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JUNE - JULY 2015 VOLUME 17, ISSUE 3, FREE MANITOBA EDITION

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CANDICE OLSON

5 TIPS ON HOW TO BE BOLD WITH COLOUR

DOTES ON DETAILS

What’s hot in

OUTDOOR TRENDS

PLUS IN THIS ISSUE

ADVICE FROM PROFESSIONAL RENOVATORS


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DO IT RIGHT… HIRE A PROFESSIONAL RENOVATOR.

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CHOOSING A PROFESSIONAL RENOVATOR It’s the best renovation decision you can make. For over 70 years, members of the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association have upheld their commitment to quality, service and professionalism, keeping Manitobans among the best-housed people in the world. For your peace of mind, make the smart move – contact a MHBA RENOVATORS’ COUNCIL member for your next renovation. The MHBA RENOVATORS’ COUNCIL is affiliated with the Canadian Renovators’ Council of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association.


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contents

VOLUME 17 ISSUE 3

JUNE - JULY 2015

20 cover story

72

Candice Olson gets into detail

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35

BY ELISA KROVBLIT

in every issue 08 Editor’s notebook

features 44 A view to a thrill

departments 12 Searching for the

67 Catching up with HGTV’s

BY MARGARET ANNE FEHR

Scott McGillivray BY MERLYN MINTY

perfect renovation BY MIKE MOORE

14 Design in detail BY KIM SCHROEDER

business profiles 26 Lumon Canada: The leading

24 Take this party outside BY JENNIFER RUDOLPH

38 Outdoor trends

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BY CARSON ARTHUR

50 Simply Bold! A Fenwick & Company Interior Design how to BY LYNN FENWICK

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light in patio covers, sunrooms and balcony enclosures Seine River Cabinets: Make mine ‘custom’ Does your garbage bin smell like cherries? Don’t just clean your bins… sterilize them

YEARS

62 Personalized window solutions for Winnipeg home owners

tips & tricks 10 Make outdoor living better 16 The Scoop 20 Reno Q&A 40 Urban trends 49 Advice from renovators 56 Egg recipes 70 Getting bids


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EDITOR’SNOTEBOOK

JUNE - JULY 2015 VOLUME 17 ISSUE 3 PRESIDENT, YP NEXTHOME

Jacqueline Hill

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF / DIRECTOR OF CONTENT

Susan Legge

DIRECTOR OF SALES, NATIONAL

Moe Lalani

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

Conni Robinson 416.626.4267 EDITOR / ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Merlyn Minty 204.782.8692 ART DIRECTOR

Tammy Leung

Innovation

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nnovation is synonymous with change, transformation and metamorphosis. Innovation can and does include new products and methods. Nowhere is innovation more apparent than in the home. Walking into a new show home equipped with all the bells and whistles can be quite a shock to the system if you are currently living in an older home. Years of innovation has provided homes with all sorts of beneficial attributes. Think green for a moment. Numerous changes have been made with heating and cooling systems, insulation, windows, toilets, and the list goes on. Homes are now much more efficient, which means that homeowners are able to leave a much smaller environmental footprint. Innovations in home entertainment, lighting and security means that you can control almost anything in your home from anywhere in your home… or, from the other side of the globe! Another significant metamorphosis has to do with the floor plan. Compartmentalized floor plans from past eras have been replaced with open concept designs which are both pleasing to the eye and more conducive to socializing with your friends and family. In the past, the number of products available for home construction and design was quite limited. Now, the choice is almost limitless! This allows homeowners to build exactly the way they want and to express their personality and creativity in a very precise and unique manner. Does all of this innovation exclude older homes? Far from it! The products and methods that are being used in new construction can also be infused into older homes. We are most fortunate here in Manitoba to be surrounded by so many renovators, designers and suppliers who have the experience and expertise to transform older homes into updated dwellings with all the ‘bells and whistles.’ The pages of this magazine are full of such innovators that you can feel free to call upon. I recommend reading the article on page 70 which provides helpful advice on how to go about getting bids. Enjoy your summer and happy renovating!

MERLYN MINTY EDITOR

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SALES COORDINATOR

Gary Chilvers

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Bala Gnanapandithan PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR

Kalpesh Patel

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Miguel Cea

PHOTOGRAPHY

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DEPARTMENTS

Searching for the

perfect renovation by MIKE MOORE,

PRESIDENT, MANITOBA HOME BUILDERS’ ASSOCIATION

THE RENOVATION INDUSTRY in Winnipeg and throughout Manitoba is very busy. Dollar-wise, your home is often your most valuable asset and you need to protect it every way you can. That is why people do their research before hiring a renovator. They talk to friends and family regarding past renovation jobs; who did good work; who were they happy with; who do they recommend? They not only ask about contractors, but also materials. What products are you happy with; what retailers treated you well; who followed up? Of course, being Manitobans, we also ask where to go to get a good deal. However, price is not the only or even the most important criteria in getting a good deal. Certainly the price must be good, but quality trumps price when dealing with your home. So, how do you find a renovator? Thousands of people go online at the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association web site (www.homebuilders.mb.ca) to find their renovator. By doing this, you know that you’re getting someone of the highest reputation and skills who is constantly pursuing additional professional development. They abide by the RenoMark code of ethics, Canada’s highest renovator standards. One of the handiest attributes of searching by way of the MHBA site is that you can then link to each renovator’s web site and learn more about them and the work that they have done. Of course, as mentioned, you can also go to the RenoMark web site (www.renomark.ca) where you can find quality renovators from all across the country. You can learn more about the RenoMark code of ethics and what makes RenoMark renovators special. Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t list this magazine (Home Decor and Renovations) as a primary source for finding an outstanding renovator. There are listings on the front inside cover, lots of informative articles with photos and advertisements from industry experts. Each issue is filled with invaluable advice and back issues are available on their website. What does the future hold for finding the perfect renovator? Only time will tell. The profession continues to grow and expand in scope. The need will always be there. Renovation12 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS JUNE - JULY 2015

oriented shows are among the most popular on HGTV and whether you’re buying a resale home and fixing it, improving your existing home or buying and renting or flipping, the need to renovate continues. I am certain that, in the near future, there will be opportunities to match homeowners, specific brands and contractors quickly and accurately. Finding a professional will be done even quicker and with the same high standards that consumers currently demand. The same criteria that you currently receive from MHBA RenoMark renovators will have to be listed by every contractor or they will be exposed as lacking. Homeowners and professional renovators will be able to interact with each other and review many aspects of the job on their handheld mobile devices, thereby saving time and money. There is no replacing the personal visit, appraisal and proposal; however, items that can expedite the process for both parties will be appreciated. In the end, connecting the client with the right renovator will always be the primary goal. How this is accomplished will continue to evolve.

MIKE MOORE is president of the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association


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DEPARTMENTS 1

DESIGN IN DETAIL by KIM SCHROEDER

B.I.D. /

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PROBLEM: A century old character home needed a functional kitchen to match the grandeur of the home and lifestyle of its’ owners. SOLUTION: By removing the wall between the kitchen and the office, we created a large “L”shaped space for this grand kitchen.

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by the structural beam which was needed when we removed the wall between the old kitchen and office area. Dotted line shows the beam location.The north/south beams line up with the hood fan and the center of the window.

2. The ceiling was painted a darker colour than the beams and bulkhead to emphasize the beam detail.

3. The nutmeg stained maple cabinets were chosen to complement all the extensive woodwork in the home.

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4. To keep the budget in line, we used

7. The wall behind the range features a

a luxury vinyl floor tile in a stone look.

slab of granite with plain marble tiles as a frame. The backsplash is a neutral marble in a basket weave texture.

5. As the kitchen is now “L� shaped the island is more of a penisula backing onto the wall between the kitchen and the dining room. The large curved eating bar fills the space and allows easy communication when bellied up to the bar!

8. The tall cabinet was reduced in depth because the existing patio door location thus making it an ideal cabinet for dishes and glassware.

9. Black granite, appliances and hardware

6. Tall pantry storage was positioned

were chosen for their timeless appeal.

outside the work triangle but still close at hand.

10. A new window replaces the not so old office window as the horizontal awning window was right in the sight line.

KIM SCHROEDER B.I.D. Charisma, The Design Experience 388 Academy Road, Winnipeg tel 204.487.6994 fax 204.487.0551 www.charismadesign.ca

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None of the finishes in our galley kitchen correspond with the historical charm of our mature home. Surrounded by other rooms, this space receives very little natural light and the current fluorescents are an unflattering solution. The existing appliance layout is one of the few redeeming features... We seem to gravitate towards natural materials and, ideally, would like the new space to look as though it belongs – like it’s always been there. How do you suggest we revive this tired kitchen? – Patrick


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The faux beams make the windowless room seem darker and the ceilings lower than reality. By removing them and widening the opening that faces the den below we succeed in accommodating a proper breakfast bar and allow light from the adjacent room to flood in. White shaker cabinets, a foolproof solution when dealing with narrow spaces, are softened with an inset cove moulding and complementing crown for a timeless look. Reclaimed bricks were hand-picked, sliced and veneered to mimic the existing fireplace surround and exterior of the house. Due to its similar veining and tones, we opted for a carefully selected slab of Super White quartzite as a more resilient alternative to marble. The patina of the hardware, cinnamon stained hardwoods, traditional champagne faucet and cast iron sink are some of the details that infuse warmth and character. Layering natural materials along with aged finishes results in a classic European aesthetic perfectly suited for this home.

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Take this Party Outside

USE INSPIRATION FROM YOUR FAVOURITE TRAVELS by JENNIFER RUDOLPH

THINKING ABOUT INDOOR/OUTDOOR entertaining spaces takes me back to a dreamy weekend spent with friends in the Hamptons years ago. How lucky we were to be invited to this beach house on the waterfront, and I clearly remember swimming in the pool at dusk, lanterns lighting up, one by one on the row of cabanas, illuminating the coastal decor of buoys and boat paddles on weathered, rustic wood shingles. Not everyone can have their own outdoor pool, cabanas and sky-grazing outdoor fireplaces on their waterfront property. But you don’t have to. The feelings these places and memories evoke can inspire us to open up the possibilities of our own spaces. The key is to try to emulate and capture this feeling of living the good life. A place that conjures feelings of happiness, letting our hair down, sharing laughter between friends and making memories in life. Another inspiring outdoor space I recall is a particular San Francisco bed and breakfast. On one of the most famous and 24 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS JUNE - JULY 2015

busy streets of the downtown district I was greeted with a courtyard in the middle of the building, which was a little piece of heaven in the thick of a metropolitan midtown. Flowers and greenery draped all four walls of the courtyard in vibrant punches of colour, while tiny birds flew quickly from one balcony planter to the next chirping as if in a bird sanctuary. So in essence, it really is possible to capture our dreams in small spaces, big spaces, busy spaces and open natural spaces, wherever we may find ourselves to be. If we lived in the subtropics, outdoor entertaining would be all about having a house with a courtyard in the middle, hacienda-style. That could be considered the pinnacle of indoor/outdoor living, but in our reality we live in a rainforest climate and our real estate is expensive. In Vancouver, much like many European countries, we plan with creativity and ingenuity towards how we create and entertain in our indoor/ outdoor spaces.


With any good design, you need to assess first, taking a good inventory of the assets and the deficiencies of your particular space. Determine what your focal point is: a great view, an outdoor seating area, dining area or fireplace. When you know your focal point, every choice made from that point forward subtly supports that focal point, without it being obvious. Elements such as furniture, fabric patterns and landscaping should fall into two categories, either dominant or subordinate. Subordinate elements play just as an important role as dominant ones. If you have a stunning view with an amazing garden, you may want a more subtle colour palette with your outdoor furnishings, to keep the focus coming from the views. In contrast, you may need to add some element of boldness to your focal point, to create a site line to it. You can do this with vivid colour, pattern, scale or repetition. All of these principles work together in sync. An example: you could get an outdoor sectional sofa with colourful patterned cushions in repetition, and then place large planter pots with vibrant florals in the same colour tone as the cushion fabric. Use repetition with the planters either surrounding the lounge area or leading up to it, and what you’ve created is definition of the space into an outdoor room. Sometimes the smaller the outdoor space, the more interesting and charming things you can do with it. Condo patios invariably have concrete walls, but can be made more habitable with living walls: what you might refers to as “vertical gardens”. Not only are they a stunning visual feature, they also provide better air quality, insulation, reduce energy use, and increase overall well-being.

The bible says “Love thy neighbor” and even if you do love them, you still may be wanting some privacy. For an exotic enclosure, bamboo grows abundantly and quickly. There are several different types of bamboo, and on average they can grow from three to five feet a year. You can plant bamboo in large planters (optimal) or in the ground. If you opt to plant it in the ground, you’ll be happy with the privacy foliage, but be prepared to thin it out yearly. Last but not least, lighting is one of the most effective ways to add drama and atmosphere to your outdoor space. Again, assess wisely your feature areas, you might want to highlight sculptural trees in succession for a dramatic feature of repetition, or it could be warmly grazing an exterior wall which has an iron art sculpture installed for interest and character. Be considerate to your guests and install informational lighting on stairwells, it adds to the architectural interest of your home and creates a warm feeling of hospitality.

JENNIFER RUDOLPH is the founder and principal designer of a boutique interior design company in Vancouver. Her portfolio includes highend residential homes to trendy condos that are tailored within her clients’ aesthetic. Her goal is to expand the client’s vision for their space, creating homes that inspire and delight. For the D-I-Y crowd looking for professional advice from Jennifer, check out thedesignmill.com. Full interior design services available at bluegarnetdesign.com.

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Lumon Canada Inc. The merger means more choice for homeowners and condo dwellers in finding a wide array of products designed not only to let in the light but also to monitor the sun’s intensity through the days, weeks and seasons of Manitoba’s ever-changing weather conditions. The outdoor spaces that can be created include patio covers, sunrooms and balcony enclosures. Natural Light Patio Covers represent a selection of value


NATURAL LIGHT PATIO COVERS PROVIDE AN ENHANCED QUALITY OF SUNLIGHT CASTING 50 PER CENT MORE ILLUMINATION WHILE PROVIDING THE COMFORT OF A PATIO SPACE THAT IS 75 PERCENT COOLER. products by Lumon Canada that allow customers to choose their level of outdoor comfort. Natural Light Patio Covers provide an enhanced quality of sunlight casting 50 per cent more illumination while providing the comfort of a patio space that is 75 percent cooler. The secret to the comfort level resides in the acrylic roof panels that never break down or crack. Snow doesn’t stick and summer rain actually cleans the panels so maintenance

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LUMON CANADA ALSO OFFERS CONDODWELLERS A FULL SLATE OF SLIDING TEMPERED GLASS WALL SYSTEMS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR CONDO BALCONY ENCLOSURES. Another plus for homeowners is that construction of a Natural Light Patio Cover can be phased in over time. Erect the sunroof first and as time, budget and circumstances dictate, screen and/ or glass walls can be added for a full enclosure that can span three seasons with ease. “We also offer glass roofs as well. It lets in all the light and allows you to look up and see the stars at night,” says Kazwel. 28 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS JUNE - JULY 2015

Lumon Canada also offers condo-dwellers a full slate of sliding tempered glass wall systems specifically designed for condo balcony enclosures. In fact, the company has built a 30 year reputation as the world leader in sliding tempered glass wall systems, so clients can be assured of premium products and expertise. The system has been perfected over the years offering benefits including floor to ceiling frameless glass that can be built on top of existing rails and structures. It’s easy to go from a secure, climate controlled wall system and “when you want to feel the breeze, you simply open it up and you’re enjoying the pleasures of nature,


breeze and all,” says Kazwel. “As well, retractable screens can be added.” Lumon’s retractable glass allows you to transform your open space into a well- protected refuge that invites you to spend your precious leisure time there and to decorate your space according to your preferences. It will keep rain, snow, wind, dust and birds away from your balcony. It protects your balcony’s inner surfaces and structures, which means less maintenance and repairs. It also reduces noise and saves on energy. Lumon’s retractable glass is unrivaled for its style, price, appearance, functionality and user-friendliness. It is a secure

and long-lasting solution which means increased safety for those living on the lowest floors of buildings. A 5 year structural warranty on the wall systems provides added peace of mind. Sales consultants Kazwel Levandoski and Joe Blacker are happy to provide free estimates on behalf of Lumon Canada to potential customers. More details can be found at http://www.lumon.ca JUNE - JULY 2015 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS 29


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Use less water to start saving more energy. Saving water and saving energy go hand in hand. For many cities, pumping, treating and distributing water is its single biggest energy expense. Even private wells use energy to operate pumps. By reducing our water and energy consumption, we reduce the strain on our water treatment and distribution systems and the need for costly repairs and upgrades. Doing our part today to save water and energy will help us all in the future. Here are some tips for conserving water and energy around your home.

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• Only run the dishwasher when it’s full.

• Shorten your shower by a minute or two.

• If you wash dishes in a double sink, fill the second basin with rinse water instead of running the tap.

• Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving.

• Promptly repair or replace leaking faucets.

• Put food colouring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the toilet bowl without flushing, you have a leak.

• Keep a covered pitcher of water in your fridge instead of running the tap water until it gets cold. • When cleaning fruits and vegetables, plug the sink and reuse your rinse water for watering your plants.

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• Switch to dual-flush, low-flow toilets.


OUTDOORS • Landscape and maintain your garden in a way that minimizes water consumption.

• Aerate your lawn at least once a year so water can reach the roots rather than run off the surface.

• Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. A taller lawn shades roots and retains soil moisture.

• Use a screen-covered rain barrel to catch water from your eavestrough and use it to water your garden.

• Minimize evaporation by watering in the morning or evening.

These small changes will help you reduce your water and energy use. You can also order your FREE Power Smart Water & Energy Saver Kit from Manitoba Hydro for even more savings. The kit includes faucet aerators, low flow showerheads and foam wrap. To order your FREE Water & Energy Saver Kit, visit ecofitt.ca/mbhydro or call 1-877-ECO-FITT (1-877-326-3488).

For more energy saving tips visit manitobapowersmart.ca *Manitoba Hydro is a licensee of the Trademark and Official Mark.

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BUSINESSPROFILE  SEINE RIVER CABINETS

MAKE MINE ‘CUSTOM’ Cost-effective custom cabinetry for DIY’ers and contractors by MARGARET ANNE FEHR 34 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS JUNE - JULY 2015


The Seine River Cabinets’ offer is based on a simple formula. Fully-assembled custom-made boxes made to the homeowners’ specifications are priced at $99 each and accessories including drawers, finished end panels, crown mouldings and hardware are $25 a piece.

“It’s ideal for first time homebuyers who are looking to modernize their kitchens. Because it’s a flat door, it gives that contemporary flair.”

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ustom cabinetry need no longer be the impossible dream for do-it-yourselfers and contractors looking to refresh and refurbish kitchens, bathrooms, cottages and laundry rooms. That good news comes straight from Wes Baker, owner of Seine River Cabinets, one of Winnipeg’s leading custom cabinetry builders for over 35 years. Wes has hit upon a sweet spot in offering clients and contractors an affordable option in custom cabinetry that he’s confident will make the entire process affordable and easy to do, while ensuring that customers enjoy prices that rival any other retailers including liquidation outlets and big box stores.

“I want people to know that there’s now a place where you can get custom cabinets and you don’t have to build them yourself. They are built to the size you want.” The Seine River Cabinets’ offer is based on a simple formula. Fully-assembled custom-made boxes made to the homeowners’ specifications are priced at $99 each and accessories including drawers, finished end panels, crown mouldings and hardware are $25 a piece. The featured line of designer melamine cabinets is available in 12 trend-setting colours from off-white to near black and “we are adding more colours all the time,” says Wes. Softclosure is standard on drawers and doors. “We build them in a very similar way to our custom high-end cabinets.” “It’s ideal for first time homebuyers who are looking to modernize their kitchens. Because it’s a flat door, it gives that contemporary flair.” Cottage owners of non-winterized properties will appreciate that this product is the perfect fit. “Because it’s not a regular wood door, they are not as vulnerable to humidity as would a maple Shaker door, for example. The particle board core is covered with a textured laminate making them ideal for bathrooms. They stand up to changes in temperature and are very easy to wipe down. “We also offer the option to pay a little extra to get a sprayed Shaker door, for example, if that’s what a customer wants.” “Custom needn’t mean expensive. It’s all about price point and this offer is meant to present an affordable option. We’ve JUNE - JULY 2015 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS 35


“I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT THERE’S NOW A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN GET CUSTOM CABINETS AND YOU DON’T HAVE TO BUILD THEM YOURSELF. THEY ARE BUILT TO THE SIZE YOU WANT.”

The featured line of designer melamine cabinets is available in 12 trend-setting colours from offwhite to near black and “we are adding more colours all the time,” says Wes.

seen that in our own showroom when we sell floor models, higher priced models took longer to move but smaller displays, anything under $2000, got scooped up in minutes.” “It’s a straight cash and carry proposition and one that can be easily calculated even before the customer arrives in our showroom,” says Wes. “So if someone is looking at their kitchen and thinking they want to replace it, they can very easily figure out how much it’s going to cost them before they visit us. It gives them complete control of the final price point.” Wes notes that owners of older homes including character homes will be especially pleased with these custom cabinets. “Older homes in Winnipeg don’t lend themselves very well to standard size cabinets because of how they were built back in the day. They really need a custom approach.” 36 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS JUNE - JULY 2015

The spacious 1500 square foot Seine River Cabinets showroom is open 8 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday and by appointment on evenings and Saturdays. For more information, Call 204-927-1483 or visit www.seinerivercabinets.com.


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OUTDOORLIVING

OUTDOOR TRENDS by CARSON ARTHUR

WHETHER YOU HAVE a large backyard or a balcony built for two, outdoor living and renovating has become a trend in itself. With new stats coming out every day about the impact of outdoor renovations on home value, landscaping is quickly rising to the top of the to-do list. So, whether you are planning on renovating or just sitting outside and enjoying the sun, here are my top outdoor trends for 2015.

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1. COLOURFUL BARBECUES. Building on their success of the condo-sized

Q-1200 propane barbecue, Weber has launched a new line of the popular model with bright and colourful lids! Now you can have a grill that also adds a splash of colour to your balcony or condo. These small-scaled units use liquid propane cylinders vs. the big tanks, making them portable and space saving. Functional and stylish at the same time!

2. OUTDOOR RUGS‌ THAT LOOK

LIKE GRASS! Canadian Tire’s new

private label, Canvas, is coming into the market place with a rug that surprised me with its unique innovation. Combining the look of turf with a classic baroque design, these carpets are not to be confused with the indoor models. Finally, we have a carpet that complements outdoor living.

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3. HEIRLOOM VEGETABLES.

The Grow-It-Yourself movement has firmly taken root in Canada! GIY has been my mantra for several years, and now homeowners are jumping on board with planters and gardens full of vintage veggies and herbs. This trend of growing food that you know is safe for your family has really resonated with the younger generation, with millennials starting seed saving companies and protesting anything GMO. EdibleAntiques.ca 38 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS JUNE - JULY 2015


4. SMART TOOLS. With gas-powered garden tools

quickly on their way out, new technology is filling the void with “smart” devices that are cleaner and make the job easier for homeowners. Autosense technology is the way of the future, with mowers that know when you need a little extra juice to get through the tough patches. Black & Decker’s newest offering, the 40V Max, promises to make cutting the lawn easier than ever.

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BRIGHT COLOUR IS ANOTHER HUGE TREND FOR THE BACKYARD IN 2015, CHECK OUT HD&R’S TOP PICKS.

Garden Treasures 10-ft Square offset Umbrella with LED Lights. $399. lowes.ca

5. WOOD PAVERS. Can’t decide between a deck or a patio? Love the look of wood but want the longevity of stone? Now you can have both! Rinox has introduced Canada to the Bosco line – a patio stone modeled after wood. Available in two colours, these pavers come complete with knots, splits, and wonderful graining. Patios have definitely come a long way from the two-by-two concrete pavers! rinox.ca

Hampton Bay Painted Triangles Lumbar Pillow. $16. homedepot.ca

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6. TANK-IN FIRE TABLES.

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Want the look of an outdoor fire pit but don’t have the space? Maybe your neighbourhood doesn’t allow for outdoor burning. Propane fireplaces and fire tables have become the easy and mess-free solution. My personal favourite is the Walden Conversation Gas Fire Table. It’s medium height model, which is taller than a coffee table but lower than a dining table is perfect for both purposes. Not only do they look great and are multifunctional, these tables hide the tank, so no one has to see the pipes!

Round Outdoor Chairs. $40 each. walmart.ca

Solvinden Led Solar-Powered Floor Lamp. $15-$17 each. ikea.ca

Bird Bath. $39. rona.ca CARSON ARTHUR is an international landscape designer with a focus on environmentally friendly design. He is HGTV’s Critical Listing landscape guru and appears regularly on TV, writes for various publications about outdoor design and is the author of the acclaimed book Garden Designs for Outdoor Living. Visit carsonarthur.com

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Exciting new products are being introduced to the Flame & Comfort line up this season! We have expanded options for some of our established lines and some great new additions as well. One of these fabulous selections is sure to be perfect for your living area, whether you are updating your current home with a renovation, or building a brand new house designed to suit all your needs and dreams. All products are available at FLAME & COMFORT, 318 LOGAN AVENUE, WINNIPEG

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Looking for a fantastic feature to include with your home renovation? New from Dynasty Fireplaces is the DY-BT55 electric fireplace. A great addition to the Dynasty lineup, this built-in electric fireplace will be the focal point of your great room or living room renovation. With the flick of a switch you can enjoy the warmth, comfort and elegant design that comes with this beautiful fireplace. This series is also available with 35”, 44”, 63” and 79” sizes.

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TOWN AND COUNTRY OUTDOOR 36 FIREPLACE

Expand your living space to an outdoor living room with the brand new TC36OD outdoor gas fireplace. This 36” viewing area fireplace joins the TC42OD in showcasing all of the features that you find in the Town and Country Fireplaces indoor fireplace line up – flush hearth design, large clean face viewing area and full, lush flames. The innovative modular Design-A-Fire allows you to choose the perfect design for your home and is framed by a durable stainless steel frame and a disappearing ceramic glass. This Canadian made fireplace also incorporates a heavy duty valve sure to withstand our cold temperatures.


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TOWN AND COUNTRY WS54 INDOOR / OUTDOOR FIREPLACE Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Introducing the stunning 54” Indoor/Outdoor gas fireplace from Town and Country Fireplaces. The WS54OD features highly durable construction and cool touch safety features but also showcases sophisticated style and design options to frame the full and lush flame pattern.

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Do you have an inefficient wood burning fireplace? Designed to deliver efficient combustion and controlled heat, Pacific Energy wood inserts are easy to light, easy to use and provide a clear view of the flame. With variable speed fans, clean glass airwash technology and heavy-gauge overbuilt construction, the NEO inserts will provide many years of comfort and enjoyment.

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The Savannah BLST21 see-through fireplace is one of a kind. This 36” linear gas fireplace is only 11” deep, which showcases its linear style burner, and is highlighted by its River Glass and River Pebble media. It’s super slim profile allows for endless installation possibilities.

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FEATURE

A VIEW TO A THRILL Glastar Sunroom offers ringside seat to nature’s splendors by MARGARET ANNE FEHR photography by DUALITY PHOTOGRAPHIC

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eautiful things shouldn’t go to waste. That was the motivation Lionel and Christine brought to bear on their decision to install a Glastar Sunroom on the second floor of their 10 year old Royalwood house that offers a prime lakeside view and setting sun spectacle. “We like to call our lake ‘natural’ because, although it was excavated, all the vegetation was allowed to take root quite naturally, says Lionel. Between our lot and the lake is a buffer zone of tall reeds and cattails and the lake itself is self-cleaning. Also, there are fewer insects because of

BEFORE

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Steve Sarens and his Glastar team proposed a custom design that takes full advantage of the house's exterior dimensions.

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The couple wanted an area that they could use starting early in the spring and running late into the fall that would give them the feeling of being outdoors but would give them control over the elements.

WE ARE SO VERY GLAD TO HAVE ADDED THIS WONDERFUL GLASTAR SUNROOM TO OUR HOME. WE KNOW IT IS ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS WE HAVE MADE AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO MANY YEARS OF ENJOYMENT.” the abundance of dragonflies and spiders. It all makes for a soothing, therapeutic effect with the tall grass, the geese, mallard ducks, and the occasional red fox or deer.” When Lionel’s brother and sister-in-law had a Glastar Sunroom installed in their own home, the decision kind of made itself, says Lionel. “After seeing theirs, we knew that is what we needed.” A call to Glastar was all it took to get things in motion. “A consultant came to our house and helped us decide what would be the best fit for our needs and budget. Working with Glastar was a very pleasant experience.” Steve Sarens and his Glastar team proposed a custom 46 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS JUNE - JULY 2015

design that takes full advantage of the house’s exterior dimensions. Steve says, “The front of the sunroom is just shy of 33 feet and angles back to the house on the right hand side to a width of 39 ½ feet. On the right hand side of the sunroom, the roof extends to provide a covered entrance and barbeque area for a total width of 44 ½ feet.” The couple wanted an area that they could use starting early in the spring


and running late into the fall that would give them the feeling of being outdoors but would give them control over the elements. “This deck area was built with the house and was up to code for being enclosed so it did not require any structural enhancements. It also had to be strong enough to survive the strong north winds as the walls were about 10 feet tall,” says Steve. “Because the deck, spiral stairs, pool and landscaping were already done, we had to design the room around what already existed. In order to have access to the existing patio door and still provide an area for the gas barbeque to remain and still be close to the eating area in the house, Rene, our designer, incorporated an angled wall with a roof extension to provide a dry area for the barbeque as well as the entrance into the sunroom.”

An added benefit, not only does the sunroom provide enhanced useable space on top of the deck but also creates a dry area below, making for a more versatile space overall. “This project was quite a custom design given the size, shape and height of the panels”, says Steve. “It’s what we thrive on, given that not only are we the installers of the product but we also manufacture it. While other companies might be adapting other products to fit what already exists, we custom design and build each room for each home we work on.” When it came time to build, all the materials were delivered to the house, the sunroom was completed within 5 days and another team came to remove the debris. “A nice touch,” says Lionel, “was receiving a call from a Glastar manager asking us if everything went well and whether we had any questions.” So it’s definitely mission accomplished for Lionel and Christine. “We love seeing the birds on the lake and listening to the sounds of nature as the sun sets. Every second window opens up to let the air and sounds in, but we are still protected from the elements. We are so very glad to have added this wonderful Glastar sunroom to our home. We know it is one of the best decisions we have made and we look forward to many years of enjoyment.” JUNE - JULY 2015 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS 47


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of design on construction and budget. Less complex designs will often let you achieve the same goals. » Don’t just focus on the upfront cost. Renovation is a further investment in your home. Consider the time, energy and cost required on ongoing maintenance and possible replacement down the road. A well-planned renovation can reduce these future costs. » Don’t cut corners to save a few dollars, or you may not get the results you want. There may be ways to stretch a limited budget or you may be able to scale down your project or alternatively, do it in phases over time. But don’t compromise on quality — it’s always better to do less and do it well.

Advice from

RENOVATORS

WHEN A GROUP OF PROFESSIONAL

renovators were asked what design and planning advice they most often give to their customers, here is what they said.

offs between lifestyle improvements and work needed to keep your home in good shape.

» Know why you want to renovate. What problems are you trying to solve? Most renovations begin with practical issues. For instance, your bathroom may be cramped, you need more storage space in the kitchen, or there is nowhere for the children to play or do homework under your supervision.

» Work with the strengths of your home. And save money at the same time. Check under existing carpeting and sheet flooring for old hardwood flooring. Refinish old trim and molding rather than replace it. Resurface cabinets rather than installing new ones. Turn a large landing into a child’s play area, a quiet reading area or a small home office.

» Evaluate the structure, systems and general condition of your house. With your renovator, list the repairs and replacements likely to be required over the next two, five and 10 years. If necessary, be prepared to make trade-

» Keep it simple. A complex design can result in complicated and expensive construction. Whether you want to build on to your home, change roof lines or reconfigure interior space, consult with a professional renovator on the impact

» Check local bylaws. Before you get too involved in a particular design for adding to or substantially altering your home, you or your renovator need to know the local regulations — for instance, lot-line setbacks or septic tank requirements. » Look at your neighbourhood. Exterior changes or additions that blend with the existing streetscape will probably add the most value to your home, and they will usually be appreciated the most by your neighbours. If you do want a design with a difference, think about ways of complementing neighbouring homes. » Don’t worry about trends. Design trends come and go. First and foremost, plan for comfort, ease of living and personal satisfaction. Enjoy exploring options and possibilities — then design the renovation that is uniquely right for you and your family. Courtesy of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association JUNE - JULY 2015 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS 49


DEPARTMENTS

SIMPLY BOLD!

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RIGHT The white tiled fireplace wall keeps space feeling light and fresh from all angles of the house.

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t’s a step that everyone seems to be hesitant about during a renovation – choosing paint colours. Most of us like to play it safe. Keeping it light and neutral seems to be the most popular choice with the thought being, ‘I can easily add colour with accessories alone.’ When we talk to our clients, we invariably ask them what their favorite colour is. Nobody has ever said grey or beige! With paint companies telling us that their best sellers are beige and grey, homeowners big question is, ‘How do I paint my house to keep it feeling fresh and clean but still interesting and put my personality into my home?’ Many people overlook the fact that adding colour through paint is also easily changeable. Even if you secretly yearn to be more adventurous, selecting a bold colour to live with can be daunting. We are dedicating this article to present you with a few tips and designer advice that can help you along the way to make colour work for you. The home we have selected is one we, along with the team from A&S Homes, designed and staged located at 75 Northern Lights Drive. JUNE - JULY 2015 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS 51


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Don’t go overboard Usually, when people can’t decide between colours, they use many different colours, deeming their house just a ‘colourful house.’ However, this can make your home feel overwhelming and eccentric rather than elegant and gracefully simple. This may be why there is a common misconception that you can’t have a fresh feeling house with coloured walls. If you limit your colour choices to one or two that work together, you can have colour and still maintain that fresh feeling. Select your feature walls One of the first things that you should do is determine the main walls that you would like to paint. We usually select feature walls that will have major furniture or focal pieces on them. In our example, in the great room we selected the TV wall, in the dining room we selected the buffet wall and in the foyer we selected the largest uninterrupted wall on which we also hung a large piece of artwork. We selected a bold lime green for the great room, matched with subtle mauve/ grey adjacent on the dining room wall and white accents throughout to keep the house feeling fresh. We kept the lime

LEFT The deep subtle mauve/grey creates drama at the entrance.

RIGHT The neutral mauve/grey coloured wall in the dining room moderates the green while still adding interest to a main wall.

green solely on the one wall to achieve the impact of colour without overwhelming the space. Many people think that if they want colour in a room, they have to paint every wall of the room. However, in almost all cases, it is better to keep the bold colour simply to just one wall. Offset with a beautiful neutral The next tip is to offset your bold colour with a nice neutral colour throughout. In our example, we selected a few neutral colours. Our main neutral was a very light grey which we paired with two shades of mauve/grey. This allows for more colour to be introduced into the house, yet does not overpower the space. Upon entering the home, the wall on your immediate JUNE - JULY 2015 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS 53


left in the foyer is a deep silvered mauve, giving a hint of the colour experience when you first step into the house. However, your eye immediately is drawn to the back of the fireplace wall (designed by Fenwick & Company) and tiled with a sleek white wave tile. As soon as you enter the great room you get the full experience with the feature green wall and a lighter subtle mauve/grey on the opposite dining room wall. All the other walls in the area are subdued in a light grey and the white accents keep the space light and fresh. Use decorative accessories to pull colour and unify the spaces Even when you add colour to your home with painted walls, it is still important pull your colour scheme throughout the home. The easiest way to do this is with accessories such as artwork, throw pillows, bedding, and drapery. When placing accessories like vases, statues, or mirrors, it’s good to use a colour that contrasts the wall behind it. In our example, we used white vases with white flowers as statement pieces against the green wall and used green and mauve throw pillows on the white sofa. Keep furniture neutral As designers, we tend to keep the furniture as a neutral in the space since these pieces aren’t as affordable to change as paint. When selecting furniture it is always a good idea to select something that will look good with a wide variety of colours. That way, whatever colour of paint you decide to go 54 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS JUNE - JULY 2015

TOP Accessories and artwork will pull the colour scheme throughout the home. Keep items that are expensive to change in a neutral colour.

with in the future, the furniture will easily adapt with your changing colour scheme. It’s safe to say that adding colour to your house can be a difficult process, from having to narrow down your options to only a couple of core colours, to buying accessories that blend nicely with the colours you selected. In the end, the process is worth it. The path to using colour can lead you to experience a home that feels fresh, looks beautiful, and still allows you to express yourself boldly. Colour styles may come and go but with our advice, we hope to help you to use colour easily and allow you to understand the importance of how colour makes you feel when you walk through your front door - like it’s your home!

LYNN FENWICK B.I.D. Fenwick and Company Interior Design tel 204.489.5151 fax 204.487.0719 e-mail lynnfenwick@shaw.ca web www.fenwickinteriordesign.ca blog fenwickinteriordesign.blogspot.com like us on facebook: www.facebook.com/FenwickCompany


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TIPSANDTRICKS TIPSANDTRICKS

Cobb Salad

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Cobb Salad Makes 4-6 servings 1 head Romaine lettuce, cut into 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) strips 8 slices bacon, cooked and cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) pieces 2 cooked chicken breasts, sliced 4 oz (125 g) blue cheese, crumbled 3 hard-cooked eggs, sliced or cut into wedges 2 tomatoes cut into wedges 2 avocados, peeled, pit removed, and sliced 1/3 cup (75 mL) canola oil 2 tbsp (25 mL) red wine vinegar 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tbsp (15 mL) honey Salt and pepper to taste 1/4 tsp (1 mL) Worcestershire sauce

Preparation: ◆ Carefully arrange lettuce, bacon, chicken,

blue cheese, eggs, tomatoes and avocados on a large platter.

Red Velvet Cake

◆ In a small jar, combine canola oil, red

wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic, honey, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Shake well to combine. Drizzle over Cobb Salad.

Red Velvet Cake Makes 12 servings 3/4 cup (175 mL) butter

◆ Add eggs one at a time and beat well

toothpick, toothpick comes out clean.

after each addition. Beat in vanilla.

Cool cakes for 20 minutes and then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.

◆ In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa

Frost with Cream Cheese frosting

powder, baking soda, baking powder and

(recipe follows).

salt. Whisk to combine.

2 cups (500 mL) sugar

Cream Cheese Frosting

2 eggs

◆ Add dry ingredients and buttermilk,

2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla

alternately, to the creamed mixture, starting

2 1/2 cups (625 mL) flour

and ending with the dry ingredients.

3 tbsp (45 mL) cocoa powder

Mix well.

1/4 cup (50 mL) butter, at room

1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking powder

◆ Stir together the vinegar and red food

2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla

1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt

colouring. Stir into batter.

4 – 5 cups (1 L to 1.25 L) icing sugar

1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda

1 – 8 oz (250 g) pkg cream cheese, at room temperature temperature

1 1/2 cups (375 mL) buttermilk 1 tbsp (15 mL) vinegar

◆ Grease and line 2 – 9 inch (23 cm) cake

◆ Combine all ingredients. Beat well until

2 tsp (10 mL) red gel food colouring

pans with parchment paper. Divide batter

smooth and mixture reaches desired

into pans. Smooth tops.

consistency.

◆ In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar,

with mixer on high speed, until light and

◆ Bake at 350°F (180°C) for approximately

fluffy, about 5 minutes.

35 minutes or until when tested with a

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BUSINESSPROFILE  WINNIPEG BIN CLEANING

DOES YOUR GARBAGE BIN SMELL LIKE CHERRIES? Don’t just clean your bins… sterilize them by TIM MUYS, Winnipeg Bin Cleaning

BEFORE

H

ave you ever considered the room you most commonly return to after touching your garbage bin? For most people, it’s the kitchen. The place you prepare your food up to three times a day, is also the room you are most likely to return to after coming into contact with your garbage bin which harbours millions of potentially harmful, even fatal bacteria. The list of 58 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS JUNE - JULY 2015

AFTER

diseases and pests that can be found on or near your garbage bin is both fascinating and terrifying. They include Listeria, Salmonella, Enterobacteriacea, Ecoli, yeasts, mold, mildew, rats, mice, voles, raccoons, wasps, bees, hornets, flies, and maggots, all of which have been known to spread disease to humans and pets. Those pests and diseases can cause vomiting, diarrhea, skin irritations, allergies, stomach cramps, and even malaria in both humans and their pets. What breeds those diseases and attracts those pests?


WINNIPEG BIN CLEANING DISINFECTS YOUR WASTE AND RECYCLING CONTAINERS ON THE SPOT WITH AN ECOFRIENDLY SERVICE THAT YOU’RE SURE TO LOVE.

Decomposing food and human waste are the primary cause. Mold and mildew accelerate decomposition and cause the foul odours that attract the bigger pests. Rinsing out your bins regularly will reduce residue in your bin, but bacteria can multiply up to 5x per week. Once pests have arrived near your bin, they can be extremely difficult to get rid of. Flying insects and maggots lay eggs that may hatch even after you’ve rinsed your bins. Once rats, mice, voles, and raccoons have found your bins an easy target, they will habitually return. Which has more bacteria, your toilet seat or your garbage bin? If you chose the garbage bin you are 140% correct. According to WebMD, your garbage bin has as much as 40% more harmful bacteria than your toilet seat. Of course most homeowners regularly clean their toilet seats using strong chemicals designed to kill bacteria. Those chemicals then get poured down one of your household drains or down your toilet where they head off to your local sewage treatment plant that treats your sewage, preventing these chemicals from entering our waterways. But do you ever clean your garbage bin? If you do, are you using chemicals? Are you cleaning your bin on your driveway? If so, those chemicals are flowing straight into the storm drain on your street which leads, untreated, directly to our rivers lakes and streams. You may not be aware that many of those cleaners, are just that, cleaners. They don’t actually kill the dangerous bacteria that’s all over your garbage bin. There is a better, more effective way to clean your garbage bin that not only cleans your bin, but sterilizes it. Winnipeg Bin Cleaning disinfects your waste and recycling containers on the spot with an eco-friendly service that you’re sure to love. Don’t turn to toxic chemicals or an inefficient garden hose. Once your waste and recycling are picked up by the City, our custom built state-of-the-art cleaning vehicle arrives at your property. Your bins are then placed in our unit and exposed to a 3,500 psi, 250 degree Fahrenheit wet steam cleaning. Then the wastewater is reclaimed through

Which one has more bacteria on it?

a seven-stage filtration process and kept in our unit rather than dumped on your driveway or in your storm drain. Once cleaned, both inside and out, an environmentally friendly, biodegradable cherry deodorizer is placed inside and your bins are placed back on your driveway where we found them. Choose from weekly or monthly cleaning, or take advantage of our summer special when the heat makes your bins smellier than ever and insects are busy. Don’t just clean your bins, sterilize them. For pennies a day, you can protect your family and pets from harmful bacteria, rodents and insects. Better than clean, totally green, and sweet like cherries! JUNE - JULY 2015 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS 59


What’s in your bin? A grimy bin is a breeding ground for bacteria, germs and insect larvae. We clean, sterilize and deodorize your bins for you!

HOW IT WORKS

Once your waste and recycling are picked up by the city, we come to your home with our state-of-the-art wet steam cleaner. Your bins are then placed in an enclosed unit and exposed to a 3,500 psi, 250 degree Fahrenheit wet steam cleaning. 60 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS JUNE - JULY 2015


Rates two bins

MONTHLY (12 TIMES PER YEAR) $9.99 per month ($119.88 per year)

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MONTHLY CLEANINGS $19.99 per month (3 month minimum)

WEEKLY (52 TIMES PER YEAR) $6.92 per week ($359.64 per year) ONE-TIME CLEANING $44.97

people love us “I have used your service for my house, I had 25 people in for a BBQ on the weekend and they all come in through the garage … and I bragged about my nice clean garbage bins ….. and what a cool idea you guys came up with. My garage smells fresh and clean. Thanks to my clean bins. I hope you are having great success with this new business. Warm regards” — Mr. B (Monthly cleaning customer)

Go full steam ahead and contact us to see the difference a wet steam clean makes.

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BUSINESSPROFILE  DUXTON WINDOWS & DOORS

PERSONALIZED WINDOW SOLUTIONS for Winnipeg home owners Co-written by AL DUECK, President and AYNSLEY DUECK, Manager of Continuous Improvement, DUXTON Windows & Doors

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T

he ‘perfect storm’ has arrived for home and condo owners to make a wiser selection in a key home investment – windows and doors. Building technology has determined that one of the most important considerations to achieve comfort, air-tightness, energy efficiency and a host of other benefits is making the right decisions about the building envelope – walls, ceiling and windows and doors. At the same time, there is increasing demand for ever larger window and door combinations for amazing views – without compromising performance or durability and a return to a warmer interior décor, often featuring stained wood trims and ceilings.

Interestingly, the more informed consumers tend to do some independent research on the internet and make more informed decisions. “We’ve found quite a few of our customers come back to us after they realize the favorable characteristics, durability and superior performance levels of pultruded fiberglass as window and door framing material,” says Anita Kovacs of Brako Building Concepts, a 20 year old family business based in Charleswood. In fact, there is considerable information readily available at independent sites such as Efficient Windows Collaborative (www. efficientwindows.org) as well as other sites listed at the end of the article. Efficient Windows Collaborative makes a point of emphasizing the durability of the selected window and door system. The quality of the frame and sash – including type of material, insulating glass seals - especially high performance triple low e glass, weatherstripping on operable windows such as casements and awnings that will work in the cold extremes of ‘Winterpeg’ and local requirements for structural integrity – again with added importance due to the design requirements for high performance triple low e glass. “We chose to offer our clients a full range of fiberglass window and door capabilities because our experience has found it to be the best set of options and value for our customers,” explains Anita, wife of founder, Steve Kovacs and primary window and door consultant. “The fiberglass systems allows us to create anything from a more traditional style of windows with a great replacement for rotting wood window frames to very clean, contemporary lines – all available in high performance glass. Our customers have also found that a moderately higher price than a typical vinyl window is more than off-set with designed and built in features.” JUNE - JULY 2015 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS 63


THE MORE INFORMED CONSUMERS TEND TO DO SOME INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET AND MAKE MORE INFORMED DECISIONS. Pultruded Fiberglass framing for windows and doors was in fact invented in Manitoba as an improved solution to other options such as aluminum (which tends to be cold due to the conductivity of the material), wood (which can have considerably greater maintenance requirements) or vinyl (which tends to expand/contract a lot more than fiberglass and does not have the same material strength characteristics). Fiberglass is a ‘natural insulator’ and yet has excellent built in strength/stability – allowing for the ‘ground up’ incorporation/ ability to accommodate true high performance windows up to triple film/quint pane R19.5 center of glass. Furthermore, independent research by the University of BC found that there was an expected life expectancy of at least 39% more than vinyl windows. A key component of today’s high performance glass is the capability to select from a family of low e coatings – ranging from high to very low shading coefficients – in order to properly take advantage of passive solar gain, absolutely maximize on R-value for North facing windows or drive solar gain as low as possible on west facing windows to control summer cooling bills and higher comfort in wonderful daylight. As an example, the Equilibrium projects (as well as other ‘deep retrofit’ projects) by Sun Certified Builders Cooperative, incorporate a mix of high shading coefficient or maximum R value glass – all with a warm edge spacer and a 20 year limited warranty, in order optimize the energy efficiency. “We also take advantage of the unique abilities of the newest FiberWall ™ systems in our on-site solutions for our customers,” says Steve Kovacs, president and full time hands on site manager. “Some kitchen window replacements allow us to feature a VERY large awning window – in triple glass – 64 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS JUNE - JULY 2015

such that a large, single pane view is possible and yet have it operable.” Anita also addresses another key element of window replacement or installation with their 20 plus years of construction experience – backed by their 5 year warranty on labor. The higher commitment to warranty is possible due to the extensive detailing of the installations ranging from exterior seals of the new windows and doors to the building envelope to the carefully applied insulation in the wall cavities around the windows. Additionally, factory product and installation training has allowed Brako Building Concepts to ensure that their process complies with and ensures the best possible life expectancy for the product and the installation. With the ever expanding range of options available to the home or condominium owner, there is a growing requirement for close consultation between the trained window expert and the home owner. “We have completed an amazing range of options and installations, including triple pane bay windows with real wood interior veneers to ultra-contemporary black – in and out – windows and doors,” says Anita. “Regardless, we operate a family business – including 2 of our sons - and we want to build our customer solutions with their needs in mind first and foremost.” Learn more at: www.duxtonwindows.com www.efficientwindows.org www.brako.ca


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FEATURE

CATCHING UP WITH HGTV’S SCOTT MCGILLIVRAY by MERLYN MINTY

WHILE VISITING WINNIPEG IN MARCH, Home Decor & Renovations magazine was able to sit down with Scott for his advice and thoughts on a variety of topics. Our interview was lengthy so we divided it up into two parts. The April/May edition contained part one and the following Q&A contains the second half of our interview.

Merlyn: Your new book, ‘How to Add Value to Your Home,’ was released last year. What can you tell our readers about it?

Scott: “It’s Awesome (laughs)! The book was a lot of fun. It was hard to write mainly because of the time crunch. It took me a couple months longer than I hoped. Because even though you have all this information and all this experience, it’s hard to translate that into a book. I thought, oh well, I know everything. I will just put it on paper and then it’s on paper and you are like trying to go back and fix things and I was like, oh my gosh, this is complicated. When I started writing it, the book was a thousand pages. That was just all the raw information. So I actually had to hire somebody to edit me down and say, ‘nobody cares about this,’ or, ‘this is too specific,’ or, ‘this is too technical.’ But I am like, but every detail is so important! So it was challenging. It was harder than I thought, but it was worth it. The book was a best seller for several weeks and now it’s in the States as well. So it was great to be able to launch in two countries at the same time and I am really happy with it.”

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Merlyn: You have the privilege of being a spokesperson for the CIBC’s Run for the Cure. What does being part of such a worthwhile charity mean to you personally?

Scott: “I started working with CIBC years ago, mainly because I was working with them with just so many mortgages. I have had over a hundred mortgages and I have worked with everybody, but I was working specifically with CIBC on a few things and that’s where this partnership kind of grew, which was great. I had already worked with the Cancer Society, had already been a contributor, and had actually done the run years ago. And so I said I want to be involved, I wanted to help and obviously they were like ‘that’s great.’ It was something that I wanted to do. I was the Spokesperson for it one year, an Ambassador another year, but every year I do the run. And to be honest, it is very rewarding but I think we are going to try to do more. So I think that was the tip of the iceberg in terms of what we can do. And next year we plan on being involved at a higher level even more so. So, that’s exciting. Cancer in general is just such horrible disease that has affected I think everybody in some way, shape or form. But it seems to be something that comes and attacks our family 68 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS JUNE - JULY 2015

often. So I have a personal vendetta. Because we have a lot of people working on the show (Income Property), we talked about doing a charity and everyone’s like, ‘what affects you the most?’ Breast Cancer was the most common thing amongst our whole team. So I said, why don’t we get together and all put our efforts into the Run for the Cure. Our team is typically one of the top ten fundraisers. I think we were number four, two years ago in the amount of money we raised. So our whole office comes out and we all go together. Everyone brings their kids and their families and we have a good time with it. And we are also trying to encourage other people to get involved.” Merlyn: You are a guest speaker at the Home Expressions Show here in Winnipeg. What will you be focusing on during your presentations?


modern minimal living

Scott: “Some dancing, I was hoping there would be some dancing (laughs). Well first off, I try to address the things that I know people are most interested in. So, I tell a little about my backstory, how I got started. I am going to talk about those value add renovations. I like to talk about them a little more in depth. I talk a little bit about real estate investing because those questions always come up. And then I am going to talk to the audience. I want to hear what they want to know, what they want to say, take some questions and have some fun.” Merlyn: Thanks very much for your time Scott, we appreciate it. And… welcome to Winnipeg. Scott McGillivray is a full-time real estate investor, contractor, television host, writer and educator. You can watch his show, Income Property, on HGTV Canada.

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TIPSANDTRICKS TIPSANDTRICKS

GETTING PRICE IS A CRITICAL ASPECT of your renovation project. What will it cost to do the job you want? Alternatively, how far can you go on a set budget? Determining the cost of a small project is usually fairly simple. On larger projects, it often happens as a series of discussions between you and a renovator as you develop the vision and fine-tune the plans for your home. On some projects, it may be a good idea to hire someone to develop the design and the plans first as a separate job. Many renovators offer a full range of services, including design and plans development. Alternatively, you may choose to work with a designer or architect and then tender the actual work to renovators.

» “GUESSTIMATES” Experienced renovators can sometimes offer an educated opinion or price range 70 HOME DECOR AND RENOVATIONS JUNE - JULY 2015

BIDS on the spot, based on similar jobs they have done in the past - for instance, a per-square-foot estimate for additions or basement recreation rooms, or a rough cost estimate for upgrading your bathroom. This can be helpful upfront to make sure that there is a realistic fit between what you would like to do and the budget you have in mind. However, be aware that the cost of a project can vary greatly, depending on many factors, including the current condition of your home and the types of products you want to use. » BIDS OR ESTIMATES For all intents and purposes, bids and estimates are the same, if written down - a renovator’s offer to perform your renovation for a specified price, based on a detailed description of the work to be done. It will specify materials, products, labour, subtrades and so on, with accompanying costs. A written offer is legally binding and becomes part of the contract between you and the renovator, should you accept it. Make sure that you provide each renovator with exactly the same information; otherwise you will not be able to compare bids. This information may include plans, ranging from simple sketches or diagrams to full construction drawings needed for projects that involve altering the structure of your home.


IN THE END IT COMES DOWN TO TRUST AND CONFIDENCE - TRUST THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN THE RIGHT RENOVATOR FOR THE JOB, AND CONFIDENCE THAT YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU WANT. Specifications are detailed descriptions of the materials and products you want to be used in your project. How many bids should you get? There are no hard and fast rules. On large projects, it is not uncommon for homeowners to interview several renovators, check their references and previous projects, and then choose one company to work with throughout the whole process, including developing plans and budgets as well as doing the actual work. In the end it comes down to trust and confidence - trust that you have chosen

the right renovator for the job, and confidence that you will get what you want. » DON’T GET CAUGHT BY THE UNEXPECTED Even the most experienced renovator cannot always predict the hidden challenges in your project. Dangerous electrical wiring from a previous renovation, rotted wood due to old leaks, lead flashing under the old roof shingles… these are just some of the problems that your renovator may uncover once the work gets underway. Unpredictable problems can mean additional cost beyond the contract price. It may be a good idea to set aside a small portion of your budget as a contingency fund. Also talk with your renovator - what are their recommendations? Courtesy of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association

DISTRIBUTION IN THE NEXT ISSUE WILL INCLUDE: • Winnipeg home delivery • Over 200 magazine stands across Winnipeg (100% pick up rate) • Copies available at over 300 spas, salons, lawyers’ offices, dentist offices, and doctors’ offices. • The digital version of the magazine will be made available to homeowners throughout Winnipeg. For more info or to reserve your ad space please call 204.782.8692 or merlyn.minty@ypnexthome.ca Next issue ad deadline JULY 29, 2015 Distribution starts AUGUST 14, 2015

Manitoba Home Decor & Renovations reaches more qualified readers than any other home improvement publication. Our readers are looking for project ideas and connections to professionals that specialize in home improvement, design and construction. Within our colourful, informative format, we can highlight your business, product or service in the best possible way: with creative advertising and/or informative articles and profiles. It’s the best way to get your business the valuable exposure it needs!

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COVERSTORY

DESIGN SENSATION

*

Candice Olson GETS INTO DETAIL Home Decor & Renovations caught up with Candice Olson to talk luxury – in detail. Who better than a successful designer with a devoted viewership, a published author and a creator of extensive lines of housewares, furnishings, accessories and finishes to let us in on the trends. She does create the most beautiful detail! With her products featured in Calgary’s Red Door Home Living (reddoorhomeliving.ca) and her website full of enchanting design — candiceolson.com, the inspiration never stops, though you may not be able to tear yourself away from her Pinterest boards @candiceolsondesign!

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by ELISA KROVBLIT

What is luxury? CANDICE: Luxury to me encompasses all the elements of life that aren’t absolutely necessary but without which life would be less charmed, less beautiful and not nearly as fun! How do you infuse luxury into your design? My goal is to tailor a space to the personal needs and preferences of the client, so great attention is paid to detail and creating unique, often custom, design solutions. Beauty and comfort hold court equally with convenience, function and flexibility. Luxurious design like this creates rooms that you simply love to live in! What are the trends for luxury textiles and materials this year? Technology is having a profound effect on what the future holds in the world

of luxury textiles and, as a designer, it’s exciting! New fabrication techniques are pushing the interplay of weave and texture, creating truly unique, handcrafted looks. Lovely fabrics are being kicked into the luxe stratosphere with the latest computerized and digital printing techniques. Look for abstracted landscapes and interesting painterly takes on classic patterns rendered in metallic, pearl or dimensional yarns. When it comes to luxurious materials, the trend is towards contrast and a mix of unique finishes to create a distinctive, one-of-a-kind look. Think juxtapositions of walnut and antique brass with exotic finishes like aged vellum and shagreen – ebony and metallic gold finishes made even more special with hand painted embellishment. All finishes and


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TOP 5 SUBTLE DESIGN

FEATURES THAT MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE Œ An accent wall in a rich saturated color or bold wallpaper pattern creates instant focus in a room.  Adding mirror to the backs of cabinets creates depth, dimension and also catches and reflects light into a space. Ž In large open concept rooms the ceiling is an expansive blank canvas. Simple applied moldings can bring interest

and personality to an area that’s often overlooked.  Make big screen TVs less of a big black box by backing them with black.  Installing a beautiful chandelier animates the large volume of space between the walls and above the furniture. It can instantly update or change the character of the space.

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materials that are reflected my latest furniture collection. Favourite patterns – I know you have a textile and wallpaper line. My pattern inspiration comes from the classics – damasks, paisleys and architectural motifs. I also gravitate towards nature-inspired motifs, textures and palettes. The fun and challenge comes in reinventing patterns, and making them very current and ‘today’ through modern styling, constructions and materials. For example, my wallpaper collection for York features metallic and pearlescent inks, glass beads and glitter-infused sand – its reaction with light is magic! What are the luxuries you ‘can’t live without’? Great food, wine and beautifully planned and designed lighting – not necessarily in that order!

What is your most prized luxury item? Time! If I can find any of this ‘luxury’ item, I love to indulge in our steam shower! It has heated marble walls and benches and it just dreamy. After a long stressful day, I come out feeling like a freshly poached new person. Leather or upholstery? Upholstery. As it is, there are so many more opportunities to create a statement with colour, pattern, texture – or a combination of all. Gold, silver, bronze or pewter? We developed a silver finish with gold undertones that marries perfectly with any finish you put it with. It’s called Glint (we were going to call it ‘Gliver’ but thought it sounded sickly!) and you’ll see it in everything from Candice Olson furniture to wallpaper.


Top 5 luxury items

1

A wireless home automation system to control A/V equipment, lights, temperature, alarms with the touch of a button whether it’s from your sofa or from halfway around the world. It brings out the James Bond in clients.

2

Luxury kitchens elevate cooking to performance art.

3

Heated stone, marble or tile floors, particularly in the bathroom or kitchen. Your bare feet will kiss the ground they walk on.

4 BOTTOM LEFT Wallpaper collection for York features metallic and pearlescent inks, glass beads and glitter-infused sand.

Modern or traditional? My designs have their soul in the classics but are reinterpreted with a fresh modern attitude. The look? Current yet timeless.

BOTTOM RIGHT Mirrors add depth and space. Chandeliers animate the large volume of space between walls and above furniture.

Summer or winter? I grew up in Calgary and love skiing – we’ve skied all over the world and I think nothing beats Banff and Lake Louise. That said, if I can’t ski on it, I don’t want to see it. I’m a sun-loving, beach bunny at heart, so definitely summer. Condo or house? We are ‘schleppers’... briefcases, sample bags, last minute groceries, hockey and ski gear. Our lives would never function with an elevator!

If you are parents of young/active children like us, a ‘big basement bunker’ where kids can go bonkers is a luxury (and sanity saver!) – especially on those deathly cold winter days.

5

A vanishing TV mirror, so that you aren’t left with a big black hole when the TV isn’t on.

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RESOURCE GUIDE

ASSOCIATIONS

Manitoba Home Builders UNIT 1-1420 CLARENCE AVE Winnipeg (204) 925-2560 info@homebuilders.mb.ca www.homebuilders.mb.ca

BATHROOMS

WC Potts

1030 ST. JAMES ST Winnipeg (204) 774-2626 wcpotts@mymts.net www.wcpotts.com

BUILDING SUPPLIES

McMunn & Yates Building Supplies (4 Winnipeg locations) 2366 McPhillips Street (204) 940-4043 600 Pembina Highway (204) 940-4040 200 Meadowood Drive (204) 940-4042 3660 Portage Ave. West (204) 940-4041 www.mcmunnandyates.com

Olympic Building Centre 1783 DUGALD RD Winnipeg (204) 661-8600 www.OlympicBuildingCentre.ca

Star Building Materials 16 SPEERS RD Winnipeg (204) 233-8687 www.starbuildingmaterials.ca

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CABINET REFACING

Nu-Life Kitchens

7 - 851 LAGIMODIERE BLVD Winnipeg (204) 918-5120 www.nulifekitchens.com

COUNTERTOPS

Western Marble & Tile Ltd 1321 YUKON AVE Winnipeg (204) 774-0537 info@wmgt.ca www.wmgt.ca

FIREPLACE & SOFA GALLERY

Flame & Comfort

318 LOGAN AVENUE Winnipeg (204) 943-5263 info@flame.mb.ca www.flameandcomfort.com

HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

Reliable Heating & Air Conditioning 2621 PORTAGE AVE Winnipeg (204) 888-6663 reliableheatair@mts.net www.reliableheatair.ca

HOME ORGANIZATION

For Space Sake

1824 GRANT AVENUE Winnipeg (204) 488-2633 www.forspacesake.com

INTERIOR DESIGN

Charisma the design experience

388 ACADEMY RD Winnipeg (204) 487-6994 experience@charismadesign.ca www.charismadesign.ca

Fenwick & Company GLASS & VINYL GRAPHICS

MPD Glass & Vinyl Graphics 853 MARION ST Winnipeg (204) 237-7011 sales@mpdglass.com www.mpdglass.com

12-5B MANAHAN AVE Winnipeg (204) 489-5151 info@fenwickinteriordesign.ca www.fenwickinteriordesign.ca

Harwood Design Builders 1080 WAVERLEY STREET Winnipeg (204) 293-3151 www.harwoodbuilders.com


RESOURCE GUIDE

KITCHENS

Factory Kitchen Direct 289 KING STREET Winnipeg (204) 943-6180

Kitchen Craft

1500 REGENT AVE W Winnipeg (204) 661-6977 www.kitchencraft.com

M concept

1783 PORTAGE AVENUE Winnipeg (204) 694-9414 info@m-concept.ca www.m-concept.ca

Seine River Cabinets

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