Downsizing in Style
Aug21

Downsizing in Style

Downsizing, purging, changing area codes, and building a home from the ground up, sounds a little daunting.  However, when you pair an incredible couple, with Kevin Vanleeuwen, Owner of Exact Construction Ltd. in Fergus, Ontario, what you get is a stunning, loft  bungalow, cleverly designed, and beautifully decorated. The couple who paired with Kevin, to design this home, wanted a space, closer to their grandchildren, and smaller than...

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African Safari: Survival on the Serengeti
Aug21

African Safari: Survival on the Serengeti

Remarkably, there are still wilderness areas where you can visit and observe large African animals roaming free. The Great African Migration on the endless plains of the Serengeti of Tanzania and Kenya host an annual cyclical movement of over a million and a half animals, mostly ungulates, (hoofed mammals) that typically travel over 1,500 km in a quest for fresh grassland.  When you drive out on the Serengeti the fauna are so...

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A Long Way From Home
Aug21

A Long Way From Home

Life is such an interesting journey. We’re all faced with ups and downs, and sometimes with life changing situations where some difficult decisions need to be made. Difficult decisions are not always the result of something negative, but they can divide our hearts and heads, and ultimately become eventful life experiences. For this renovation/revitalization project, we were thrilled to meet homeowners who have made a major life change...

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Patio Dining in the Perfect Setting
Aug21

Patio Dining in the Perfect Setting

We are so very fortunate here in Ontario that the weather has been providing us with an extended bout of warm weather, which in recent years has often lingered on through to October. Fall is no longer a time to get ready to hibernate, as the extended warm patio season means we can continue to enjoy special events, great food, and lazy afternoons in beautiful settings! A Taste of Freedom Country Inn, in the quaint town of Tottenham,...

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What’s New in Kitchen & Bathroom Design?
May08

What’s New in Kitchen & Bathroom Design?

When it comes to redesigning, (and, in fact, redefining) a room, homeowners often need help envisioning the new setting. There are so many styles and ideas that could suit a client perfectly, but she/he may not have thought of them. In fact, there are existing renovation and design solutions that a client might not even be aware of. To overcome this, professionals in the field have found that a showroom is a great way to open people’s...

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Restaurant Feature: Son of a Chef, Orangeville
May08

Restaurant Feature: Son of a Chef, Orangeville

A Sweet Little Place I had never tried a cabbage roll. I’m of Irish decent, love meat, love cabbage, love most foods actually, but for some reason it has taken me 45 years to have an opportunity to enjoy this very popular “comfort food”. So, when the restaurant feature for this edition’s article was to profile “Son of a Chef”, I began to research what this eatery had to offer, and I knew then that I was going to get my chance… and boy...

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A Stunning Entertaining Space
May08

A Stunning Entertaining Space

In this digital age of marketing and advertising, a business can choose from many media vehicles to promote their company. But for Ryan VanGerven and his team at New Stone Landscaping, their best strategy to bring in new business is the one that has worked for them for years…word of mouth. When you see one of New Stone’s landscape transformations, it’s easy to see why so many of their projects come from clients who have experienced...

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Summer Entertaining
May08

Summer Entertaining

We think it’s safe to say that the team here at LivingSpaces and LifeStyles Magazine enjoy many aspects of entertaining. There are just so many things to celebrate, and the upcoming summer season is no exception! The lazy days of summer should be just that; laid-back and stress-free. So, we’ve come up with a few ideas to make your summertime parties, simple, easy and fun. The great thing about backyard parties is that your natural...

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