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.
Torlys Inc., a company synonymous with bringing innovative flooring solutions to market, launches a truly revolutionary new type of floor with CorkWood.
Climbing up a flight of steps or getting into a bathtub may become increasingly difficult with age. Royal Home Improvements, a residential renovation general contractor, and recommended partner with the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP), understands the increasing need to provide home modifications that allow homeowners to live comfortably and safely in their homes.
How do you throw a holiday party with all the elegance of a sit-down dinner without a dining table? I love to entertain but I currently don’t have a dining table.
So save yourself the stress and cost of looking elsewhere for a dream home. That perfect space is possible right where you currently reside, with the added bonus of not purging your possessions and packing your life up into boxes.
Here’s my top tips for getting the best of your kitchen renovation in both the long term, and in your everyday enjoyment.
Society and/or self-professed style mongers love speculating what colour trend will dominate this season and overshadow the ever-popular, always in style shade: black.
ATLANTIS BATH CENTRE: Introducing one of Kohler's newest collections, Composed. This gorgeous bathroom faucet epitomizes the ever-popular minimalist design with refined curves making it an elegant, timeless piece.
The end of the year is fast approaching—the start of what I like to call the “season of soirées.” Holiday parties this year are taking on a more luxurious tone, welcoming the return of indulgence, glamour and colour that leaves guests begging for more.
YAMAHA CANADA MUSIC: The Yamaha DGX-660 ensemble digital piano features a variety of interactive features that make learning, playing and sharing music fun for everyone.
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.
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.
Since 1989 Men At Work has specialized in renewing and enlarging older houses in core Toronto neighbourhoods. We are experts in managing the challenges of renovating sensitive old buildings into beautiful, functional, comfortable living spaces.
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.
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.
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.
DelSuites offers fully furnished and serviced condominiums in 20 locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including Downtown, Midtown, North York, Markham, Scarborough, Mississauga, Etobicoke and Brampton.
The DXV brand of luxury bathroom and kitchen fixtures celebrates and draws on American Standard’s rich history, now in its 15th decade. DXV re-imagines design classics from four of the most influential design periods of the past fifteen decades.
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.
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.
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!
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”.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Design Exchange, a not-for-profit museum funded by its members and donors, is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. We are committed to delivering accessible design experiences and education and we aim to provide the tools necessary to connect design learning to the ordinary and extraordinary.
Comfort. It can mean different things to different people. What it means to us is always ensuring your home and business are just the way you like it. Cool when it’s hot outside. Warm when it’s cold outside. And with all the hot water you need to keep your day running smoothly.
Fisher & Paykel and DCS by Fisher & Paykel appliance brands inspire people through indoor/outdoor kitchen and laundry products, designed with real life in mind. The brands incorporate innovative technologies driven from a passion to produce the most technically advanced, efficient, and contemporary styled appliances.
Appliance Love is not your typical appliance store. We are a boutique firm that strives to provide innovative products and services to our clients.
Oak & Tenon specializes in designing and producing custom furniture and cabinetry. We make functional art in wood with enduring style and quality ingrained.
Table lamp, floor lamp, clip on shade and custom lampshades available in over 100 different materials and configurations. As historic and restoration experts, our services have been utilized on over 100 projects across Canada and the United States. Lighting restorations and rewires are our specialty. If you are thinking of having a light restored, we are the people to talk to.
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.
Dimplex North America Limited is the world leader in electric heating, offering a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial products. The company’s commitment to innovation has fostered outstanding product development and design excellence. Stoves, fireplaces and specialty fireplaces are sold throughout North America under the Dimplex brand name for consumers and under OptiFlame for builders.
We understand what a kitchen means to you and your family. At Southbrook Cabinetry our aim is not only to design, manufacture and install kitchens… We create spaces for families to thrive in. Talk to us about your vision for your kitchen and we will help you create a space that your family will enjoy for years to come.
Imagine a kitchen with limitless possibilities. From start to finish, your design experience will be effortless as our expert designers collaborate with you to create a masterpiece you will love. We are devoted to helping you achieve your desired ambience while creating a functional kitchen and solving any challenges your space presents.
ARD Outdoor is a retail & trade furniture division of the family owned and operated wholesaler Cana-Foam Products, manufacturing in Toronto since 1964. ARD Outdoor provides design professionals a source for quality outdoor furniture featuring innovative design and unique materials.
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