown, but for the most part it will be dormant, not dead. That is, unless the drought continues for four weeks or longer, at which time my theory of ‘dormant not dead’

Final note: If you have racoons or skunks digging up your lawn, you likely have grubs feeding on grass roots. June is the month to apply dormant nematodes, available from garden retailers. Water these microscopic insects into the soil thoroughly after application for best results.

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ach year, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Ontario Chapter reveals the winners of their annual design competition. This year, their 14th Annual Design Awards Gala took place at the Capitol Event Theatre in Toronto on April 22nd. The chapter also celebrated a milestone, their 40th anniversary. Over 30 winners from across nine main kitchen and bath categories and six specialty categories, including the prestigious Pinnacle Award and the People’s Choice Award, were honoured and recognized for their creativity and design excellence at the gala event. Included this year again were the Student Design Competition Awards. Students from three member colleges, namely Fanshawe, Georgian and Humber College, were recognized and awarded for their skill in kitchen design by planning safe, functional and creative kitchens following the NKBA design guidelines.

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By featuring the winning designers at the awards gala and in this publication, it brings awareness of the importance of professional design to both the consumer and within the industry.

Entries to the annual competition were judged by a panel of NKBA-certified designers (CMKBD, CKD, CBD) and industry experts. All qualifying projects were scored on various criteria, including NKBA guidelines, safety and ergonomics, elements and principles of design, design planning, creativity and presentation. This year’s Pinnacle Award winner was Frankie Castro and co-designer Laura Goard, both of Square Footage Inc. for their numerous awards taking first place and third place small kitchen, first place in the medium kitchen, large bath and best budget kitchen categories and second place large kitchen. This prestigious award is selected from all firstplace winning designs and represents the best of all entries. The People’s Choice Award is given to the winner of a contest run by Homes Publishing Group of all of the awardwinning designs in the competition. The kitchens are voted on by industry peers as well as the general public. This year’s winner was Martin de Sousa from Binns Kitchen + Bath Design for his tasteful and stunning kitchen design.

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Martin de Sousa Binns Kitchen + Bath Design

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The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide.

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The JennAir 24-inch Steam and Convection oven, available at Appliance Canada, is a versatile wall oven that uses steam to preserve nutrients in vegetables and tenderness in meats, and convection for evenly baked pastries and roasts. Use steam and convection together for food that’s tender inside and roasted or crisped outside. It features 4.8-inch Glass Touch Controls with LCD. APPLIANCE

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A A & A Custom Homes and Renovations Inc. Member Since: 2012 Vaughan 1.855.228.6736 aacustomhomes.ca A&R Renovations Inc. Member Since: 2016 Woodbridge 416.677.9316 aandrrenovations.com A. Brown Construction Member Since: 2010 Toronto 416.766.9892 abrownconstruction.ca A. Lifetime Contractor Ltd. Member Since: 2003 Toronto 416.483.2151 lifetimecontractor.com A. Mazzucco Construction Member Since: 1974 Toronto 416.207.0388 amazzucco.on.ca Abode Home Building Inc. Member Since: 2014 Toronto 416.689.7473 abodebuildinginc.com ADH Canada Inc. Member Since: 2013 Thornhill 905.513.7876 adhcanada.com Affordable Woodworking Inc. Member Since: 2009 Toronto 416.831.6741 affordablewoodworking.com Alair Homes Aurora/ Newmarket Member Since: 2015 Aurora 289.803.2612 alairhomes.ca/aurora Alair Homes Richmond Hill Member Since: 2015 Richmond Hill 416.518.8976 alairhomes.ca Alair Homes Scarborough Member Since: 2014 Scarborough 416.417.1961 alairhomes.com Alair Homes South Etobicoke Member Since: 2016 Toronto 416.626.7746 alairhomes.ca Alair Homes Toronto Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.988.1661 alairhomes.com Alan Heron Homes Inc. Member Since: 2004 Toronto 416.642.7651 alanheron.houzz.com Alert Restoration Inc. Member Since: 2014 Oakville 905.301.8196 alertreno.ca Alexander and Tencate Design Build Inc. Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.561.7384 alexandertencate.com

All Angles Renovations Ltd. Member Since: 2009 Scarborough 416.261.9732 allanglesrenovations.ca Allyn Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2002 Milton 416.347.7548 allynconstruction.com Alphyn Homes Inc. Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.737.8607 alphynconstruction.com Amazon Home Improvements Member Since: 2010 Thornhill 905.763.9000 amazonhomeimprovements.ca Ambia Windows and Doors Inc. Member Since: 2009 Vaughan 416.831.3719 ambiawindowsdoors.com Andes Construction Member Since: 2001 Toronto 416.531.9727 andesconstruction.com Anvale Homes Inc. Member Since: 2013 Concord 905.669.0471 anvalehomes.com Arbourdale Construction Inc. Member Since: 2015 Toronto 416.576.0541 arbourdaleconstruction.ca

Balmoral Custom Homes Ltd. Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.482.5000 balmoralcustomhomes.com Barbini Developments Inc. Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.385.8883 amedeobarbini.com Barry’s Construction & Renovation Ltd. Member Since: 2014 Oshawa 1.800.438.5192 bcrltd.ca Bayden Homes Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.818.8143 bayden.ca Baymanor Homes Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.781.2866 baymanorhomes.com Bayview Projects Contracting Member Since: 1998 North York 416.730.8506 bayviewprojects.com

Balance Building Group Member Since: 2013 Concord 905.669.4440 balancebuildinggroup.com Balmoral Construction Group Member Since: 2014 Richmond Hill 416.779.8761

Craftsman Renovations Ltd. Member Since: 2017 Toronto 647.501.6927 craftsmanreno.com

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

Canlik Kitchens Member Since: 1996 Scarborough 416.412.7828 refaceyourkitchen.com Carick Home Improvements (Carick Building Products Ltd.) Member Since: 1998 Toronto 416.781.6671 carickhome.com Carmelin Design + Build Member Since; 2014 Toronto 647.292.7682 carmelin.ca Caruk Hall Homes Member Since: 1995 Toronto 416.546.8602 carukhall.com

CGGC Construction Inc. Member Since; 2015 Toronto 416.625.2851 cggcconstruction.com

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

B Bachly Construction Member Since: 2002 Bolton 905.951.3100 bachly.com

C Calado & Lima Home Improvement Inc. Member Since: 2011 York 416.782.0110 caladolima.ca

Bellcon Interiors Limited Member Since: 2015 Sharon 416.420.6648

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

Avonlea Kitchen and Bathroom Concepts Member Since: 2004 Toronto 416.422.5276 avonlearenovations.com

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

CCS Construction Group Inc. Member Since: 2016 Toronto 416.241.9770 ccsconstruction.ca

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

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

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

Belcon Construction Co. Member Since: 2016 Nobleton 416.897.9710 belconconstruction.com

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

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

BVM Contracting Member Since; 2015 Toronto 647.449.9601 bvmcontracting.com

Blueprint Renovations Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.878.3272 blueprintrenovations.com Blueprint Properties Inc. Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.731.2285 blueprintpropertiesinc.ca 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 Built By Pros Inc. Member Since: 2016 Toronto 416.708.3713 builtbypros.ca

Chaplin Home Improvements Ltd. Member Since: 2008 Stouffville 416.904.6909 chaplinhomeimprovements.com Clarke Basement Systems Member Since: 2007 Markham 905.642.4861 wetbasements.ca Clemmensen & Associates Ltd. Member Since: 1982 Weston 416.747.6266 Cliff and Evans Ltd. Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.628.7186 cliffandevans.com Cochren Homes Ltd. Member Since: 2003 Oakville 905.842.2462 cochrenhomes.com Cohn Construction Ltd. Member Since: 1991 Mississauga 905.569.1349 Colewood Construction Ltd. Member Since: 1991 Toronto 416.252.2226 Contempo Renovation Solutions Inc. Member Since: 2016 Scarborough 647.494.9868 contempo.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 DCAM Homes Inc. Member Since: 2016 Vaughan 416.936.1243 dmtghomes.ca 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 Dundene Homes Inc. Member Since: 1999 Toronto 416.863.6116 dundenehomes.ca Dupont Custom Homes O/A 1740338 Ontario Ltd. Member Since: 2013 Markham 416.209.0029 dupontcustomhomes.com Duracon Construction Services & Dura Painting Member Since: 2009 Stouffville 416.688.9191 duraconconstruction.com E Elite Construction & Renovations Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.888.8417 elite-construction.ca Enmar Homes Inc. Member Since: 2010 Toronto 647.351.2221 enmarhomes.ca

Fifthshire Homes Ltd. Member Since: 1985 Concord 905.660.7415 fifthshire.com Flux Developments Inc. Member Since: 2017 Etobicoke 416.275.9750 fluxbuilt.ca 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 Godel Construction Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.484.6096 godelconstruction.com Golden Bee Homes Inc. Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.768.4771 goldenbeehomes.com Gonell Homes Member Since: 2016 Etobicoke 416.904.7327 gonellhomes.ca Gorman-Mazzon Ltd. Member Since: 1986 Richmond Hill 416.818.5049 Greening Homes Ltd. Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.532.6811 greeninghomes.com

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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

Mane Construction Group Inc. Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.821.2622 maneconstruction.ca Markay Developments Member Since: 1996 Oakville 905.257.1220 markayhomes.com

Pantera Building Contractors Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.284.0077 panteracontracting.ca

Marmo Contracting Inc. Member Since: 2016 Markham 416.684.3117 marmocontracting.com

Paradise Views Member Since: 2016 Bolton 416.560.9501 paradisehomerenos.com

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

PDI Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2016 Toronto 647.219.5152 pdiconstruction.ca

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

Penguin Basements Ltd. Member Since: 2014 North York 416.633.7180

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Kingsway Home Improvements Inc. Member Since: 2010 Toronto 647.505.6869

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

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 Hummingbird Hill Homes & Construction Member Since: 2017 Oakville 647.328.7459 hummingbirdhillhomes.com 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

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Komon Homes Inc. Member Since: 2013 Burlington 647.402.5740 komonhomes.com L Lakeland Builders Inc. Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.554.9406 lakelandbuilders.com Leonardi Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2010 Mississauga 905.277.9085 leonardiconstruction.com Lewitt Construction Inc. Member Since: 2004 Toronto 416.383.1221 lewittconstruction.com Lifestyles By Barons Inc. Member Since: 2010 Halton Hills 905.872.5777 lbbdesigns.ca Lokert General Plumbing Member Since: 2014 Burlington 905.634.6567 Lou’s Home Improvements Member Since: 2008 North York 416.931.2664 loushomeimprovements.com M MacPherson Builders Ltd. Member Since: 1995 Richmond Hill 905.882.8000 macphersonbuilders.com 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

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

Method Homes Member Since: 2010 Toronto 416.548.5988 methodhomes.ca Mills Design Build Member Since: 2004 Oakville 905.847.7104 millsdb.ca Modular Home Additions Ltd. Member Since: 2004 Toronto 416.759.4663 modular.ca 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 Northern Edge Construction Services Ltd. Member Since: 1997 Scarborough 416.269.1900 noredge.com 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 Ontario Home Improvements Ltd. Member Since: 2014 Woodbridge 905.663.6060 ontariohomeimprovements.ca

Perma-Wood Solariums and Additions (1025722 Ontario Inc.) Member Since: 1994 Markham 905.475.5460 permawood.com Pine Glen General Contractors Inc. Member Since: 2010 Oakville 905.827.1117 pineglen.ca Plan A Contracting Ltd. Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.873.6810 planabuilds.com Premier Quality Renovations Inc. Member SInce: 2015 Toronto 905.286.0303 premier-renovations.com Prep ’n Sell Member Since: 2014 Mississauga 416.201.1010 prepnsell.com PROBUILT Member Since: 1997 Bolton 905.533.4663 probuilt.ca Progressive Reno & Contracting Member Since: 2014 Etobicoke 416.831.6717 Q Queensgate Homes Inc. Member Since: 1992 Woodbridge 905.264.0600 queensgatehomes.com R Ram Contracting Ltd. Member Since: 2012 Richmond Hill 905.773.0507 ramcon.ca 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 Renovation Experts/ Basement Experts Member Since: 2009 Richmond Hill 905.884.8585 renoexperts.ca

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

Silverpoint Fine Homes Inc. Member Since: 2008 Toronto 416.995.4119 silverpointfinehomes.com

Retreats Inc. Member Since: 2009 Georgetown 647.237.3878 homeretreats.ca

Simple Solutions Design & Build Contractors Inc. Member Since: 2013 Caledon Village 905.799.9199 simplesolutionsrenovations.ca

Ridgestone Construction Inc. Member Since: 2010 Woodbridge 905.264.7880 ridgestonehomes.com Ripple Projects Member Since: 2017 Toronto 416.969.9999 rippleprojects.com Royal Home Improvements Member Since: 1997 Mississauga 416.236.4400 royalhomeimprovements.ca Royal Triangle Member Since: 2017 Toronto 416.730.9145 royaltriangle.ca RS Homes Member Since: 2014 Toronto 416.480.0282 rshomes.ca S SalDan Developments Limited Member Since: 2017 Toronto 416.623.6490 saldangroup.com Salerno Custom Homes Member Since: 2011 Mississauga 905.602.8611 salerno.ca Sandgate Construction Inc. Member Since: 1991 Aurora 905.841.6440 sandgateconstruction.com ScottRyan Design Build Member Since: 2015 Oakville 905.510.5314 scottryan.ca Scottsdale Contracting Inc. Member Since: 2002 Toronto 416.520.8858 scottsdalecontracting.ca Seventy Nine Construction Member Since: 2017 Toronto 647.880.3816 seventynine.ca SevernWoods Construction Inc. Member Since: 2008 severnwoods.com Sheppard Pearl Waterproofing & Renovation (1450434 Ontario Inc.) Member Since: 2008 Scarborough 416.677.0888 iwaterproofing.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

SIR Group Inc. Member Since: 2016 Etobicoke 416.274.4712 sirgroup.ca Sosna Inc. Member Since: 2013 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 Terra Cotta 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

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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

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

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

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Marmara Ltd. Member Since: 2013 Toronto 647.865.1062 marmaracontracting.com

Rosehill Wine Cellars Inc. Member Since: 2013 Mississauga 905.275.0979 rosehillwinecellars.com

Willem Contracting Member Since: 2008 Etobicoke 416.579.2724

Dave’s Duct Cleaning Member Since: 2013 Whitby 416.668.4607 davesducts.com

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

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

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

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N. De Luca Plumbing (1995) Inc. Member Since: 1996 Woodbridge 905.851.9159

Tailored Living of Central Toronto Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.631.7272 tailoredlivingcom

New Steel Roofers Inc. Member Since: 2010 Hamilton 905.543.1623 newsteelroofers.com

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

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

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Dalmar Columns Inc. Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.747.6945 dalmar.ca

Dominion Roofing Member Since: 1957 Toronto 416.789.0601 dominionroofing.com

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Applewood Air Conditioning Member Since: 1971 Mississauga 905.275.4500 applewoodair.com

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Archer Roofing Member Since: 2007 Mississauga 416.427.2437 archer.ca

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

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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

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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

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Nusite Waterproofing Ltd. Member Since: 2009 Toronto 416.622.7000 nusitegroup.com

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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

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

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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

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Bring your project ideas to life with this compact and powerful cordless drill/driver. Its lightweight design and built-in LED light allows you to work in tight or dark spaces. Manage the SMARTECH battery remotely via the BLACK+DECKER app and use it as a portable charger to charge your mobile devices for ultimate convenience. www.blackanddecker.ca and on Instagram @BLACKANDDECKERCA #blackanddeckerca Contest Rules: One entry per person, per issue. Contest closes at end of month. All winners are drawn 30 days after the magazine is issued. Open to CDN residents only, aged 18+. Prizes may not be exactly as shown. We reserve the right to change prizing based on availability. No purchase necessary. Purchase from an advertiser of HOMES Magazine, Condo Life, Active Life or RENO & DECOR must be made in order to be eligible to win. Winners may be asked to pick up prize from our location.Shipping costs, if required, are at the winners expense.

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Allan Rug Co. allanrug.com 50 Allstyle Cabinet Doors allstyle.ca 34 Always 2 Aspen Wood Floors aspenwoodfloors.com 47 Atlantis Bath Centre atlantisbathcentre.ca 92 Best Brand Appliance bestbrandappliance.ca 82 Beyond Marble & Granite beyondmarbleandgranite.com 61 Black & Decker blackanddecker.com 89 Blanco blancocanada.com 23 Caesarstone caesarstone.ca 7 Canadian Centre For Abuse Awareness abusehurts.ca 51 Centurian centurianwindowfashions.com 84 Ciot ciot.com 3 Cobi Style cobistyle.com 75 Crystal Design and Decor thechandelierstore.ca 85 D.O.T. Furniture dot-furniture.com 77 DCS dcsappliances.com 8 Delivering Hope Furniture+ Outlet abusehurts.ca 51 Dricore dricore.com 18 Eco Choice Windows & Doors ecochoicewindows.ca 67 Factory Tile Depot factorytiledepot.ca 27 Faema faema.ca 91 Fisher & Paykel fisherpaykel.com 8, 9 Floor Shop, The thefloorshop.com 61 Fusion Stone fusionstone.ca 17 Grand Alarms grandhomealarms.ca 73 Greensville Soapstone Company greensvillesoapstone.com 85 HanStone Quartz hanstone.ca 13 Hide House hidehouse.ca 55

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Image Exterior Finishes 84 Improve Canada improvecanada.com 79 Lumberland North Inc. lumberlandnorth.com 16 M Squared Flooring & Design Centre msquareddesign.ca 80 Marble Clinic, The marbleclinic.ca 50 Niche Decor nichedecor.ca 55 Oak & Tenon oakandtenon.com 81 Perola Kitchens & Interiors Ltd. perola.ca 43 Posh Brass Hardware poshbrasshardware.com 61 RCC Waterproofing rccwaterproofing.com 63 Riobel momenti.riobel.ca 33 Royal Building Products royalbuildingproducts.com | expressionsofwow.com 35 Saniflo saniflo.ca 53 Shades Of Home shadesofhome.ca 34 Stanley Tools stanleytools.ca 82 Stone Selex stoneselex.com 4 Sun-Brite Drapery sunbritedrapery.com 25 Superior Closets superiorclosets.com 84 Tapestry Décor tapestrydecor.ca 85 Thermador thermador.ca 39 Trex trex.com/inspiration 11 Unitech Exterior Doors unitechdoors.com 25 Vangarde vangarde.ca 21, 83 Vicostone vicostone.ca 45 Village Paint villagepaint.hunterdouglas.ca 63 Water Closet watercloset.ca 50 WB Fowler wbfowler.com 84 X-Tile Canada x-tile.net 15

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Once the playful palm prints came down the Spring/Summer Collection runways last year, it didn’t take long to see the fabulous fronds pop up everywhere in decor. Always a nod to nature, this welcome tropical touch is a happy consequence of the ever-growing Jungalow trend and Pantone’s 2017 colour pick of the year, Greenery. With summer decor being lighter and more whimsical, this is the perfect season to try a few palm leaf-inspired pieces to liven up a space. If you don’t want to go full-on jungle chic, try adding some toss cushions, or a single leaf palm print. If you are more daring, go for the wallpaper and have that exotic dream vacation feeling all year long.

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1 Palm Tree Self-Adhesive Wallpaper, $45; 22"x48", $85 for 22"x96"; RockyMountainDecals.Etsy.com 2 Glass Jug $19.99, Glass $7.99; hm.com 3 Palm Print Dining Chair, $179.99; homesense.ca 4 Wall Art 25"x25", $69.99; bouclair.com 5 Tea towel $7.99; hm.com 6 Brass & Enamel Palm Leaf Catchalls, Blue/ Green $63.09; westelm.com 7 Henryka Accent Leaf Cushion, $11.97; walmart.ca 8 Palm Leaf Pillow 22"x22", $90; cobistyle.com 9 Melamine Dinner Plate, $4.99; homesense.ca

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Atlantis Toronto: 665 Caledonia Road. 416-307-2570

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Atlantis Woodbridge: 201 Aviva Park Drive. 905-856-9466 Atlantis Barrie: 15 Mollard Court. 705-727-9727 Atlantis Stoney Creek: 566 Arvin Avenue Unit 5&6. 905-643-3964

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