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Fall in love with your bathroom style

The DM Bath Collection by Dezign Market is a full suite of bathroom products to create the perfect style in your master bath, ensuite or powder room. Made in Canada, solid wood modular bathroom vanities are available in semi-customizable sizes to fit seamlessly into your space. Designed on a mix-and-match system, choose your finish colour, quartz countertop options, sinks and hardware for a bathroom you’ll love.

DEZIGN MARKET

Airy dynamic design

Shibori Clouds in Neutral Beige is an airy yet dynamic design, reminiscent of an expressive sky on a cloudy day. Available on tempaper.com for $98 per roll, the print is designed to celebrate a joyful aesthetic, inspired by Eastern travels. The peel and stick wallpaper, which is phthalate, VOC and lead-free, can be used in a number of creative ways, including on stair risers, bookcases and cabinets.

TEMPAPER DESIGNS

Jeld-Wen siteline windows

Increasingly, homeowners are seeking windows with a black interior finish. Jeld-Wen is proud to offer this dynamic look with their Siteline collection, which offers the timeless look of natural wood windows in a wide variety of styles. Check out the website to see options that work best for your home comfort preferences.

JELD-WEN WINDOWS & DOORS

Change the way you cook

Change the way you cook with the Monogram built-in oven with Advantium Speedcook Technology. Its compactness is the perfect fit for smaller living spaces, such as a condominium or apartment. The speedcook feature allows you to cook up to eight times faster than traditional ovens without needing to pre-heat. With an innovative built-in convection oven, microwave and warming capabilities, this advanced oven will transform your meals. Can be purchased at Canadian Appliance Source.

CANADIAN APPLIANCE SOURCE

2019 trends

For 2019, Caesarstone partnered with preeminent trends forecaster, Lidewij Edelkoort to develop Form Follows Food. In this stunning book, the worlds of food and design continue to merge, inspiring each other in a creative, multisensory experience. New colours from Caesarstone include Empira White, a classic white marble quartz, and Primordia, a cool grey that echoes the character of concrete.

CAESARSTONE CANADA

Enhance any space with a skylight

Adding a skylight enhances any space, making it lighter, brighter and more comfortable. The effect that natural light has on you is well documented. We spend 90 per cent of our time indoors, where the air quality is three to five times worse than outdoors. A skylight gives you more access to natural light and fresh air to create a healthier, safer indoor environment. Shown here, before and after.

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Win a skylight makeover and in-home design consultation!

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Win a skylight makeover and in-home design consultation!

Velux skylight

Ever dream of adding a beautiful skylight to your home? Or how about having an in-home design consultation with an award-winning designer?

Well, now you can! Enter for your chance to win a $5,800 skylight makeover from VELUX, and an in-home design consultation with award-winning interior designer Linda Mazur!

Click here for details!

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: windows & doors

Ideas for your windows and doors

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Ideas for your windows and doors

UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL

The Casa Bella UniqWood Plus series is an award-winning and patented design. It provides the warmth and beauty of wood on the inside, with the maintenance-free features of vinyl on the outside. UniqWood comes standard with a stainable pine-finish interior. Upgrades include stainable oak, cherry, pine and walnut as well as various grill, glass and hardware options.

CASA BELLA WINDOWS INC.

THE NEW SHAPE OF LIGHT

Sonnette Cellular Roller Shades combine the dimensional, energy-efficient construction of a cellular shade with the clean lines and simplicity of a roller shade. The innovative curved shape gently diffuses light, providing ambience and character to all angles of your room, and are available with the SoftTouch Motorization, a unique battery-powered operating system with simple and intuitive wand-controlled operation. Available at Village Paint & Wallpaper, A Hunter Douglas Gallery.

VILLAGE PAINT & WALLPAPER

GET COMFORTABLE WITH GEOMETRIC VINYL WINDOWS

Do you enjoy waking up to the sun’s warming rays in the morning? With a JELD-WEN window upgrade, you get to choose the glazing and custom options that work best for your home comfort preferences. Get inspired at Jeld-Wen.com.

JELD-WEN WINDOWS & DOORS

ENHANCE ANY SPACE WITH A SKYLIGHT

Adding a skylight enhances any space, making it lighter, brighter and feel more comfortable. The effect that natural light has on you is well documented. We spend 90 per cent of our time indoors, where the air quality is three to fives times worse than outdoors. A skylight gives you more access to natural light and fresh air to create a healthier, safer indoor environment. And it saves you money! Shown here, before and after.

VELUX CANADA INC.

SMART SHADES

Make your home a smart home with the Somfy myLink app from Elite Smart Shades. Now you can control your shades, blinds, drapes, and even lights from your smartphone or tablet. The myLink hub plugs into any wall outlet and communicates with your home’s Wi-Fi network. The mobile app features scenes, schedules and even remote access so you can operate your shades and lights when you’re away from home. Now that’s smart.

ELITE WINDOW FASHIONS

THE WARMTH OF WOOD

Building on a century of experience and with new management, Madawaska Doors continues to deliver the ultimate in custom, solid natural-wood doors. For the homeowner looking to distinguish their new home or renovation, nothing surpasses the warmth and uniqueness of our Canadian-made, environmentally friendly, exterior and interior doors.

MADAWASKA DOORS

THAT SPECIAL AMBIENCE

Made in Spain, Ambiance Roller Blinds & Sliding Panels from Shades of Home 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.

SHADES OF HOME

STRENGTH & BEAUTY

The Unitech Hybrid Window is the fusion of vinyl and aluminum to make one incredible window. The company has combined the best of both worlds in designing windows made from a rigid vinyl frame, incorporating an aluminum extrusion for the outside and joining the interior together. The new hybrid delivers the strength and beauty of aluminum with the energy efficiency of vinyl—simply the best of both worlds.

UNITECH WINDOWS & DOORS


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Outdoor Life More Than Pleasant, It's Much Healthier

Outdoor Life More Than Pleasant, It’s Much Healthier

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Outdoor Life More Than Pleasant, It’s Much Healthier

Future generation of Canadians face health risk from life indoor

The VELUX Group has unveiled the results of The Indoor Generation report – a survey that found an overwhelming misconception about the impact on our health caused by spending too much time indoors, especially on children, whose bedrooms which can be the most polluted room in the house.

The Indoor Generation refers to the growing number of people who spend the vast majority of their time indoors – currently 90 per cent of their lives – compared to previous generations.

Everyday home life activities, such as cooking, cleaning, showering, lighting candles, air drying clothes indoors and even sleeping and breathing, all contribute to polluted indoor air, which over time can lead to mould and damp homes, increasing our risk of developing asthma, respiratory diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Pollutants present in everyday household objects are releasing toxins into our homes – detergents and the plastic toys that we give our children to play with, as well as building materials, are just some of the items which can worsen our indoor air quality.

It’s believed more children will suffer from asthma or allergies unless homes and public buildings are better ventilated, and the chances of being diagnosed with asthma increase by 40% if you spend too much time in damp, mouldy buildings.

The survey also found a significant disconnect between how people think they live their lives and the way they actually do, with only a quarter of people (26%) in Canada saying they spend 21 hours or more inside. But the actual figure is far more worrying, with previous research discovering a new ‘indoor generation’ who spend about 90% of their time – and often in dark, poorly ventilated and unhealthy buildings. In fact, 1 in 6 Europeans live in unhealthy buildings.

Peter Foldbjerg, head of daylight energy and indoor climate at VELUX, said: “We are increasingly turning into a generation of indoor people where the only time we get daylight and fresh air mid-week is on the commute to work or school. Modern life can often involve an early start to the day, race to work where we spend eight to ten hours inside an office and then straight home, or sometimes making a stop off for groceries or for a quick workout inside a damp and sweaty fitness centre.

“Most people think that indoor air, the air in their homes is better than the air we breathe outdoors, but, it may be worse, up to five times more polluted than outside,” said Nels Moxness, President & CEO, VELUX Canada Inc. “The numbers in our report indicate a lack of awareness about the impact of always being indoors – and today’s indoor generation children are those who are most likely to suffer from conditions that affect their physiological and psychological state. Through this report we aim to educate and foster discussion around healthier living habits.”

VELUX has launched a short film “The Indoor Generation” to raise awareness of the importance of living in healthy homes and the small changes that everyone can make to improve their living environment and indoor air quality. Check it out here.

Six simple steps to make the air inside your home healthier:

  • Open your windows at least three to four times a day to allow fresh air in and open your blinds to let the sun/natural light into your home
  • Keep bathroom doors closed and turn on the extractor fan or open a window when showering
  • Turn hood fan on when cooking and open your windows
  • Don’t burn candles
  • Dry clothes outside
  • Clean regularly with environmentally friendly products
  • Inspect home fans
  • Hypoallergenic air filters in HVAC systems and air purifiers

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Windows & Doors

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Windows & Doors

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Windows & Doors

by Rise Levy

ENHANCE ANY SPACE WITH A SKYLIGHT

Adding a skylight enhances any space, making it lighter, brighter and feel more comfortable. The effect that natural light has on you is well documented. We spend 90 per cent of our time indoors, where the air quality is three to fives times worse than outdoors. A skylight gives you more access to natural light and fresh air to create a healthier, safer indoor environment. And save you money! Shown here, before and after.

VELUX CANADA INC.

Velux.ca

A HOME THAT’S UNIQUELY YOU

For over 90 years, Pella Windows has crafted their products with one purpose in mind — to help you create comfortable and unique spaces that welcome in life’s favourite moments.

PELLA WINDOWS & DOORS

Pella.com

UNIQWOOD PLUS SERIES

An award-winning and patented design from Casa Bella Windows & Doors, the Uniqwood Plus Series allows you to enjoy the warmth and beauty of wood on the inside, with the maintenance free features of vinyl on the outside. Choose between oak, pine, cherry, mahogany and walnut throughout the home or selected rooms without any change of appearance to the exterior.

CASA BELLA WINDOWS INC.

CasaBellaWindows.ca

JELD-WEN SITELINE WINDOWS

Increasingly, homeowners are seeking windows with a black interior finish. Jeld-Wen is proud to offer this dynamic look with their Siteline collection, which offers the timeless look of natural wood windows in a wide variety of styles.

JELD-WEN WINDOWS & DOORS

Jeld-Wen.com


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Product Showcase: Exteriors

Product Showcase: Exteriors

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Product Showcase: Exteriors

by Rise Levy

THE WARMTH OF WOOD

Building on a century of experience and with new management, Madawaska Doors continues to deliver the ultimate in custom, solid, natural-wood doors. For the homeowner looking to distinguish their new home or renovation, nothing surpasses the warmth and uniqueness of their Canadian-made, environmentally friendly, exterior and interior doors.

MADAWASKA DOORS

madawaska-doors.com

SOLAR-POWERED VENTING SKYLIGHT

The Solar Powered Venting Skylight is the best skylight to add more daylight and ventilation to your home. Replacing an old acrylic bubble with an energy-efficient flat-glass operable skylight gives you the added advantage of ventilation without the hassle. The unit comes with an integrated acoustic rain sensor to close the skylight in case of inclement weather.

VELUX CANADA INC.

velux.ca

FIND THE PERFECT FIT

Add value to your next construction build, or the upgrade of an existing building, with exterior or interior walls that showcase natural-stone or cultured-stone veneers. With many different colours and sizes, one is bound to be a perfect fit. Celebrating over 29 years, Beaver Valley Stone offers precast concrete and masonry products, natural-stone and fireplace materials.

BEAVER VALLEY STONE

beavervalleystone.com

TRANSFORM YOUR HOME WITH THE CLICK OF A MOUSE

Adding stone to your home couldn’t be any easier with the new Stone Selex Visualizer. Try it before you buy it. Visit a showroom to choose from natural and manufactured stone or brick veneer to suit your style and budget.

STONE SELEX

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Check out this great feature on Velux skylights that aired on Cityline!

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Check out this great feature on Velux skylights that aired on Cityline!

Solar-powered Skylight from Velux

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Product Showcase: Windows & Doors

Product Showcase: Windows & Doors

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Product Showcase: Windows & Doors

by Rise Levy

THE WARMTH OF WOOD

Building on a century of experience and with new management, Madawaska Doors continues to deliver the ultimate in custom solid natural wood doors. For the homeowner looking to distinguish their new home or renovation, nothing surpasses the warmth and uniqueness of their Canadian made, environmentally friendly, exterior and interior doors.

MADAWASKA DOORS

madawaska-doors.com

THAT SPECIAL AMBIANCE

Made in Spain, Ambiance Roller Blinds & Sliding Panels from Shades of Home offers 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.com

SMART SHADES

Make your home a smart home with the Somfy myLink app from Elite Smart Shades. Now you can control your shades, blinds, drapes, and even lights from your smartphone or tablet. The myLink hub plugs into any wall outlet and communicates with your home’s wifi network. The mobile app features scenes, schedules and even remote access so you can operate your shades and lights when you’re away from home. Now that’s smart.

ELITE WINDOW FASHIONS

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INNOVATIVE & PRACTICAL

Selecting window fashions is often a complicated decision as there are many practical considerations. Window fashion innovations such as Silhouette window shadings from Hunter Douglas with the Signature S-Vane, offer a combination of sheer fabric to maintain a view of the outside, and rotating fabric vanes for light control, both during the day and at night. Available at Centurian Window Fashions.

CENTURIAN WINDOW FASHIONS

centurianwindowfashions.com

SOLAR POWERED VENTING SKYLIGHT

The Solar Powered Venting Skylight is the best skylight to add more daylight and ventilation to a home. There is no wiring required, replacing an old acrylic with an energy-efficient flat glass operable skylight, gives your customers the added advantage of ventilation without the hassle. With an integrated acoustic rain sensor, the skylight closes in case of inclement weather.

VELUX CANADA INC.

velux.ca

HIGH PERFORMANCE WINDOWS & DOORS

Unitech Windows and Doors is a leading manufacturer and factory direct supplier of energy-efficient residential vinyl windows and modern maintenance-free fibreglass doors. In its spacious Vaughan showroom, customers can get access to an entire range of high performance custom-glass windows and doors styles. The showroom has over a dozen door designs in actual building situations for your easy selection. Within the showroom is a dedicated window design section with emphasis on custom shapes and unique solutions for any design or style.

UNITECH WINDOWS & DOORS

unitechdoors.com | unitechwindows.com

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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Using Skylights to Make Rooms Feel Larger

Using Skylights to Make Rooms Feel Larger

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Using Skylights to Make Rooms Feel Larger

Sara and Frank are empty nesters who downsized to a smaller home in Greenville, S.C. They wanted to live in a walkable city, which is why they built their home near the local greenway – just minutes from the downtown shops and restaurants. But because it was built on a narrow lot, the house needed a way to bring in natural light while still maintaining privacy from neighbors. VELUX skylights in the living room and the kitchen provided this ample natural lighting – so much so that the couple rarely turns on the lights during the day.

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How To Install a VELUX Solar Skylight

How To Install a VELUX Solar Skylight

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How To Install a VELUX Solar Skylight

Steve Maxwell shows how the new breed of solar-operated skylights work. Also called roof windows, VELUX is currently the only manufacturer offering solar models that open and close without the need for wiring. Steve shows the advantages solar roof windows offer over regular skylights, plus how the best modern roof windows are installed for leak-free performance and how they allow air conditioning to work effectively in upper levels.

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