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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Getting Quality from Your Products and Renovations
Nov30

Getting Quality from Your Products and Renovations

When it comes to our homes, like anything else, we want to ensure that we are getting the best quality. Whether it’s for the interior or exterior, we want to make sure that the things we purchase are not just going to look great, but are also going to stand up to the inevitable wear and tear that life is going to put on them. With so many options on the market, it can be difficult to tell what’s going to stand the test of time and...

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A Seamless Addition to a Heritage Home
Nov30

A Seamless Addition to a Heritage Home

While building a new home can be challenging, building a new home designed to provide space for two separate family spaces within one structure, can be downright overwhelming. But for this lovely homeowner, using the resources of Dave Patterson from Cedarport Windows and Doors (who just also happens to be her son-in-law) not only took the pressure off, but was fitting for so many more reasons. “When our family purchased this home, we...

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Unique Home with a Coastal Vibe
Nov27

Unique Home with a Coastal Vibe

Ferguson Fine Homes has a long-standing tradition of designing and building quality homes in Dufferin County and the surrounding area, so it is not surprising to find that the construction of their own home was no exception. Although Chad and Marrie Ferguson had owned their lovely property on the 6th line for more than 10 years, only recently did they complete construction on this gorgeous, 2800 square foot open-concept bungalow. Just...

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All Things Beautiful For the Holidays
Nov27

All Things Beautiful For the Holidays

Well, here we are again! That time of year when family, friends, and communities come together to “deck the halls” by creating warm, beautiful, and personal spaces. And we’re certainly in luck, as some of the most fabulous winter and holiday decor can be found right in the village of Arthur, ON, at a lovely store called “The Plumber’s Wife”. “We absolutely love this time of year here at the store,” says owner Paula. “The boxes...

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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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