BUSINESS PROFILE: Lloyd Scott Enterprises
Dec02

BUSINESS PROFILE: Lloyd Scott Enterprises

Written by: Jillian Kent | Photography: Cory Bruyea The Family Business. It’s a familiar term, yet in this day and age it applies to so few companies doesn’t it? With the surge in large corporate buyouts and children often going off on a career path that does not involve their parents, it is difficult to keep a business in the family hands for more than a generation or two at best. Luckily, Lloyd Scott Enterprises, located in Alma,...

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Country Chic: Fall in Love with Your Kitchen AGAIN!
Dec02

Country Chic: Fall in Love with Your Kitchen AGAIN!

Written By: Jillian Kent | Photography: Paul Spears Let’s talk about kitchens. You know, the ones with the outdated cupboards and faded wallpaper that hasn’t been changed since the 1990s. There’s no need to be embarrassed, after all we all have them, that one room that you desperately need to update but have been avoiding because you just don’t have the time to commit to all the research that comes with a long-term home reno. I mean...

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It’s All About Seeing is Believing
Dec02

It’s All About Seeing is Believing

Written By: Larry Simpson | Photography: Paul Spears After spending a couple of minutes talking with Dave Patterson of Orangeville’s Cedarport Window & Door Centre, you realize that he is a person that genuinely exudes a passion for his job. Dave is second generation owner of the store that has become a staple in the Mono Plaza, a business that his father started in 1985, which is a story in itself he says. “We were in the...

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Victorian Century Home
Dec02

Victorian Century Home

Written by: Tanya Bottomley | Photography: Paul Spears Minto is a small township, located at the western most point of westbound Highway 9, on the Maitland River in Wellington County. This charming town was officially established in 1999, and is named after its founder Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto; 8th Governor General of Canada. Known for its sweeping farmlands, rolling open space, and friendly residents,...

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Holiday Decor Ideas
Dec02

Holiday Decor Ideas

A HINT OF MINT A few of my favourite things ….. this tree was trimmed in silver, gold and white with mint accents. One of my favourite things to do at Christmas, is decorate our tree; quick tip: the bigger the tree, the larger the ornaments should be, giving the tree a grand effect in the room. A Hint of Mint theme your tree:  wildlife, birds, snowmen, bows, colour,  etc.for safety, use unbreakable ornaments when toddlers...

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Planning a Successful Bathroom Renovation
Sep04

Planning a Successful Bathroom Renovation

If you are looking to increase the value of your home, renovating your bathroom is one of the best ways to accomplish this. Advance planning and consulting with an expert can prevent you from making common mistakes that can detract from the overall feel and function of your completed project. Many people begin their renovation by calling local contractors to obtain quotes. However, it is important that you know what you want BEFORE...

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A Stress Free Renovation
Sep04

A Stress Free Renovation

We all know someone who can tell you a nightmarish story about a renovation project gone wrong. Sometimes it is was a contractor who was grossly over budget, or produced a substandard quality of work, or it could be a project that took weeks or months longer to complete than expected. Sadly, these incidents occur on a regular basis for many trusting and unsuspecting homeowners who hire contractors to complete renovations to their...

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Tried & True: The Timeless Craft of Furniture Making
Sep04

Tried & True: The Timeless Craft of Furniture Making

Choosing the right piece of furniture for your home is hard. Not only do you want a visually appealing piece that suits your existing decor, but you also want something that is well-made and durable so it’ll withstand all that life brings, especially if you have children. I may or may not have known a child that used the arm of a recliner as a “diving board” – repeatedly. That child may or may not have been me. Implications of my past...

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The Perfect Fit…Epoxy Resin Tables & You!
Sep04

The Perfect Fit…Epoxy Resin Tables & You!

We all have those family stories. That one thing that happened once upon a time, that some member of your family just will not let go of – in my house, it’s the legend of the table, handmade by my father and then sold by my mother in a garage sale. As all of this went down before my birth, I cannot say for certain what the quality of the table actually was, but if it had been anything like the series of coffee and end tables being...

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FEATURE HOME: Aqorpions Villa
Sep03

FEATURE HOME: Aqorpions Villa

Situated in Dorcas Bay, near Tobermory Ontario, where crystal blue waters meet the rugged Lake Huron shoreline, is a vacation home unlike anything else in the area. The Aqorpions Villa is a luxury retreat and vacation home with unforgettable views of the Lake, and interior finishes that could compare to any of the finest residences in Muskoka. The name “Aqorpions” itself, is a true reflection of the unique nature of this property. It...

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Designing the Perfect Kitchen for You!
Sep03

Designing the Perfect Kitchen for You!

They say home is where the heart is, but we say the heart of any home is in the kitchen. This is where you create memories with loved ones that last a lifetime. Prepping Christmas dinner, baking cookies for a bake sale and passing down family recipes are easier when it’s in a kitchen you love. It’s a gathering place for family and friends but can’t happen if you don’t have a kitchen personalized to your taste. The Orangeville Home...

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Headwaters House Tour 2019
Jun04

Headwaters House Tour 2019

The Headwaters Health Care Auxiliary has teamed up with energetic and passionate community volunteers in celebration of the 23rd Headwaters House Tour. Traditionally, the Tour was organized solely by the Headwaters House Tour committee, which is no small feat; having organized over 22 home tours and raising $500,000 to date to support hospital needs. Originally, the committee of twelve had rallied friends, family, neighbours and...

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The Timeless Craft of Blacksmithing
Jun04

The Timeless Craft of Blacksmithing

In existence since the bronze age, the metalworking industry has undergone the necessary metamorphosis to keep pace with an ever changing world. Today, metal forming and fabrication technology features computer numeric control (CNC) machines that automatically perform a number of tasks that were once done manually. Modern metalworking professionals are more computer programmers than they are tradesmen. The timeless craft of...

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Advice for a Successful Bathroom Renovation
Jun04

Advice for a Successful Bathroom Renovation

If basic infrastructure requirements are not met, the most aesthetically ornate reno will in time, be transformed into a shambles. This especially applies when it comes to renovating a bathroom. Moisture is arguably the most insidious thing, when it comes to damaging a building. Since the bathroom is constantly subjected to it, it should be seen as the most physically abused room in your home. Therefore, every precaution should be...

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From Damaged to Jaw Dropping
Jun04

From Damaged to Jaw Dropping

The beauty of a home built from bricks is easy to achieve, but only if the materials used are strong, ultimately limiting future problems. This 40-year-old house in the charming township of Amaranth was initially exposed red brick, but then deterioration problems set in. In charge of the restoration was Martin Porteous, president of The Outside Guy Inc, in Orangeville. They are a go-to company for all your outside projects, but their...

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