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  • GLEN PELOSOStidy-up tips

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  • 4 Home Dcor anD renovations April 2012

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  • 28

    Cover feature

    32

    Closet makeover

    tips after the spring purge

    In every issue 8 Editors Notebook 10 Contributors 12 Mailbag

    volume 8 issue 4

    april 2012contents

    32

    HD&R features

    14 Smart shopper Deep discounts and deals exclusively for our readers

    17 Whats new This months product picks and where you can find them

    22 Style finds Freshen up your bedroom with pretty bedding

    26 Quick tips Hellen Buttigieg offers some helpful cleaning habits

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  • 22

    HD&R inspiration

    28 Trend reportDvira Ovadia delivers the trends this season and where to fi nd them

    31 Designer touchCool ideas by lisa Canning on how to personalize your space with art

    32 Cover featureGlen peloso emphasizes the value of spring cleaning rituals and closet makeover ideas

    34 Around the houseSpring cleaning advice fromMolly Maid expert, amelia Mackie

    HD&R renovation

    38 Reno readypeter Khatami gives the essential spring prepping list both insideand outside the house

    38 RenoMarkGet a headstart on fi ndingthe right contractor

    50 Trendspottinglighting stylesthroughout timethat illuminateyour space

    On the cover

    THE FrESHEN UpFOr SpriNG iSSUE

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    GLEN PELOSOStidy-up tips

    PRETTY BEDROOMUPDATES FORTHE SEASON

    SPRING AHEADWITH FIVE NEW TRENDS

    $250 TOWARDS MOLLY MAID

    CLEANING SERVICES

    WIN!

    www.homedecorandrenovations.com

    APRIL 2012VOLUME 8 ISSUE 4

    FREE

    TOWARDS MOLLY MAID

    WIN!

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  • Refresh, reorganize & rejuvenateHome organization has become a national obsession.

    Its a skill that most people take for granted if they have it, butfor those of us who dont, there is help. Many new businesses have emerged in the last decade to help us organize home stagers helppurge, storage companies help store, professional organizers help usmake sense of clutter, and closet organization companies help us redesign our closet spaces.

    In this day and age, when simply organizing our time is a challenge, everything truly does need a proper place having less is really more.

    Regardless of your organization skills, the April issue of Home Decor and Renovations will help guide you to a clutter-free existence and help you rejuvenate.

    Youll discover a little goes a long way when it comes to getting rid of unused items and making sure you store seasonal items sooner rather than later. Whether its an out-of-control junk drawer, a garage full of unpacked boxes or a whole house overhaul thats required, spring cleaning ranks high on the to-do lists of many of us. Re-organization should be done before the cleaning process begins or during as the need arises. My tip, rather than doing it all at once, take it one step at a time. If one of your kitchen cupboards is a nightmare, take the time while the rice cooks to pitch or purge. You will love the results and it will likely inspire you to tackle a drawer or two next time.

    In this issue we have a ton of tips and advice on refreshing and updating your home for the spring, as well as some great deals and news on the latest trends and products. We always look forward to your feedback, so please write to us!

    SUSAN LEGGE

    EDITORSNOTEBOOK

    INSIDE THIS ISSUE

    Check out page 12 for details on this months give-away a Molly Maid gift certificate worth $250! Check out great tips from Molly Maid cleaning expert Amelia Mackie on page 34

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    8 HOME DCOR AND RENOVATIONS APRIL 2012

    Springtrend report

    Spruce up your home for spring

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  • Vice-President, National Real Estate

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    Editor-In-Chief, National Real Estate

    Susan Legge

    Sales Manager, Home Dcor and RenovationsCondo Guide and GTA New Homes

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    Managing Editor

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    Peter is co-owner of Nostco Construction, a design/build, project management and contracting firm serving residential and commercial clients throughout the GTA. With more than 10 years of industry experience, Peter prides himself in working tirelessly on behalf of his clients to transform vision to successful reality on every project.nostco.com

    In love with design and dcor, Elisa is a contributing editor at Home Dcor and Renovations. When not searching out some unusual solutions to her century homes reno projects, shes busy looking for whats hot