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Survey finds majority of Canadians aren't living in their ideal home

Survey finds majority of Canadians aren’t living in their ideal home

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Survey finds majority of Canadians aren’t living in their ideal home

by Sarah Carrey, Peak Communicators Ltd.

A new survey commissioned by CENTURY 21 Canada found most Canadians aren’t getting close to their ideal living situation until well into their 50s.

The survey of 1,000 Canadian adults living in eight metropolitan centres across the country found that, when asked how close their current living situation is to their ideal, 41 per cent ranked their situation as close to their ideal (8 – 10 on a 10-point scale), while 43 per cent ranked their situation moderately close to their ideal and 16 per cent far from their ideal. Once age is factored in the gulf widens considerably, with only a third of those aged 25 – 54 saying they are living in close to their ideal situation while a majority (56 percent) of those aged 55+ said they are living in close to their ideal situation. Even in the 45 – 54 age range about one in five said their living situation is far from their ideal – about the same percentage as young adults.

“While you would expect young adults may not be not living in their ideal situations as they work to establish themselves, it was striking that their satisfaction level didn’t improve significantly until people got into their 50s,” said Brian Rushton, Executive Vice-President of CENTURY 21 Canada. “It was also surprising that while two-thirds of Canadians told us a single detached home is their ideal a quarter preferred an apartment, primarily because they value a low maintenance lifestyle.”

Arbor Peaks, Great Gulf
Arbor Peaks, Great Gulf

The results also varied by region. Forty-nine per cent of those surveyed identified type of home as their top two priorities when considering purchasing a new home, while 46 per cent identified location/neighbourhood as one of their top two considerations. Other factors include condition of home, size, proximity to amenities, age of home, and proximity to transit.

“This survey tells us that when people buy a home they are buying a lifestyle. What that means varies widely with the individual, but it typically requires deciding what is most important within your budget and what compromises you’ll make to get as close to your own ideal living arrangement as possible,” Rushton said. “This is consistent with what we hear from CENTURY 21 realtors, who tell us they regularly work with clients to help them determine their top priorities in a new home and how that lines up with their lifestyle.”

Davis Heights, Lucchetta Homes
Davis Heights, Lucchetta Homes

Across all eight metropolitan areas, 65 per cent of Canadians identified a single detached home as their ideal, with another 24 per cent identifying an apartment as their ideal. The remaining 11 per cent preferred a semi-detached home or other arrangement (trailer, houseboat, etc.). The numbers varied by region, with only 52 per cent of Metro Vancouver residents preferring a single detached house compared to 79 per cent in Calgary and 80 per cent in Regina. Interest in single detached houses peak at ages 35 – 44, especially among those with children at home, declining afterwards. Single people and couples without children are more likely to prefer apartments.

Those who prefer a single detached home identified a private and independent lifestyle, a yard, tranquility, space, and privacy as their top reasons, while those who prefer apartments identified a hassle-free lifestyle and lower maintenance as their top reasons.

On a similar note, while 63 per cent of Canadians would like a bigger home, a significant minority (19 per cent) would like to move into a smaller home.

The online survey was conducted by the Lana Porter Group Inc. with 1,000 Canadians aged 18+ between June 15 and 25, 2018. The sample included 200 residents each in the greater metropolitan areas of Vancouver and Toronto and 100 each in the greater metropolitan areas of Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Montreal, and Halifax.

Century21.ca


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Marble Trend - Now Featuring Terrazo - Porcelain Line

Marble Trend – Now Featuring Terrazo – Porcelain Line

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Marble Trend – Now Featuring Terrazo – Porcelain Line

Indulge in the Terrazzo Trend with the benefits of Porcelain with our TERRAZO Porcelain Line.

Contact us for more information about the TERRAZO porcelain line or visit our website marbletrend.com for more information.


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It's all there at the Fall Home Show 2018

It’s all there at the Fall Home Show 2018

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It’s all there at the Fall Home Show 2018

Modern Families Cause Designers to Look Beyond Modern Design

It’s not like it was in the olden days; kids are returning home from college and staying indefinitely, and parents and grandparents either looking to downsize or who require some extra medical attention are moving in with their kids as well. Families now come in all shapes and sizes, and the way we design our homes needs to reflect this with sophisticated, intelligent and functional design.

When architects and interior designers look to design living spaces in 2018, clean, modern and open concepts aren’t the only factors to be kept top-of-mind with multiple generations living under one roof, creating a functional space requires thoughtful consideration for everyone’s needs. Thankfully, the 2018 Toronto Fall Home Show has many functional design solutions that can help with three main issues in multi-generational houses: organization for personal items, ways to maximize living space and creating privacy where you thought impossible.

Organization for personal items

1. Some people hide their belongings under the mattress, but why not maximize the space under the bed in general? Furniture stores like Leon’s offer platform bedframes with drawers underneath to provide more storage and space in a bedroom—while still looking sleek.

2. Look for slick and modern shelving units and headboards that will come in handy for all those accessories you never know where to put. If you’re really stuck for floorspace though, you can always hide your room in the walls. Hidden Bed Factory creates custom murphy beds, desks and even fridges that can be tucked up to conserve space.

3. With the right furniture, you can really get a sense of privacy while keeping the look of your home sleek and modern. Dividing up an open room with a piece of furniture is all you need, like a room divider, book case, or a chair or couch to sit in when you just want your own space.

For a trick that seems so silly it just might work: with strategic furnishings, even a comfy chair or couch with higher arm rests can give you the feeling you’re alone.

4. Keep private items out-of-sight from guests with hidden storage compartments and multi-purpose furniture. Ottoman storage is an easy way to save space, but multi-purpose coffee tables are getting more creative. Try a playable—yes, you heard that right—multi-function, old-school Atari Pong Coffee Table that has USB chargers, a digital clock and hidden controls controls.

Maximize living space

5. Take a look beyond furniture to see if spaces are well-assigned—maybe some bedroom swaps are needed? Utilize basement and main floor rooms that fit their inhabitants: grandparents will most likely not want to have to walk up and down stairs to get to their room. And your kids just returning home from college don’t necessarily want to be on the same floor as their parents anymore. Try connecting with GTA General Contractors to see how your space can be used more efficiently.

This year’s Toronto Fall Home Show will bring you everything from the things you absolutely need, desperately want, and everything in between. With solutions ranging from functionality, décor and big home projects like that reno you haven’t gotten around to.


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RENO EXPERT: The Doers' Dozen

RENO EXPERT: The Doers’ Dozen

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RENO EXPERT: The Doers’ Dozen

by Jim Caruk

Twelve essential tools every homeowner should have in their toolbox

A wise homeowner knows that it’s usually best to leave large projects to the pros. But even if you have no plans to ever build your own furniture or deck, you should have a proper set of tools to handle routine household chores and maintenance tasks. Here are the key items to include in your toolbox.

Photography: bigstock.com
Photography: bigstock.com

HAMMER

Everyone needs a hammer, or two. A lighter-weight 16-ounce claw hammer (with a rounded back) is good for general household tasks. If you’ve got plans to build your own fence, deck, or other larger projects, a heavier 20- or 24-ounce framing hammer will help get the job done faster.

A SET OF SCREWDRIVERS

Unfortunately, there’s no global standard for screws. The Canadian-invented, square-headed Robertson screwdriver is generally recognized as the best option to avoid “cam-out” (when the driver slips out of the screw head), but star-pattern Phillips and slot screws are commonly used everywhere else. A complete kit has a couple of different sizes of slot and Phillips drivers, and red-, green-, and black-handled Robertson drivers.

UTILITY KNIFE

The name says it all, this is your utilitarian cutter. But don’t cheap out on a plastic carpet knife. Invest in a sturdy model that locks the blade safely in place. When the tip gets dull, simply snap it off at one of the perforations along the blade.

A CROSSCUT HANDSAW

You certainly wouldn’t want to build an entire deck with a handsaw, but having one is essential for countless small tasks, from shortening a hockey stick for junior to pruning some small tree branches.

A 25-FOOT TAPE MEASURE

Look for a tape measure with clearly labelled measurements and sturdy tab that locks the blade open. A good-quality tape measure will extend out 10′ or more before buckling. And always remember the old adage: measure twice, cut once.

LOCKING PLIERS

Commonly known by the brand name, “Vise Grips,” these tools have two useful features: they’re adjustable and, once you find the right size, they can be locked in place. Bonus feature: there’s usually a wire cutter built into the gap where the two handles meet.

A SOCKET SET

Whether it’s tightening furniture, fixing bikes, or assembling shelves, there are countless jobs you could do with pliers, but are best suited for a socket wrench. A complete set includes both metric and imperial-sized sockets because, in Canada, you never know what you’re going to be up against.

ALLEN OR HEX KEYS

Allen is a commonly used brand name for these hexagonal headed items. Anyone who’s ever put together something from Ikea knows how versatile these little L-shaped tools are. But they’re useless if you don’t have the right size for the job. Pick up a set so you’re never left unhinged.

CORDLESS DRILL/DRIVER

Today’s cordless tools have the power of their corded cousins without the need to find a plug, and the battery life to complete almost any job on a single charge. Look for a model with adjustable speeds. LED lights that turn on when you press the trigger are useful and now a common feature. You should also invest in a set of good-quality driver bits (with Robertson, Phillips, and slot heads) and some drill bits.

A TWO-FOOT LEVEL

Eyeballing those picture frames is a start, but a small level helps verify they’re horizontal. At this size, it’s still easy to manage one-handed.

A QUALITY FLASHLIGHT

Many little fixes require you to get into dark corners. Flashlights are rated in lumens for their light output, the more the brighter. A good option to consider is one that comes with a head strap so you can work hands-free.

A TOOLBOX

How many times have you gone to the “the drawer” where your screwdriver, measuring tape, or flashlight are supposed to be…and they aren’t there. Your tools are often needed to be used in unison. So it makes sense that you keep them all in one place. That can be an old-fashioned metal box or, for more versatility, a modern backpack style tool bag.

Photography courtesy of Margaret Mulligan
Photography courtesy of Margaret Mulligan
Jim Caruk, Renovation Editor

We look forward to hearing from you and welcome your feedback. Do you have a reno or decor question for our team of experts?

Email editorial@renoanddecor.com


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COVER STORY: EDITOR'S CHOICE - Lucchetta Homes

COVER STORY: EDITOR’S CHOICE – Lucchetta Homes

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COVER STORY: EDITOR’S CHOICE – Lucchetta Homes

Life your best life in Niagara

The principals of Lucchetta Homes know a good thing when they see it. As a result, purchasers benefit from their keen eye and their appreciation for only the finest locations in Niagara.

Bottom line – buying a home in Niagara is a fraction of the cost of those in the GTA, and the quality of life is far superior, according to Kim Kopyl, director of sales and marketing for Lucchetta Homes.

Last year alone, Lucchetta Homes won, or were nominated for, more than 20 awards by all levels of builders’ associations – local, provincial and national. It’s this recognition, that inspires them to keep upping the bar, and it’s what new homebuyers desire when seeking out the best in quality.

OUTSTANDING COMMUNITIES

Due to be released this July, Lucchetta is touting Davis Heights as Niagara’s finest new address. This luxury development will feature a limited release of bungalows and bungaloft towns, overlooking a ravine and the Niagara escarpment. In respect for a rare chestnut tree, Lucchetta will be building around those trees, in order to preserve them. This type of care is also evident in the attention to detail that they invest in each, and every, home.

At Davis Heights, the LUXE Collection will be custom curated by the renowned interior design firm Raphael Gomes Interiors. Two gorgeous model homes (opening in July), will feature a glass-encased wine cellar in the staircase filled with local wines. Homes will be priced from the $800,000s for floorplans that range from 1,600 to 3,000 square feet. The VIP Grand Opening for Davis Heights will be July 28 and 29, 2018 from noon to 5 p.m.

Riverside at Hunters Pointe has just launched in June 2018. There are two new stunning Model Homes to view. The Net Zero-ready Model Home features chic accents, contemporary architecture and sumptuous great rooms with 12-foot ceilings where Lucchetta’s signature luxurious quality is eminent. For a limited time, there is $25,000 off for any new purchase.

Riverside, features luxury bungalow towns and single detached luxury, custom homes. Homes are priced from $499,900. This limited release includes private waterfront, water-view canal lots.

To accommodate current needs and trends, Lucchetta Homes offers an array of newly designed exterior elevations. “We wanted to give our homeowners more choice. We listened to their needs and provided three different exterior elevations for every floorplan. There are contemporary, transitional and traditional plans to choose from,” says Kopyl.

When they’re not busy building homes, Lucchetta is involved in strengthening the neighbourhood.

“As we develop the area, giving back to the community is very important to us,” says Rob Lucchetta. “We are actively involved with many charities in the Niagara region.”

NIAGARA AT ITS BEST

While all homes are built to superior standards, it’s the Niagara area that fuels their passion. Kopyl, an industry expert, can attest to that. She is quick to mention all of the advantages of living in the area, which includes lower living costs, award-winning restaurants, worldclass wineries, beaches, designer outlet shopping, casinos and the Shaw Festival, as well as its proximity to a plethora of other attractions and amenities.

The GO Transit train is well on its way to Niagara. There are also fifteen-minute flights from Toronto to Niagara. And for those who like to travel, the Buffalo and Niagara airports are a convenient and inexpensive way to do so.

With an abundance of green space, outdoor activities include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, boating, fishing, paddle boarding, cycling, horseback riding and golfing.

“Simply put, this is a lovely place to live a very balanced, and fulfilled, life,” says Kopyl.

FAMILY VALUES

Ugo Lucchetta started the company more than 60 years ago and it quickly became known for its quality construction, craftsmanship and unparalleled customer service. Sons, Robert and Ed Lucchetta, are now at the helm and they carry on the traditions started by their father. Their hard work has paid off with ongoing recognition, in addition to the loyalty and word of mouth praise expressed by their customers.

“Our attention to detail, along with our goal to exceed our clients’ expectations, has culminated in luxury homes and resort style communities that exude both class and functionality,” says Ed Lucchetta.

LUCCHETTA HOMES

Go online for more information on any of Lucchetta Homes’ communities.

LucchettaHomes.com


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TREND WATCH: Awash in Watercolour

TREND WATCH: Awash in Watercolour

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TREND WATCH: Awash in Watercolour

by Silvana Longo

Dive into soft washes of colour inspired by the palette of ocean waves and sunsets. The wanderlust of watercolours echo dreams and memories of distant shores and sand-washed hues. If you just want to test the waters, choose from painterly pillows and art to textiles and ceramics; they add a delicate and whimsical touch to your decor. If you’re already a fan of the watery inks and visible brush strokes, take the plunge with these stunning watercolour designs in flooring and wallcoverings.

1 Painter’s Palette Canvas ART – 24 X 36 – $49.50; indigo.ca

2 Cloud WALLPAPER by Emma Hayes, Sky, $335 per 11-yard roll; newwall.com

3 Lagoon Serving BOWL, $29; urbanbarn.com

4 Zoe Bios Corner RUG, $699-$1,820; westelm.ca

5 Casetify Watercolor Leather APPLE WATCH BAND, $52 US; anthropologie.com

6 Alto Watercolour TILE Effect Flooring design. Go to atrafloor.com for pricing and shipping information

7 Leaves Toss CUSHION 20X20, $39; urbanbarn.com

8 Watercolour PILLOW COVER, $3; ebay.ca

9 Peachy Painter’s Palette PILLOW COVER – 18 x 18 – $34.50; indigo.ca


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AT HOME WITH MEN AT WORK: Suite Solutions

AT HOME WITH MEN AT WORK: Suite Solutions

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AT HOME WITH MEN AT WORK: Suite Solutions

by Paul Gallop
Photography: bigstock.com

Men at Work Design-Build president, Paul Gallop, takes a look at the ever-growing housing issues in Toronto and possible building solutions to keep people in the city.

Since many RENO & DECOR readers live in old homes in the core of Toronto, we’re bringing a bit more of a local perspective from our team who spend their days working in the trenches facing the challenges of planning and renovating our fragile, densely-packed, older neighbourhood houses.

We’re so fortunate to be living in a thriving, internationally-envied urban centre, but let’s face it, some of our old Hogtown homes are in serious need of improvement, inside and out. Our properties are small and expensive, and it’s confusing trying to understand what’s technically and legally possible, and what will actually add real value and comfort for you and your family. What’s worth saving, and what is too far gone? How do you balance the architectural, structural, and interior finishing details while considering energy efficiency, zoning and building-code regulations? Which of those inspirational style ideas you’re seeing in the pages of magazines like RENO & DECOR will actually work in your old-Toronto home?

BUILDING ISSUES IN THE SIX

In upcoming issues we’ll explore questions like these with help from our award-winning team of designers, engineers, project managers and trade professionals, whose focus is exclusively on renovating old-Toronto houses.

One issue that may be of particular interest to Toronto homeowners is the City of Toronto’s proposed Changing Lanes—Laneway Suites project. With a network of approximately 311 kms of laneways weaving throughout many older parts of the city, there is untapped potential to introduce a new form of housing accessible from these lanes. Allowing the construction of secondary suites or small houses at the rear of residential properties served by laneways could increase the supply of desperately needed rental units. It would also provide a source of potential income for homeowners who are struggling with the high cost of property ownership in the city.

BACK ON THE TABLE

A previous initiative to explore laneway housing was rejected by the city due to the complexities and challenges of severing properties and servicing the new buildings through the restricted laneway spaces. The proposal currently under review is based on the idea of allowing the construction of an accessory building that would form part of an existing residential property, and would still be owned as part of the main property. The building would be serviced from the existing house on the property. It would not contemplate land severances or independent utility services. The thinking is this would be more like having a basement apartment, only instead of the apartment being in your basement, it’s in a detached little building in your backyard facing the lane.

CANADIAN CITIES EMBRACE LANEWAY HOUSING

There are numerous factors that the city must consider in determining the viability of this concept, including zoning, building code, fire and emergency services access, demands on public services and the concerns of neighbours and community groups. The city has undertaken an extensive review of the idea and has developed a set of draft guidelines for implementing a program in the districts of the former City of Toronto and East York. The proposal is presently going through various community hearings, with what so far seems to be generally enthusiastic support. Like all things bureaucratic, it’s a slow process and impossible to know if or when it may come to pass, but the signs are encouraging. Other municipalities in Canada and the U.S. have either adopted or are seriously exploring similar laneway housing programs, including Vancouver, Ottawa, Regina and Edmonton.

For more information, the city has a webpage devoted to the program.

Specializing in home additions and major home renovations in old-Toronto neighbourhoods, Men At Work Design-Build provides integrated engineering, design and professional construction services to help solve home space problems for Toronto families.

Paul Gallop is the founder/president of the award-winning design-build firm, also a two-time winner of the BILD Renovator of the Year award.


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INDUSTRY EXPERT: The Waiting Game

INDUSTRY EXPERT: The Waiting Game

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INDUSTRY EXPERT: The Waiting Game

by David Wilkes

Looking to renovate? Getting permits and approval may take longer than the work itself

Your family is growing and you need more space. You have two options. You can sell your house and move into a bigger home, or you can renovate your home and add more living space. You love your neighbourhood and do not want to move, so you decide to renovate.

Your first inclination may be to focus on the latest trends and finishes, but before you do that, your time is much better invested in getting the necessary approvals and permits. In some cities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), that can take months for a smaller renovation and up to a year for more ambitious projects.

Photography: bigstock.com
Photography: bigstock.com

REALITY BITES

Many homeowners are under the mistaken impression that it is as simple as filing your plans and obtaining your permit—a week or two and on to swinging hammers. The reality can be quite different. When planning a major renovation or custom-home build, the approval and permitting times can stretch for months, and may include multiple steps of getting approvals for variances to existing zoning requirements, setback regulations and obtaining approvals from other municipal departments like Urban Forestry. If re-zoning through the Committee of Adjustment is required, the entire process can take well up to a year.

Layered onto this, many municipalities are failing to meet The Ontario Building Code’s timeframes of just issuing a building permit in 10 business days, delaying renovation projects and adding unnecessary costs to projects. In 2017, in the City of Toronto, nearly half of all residential building permits were not issued within the required legislated timeframe.

RENO RED TAPE

The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) reviewed 6,011 City of Toronto permits and the average timeframe for issuing these permits was 31.4 calendar days. That is two to two-and-a-half times the provincially mandated maximum. It is important to note that this review included thousands of applications from very basic and quick permits, to permits with values of over $100,000; the issuing of these permits took an average of 45 days or six weeks.

Further delays in the process come from a lack of access to inspectors and inspection delays that can tangle homeowners up in even more red tape. Your dream renovation has now become a bureaucratic nightmare. The permit and approval system needs a good renovation itself.

PROPOSED SOLUTIONS

BILD wants to put the customer first so they can enjoy their newly renovated or custom-built home sooner rather than later. Based on our members’ experience, we wrote the Service Standard of Excellence document to provide practical guidance to municipalities on how to speed up approvals and make the process more efficient.

We are asking cities to commit to a reasonable turnaround time for renovation permit applications, we are proposing the implementation of a one-window permitting, web-based portal that makes the application process smoother and transparent, and we are calling for improved service by building inspectors similar to the standards expected for Internet and telephone providers.

As we get closer to the 2018 Municipal Elections this fall, we will be meeting with councillors and mayors across the GTA to ask them to adopt the measures outlined in the Service Standards of Excellence and get them to provide building and renovation approvals and permits in line with the provincially mandated requirements.

David Wilkes is president and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), the voice of the home building, land development and professional renovation industry in the GTA.

For the latest industry news and new home data, follow BILD on Twitter, Facebook, BILD’s official blog, and bildgta.ca.


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Davis Heights - Lucchetta Homes

Davis Heights – Lucchetta Homes

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Davis Heights – Lucchetta Homes

Premier properties in Niagara Region

Due to be released in July, Davis Heights is one of Niagara’s finest new addresses. This luxury development, by Lucchetta Homes, will feature a limited selection of bungalow and bungaloft luxury custom towns, backing onto a lush ravine and the Niagara escarpment. In respect for a rare chestnut tree, Lucchetta will be building around those trees, in order to preserve them. This type of care is also evident in the attention to detail that they invest in each, and every, home. At Davis Heights, the LUXE Collection will be custom curated by the renowned interior design firm – Raphael Gomes Interiors. The model home, will feature a wine cellar in the staircase, filled with local wines from the area. Homes will be priced from the $800,000s for floorplans that range from 1,600 to 3,000 square feet.

As part of Riverside’s Grand Opening Special at Hunter’s Pointe, new home buyers will receive $25,000 off the purchase of a luxury, single detached, custom home. Premium, pie-shaped lots, plus private waterfront and water-view canal lots are available from $499,900, with expected occupancy in May, 2019. Two model homes, designed by Wendi Pelfrey, are now open, including the net zero-ready Lancaster model. “Buying a home here is a fraction of the cost of comparable homes, in the GTA,” says Kim Kopyl, director of sales and marketing for Lucchetta Homes. “And the quality of life, is far superior.”

WELL RECOGNIZED

Ugo Lucchetta started the company more than 60 years ago. Today it is well-known for their quality construction, craftsmanship and unparalleled customer service. Sons, Robert and Ed, carry on the traditions started by their father. Their hard work has paid off with ongoing appreciation, in addition to the loyalty and word-of-mouth praise expressed by their customers.

Last year (2017), alone, Luchetta Homes won, or were nominated for, more than 20 awards by all levels of builders’ associations – local, provincial and national. It’s this recognition that has inspired them to keep upping the bar, and it’s this validation from their peers and professionals that has inspired new home buyers to seek out one of the best.

NIAGARA AT ITS FINEST

There are many perks and benefits to living in this area, which include lower living costs, award-winning restaurants, world-class wineries, designer outlet shopping, casinos, the Shaw Festival, and it’s proximity to a plethora of other attractions and amenities. The GO Train is well on its way to Niagara. And, for those who love to travel, you can easily access the Buffalo and Niagara airports, in addition to the Toronto Pearson International Airport. With an abundance of green space, outdoor activities are plentiful, and include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, boating, fishing, paddle boarding, cycling, horseback riding and golfing. “Simply put,” says Kopyl, “this is a lovely place to live a very fulfilling life.”

The principals of Lucchetta Homes have a keen eye, and have developed some of the finest locations in the Niagara region.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Home Furnishings

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Home Furnishings

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Home Furnishings

by Rise Levy

BEAUTY & FUNCTION

Scan Decor offers unique Scandinavian & contemporary furniture. You will find their products to be beautiful and functional. They feature the Stressless Skyline easy chair, which has a unique look, with a retro-inspired modern cushion design. Visit them at 4080 Fairview Street in Burlington or 1200 Kennedy Road in Scarborough.

SCAN DECOR

scandecor.ca

THE CENTREPIECE BETWEEN ART & FUNCTION

Canadian artist Matthew Young creates custom pieces featured in galleries with tables that elevate any conversation. The combination of grains that race throughout the live-edge wood on top of steel-pipe legging bring any room to life, and lamps that set the mood just right. Check out the online gallery.

MATTHEW YOUNG

mywoodtable.com

COLOURFUL & VERSATILE

Handmade in India from natural fibres, these pouf ottomans instantly add a splash of rustic texture and colour to your space. Poufs are perfect for use as a footrest; just kick up your feet and relax. Alternatively, you can use poufs as side tables by simply placing a tray on top. Best of all, when guests come over you can use it as extra seating.

D.O.T. FURNITURE

dot-furniture.com

FUNCTIONAL, CONTEMPORARY & AFFORDABLE

The Chesterfield Shop, in business since 1948, has five convenient locations in North York, Scarborough, Newmarket, Mississauga and midtown Toronto. With a huge selection of contemporary leather and fabric seating, The Chesterfield Shop specializes in sofabeds, which are ideal for smaller spaces in need of functionality. Available in multiple sizes, shapes and designs, with a great choice of mattress options and upgraded mechanisms, The Chesterfield Shop’s sofa beds are always comfortable for both sitting and sleeping.

THE CHESTERFIELD SHOP

thechesterfieldshop.com

HUNDREDS OF TOP-GRAIN LEATHER OPTIONS

The Gallin Stationary Chair has hundreds of top-grain leather options. It comes with Spring Down-Cushions, an eight-way hand tied seat construction and a tight-button back. Take a ride and visit Canada’s largest leather showroom. It’s worth the drive to Acton.

HIDE HOUSE

hidehouse.ca


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