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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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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