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  • PLUS THIS ISSUE

    CUTTING-EDGE

    KITCHENTRENDS

    MANITOBA EDITION | FREE

    FEBRUARY - MARCH 2013 VOLUME 15 ISSUE 1

    Endorsed by the

    RECLAIMING SPACE by bringing down the walls

    Scott McGillivrayMcGillivrayRENOVATINGFOR RENTAL INCOME

  • HIRE APROFESSIONALRENOVATOR.

    DO IT RIGHT

    its the best renovation decision you can make. For over 70 years, members of the

    manitoba home builders association have upheld their commitment to quality, service and

    professionalism, keeping manitobans among the best-housed people in the world. For your

    peace of mind, make the smart move contact a mhba renovators council member

    for your next renovation. the mhba renovators council is affiliated with the canadian

    renovators council of the canadian home builders association.

    chOOsing a prOFessiOnaL renOVaTOr

    MANITOBA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONAL RENOVATORS

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  • This issues parTicipaTing members:

    For a complete list oF member contractors call (204) 925-2560 or visit our website at www.homebuilders.mb.ca

    CanadianHome BuildersAssociation

    Ph. (204) 237-4294Fax. (204) 235-1120

    Ph. (204) 779-6900 www.allcanadianrenovations.ca

    Ph. (204) 895-0265Fax. (204) 895-7735

    Ph. (204) 293-3151www.harwoodbuilders.com

    Certified Master renovator

    Ph. (204) 953-3002www.hrmasters.ca

    Ph. (204) 233-8687www.starbuildingmaterials.ca

    Ph. (204) 228-3303www.sakcon.ca

    Ph. (204) 781-9383 Fax. (204) 253-4091

    est. 1980

    Ph. (204) 927-1483www.seinerivercabinets.com

    SakiyamaConstructionLtd.

    HOME & RENOVATIONMASTERS

    YOUR ONE-STOP HOME IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

    Ph. (204) 997-5040swh@mts.net

    Ph. (204) 255-1582 www.sheldonshomesandrenovations.ca

    Ph. (204) 942-7271www.thewesternpaintcompany.com

    Ph. (204) 896-4351 www.rempelbuilders.com

    Ph. (204) 982-2930www.parkhillhomes.ca

    Ph. (204) 781-8449 legareconstruction@mts.net

    Ph. (204) 661-6325 www.pregobuilders.com

    MHBA_Legare_logo_RM_0210.pdf 4/9/10 10:46:47 AM

    FEB - mar 2013 home dcor and renovations 3

  • volume 15 issue 1

    66

    Feb 2013 - Mar 2013

    cover story

    16

    in every issue08 Editors notebook

    BY Margaret anne Fehr

    departments20 Lessons learned

    from the pros BY Mike Moore

    22 The spa journey with nature as your guide BY LYnn Fenwick

    36 Design in detail BY kiM schroeder

    48 ClosetMaid simplifies your life BY Margaret anne Fehr

    54 Classic backyard chic BY Margaret anne Fehr

    60 Over and above custom homes and renovations BY Margaret anne Fehr

    72 Kitchen Solvers BY Margaret anne Fehr

    features10 The hot world of

    Income Property BY scott McgiLLivraY

    24 Kitchen trends BY Yanic siMard

    44 Reveal the untapped potential of the home office BY Jo aLcorn

    tips & tricks14 Whats new28 Modern and minimal32 Reliable heating and

    air conditioning BY Margaret anne Fehr

    38 Finalists named for 2012 Chba National Sam awards

    42 Egg recipes52 Urban trends58 Start the new year

    by freeing yourself BY heLLen Buttigieg

    64 The 39th annual home Expressions Show BY ManitoBa hoMe BuiLders association

    66 Living with renovation... comfortably

    69 The next generation of appliances BY eveLYn eshun

    74 home automation / integration here to stay BY Laurence rosenBerg

    76 a winter warm-me-up with Lynn Crawfords cheddar cheese biscuits

    78 advice from renovators

    Reclaiming space by

    bRinging down

    the walls

    contents

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  • As Renovations magazine begins its 15th year of publication, we eagerly look forward to another exciting year producing educational and inspirational editorial for our fellow Manitobans. There certainly is no shortage of renovation activity in Winnipeg as well as in surrounding communities. An increasing number of homeowners are making the wise decision to upgrade and increase the equity in their homes. In fact, renovations make up a significant portion of the dollars spent in the housing market.

    Over the years, we have been invited by hundreds of Winnipeg homeowners to document their renovation experiences. We have been in homes new and old, large and small, and have witnessed virtually every type of renovation one could imagine. Interestingly, every single one of these homeowners was excited to talk about their renovation. In fact, many were down right passionate when describing in detail how their beloved home was transformed. How could that many homeowners all be so pleased with how their renovations turned out? It is because they all had one thing in common they hired professionals.

    If you have heard of renovation horror stories, it may have something to do with the fact that the tellers of these stories neglected to call the renovators, designers, and suppliers found in this magazine. The businesses found within the pages of this magazine are true professionals that will treat your home as if it were their own. But it goes beyond that. A professional renovator will be able to help you from start to finish and offers an exceptional range of expert advice and experience. They possess a proven track record and can provide a long list of satisfied customers. They will also give you a detailed contract, warranty and exceptional service.

    You owe it to yourself to do it right the first time. Hire a professional renovator and you will enjoy the renovation experience.

    Merlyn MintyMerlyn Minty editor

    Hire a Professional

    editorsnotebook

    februAry - MArch 2013 Volume 15 Issue 01

    Vice President, wall2wall Media

    Jacqueline hill

    editor-in-chief, national real estate

    Susan legge

    editor/account executiVe

    Merlyn Minty 949.6416

    art director

    Sarah Jang

    sales Manager

    conni robinson

    account executiVe

    kim Smith 949.6801

    sales coordinator Steve nelson 949.6408

    national account Manager, MediatiVe Paul Slizys

    Production Manager bala Gnanapandithan

    Production co-ordinator/graPhic designer Mohammad haidarpour

    graPhic designer caroline Wassef

    PhotograPhy Artistic impressions, robert carter, John Johnston

    contributors Jo Alcorn, hellen buttigieg, evelyn eshun, Margaret Anne fehr, lynn fenwick, Scott McGillivray, Mike Moore, laurence rosenberg, yanic Simard

    distribution Winnipeg home delivery and free pick-up newsstands throughout Winnipeg and surrounding communities.

    distribution locations Selected Assiniboine, cambrian, Vantis and Steinbach credit unions, bank of Montreal, cibc, royal, td and Scotia banks, Mcdiarmid lumber Stores, Safeway, Sobeys, dakota family foods, charleswood do-it centre, ici Paint Stores. yellow magazine street boxes are located throughout Winnipeg. locations include most stand alone tim hortons locations.

    WED LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOUHome Dcor and Renovations Magazine welcomes your comments, questions, stories and suggestions!wall2wall Media #1765 Kenaston Blvd., Unit T Winnipeg, Manitoba R3Y 1V8

    INTERESTED IN ADVERTISING?Please direct all sales or distribution inquiries to Merlyn Minty at 204.949.6416 or via e-mail at: Merlyn.Minty@wall2wallmedia.com

    HOME DCOR AND RENOvATIONs magazine is published by Wall2Wall Media located at 401 The West Mall, Toronto, ON M9C 5J5. Home Dcor and Renovations, magazine is distributed throughout Winnipeg. This publication has been designed for the renovation and decor market as a guide. We carefully inspects all ads for accuracy, however, the publisher and the printer shall not be responsible for any mistakes, design errors or incorrect information which is provided by the advertiser or their representative. The advertising herein, including the photographs and all artwork is the property of Wall2Wall Media and not that of the advertiser. The advertiser has purchased the right of reproduction in Home Dcor and Renovations magazine only and does not have the right to reproduce the ad in whole or in part in any other place or publication without the consent of the publisher. The entire contents of this publication are protected by copyright and are intended for the sole use of the public. 2011 Wall2Wall Media.

    Wall2Wall Media is a trademark of Yellow Pages Group Co. in Canada.

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  • Before AfterAfter

    From conceptto completion

    Character Homes proven Design/Build approach ensures your home celebrates you and your lifestyle.204.237.4294 / character_homes@mts.net

    BeforeBefore

    Character Homes proven Design/Build approach ensures your home celebrates you and your lifestyle.204.237.4294 / character_homes@mts.net

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