Curb Appeal Halton/Peel Region ISSUE 10 2020

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Michael Brejnik Sales Representative

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605-2190 Lakeshore Road, Burlington


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27 ACRE ESTATE 4 + 2 bedrooms, 6 baths, master suite with hardwood floors, fireplace, walkout to balcony, 5 piece ensuite and walk-in closet. Eat-in kitchen has centre island with sink, S/S appliances and walkout to deck. Cathedral ceiling in foyer, main floor office/library with built-in bookcases and basement with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and rec room. Inground pool, sport court, circular drive and 4 car garage. Caledon. $2,395,000

UNDERGONE FULL INNOVATIVE RENOVATION 3+1 bedrooms, 4 baths, master suite with hardwood floors, his/hers baths and walk-in closet. Kitchen has centre island S/S appliances and porcelain floors. Open concept living room with hardwood floor and vaulted ceiling. Walkout basement features rec room, family room, bedroom, exercise room, bar and bath. 3rd level lookout deck, main floor office, 2.6 acres and 4 car garage. Caledon. $1,799,000

YOUR FULL TIME GETAWAY 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, master suite with 4 piece bath and fireplace. Open concept eat-in kitchen has hardwood floors and centre island. Living room with stone fireplace and walkout to vaulted ceiling sunroom. Basement with rec room and library. 3rd level loft, 3 car garage plus detached 3 car shop. Inground pool, cabana, sound system, waterfall, hot tub and trails. Caledon. $1,849,000

ONE OF A KIND ESTATE 3 + 2 bedrooms, 4 baths, blending modern design with the charm and elegance of a historic villa. Filled with upscale and custom finishes including extensive stone, vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, walnut features, finished basement with separate entry, inground pool, green house and heated/cooled workshop. 24 acre private and sumptuous retreat. Caledon. $2,499,999

WOW, WOW, WOW Outstanding country residence with 3+1 bedrooms, 4 baths nestled on the crest of a hill with some of the best views. Manicured grounds with full sprinkler system and multi-level rock waterfall. Sunroom off gourmet kitchen with Italian cobblestone. Hemlock floors, towering windows, soaring ceiling, fireplaces and walkout basement with rec room, sitting room, bedroom and bath. Mono. $1,999,000

2 HOMES ON 88 ACRES Healthy mature forest, ever flow stream, original log home built in 1954 with 3 additions and 2nd residence built in 2004 for extended family with 2 bedrooms and walkout basement. 2 road frontages, 2 barns, picturesque rolling hills and close to Shelburne for all your shopping needs. Very unique opportunity with enormous potential. Mono. $1,399,000

23.66 ACRES IN MONO Diverse land just north of Highway 9. Pretty treed property with a mix of natural forest, reforested sections, pond, the works. This would make an exceptional building site for your custom home. An ideal nature lover’s paradise. Use your imagination and consider the possiblities. Mono. $679,000

53.54 ACRES IN MONO On the edge of Orangeville, unique land ready for a custom home or agricultural operation. Minimal conservation, great building sites, gently rolling but mostly flat land, some trees. 3 phase power ideal for a workshop. All this on a paved road just a stones throw north of Hockley Road. Current low property tax relate to farm tax credit. Mono. $975,000

49.75 ACRES IN CALEDON Exciting land in the heart of Caledon on Heart Lake Road. Substantial open farm land with some forest and a small pond at the front of the property. This land is ideal to build your dream home, outbuilding and pool or hold onto for future investment opportunity. Caledon. $1,349,000

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LUXURY ON THE LAKE $2,498,000 Rare opportunity to own a 2,000 square foot unit in one of Burlington’s most desirable buildings on the lakefront just steps to downtown. This 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom, faces south with stunning views of the Pier and the lake all the way to Niagara Falls. The unit has been completely renovated with luxurious designer finishes and attention to detail. Lakepoint is a beautiful, well run, well maintained building with fantastic amenities that is set back from Lakeshore Road. Take a short stroll and enjoy shops, restaurants, Spencer Smith Park, the arts center, and all that downtown Burlington has to offer.

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LUXURIOUS ROSELAND $2,999,900 Stunning home on desirable street in Roseland. Completely renovated, this 3 plus 1 bedroom, 3 ½ bath home has over 3,900 sq ft of living space. Details include honed marble counters, Thermador appliances, 3 gas fireplaces, hardwood flooring, a saltwater pool with waterfall and more.

WATERFRONT WITH BOATHOUSE $2,698,000 Open concept with 6 bedrooms including one in the main floor in-law suite. Over 6,300 square feet of living space are just of few of the fantastic features of this home. Renovate this spacious home or start fresh and build a new one. A fenced in saltwater pool, and boathouse…this is cottage living in the city!

AMAZING LOCATION $1,499,900 Backing onto Glen Abbey Golf Course and Sixteen Mile Creek, 2,940 square feet, 4 plus 2 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, with large principle rooms, 2 gas fireplaces, walk outs from all three levels, private back yard with a pond, lower level kitchen and so much more!

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$1,299,000 Fantastic 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom with over 4,300 of living space in Alton Village across from the park. Beautifully decorated and located close to the 407, schools and all amenities, this is a great family home.

$1,124,900 Live in peace and serenity amongst nature. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and over 3,050 square foot, with an in-law suite on almost 5 acres of beautiful treed property and privacy.

$549,900 Fantastic building lot ready for your dream home located within the historic gates of beautiful Indian Point. Close to the QEW and 403 highways, Spencer Smith Park, shops and restaurants and downtown Burlington and all it has to offer.


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FIRST TIME OFFERED! WOW! THIS IS THE ONE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR! FABULOUS 4-BEDROOM WITH A MAIN FLOOR DEN. JUST UNDER 3,000 SQ FT ABOVE GROUND! COMPLETELY RENOVATED 4 YEARS AGO FROM TOP TO BOTTOM! LOCATED IN THE HIGHLY DESIRABLE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF SHERIDAN IN MISSISSAUGA! 75’ X 150’ LOT ALLOWS FOR GREAT CURB APPEAL AND FULL PRIVACY IN THE BACKYARD! THIS WILL NOT LAST. CALL FOR MORE DETAILS!

AN ABSOLUTE STUNNER! LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! 2-BEDROOM, 2-BATHROOM CORNER UNIT THAT IS SUN-SOAKED ALL DAY! FEATURES HARDWOOD FLOORS THROUGHOUT, SPLIT BEDROOM STYLE WITH UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS, STEPS TO SHERWAY GARDENS, TRANSIT, HWYS , AND SHOPPING! 10 MINUTES TO TORONTO OR OAKVILLE! A MUST SEE UNIT! AMENITIES INCLUDE AN INDOOR POOL, GYM, PARTY ROOM, 24 HR SECURITY!

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Elvis was a refreshing change from most realtors I have dealt with in the recent past. He is professional, extremely knowledgeable and he does his research in order to best serve my needs. Elvis makes himself always available, night or day. He goes well beyond the call of duty and certainly works for his client’s best interest. He sold one of our properties in 3 days and just after that we listed another property and it sold in 5 days. He knows what he is doing and I never had to worry about a thing with him. Elvis is extremely efficient and professional! He gets the job done. I have already recommended him to friends and family and would strongly suggest you use his services to. Thanks Elvis for all your help!

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REAL ESTATE FALL MARKET UPDATE

Fall is in the air! The leaves are starting to turn colours and children are returning to school as safely as possible and we have Thanksgiving and Halloween to look forward to. As we transition to cooler weather, we'll be spending more time indoors. Giving your home an update (like a new bathroom) can be a great way to increase your home's value and create a spa-like space as Winter approaches. The real estate markets have been exceptionally active. Sales in Halton Hills and Erin were up by 14% with Milton sales being up by 17% compared to last August. Average prices are up across the board with forecasted increases continuing into September and October. What makes this an interesting time to be in the market is that mortgage rates are at record lows. There is still low inventory with increased demand for ownership high. If you're curious about what your property is worth, please give me a call!

41 ACRE FLAT FARMLAND

YOUR 4 SEASON HOME OFFICE OASIS

ERIN Come play for an hour and you will want to stay a lifetime. Surrounded by mother nature, private and peaceful are the backdrop to this all-season 41 acre parcel of land offering stunning, flat 20+/- acres of cash crops, plus 20+/- acres of forest with stream connecting to the Speed River. CLTIP and OFA credits to reduce property taxes. Survey available. GRCA restrictions. $699,000

PIGEON LAKE Photos try to capture the essence of this carpet-free, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Viceroy inspired Western Red Cedar log bungalow nestled on a cul-de-sac in The Glen. This meticulously crafted sanctuary showcases open concept kitchen and great room with soaring vaulted ceilings, windows that cascade natural light and a loft ideal for a home office overlooking Pigeon Lake. Master with an ensuite, walk-in closet and walkout covered deck. ICF finished basement with in-floor heating, access to 2 separate attached garages, 25' x 40' with 17' ceiling and 2-14' doors literally allowing you to park a bus and a 25' x 24' with 12' ceiling plus 2 separate workshop areas are excellent workplaces. Cable hi-speed internet, natural gas and Generac generator backing onto 14 acres of forest and trails for an all-season retreat. $1,199,000

HIDDEN GEM ON 9 ACRES

ERIN Chances are you have overlooked the potential of this hidden gem steps from the Village of Erin on the edge of the Credit River. This century home and property allow you an investment in real estate and leaves a legacy heirloom to your family. Use as a family year-round retreat or weekend get-away on the footsteps of quaint shops and walking trails. $1,900,000

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RENTAL UNITS TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS

ERIN Conduct business on your own terms with various sized units available for office, commercial and retail uses from 600 square feet to 2,080 square feet. All units are equipped with natural gas and HVAC system. GO bus transit and lots of parking. Net and additional rent lease rates. CALL FOR MORE DETAILS

CREDIT RIVER COMMERCIAL COMPLEX

FLESHERTON This legendary night club venue offers a complex 17,000+ sq ft structure on a 6.67 acre site straddling the Credit River. Main building has been a local landmark since the 1960s and hosted up to 900 loyal patrons. The ʻAnnexʼ has an indoor pool and walk-out. Detached 900+ sq ft shop. Estimated 200+ car parking. Serviced with septic, town water and natural gas. CVC restrictions. $3,900,000

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MULTI-USE C2 COMMERCIAL SITE EXCLUSIVE

FLESHERTON This 4,000+ sq ft detached building has been updated to provide multi-purpose uses incl. motor vehicle sales, servicing, repair and painting along with other uses available under the Highway and Service Commercial zoning. Just under an acre, this property is serviced with natural gas and central air conditioning. New overhead shipping doors and ample paved parking. $499,000

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ISSUE 10 • 2020

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SELECTING THE PERFECT TUB & VANITY FOR YOUR BATHROOM

OPEN FACED AVOCADO + TOMATO SANDWICH

LAUNCHES 8 SAMSUNG 4K ULTRA SHORT THROW LASER PROJECTOR: THE PREMIERE

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NEAR THORNBURY CONTEMPORY PASSIVE SOLAR BUNGALOFT On a mature 2.6 acres of lush countryside, minutes to downtown Thornbury, Georgian Bay and Lora Bay Golf, is this custom built, passive solar 3+1 bedroom contemporary bungaloft. This high-efficiency home offers an open concept floor plan with main floor living, accessible ground floor master with 4 piece ensuite, 18 ft ceilings in the Great Room with walk outs to the backyard patio. Concrete counters and heated concrete floors offer a contemporary flair while historical wooden details from local landmark buildings provide character in the light-filled loft space. 3,198 sq ft of finished living space with stucco exterior, vinyl windows, 2 car garage, vegetable $1,398,900 garden, chicken coop, organic fruit trees, trails and pond.

CALEDON - 2.78 ACRES + CONTEMPORARY BUNGALOW + WORKSHOP

MULMUR - COUNTRY LIVING IN RENOVATED BUNGALOW

Major professional artistic renovations to this 3 plus1 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home: custom made doors, living room with unique fireplace, steel shelves, polished concrete floors is open with new kitchen, high end stainless appls, 6 burner gas stove, wine fridge. Master with barn door and 4 piece open ensuite. Basement rec and TV rooms, laundry, new flooring, stairs to garage. Maple bush and gravel road to insulated/heated outbuilding with upgraded electrical. One-of-a-kind property! $1,288,800

Lovely raised bungalow with stone exterior on 100 x 330 foot lot. Newly landscaped front yard with an extended driveway plus major renos to interior including all 3 bathrooms, windows, patio and front door, Thermador ovens, new septic tank, rear deck, basement flooring and pot lighting. Private backyard with huge vegetable garden, fruit trees, children's play area and chicken coop. Two stone wood-burning fireplaces, hardwood floors upstairs, master 3 piece ensuite. $748,900

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CALEDON - CENTURY HOME ON 30 ACRES

CALEDON - MONO MILLS FAMILY HOME

Totally updated 1915 Century home with 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3rd floor master, oak hardwood in main rooms and slate floors in kitchen, plus finished basement with games room and den. Includes 260’ driveway, 2 car attached garage plus another 4 car garage. Perfect for a hobby farmer, horse enthusiast or as a retreat paradise with golfing, skiing, hiking and cycling nearby. $2,038,900

Great commuter locale near Airport Road and Highway 9, for 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom on mature 171 x 226 ft deep lot with ornamental fish pond, gazebo, shed and rear deck. Many recent improvements including upgraded electrical 2020, roof shingles and eaves, furnace and most windows. Fabulous potential in a wonderful neighborhood. Close to Orangeville for all shopping amenities. Coming very soon!


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Samsung Electronics announced its all new 4K Ultra Short Throw laser projector, The Premiere, at its virtual press conference event “Life Unstoppable” on September 2nd. The new 4K laser projector provides a big picture cinematic experience in the comfort of one’s home. The Premiere is the new anchor product in the awardwining Lifestyle product portfolio that now transcends the display experience – without the display.

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The Premiere will be available up to 130” and 120” models – LSP9T and LSP7T respectively – that support a laser powered 4K picture resolution. The Premiere LSP9T is the world’s first HDR10+ certified projector with triple laser technology and delivers revolutionary contrast details as the user watches from bright to dark scenes with a peak brightness of up to 2,800 ANSI lumens. The Premiere also supports Filmmaker Mode for the first of its kind as a projector allowing users to enjoy watching movies as director intended. The smart projector comes equipped with Samsung’s Smart TV platform and experience full of streaming video apps from major content partners and mobile connectivity features such as Tap View and mirroring.

The Premiere comes in an all-in-one compact, space-saving design that blends into a variety of living room settings and arrangements. As it is an ultra-short-throw projector, The Premiere can be placed just in front of the wall. It is designed for an easy-to-install set up and sports fabric finishes around its edges to harmonize different environments. The Premiere has powerful built-in woofers and Acoustic Beam surround sound, providing one of the best cinema experiences of projectors on the market today and reduces the need for additional bigger sound equipment in tighter spaces.

“OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS, WE HAVE SEEN HOW CONSUMERS ARE SPENDING MORE TIME AT HOME AND HOW THE ROLE OF EVERYDAY LIFE CONTINUES TO CHANGE. TV HAS BECOME THE CENTRE OF ENTERTAINMENT, A FITNESS PARTNER, A CO-WORKER AND A SOURCE FOR NEWS,” SAID JONGSUK CHU, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF VISUAL DISPLAY BUSINESS AT SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS. “THE PREMIERE RE-IMAGINES THE HOME CINEMA EXPERIENCE WITH AN ALL-NEW, COMPACT DESIGN, 4K PICTURE QUALITY AND BIG SOUND FOR TIGHT SPACES THAT CAN BE USED FOR ANY AT-HOME ACTIVITY AND LIVING ROOM ARRANGEMENTS.”

Samsung first launched its Lifestyle product portfolio with The Serif in 2016 and has since expanded it to the award-winning TV line-up of The Frame, The Sero and The Terrace. By enhancing elements that speak to the consumer passion points for art, interior designs and the mobile experience, Samsung’s Lifestyle product line-up functions have evolved to become a central hub for a wide array of lifestyles. ◆


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2190 Lakeshore Road, #605, Burlington

$2,498,000 STUNNING LUXURY ON THE LAKE Rare opportunity to own a 2000 square foot unit in one of Burlington’s most desirable buildings on the lakefront just steps to downtown. This 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom, faces south with stunning views of the Pier and the lake all the way to Niagara Falls. The unit has been completely renovated with luxurious designer finishes and attention to detail. Lakepoint is a beautiful, well run, well maintained building with fantastic

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amenities that is set back from Lakeshore Road. Take a short stroll and enjoy shops, restaurants, Spencer Smith Park, the arts center, and all that downtown Burlington has to offer.


RECIPE

OPEN FACED

AVOCADO + TOMATO

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JANETTE MITCHELL - After years of owning and operating a decorating and home staging business, Janette pivoted her career and sights on becoming a food stylist. She enrolled in culinary school and began assisting some of the best food stylists in Toronto. Janette now prepares food for print, packaging, editorials, social media and motion. janettecooks.com · @janettecooks Photography by Janette Mitchell

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS • 4 slices sourdough (or other crusty) bread • 500g cherry tomatoes, halved • 2 avocados, peeled and sliced • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil • 1 tbsp basil, finely chopped • Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS STEP ONE: Cut and have bread ready for toasting. STEP T WO: Heat a skillet to medium and add the tomatoes. Add oil about 2-3 minutes after they have softened a bit. Then sauté for about 2-3 more minutes until soft. STEP THREE: Pop down bread into toaster. STEP FOUR: Add garlic to pan and just heat until cooked (roughly 1 minute), then add salt and pepper to taste. STEP FIVE: When bread is toasted, lay the sliced avocado, then heap the tomatoes, garlic mixture atop. Sprinkle with the herbs. Enjoy!

COOK'S This is a great breakfast, lunch or snack. This time of year, with tomatoes and herbs in such abundance, use your imagination with the variety of tomatoes out there and the herbs. I used thyme from my garden, but use what you have! ◆

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STORYBOOK FAMILY HOME IN CHERISHED SUNNYLEA! Renovated 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home located on a picturesque 50 x 120 foot corner lot which abuts two tranquil and tree lined streets and is just a short stroll to Sunnylea Park. This beautiful home offers approximately 3,440 square feet of fully functional living space, with absolutely no area unused or detail overlooked. An entertainer’s open concept main level showcases a centre staircase and provides an easy flow through the living, dining, servery, dream kitchen, and family room spaces. In addition to picture windows and multiple walk-outs, another feature on this level is the mud room with access to both the garage and back patio. On the upper level, the master suite offers his and hers closets, and a truly spa-like 5 piece ensuite. Two additional spacious and bright bedrooms and a convenient 2nd floor laundry are located off the rear hallway, which is bright via solartube skylights and windows. Many fine features grace this home, including heated floors, insulated double garage, gas fireplaces both inside and out, stunning mouldings and finishes, and more. Not to mention a fabulous and desirable location, with an easy commuter access, close to highways, TTC, Kingsway shops and restaurants, lakes, trails, parks and wonderful schools.


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$1,299,000

ONCE IN A WHILE, A MAGICAL HOUSE COMES ON THE MARKET and this would be one! A rare and exceptional opportunity. First time on the market in 35 years. Beautiful family home on a lovely, tree-lined meandering street, surrounded by homes with the most interesting architectural details. This Swansea Village gem has been loved and cared for, honouring its original charm and character. Stately living/dining rooms, renovated kitchen, main floor office, garage/parking. Direct access to the Willard Gardens Parkette!


HOME DÉCOR

Trending now is open shelved units one example of this seen is Victoria + Albert’s latest Metallo quartz washstand distinguished by its unusual metal legs, featuring right-angle “tee joints” inspired by retro bathroom plumbing. The Metallo 61 Quartz design the most compact model offered, measures just 24 inches wide, making it ideal for smaller bathrooms and powder rooms.

DYNAMIC DUO:

SELECTING

the Perfect

TUB & VANITY

FOR YOUR BATHROOM Behind every great bathroom, is an even greater bathtub. The tub is the showpiece of the room, and for good reason. The room is named after this fabulous fixture, after all. As a designer, I am asked to assist design many bathrooms and I know the bathtub can make or break a bathroom design, so I encourage clients to give it the consideration it deserves - not to mention a little extra budget, if possible. When shopping for a new bathtub, style and comfort are equally important. In other words, great bathrooms can’t compromise on either. Some sleek, sculptural soaker tubs border on art, and come in a seemingly endless array of shapes, sizes, finishes and materials. Once you identify a look that you love, be sure to sit back (literally!) and give some thought to the tub’s shape and size, and how these suit your shape and size. Sit inside it, and get a good feel for the tub’s curves, height and interior angles. For this reason, I recommend buying a new bathtub in person, versus online.

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DESIGNER FIND: Victoria + Albert’s new Pembroke Collection includes a freestanding bathtub (pictured above) featuring crisp lines, graceful curves, and a silhouette that tapers toward the base to occupy less floor space than its straight-sided counterparts. But don’t be fooled, this tub is deep and dual-ended, allowing for ample space and soothing soaks for one - or two! The Pembroke is available in your choice of exterior trending finishes, including Gloss Black, Matte Black, Matte White, Stone Gray, Light Gray and Anthracite. LIKE THE BATHTUB, YOUR VANITY SHOULD BE A SHOWPIECE. THIS IS PARTICULARLY TRUE FOR SMALL BATHROOMS AND POWDER ROOMS, WHERE THERE IS LITTLE ROOM TO MAKE A BIG SPLASH.

Look for vanities boasting distinctive features, be it a unique washbasin, a splashy faucet or a striking base, to give your bathroom a fashionable yet functional edge.

Of course, function also plays an important role when selecting the right bathroom vanity. Is this an ensuite for two, a private bathroom or a powder room? Will you’ll be using this area for grooming or to apply makeup? Some other things to take into account include: door swing, traffic flow, plumbing, and location of other fixtures, like the toilet and tub. These will affect the vanity styles and specs best suited to you. When browsing bathtubs and vanities, shop with both in mind. Remember that the most impactful statements are made by unified styles. You don’t necessarily have to select matching fixtures, or even pieces from the same brand. The key is to ensure your selections have a common aesthetic, be it traditional, modern, colour or otherwise. The result will be a harmonious bathroom, where all the main elements sing the same tune. ◆

SARA BEDERMAN is the Principal Designer for Sara Bederman Design. For over a decade this Toronto bespoke design firm has become known for creating stylish, thoughtfully curated and livable interiors. The firm provides residential design services for projects of all sizes. Sara Bederman Design works throughout Toronto, GTA and beyond.

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