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Get some Design Intervention at the GTA Home & Reno Show

Get some Design Intervention at the GTA Home & Reno Show

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Get some Design Intervention at the GTA Home & Reno Show

by David Wilkes

GTA Home & Reno Show presented by RE/MAX coming February 16 to 19, 2018 at the International Centre in Mississauga

I love investing in my home. It’s where my family and I start and finish our day, it’s where we relax and entertain — it’s where we live our lives.

I have picked up inspiration and ideas for home improvement projects from home shows over the years. And now I work with the team that creates the four annual events because they are a part of BILD.

With the GTA Home & Reno Show presented by RE/MAX coming up on February 16 to 19, 2018— the Family Day weekend — at the International Centre in Mississauga, I sat down with Toronto Home Shows’ online community manager, Anna Rocoski, and answered a few questions to help explain how visitors can get the most out of the show — and make their next home renovation a success.

Anna Rocoski: How has the GTA Home & Reno Show helped you with your own renovations?

David Wilkes: We were looking to change the exterior of our house, so we went to the show not really knowing what to do or what the cost would be. We talked to a couple of people who were in the renovation business, specializing in stucco and other exterior work, and we were pleased to leave with some ideas. These ideas led to a follow-up visit to another home show and finally to doing business with the renovators. They ended up doing a great job of changing the exterior of our home and we’re happy to this day with the work they’ve done.

AR: What is the best approach when planning a visit to the GTA Home & Reno Show?

DW: There are two ways to go. One way is to go to explore possibilities for making your home different and the other is to go with an idea or plan in mind. We’ve often gone to get ideas and have come away with exactly what we needed to start making a concrete plan. The show is a great investment of your time because you see new things you didn’t think about and learn very specific information on how to undertake a project.

AR: Have you ever tried a DIY home improvement?

DW: Yes, but it didn’t go well. Do-it-yourself takes many forms, from hanging a picture to completing a big kitchen renovation. I tend to let the professionals do the bigger ones, whether inside or outside the home, because I recognize that larger projects require skills that I don’t have. DIY is fun, but you have to have the right tools, the right equipment, the right confidence, and that’s not who I am. I stick to hanging pictures.

AR: What are you most excited about seeing at this year’s GTA Home & Reno Show this year?

DW: I can’t wait to meet RenoMark renovators at the Destination Renovation booth. They’re offering free, 15-minute consultations and I am looking forward to getting professional advice. I’m also a huge fan of Handyman’s Corner, where I can pick up tips on how to improve my picture-hanging skills and tackle other small fixes around the house.

My turn to ask a question: As an insider, what other features of the show would you recommend to people?

AR: In addition to more than 300 vendors, we have expert speakers like HGTV’s Scott McGilligvray, Cityline’s Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, handyman Chris Palmer, a feature home built by Bonneville Homes, interior designers offering free consultations at Design Intervention (sponsored by Reno & Decor magazine), family activities on Family Day and so much more.

And from experience, I’d say plan your day online at gtahomeandrenoshow.com — and be sure to bring your smart phone for photos, a notebook and a pen.

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


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GTA Home & Reno Show 2018

February 16 – 19, 2018
The International Centre, Mississauga, ON


RENO & DECOR Magazine presents “Design Intervention

From February 16 – 19, 2018 at the International Centre, visit RENO & DECOR at booth # 263 to have all of your design and decor concerns put to rest. Design Intervention runs every day from 11 am to 5 pm. On-hand will be a host of design and decor experts along with your favourite R&D contributors offering free 15-minute consultations. Be sure to bring along your photos, samples and floor plans to ensure you get the most out of your appointment.


RENO & DECOR Booth Designer

Designing the booth this year is Kate Davidson. Kate Davidson is Designer, Principal of Kate + Co. Design Inc. For more then a decade, this design firm has focused on being a multi-disciplinary interior design firm providing complete residential & commercial design services throughout Toronto, GTA and North America. Known and respected for envisioning and creating stylish adaptable livable spaces.

kateandcodesign.com

INSTAGRAM: kateandcodesigninc

 

 


The Realities Of Your Renovation …

Looking to have a successful renovation experience ahead?   Designers Linda Mazur and Rebecca Hay will demystify and share with you some of their best cost saving secrets to the most common of home renovations as well as their latest must have design and trend items to consider for your bathroom and upcoming kitchen and home renovations.

Appearing Saturday, February 17 at 6 pm & Sunday, February 18 at 12 pm


Design Intervention appearance schedule:

For updated designer appearance schedules, please keep checking back here.

Every day from 1 pm – 4 pm

Friday, February 16 = 1:30 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, February 17 = 11 am – 3 pm

Monday, February 19 = 11 am – 5 pm

Friday, February 16 = 11 am – 1 pm

Saturday, February 17 = 11 am – 1 pm

Friday, February 16 = 11 am – 2 pm

Friday, February 16 = 3:30 pm – 6 pm

Monday, February 19 = 2:30 pm – 5 pm

Saturday, February 17 = 3 pm – 6 pm

Sunday, February 18 = 1:30 pm – 4 pm

Saturday, February 17 = 11 am – 1 pm

Saturday, February 17 = 3 pm – 6 pm

Sunday, February 18 = 1:30 pm – 4 pm

Friday, February 16 = 11 am – 3 pm

Saturday, February 17 = 1 pm – 3 pm

Sunday, February 18 = 11 am – 1 pm

Monday, February 19 = 12 pm – 2:30 pm

Sunday, February 18 = 11 am – 1:30 pm

Sunday, February 18 = 11 am – 1:30 pm

Monday, February 19 = 11 am – 1 pm

Friday, February 16 = 4 pm – 6 pm

Sunday, February 18 = 4 pm – 6 pm


RENO & DECOR Would like to thank the following sponsors of DESIGN INTERVENTION:


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GTA Home & Reno Show will inspire homeowners to use smart technology, master their next design project and make their home more energy savvy.

Steer your home renovation into the right lane at the GTA Home & Reno Show, presented by RE/MAX at the International Centre in Mississauga on February 16 to 19, 2018. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore more than 300 exhibitors, meet with the GTA’s top contractors, suppliers and design experts and be inspired by renovation and DIY celebrities.

“The GTA Home & Reno Show is a great resource for your next home project, big or small,” said show manager Tina Holmes. “There is always something to do at home, whether inside or outside. From a simple hardware upgrade to a massive renovation, consumers are looking for advice and the hands-on experience they need to tackle any project with confidence.

“This year’s stage lineup and onsite experiences ensure you are on route to transforming your house into a dream home.”

Turn Right at Inspiration

The GTA Home & Reno Show has an amazing lineup that will inspire homeowners to integrate smart technology into their space, master their next design project with ease and make their home more energy savvy.

Control 4, a mini starter home on wheels, showcases new smart home technology and how it can work behind the scenes to complement the decor of any residence.

The cheekily named Granny’s House shows that not all oldies are goodies. Tour this interactive space and experience everything that could be wrong with your home – from drafty outlets to inefficient windows – and learn how to make the right upgrades, saving you energy and reducing your monthly bills.

Inspiring new reno projects and DIY ideas is a stimulating lineup of Canada’s favourite design and renovation celebrities at the CasaLife Main Stage. Presented by Thomasville Cabinetry, HGTV’s Scott McGillivray will be sharing his top do-it-yourself tips. If you’re planning a renovation in 2018, don’t miss TV handyman Chris Palmer, CityLine’s Leigh-Ann Allaire and carpenter craftsman Jordan Spear. If craving design inspiration, don’t miss designers Linda Mazur and Rebecca Hay, as well as colour trend Expert Janice Fedak.

Turn Left at Expert Advice

Once inspired, start planning by sitting down one-on-one with an expert. Test your skills, or gain new skills at one of the show’s many interactive spaces, or bring your pictures, sketches and more for a free consultation with some of the industry’s best personnel:

DIY Tooling Centre: Chat with experts to learn how to handle the tools you need to undertake your next DIY project, from painting to plumbing.

Handyman’s Corner: Canada’s ultimate handyman, Shawn Monteith, will be here to share his secrets, from patching walls to tackling trim.

Destination Renovation presented by BILD & RenoMark: Meet face-to-face with renovators and builders alike for a no-nonsense, one-on-one construction consultations that will save you valuable time and money.

Design Intervention presented by Reno & Decor Magazine:  Celebrity interior designers and decorators will be on hand to offer individual consultations, free advice and expert tips.

Ask a Certified Landscape Design Expert: Transform your outdoor space with a custom 15-minute complimentary talk with top garden and landscape experts.

Feature Home Straight Ahead

Walk through the “Axelle” Feature Home. Built by Bonneville Home, this full-scale home offers inspiration you can see and touch, fusing three design styles into one and showing that traditional beauty can be mixed with a full range of contemporary features.

When you visit the GTA Home & Reno Show you will have arrived at your destination.

The GTA Home & Reno Show

The International Centre
6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga

Friday, February 16  =  10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 17  =  10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 18  =  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, February 19  =  10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Small Space Bathroom Luxury

Small Space Bathroom Luxury

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Small Space Bathroom Luxury

by Linda Mazur

Many of us live in what is commonly considered “small spaces”, whether we are urbanites, condo dwellers or empty-nesters who have down-sized, we find that our square footage is now at a premium.  However, just because we live in a slightly smaller footprint than perhaps our suburbanite counterparts does not mean we must forgo a beautiful and luxurious aesthetic in our homes.

Small space design is about creative thinking as well as making good use of your space; which is enhanced by utilizing correctly sized products.  With the surge in small-space dwelling we are finding that many retailers have introduced designs that cater to the small space dwellers.  Take for example Victoria + Albert, a company that is completely on trend with their extraordinary collection of freestanding tubs designed for a smaller footprint without compromising on luxury.  Add to your bathroom design with a custom-made vanity that offers maximum storage while fitting your space correctly and enhance it with any number of beautiful, durable and low-maintenance quartz countertops from Quartex Surfaces.   To complete your elevated bathroom design, look to one of my go-to bathroom boutiques in the city Watermark, for a great selection of faucets and fixtures that will complement your space beautifully.

Style and luxury is not determined by the size of your space, but the design.  Be inspired by all that you see, but also be realistic about your space and your budget.  A good bathroom design will be able to deliver all that your heart desires while creating for you a wonderfully luxurious, relaxing and inviting room that reflects your individuality and needs for years to come.

If you’re considering creating a luxury bathroom for yourself this year, join me at the GTA Home and Reno Show, International Centre, where I’ll be discussing how to make the most of your upcoming bathroom renovation without compromising on luxury, style or functionality.

Splish Splash — Create A Luxurious Bath ! 

Saturday, February 18, 2017 @  5 pm
Monday, February 20, 2017 @ 1 pm

Presented by RENO & DECOR and Quartex Surfaces


Also, be sure to visit Linda at the Design Intervention booth #263 during the following times:

Friday, February 17, 2017 = 11 am – 2 pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 = 2 pm – 4:30 pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 = 3 pm – 5:30 pm
Monday, February 20, 2017 = 2 pm – 5 pm


Linda Mazur is a nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group.
With almost two decades of experience this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating relaxed stylish spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada.

LindaMazurDesign.com, @LindaMazurGroup


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GTA Home and Reno Show offers tips and tricks for all homeowners

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GTA Home and Reno Show offers tips and tricks for all homeowners

by Bryan Tuckey

If you are considering a home renovation or just bought a new home and need some inspiration or expert advice, visit the GTA Home and Reno Show.

The show runs February 17-20, 2017 at the International Centre in Mississauga and is all about home renovation and repair. It features more than 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services to suit everyone’s renovation wants and needs.

If you are an aspiring do-it-yourselfer, you’ll love the Handyman’s Corner exhibit, where you can get tips and tricks for your upcoming project from Canada’s Handyman Shawn Monteith. Every day Shawn will work with the audience on a number of common home improvement tasks. It’s a great way to learn more about things such as painting, grouting or drywall repair.

You’ll find even more celebrities and seminars at the Casalife Main Stage. From maximizing the space inside your home to boosting its resale value, there will always be something happening on the stage, so check out the full schedule at gtahomeandrenoshow.com.

Colin and Justin
Colin and Justin

Some of the celebrity appearances you can look forward to include design duo Colin and Justin, HGTV’s renovation expert and Dragons’ Den contestant Damon Bennett and Cityline’s DIY and design expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault.

A must-see presentation for anyone planning a home renovation is the Five Steps to a Successful Renovation seminar, which will take place at the Casalife Main Stage on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at noon.

Two professional RenoMark renovators will walk through the five essential steps to a home or condominium renovation, offer helpful tips and answer questions from the audience. The seminar will guide you through the early planning stages of a renovation, outline what you should know about permits and point out what to look for when hiring a renovator.

Another great source of professional renovation advice is Destination Renovation, BILD’s featured exhibit at the show. It will have a team of RenoMark renovators sharing their expertise and offering helpful renovation tips. Feel free to bring your photos, sketches and floor plans.

Destination Renovation is also a great place to learn about the national RenoMark program and how it can help you find professional renovators, trade contractors and custom builders. The program was created by BILD in Toronto in 2001 and was so well received it has since expanded nationwide.

All RenoMark renovators operate under a code of conduct that commits them to providing a written contract for all jobs, offering a minimum two-year warranty and having at least $2 million worth of liability insurance.

Tickets for the GTA Home and Reno Show can be purchased online at gtahomeandrenoshow.com. Just a reminder that parking at the International Centre is free.

I hope you enjoy the show.

Bryan Tuckey is president and CEO of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). Find him at twitter.com/bildgta, facebook.com/bildgta and bildblogs.ca.


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RENO & DECOR Magazine Presents “Design Intervention”

From February 17 to 20, 2017 at the International Centre, visit RENO & DECOR at booth 263 to have all of your Design and Decor concerns put to rest. Design Intervention runs every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On-hand will be a host of design and decor experts along with your favourite R&D contributors offering free 15-minute consultations. Be sure to bring along your photos, samples and floor plans to ensure you get the most out of your appointment.


RENO & DECOR BOOTH DESIGNER, LINDA MAZUR

Designing the booth this year is Linda Mazur. Linda is a nationally publicized designer and Principal of Linda Mazur Design Group. With almost two decades of experience, this in demand multi-disciplinary design firm is known for creating relaxed stylish spaces and full-scale design builds within Toronto, the GTA and throughout Canada.

RENO & DECOR and Quartex Surfaces is proud to present Live On Stage:

Splish Splash — Create A Luxurious Bath ! 

Saturday, February 18, 2017 @  5 pm
Monday, February 20, 2017 @ 1 pm

Whether you’re planning on renovating a small powder room or customizing a luxe master ensuite retreat learn how to make the most of your

upcoming bathroom renovation.  Designer Linda Mazur will walk you through on how to create a blissful bathroom space that both stylish timeless and functional.

Linda will share some of the latest must have products and how to plan your bathroom renovations.

 


Also, be sure to catch Linda on stage along with fellow designers
Melissa Davis and Dvira Ovadia, as they discuss kitchen designs and trends.
Appearing Sunday, February 19, 2017 @ 1 pm


Design Intervention: A host of experts, along with some of R&D’s contributors, will be on hand for free 15-minute consultations to advise you on any design, decor and reno concerns. Bring along your photos, samples and floor plans to be sure you get the most from your appointment.

Appearing:

Friday, February 17, 2017 = 2:30 pm – 6 pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 = 11 am – 3 pm
Monday, February 20, 2017 = 11 am – 2 pm

Friday, February 17, 2017 = 2:30 pm – 6 pm
Monday, February 20, 2017 = 2 pm – 5 pm

Sunday, February 19, 2017 = 3 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday, February 18, 2017 = 1 pm – 3 pm

Saturday, February 18, 2017 = 4 pm – 6 pm

Saturday, February 18, 2017 = 3 pm – 6 pm

Friday, February 17, 2017 = 11 am – 2 pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 = 2 pm – 4:30 pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 = 3 pm – 5:30 pm
Monday, February 20, 2017 = 2 pm – 5 pm

Friday, February 17, 2017 = 11 am – 2:30 pm

Sunday, February 19, 2017 = 3 pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday, February 18, 2017 = 3 pm – 5:30 pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 = 11 am – 3 pm

Friday, February 17, 2017 = 2 pm – 6 pm
Monday, February 20, 2017 = 11 am – 2 pm

Monday, February 20, 2017 = 11 am – 3 pm

Friday, February 17, 2017 = 11 am – 2:30 pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 = 11 am – 1 pm

Saturday, February 18, 2017 = 11 am – 3 pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 = 11 am – 3 pm

Saturday, February 18, 2017 = 11 am – 2pm


RENO & DECOR would like to thank the following sponsors of Design Intervention:


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