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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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

lucchettahomes.com


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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RENO & DECOR - August/September 2018

RENO & DECOR – Aug/Sep2018

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RENO & DECOR – Aug/Sep2018

Launched in 1990, R&D is Canada’s Home Idea Book, inspiring readers with the latest decorating/renovating tips and trends.

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Shelter Cove

Shelter Cove

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Shelter Cove

Discover an extraordinary lifestyle

Many of us have fantasies about getting away from it all – leaving the rat race behind, and living an exciting and meaningful life. We seek a lifestyle that is close to nature, along with the beauty, peace and serenity that goes with it. Shelter Cove, a gated waterfront community on the shores of Lake Erie, makes this dream a reality.

Shelter Cove’s list of perquisites is extensive, and it’s difficult to list them all. Because Shelter Cove is a gated community, access is controlled, thus ensuring privacy and security for the residents.

Homeowners at Shelter Cove have the privileged opportunity to experience nature in all its glory. It’s customary to see a magnificent bald eagle soaring through the sky, or a flock of wild turkeys browsing the edge of the woods. Deer regularly make their rounds throughout the community.

For those who are into boating, Shelter Cove is idyllic. It’s only a short walk from your home to your dock, and you can be on the lake in a matter of minutes. The name, Shelter Cove, relates to the natural harbour that it’s on, which means that the private, on-site marina is protected from the wave action of the lake – ensuring that your watercraft is also protected.

If you like fishing, then you likely know that Lake Erie is one of Ontario’s best lakes for sport fishing, with an abundance of walleye and perch.

Shelter Cove’s on-site amenities will include a 5,000-square foot, residents-only clubhouse, which is to be completed later this year. There’s also a large outdoor swimming pool, along with planned walking trails and residents’ garden plots, as well as provisions for boat and RV storage.

At Shelter Cove, chores like grass cutting, leaf raking and snow shoveling are all looked after, as these are all included in the low $100 per month maintenance fee. In addition, residents enjoy the convenience of natural gas. It’s important to note that the community produces its own drinking water, sourced through reverse osmosis from an artesian well. Shelter Cove also has its very own state-of-the-art wastewater plant, so there are no septic tanks.

Amenities surrounding Shelter Cove include supermarkets, healthcare, golf courses and a variety of restaurants, as well as quaint boutiques, and service clubs in nearby Simcoe and Port Dover.

Because Shelter Cove is situated along the shores of Lake Erie, winters here are less severe, thus allowing for the growth of trees and plants not found in Hamilton or Toronto. This area is a part of the great Carolinian Forest.

Bungalow homes up to 2,000 square feet, on 65- to 100-foot lots, are priced from as little as $189,000 with leasehold tenure. Waterfront, water view and forest lots are available.

They’re referred to as manufactured homes, which means that they are built indoors under strict quality control, safe from the elements, ensuring that the building materials are not exposed to rain and, therefore, unlikely to warp. Built to the Ontario Building Code, the homes are exceptionally well insulated and come with high-efficiency gas furnaces to ensure that you’re comfortable and cozy all year long.

Leasehold tenure comes with substantial financial advantages, because residents don’t have the capital outlay of a serviced building lot, which can run as high as $150,000. Investing this money wisely has the potential of paying the annual cost of the lease, while the principal remains intact. For instance, if you sold a home in Hamilton for $504,000 and moved to Shelter Cove, you could take out a mortgage for $184,000, and then invest the proceeds from the sale of your home and have an average annual return of just over $31,000. After paying the mortgage, leasehold fees, taxes and maintenance fee, you’d be ahead by more than $13,000 per year. Visit the Shelter Cove Sales Office for accurate facts and figures as it relates to your particular scenario.

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Shelter Cove Sales Office and Model Homes are open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and by appointment Thursday and Friday.

1.866.416.8848 / sheltercove.ca


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DESIGN/BUILD EXPERT: A Tight Fade

DESIGN/BUILD EXPERT: A Tight Fade

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DESIGN/BUILD EXPERT: A Tight Fade

by Brendan Charters

Great at the barber, catastrophic at home

Sometime since the dawn of civilization, we became obsessed with curb appeal. Emotional creatures to the core, what started as a basic need, shelter has evolved as an avenue of self-expression. The exterior materials, architectural details, combination and orientation of finishes tell a story to the world about who we are, what we may value and how uptight we might be about the state of our affairs. Like it or not, the face our homes show to the world is a reflection of ourselves. Since the absence of personal time seems to be the norm, and very few people enjoy allocating their time or their hard-earned money toward regular maintenance, we will explore the finishes and colours that provide long-term value for your next exterior renovation project.

Photography: Andrew Snow
Photography: Andrew Snow

NATURE’S FORCE

All good things must come to an end. Rain, wind and sunshine erode mountains into prairies and valleys. Volcanoes are transformed into beaches. Some would argue none of those changes are bad things, but when Mother Nature applies her weathering ways to the face of your homestead, a bleached-out and battered esthetic is almost never a desired outcome. As such, when designing and installing your home’s exterior finishes, work from the following basic principles for lasting success.

1. Natural materials weather best: Fight Mother Nature with Mother Nature!

  • REAL STONE
  • WOOD rot-resistant or heat-treated woods, which are neither painted nor stained
  • BRICK
  • METAL such as zinc and weathering (corten), steel which is naturally self-sealing upon initial rusting.
  • avoid man-made materials with topically applied colouring.
Photography: Will Fournier
Photography: Will Fournier

2. Integrated colouring: These are products with colour that is within or part of the makeup, rather than applied

  • NATURAL STONE
  • BRICK
  • METAL
  • STUCCO with paint infusion (rather than painted after application)
  • EXTRUDED MATERIALS (such as PVC’s)
Photography: Valerie Wilcox
Photography: Valerie Wilcox

3. Factory-applied finishes: Controlled environment with baking process to cure finishes to substrates

  • search out flexible vinyl wraps, paints and stains that can expand and contract with the substrate, as all materials move based on their environmental exposure.
  • Warranty of finish is a massively important piece, as is stability of company manufacturing and honouring it.
  • Composite wood, Cement-fibre siding, aluminum siding all great examples of this.

4. Light to Dark: Dark colours attract sun and heat while light colours show dust and dirt more easily.

  • dark will dry more easily after rains but will oxidize and fade faster and more visibly.
  • light will pick up road wash and garden splash back, muddying the appearance.
  • lighter colours fade less and less quickly.
Photography: Andrew Snow
Photography: Andrew Snow

5. Moisture control: trapping moisture is never a good thing in a home, and it will always impact colours through bubbling, peeling and cracking.

  • design a method of moisture escape
  • understand the wall system as a whole, not just the exterior-applied finish as it works as a system.

When planning your own addition, renovation, or custom home, remember there is real value in working with a professional to design and build the space. The process is as important as the final product here, not just the price. We recommend you start your search at the relevant professional associations to explore your options, including the OAA (Architects), AATO (Architecture Technologists), ARIDO (Interior Designers) and RenoMark, the home of the professional builder and renovator, to find the true industry professionals to help guide you to success.

Brendan Charters is Partner at Toronto Design-Build Firm Eurodale Developments Inc. – 2017 OHBA Renovator of the Year.

eurodale.ca

@eurodalehomes

(416) 782-5690


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The Villages of Sally Creek

The Villages of Sally Creek

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The Villages of Sally Creek

The perfect place to call home

An all-encompassing lifestyle can be found at The Villages of Sally Creek. This master-planned community, by Sunlight Heritage Homes, is situated on 230 acres of rolling hills in Woodstock, and easily accessible to the neighbouring cities of London, Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo.

The Villages of Sally Creek has been designed to include top-notch amenities, and thoughtful consideration has been given to a wide range of appealing interests that residents have the option of enjoying. The well-appointed community centre is definitely at the hub of the neighbourhood, and will eventually include an indoor pool, sauna, exercise facilities, and a greenhouse solarium. For exclusive use by residents, is the library, a games room, a computer lab, craft rooms and workshops. And, of course, the spectacular Sally Creek Golf Course opened in the fall of 2008. Meet friends at the Sally Creek Bistro for good food and good company.

QUALITY & LUXURY

Two distinct options are available at The Villages of Sally Creek. Bungalow/townhomes with a walk-out basement are priced from $409,900, and detached bungalow designs on 50-foot lots start at $429,900.

Contemporary brick and stone facades are augmented with architectural detailing. Interiors include nine-foot ceilings on the main floor, engineered hardwood flooring in the living and dining room, and granite countertops in the kitchen. In addition to these exceptional features, the homes at Sally Creek are priced some $200,000 less than comparable adult lifestyle communities.

Sunlight Heritage Homes has been building homes for more than 25 years, and are well- known for their dedication to quality and luxury. Open-concept designs can be personalized with wonderful finishing options that are available at Sunlight’s 2,000-square-foot Design Studio.

FURTHER AFIELD

Well-maintained nature paths are available in, and around, the Villages, and provide the consummate outlet for walking, biking and cross-country skiing – close to home.

In addition to the relaxation and social attributes available at The Villages of Sally Creek, the city of Woodstock also offers day-tripping destinations and entertainment options. The residents of The Villages of Sally Creek are close to a variety of medical care services, shopping and dining, as well as Highways 401 and 403. Explore Stratford, London, Paris, Cambridge and Kitchener/Waterloo – all within an easy half-hour drive.

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Sales Office and Model Home are located at 301 Fairway Road in Woodstock.

226-289-1943 / sunlighthomes.ca


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HOME FINDS: Shades of Summer

HOME FINDS: Shades of Summer

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HOME FINDS: Shades of Summer

by Silvana Longo

Nothing sparks design inspiration as much as the sights and colours we soak in during our international travels. They awaken our senses and breathe new life into our design taste buds. It is no wonder we want to somehow recreate the stimulating visuals we experienced abroad into our interiors upon our return.

This season, fill your home with fresh air, clean neutrals, touches of abstract watercolour, and pops of rich mustard and pistachio hues. The soft mixtures of white walls, warm woods, and abstract glazes make your home feel calm and light, combined with terracotta accents, which ground the space.

Sea Glass VASES + HURRICANES $14-$84,
Geo Fabric Shade PENDANT $180,
Wren BISTRO COLLECTION $699,
Greer DINING CHAIR $349

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TERRACOTTA is making a major comeback.

Like an old friend you haven’t seen in decades (since the ’90s to be exact)

Much of our modern-day stresses are due to digital overload; more than ever, the remedy is to embrace Mother Nature’s colours and raw materials in our homes. Nothing does that better than Terracotta—a rich, warm and ancient material—the colour is also enjoying a resurgence as we get back to basics. The warm, earthy, organic tone we are seeing this time is lighter than before—less brick, more pink—a fusion of previous it-colours, blush pink and copper. The dusky pink echoes architecture from the Mediterranean, Middle East and Mexico.

L – R: Kierland TOSS, Tour de force. 20″ x 20″, 100 per cent cotton, $46; urbanbarn.com, Trevino Terracotta Orange CUSHION, $89.95; Ullie Orange PILLOW, $109.95

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Loefler Randall Crushed Velvet SANDAL, $450

holtrenfrew.com

Rustic Large PLATTER, Casa Cubista, $80

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— Em’s Pick —

Nile glass PLANTER, $219

cb2.com

Tres Tintas WALLPAPER from Patricia Urquiola, Dots PU 2905-2, $170 per roll

newwall.com

Cecil Rust THROW, $69.95

crateandbarrel.ca

SILIKOMART Silicone BRIOCHE MOULD, $33.99

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Terracotta Microfibre Parson CHAIR, $195

ebay.ca

Scandinavian Pink CHALK PAINTTM starts at $45 per quart

anniesloan.com

Tencel pink grapefruit BEDDING, $39 – $174

westelm.ca

Not that 70’s YELLOW

The nature and global-inspired theme continues with our second colour pick in the spotlight. In fashion, varying shades of yellow pervaded the Spring/Summer ’18 collections… in interiors though, it isn’t that intimidatingly bright yellow, instead it is an earthy, golden ochre, some call mustard, a shade which works well with the warmer colour palette that we are gravitating to this year. In an earth-toned space, mustard yellow adds the final touch to lighten the mood. Although it pairs well with just about any colour scheme, mixing ochre with navy will create a rich and sophisticated look.

HISTORY LESSON: A natural material, Ochre is a natural clay and was the most commonly used pigment for painting walls in the ancient Mediterranean world.

Korson Locklear Modern Lounge CHAIR, $899.99

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Ceramic Ribbed VASES, $84

westelm.ca

Quatrefil or Petals DOORKNOBS, $650US per doorknob

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Dalyn Modern Geometric RUG, $1,038

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Staub Round COCOTTE, $379.99

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Organic Percale SHEET SET, $149

cb2.com

Round Knitted POUF, $58

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Celine Nano Belt BAG, $2,400

holtrenfrew.com

Tod’s, City Gommino LOAFERS

nordstrom.ca

Halton TOSS, $49; Erie TOSS, $49

urbanbarn.com

Rosanna Ceravolo MEDIA CONSOLE, $1,819

westelm.ca

Cut the Mustard SW 6384 PAINT, starts at $31.49 per gallon

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We end this trio of trend colours with what is proverbially known as the cherry on top…My Preferred Pastel

PISTACHIO

Known as the “green gold” that grows at the feet of Etna, its shell contains the delicate flavour and aroma of Sicily, the island of sea and sun. Besides the fact that it is my absolute favourite gelato flavour (and pretty much anything made with pistachios), the pretty pastels of sorbet are a big trend in interiors this year. This particular hue brings freshness and energy to a room as well as inspring optimism and a festive mood. Much like that feeling you get when you indulge in your favourite ice cream.

— Sil’s Pick–

Crinkle Mint BOWL, $9.95

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Onyx Marble COASTERS, set of 4, Chartreuse, $54

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Modern Ceramic Table LAMP, $876

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Stripe-Patterned PLATE from Casa Cubista, $23

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Darby PILLOW COVER, $69.95

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Jeanette THROW sprout, $59

urbanbarn.com

Analog La Crosse Wall CLOCK, $68

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Piper PLANTER, terracotta with green glaze, $64.95

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Missoni WALLPAPER—Fireworks 10057 Missoni, $170 per roll

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KITCHENAID Artisan Stand MIXER, $549.99

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Urban Nature AF-440 PAINT, starts at $47.99

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Paint & Window Coverings

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Paint & Window Coverings

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Paint & Window Coverings

by Rise Levy

LET THERE BE LIGHT

Sun-Brite Drapery recently introduced two new wireless shade systems by Lutron, battery-operated and a low voltage system, offering remote-controlled shades that are fully motorized and reasonably priced. The Serena system is a stand-alone product, which makes it more affordable for homeowners who cannot afford to fully automate their homes. Serena roller shades can be installed with or without wires, and come in a wide variety of colours and fabric textures.

SUN-BRITE DRAPERY

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MAXIMUM PROTECTION

Paint that powerful rectangle, your front door into a stunning design statement with Beauti-Tone. Formulated for the Canadian climate, providing maximum protection for years on your exterior. Exclusively at Home Hardware and Building Centres throughout Canada.

BEAUTI-TONE PAINTS

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BENJAMIN MOORE INTRODUCES NEW CENTURY

Benjamin Moore has launched CENTURY in Canada –a new dimension in paint that builds upon the brand’s legacy of craftsmanship, precision and beauty. Formulated to exceed the creative desires of the most exacting designers and environments, this innovative paint comes in a curated collection of 75 brand new colours that are brought to life with the first Soft Touch Matte finish. Shown here, Bittersweet Vine.

BENJAMIN MOORE & CO.

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THAT SPECIAL AMBIANCE

Made in Spain, Ambiance Roller Blinds & Sliding Panels from Shades of Homes offer a selection of unique banded fabrics, translucent materials with slim aluminum horizontal bars separating the panels. These Roller Shades and Panel Tracks are available in unique materials and finishes to give you the ability to create one-of-a-kind window treatments, manual and motorized. Shades of Home offers many unique window covering treatments. Visit one of their design showrooms in Oakville or Toronto to see for yourself and speak to one of their experienced window treatment experts.

SHADES OF HOME

shadesofhome.ca

LOOKS NEW LONGER

Providing superior physical and esthetic qualities, Behr’s Premium Plus Interior Sateen Kitchen and Bath Enamel makes use of Nanotechnology. This 100 per cent acrylic latex paint doubles as an impenetrable safeguard against mildew and stains in high traffic areas of the home such as the kitchen and bathroom. Water resistance, excellent scrub-ability, easy stain removal, superior stain-blocking resistance, and improved application properties are all benefits of the product. The finish is formulated to retain its luminous sheen for extended periods of time. Over 2,000 colours, available at The Home Depot stores nationwide.

BEHR

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Twelve Trees Condominiums

Twelve Trees Condominiums

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Twelve Trees Condominiums

newPrince Edward County’s newest waterfront address

Twelve Trees Condominium, by Royalcliff Homes, features boutique suites and townhomes on the shores of Lake Ontario in Wellington. Sophisticated architectural designs incorporate expansive, glass-railed balconies and terraces. Spectacular Lake Ontario and park views can be taken in from the sun-kissed rooftop terrace. An elegant lobby, a well-equipped fitness room, a sky-lit party room and park-like grounds, as well as secure underground parking, are all fashioned to evoke a permanent sense of place.

A SOLID REPUTATION

Building on a strong foundation of 50 years of excellence, Royalcliff Homes focuses on creating communities of uncompromising quality, in unique surroundings. In addition to outstanding customer service, they are dedicated to superior craftsmanship, attention to detail and innovative floorplans. Royalcliff is also committed to delivering excellence, and peace of mind, to their new home buyers.

More than 3,000 home purchasers in Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Aurora appreciate their dedicated efforts. And now, Royalcliff presents the opportunity for pre-construction purchases at their exclusive collection of 36 boutique waterfront condominiums on Lake Ontario.

Suites range in size from 950 to more than 3,000 square feet at Twelve Trees Condominiums in Prince Edward County. Here, Royalcliff has merged breathtaking views with meticulously designed living spaces. Architectural details emphasize natural light, to take in the best views of water, park and sky. The three-level, boutique building is designed on an intimate scale, with indulgences crafted for connoisseurs of upscale, urban living. Its handsome profile blends seamlessly into the established neighbourhood.

In addition to the boutique suites, six townhomes, ranging from 2,150 to 2,380 square feet, were designed with relaxed luxury in mind. Attractive, gabled exterior elevations complement the village streetscape, and the generous floorplans are extended with entertainment terraces. Spacious interiors include oversized windows with park perspectives, as well as full, walk-out lower levels and private garages.

CHERISHED COUNTY FAVOURITE

Lakeside living is a way of life in Prince Edward County, as are quaint village destinations. Wellington is a popular tourist stop. In addition to boutiques, galleries and fine dining, the area is also known for the Arts Trail, the Festival Players live theatre, the Millennium trail, waterfront parks, beaches and boardwalks.

Here, life slows to more-relaxed pace. Villagers meet for a cappuccino, to pick up a loaf of artisan bread at the farmers’ market, or to just poke around the historic library or local art galleries. Come evening, there are many culinary rich, locally sourced dining options.

Tasteful design elements, along with an unsurpassed location, will define Prince Edward County’s exquisite new address – Twelve Trees Condominiums.

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Presentation Centre is located at 411 Main Street, Wellington, Prince Edward Country.

800.303.1044 / twelvetreeswellington.ca


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