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42 DESIGN FILE A special office makeover

11 HOME FINDS

2021 colour combinations Primary coloured decor

Colour your world

08 STAY IN TOUCH

46 TREND EXPERT

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Fall decor trends

18 COVER STORY Pastel coloured Airbnb property

22 DESIGN INSPIRATION The Queen of Colour Tiffany Pratt

48 IN THE KNOW Monochromatic design ideas

56 GREEN THUMB Fall flower options

25 STYLE FILE Beautiful bedroom ideas

66 TREND WATCH Brown decor finds

30 AT HOME Inspiring bedrooms for kids

35 HOME INSPIRATION

16 DESIGN BUILD EXPERT Fall home updates

51 MY OLD HOUSE A staircase gets a fresh new look

48 BEFORE AND AFTER

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A kitchen reno with a pop of colour

52 INDUSTRY EXPERT 9 steps to a reno wrap-up

Industry news and events

WHERE TO FIND IT 58 Product Showcase 62 Renovator Resource Directory 65 Advertiser Index BY Tiffany Piotrowski and Autumn Hachey PHOTO Lauren Miller

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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44 DESIGN TRENDS Decorating with yellow and grey

15 TOP 10

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Colour YOUR WORLD

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t took all of my creative strength not to devote this entire issue to yellow. I absolutely adore the colour and its entire spectrum. From the softest butter hue to a darker ochre shade, my home and wardrobe are a testament to it! To me, yellow radiates happiness and hope and pairs well with so many other hues. Do you have a colour that really resonates with you? If you are still searching for your signature shade, welcome to our annual colour issue, which is spilling over with radiant choices for your home. On page 22, designer, colour consultant, and Queen of Colour Tiffany Pratt, shares her insights about our connection with colour through the pandemic, and provides stress-free tips on how to add colour to your life. It’s as easy as painting your nails!

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This Summer has been a season of revamping and creating gorgeous spaces around the home - and outdoor spaces have been no different. Spending extra time and care, as well as adding details has become an essential part of furnishing spaces. It’s no wonder that our most desirable patio collections and items f it into this philosophy. The “Belvedere” collection (top left) has been by far our most popular collection this year. The style is detailed, yet simple, blending contemporary with traditional features, like a plank style chair back and a trestle table base. The result is elegance with a designer feel.

The most sought after decor colour this summer has been RED. It’s a great choice for easily adding a pop of colour and it can be used in everything from modern to traditional spaces. Very close runner-ups have been neutrals, greys and blues! Versatility continues to be in demand, except this year, we are seeing a shift towards cleaner lines. The “Liberty” (bottom left) is a modular collection that can be transformed into virtually any conf iguration and boast a contemporary clean aesthetic. Find out more at dot-furniture.com!

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newsworthy Super clean according to a recent survey conducted by Dyson, 47 per cent of canadians report they are cleaning more than ever before. Dyson has just released the Dyson v15 Detect total clean to support canadians in keeping their homes healthy and clean. this powerful and intelligent cordless vacuum uses adapted laser technology to scan for hidden dust. a piezo sensor continuously sizes and counts dust particles to adapt to the right power. and an lcD screen lets you know your home is getting a deep clean. along with powerful suction and cordless technology, it makes cleaning those hard-to-reach places a breeze. dysoncanada.ca

Smart launDry

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there is an increasing demand to bring full-size capacity laundry units to compact spaces, which is precisely what the lg Washtower is designed for. built-in aiDD intelligence takes the guesswork out by detecting fabric softness and load size to select the correct wash motions and cycle time for optimal fabric care. the machine also washes and dries in less time, saving you money. you can even control the lg Washtower with the thinQ app to remote start or stop, select a cycle, and get notifications when your laundry is done, all from your smartphone. $3,199. lg.com

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Fancy-Free the nextdoor app has a new feature enabling neighbours who haven’t yet signed up for nextdoor to easily find and browse the wealth of free items in their area. as more canadians look for ways to cut costs and clean up their communities, nextdoor is seeing a significant spike in neighbours swapping free items. it’s now easier than ever to find free items nearby by browsing listings on nextdoor. nextdoor.ca

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home etc.

home finds

Are you afraid to decorate with colour? I hear you. Too much colour in a room can hurt the eyes, while not enough can be dull. It’s about striking the right balance. If you want to infuse colour into a space, start small by choosing bold hues in accessories and textiles such as pillows, throws and area rugs, which can easily be switched out. Cool colour combinations can really bring a room to life. Check out the following pages for our favourite living room combos for 2021.

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home finds COLOUR COMBO

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1. Five-tier shelf, tempered glass BOOKCASE with steel frame and arch design by Everly Quinn. $319. wayfair.ca | 2. CUSHION COVER with tassels. $35. hm.com | 3. Benson SOFA in unger green tweed. $2,530. casalife.com | 4. Geometric TABLE. $269. zarahome.ca | 5. Monarch specialties OTTOMAN. $88. walmart.ca | 6. Invandig artificial TERRARIUM DOME. $7. ikea.ca | 7. One-light halogen LAMP with aged brass. $149. homedepot.ca | 8. Nantu area RUG. $349. mobilia.ca | 9. Burst wall MIRROR. $1,116. elte.com | 10. Clemence green VASE. cb2.ca 12 

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cream teal and

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1. Distressed Nadine RUG. $420-$2,100. westelm.ca | 2. SALONG IN VASE, light turquoise. $7. ikea.ca | 3. Finesse II WALL ART. $119. urbanbarn.com | 4. Berkeley SOFA in dolce cream leather. $7,642. casalife.com | 5. Mongolian snowy round TOSS CUSHION in pacific. $79. urbanbarn.com | 6. Iko BENCH in green. $89. structube.com | 7. Silk mono stripe PILLOW COVER in natural. $75-$149. westelm.ca | 8. 9602 FLOOR LAMP by Gubi. $1,905. lightformshop.com | 9. Wellsboro linen-look fabric ACCENT CHAIR in orange. $280. furniture.ca | 10. Horseshoe ivory lacquered linen rectangular COFFEE TABLE. $1,299. cb2.ca nexthome.ca | myhomepage.ca

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5 1. Belize pendant LIGHT. $236. eltemkt.com | 2. Vintage arch MIRROR. $567. potterybarn.ca | 3. Sven LOVESEAT in Cascadia blue. $1,799. article.com | 4. Stinamaj THROW. $20. ikea.ca | 5. TV stand in matte black. $469. furniture.ca | 6. Spoke marble graphite metal coffee table. $619. crateandbarrel.ca | 7. Ren large PILLOW. $89. article.com | 8. Medium gold edge agate COASTERS. $224. bedbathandbeyond.ca | 9. Power loomed serpent black and white area RUG by Thomas Paul. $333. lowes.ca | 10. Byron CHAIR. $695. eltemkt.com


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top 10

Primary

by SARA DUCK

RED, YELLOW AND BLUE – THESE PRIMARY COLOURS WILL SPARK INSPIRATION THIS SEASON

1 PH 5 mini PENDANT LAMP in red. $754. finnishdesignshop.com

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Rainer velvet ARMCHAIR. $249.

Yellow outdoor RUG. $40.

Chef’s FRENCH OVEN in blueberry.

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bouclair.com

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Raised design acrylic TUMBLER. $10.

Gurli CUSHION COVER in dark blue.

Framlingham abstract END TABLE by Ivy

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Bronx. $224. wayfair.ca

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Sorrento navy blue velvet upholstered walnut

Anniversary red TEA KETTLE by Chantal. $80.

Yellow metal MIRROR with rope. $30.

wood three-seater SOFA. $832. walmart.ca

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design build expert

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ne of the best things about Canada is the changing seasons. Behind us are the dog days of summer, and ahead are cool evenings, changing colours, cosier clothing and seasonal scents. The arrival of fall brings a new focus, and it’s rooted in the preparation of shelter for the winter that blows in behind it. Let’s break down the best projects to consider for the new season.

Address your envelope Windows and doors will soon be closing. Fresh air, however, is a year-round need inside all buildings, including your home. Warmer air is soon to be a need as well. This is the perfect time to schedule a furnace inspection and tune-up, duct cleaning, and open up and clean out your ventilation fans and dryer vent to ensure that things are free-flowing and operating as they should. Don’t wait until you need the heat, as then it might be too late. If your home has an HRV or ERV, now would be a good time to begin rerunning it to ensure fresh air exchange to the benefit of your entire family. With the cooler weather, reflect on how the previous

winter was at your home. Perhaps an energy audit by a certified adviser, or a top-up of your attic insulation, may help make things more comfortable this year.

Regular exterior maintenance The dry summer months will give way to moisture. Eavestroughs, downspouts, window and door caulking, shingles, positive grade

sloping and sump pump/backwater valve checks are a must at this time of year, in preparation for the increased moisture for the following three seasons. Make sure everything is operating freely and avoid having to fix a problem in a flood, or when it’s freezing outside. Watch for those frost events that can come up quickly, to cover sensitive plants and shut off hose bibs to avoid freezing.

Brendan Charters is a Founding Partner at Toronto design-build firm Eurodale Developments Inc., the 2020 BILD Renovator of the Year. eurodale.ca, @eurodalehomes, 416.782.5690

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Foundations Fall typically marks the end of installing new foundations for additions or custom homes. It’s the perfect time to get them in the ground, allowing you to build over the winter and get ready to move in when the weather is nicer. If you can’t get going now, this also marks the best time to firm up your foundation plans for spring. With summer’s busy schedule out of the way, the kids are back to school, and our desire to get work done can help us set forth our plans and commitments to improve our homes in the coming year. It all starts with a plan – and now is the best time to convert those ideas and dreams into concrete actions.

The season extending essentials Pergolas, portable heaters, fire pits and cosy throw blankets,

infrared or wood-fired saunas and hot tubs can all help to keep your core warm, allowing you to still enjoy the outdoors in the fall. It is officially cuddle season, too, so snuggle up and soak in the last few days and nights where it is truly comfortable to sit and relax outside. Last year, patio extending products were in record demand, so move quickly if you don’t want to be left out in the cold. If you want help to design and build your own perfect space, remember there is real value in working with a professional to design and execute it, and professional associations such as the Ontario Association of Architects and renomark.ca, the home of the professional renovator, are great places to start your search.

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Light bright by TIFFANY PIOTROWSKI & AUTUMN HACHEY • photos LAUREN MILLER

Pretty pastels play an integral part in the

relaxed vibe of The Summer House – a boutique Airbnb property on the shores of Lake Huron. And, yes, you can book a stay here!

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ometimes, builder grey needs a little boost. We really needed to get our collective creative juices flowing for this project because we had to take this home from builder basic to unique and stay-worthy. We worked together and combined our roles as designers,

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short-term vacation experts and Instagram influencers to create the ultimate getaway destination. Our clients had a unique vision for this property. After experiencing fertility issues, the couple became passionate about their journey to promote health and wellness,


especially for women. You won’t even find a TV in this rental, as it’s designed as a place to unplug and unwind. In the living room we carefully considered the colour palette for this project. It is feminine yet neutral, with soft pinks, taupes, rusts, creams and peaches. We reupholstered a vintage sofa in hardwearing indoor/outdoor pale pink fabric – the unique sofa steals the show and adds a burst of life to the otherwise white space. Open shelves allow accessories in the home’s signature palette to add colour to the all-white kitchen. While pink is the running colour throughout the house, we also created two blue bedrooms in the soft hues of the nearby lake, invoking a spa-like feel. The tile in this property is one of our favourite design elements. You can have more fun with colour in a short-term vacation rental and take risks you might not in your full-time home. In one washroom, we created a striped pink and white pattern that echoes the rust-toned living room rug, and we did an oversized pink penny tile in the other. We would love to see more people experimenting with colour in fixed elements such as tile, but if that’s too big of a commitment, accessories and textiles are a great place to start.

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Creating custom furniture for this short-term rental was a designers dream! We transformed the dining room into a bistro nook resembling a cafe. We also created a custom 12-ft. wall-to-wall blue velvet headboard in one of the bedrooms, making it feel like a boutique hotel. For the headboard, we went with a beautiful sea-blue velvet reinforcing the relaxing atmosphere. Colour plays a valuable role in design, and can really enhance the mood of a space. Thoughtfully designed down to the last detail means this is a place that encourages you to appreciate the moment and celebrate everything life has to offer – a perfect, restful retreat and escape from everyday life.

Tiffany Piotrowski founded Tiffany Leigh Design Inc. in 2019, bringing her eye for causal, textural and coastal style to her clients. With almost 10 years of experience in the industry, Piotrowski has developed a keen sense of voice and style. tiffanyleighdesign.com Autumn Hachey is Creative Director and Founder of Stay Here, a boutique company which offers a holistic approach combining interior design, branding and marketing to short-term vacation owners. youshouldstayhere.com 20 

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Colour isn’t just for kids

Designer and colour consultant Tiffany Pratt (aka The Queen of Colour) shares inspiring tips on how you can live your life colourfully even as an

adult!

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e have all been living through an incredible time during the pandemic. As a result, our collective “normal” has changed. The focus of our lives has become less about “where we can we go” and more about

“what we can do” to create something new or fun in our individual lives. Many Canadians are looking to bring order and beauty into their homes. For the past year, many of us have taken home organization, culling and repurposing possessions, creating new workspaces and elevating decor to lift

our spirits to a new level. How we use our homes, how we look at the same four walls and how we want to live has risen to the top of our to-do lists. And we’re considering everything – including the use of colour in our living spaces. Colour is having a comeback moment, and I couldn’t be happier.

Tiffany Pratt is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary designer. She supports corporate clients and the public on projects ranging from creative direction, product design, interiors, colour consultation and personal styling. Often referred to as The Queen of Colour, Pratt has an unmistakable, standout style. Learn more about Pratt and her colour consulting services at tiffanypratt.com/reno-decor

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Colour has a way of changing our lives. No joke As a designer and colour consultant, I used to apply my colour skills mainly for children’s spaces – because kids love colour. However, I now see most of my residential and commercial projects include a voracious appetite for pigment. People have opened up to what I have long preached: Colour has a way of changing our lives. No joke. Prismatically, our moods and outlooks are significantly impacted by what we surround ourselves with, and colour is one of the most critical influences. Colour has been my thing since I was a child. Today, I am still deeply attached to the spectrum, and I read a lot about the psychology of colour. My work as a designer and colour consultant means more than just ascetically shifting and physically transforming things. It’s something more profound; colour is a personal form of communication. It can cause reactions and change your actions. The Russian (colourful) artist Wassily Kandinsky once said: “Colour is a

power which directly influences the soul.” It really highlights just how powerful colour is. More than ever, we need to embrace positive changes that are easy to make. Whether that’s painting your toenails or walls all violet and pink, just go for it! As we round the corner on these difficult times, we can come out of our comfort zone a bit. Have a little more fun. Maybe, with these simple additions of colour, we catch on to why children are more joyful. Their spaces are typically teeming with colour!

Here are some simple tips for adding colour to your life even if you are the staunchest supporter of a neutral palette:

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Paint your nails a colour you would typically never select Buy a snappy coloured phone case Play with watercolour paints – and hang your artwork Add colourful flowers in all the primary living spaces in your home Grab some throw pillows for your sofa in a colour you love, and see how it spruces up the room. What else could you add in that colour family to the room afterward Try a colourful area rug or hallway runner Paint your bedroom ceiling a calming colour. Buy your next small appliance in a cheery colour For the more adventurous, paint your front door a happy-making colour. It will make you smile every time you come home nexthome.ca | myhomepage.ca

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create an inspiring bedroom that will have you pushing the snooze button every morning.

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Contemporary country “This bedroom is a place you can retreat to for serenity and calm. Now more than ever, people are looking for retreats within their home to find a quiet escape.” – Designer Jo Alcorn

Get the look 1. Cotton CUSHION COVER. $35. hm.com 2. Striped ceramic table LAMP. $100. bouclair.ca 3. Webora six-drawer DRESSER. $1,599. mobilia.ca 4. Handmade antler DECORATIVE OBJECT. $442. potterybarn.ca

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Photo: Darby Mitchell Photography Wallpaper: Livettes | Bed and side tables: Mobilia | Mirror, and wall art: HomeSense | Chandelier and table lamp: Dainolite | Desk: Wayfair | Stool: West Elm | Candle, decor, water decanter, glasses, duvet sheet set, tassel pillows: H&M Home | Pink lumbar pillow and blue blanket: Anthropologie | Paint: Digby Paints | Rug: Structube

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1. Aletta drum END TABLE by Brayden Studio. $563. wayfair.ca | 2. Strata nonwoven floral WALLPAPER by Graham & Brown. $65. rona.ca | 3. POSTER by Paper Collective. $30. hm.com | 4. Warren wall MIRROR in brass. $675. elte.com

“Being careful to avoid an overly feminine design, I balanced out the gorgeous rich fuchsia with deep navy tones and plenty of gold accents so that anyone can feel comfortable in this bedroom.” – Designer and blogger Candace Alongi of The Minted Mama


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Modern luxury “The deep navy grass cloth wallpaper sets the mood for deep relaxation while creating a textured backdrop to all the natural linen layers and mocha tones that run through the space.” – Designer Sascha Lafleur of West of Main

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1. Coachella Brooklyn upholstered BENCH. $800. thebay.com | 2. Modern storage SIDE TABLE in slate grey. $180. walmart.ca | 3. Cream and dark grey rectangular indoor distressed area RUG by Safavieh. $169. lowes.ca | 4. Eurofase 29-in. gold hardwired MULTI-LIGHT PENDANT. $324. lowes.ca nexthome.ca | myhomepage.ca

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Furniture:Renard bed. From $2,699. crateandbarrel.ca

“A place where luxury is in the details – sink into soft textures, colour-washed hues and welcoming silhouettes. This bedroom is balanced, personal and blissfully relaxed.” – Melissa Frail, assistant marketing manager, Crate & Barrel Canada

DR. SHELBY HARRIS

ls eep tips

1. Make sure that the pillows you choose for your bed are conducive to your sleep style. For example, a flatter pillow if you sleep on your stomach, or a more supportive one for your neck if you sleep on your side. 2. Unplugging 30-60 minutes before bed helps your brain set the stage for sleep, thereby enhancing your ability to fall asleep. If you can, make use of your phone’s “do not disturb” function for the night, which will allow for only VIP people in your life to call in case of an emergency. 3. Keep in mind that a cool bedroom is best, ideally in the mid17s C up to 22 C maximum. It takes a bit of practice to figure out what temperature works best for you and anyone else in your house – a room that’s too warm at night makes it harder for your body to fall and stay asleep. drshelbyharris.com 28 

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Eclectic and tranquil 4

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1. Voxlov CHAIR in light bamboo. $119. ikea.ca 2. Fejka artificial fiddle-leaf fig POTTED PLANT. $70. ikea.ca 3. Framed line ART. $80. homesense.ca 4. Sateen DUVET COVER. From $99. zarahome.ca


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Photo: Larry Arnal. Bed and nightstands: Niche Decor Pillow fabrics: Tonic Living Chandelier: West Elm

1. INDIGO STREAMER paint 4020-4 by Valspar. lowes.ca | 2. Alexa reclaimed wood BED. From $2,549. westelm.ca | 3. Nestwell light warmth down alternative COMFORTER. From $125. bedbathandbeyond.ca | 4. Dyllan pom herringbone THROW. $112. wayfair.ca

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New rustic “The applied moulding and dramatic paint colour provide the headboard wall with some drama, which pairs nicely with the strong wood accents. Layered rugs bring in a luxury warmth underfoot.” – Designer Michelle Berwick of Michelle Berwick Design

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Furniture: West of Main Shoppe Photo: West of Main Designed by Sasha LaFleur of West of Main Design

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OOK! GET THE L 1 2 “Fresh, pale blue with a dash of grey in the mix creates a canvas of calm that allows other colours in accessories to take the forefront.” – Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore Canada colour and design expert.

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classic and whimsical

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1. Iceberg 2122-50 PAINT. benjaminmoore.com | 2. Non-slip jute RUG. $109. zarahome.ca | 3. Gafford open-frame HEADBOARD by Dakota Fields. From $840. wayfair.ca | 4. Washed cotton DUVET COVER SET in white. $70. hm.com

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Designed by: Kate Davidson of Kate + Co. Photo: Valerie Wilcox

playful and contemporary

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1. Round jute OTTOMAN. $130. bouclair.com 2. Grazia GLIDER CHAIR in Nordic grey. $1,495. montedesign.ca 3. Kudney wood geometric BOOKCASE by Ebern Designs. $200. wayfair.ca 4. Rens SHEEPSKIN in white. $40. ikea.ca 32 

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1 3 1. Brittany tufted upholstered platform BED. $954. wayfair.ca | 2. Amya TABLE LAMP in black. $149. urbanbarn.com | 3. Foster PILLOW COVER. $20. bouclair.com | 4. Faux POTTED SUCCULENT. $13. marshalls.ca

Design, photo and furniture: West of Main

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OLD

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by TRACY CLIPSHAM • photos KELLY HORKOFF

1980s style home gets a modern update elements with a mix of

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hen clients from Toronto approached me with the idea of transforming a dated 1980s style home into an urban and rustic abode, I knew I had my work cut out for me, but I was up for the challenge. I wanted to keep the charm and feel of a Niagara-on-theLake home, but infuse both clients’ personalities and style into the space. We discussed their interests, reasons for relocating out of Toronto, and how they saw themselves living in the space – all of which provided valuable insight. The result? A perfect mix of old and new and a home that is truly one of a kind.

Dining room The home was very compartmentalized and in need of a reworking, not only with finishes but with the existing layout, as well. The bones had character. I opened it up and allowed more light to reflect through the space, which really brought the home to life. nexthome.ca | myhomepage.ca

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Flooring The engineered hickory floors brought the rustic feel I was after.

Living room By removing walls between the dining and living room and creating a full-height fireplace clad in concrete panels, the initial feel of the space became much grander, and complemented the vaulted ceiling.

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Bathroom The clients were thrilled that I was able to reuse their existing custom pendant light. I found the perfect spot in their ensuite above the beautiful soaker tub.

Finishing touches The infusion of art pieces, new and vintage-inspired furniture and interesting lighting created a unique home, perfect for living and entertaining.

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Exterior The exterior of the house was transformed with a covered porch and an updated design to the front bay window. The white columns, trim details and stone skirting adds to the NOTL look.

Tracy Clipsham is Principal Interior Designer and Founder of Liv 4 Design Inc. Her passion for design, strong work ethic and ability to develop excellent client relationships are the foundations of her success. liv4design.com

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At the heart of this stunning office are design elements that spark joy and healing

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by Brenda danso • photos Janelle Gokule

hen it came to the design of this office, it was all about creating a space for inspiration and healing. My client lost her husband to cancer. As a result, she and her daughter needed a space to feel joy and comfort, even in painful moments. My client hired me to transform a room into a shared office space that could be used with her daughter. The area had to symbolize a new beginning. She needed a space where they could heal and honour her passing husband’s memory. My goal was to create a shared space that would feel feminine and peaceful – which was no small task. The first thing I worked on when developing this area was picking the colour palette. It required thoughtfulness to ensure the colour scheme was comforting and soothing. I chose yellow as the primary hue because it represents optimism. The next focus was on furniture placement, making sure the layout brought a great view of

the outdoors. The work desks were positioned to take advantage of the window and natural lighting. A room with a view and a connection to nature increases a sense of calm. Plants are also a great way to introduce a serene outdoor vibe; they also help absorb toxins. If you don’t have a green thumb, don’t worry – snake plants are a great, durable option. Lighting was next. Adding overhead lighting and wall sconces created visual interest, while bringing balance for a soothing environment. The lighting also places focus on the art in the room, which plays such a significant role. The artwork in this room demonstrates representation; this was important, as the client wanted to make sure her daughter could see herself represented in the artwork. Altogether, the room makes you feel optimistic. And who wouldn’t want this feeling in an office? This space is ideal for our lovely client to connect with her daughter and create memorable moments as they work and engage together.

Brenda Danso, a California native turned Toronto resident brings her educational background in mental health to her interior design practice. Her projects range from home staging and residential design to commercial design. brendadanso.com

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design trends

Louis Duncan-He shares insight on decorating with yellow and grey and why it’s a timely colour combination

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t came as no surprise when Pantone released its two colours of the year – Ultimate Grey and Illuminated Yellow. Although the combination has been quite a popular pairing through the decades, they couldn’t be more different in terms of the feelings and emotions they conjure. Yellow, with its bright, effervescent sheen, directly contrasts to the monotonous and monochromatic dullness of grey. One symbolizes joy and optimism, while

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the other elicits an almost sterile sense of the familiar. As a result of these naturally opposing qualities, they’re not the most straightforward combination to execute. But with an understanding of how to balance their inherent characteristics, they can be a fresh and elegant accent to any home. The effect that yellow has on a space is similar to the impact turmeric has on food; a little goes a long way. Yellow by nature is an attentiondrawing hue – we don’t use it as a

highlighter because it fades into the background. Because of this, it’s most effective when used with confidence and a sense of purpose. Our homeowners wanted a serene and contemporary retreat, with the elegance and gravitas of the Guggenheim. They wanted fresh, contemporary, understated yet compelling... which naturally led to the idea of yellow as an accent. To make sure the home didn’t get too loud and vibrant, we used grey as a


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the past year and also looking forward to the future, grey and yellow seem to be the exact combination of colours that accurately reflect the emotional state of the rest of the world key element and diffuser. We used it to upholster the custom sectional and as a base note in rugs, artwork and decor. In a way, grey is like a chameleon – it can take on the tint and hue of nearby colours. When mixing grey and yellow, think about the vibrancy and contrast levels. To hit the perfect curated note in this home, we mixed in an abundance of texture, shapes and sheen throughout. Our starting point in the formal dining room was a custom-designed trio of yellow, black and grey abstract art pieces. Understanding the impact of their dominating presence, we turned up the collective volume of the rest of the room. Using a high-gloss white

lacquer table, creamy and natural chairs, and modern and structural white Pantone chairs as table ends, we brought up the energy and interest level of the remaining space, which mellowed out the attentiondrawing artwork. When trying to round out your space, think about the varying stylistic differences between your two loudest pieces. While turning up the volume can be used as a balancing tool in some cases, never underestimate the power of mother nature. At Louis DuncanHe Designs, that natural West Coast perspective is embedded in our DNA. In the Great Room, we added natural driftwood tables; ombre textured throw pillows, canary kissed florals and a large-scale rug with a fluid water motif in a golden spectrum of yellow and greys. With the room’s sheer size, openness and ceiling

height, the best way to add serenity and tone down our striking accent colour was to go natural. Introducing more stylized and sculptural pieces would have skewed the space more dramatic and daring, which would have taken the room in an entirely different direction. You can never go wrong with the addition of natural and organic elements to a home, and by doing so in this space, we were able to hit that perfect note straddling high-end design and relaxing oasis. Thinking about the past year, and looking forward to the future, grey and yellow seem to be the exact combination of colours that accurately reflect the emotional state of the rest of the world. While I can certainly appreciate the symbolism that lives within this powerful colour combination, I marvel at the transformative powers they can have in our hearts and home.

Designer Louis Duncan-He is Creative Director and Principal of Louis Duncan-He Designs. This notable Calgary-and Montreal-based boutique design firm offers complete residential design services throughout Canada. With a distinct timeless perspective, the company creates unified authentic designs. louisdhe.com

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trend expert MODERN MAXIMALISM When it comes to Modern Maximalism, it’s go big or don’t bother at all! Embodied in statement pieces and an eclectic mix of prints and textures this trend reflects unapologetic self-expression revealed in a curated collection of your favourite bold pieces.

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BEDROOM by Space Joy Carved travertine COCKTAIL TABLE from CB2 Timber grey floor VASE from Crate & Barrel Gwyneth navy CHAIR from CB2

Fall decor

TRENDS The latest home trends reflect where we are in the pandemic, and (spoiler alert) it’s all about

optimism

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e have seen an evolution in interior trends in the past two years. Have you noticed it, too? Our world was plagued with uncertainty and, in turn, so have our interiors. Furniture and decor were all about comfort, clean lines and organic textures to counterbalance the cataclysmic world events and create a connection to the outdoors that we could not access like we used to. One thing is for sure – we are on the cusp of a reopening and trends this autumn are a reflection of that optimism.

by BILHA KANGETHE

Roma BENCH from CB2 Marble TABLE with ceramic VASES by Nathan Oakley Astr white WALL SCONCE from CB2

MATERIAL MARVEL Materials can play a big role in creating an authentic, personal space. We see a dial-up this season in the use of different materials such as quartz, marble, brass and rattan. These materials are built into furniture and molded into sculptural bowls, vases, picture frames and light fixtures for a truly one-of-a-kind look.

Bilha Kangethe is the Founder and Creative Director of The Lifestyle Loft. As a certified designer and interior decorator, she has created a company that focuses on the needs of each client and customer and helps them curate a lifestyle that is comfortable and economical. thelifestyleloft.com

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STREAMLINE MODERNE REVIVAL This fall, you will notice a resurgence in interiors represented by Streamline Moderne, an international style of Art Deco, influenced by aerodynamic design. Think curvy-linear silhouettes in furniture, decor and appliances, which brings sleekness and simplicity into our spaces.

Freedom SOFA and Helios CHANDELIER by Holly Hunt | Snoozer GLIDER and OTTOMAN in charcoal and Canyon arched CANOPY BED from Crate & Barrel

IMPERFECTLY PERFECT Shifting away from perfectly tailored spaces that have dominated our Instagram and Pinterest feeds, the “grand-millennial or granny chic style” incorporates traditional elements, classic prints and mixing furniture pieces which will add personality and character into any space. HOME OFFICE by Chastity Cortijo BLUE THEMED LIVING ROOM by Majorelle Petrol Wallpaper

GLOBAL INFLUENCE While the world hit pause on international travel, the interior design industry has incorporated global design and decor into our homes. We are witnessing a celebration of different cultures that is beautifully woven and included in our design schemes, furniture, fabric, colour and texture. We can’t get enough of this artful blend of worldly finds, everything from rich, colourful art, warm neutral textiles to elaborate sculptural pieces. ENTRY AND BEDROOM by Space Joy Rope VASE from Elte market | Alnag Alang PENDANT by Village

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in the know

Multi-dimensional

monochromatics by Diana Rose Design

How to achieve a monochromatic look that is anything but boring

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onochromatic spaces are trendy, yet timeless, effortless in their aesthetic, and strategic in their execution. There’s no doubt this chic look requires a thoughtful

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approach, and a commitment to see it through. Of course, a few tips from a professional designer will go a long way to mastering this classic look. Here’s how you can add interest to a monochromatic interior, while staying true to this one-hue wonder.

Colour is often an easy way to add personality and warmth to a home. It brings the eye where you want it, and even in small doses, it can have a strong impact. When you’re working with just one colour option within a monochromatic motif, you can create the same effect using contrast and


vibrancy. Crank up the brightness and saturation of your colour of choice and use it to highlight the focal points in the room, and take the eye where you want it to focus. When your colour palette centres around light neutrals or white, add pops of black in small but powerful punches. You can also achieve a different level of contrast using materials and texture. Incorporate wood and stone and other natural elements into your space, with items such as glass and reflective metallics. Each of these is different from the others in terms of texture, but they’re all neutral by style standards, so they won’t compromise your overall monochromatic aesthetic. What about the “soft” elements in your space? Pillows and throws, window treatments, upholstery and the rug beneath your feet can all go a long way in adding warmth and texture to a monochromatic space. Linen, silk, cotton, corduroy,

wool, faux fur, chunky knits and other options bring various tactile experiences into the room. Look for a variety of patterns and textures, but stay true to your colour palette. Lighting also plays a key role in bringing depth and dimension to a space, and should include a combination of ambient, task and accent lighting. Ambient is the general lighting in the room, often in the form of ceiling fixtures, including pot lights or a chandelier. Task lighting is intended to illuminate a specific area, such as a kitchen countertop or desk. Last but not least, accent lighting is decorative and is used to highlight features such as architectural elements, artwork or other focal points. Together, your lighting plan will enhance your home’s function, while adding a sense of warmth and welcome. Monochromatic interiors can get a bad rap for their limited colour

did you know? Light temperature plays a role in the overall ambience of your home. Warm light leans to yellow on the colour spectrum, with a comforting, intimate look. On the other hand, cool light bulbs have bluish undertones, resulting in a brighter, crisper appearance that leaves you feeling more alert and on point. palette, but one colour doesn’t have to be one-dimensional. The appeal of monochromatics is the versatility and endless adaptations, despite the use of just one hue.

Diana Rose is the Principal and Creative Director for Diana Rose Design. Nationally published known for creating tailored interiors that enhance and complement your lifestyle. Servicing Toronto & GTA, Muskoka dianarose.design @ dianarosedesign

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A century-old staircase gets a fresh new look

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ur most recent reno project was small by comparison to everything else we’ve done, but I’m still in awe of how big of an impact it’s made. The very first thing you see when you walk into our house is the staircase leading upstairs. With its original 100-yearold-plus railing, the only TLC it’s had over the decades is a few coats of paint and a runner. By the time we arrived, both had seen better days. In keeping with the neutral palette everywhere else in the house, we wanted to get rid of the cherry tint on the railing and drab grey on the walls, going for a contrast of black and white. The stairs also needed a complete refinish – there were cracks, dents, creaks and in some places chunks of the base rail were gone. We could have put in a new, more modern railing, but in keeping with the heritage and integrity of the home, we instead decided to restore the original one. To start, we addressed the cosmetic issues, using putty to fill in the dents, sanding to smooth (and prep for painting) and caulking where there were cracks. The stairs creaked quite a bit, so we used construction adhesive to glue the stairs back together and screwed the treads and risers from underneath. Doing this also helped strengthen the steps. The top step was the biggest concern, so we reinforced it from below with wood framing. Next came the design choices (personally, my favourite part of any home project). I consulted interior designer (and sister-in-law) Jessica Frehr of Madison Taylor, on the paint colours first. I told her I wanted a

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black rail and treads, so she suggested Benjamin Moore’s Black – a beautiful, true black. We also had to consider the paint finishes, going with Benjamin

Moore Regal Pearl for durability on the railing and Benjamin Moore Patio & Floor Low Sheen Enamel on the treads.

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For the runner, Frehr recommended Alexanian, as many designers trust the company’s years of experience (almost as old as our house), and extensive selection of brands. I went solo to Signature by Shelley Alexanian, the flagship, boutique-style store in Toronto. With limited capacity due to COVID restrictions, it was almost like having the shop to myself. Matt Barrett, the store’s manager, was by my side as I attempted to narrow down the hundreds (let’s be honest, probably thousands) of carpets I could select for the runner. At this point, I had wished I had brought my sisterin-law, but Barrett listened carefully to what I was drawn to (neturals, pattern), disliked (bold prints) and had concerns about (a cat that likes to claw, and a toddler). A couple hours later, and many texts to a patient Frehr, we eventually narrowed the choices down to my top three. A subtle herringbone in a neutral hue, a black diamond pattern and a more traditional plaid. I lugged the samples back home to look at them in my space, get my husband’s opinion and sleep on it. The next day we decided on the diamond pattern – Recoleta Onyx by Couristan – that Barrett helped select was the winner. Thankfully, it was in stock – meaning we wouldn’t have to wait months to have it installed. A few days later, Barrett came by to take the measurements to provide an accurate quote. After a couple weeks, Curvin Watson from Signature by Shelley Alexanian came by to do the templating. He got a bit of a surprise when he discovered we hadn’t removed the old runner. “Luckily, I have over 35 years of doing this,” he told us. “It won’t be a problem.” Phew. Thankfully his experience meant we didn’t have to frantically rip out our carpet, but lesson learned, you need a blank canvas for your runner to be templated.

5 benefits of a stair runner

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Adds style and texture to your space Protects treads from wear and tear Reduces noise by dampening sound Provides more traction and stability Hides imperfections in older homes

Our anticipation was growing, with the stairs painted and finished and the old runner out. It did confirm our decision to have a runner, as the uncovered stairs offered much less traction. Not to mention, we needed a runner to hide some of the imperfections years of wear had imparted on the treads. It wasn’t long before the carpet was ready. Our installer, Abraham Daoud arrived bright and early on a Saturday morning. He was quick to point out our stairs were very uneven (not a surprise considering their age) – in some places there was as much as an inch from one end to the other, on a single step. This meant it would take extra precision to ensure the pattern lined up correctly as the carpet was fitted over each step. The pattern alignment would take precedence over the variations in distance on the top of the tread. Within a couple of hours, the install was complete, and as far as I could see, you would never know we have uneven, crooked stairs. Adding a new entryway mirror, large black pendant light and vintage stool, we finally have a finished entryway and a stairway that pops. It goes to show how a few coats of paint and new carpet can completely revive a space. Vendors: Signature by Shelly Alexanian. signaturebyshelley.ca | Stair runner, Couristan. couristan. com/home | Paint, Benjamin Moore. benjaminmoore.com | Mirror and pendant, LD Shoppe. ldshoppe.com

A writer and editor for more than a decade, Stephanie Gray has covered everything from luxury travel to modern parenting challenges. Her work has been featured in publications including Glamour, Elle Canada and Best Health. She recently bought a century-old home north of Toronto, in need of updates, which she’s taking on with her husband (and toddler in tow).

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before and after

GREEN

space

A kitchen and open-concept living space gets a modern update with a pop of bold colour

by BRITTNEY TRAVER

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Before

fter purchasing our home from my grandmother in the fall of 2019, it was time to update the main floor. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and this one was in desperate need of a revamp. The open concept was a must with plenty of storage for our family of four. When it came time to design the kitchen, incorporating a bold colour was at the top of my list. Being an artist and interior decorator, I needed the space to feel bright and inviting. I love the impact a single colour can create in a space. I chose Hunter Green by Benjamin Moore because it is a deep dark green that can be used in various ways. When used correctly, it can really add personality to a space. By using neutral tones on the more prominent design elements such as cabinetry, countertops and backsplash, I created balance with pops of colour around the room. When we purchased the home, it was dark and conventional. I chose Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore for the walls, ceiling and trim because

Brittney Traver is an abstract artist and interior decorator living in Brantford, Ont. Traver has spent her career discovering the importance of art in home decor and brings her passion and love of design to each project. brittneytraver.com

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it’s a bright white, with no warm or cool undertones. It also pairs well with any accent colour. By keeping the permanent design elements neutral, I can change the accent colour at any point in the future. This is an easy and cost-effective way to modify your decor look whenever you feel like it. Using a lot of white in an open space can become quite mundane. Using gold and green accents around the open concept room provided balance. I wanted the kitchen to feel light and airy. Using open shelves creates a unique way to display accents such as glassware, decor items, and plants. But with open shelving comes the lack of storage. When it came time to design the walk-in pantry, I made sure we used up every available inch for storage. Having two young children in the house meant needing space for plenty of snacks. The pantry was custom built by Tom Traver Carpentry, and we spent many weeks getting it just right. We added a wine rack, butcher block counters, and electrical outlets for hiding the not-so-pretty kitchen appliances (microwave, toaster and coffee maker). The sliding door is practical for the pantry because it allows ample space to enter without obstructing the flow. It is also easy to close when it becomes messy inside, perfect for those busy mornings. The sliding barn door was designed to mimic the accent wall in our front entry. I used black tile and grout inside the pantry to achieve a softer look but also to create depth. In the main kitchen area, grey grout was paired with the white hexagon tile to complement the grey details in the quartz countertop. I covered the entire window wall in tile because it generates a much-needed dramatic look. We saved time and money by keeping the existing window in the same location. By adding new moulding around the window, it looks larger and refreshed. SOURCE: COUNTERTOP – Capa Granite (Ancaster) | BACKSPLASH AND STONE – Eden Tile | CABINETS – Home Depot | PANTRY + BARN DOOR – Custom (Tom Traver Carpentry) | FLOORING – Board of Your Flooring (Brantford) | STOOLS – Structube | FAUCETS – Moen | HARDWARE AND LIGHTING – Lowes | WOOD SHELF – Exotic Woods (Burlington) | CONSTRUCTION – Tom Traver Carpentry

The kitchen before lacked counter space and storage. We changed the layout of the appliances specifically for flow. Removing the centre wall in the main living area opened up the room completely, allowing ample space for a large island and plenty of storage. The grey stone island now acts as an anchor in the kitchen. Its size and location are ideal for entertaining, with enough space to fit four stools comfortably. It was such a satisfying experience designing this kitchen, but watching it all come together was the most rewarding part.

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green thumb

Colourful autumn gardening ideas

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by MARK AND BEN CULLEN

hen your hanging baskets are hanging just a little more than you want, and your petunias have gone stringy, it’s time to assess a sprucing-up – think about replacing them with reliable fall blooming plants. Here are our top perennials for fall colour:

1. New England asters The cultivated varieties are related to the native plant, only they flower longer, and the blooms are arranged in tight masstes for best effect. Butterflies love these, too. Plant lots where you want to punch up the colour using bright white, red or blue. Yes, blue. It’s hard to find perennials with a blue flower this time of year, but asters are your number one choice. They are winter hardy north of Ottawa, too.

Mark Cullen is a Member of the Order of Canada. He reaches more than two million Canadians with his gardening/environment messages every week. Ben Cullen is a professional gardener with a keen interest in food gardening and the environment. You can follow both Mark and Ben on Twitter (@MarkCullen4), Facebook (facebook.com/MarkCullenGardening) and Instagram (instagram.com/markcullengardening). Receive their free monthly newsletter at markcullen.com.

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2. Sedum Spectabilus There are many sedum varieties to choose from, but “spectacle” is a favourite this time of year. This plant produces a broad flower in various colours covering the range between red/bronze and magenta. We recommend that you plant a few up near the front door where butterflies will find them. As you approach the front door, you will be greeted by a winged greeting committee as they forage for nectar and pollen.

4. Roses

3. Chrysanthemums

We think of roses as late spring and early summer flowering plants – people use them in June weddings for this reason. That is accurate, but rose bushes generally bloom a second time quite reliably, right about now. The main difference in a fall rose blossom is that it lasts much longer than the spring production, due to the cool temperatures this time of year. We have picked roses and brought them indoors as cut flowers as late as mid-November. A bonus is that you can get a great deal on rose bushes this time of year at most garden retailers. All you have to do is prepare the soil with lots of triple mix and plant them. Rose petals are edible – another bonus. Shrub roses will survive our winter without protection; most others need to be mounded up with about 30 cm of soil, but not for some time yet – early to mid-November works in most areas.

The introduction of Belgium mums 25 years ago means more affordable varieties of this flower today. Now you can purchase a gorgeous garden mum for less than the old-fashioned ones, with a flower bud count that is through the roof. Really. Mark had one last year at the front door, and he counted more than 700 blossoms on it. That’s about two cents per blossom. You can’t get better value for your bloom-bucks than that. In cool fall weather, they last up to six weeks. They tolerate early season frost, and with some luck, they may come back next year. They are not as reliably winter hardy as the asters.

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THE ULTIMATE MATTE-BLACK ACCENT Discover unique new design opportunities with the ultimate matte-black accent for your kitchen. Introducing the VINTERA 33, a contemporary farmhouse sink in Coal Black SILGRANIT. The VINTERA is spacious and sleek with a slim 6.5-in. apron and generous 9-in. bowl depth. The perfect sink for those who love bold design. BLANCO | blanco.com

Natural tones & textures

INNOVATIVE DESIGN Silestone by Cosentino, the leading hybrid mineral surface for the world of architecture and design, has launched Sunlit Days, the first carbon-neutral collection in the quartz surfaces and engineered stone industry. This innovative milestone demonstrates the brand’s commitment to sustainability and highlights the environmental management steps Cosentino Group has taken over the past several years. COSENTINO GROUP | sunlitdays.cosentino.com/en-ca 58 

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With its natural aesthetic, D.O.T. Furniture’s accessory collection is the look that everyone is after this season. This collection showcases natural tones and textures that can be added to your outdoor space for a light, fresh and sophisticated feeling. Best of all, these patio accessories offer resistance against outdoor elements. D.O.T. FURNITURE | dot-furniture.com


INNOVATIVE DESIGNS Are you looking for something different in design? Aviation decor is a style inspired by World War II fighter planes’ parts. The Shelter Furniture collection features the Coda Swivel Chair, an aerodynamic lounge chair wrapped in polished aluminum with exposed seams and screws. They pride themselves on finding the most innovative designs in the industry. For one-of-a-kind pieces that are not available elsewhere, Shelter Furniture is located in the Caledonia Design District, or visit the website. SHELTER FURNITURE | shelterfurniture.ca 1st Place Compact Kitchen Martin DeSousa

Simplicity & elegance A modern take on the traditional framed shower door! ELERA marries the classic pivoting design with the contemporary lines of a frameless door. This emerging trend will highlight any bathroom decor by showcasing its simplicity and elegance. What’s more, with a unique 90-degree In&Out pivoting system and magnetic closure, getting in and out of the shower is easy as one-two-swing! Available in Chrome, Brushed Nickel and Matte Black. Various size ranges available. Price range: $582 (single door) – $2,107 (two-sided). FLEURCO | fleurco.com

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industry expert

Renovation

wrap-up

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by DAVE WILKES • photo ALAIR HOMES, TORONTO

his is a significant and exciting year for BILD. Not only are we celebrating our 100th anniversary as an association, but we are also marking the 20th anniversary of our renovator-specific RenoMark program.

The end of a renovation project is one of the busiest times, often with many questions and decisions that need to be made quickly. A RenoMark renovator will prepare you for this phase and walk you through the following steps:

Dave Wilkes is President and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), the voice of the home building, land development and professional renovation industry in the GTA. For the latest industry news and new home data, follow BILD on Twitter, @bildgta, or visit bildgta.ca.

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1. Substantial performance This is a legally defined stage in your project, as outlined in the Construction Lien Act, and means that the work on your project is about 97- to 98-per-cent complete. This starts the release of holdback funds that the client has kept and publicly tells all the trade companies that worked on your home that their final payments are pending.

2. Final inspection Be diligent during your final inspection to catch any defects, damage or work that is not yet complete. Remember that you will have done many other inspections during the renovation process, giving you opportunities to catch problems as they arise.

5. Substantial completion This is a legal term defined in the Building Code, signifying that the house is safe and ready for the occupancy permit to be approved, thus allowing a homeowner to move back home.

6. Learn your new systems and appliances Some contractors offer an ongoing maintenance program that can manage the replacement of air filters or other items.

7. Review your warranty Be aware of everything that is included. If you aren’t sure about something, ask questions.

3. Create a ‘punch list’ This list will be the result of your final inspection and will list all items that need to be addressed. Adding new items to a punch list after it is created is typically not done, so make sure you’re thorough when you do your final inspection.

4. Final homeowner approval Final approval is your opportunity to review all the completed items from your punch list. If there’s still a problem, don’t approve that item.

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{renovator resource directory} REPUTABLE RENOVATORS AND TRADE CONTRACTORS PROUDLY DISPLAY RENOMARK™ The RenoMark symbol identifies professional renovators and trade contractors who have agreed to follow a code of ethics; meet a demanding code of conduct; and attend regular upgrade courses. For more information visit renomark.ca

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A Mather Fine Homes Inc. Member Since: 2019 Toronto 416.482.9001 matherfinehomes.com

A. Mazzucco Construction Member Since: 1974 Toronto 416.207.0388 amazzucco.on.ca

A.D.C. Aluminum Contracting Ltd.

Member Since: 1993 Concord 416.669.1172 adcaluminium.com

Aeroseal GTA

Member Since: 2016 Ajax 647.367.6111 aerosealgta.com

Affordable Woodworking Inc. Member Since: 2009 Toronto 416.831.6741 affordablewoodworking.com

AGM Basements

Member Since: 2020 Vaughan 416.477.5429 agmrenovations.com

AKG Precision Foundation Group Inc. Member Since: 2020 Toronto 416.712.7865

Alair Homes Toronto Member Since: 2016 Toronto 416.988.1661 alairhomes.ca

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

ALMA Windows and Doors Member Since: 2017 Woodbridge 416.661.9915 almawindows.com

Alphyn Homes Inc. Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.737.8607 alphynhomes.ca

Amazon Home Improvements

Member Since: 2010 Concord 905.763.9000 amazonrailings.com

Ambia Windows and Doors Inc.

Member Since: 2009 Toronto 416.831.3719 ambiawindowsdoors.com

Apex Transformations/ 2533274 Ontario Inc. Member Since: 2016 Oakville 905.266.2692 apextransformations.ca 62 

Applewood Air Conditioning Ltd.

Member Since: 1971 Mississauga 905.275.4500 applewoodair.com

ArmentaLevy Interiors Ltd.

Member Since: 2013 Stouffville 416.561.6204 armentalevy.com

Assured Flooring

Member Since: 2019 North York 416.362.8453 assuredflooring.ca

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

Avvio Fine Homes

Member Since: 2014 King City 416.239.7373 avviohomes.com

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Bachly Construction Member Since: 2002 Bolton 905.951.3100 bachly.com

Balmoral Construction Group

Member Since: 2014 Richmond Hill 416.779.8761 balmoralconstructiongroup inc.com

Balmoral Custom Homes Ltd.

Birnie Home Safe

Member Since: 2018 Mississauga 905.569.1818 birniehomesafe.com

Bloomfield Homes (2119048 Ontario Ltd.) Member Since: 2016 Richmond Hill 416.617.9909 bloomfieldhomes.ca

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

BRIKS Design-Build Group Member Since: 2017 Toronto 416.799.1000 briks.ca

Brixen Developments Inc. Member Since: 2019 Vaughan 289.657.1315 brixen.ca

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

Bryant Renovations

Member Since: 2000 Toronto 416.260.0818 bryantrenovations.com

Built By Pros Inc.

Member Since: 2016 York 416.708.3713 builtbypros.ca

BVM Contracting

Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.482.5000 balmoralcustomhomes.com

Member Since: 2015 Toronto 647.401.4663 bvmcontracting.com

Barroso Homes

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Member Since: 2019 Toronto 416.231.5508 barrosohomes.com

Baymanor Homes

Member Since: 2019 Toronto 416.781.2866 baymanorhomes.com

Bayview Projects Contracting

Member Since: 1998 North York 416.730.8506 bayviewprojects.com

Belyea Bros. Ltd.

Member Since: 2003 Toronto 416.425.1200 belyeabrothers renovations.com

Better Living Insulation Inc. Member SInce: 2020 Toronto 416.735.0346 betterlivinginsulation.com

Binns Kitchen + Bath Design Member Since: 2009 Toronto 416.286.2222 binns.net

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

Caledon Build

Member Since: 2018 Caledon 905.636.1682 caledonbuild.com

Cando Pro Roofing

Member Since: 2011 Thornhill 416.629.2446 condoproroofing.com

Canduit Contracting Inc. (Electrical Specialists) Member Since: 2011 Mississauga 647.236.3050

Canex Contracting Inc. Member Since: 2018 Vaughan 905.669.4995 canexcontracting.com

Canlik Kitchens

Member Since: 1996 Scarborough 416.412.7828 refaceyourkitchen.com

Cardea Homes Inc. Member Since: 2021 Toronto 416.917.8102

Carick Home Improvements

Member Since: 1998 Toronto 416.781.6671 carickhomes.com

Carmelin Design + Build Member Since: 2014 Toronto 647.292.7682 carmelin.ca

Casamorra Ltd.

Member Since: 2020 Mississauga 647.200.1760 casamorra.com

CCS Construction Group Inc.

Member Since: 2016 Toronto 416.241.9770 ccsconstruction.ca

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

Chatsworth Fine Homes/Oak Harbour Developments

Member Since: 2012 Oakville 905.337.1112 chatsworthfinehomes.com

Contempo Renovation Solutions Inc.

Details Construction & Development Inc.

Corrente Construction Management Inc.

Diamond Luxury Developments Corp.

Craftsman Renovations Ltd.

Doering Design and Build Ltd.

Craiglee Home Improvements Ltd.

Dolmen Group Inc.

Creative Integrity

Domilya Group Construction Inc.

Cresmark Design Build Inc.

Dominion Roofing

Member Since: 2016 Scarborough 647.494.9868 contempo.ca Member Since: 2019 Bradford 905.775.6885 correntecm.com Member Since: 2017 Toronto 647.501.6927 craftsmanreno.com Member Since: 1997 Scarborough 416.540.0503 craigleehomes.net

Member Since: 2018 Toronto 416.875,5551 cibuild.com Member Since: 2020 Oakville 416.639.6800 cresmark.ca

Crina General Construction Ltd.

Chislett Asphalt Roofing Ltd.

Member Since: 2002 Concord 905.738.7930

City’s Choice Comfort Air

Member Since: 2020 Oakville 1.877.727.6679 crosslinkhomes.ca

Clemmensen & Associates Ltd.

Member Since: 2020 Mississauga 416.300.8751 crownconstructions.ca

Member Since: 1986 Newmarket 905.738.9433 chislettroofing.com Member Since: 2019 Brampton 647.999.0828 cityschoice.com 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: 1981 Mississauga 905.569.1349

Colewood Construction Ltd.

Member Since: 1991 Toronto 416.252.2226

Conquest Carpet & Flooring (Division of Trust Flooring) Member Since: 1995 North York 416.745.8518 trustflooring.com

Member Since: 2019 Toronto 416.709.4359 detailsbuilt.ca Member Since: 2021 Mississauga 1.877.773.1024 diamondluxury.ca

Member Since: 2021 Toronto 416.450.4407 doeringdesignandbuild.ca Member Since: 2021 Keswick 905.713.4472 dolmengroupinc.com Member Since: 2020 Burlington 905.366.4592 domilyagroup.ca Member Since: 1957 Toronto 416.789.0601 dominionroofing.com

DSBG

Member Since: 2007 Vaughan 416-367-3724 dsbg.ca

Crosslink Homes Inc.

Dundene Homes Inc.

Crown Constructions

Duracon Construction Services & Dura Painting

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Member Since: 1999 Toronto 416.863.6116 dundenehomes.ca

Member Since: 2009 Stouffville 416.688.9191 duraconconstruction.com

Dalerose Homes

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Dalmar Columns Inc.

Member Since: 2019 Mississauga 647.268.1126 egecarpet.ca

Member Since: 1986 Erin 519.833.7499 dalerosehomes.ca Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.747.6945 dalmar.ca

DAVESDUCTS

Member Since: 2013 Whitby 416.668.4607 davesducts.com

Decksterity Carpentry Cont. Ltd.

Member Since: 2012 Richmond Hill 905.737.9905 decksteritycarpentry.com

Degree Heating and Cooling Inc.

Member Since: 2018 Mississauga 416.835.8083 degreeheatingandcooling.ca

Ege Carpet & Flooring

Elviano International Corp. Member Since: 2018 Toronto 416.901.5001 elviano.com

E-M Air Systems Inc. Member Since: 1997 Concord 419.771.9552 emair.ca

Emerald Builders

Member Since: 2018 Brampton 905.455.1115 emeraldbuilders.ca

Enertest Corporation Member Since: 2020 Orillia 1.877.327.1504 enertest.ca


{renovator resource directory} ERA Premier Group Member Since: 2021 Richmond Hill 905.731.2000 erapremier.ca

ERTH Home Builders Inc. Member Since: 2021 Bolton 416.526.3909 erth.com

Eurodale Design + Build Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.782.5690 eurodale.ca

Excelsior Construction Member Since: 2019 Toronto 416.662.7368 excelsiorconstruction.ca

Exotherm Spray Foam Systems Inc. Member Since: 2018 Woodbridge 647.554.3626 exothermfoam.com

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

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

Feeley Group Developments Ltd. Member Since: 1979 Toronto 416.284.9304 feeleygroup.com

Fifthshire Homes Ltd. Member Since: 1985 Concord 905.660.7415 fifthshire.com

Fourth Pig Green & Natural Construction Worker Co-op Member Since: 2015 Baysville 1.888.391.4474 fourthpig.org

Fuzion Designs

Member Since: 2019 Mississauga 416.571.0011 fuziondesigns.ca

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Galle Construction Inc.

Georgian Custom Renovations Inc.

Member Since: 2013 Mississauga 905.405.7275 georgianreno.com

Golden Bee Homes Inc.

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Inspire Homes Inc. Member Since: 2008 Caledon East 416.765.2020 inspirehomes.ca

Goldribbon Homes

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Member Since: 2020 Toronto 416.623.1321 goldribbonhomes.ca

Gorman-Mazzon Ltd. Member Since: 1986 Richmond Hill 416.818.5049

Grande Tile and Reno Plus

Member Since: 2021 Newmarket 905.830.9996 grandtile.ca

Great Northern Insulation

Member Since: 2017 Woodstock 1.800.265.1914 gni.ca

Green City Communities Inc.

Member Since: 2020 Markham 905.604.7018 greencitydvp.com

Greening Homes Ltd. Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.532.6811 greeninghomes.com

GTA Restoration

Member Since: 2016 Toronto 416.358.6666 gtarestoration.com

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Haddington Developments Inc. Member Since: 2016 Toronto 416.410.1799 haddington.com

Hogar At Home

Member Since: 2019 Toronto 647.771.0092 hogarathome.com

Home Corp Services Inc/Montwest Mechanical Inc.

Member Since: 2003 Vaughan 905.660.8886 homecorpservices.com

Gatti Brothers Ltd.

Home Editions Ltd.

Member Since: 2009 Mississauga 905.566.9072 gattibrothers.com

Member Since: 2000 Toronto 416.410.7844 homeeditions.com

GD Contracting Services Inc.

Home Reno Direct

Member Since: 2015 Mississauga 1.844.819.7366 homerenodirect.com

Homes by Bellia Inc. Gemterra Development Corp. Member Since: 2018 Member Since: 2018 Markham 905.415.8595 gemterra.com

Member Since: 2013 Richmond Hill 416.553.5533 hotwire-electric.com

Member Since: 2005 Toronto 416.768.4771 goldenbeehomes.com

Member Since: 2013 Etobicoke 416.792.7591 galleconstructioninc.com

Member Since: 2016 Mississauga 905.564.7772 gdcontracting.ca

Hotwire Electric

Woodbridge 647.286.4471 homesbybellia.ca

Jackson & Associates Inc.

Design – Build – Renovate Member Since: 1998 Toronto 416.693.7870 jacksoninc.ca

JAGG Enterprizes Inc. Member Since: 2007 Caledon 905.838.5244 jaggenterprizes.ca

Jeemca Developments Ltd. Member Since: 2020 Toronto 416.402.4188 jeemca.com

Jodabi Global Inc. Member Since: 2021 Brampton 416.831.4189 jodabiglobal.com

Josh Developments (1996) Ltd. Member Since: 1988 Scarborough 416.318.4899

JY Construction/ 2560904 Ontario Inc. Member Since: 2021 Scarborough 416.988.8881 jyconstruction.biz

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Kayland Construction Concepts Inc. Member Since: 2015 Newmarket 905.836.0090 kaylandconcepts.com

Keystone Interiors Inc.

Member Since: 2010 Woodbridge 905.850.0474 keystoneinteriors.ca

Keystone Ridge Developments Ltd. Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.901.9426 keystoneridge.ca

Khachi Design Group Ltd.

Member Since: 2012 Oakville 905.469.8118 khachi.com

Kingsgate Luxury Homes Inc.

Member Since: 2020 North York 416.617.3232 kingsgateluxuryhomes.com

Kingsway Carpets & Blinds Inc.

Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.253.0880 kingswaycarpetsandblinds.com

Kingsway Home Improvements Inc.

Maxamin Homes

North Creek Build & Reno Inc.

KS Floors & Installations

Group Ltd.

Northern Edge Construction Services Ltd.

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Men At Work Design Build Ltd.

Novacon Construction Inc.

Member Since: 2019 Toronto 416.398.6664 maxaminhomes.com

Member Since: 2010 Etobicoke 647.505.6869 kingswayhomeimprovements.com Mazenga Building Member Since: 2020 Woodbridge 416.566.7523 ks-floors.ca

Leed Construction Ltd. Member Since: 2018 Bradford 1.833.866.5333 leedconstructionltd.ca

Leonardi General Contractors Inc.

Member Since: 2010 Mississauga 905.277.9085 leonardiconstruction.com

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

Let It Rain Ltd.

Member Since: 2003 Mississauga 905.795.0212 letitrain.ca

Member Since: 2021 Toronto 416.910.3990

Member Since: 2011 Toronto 416.483.4105 mazenga.com

Member Since: 1997 Scarborough 416.269.1900 noredge.com

Member Since: 2015 Toronto 416.750.7555 novacon.ca

Member Since: 1994 Toronto 416.763.0763 menatwork.ca

Nusite Contractors Ltd.

Method Homes

Member Since: 2009 North York 416.622.7000 nusitegroup.com

Member Since: 2010 Toronto 416.548.5988 methodhomes.ca

Nuvo Luxury Homes Corp.

Metroview Developments Inc.

Member Since: 2021 Toronto 416.300.8017 nuvohomes.ca

Member Since: 2020 Vaughan 905.747.5161 metroview.com

NZH Contracting

Member Since: 2017 Burlington 416.706.3737 nzh.ca

MGB Construction Member Since: 2018 Scarborough 416.473.3409 mgbconstruction.ca

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Mills Design Build

Oakleigh

Modular Home Additions Inc.

OMEGA Builditng Group

Lifestyles By Barons Inc.

Luxor Homes Corp.

Monarch Kitchen Bath & Home

Lewitt Construction Inc. Member Since: 2004 Toronto 416.383.1221 lewittconstruction.com Member Since: 2010 Halton Hills 905.872.4777 lbbdesigns.ca Member Since: 2019 Toronto 416.747.8746 luxorhomes.ca

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MacPherson Builders Ltd.

Member Since: 1995 Etobicoke 905.882.8000 macphersonbuilders.com

Make It Right Construction Inc.

Member Since: 2016 Etobicoke 647.253.0305 makeitrightconstruction.ca

Marmo Contracting Inc.

Member Since: 2016 Markham 416.684.3117 marmocontracting.com

Martino Contractors Ltd.

Member Since: 1987 Concord 905.760.9894 martinohvac.com

Master Edge Homes

Member Since: 2009 Markham 905.201.1054 masteredgehomes.com

Matthew Vincent Building Group

Member Since: 2018 Mississauga 289.999.0155 matthewvincent.ca

Member Since: 2021 Stouffville 647.502.5244 oakleigh.re

Member Since: 2004 Oakville 905.847.7104 millsdb.ca

Member Since: 2020 Caledon 905.838.2008 omegabuildinggroup.com

Member Since: 2004 Toronto 416.759.4663 modular.ca

Ontario Screen Systems Inc./ Phantom Screens

Member Since: 1995 Mississauga 905.624.0824 phantomscreens.ca

Member Since: 2013 Pickering 905.686.2001 mkbi.com

Oriel Renovations

Monde Devlopment Group Inc.

Member Since: 2021 Courtice 416.834.3821 mondedevelopment.com

Moose Group

Member Since: 2018 Toronto 647.668.0175 orielrenovations.com

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Paradise Views Residential Renovations

Member Since: 2021 Concord 437.991.5353 moosegroup.ca

Member Since: 2016 Bolton 416.560.9501 paradiseviews.ca

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P.J. Renovations Inc.

N. De Luca Plumbing (1995) Inc.

Member Since: 1996 Etobicoke 416.621.1041

Member Since: 1996 Woodbridge 905.851.9159

Penguin Basements Ltd.

Next Day Access

Member Since: 2021 Oakville 905.208.4186 nextdayaccess.com/toronto

NICO Renovations By Design Inc.

Member Since: 2018 Stoney Creek 416.886.9004 nicorenosbydesign.com

Norseman Construction & Development Ltd./ Norseman Group Member Since: 2008 Toronto 647.435.5433 norsemanconstruction.ca

Member Since: 2014 North York 416.633.7180 basementscanada.com

Perma-Wood Solariums and Additions

Member Since: 1994 Markham 416.491.2275 permawood.com

Pine Glen General Contractors Inc.

Member Since: 2010 Oakville 905.827.1117 pineglen.ca

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{renovator resource directory} Plan A Contracting Ltd. Member Since: 2013 Toronto 416.873.6810 builtbyplana.ca

Pratt Construction Inc. Member Since: 2020 Innisfil 705.431.8859 bradleyhomes.ca

Premier Quality Renovations Inc.

Member SInce: 2015 Toronto 905.286.0303 premier-renovations.com

Pro Air Duct Cleaning Member Since: 1998 Toronto 905.814.1755 proairduct.ca

Progressive Reno & Contracting

Renditions Design Build Ltd. Member Since: 2011 Erin 416.606.9954 renditionsdb.com

Reno Building

Member Since: 2021 Newmarket 416.821.FREE renobuilding.ca

Renocorp Inc.

Member Since: 2018 Mississauga 416.877.2408 renocorpinc.ca

RENOWOW! c/o Sam Beninato

Member Since: 2016 Pickering 416.937.0969 renowow.ca

Ridgestone Homes Ltd.

Member Since: 2014 Etobicoke 416.831.6717

Member Since: 2010 Woodbridge 905.264.7880 ridgestonehomes.ca

Proplus Constuction Inc.

Ripple Projects

Member Since: 2020 Scarborough 1.416.298.3136 ext. 223

PURE Building Group

Member Since: 2017 Concord 416.895.1500 purebuildinggroup.com

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

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

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R.E.A.L. Construction Group

Member Since: 2021 Concord 416.358.7325 realconstructiongroup.com

Ragno Electric Ltd. Member Since: 2000 Brampton 905.793.4663 ragnoelectric.com

Rajacan Developments Inc. Member Since: 2019 Toronto 416.487.5425

RAM Contracting Ltd. Member Since: 2012 Stouffville 905.773.0507 ramcon.ca

Raywal Ltd.

Member Since: 1957 Thornhill 905.889.6243 raywal.com

Red Robin Masonry Inc. Member Since: 2017 Etobicoke 416.206.8859 redrobinmasonry.com

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Member Since: 2017 Toronto 416.969.9999 rippleprojects.com

R-Mac Solutions

Member Since: 2017 Toronto 647.872.9993 r-macsolutions.com

Roussel Eavestrough Distributors Ltd.

Member Since: 2011 Scarborough 416.438.4344 rousseleavestrough.com

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SalDan Developments Ltd. Member Since: 2017 Toronto 647.282.6044 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

Santer Trim and Doors Member Since: 2021 Etobicoke 905.893.9339

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

Scottsdale Contracting Inc.

Member Since: 2002 Toronto 416.520.8858 scottsdalecontracting.ca

Select Construction Member Since: 2020 Toronto 647.863.8050 selectcon.ca

SevernWoods Construction Inc.

Member Since: 2008 Toronto 416.483.2941 severnwoods.com

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Shane Renovations Inc. Member Since: 2019 Ancaster 1.905.304.4009 shanerenovations.com

Sierra Corporation Member Since: 2020 Toronto 416.642.0032 sierra.ca

SJOC Construction Inc. Member Since: 2021 Toronto 1.833.756.2463 sjocconstruction.com

Sosna Inc.

Member Since: 2012 Vaughan 416.888.7366 sosna.ca

South Light Design/ Build Inc. Member Since: 2010 Toronto 416.457.4640 southlight.ca

Spalding Construction Inc.

Member Since: 2021 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

Suncore Homes Inc. Member Since: 2014 Richmond Hill 905.897.1000 suncorehomes.com

Sunnylea Homes Ltd.

Member Since: 2020 Toronto 416.789.5229 sunnyleahomes.ca

Sunrise Group Canada Inc.

Member Since: 2020 Markham 905.415.0555 sunrisegroup.ca

Superior Quality Renovations & Construction Inc.

Member Since: 2003 Toronto 416.441.0084 sqrc.ca

Sure Seal Crack Injections Co. Ltd.

Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.878.7295 crackinjections.com

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T. Sena Construction and Management Inc. Member Since: 2006 Woodbridge 905.850.1010

Templehouse Renovations

Member Since: 2000 Toronto 416.932.9099 templehouse.com

The Bespoke Group Member Since: 2021 Toronto 416.838.5296 thebespokegroup.ca

The Built Group

Member Since: 2019 Scarborough 416.566.1017 thebuiltgroup.com

The City Wide Group Inc.

Member Since: 2014 Toronto 416.283.5500 citywidegroup.com

The English Carpenter

Member Since: 2014 Toronto 647.269.3140 theenglishcarpenter.com

The Finishers Toronto Renovations Member Since: 2018 Toronto 416.910.0761 the-finishers.com

The Meal Group

Member Since: 2016 Oakville 416.996.0371 themealgroup.com

Timberlea Construction Ltd.

Member Since: 2007 Mississauga 905.602.5959 timberleaconstruction.com

TIPEQ Homes Inc.

Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.623.8159 tipeq.ca

Tishler Custom Homes Ltd.

Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.785.0060 tishlerhomes.com

Titanium Development Homes Member Since: 2021 Markham 647.919.8914 titaniumhomes.ca

Tooketree Passive Homes

Member Since: 2021 North York 416.433.7984 tooketree.com

Torino Construction Inc.

Member Since: 2020 Markham 905.470.1188 torinoconstruction.com

Toronto Custom Concepts Inc.

Member Since: 2013 Mississauga 416.806.2232 torontocustomconcepts.com

Town Square Developments Inc.

Member Since: 2005 Woodbridge 905.850.9367 townsquaredevelopments.ca

Trevisana Kitchens + Interiors

Member Since: 2015 North York 647.748.8874 trevisanakitchens.com

Trimatrix Construction Inc.

Virtual Homes Inc.

TRUbuild Inc.

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Member Since: 2016 Concord 905.856.5156 trimatrix.ca Member Since: 2018 Mississauga 416.704.6381 trubuild.com

Trudel & Sons Roofing Ltd.

Member Since: 1995 Stouffville 905.642.3515 trudelroofing.com

Twelve Stone Homes

Member Since: 2014 Sharon 905.657.9184 twelvestonehomes.com

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U.K. Construction

Member Since: 1996 Scarborough 416.266.5333 ukconstruction.ca

Uni-Tech Windows Mfg. Inc.

Member Since: 2015 Woodbridge 905.856.4011 unitechwindows.com

United Plumbing Inc.

Member Since: 2019 Brampton 905.791.1902 unitedplumbing.ca

Upside Inc.

Member Since: 2012 Toronto 416.463.7433 upsidedevelopment.ca

Urbanest Construction

Member Since: 2018 Mississauga 289.855.2676 urbanestconstruction.com

Member Since: 2021 Toronto 647.533.7690 virtualhomes.ca

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

Walden Design Build Inc.

Member Since: 1999 Toronto 416.487.2300 waldendesignbuild.com/ renomark

Wallzcorp Inc.

Member Since: 2018 Toronto 416.640.2411 wallzcorp.com

WellCore Corp.

Member Since: 2014 Thornhill 416.882.4606 wellcorecorporation.ca

Weston Flooring Ltd.

Member Since: 2004 Woodbridge 416.746.8492 westonfloorcoverings.com

Whitaker Construction Inc.

Member Since: 2017 Toronto 647.794.7379 whitakerc.com

Wilmar Group Inc.

Member Since: 2019 Etobicoke 416.939.9276 wilmargroup.ca

URBINCO

Woodcastle Homes Ltd.

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Woodsmith Construction

Member Since: 2006 Toronto 416.445.6886 cyclonicvacs.com

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Member Since: 2021 North York 1.888.320.5438 urbinco.ca

Vacuflo Built-In Central Vacuum Systems

Vertechs World Class Elevators Ontario Inc. Member Since: 2019 Ayr 1.888.320.5438 vertechselevators.com

Member Since: 2002 Mississauga 905.891.0200 woodcastle.ca Member Since: 2015 Toronto 416.937.5874 woodsmith.ca

Zebra Equipment Rental & Sales

Member Since: 2020 Newmarket 647.207.7347 zebrarentals.ca


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