Purposeful Ways to Style a Multi-Purpose Room
Jun04

Purposeful Ways to Style a Multi-Purpose Room

(Family Features) Whether you call it a laundry room, mudroom or something else entirely, that multi-purpose space is likely a hub of activity in your home. For homeowners creating this utility space from scratch, the sky is the limit, but even if you’re updating an existing room, there are plenty of ways to add purposeful style and function. Homeowners are often looking for ways to use the rooms in their homes in multiple ways. With...

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Smooth Painting
Jun04

Smooth Painting

When I was a kid, my parents decided to paint our kitchen. It was the first time since they built the house that they had decided to take on a painting project. I remember lengthy discussions on which paint to buy, whether they needed to prime the walls first or not, and which method was going to be the best to get the paint properly applied (brush, rollers, both?) – and this wasn’t even including settling on a colour that would make...

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Learning to Love Your Home
Jun04

Learning to Love Your Home

If you’re anything like me, then you have spent a lot of time flipping through the glossy pages of high-end magazines, gazing at the beautifully decorated homes, dreaming about the day that you’ll be able to achieve something similar, but fearing that it is something that will never be possible. It’s far from an uncommon misconception, the belief that you need deep pockets to create the designer looks you see in perfectly put together...

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On Par for the Win
Jun04

On Par for the Win

That feeling. That feeling you get when you walk into a complete stranger’s home and instantly know you’re somewhere special. Well, this home is just that kind of home. A home where you can feel the love, the family connection, and the comfort that happy memories provide, memories that this home holds so dear. For most homeowners, your home tends to change over the years based on the needs of the current family dynamic. Considering...

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Bringing It Back to Life
Jun04

Bringing It Back to Life

If you have ever taken those first steps to renovate your home then you are more than aware of how it goes. It always starts in a simple way: just growing tired of the same old, same old, you decide that you’ll put a fresh coat of paint on the walls – something to brighten up the place a little. Nothing major, just paint; nice and simple. Except, well… the search for paint leads to the discovery of a wallpaper accent that you simply...

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Welcome Home
Jun04

Welcome Home

When you close your eyes to think of your favourite place to be, what do you see? A place warm and welcoming, where one thing likely ties everything together: the furniture, décor and sentimental pieces you have collected over the years to create a place you feel at home in. Arthur Cash and Carry, found on the corner of Smith and Fredrick St in the heart of the welcoming village of Arthur ON, is perfectly located for anyone to stop in...

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Bold New Bathroom Trends That Will Inspire You!
Jun04

Bold New Bathroom Trends That Will Inspire You!

When Caroline Paquet and her husband Gord purchased Cover-Ups Flooring in Arthur just a little over 10 years ago, neither of them knew for certain what direction their new venture would take them. Gord had been a general contractor in the renovation business for many years, and Caroline (a designer by trade) had always wanted to have a storefront of some sort. When they heard that the owners of Cover-Ups were retiring and looking for...

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FEATURE HOME: An Exciting, Uniquely Designed Home
Jun02

FEATURE HOME: An Exciting, Uniquely Designed Home

It takes a certain skillset to be able to just look at a piece of property, and quickly determine it’s likely a great investment. For this feature home, Jeff Bell, Owner at Jeff Bell Construction, knew right away he had something special with this home. He knew it would be a challenge, and he also knew he could deliver. The result, in so many incredible and well thought-out details, is absolutely spectacular. “When I first saw this...

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“Our goal is to ensure that every customer can find something that fits their individual taste and budget.”
Feb26

“Our goal is to ensure that every customer can find something that fits their individual taste and budget.”

If you have not already visited North End Furniture and Mattresses, and you are on the hunt for great quality furniture at great prices, it is most definitely worth your while to pay them a visit. Located in the West End industrial area of Orangeville, North End is a pleasant surprise and a definite departure from your typical big box furniture store. I had the pleasure to sit down with Barathan Suthakar, co-owner and manager of the...

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Discover Nature-Inspired Paint Trends for a Calming Home
Feb26

Discover Nature-Inspired Paint Trends for a Calming Home

(Family Features) When it comes to home design, colour can change everything. From understated, clean hues and calming neutrals to soft greens and mid-tone colours with artistic qualities, a whole new style is just brush strokes away. With the right colour palette, you can transform your space to highlight contemporary trends while creating your desired ambiance. These curated Clark+Kensington colour palettes, showcasing on-trend...

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5 Ways to Design with Authentic Materials
Feb26

5 Ways to Design with Authentic Materials

(Family Features) Creating a welcoming and relaxing space may be easier than you expect when you give natural materials a leading role in your design. Elements like natural stone, wood, fiber, metals and even plant life can allow you to express a sense of unique personal style that is broadly appealing. Most inviting rooms share one quality: ample natural light, which creates a subtly vibrant and energetic ambiance. Other aspects of...

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Thinking of buying a rural property?
Feb26

Thinking of buying a rural property?

Test the water system’s quantity, quality and functionality before finalizing the deal. It is understood that there are urban amenities that will be sacrificed when opting for the serenity of rural living. At the same time, a rural property owner should expect the base comforts of proper heating, electricity and water. If you are thinking of buying a rural property, however, you need to pay more attention to water before you finalize...

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5 Tips for Creating Your Own Gallery Wall
Feb26

5 Tips for Creating Your Own Gallery Wall

(NC) With more people spending time at home and postponing vacations this year, many of us are taking on more DIY projects. A fun thing you can try is a gallery wall, which is a great way to display memories and decorate your space. white wall with photos of the family in various photo frames Gianmarco Bernaudo from Fujifilm Canada recommends these top five tips for making a flawless gallery wall at home: Pick a space: An important...

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A Unique Renovation Which Required “Out of the Box” Thinking
Feb25

A Unique Renovation Which Required “Out of the Box” Thinking

When Tom and Donna began looking for a new place to call home back in 2017, they knew they were looking for something special and unique. Donna had relocated to the Elora area from the city in 2010, and she had fallen in love with the natural beauty and small-town atmosphere that Wellington County offers all who visit and stay. She enjoys the challenge of the renovation and design process, and she had already purchased and renovated...

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Creating a Beautiful Home Spa Space
Feb25

Creating a Beautiful Home Spa Space

Having a space to call your own is becoming essential in our ever-growing quest for self-preservation, self-thought, and the need to simply have a private space to relax and recharge. Usually once a year, I’ll treat myself to a day at the spa for a little self-care, and to be able to “shut out the noise”. It remains an annual luxury because for me it’s a personal indulgence, and not an investment I can enjoy on a more frequent basis....

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