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VOLUME 8 ISSUE 3

MARCH 2012

28 Cover feature

10 tips to a successful bathroom reno

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In every issue

8

Editor’s Notebook

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Contributors

12

Mailbag

HD&R features

14 Smart shopper Deep discounts and deals exclusively for our readers

17 What’s new

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This month’s product picks and where you can find them

23 FinishingTouches Dressing up your bathroom

24 StyleFinds Kick off your spring with the season’s coveted colour

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On the cover FREE MARCH 2012 VOLUME 8 ISSUE 3 www.homedecorandrenovations.com

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THE BATHROOM ISSUE!

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HD&R inspiration

HD&R renovation

28 Cover feature

36 Reno ready

Yanic Simard’s top 10 tips for your next bathroom renovation

Surviving the bathroom reno

38 RenoMark

32 Designer advice

The future of Green

Glen Peloso’s best bathroom updates and timeless trends

44 Renovator black book

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Your handy guide to finding a RenoMark-certified contractor in the GTA

50 Trendspotting More than wall decor

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EDITOR’SNOTEBOOK

I N S I D E T HI S I SS UE …

24 Green with envy

Warm towels and toasty toes

38 The eco-reno challenge

require well-skilled trades and foresight

Most people will say it’s the details that make a room pop. But when it comes time to renovate a bathroom, the details come later – much later. The tradespeople need to do their thing well before the designer’s final finishes can even be considered. For example, warm toes in the bathroom happen only when an in-floor heating system is installed before any construction or tiling begins; while multiple shower sprays and wall-mounted faucets need a proper plumbing strategy in order to function and flow properly. Another skilled tradesperson you’ll want to have on standby is an electrician. Wall sconces and task lighting need expert installation so they’re properly aligned in relation to where mirrors and vanities are located, and they’ll likely be the person who installs that towel warmer too. Having the foresight in the form of a design plan makes the details come together, so make a designer and skilled tradespeople part of your reno plan. Since a good bathroom renovation represents one of the home’s best resale investments, we’ve gone all out to generate ideas for your next home upgrade in this issue. Thanks to the many design and reno experts who have generously contributed their experience and know-how, you’ll be well prepared for the challenge. We always look forward to your feedback, so please write to us!

SUSAN LEGGE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, NATIONAL REAL ESTATE susan.legge@wall2wallmedia.com Follow me on twitter: twitter.com/SusanLegge

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Jacqueline Hill Editor-In-Chief, National Real Estate

Susan Legge Sales Manager, Home Décor and Renovations Condo Guide and GTA New Homes

Conni Robinson

Glen Peloso DESIGN EDITOR Glen Peloso, design editor at Home Décor and Renovations and principal designer of Glen Peloso Interiors, has been designing spaces for commercial, corporate and residential clients for more than 15 years. You’ll recognize Glen as the host of such television design shows as Restaurant Makeover, Take This House & Sell It and Renovate My Wardrobe, to name a few, as well as from speaking engagements at home shows across Canada. glenpelosointeriors.com

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Silvana Longo Sara Duck (On Leave) Contributing Editors

Wayne Karl, Elisa Krovblit, Lydia McNutt Design Editor

Glen Peloso National Account Manager, Mediative

Yanic Simard DESIGNER Yanic is the principal designer of the Toronto Interior Design Group. Specializing in residential and commercial projects, Simard often applies his signature high/low and old/new combination design techniques in developing unique designs. Simard has created designs for clients in Toronto, Montreal and Miami, and appears as a regular guest expert on Citytv’s CityLine. For more information, visit tidg.ca

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01 Importance of layout When homeowners finally decide to renovate their bathroom, I often find that people like to jump the gun and head shopping before coming up with a functional floor plan. The significance of creating a layout that works is paramount – take the time to measure and draw out the space (to scale!) and create a design

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f you have a pink tub and gold antique faucets, it just might be time to renovate and invest in something you’ll actually enjoy using and admire. Using the “it’s vintage” excuse is getting old, and I can almost guarantee that once the renovation is complete, you’ll ask yourself, “Why didn’t I do that 10 years ago?”

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a that works; keeping in mind the flow of traffic, having enough space to move around comfortably, the right amount of clearance to open doors and drawers, and the end result in the way everything looks in relation to each other. Manipulating the layout can increase your floor space, but you might also be able to move walls to give yourself even more room. If you have a linen closet next to the bathroom or closet from another room that is on the other side of the wall, you might be able to shorten the closet depth to give you a couple extra square feet for your bathroom. Explore all of your options before beginning work. $$ Saving tip Don’t change the location of the tub and toilet, and you’ll save a bundle of money!

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02 Rely on the classics You can never go wrong if you choose white and chrome finishes and fixtures. TOTO has some beautiful options, and I really like their Aquia and Upton Lines. They make choosing the components for your bathroom easy and stress-free with their coordinating collections. You’ll never have to worry about making sure pieces match or look good together again! 03 The Shower & Tub Having both a shower and a tub in your main bathroom is definitely something that you want to think about if you’re planning on selling your home in the future. It’s something that young homeowners with children in mind for their future want. If your bathroom is on the smaller side, combine the shower and tub. Mirolin has the perfect tub for small spaces – it’s 60 inches, smaller than the standard size – called the Azurra Adora. Pair it with the popular rainfall showerhead and a beautiful bathtub waste & overflow drain (OS&B offers drains in many styles and finishes—available through plumbing boutiques and retailers such as The Home Depot) and your house is practically sold! 04 Vanity Finding a nice vanity with ample storage space can be a tough task. If you’re looking for something that’s good quality at an affordable price, I suggest taking a look at the options from RONBOW. They have several different size options, meaning they will work well whether your space is small or large. 05 Sink space There are so many different shapes and sizes when it comes to sinks – it’s really about finding what is most suitable for you. Make a list of what you’re looking for and take it with you shopping – you might want something deep, round and polished – or shallow, rectangular and matte. Choose your vanity first and bring the measurements with you before going out and making the purchase. march 2012 Home Décor and Renovations 29

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10 time to adjust At the end of the day it’s all about creating a unified look that you’ll be happy to wake up to and come home to every day. Completely transforming your bathroom will be a big change and believe it or not, it will take some getting used to – especially if you change the size and/or the location of the pieces within it. Give yourself four to six weeks to adjust to the new look and really fall in love with your new bathroom.

06 Durable flooring There’s no doubt that the bathroom floor gets a lot, if not the most abuse out of any room in the house. Make sure you choose something that can handle a lot of wear and tear. I like choosing a tile or stone that has the coloration running all throughout it, not just one that has a layer of colour on top. That way it will always look the same even as the surface begins to wear down.

08 Lighting The light fixture you choose will determine the mood you’re trying to create. Choose a fixture that will emit a lot of bright white light. A bathroom is not an area that needs to be ambient – you’ll want good light for getting ready so keep this in mind when choosing your selection. 09 Heated floors If you’re doing a full bathroom reno and ripping up the floor, why not consider treating yourself by installing a heated floor system? In Canada we have climates that would make a penguin cry so having this feature in the winter is particularly enjoyable! NuHeat is my go-to company for heated floors. With them you can customize the mat to fit the exact measurements of the space so every inch of the floor will give off warmth.

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07 Mirror art Choosing a mirror is like choosing the artwork for a room. It’s the finishing touch for the space. The mirror adds the sparkle and reflects the light – the larger the mirror, the larger the impact. Want a designer look? Tile the walls of your bathroom and insert a large-sized mirror to be flush with the tile work. The end result always looks incredible!

Yanic Simard Yanic is the principal designer of the Toronto Interior Design Group. Specializing in residential and commercial projects, Simard often applies his signature high/low and old/ new combination design techniques in developing unique designs. Simard has created designs for clients in Toronto, Montreal and Miami, and appears as a regular guest expert on Citytv’s CityLine. tidg.ca • facebook.com/yanic.simard • twitter.com/yanicsimard

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when you’re at a cottage with no indoor plumbing, you develop a whole new appreciation for that room. Essentially, the elements haven’t changed much over the years – a toilet, a sink, a tub and or shower, some storage. There is no doubt, however, that the way we organize those elements and what’s new in the world of bathrooms evolves year after year. The basic rules of form following function never change, and it is always important that you create a great plan, for fashion and function purposes. Before you get excited about all the new features that can be incorporated into the bathroom, determine what is most important to you and your family. You may find, for example, that members of your household prefer to shower as opposed to bathe, and as a result, you want to spend the majority of your “trend/ splurge” dollars on the shower. As a general trend, we are seeing the bathroom being tiled from floor to ceiling, all around the room or

at the very least, a tiled feature wall. In the past, people might have tiled only the walls in the shower and left the rest of the walls painted. But with the increased popularity of fully glassed-in shower stalls in order to keep the room looking as large as possible, it is now much more common to tile the shower stall and then continue that finish straight across the room onto the next wall. This is the less-expensive version of tiling the entire room from top to bottom. There are certainly many interesting damask patterns in tiles that look not unlike wallpapers, but offer more durability. As many past trends in home design are experiencing a revival, we are again seeing lots of white and grey marble in the bathroom, both in countertops and tiles. Tiles like Carrara marble have made resurgences although this particular material has been around since the construction of St. Marco’s Cathedral in Venice. In the tile department, the sizes of marble tiles have increased dramatically since the last time they were popular. In the past, a six-by-six-inch tile may

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TILES LIKE CARRARA MARBLE HAVE MADE RESURGENCES ALTHOUGH THIS PARTICULAR MATERIAL HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE CONSTRUCTION OF ST. MARCO’S CATHEDRAL IN VENICE. have been all the rage, however we now are seeing tile sizes like 12 by 24, 24 by 24 and as large as 36 by 36. The advantage of the larger format is that it allows for a smaller grout line and more tile surface. As I like to say, it used to be “a story about grout” and now the tiles take centre stage. Underfoot, the shock of bare feet on cold tiles has gone the way of the once-a-week bath – in other words, it’s rare. With companies like NuHeat creating both off-the-shelf products and custom-made heating mats, today’s bathroom floors pamper your feet. The wallmounted controls allow you to schedule when you want the floor heater to turn on, much like a furnace. You can even heat the stone seating in the shower – now, that’s a hot seat! Combine the heated floor with heated towel warmers, and you may never leave the bathroom. If it has been some time since you looked at plumbing fixtures, you will be amazed at the structural shapes of tubs, with high backs and lower front edges or a double back with central drain, Japanese-styled soaker tubs, and tubs shaped like a large bowl. When it comes to the toilet, there is everything from basic to “complete service” with automated lids, heated seats, and a built-in bidet with air-drying and self-flushing function. The only thing it doesn’t do, is get you the paper! Faucets are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and finishes to suit any taste. They are also available in touch-free models for residential applications. Electronics have also made their way into the room, with televisions set behind mirrors and surround sound installed in the ceiling scape. Try not to be overwhelmed with the vast selection, and when you’re ready to shop, head out with a plan and a budget in mind. Finally, the room is there to house a toilet and to allow you to get ready in the morning. Beyond that, it’s all the luxury you want. The trends in these kinds of rooms tend to last for many years before they change, so feel free to treat yourself to a few fun things but never lose sight of what your budget is. Happy showers!

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Bryant Renovations bryantrenovations.com (416) 260-0818 - Toronto Build Craft Contracting & Millwork Inc. buildcraft.ca (905) 271-4161 - Mississauga Canlik Kitchens refaceyourkitchen.com (416) 412-2828 - Scarborough Capoferro Design Build Group capoferro.com (416) 241-4665 - Toronto Carick Home Improvements (Carick Building Products Ltd.) carickhome.com (416) 781-6671 - Toronto CCS Construction and Contracting Solutions Inc. ccsconstruction.ca (416) 241-9770 - Toronto

Clemmensen & Associates Limited (416) 747-6266 - Weston

Fairmont Properties Ltd. fairmontproperties.ca (905) 841-6161 - Aurora

Cochren Homes Limited cochrenhomes.com (905) 842-2462 - Oakville Cohn Construction Ltd. (905) 569-1349 - Mississauga Colewood Construction Limited (416) 252-2226 - Toronto

Avonlea Kitchen and Bathroom Concepts avonlearenovations.com (416) 422-5276 - Toronto

Crina General Construction Ltd. (905) 738-7930 - Concord Cristone General Contracting Inc. cristonegc.com (905) 727-2911 - Aurora Curzon Developments Ltd. (416) 606-7110 - Toronto Cyprus Contracting cypruscontracting.com (905) 264-6552 - Woodbridge Dalerose Homes 1-(519) 938-8417 - Orangeville

Bayden Build & Renovate bayden.com (416) 818-8148 - Maple

D-Cam Construction Inc. dcamconstruction.com (905) 847-3636 - Oakville

Bayview Projects Contracting bayviewprojects.com (416) 730-8506 - North York

Dean Installations deaninstallations.com (416) 459-6106 - Georgetown

Bell Construction Group bellconstructiongroup.ca (416) 709-1637 - Aurora

DeBellis Construction Ltd. (416) 318-8435 - Concord

Boss Constructors Inc. bossconstructors.com (416) 873-3205 - Mississauga Bramson Construction bramsonconstruction.com (416) 625-3943 - Toronto

Esto Construction Co. Limited estoconstruction.ca (416) 752-3702 - Toronto

Evia Group Inc. eviagroup.com (416) 429-3842 - Toronto

Attard Construction Corporation attard.net (905) 824-6300 - Mississauga

Blueprint Renovations blueprintrenovations.com (416) 878-3272 - Toronto

Estezo Estates Inc. estezoestates.homestars.ca (647) 801-4727 - Mississauga

Clarke Basement SysteSC wetbasements.ca (905) 642-4861 - Markham

Craiglee Home Improvements Ltd. craigleehomes.net (416) 759-8700 - Scarborough

Binns Kitchen & Bath Design binns.net (905) 509-5555 - Toronto

Errand Boyz Management Real Property. Concierge. Relocation errandboyz.com (416) 728-6720 - Pickering

Evans Built Inc. evansbuilt.ca (647) 444-7873 - Bradford

ARX Custom Homes arxcustomhomes.com (416) 471-0947 - Mississauga

Belyea Bros. Ltd. belyeabrothers.com (416) 425-1200 - Toronto

Enmar Homes Inc enmarhomes.com (416) 841-6606 - Toronto

Chaplin Home Improvements Ltd. chaplinhomeimprovements.com (416) 904-6909 - Markham

Core Insurance ClaiSC Contracting Inc. corecontracting.com (416) 740-9400 - Weston

Barbini Developments Inc. amedeobarbini.com (416) 385-8883 - Toronto

Dwell Design Build Inc. dwelldesignbuild.ca (416) 761-9038 - Toronto

Eurodale Developments eurodale.ca (416) 782-5690 - Toronto

Archer Construction Group Ltd. archer.ca (416) 427-2437 - Mississauga

Balmoral Custom Homes Ltd. balmoralcustomhomes.com (416) 482-5000 - Toronto

Dwayne Butler Contracting Ltd. dbcontracting.ca (905) 201-1054 - Markham

Celcon General Contractors Ltd. celconcontractors.com (905) 472-8281 - Markham

Consumers Choice Home Improvements consumerschoice.ca (416) 335-8353 - Scarborough

Bachly Construction bachly.com (905) 951-3100 - Bolton

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Brian T. Fletcher Construction Co. Ltd. fletcherconstruction.ca (416) 626-7746 - Etobicoke

Delphi Homes Inc. 2007 delphihomes.com (416) 232-9290- Etobicoke Design 2 Build design2build.ca (905) 844-7366 - Etobicoke Design-Spec Building Group Limited designspecgroup.com (905) 760-2225 - Concord Divine Homes Inc. divinehomes.ca (416) 868-9292 - Toronto Dortel Custom Renovations Ltd. (416) 748-5755 - Etobicoke

Fairside Homes and Renovations Ltd. fairsidehomes.com (416) 721-2224 - Toronto Fifthshire Homes Ltd. 1985 fifthshire.com (905) 660-7415 - Concord GarCon Building Group Ltd. garcongroup.com (416) 636-2000 - Toronto Godel Construction godelconstruction.com (416) 484-6096 - Toronto Golden Bee Homes Inc. goldenbeehomes.com (416) 768-4771 - North York Goldribbon Homes goldribbonhomes.com (416) 221-3335 - Toronto Gorman-Mazzon Limited (416) 322-3222 - Toronto Goulimis Construction Ltd. (Ontario Corporation) goulimisconstruction.com (416) 631-7849 - East York GreenSaver (416) 203-3106 - Toronto Greystone Home & Cottage Renovations greystonerenovations.ca 1 (905) 442-7022 - Newcastle Grieve Home Maintenance Ltd. grievehome.com 1-(905) 336-0088 - Burlington Hadley-Irvine General Contracting Ltd. hadley-irvine.com (416) 910-8419 - Georgetown Hampton Homes hamptonhomes.ca (905) 829-5000 - Oakville Handyman Connection york.handymanconnection.com (905) 884-7678 - Richmond Hill Harlequin Homes Ltd. harlequinhomes.ca (416) 771-8597 - Aurora Harper House Contracting Ltd. (416) 266-7896 - Uxbridge Haylacon Construction Inc. (416) 219-5381 - Oakville Heidan Construction Ltd. heidanconstruction.com (416) 543-2945 - Toronto

Home Editions Ltd. homeeditions.com (416) 410-7844 - Toronto Homes etc... homes-etc.ca (416) 822-1632 - Whitby Inspire Homes Inc. inspirehomes.ca (416) 765-2020 - Caledon Invictus Renovations Limited (416) 893-3967 - Toronto Jackson & Associates Inc. jacksoninc.ca (416) 693-7870 - Toronto JD Design Inc. jddesign.ca (416) 928-6766 - Toronto JD Nelson and Sons Ltd. (647) 223-1245 - Ajax Josh Developments (1996) Ltd. (416) 318-4899 - Toronto Kellner Fine Homes kellner.ca (416) 928-0001 - Toronto Kermodei Construction Co. Ltd. kermodei.ca (416) 293-1212 - Scarborough Keystone Interiors Inc. keystoneinteriors.ca (905) 850-0474 - Woodbridge Kilbarry Hill Construction Limited kilbarryhill.com (416) 484-0701 - Toronto Kingsway Home Improvements Inc. kingswayhomeimprovements.com (647) 505-6869 - Etobicoke Kozy Homes Inc. kozyhomesinc.com (416) 998-5060 - York K-Wood Kitchens Ltd. kwoodkitchens.com (416) 332-0381 - Toronto Lakeland Builders Inc. lakelandbuilders.com (905) 761-6660 - Concord Leonardi Construction Ltd. leonardiconstruction.com (905) 277-9085 - Mississauga Leslieville Home Improvements Div. of Nagim Construction (416) 465-9410 - Toronto Lewitt Construction Inc. lewittconstruction.com (416) 383-1221 - Toronto Lifestyles By Barons Inc. lbREesigns.ca (905) 872-5777 - Halton Hills LJ Post Construction Ltd. ljpconst.com (416) 298-0517 - Scarborough Lou’s Home Improvements loushomeimprovements.com (416) 931-2664 - Toronto M Squared Contracting Inc. m2contracting.com (416) 231-5585 - Toronto MacPherson Builders Limited macphersonbuilders.com (905) 738-5332 - Concord Mane Construction Group Inc. maneconstruction.ca (416) 821-2622 - Toronto MapleBridge Construction Ltd. maplebridgeconstruction.com (416) 540-7558 - Maple Markay Developments markayhomes.com (905) 257-1220 - Oakville Mather Fine Homes a division of Beechwood Investments Development Inc. matherfinehomes.com (416) 482-9001 - Toronto

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How do you go about finding a reliable and reputable renovator? The following list of renovators are RenoMark members in good standing. MDL Designs Ltd. mdldesigns.com (905) 844-4498 - Oakville Measured Solutions measuredsolutions.ca (905) 487-3866 - Bolton Men At Work General Contractors Ltd. menatwork.net (416) 763-0763 - Toronto Method Homes methodhomes.ca (416) 898-2234 - Toronto Mills Carpentry Services Limited (905) 469-8897 - Oakville

Ridgestone Construction Inc. (905) 264-7880 - Woodbridge Rouge Hill Design Build Group Inc. rougehillrenovations.com (416) 286-9682 - West Hill Royal Home Improvements royalhomeimprovements.ca (416) 236-4400 - Toronto RS Homes.ca rshomes.ca (416) 508-3000 - Toronto Rulestone Renovations Inc. (416) 694-6016 - Toronto

The Lakeshore Contracting Group lakeshorecontracting.ca (905) 467-3440 - Burlington

Brenmar Heating & Air Conditioning Ltd. brenmar.ca (905) 608-9330 - Mississauga

The Marino Group themarinogroup.ca (416) 249-0596 - Etobicoke

Broadway Flooring Centre Ltd. broadwayfloors.com (416) 730-1830 - Toronto

The Toolbox Group Inc. thetoolbox.ca (416) 991-2229 - Whitby

Canduit Contracting Inc. (Electrical Specialists) (647) 236-3050 - Mississauga

Thompson Howe Building Company Ltd. (416) 892-3562 - Toronto

CertaPro Etobicoke Inc. certapro.com 1-(800) 462-3782 - Toronto

Timberlea Construction And Roofing Ltd timberleaconstruction.com (905) 602-5959 - Mississauga

Modular Home Additions Ltd. modular.ca (416) 759-4663 - Toronto

Salerno Custom Homes Div. of Salerno Construction Group Inc. salerno.ca (905) 602-8611 - Mississauga

Myhaven Homes Ltd. myhavenhomes.ca (905) 508-8075 - Richmond Hill

Sandgate Construction Inc. sandgateconstruction.com (905) 841-6440 - Aurora

Town Square Developments Inc. townsquarehomes.ca (905) 850-9367 - Woodbridge

N.B.S. Design Build Inc. nbshomes.ca (416) 890-4983 - Toronto

Scottsdale Contracting Inc. scottsdalecontracting.ca (416) 520-8858 - Toronto

TRUbuild Inc. trubuildinc.com (416) 704-6381 - Toronto

New Home Services Inc. newhomeservicesinc.com (905) 460-0847 - Brampton

Serenity Homes serenity-homes.ca (416) 560-2560 - Toronto

Norseman Construction & Development Ltd/ Norseman Group norsemanconstruction.ca (647) 435-5433 - Toronto

Serenity Lifestyle Homes serenitylifestylehomes.com (905) 880-5799 - Woodbridge

Trusted Trades Canada (A Division of Holmes & Smith Ltd.) trustedtradescanada.com (416) 291-0389 - Toronto

Northern Edge Construction Services Ltd. noredge.com (416) 269-1900 - Scarborough

SevernWoods Construction Inc. severnwoods.com (416) 483-2941 - Toronto

Total Renovations Inc. totalrenovations.com (416) 694-2488 - Toronto

U.K. Construction ukconstruction.ca (416) 266-5333 - Scarborough W.C. Meek Design and Construction Ltd. wcmeekdesignandconstruction.com (416) 690-1919 - Toronto

Nostco Construction nostco.com (905) 604-4511 - Markham

Sheppard Pearl Waterproofing & Renovation (1450434 Ontario Inc.) iwaterproofing.ca (416) 677-0888 - Scarborough

Nusite Contractors Ltd. nusitecontractors.ca (905) 731-1228 - Richmond Hill

Silverpoint Fine Homes Inc. silverpointfinehomes.com (416) 995-4119 - North York

Walder & McSweeney Contracting Ltd. waldermcsweeney.com (416) 694-2466 - Toronto

Oksart Design Build Limited oksart.com (416) 887-8244 - Woodbridge

Sky Homes Corporation skyhomes.ca (416) 663-9334 - Concord

Ommert Carpentry & Renovations ommertrenovations.com (416) 843-5716 - Ajax

Skylights Unlimited Inc. skylightsunlimited.ca (416) 540-4232 - Markham

White Eagle Contracting a division of White Eagle Properties Inc whiteeaglecontracting.com (416) 626-9661 - Toronto

Orchid Valley Homes Ltd. 1-(905) 898-2623 - Newmarket

South Light Design/Build Inc. southlight.ca (416) 457-4640 - Toronto

P.J. Renovations Inc. (416) 621-1041 - Etobicoke Perma-Wood SolariuSC and Additions (1025722 Ontario Inc.) permawood.com (905) 475-5460 - Markham

Space Converters Ltd. spaceconverters.com (905) 824-4404 - Mississauga Spalding, K. Construction Inc. 1-(905) 898-5503 - Newmarket

Pine Glen Developments Inc. pineglendevelopments.com (416) 706-5547 - Oakville

Span-Co General Contracting Services Ltd spanco.ca (905) 475-6282 - Markham

Premier Kitchen and Bath Inc. premierbuilder.ca (416) 487-8281 - Toronto

Spencer and Associates (416) 985-8930 - Toronto

PROBUILT by Michael Upshall probuilt.ca (905) 880-8100 - Caledon Queensgate Homes Inc. queensgatehomes.com (905) 264-0600 - Woodbridge Regal Construction & Renovations Co. Ltd. regalconstruction.ca (416) 994-8183 - Toronto Renditions Design Build Ltd. renditionsdesignbuild.com (905) 838-0927 - Terra Cotta Renex Custom Builders Inc. renexcustombuilders.com (416) 484-3757 - Toronto Reno King Contracting Ltd. (416) 821-9376 - Scarborough Renovation Experts/Basement Experts renoexperts.ca (905) 884-8585 - Richmond Hill Renovations by Gray grayreno.ca (416) 520-6366 - Thornhill Rent-A-Hubby rentahubby.ca (416) 258-8185 - Thornhill Retreats Inc. homeretreats.ca (647) 237-3878 - Georgetown

Stellar Homes Inc. stellarhomesinc.ca (905) 726-7778 - Aurora Stockridge Construction Limited (416) 964-6800 - Toronto Stonemill Developments Inc. stonemill.ca (905) 847-5900 - Oakville Stratus Homes Toronto stratushomes.ca (416) 259-0044 - Etobicoke Super 7 Group super7group.com (416) 688-5599 - Sharon Superior Quality Renovations & Construction Inc. sqrc.ca (416) 441-0084 - Toronto

Walden Design Build Inc. waldendesignbuild.com/renomark (416) 487-2300 - Toronto

Cherry and Clark Roofing Co. Ltd. cherryandclark.ca (905) 403-9128 - Mississauga Chislett Asphalt Roofing Ltd. chislettroofing.com (905) 738-9433 - Vaughan Colour Wheel Design & Decor colourwheel.ca (416) 760-3737 - Thornhill Conquest Carpet & Flooring (Division of Trust Flooring) trustflooring.com (416) 745-8518 - North York Contex Roofing Company contexroofing.com (416) 781-6466 - Toronto Darmaga Hardwood Flooring Ltd. darmaga.com (905) 770-1900 - Richmond Hill Dominion Roofing dominionroofing.com (416) 789-0601 - Toronto Foam Comfort Inc. foamcomfort.ca (416) 410-0961 - Toronto Gemini Group Electrical SysteSC Inc. geminigroupinc.com (905) 850-8939 - Woodbridge JAGG Enterprizes Incorporated jaggenterprizes.ca (905) 838-5244 - Caledon

Whitehall Homes & Construction Ltd. whitehallhomes.ca (905) 338-7230 - Oakville

JM Mechanical Corp. jmmech.ca (905) 760-2828 - Vaughan

Willem Contracting willemcontracting.ca (905) 771-2983 - Thornhill

Let It Rain Ltd. letitrain.ca (905) 624-7246 - Mississauga

Wilson Project Management 1695895 Ontario Inc.) wilsonproject.ca (416) 222-9433 - Toronto

Martino Contractors Ltd. martinohvac.com (905) 760-9894 - Concord

Windemere Custom Homes windemerehomes.ca (416) 630-1500 - North York Window Choice windowchoice.ca (905) 461-2267 - Mississauga Wo-Built Inc. wobuilt.com (416) 354-2555 - Toronto Woodcastle Homes Ltd. woodcastle.ca (905) 891-0200 - Mississauga

RENOMARK TRADE CONTRACTORS A.D.C. Aluminum Contracting Ltd. adcaluminum.com (905) 669-1172 - Concord Alliance Flooring Inc. allianceflooringinc.com (416) 398-5344 - Toronto

T. Sena Construction and Management Inc. (905) 850-1010 - Woodbridge

Applewood Air Conditioning Ltd. applewoodair.com (905) 275-4500 - Mississauga

Templehouse Renovations Limited templehouse.com (416) 932-9099 - Toronto

Argyle Flooring argyleflooring.ca (905) 415-5111 - Markham

The Caruk Group Inc. thecarukgroup.com (416) 231-7438 - Toronto

Aspen Wood Floors aspenwoodfloors.com (905) 281-2900 - Mississauga

The Construction Group theconstructiongroup.ca (416) 335-7911 - Toronto

Atlantic Window & Door SysteSC Inc. atlanticwindows.ca (905) 564-0000 - Mississauga

The Gatti Group Corp. thegattigroupcorp.com (905) 693-0250 - Milton

Benim Contracting (2055523 Ontario Ltd.) benimcontracting.ca (416) 737-5897 - Etobicoke

Metropolitan Sheet Metal Limited/ MetroAir Home Comfort Solutions metroair.ca (905) 792-5076 - Brampton N. De Luca Plumbing (1995) Inc. (905) 851-9159 - Woodbridge New Steel Roofers Inc. newsteelroofers.com (905) 543-1623 - Hamilton Ragno Electric Ltd. ragnoelectric.com (905) 793-4663 - Brampton Roussel Eavestrough Distributors Limited rousseleavestrough.com (416) 438-4344 - Scarborough Sterling Tile & Carpet sterlingtile.com (905) 585-4800 - Vaughan Sure Seal Crack Injections Co. Ltd. crackinjections.com (416) 878-7295 - Toronto The Waterproofer Inc. thewaterproofer.ca (416) 820-2090 - Toronto The Watson Group Ltd. (416) 493-2581 - Richmond Hill Viana Roofing & Sheetmetal Ltd. vianaroofing.com (416) 763-2664 - Toronto Viana Roofing & Sheetmetal Ltd. vianaroofing.com (416) 763-2664 - Toronto Watertite Waterproofers Ltd. watertite.ca (416) 410-5326 - Toronto Weston Flooring Ltd. westonflooring.com (416) 746-8492 - Woodbridge

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