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VOLUME 8 ISSUE 11

NOVEMBER 2012

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Boutique hotelinspired design for your home

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In every issue

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Editor’s Notebook

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Contributors

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Mailbag

HD&R features

14 Smart shopper Deep discounts and deals exclusively for our readers

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

42 Recipe An Alimento favourite, the Brussel Sprout Salad

58 Trendspotting Rolling into the new year

23 2012 gift guide Gift-giving that comes from the heart

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On the cover FREE

November 2012 volume 8 issue 11

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HD&R inspiration

HD&R renovation

34 Designer touch

46 Reno ready

Erica Gelman on dressing up your home for the holidays

38 Kitchen Q&A Managing editor Silvana Longo asks the luxury kitchen experts about the latest trends

gift guide

Peter Khatami lays down the law before you start building

38 RenoMark BILD president Bryan Tuckey introduces RenoMark’s new website and the evolution of the brand

33 Quick tips Hellen Buttigieg offers time-saving tips that give the gift of me-time

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EDITOR’SNOTEBOOK

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Easing into seasonal style With the summer season still fresh in most of our minds, it’s only appropriate that we ease you into the holiday season slowly yet stylishly. Since most of us haven’t given the holiday season a second thought as of yet, Silvana Longo’s gift guide is the perfect primer to get you in the mood. Adding to our holiday mix is Erica Gelman’s delightful guide to holiday entertaining which will encourage you to experiment and take it to a new level this year. Also in the issue, a kitchen trend focus from some of the top names in the business and some sage advice about putting a value on your time from Hellen Buttigieg. If you’ve got no time, how can you plan a reno? Check out Peter Khatami’s Reno Ready column in this issue for tips on what’s required should you want to convert a garage or basement into a living space in a cost-efficient, timely fashion. Thanks for checking in with us this month. There’s plenty more to inspire you, including Yanic Simard’s cover story on The Surrey hotel in NYC. We hope you’ll be inspired by all of our features and contributors this month. Drop us a line and let us know what you think! Cheers,

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

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Sitting in your comfort zone

23 Gifts for technophiles

58 Furniture on the move Want more news on the home, décor and reno front? Check out our blog, homedecorandrenovations.com

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Vice-President, National Real Estate

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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

Editor-In-Chief, National Real Estate

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

Conni Robinson Art Director

Daiana Garay Managing Editor

Silvana Longo Sara Duck (On Leave) Contributing Editors

Erica Gelman designer Toronto-based designer Erica Gelman, Principal of Erica Gelman House Of Design. Specializes in both large and small scale residential design projects throughout Toronto and the GTA. Known for enhancing and creating new possibilities in every space of your home. House Of Design ericagelman.com

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coverstory

boutique living

yes, Sur-rey by yanic simard

I’ve always dreamed of living

in a hotel, and during a recent stay at my favourite accommodation in New York City, The Surrey Hotel & Spa, I decided to really take note this time of the unique design aspects that this luxe accommodation exudes. Located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, near the scenic Central Park and many prominent boutique shops, this 1920s style Beaux-Arts designed residential townhouse is one of the finest, quaintest hotels that the city – or the world – has to offer. I wanted to bring it all back with me to share with you and give you a little piece of heaven – a place that you should all treat yourself to and stay at one day.

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There are features of the transitional design that stand out immediately, like the extensive artwork collection – particularly the oversized piece of Kate Moss that greets you as you enter the lavish lobby, setting the tone for your entire stay and what’s to come. The subtle and sultry expression on her face says it all. And then there are other features that aren’t so noticeable right away, but when you recognize them you fully appreciate them, and like I’m known to say, “it’s all in the details.” As you go through the hotel’s common areas and down the halls that lead you to your home away from home, you notice that one common colour scheme is carried throughout. The mix of grey, cream, white and tan with dark and medium-toned woods create a soothing palette that make for a true homey feel, in conjunction with the highly stylish yet extremely comfortable furnishings. This scheme is carried right down the halls with the painted faux wainscotting through to the hotel rooms themselves, which is where I drew most of my inspiration from and noticed many of the smaller details I made point of earlier. Not one square foot of the interior of this structure was left unnoticed or untouched. The intricate doorknobs, carefully picked hardware, substantial november 2012 Home Décor and Renovations 31

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The layout and positioning of the furniture is another aspect that I also found to be extremely wellthought out. baseboard, ceiling detail, Art Deco grid vent covers, door profiles and bevelled door panels are just the start of the list of particulars that The Surrey’s got covered. They even matched the subtle chevron pattern of the wall covering material behind the headboard to that of the throw on the bed. I really adore how they mix the lighting too – each room has a carefully selected array of sconces, floor lamps, table lamps and pot lights, ready to set any mood you like with their pre-set options for activities such as reading or television watching, or you can control them yourself with dimmers and switches conveniently but discreetly located throughout the suite. The layout and positioning of the furniture is another aspect that I also

found to be extremely well-thought out. Each suite radiates the feeling that everything is exactly where it should be, with well-defined areas in a more open type of concept (sitting, working, sleeping, kitchen, eating). Each room feels perfectly filled and layered with pieces – nothing lacking, nothing owing. And last but not least, the bathroom – or should I say the ensuite spa. These beautifully designed bathrooms are just as comparable to their worldacclaimed Cornelia Spa. Just about every inch of these generously sized rooms are covered by exquisite Calacatta marble — from the floors, the walls and the vanities, the mix of patterns (brick and straight lay) and tile sizes — and they all scream opulence. The oversized mirrors, mix of lighting, rain shower, soaker tub and chrome finishes collectively equal one of the most beautifully designed hotel bathrooms you’ll ever see. Now that I have found my love for The Surrey, I also find that it’s the main reason I keep going back to New York City – besides my work of course! I’ve always dreamed of living in a hotel. And if I did, it would be the boutique hotel, The Surrey. But for now, it’s just a dream that I can take parts of the luxury boutique hotel home by implementing some of their wellappointed features and design ideas into my own space.

Yanic Simard Yanic is the design editor of New Condo Guide and principal designer of Toronto Interior Design Group. Specializing in residential and commercial projects, Yanic often applies his signature high/ low and old/new combination techniques in developing his unique designs. He 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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QuickTipS

put a value on your time by Hellen Buttigieg There are many time-consuming Activities we

do, despite the fact that we don’t enjoy doing them. Could our time possibly be better spent? You need to decide if it is possible to unburden yourself and liberate your time by improving your methods or delegating some tasks. If it’s a choice between kids and cleaning or sleep versus cooking, why not call in a cleaner or the caterers if it fits into your budget. If you can’t find ways to delegate or hire to get the job done then at least give yourself some ‘me’ time between tasks. As the holidays approach, your time will become more pressed, try it and see if you enjoy the approaching season just a little more with a little less on the agenda. Make room for fun If you aren’t particularly excited about that organizing project you have to work on, consider ways you can make it more enjoyable. Perhaps you can listen to your favorite music, have the TV on in the background, or invite a friend over to socialize with (especially one that makes you laugh). Although I’m always thrilled to work on organizing tasks in my home, I really dread ironing. So I iron while watching mindless TV shows (my ‘guilty pleasure’ is X-Factor). The job gets done and it doesn’t feel like drudgery. Time is money Do you wish you had more time yet find yourself spending time to save money? If you spend hours doing unpleasant tasks that you could hire someone to do, or drive across the city to save a few dollars on a grocery store special, you are squandering a precious commodity. Average people spend time to save money; successful people spend money to save time. Look at it this way: You can always make more money but you can never have more than 24 hours in a day. Before doing any task, get into the habit of asking yourself what it’s costing you in terms of your time and weigh the return on that investment. Avoid mall madness Do you get stressed when shopping for gifts at the mall this time of year? Do those long line-ups and limited parking spots dampen your holiday spirit? If you hurry, there’s still time to shop online and have your items delivered in time. Many retailers offer free shipping or other incentives (i.e. free gifts) this time of year. Another option is to hire a personal shopper. Some major department stores actually offer this service at no cost, so ask. Remember to stick to your budget to avoid starting the new year with more debt!

Help for the host Hosting a holiday soiree this year? Don’t be a superhero – accept help from others. Make it a potluck. People feel better when they can contribute and it makes the meal more interesting. While you’re at it, consider putting your kids to work during the event or hiring students to help out. They can take coats as guests arrive, freshen up the appetizer plates and load the dishwasher. They’ll be learning valuable skills and perhaps making some extra money and you’ll be a more relaxed and joyful host! Ask and you shall receive As the popular Rolling Stones song goes, “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you might find you get what you need”. The part they left out of the lyrics is “...if you just ask”. Few people ask for what they need. We expect that those around us will just know what we need, and that if they really care about us, we shouldn’t have to ask. However, most people aren’t mind readers, and even if they were, they’re probably too busy wrapped up in their own day-to-day challenges to notice when others around them are silently suffering or seeking their support. As an experiment, just for this week, find the courage to speak up and make a direct request; and don’t be surprised if you get both what you need and what you want. Free Yourself Challenge yourself to spend one weekend a month without running any errands or doing chores. If you plan in advance, and use the time during the week effectively, it can be done. In fact, it may even motivate you to boost your productivity level during the week substantially. Use the time to just relax, unwind and putter around the house. If you find you’re feeling bored, let the initial discomfort pass– on the other side of boredom you’ll find peace and tranquility. Remember, we are human beings not human doings, so we need and deserve to spend some time just being - guilt-free.

Hellen Buttigieg Hellen Buttigieg, CPO, is a Certified Professional Organizer, life coach, TV host and owner of We Organize U. Visit her website, WeOrganizeU.com, for a free e-Book on how to find more time, energy and inner peace. Contact Hellen at 905.829.2219 or info@WeOrganizeU.com 33

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It’s that time of the year

– friends are gathering, family is arriving, the food is cooking, the presents are stacking and you are hosting a highly anticipated holiday event. In our house, the holiday party is a not-to-miss affair, I take this season very seriously and expect nothing less from my guests. It’s the one time of the year where everyone clears their schedules and unites together. Much like interior decorating, we suggest planning your holiday décor

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in advance. Decorating for the holidays goes beyond just dressing your tree and hanging the lights. It also means setting your holiday table, decorating your entrance and creating a festive atmosphere around your house, especially if you are expecting guests. Prepare yourself for the amount of guests, the length of their stay and how many events you’ll be hosting. If you’re not hosting but rather attending, you still may want to make your home look and feel festive. The same principles apply to decorating your home dayto-day as they do to decorating your home for the holidays. The most important rule of design is consistency. Allow your holiday décor to reflect, in this case, a new season and embrace the spirit of the holidays. Start with a theme. Usually, I would say to stay away from any themed décor however, when it comes to the holidays I say, “Go wild!” Generally there is an excitement when it comes to the holidays and when entertaining I like to bring that excitement out in the details. For luxurious touches, what screams luxe more than glitzy gold or shimmering silver? You can add silver-rimmed wine or champagne glasses accompanied with gold leaf charge plates at the dinner table. This year – we would suggest mixing your metals similar

to what we are seeing in fashion, you don’t just have to choose one. Want to try a new spin on traditional hues? You can incorporate royal jewel tones like emerald green and deep amethyst with silver accents and create your own classic design. However, if it’s fresh and modern décor you’re ready to implement, try black and white punctuated with crystal accessories or gold finishes. Incorporate things that are simple with something somewhat special. It could be your grandmother’s antique china mixed in with modern flatware, or historic family ornaments decorated in new apothecary glass vases. When it comes to tabletop décor, a real statement comes from adding volume and height with various vignettes. If you want to leave your dining table strictly for tableware then decorate around the room or on the buffet table. You can add one large centrepiece in the middle and several smaller ones around the room or across the table. While flowers are typically thought of as common centrepieces, we like to add contemporary details like birch trees cut down to size, faux antlers, lots of candles and even fur throws on dining seats. Whether it’s Christmas, Chanukah or New Year’s Eve – be sure to deck your halls, dress your mantle, accessorize your tree, and set your tabletop.

Erica Gelman Toronto-based designer Erica Gelman, Principal of Erica Gelman House Of Design. Specializes in both large and small scale residential design projects throughout Toronto and the GTA. Known for enhancing and creating new possibilities in every space of your home. House Of Design www.ericagelman.com november 2012 Home Décor and Renovations 35

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ith 2012 drawing to a close and the holiday season just around the corner, you are acutely reminded that you never made the time to take on that much needed kitchen renovation that would breathe some much-needed life into your home. Even if it’s not feasible this year, you can certainly start mapping out this major renovation now and beat the kitchen blues in 2013. HD&R went to the Toronto luxury kitchen experts to find out the latest and upcoming trends to help you begin your journey to kitchen perfection. Whether you go high-end, mid- or lowrange, remember to adapt your style choices to adhere with the seamless flow of your home.

BoFFi KiTCHeNS, MaTTeo TreviSaN oF iTaliNTeriorS SilvaNa loNgo: What are the latest features in high-end

kitchens? For example, are appliances bigger or more compact? MaTTeo TreviSaN: For Boffi, Islands have been the real feature

with the introduction of the K14 and K20. The K20 is the newest addition. They are designed by Norbert Wangen. The K14 uses a countertop with a unique 35 degree angle profile. Boffi does this detail in Corian, Stainless Steel and Marble or Stone. The K20 has a very unique countertop and door detail. The door has a return detail on the top which covers the edge of the countertop. Another beautiful detail are the corners of the cabinetry. Doors and gables are mitered to create a sharp edge. For the appliances, more of our clients would like to hide the appliances and Boffi has some cabinetry which allows for this. The tall cabinets of “Duemilaotto” has this feature. The oven can be placed behind a set of pocket doors. It’s an old system with a new trick. Sl: What does the new luxury kitchen look like? Is quartz still the

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MT: I find that many architects and clients don’t want the

kitchen to feel like a traditional kitchen. In the sense of lower and upper cabinetry together. Where possible, a set-up with two islands or an L-Shape island has been very well received. Especially when the kitchen is in the middle of an open concept layout. Dining and living room on either side. For these applications, a unique island truly becomes the feature of the space. I think this is a reason for the success we and Boffi are having with the K14 islands. A relatively new material to the countertops are what Boffi calls “stone look”, which is a Zodiaq Quartz material made by DuPont. The Zodiaq is available in polished, matte or the stone look material, which is textured. We have not used glass backsplash for some time. More of our clients are either using the same material as the countertop or dressing the entire wall in a stone or marble or unique material. Sl: What country or trends are influencing the luxury

kitchen? MT: Italy, of course.!!!! Especially when it comes to design

and manufacturing of a luxury product. A company like Boffi knows that engineering high-end product is very costly, for this reason Boffi teams up with companies who are already the best in what they do. This collaboration allows both parties to push the limits of design, function and creativity. Boffi does this with companies like KWC, DuPont, Foster, Scholtes, Fantini, Signorini, Miele, Gaggenau, etc. Several of these companies will manufacture specific products for Boffi’s use only. This partnership also allows Boffi to offer many unique, one-of-a-kind products manufactured by high-end, well-known and trusted suppliers. Sl: What can we expect to see in 2013? For example, bright-

coloured, light or dark kitchens? What is prevalent? MT: From what I’ve seen, I don’t think bright colours will

be the trend. During this year’s Milan Fair, I noticed more shades of grey, black or white. For Boffi, it seems the white will continue to be the most selected of the finishes. Visit italinteriors.ca

NeFF KiTCHeNS PauliNe NowaK, PriNCiPal NeFF CuSToM CaBiNeTry SilvaNa loNgo: What are the latest features in high-end

kitchens? Appliances, bigger or more compact? PauliNe NowaK: High-end kitchens have experienced a

Neff Kitchens

shift in the past few years. Not only is it the focal point of the home, but, renovating your kitchen gives you the highest return on your money! This means that people want to be confident with their selection of materials and maximize the impact. We are finding that consumers are choosing larger appliances…and more of them! Forty-eight inch to 60-inch NOVEMBER 2012 HoMe dÉCor aNd reNovaTioNS 39

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cooktops are requested, double ovens and larger refrigerators like the Miele Master Cool system. Microwaves can now be concealed in drawers to improve the overall aesthetics. (Microwaves have always been a sore point from a design perspective because they aren’t visually appealing!). Consumers are also requesting two dishwashers for their space. Overall, we have seen an increase of integrated appliances, which means choosing a kitchen company with tight tolerances between cabinet doors is even more important to the look. Sl: What does the new luxury kitchen look like? PN: New luxury kitchens are more prevalent in walnut

and oak veneers. Specifically used in rift cuts to give a more consistent grain appearance, which we love working with. We have also seen an increase of interest in distressed and natural wood finishes. Warm colours and textures dominate the kitchen and other areas. Designers and architects are specifying a lot of grey or limed wood tones too. Even the whites are becoming more antiqued. Lighting is an important component in luxury kitchens and has become more sophisticated and integrated. Backsplash electrical receptacles will also become a thing of the past, making way for hidden, integrated systems.

Sl: What can we expect to see in 2013? PN: Wine cellars have been making headlines these days…

it’s replacing the sauna room which was essential in every home in the 1970s and 1980s. Horizontal lines will stay strong. Grain matching veneers is critical when considering the aesthetic of a strong wood like walnut and American apple. I think the warm wood tones are here to stay. Crotch mahogany is my new favourite. It looks like it’s on fire!! Look for a dramatic reduction in toxic emissions, especially urea formaldehyde, since it has now been categorized as a known carcinogen. We have been responding to this issue for more than a decade and will continue to monitor the consumers’ health needs. We have been using alternate metal finishes that have capabilities beyond stainless steel. We are creating cabinet doors, hoods and even three dimensional application in bronze, gun metal finish and even pewter. When we apply a patina finish, it gives the appearance of real cast pieces. This is a must-see for 2013!

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downsview KITCHENS russell dearsley Silvana Longo: What are the latest features in

high-end kitchens? For example, are appliances bigger or more compact? Russell Dearsley: Kitchens in a high-end market are leaning towards a transitional kitchen with traditional appliances. Clients now are looking for luxurious appliances. Such appliances include a 36-inch Sub Zero fridge – the 700 series. In regard to ovens and ranges, clients typically are moving towards two to three ovens in a kitchen; a four foot range in combination with a microwave and oven built-in unit. Adding metal accents in the kitchen, such as in the hood is a strong feature that is prominent in most kitchens.

SL: What country or trends are influencing the luxury kitchen? RD: The countries that are influencing the trends in luxury kitchens

are Italy, Germany and England. Italy for its high gloss cabinets and contemporary look, with clean lines and accents. Germany for its natural woods and veneers, with stainless steel combinations, and England for its transitional and traditional looks. SL: What can we expect to see in 2013? For example, bright-

colored, light or dark kitchens? What is prevalent? RD: In 2013, we can expect to see light kitchens with natural light

woods in combination with metal accents.

SL: What does the new luxury kitchen look like?

Is quartz still the preferred countertop for custom kitchens? Glass backsplash? RD: The new luxury kitchens are leaning towards a combination of woods in neutral colours, and tend to use more powerful colours in accessories; which creates a transitional kitchen. Quartz is still a preferred countertop for most custom as well as glass countertops and backsplashes. Some clients are opting for a sandblasted stainless steel countertop, which creates quite a statement.

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recipe

BRUSSEL SPROUT SALAD Recipe compliments of Alimento Fine Food Emporium 522 King Street West | Visit alimento.ca

salad Ingredients » 1 pound shaved brussel sprouts » 1/4 lb pancetta sliced » 1/4 lb shaved piave cheese » Half of one apple cut into matchsticks

Caramelized honey vinaigrette Ingredients » 1/2 cup pork fat » 1/2 cup olive oil » 1 tablespoon caramelized honey » 1 teaspoon grainy mustard

Directions

» 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Peel outside layer off the brussel sprout and shave using a mandolin or very sharp knife and slice thinly. Take sliced pancetta and lay onto a baking sheet and put in preheated oven at 350° F until crispy, about 10 to 15 minutes depending on oven. Save fat to one side for vinaigrette. Slice apple into matchstick-size pieces.

» Salt and pepper to taste Directions In a blender add mustard, apple cider vinegar and mix, then slowly add fat and olive oil. Finish with salt and pepper to taste. Mix all ingredients for salad together with vinaigrette and serve.

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Ready, set, build. Q November is that time of year when we retreat back inside our homes and enjoy the calm period before the flurry of activity of the holidays takes over. It seems like the perfect time to finally create that man cave — since space inside the home is usually spoken for — a lot of homeowners are converting their garage into a living space. What is required to pull it off successfully and how do you get started? A I would typically begin with a zoning inquiry just to ensure that losing the parking space does not in any way infringe on local bylaws. Once that is out of the way, we first look at what is required in terms of construction as per the Ontario Building Code. Consider this the stage in which you develop a list of “must-dos”. This will involve the removal of the garage door, the construction of a new exterior wall, installation of windows and doors, insulation, HVAC, electrical, flooring, drywall, etc… All of this information will need to be on a completed set of Construction Drawings as per the requirements of the Building Department, check with your local municipality, in order to obtain a Building Permit (Required). Once the permit is issued and the zoning checks have been cleared up, proceed with construction. The Building department will perform inspections at various stages, until completion. Q You have gone over your financial goals for 2013 and there is only one way to achieve them — rental income. Before you can have a rentalready space, you need to finish your basement and make it suitable to attract quality renters. Before you start putting up the drywall, what permits are required? What are some of the zoning, taxes and bylaw considerations? A Zoning will determine whether Accessory Dwelling Units (i.e., basement apartments) are permitted within the geographic boundary in which the home resides, again check your local municipality). Bylaws will determine the parameters in defining minimum requirements for Accessory Dwelling Units. Such parameters will include the number of parking spaces

Silvana Longo chats with co-owner of Nostco Construction Peter Khatami about the ins and outs of reconfiguring the space in your home. Whether you’re creating a rental unit or a man cave, Khatami’s expert advice will help get you there. that have to be available, the percentage of square footage permitted in relation to the existing dwelling unit, and other similar requirements. If you intend on building within these parameters, you will require a Building Permit unless you are applying for a “change of use” permit in which there is no construction. In order to obtain a Permit, you will require Architectural drawings that demonstrate compliance with the Ontario Building Code. Renting out a basement apartment without having met the Zoning, Bylaw, Building Code, Fire Department and subsequent tax requirements can lead to detrimental health, safety and legal ramifications. Consult your local Building Department as they are typically very helpful in assisting homeowners through the process to legally register and construct their Accessory Dwelling Units. Q You’ve got the green light to become a landlord. Now how do you go about finishing your basement in a cost-efficient way to maximize your rental? What are some of the finishes and features that renters are looking for in a space?   A Nearly all of the investors that we have worked with over the years tend to focus on meeting the minimum Building Code requirements (Fire separation, Exit doors, Egress windows, Smoke Detectors, etc.) as their main priority. These are the items that relate to legally registering a basement. Separate laundry facilities are a big favourite. The finishes and features will be determined by the demographic that you are seeking to attract as tenants. “Executive” level finishes are appropriate when ROI figures reinforce and justify the initial investment, and that won’t work in every neighbourhood.

peter kHatami Peter is co-owner of Nostco Construction, a design/build, project management and contracting firm serving residential and commercial clients throughout the GTA. With more than 10 years of industry experience, Peter prides himself in working tirelessly on behalf of his clients to transform vision to successful reality on every project. nostco.com

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Building Industry and Land Development Association by Bryan Tuckey

I’d like to take this opportunity to announce

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The RenoGuide is a free informative brochure outlining the five steps to a worry-free renovation or addition. It is customized to each region where the RenoMark program is administered, and is regularly updated to include the latest applicable taxes, regulations and fees. This is a must-have for anyone considering a home renovation and I encourage you to download a copy today. The residential renovation market is an integral part of the Canadian economy as a $66-billion industry that accounted for 56 per cent of all residential construction investment last year. However, the home renovation sector in Canada is still fighting underground operators who work on a “cash only” basis. Every dollar of evaded taxes, as well as EI and CPP contributions, puts more pressure on governments at all levels to raise other revenues, damaging both the economy and the credibility of Canada’s tax system. In short, underground renovators who dodge taxes are hurting our country’s economic prosperity and success. If you are considering a renovation project for your home, make sure you work with a professional renovator. Not only will you contribute to the growth of this industry and this country, you will have the confidence that your home is in the hands of real pro! To see the new design or to see if the RenoMark program is available in your area, visit www.renomark.ca.

Bryan Tuckey Bryan Tuckey is President and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), the creators of RenoMark, and can be found on Twitter (twitter.com/renomark_ca), Facebook (facebook.com/renomark), YouTube and BILD’s official online blog (bildblogs.ca).

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