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  • Yanic Simards 10 TIPSfor the perfect bath

    BATHROOM RENOS FOREVERY BUDGET

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    MARCH 2012VOLUME 8 ISSUE 3

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    A HANDS-FREE DELTA FAUCETFOR YOUR BATH!

    WIN!

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  • Cover feature

    28

    10 tips to a successful bathroom

    reno

    In every issue

    8 Editors Notebook 10 Contributors 12 Mailbag

    VOLUME 8 ISSUE 3

    MARCH 2012contents

    28

    14

    HD&R features

    14 Smart shopperDeep discounts and deals exclusively for our readers

    17 Whats newThis months product picks and where you can nd them

    23 FinishingTouchesDressing up your bathroom

    24 StyleFindsKick off your spring with the seasons coveted colour

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  • HD&R inspiration

    28 Cover featureYanic Simards top 10 tips for your next bathroom renovation

    32 Designer adviceGlen Pelosos best bathroom updates and timeless trends

    HD&R renovation

    36 Reno readySurviving the bathroom reno

    38 RenoMarkThe future of Green

    44 Renovator black bookYour handy guide to nding a RenoMark-certi ed contractor in the GTA

    50 Trendspotting More than wall decor

    On the cover

    THE BATHROOM ISSUE!28

    32

    17 36

    Yanic Simards 10 TIPSfor the perfect bath

    BATHROOM RENOS FOREVERY BUDGET

    GovernmentREBATES& THE FUTUREOF GREEN

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    MARCH 2012VOLUME 8 ISSUE 3

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    A HANDS-FREE DELTA FAUCETFOR YOUR BATH!

    WIN!

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  • Warm towels and toasty toes require well-skilled trades and foresight

    Most people will say its the details that make a room pop.But when it comes time to renovate a bathroom, the details come

    later much later. The tradespeople need to do their thing well before the designers final finishes can even be considered.

    For example, warm toes in the bathroom happen only when an in-floor heating system is installed before any construction or tiling begins; while multiple shower sprays and wall-mounted faucets need a proper plumbing strategy in order to function and flow properly.

    Another skilled tradesperson youll want to have on standby is an electrician. Wall sconces and task lighting need expert installation so theyre properly aligned in relation to where mirrors and vanities are located, and theyll likely be the person who installs that towel warmer too.

    Having the foresight in the form of a design plan makes the details come together, so make a designer and skilled tradespeople part of your reno plan.

    Since a good bathroom renovation represents one of the homes best resale investments, weve gone all out to generate ideas for your next home upgrade in this issue. Thanks to the many design and reno experts who have generously contributed their experience and know-how, youll be well prepared for the challenge.

    We always look forward to your feedback, so please write to us!

    SUSAN LEGGE

    EDITORSNOTEBOOK

    INSIDE THIS ISSUE

    MY FAVOURITE FIND OF THE MONTHA proper bathroom reno wouldnt be complete without upgrading your faucet. Why not keep up with the latest technology by including one of Deltas new touch-free faucets? Check out page 12 for details on this months give-away!

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    50Off the wall

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    24Green with envy

    The eco-reno challenge

    38

    Off the wall

    08 HOME DCOR AND RENOVATIONS MARCH 2012

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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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    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 and happening for every area of the home.elisa.krovblit@wall2wallmedia.com

    Peter Khatami

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    Yanic is the principal designer of the Toronto Interior Design Group. Specializing in residential and commercial projects, Simard often applies his signature high/low and old/new combination design techniques in developing unique designs. Simard has created designs for clients in Toronto, Montreal and Miami, and appears as a regular guest expert on Citytvs CityLine. For more i