Renovating for seniors’ safety
As adults approach their golden years, the homes they once thought of as sanctuaries can become unsafe. Families wrestle with the decision to keep parents and grandparents in their homes or move them into assisted living facilities or other senior residences.
Modifying seniors’ homes to make them safer is another option. The National Institute on Aging says that families might be able to have a senior stay at home by helping older relatives remain independent but safe. The following are a few ways to do just that.
Integrating elements that add strength and character
Every time I go out into my 10-acre garden, I am reminded that the food I grew with such pride through the summer is melting away into pockets of rot. But I am here to tell you there is an encore happening in your garden
Nestled among the charms of downtown Oakville, this three-level townhouse boasts picture perfect lakefront views, with sailboats and swans bobbing by daily. The aquatic outdoor scenery became a natural source of interior inspiration, with each room designed to frame the vistas and invite them in. Here’s how we achieved this serene marine esthetic.
A baby’s room needs to be fun and playful, but also a place they can grow into. For this baby boy’s nursery I kept longevity in mind, creating a space that would take him from toddler to teen with minimal updates.
Bathrooms are traditionally one of the smallest rooms in your home, and have long been simply a functional space that never garnered much attention. However, today bathrooms are becoming elevated to highly stylized spaces that not only evoke personal taste but customized lavishness.
The luxurious touches that transform an ordinary bathroom into a spa-like experience
I worked closely with the homeowners to lay out all the interior walls, including the master bathroom, leaving us with a smaller-than-average master bath. The goal in this space ultimately was to pack as much function and style in this master retreat, despite the smaller size.
In my line of work, I am often come across innovative home products, and new designer colours and trends long before they hit the consumer market. It’s part of what I love about my job!Take a look at a few cool things I’ll certainly be including in my fall client projects.
From the first time designer Natalie Venalainen met with clients about expanding the third floor of their home to include a master bedroom and ensuite bath, it was clear they knew what they wanted—a clean-lined, light-filled, modern space.
Vangarde Cabinet Design & Factory Inc. specializes in aftermarket cabinet fronts and accessories that fit IKEA kitchens. We transform ordinary looking IKEA kitchens into extraordinary ones. Finally, there is a choice for more desirable cabinet doors and accessories for your IKEA kitchen.
X-Tile is sure to have whatever you need to express your unique individual style. We offer you an exceptional variety of wall and flooring options in ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, glass, mosaic and much more from leading suppliers around the world. Let our knowledgeable and friendly staff help you in your dream renovation or building project.
Canada's premium quartz manufacturer, HanStone Canada, is revolutionizing the quartz industry. Produced in a state of the art facility in London Ontario, HanStone Quartz is known for superior quality and exceptional design. Locally Made. Distinctly Beautiful. Naturally Canadian.
Cosentino is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’s lives.
We've been proudly serving the community for more than 160 years. We deliver natural gas safely and reliably to two million homes and businesses across Ontario. With safety as our ongoing priority, we're committed to making communities better places to live.
At Riobel we design, create and assemble faucets, shower systems and accessories in our Canadian facility located in St-Jérôme, a suburb of Montréal. Our modern and fashionable products are designed to fit all kitchens or bathrooms. They are easy to install, while mechanical parts are accessible from above the counter to facilitate cleaning and maintenance. Riobel: a benchmark of excellence since 1995!
More than a kitchen and bath luxury showroom, The Water Closet offers unparalleled service, selection and solutions for all your plumbing and heating needs. Our goal is to be your full-service showroom while “Enhancing the Flow of Life”.
Allan Rug Co. has been serving the GTA builders, designers, architects and the public for over 50 years. Supplying a full range of commercial and residential carpeting in a wide range of colours and styles from leading manufacturers.
With over 90 years of experience, BLANCO is the leading kitchen sinks and faucets manufacturer. From handcrafted in Germany Steelart® sinks and the beauty of Silgranit®, to the European design faucets, BLANCO products are celebrated worldwide for their unmatched quality and design. Blanco Silgranit® sinks are proudly manufactured in Canada TRADE ONLY.
Fisher & Paykel incorporates the world’s most innovative technologies and produce the most technically advanced, efficient and contemporary styled appliances. DCS created the first line of high end, commercial quality appliances and expanded to pioneer indoor and outdoor kitchen solutions for the at home chef. TRADE ONLY.
Euro-Line Appliances has brought elite European engineered appliances to Canadian homes for over 25 years. Our brands exceed expectations and have earned awards in design, engineering, performance, and energy efficiency. All of our cooking, refrigeration, dishwashers, and laundry appliances are created to conserve our non-renewable resources.
Space Age Closets and Custom Cabinetry has been serving Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area for over 30 years. Our services include a wide array of custom storage solutions for every room in your home. With decades of experience designing and installing custom closets and cabinets we pledge to provide excellence in service and get the job done right the first time.
Master Edge Homes is built upon a foundation of expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship. With a team of dedicated and diligent personnel, Master Edge Homes executes home builds and renovations precisely how you envisioned them. From design and build to complete renovation, we are passionate about exceeding excellence with meticulous design, skilled construction, and project management.
Sharing Passion & Performance. With our unique expertise and sensibilities, gained from our devotion to sound and music, we are committed to creating excitement and cultural inspiration together with people around the world.
From a modest machine shop in Baltimore to the surface of the moon, we’ve proudly provided innovative solutions for over a century. Discover the pioneering history of BLACK+DECKER.
Fusion Stone is an easy and budget-friendly way to beautifully upgrade your home, inside and out. A patented Shouldice innovation, Fusion Stone is a thin stone veneer that is easily installed with the included stainless steel clips & screws. You just screw it to the wall and it’s “Hooked for Life”.
Custom drapery, drapery hardware, blinds, shutters, specialty shades (including motorization and home automation), bedspreads, headboards, quilting, upholstery, fabric library, and a complete in-house drapery workroom. We also offer custom programs for builders, designers & decorators.
Over the past 14 years Factory Tile Depot has become #1 for everything tile and stone. With 5 locations showcasing the latest and greatest trends in the tile industry, we have built the confidence of trade and retail clients alike. We are proud to offer well thought out showrooms, extensive selections of hard to find tile-stone, on site designers, and some of the best after care support in the industry. Experience the FTD difference on your next project.
Established in 1987, Caesarstone pioneered the original quartz surface and continues to be a leading developer and manufacturer of premium surfaces. Highly functional and design forward, Caesarstone surfaces have endless application possibilities including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, wall paneling, furniture and more.
Appliance Love is not your typical appliance store. We are a boutique firm that strives to provide innovative products and services to our clients.
MyShades has been a leader in the window coverings industry for more than 35 years. We have served as a major Hunter Douglas Gallery dealer for Toronto and GTA homeowners and businesses. MyShades has been and will always be committed to delivering the highest level of products, service, and selection to our customers. Our goal remains to be number one in the industry and the hearts of our customers and interior designers throughout Toronto and the GTA.
Building on the reputation and experience that DOT Furniture has acquired in the past twenty years, we have recently expanded our product mix. It includes an extensive selection of indoor furniture and casual living pieces that provides sophisticated solution to any setting. That’s why we say: From porch to patio and every furnishing in between… we’ve dot you covered.
Experience the craftsmanship and performance of Monogram Appliances at our 4,000 sq. ft. Design Centre with interactive culinary studio. Located at the corner of Castlefield and Ronald in Toronto’s Design District, this building is a resource centre for designers, trade and consumers alike.
Build Bold Inc is a unique and competitive online marketplace offering the only the best names in building and renovation supplies at great prices. We are an independent, Canadian owned & operated company, located near the Greater Toronto Area. We are constantly striving to enhance and improve our business by offering a simple and convenient online ordering model as well as an easy mobile tool for people on the go.
The Hide House – A truly unique shopping experience! Find an unrivalled selection of luxurious leather, suede, wool, down and shearling fashions and accessories. Plus a large selection of fine leather furniture in our restored brick-and-beam building.
Kitchen & Bath Classics, is a homeowner-friendly wholesale showroom designed and operated by Wolseley Canada. Our studios are open to the public, providing an enjoyable in-store experience, a wide selection of quality fixtures and brands, with the knowledge and support of expert consultants.
Crystal chandeliers, sconces, mirrors, accent furniture and accessories. Visit our 4,000 sq.ft showroom where we are proud to offer the most knowledgeable and courteous staff in the business. Crystal Design and Decor offers quality and value at reasonable prices while providing individualized attention and customer service. Customization also available to suit requirements and design preference.
Making a grand entrance, is what Unitech Exterior Doors is all about. From the initial drawing to final installation, Unitech Exterior Doors sets the standard in Fiberglass Front Door Entry Systems. Here you will find elegance, durability, style, technology and good old fashioned value.
Central Fairbank Lumber is a company with roots dating back to 1912 and is a part of the Alpa Lumber Group. We are committed to providing you with prompt service, excellent quality and highly competitive prices. We manufacture, on premises, the finest and most complete range of wood mouldings, pre-hung and classic doors and have affiliate companies that manufacture roof trusses, stairs and windows.
We are a full service design firm in Aurora. With over 22 years of industry experience and a well-appointed 10,000 sq. ft. showroom introducing the latest in unique home furnishings, lighting, window treatments, area rugs, accessories, wall art and more.