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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Refresh Your Home
Jun04

Refresh Your Home

The welcome mats are laid out for your arrival at Benjamin Moore’s individually owned Focus on Decorating. Established for more than 20 years, Focus on Decorating is Orangeville’s premiere paint and décor store that specializes in one-on-one expert service that you simply won’t find in larger chain stores. They pride themselves on their wide range of product and colour knowledge. Everything from superior paint and stain coatings,...

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BUSINESS PROFILE: GK Interior Solutions, Guelph
Jun04

BUSINESS PROFILE: GK Interior Solutions, Guelph

You’re thinking of taking on a kitchen renovation and your mind is full of budgets, designs, project management and trying to decide which company is going to deliver the end result you see in your mind’s eye. One company that is sure to deliver far beyond your expectations is GK Interior Solutions. Opened by Gord Campbell and Karl Stamp, this corporation has been in operation since 2007 but has over 30 years of talent and experience...

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Your One Stop Shop and Overall Best Value!
Jun04

Your One Stop Shop and Overall Best Value!

Aman Sandhu, of Designer Furniture Outlet in Guelph, literally knows furniture from the inside out! He comes to this business honestly and it is his passion! When he came to Canada at the age of 15 with his family, he had to find a part time job after school to help out. This very first job was in a furniture manufacturing company. He initially started installing the springs in sofas, and from there he progressed to cutting the...

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Come for the Coffee Stay for the Botany
Jun03

Come for the Coffee Stay for the Botany

The smell of fresh coffee is typically not associated with a flower shop, but Suzanne Gardner Flowers is anything but a typical flower shop. The shop itself contains no remnants of the former sandwich shop previously located in the space. Suzanne Gardner and her husband have consciously preserved the 200-year-old building, mixing exposed brick with oversized furniture; creating   an industrial look that is both chic and welcoming....

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Living Off The Grid: Peaceful, Sustainable and Smart!
Jun03

Living Off The Grid: Peaceful, Sustainable and Smart!

“Sustainable Living describes a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society’s use of the earth’s natural resources, and of one’s personal resources. Its practitioners often attempt to reduce their carbon footprint by altering their methods of transportation, energy consumption, and/or diet.” Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? Well, that’s because it is. We’ve recently had the pleasure of sitting...

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