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House Building Trends Building a house? See our outline of the options currently trending in house building today. Bathrooms As a fundamental room, bathrooms encounter heavy duty use multiple times a day in most houses. Building bathrooms require designs that address challenges specific to wet areas such as moisture management, ventilation and fluctuation of temperatures. Trends in 2017 include luxe wood finishes that are oil treated to withstand water, tap wear that is brass, matte metallic or black in colour and vibrant, statement tiles that create contrast in this traditionally petite room.Still in the bathroom, a digital shower will ensure immediate hot water and pressureRead More →

Kitchen Plan What good is a kitchen if you can’t even move around in it? There’s no point in designing your own kitchen, if the end result winds up making you stress out in your own home over dinner. If you’re bending and stretching, crouching or reaching, or having a hard time finding a spice or a utensil you need, you can wind up making cooking a miserable experience for yourself. So how do you avoid this? You avoid this by thinking ahead. Don’t rush your kitchen plan. There’s a lot you have to think about. Kitchen Floors You’re going to want comfortable floors ifRead More →

Tips to Reuse Home Goods Up-cycling is a great way to reduce waste in your life. Taking old items and, instead of throwing them out, reusing them and giving them a brand new purpose. You can do this with many different home goods — big or small — and we’re here to give you a few ideas on how to do this yourself. Holders for Bathroom Supplies Credit: derpinaMODE Little odds and ends in your bathroom can take up way more space than they really ought to. From floss, to cotton balls and cotton swabs, to barrettes, bobby-pins, and other hair accessories. These little items reallyRead More →

The first thing a renovator or builder will tell you, should you ask about the importance of a home’s windows, is thatpremium windows will always add to the resale value of your home.They can also save you between 15% and 30% of your energy bill, because recent developments in efficiency technology have far surpassed the performance of windows from ten or fifteen years ago. Nowadays, although many premium windows use vinyl and aluminum for the frames, since these tend to be more weather-resistant,there are still many styles available in wood. For traditionalists out there, nothing tops an energy-efficientwindow with modern, high-performance features made by http://goldenwindows.comRead More →

It’s not just people who have a special commitment to interior design who should consider investing in custom-made furniture. There is nothing quite like the effect that a bespoke piece can have on the atmosphere of a room, especially for a signature item like a dining room table made out of real Canadian wood. Your guests will be blown away: sizing, stain, wood type, and sometimes optional features such as leg style, all combine to create a piece of furniture that is uniquely – and perfectly – designed for your home.Read More →

If you are a Toronto-area restaurant owner, you probably have to contend with many creatures including wasps, rats, spiders, millipedes, but the last thing you want is trouble with ants. The majority of ants found in Canada are not combative but according to Health Canada, some are still capable of stinging and no matter what, ants are a danger to the quality standards of your restaurant. Even though ants don’t pose a physical threat necessarily, they are more than happy to eat and contaminate your entire inventory of food (pestcontrolcanada.com). Ant problems can quickly become overwhelming, which can lead to the wrath and ire ofRead More →

Redesigning your 19th century Rosedale home can be a lot of fun. It can also be a lot of work, if you’re doing the work yourself. When you have a beautiful house that old, you want to restore instead of renovate completely. Keeping in mind its original design while you create your own can create a wonderful new hybrid of old and new. After installing new floors and window coverings and splashing a neutral colour on your walls, it’s time to think about filling the beautiful space you’ve created. What better way to match your sophisticated restoration than with modern leather furniture? As part Toronto’sRead More →

New Kitchenaid(R) Collection: A Fresh Take on Brand’s Iconic Design When you think Kitchen Aid, you think quality, durability and clean lines. Engineering and design may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Kitchen Aids new collection is about to change that. Kitchen Aid is creating a fresh take on their brands iconic design. They are incorporating what you have come to love in Kitchen Aid with a new, modernized look. They have taken appliances to the next level – beginning with an industry first: black stainless steel. The look is like no other. Not only are there clean lines, a satiny finishRead More →

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