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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Breathe New Life Into That Old Family Friend
Mar13

Breathe New Life Into That Old Family Friend

Sometimes, a piece of furniture takes on a life of its own. That living room sofa has endured your rambunctious kids bouncing on its cushions, provided a comfortable settee for important visitors and served as an impromptu bed when you came home from an exhausting outing and needed a nap. Its springs, legs, arms and backrest have absorbed a lifetime of household history to the point where it’s a family member in its own right. Yet,...

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Customer Service & Community Pride
Mar13

Customer Service & Community Pride

Headwaters Home Improvement Centre is really a one-stop shop for everything “home improvement”, serving people from Orangeville to Guelph. It is the brainchild of Chris Naraysingh, who opened it four years ago after spending 30 years in materials handling and manufacturing. His objective is to provide a local home improvement centre emphasizing quality products, service and exceptional prices. No Matter What Your Need, They Have It...

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As the Saying Goes; “Your Home is Your Castle”
Mar13

As the Saying Goes; “Your Home is Your Castle”

It comes as no surprise that people might wish to beautify the grounds of their special abode. Maybe you’ll see vine-covered pergolas functioning as portals to a backyard oasis filled with colourful and meticulously-kept gardens; a place where shutters and awnings compliment the landscape to create that perfect touch. In this, the 21st century, the ancient practice of residential beautification can blend with cyber age technology in...

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Beauty and Warmth for a Newly Built Home
Mar13

Beauty and Warmth for a Newly Built Home

We’ve been very fortunate here at LivingSpaces & Lifestyles to have had “inside access” to some of the most beautiful homes in our region. And one thing that all these beautiful homes have in common is having used and enjoyed the services of many of the talented retailers and contractors in our area. Cover-Ups Carpet and Flooring, with locations in both Arthur and Fergus, is one such talented business, as this team has all your...

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When Friendship Gets Down to Business
Mar13

When Friendship Gets Down to Business

What do you get when you pair home owners who are in the construction business with a talented designer who just happen to be friends? An incredible home renovation, that is beautiful, functional, and filled with love. Paula Coffey, owner of The Plumber’s Wife in Arthur Ontario, is well known throughout the area for her design expertise, and appealing decorative style. Not to mention her beautiful retail storefront and showroom, with...

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A Home for a Lovely Family; Delivered by a Talented Family
Mar13

A Home for a Lovely Family; Delivered by a Talented Family

You have plans to build your dream home. You want a home to share and entertain with family, friends, and loved ones, building memories, and enjoying life. You also need a home that requires some special attention to functionality, to meet the needs of everyone who lives and visits there. It requires an area dedicated to professional space that, while providing privacy, still flows with the entire design. To meet the demands of this...

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