The Ultimate One Stop Shop Experience
Aug30

The Ultimate One Stop Shop Experience

If you’re anything like me, you have been spending a lot of time at home recently and the definition of “a change of scenery” has become moving from watching the TV in the living room to streaming a movie from your bed. Many of us, as of late, have become far better acquainted with our homes than we previously were – and while sometimes a better acquaintance helps us fall more in love, it can also give us time to notice the flaws...

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Designing Your Room – From Concept to Reality
Aug30

Designing Your Room – From Concept to Reality

Renovating any room can be a daunting task. We would all like to think that we can DIY like an HGTV Star. However, in all reality it can take an entire team of professionals to pull off some of the extreme renos that appear to happen overnight.  It takes vision, experience, and a lot of planning and preparation to ensure that any design project is completed on time, on budget and to your specifications. Hiring professionals like the...

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The Key to a Successful Kitchen Renovation
Aug30

The Key to a Successful Kitchen Renovation

Designing and planning a kitchen renovation is not for the faint of heart.  Not only is it a significant financial investment, it can also mean a major upheaval in your household for a lengthy period of time.  Kitchens are often the centre of the home, not just a place where meals are prepared, but rather the hub of household activity on an ongoing and regular basis.  Dining and entertaining, conversations and shared stories, and...

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A Tale of Two Renos: Transforming Your Home Into Your Ideal Space
Aug30

A Tale of Two Renos: Transforming Your Home Into Your Ideal Space

If you even dabble in home decor, you already know that the right floor will tie your entire room together; which is why instead of telling you what you already know, I’m going to get right into telling you why Cover-Ups Tile Carpet & Flooring, located in both Arthur and Fergus, is going to be exactly where you need to go to turn your home into the dream space that you had always been looking for. Bathroom Reno Take the word of...

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Setting the Stage: Keeping Your Home Fresh with A Touch of Class by Mags
Aug28

Setting the Stage: Keeping Your Home Fresh with A Touch of Class by Mags

Our homes are an extension of ourselves. In every design choice that we make, we show who we are, as people and as family. Like ourselves though, our homes cannot stay the same forever. As people we grow and change and our homes need to grow with us. Whether it’s a matter of upsizing, downsizing, or simply adapting to new styles and growing tastes, A Touch of Class by Mags has you covered for just about anything that you and your home...

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Restoring An Italianate Beauty in The Heart of Downtown Orangeville
Aug27

Restoring An Italianate Beauty in The Heart of Downtown Orangeville

Restoring a historic Italianate style home can be a daunting task, with many complications and challenges to be found along the way. When Thomas and Susan Kydd purchased 12 York Street in historic downtown Orangeville back in the spring of 2017, they sought to find a professional contractor/builder who would have the vision and ability to help them to realize their goal of a complete renovation that would honour the original...

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Good Things Come in Small Packages!
Feb26

Good Things Come in Small Packages!

Making Your Small Bathroom Renovation a BIG Success! With real estate costs on the rise, and mortgage rules becoming more stringent, many people are having to purchase smaller, older homes or to simply stay where they are and renovate. As a result, quality contractors are busy, and bathroom renovations are particularly in demand. Older homes tend to have less functional bathrooms and are often limited by the original design of the...

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Assisting from Any Stage of Your Decorating Idea
Feb26

Assisting from Any Stage of Your Decorating Idea

Kamelyan Your Home Decor originally opened in 1978 in the Orangeville Mall as St. Clair Paint & Wallpaper. In the early nineties though, the St. Clair brand merged with Color Your World and forced a unique name change for the family owned and run home decor company. Christine Eisses, who continues to run Kamelyan, says that the name selection process could also be considered a family affair, in part thanks to her mother. “My...

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Unique, Forward Thinking
Feb26

Unique, Forward Thinking

And with their mantra “SHOP LOCAL”, so much to offer! The Great Canadian Solid Wood Furniture Company has a long history of producing quality, Canadian made furniture. Specializing in made-to-order furniture and built-ins made from 100% Canadian wood, they are a client-focused and service-oriented business that strives to provide top quality, custom made products at reasonable prices. With a prime store front location and...

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5 Tips to Refresh Your Home in the New Year
Feb26

5 Tips to Refresh Your Home in the New Year

(Family Features) Each new year gives you the chance to reset and start new routines. When you’re considering new approaches to healthy living – whether eliminating or adding habits to improve your daily life – beginning with your home is an optimal choice. Your living environment has a strong influence on your life, and it’s worth evaluating how you can make updates that create a positive space for you and all that the new year will...

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FEATURED HOME: A Forever Home
Feb25

FEATURED HOME: A Forever Home

Moving from your home is one of life’s most significant events, and it can prove to be a stressful and emotional undertaking. Embarking on a new adventure in a new home can be exciting and scary all at once. It can spark inspiration for new possibilities, while at the same time make us wistful and sentimental as we say goodbye to the place where many fond memories were created. When John and Judy Rietkerk began their latest new home...

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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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