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  • Cover feature


    Makingthe dream

    kitchen a reality!

    In every issue

    8 Editors Notebook 10 Contributors 12 Mailbag

    HD&R features

    14 One-stop shopExclusive discounts and deals for our readers!

    17 Whats newThe 411 on the latest and greatest products

    24 Designer adviceThe heart of red


    FEBRUARY 2012contents



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  • HD&R inspiration

    28 Cover featureDesigning the kitchen of your dreams

    32 Style fi leDesigned for function

    50 Market placeTop ve picksat IDS12

    HD&R renovation

    36 Reno readyGetting started

    38 RenoMarkPlanning is the secret to a successful renovation

    40 Book reviewRenovation bootcamp: Kitchen

    46 Renovator black bookYour guide to nding a reliableand reputable renovator

    On the cover






    february 2012 volume 8 issue 2


    Yanic Simards dREam kitchen tips

    InsIde the City Girl CaterinG kitChen

    Top picks from iDS 2012


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  • Great kitchen renos do happenwhen you seek out solid expert advice

    We created Home Dcor and Renovations for people who love their homes. Its much more than just a dcor magazine, its your guide to cool new products, local shops and services, and expert advice to help inspire you and get your next renovation or redesign project going.

    This issue is full of kitchen tips and design ideas from practical design points to customized catering kitchens, weve got you covered!

    The kitchen isnt a favourite room to remodel for obvious reasons its costly, time-consuming and inconvenient. To avoid major pitfalls, you need a solid plan and a reputable renovator who can deliver on schedule. Cooking microwave meals in the living room and relying on takeout isnt fun (except for the kids) but knowing theres a well-planned kitchen in your future makes it worth it. There are always going to be some surprises along the way, and its essential to choose your appliances well in advance so the kitchen designer can incorporate them into the overall plan. Once youve chosen your favourites, its hard to change the sizing, so choose well! Since products and appliances can incorporate trends, dont forget to assess your familys appliance needs first and dont favour style over substance. Remember avocado-coloured ranges and harvest gold refrigerators need I say more?

    For more simple advice, practical tips and news, check out our blog.We always looking forward to your feedback on this issue, so pleasewrite to us!




    MY FAVOURITE FIND OF THE MONTHSince this is our kitchen issue I couldnt resist this tip, which was sent via my mother-in-law. The email included a whole slew of useful and surprisingly easy tips from blog The Daily Buzz. You can purchase an inexpensive tension rod at retailers that carry drapery to organize your spray cleaners any which way you see fit. Make sure you measure your cabinet space before buying.

    Weve posted more of these tips on our blog, www.homedecorandrenovations.com.

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    Great finds at IDS 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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    Art Director

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    Managing Editor

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    Contributing Editors

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    Design Editor

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    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 [email protected]

    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 information, visit tidg.ca

    Glen Peloso, design editor at Home Dcor and Renovations and principal designer of Glen Peloso Interiors, has been designing spaces for commercial, corporate and residential clients for more than 15 years. Youll recognize Glen as the host of such television design shows as Restaurant Makeover, Take This House & Sell It and Renovate My Wardrobe, to name a few, as well as from speaking engagements at home shows across Canada. glenpelosointeriors.com

    Yanic SimardDESIGNER

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    Joe Vaccaro is Acting President of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). You can read more from Joe and BILD by visiting the Associations official blog at bildblogs.ca



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    loving tHe trends

    This year involves big changes for me, one of the biggest being decorating my own place. I rip out the pages of pictures and ideas from HD&R. A fresh start to the new year and decor trends to go along with it. Who doesnt love that?

    I know I do and that is why I study the trend reports from your top designers. Glen Peloso never fails and touches on all aspects of design from colours to fabrics and patterns. I love the trend report - orange crush accents and the vintage retro look are on my list of what the house is going to feel like. I am a modern girl at heart but I think I can incorporate a little vintage into my life. Its almost like having my own designer helping me out Almost :-).

    I look forward to every issue.

    Thanks for all the help!

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    For tHe love oF great design


    I really like your magazine. Getting this quality for free is amazing. I do read your articles, too. What got me writing is Forecasting trends written by Glen Peloso. People who designed almost all that timeless furniture: Le Corbusier, MacKintosh, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, C. Eames are first and foremost architects. Industrial design is that magical place where the brain of an engineer and an artist fuse. Before Bauhaus, there were no schools for industrial design. If one wanted to design furniture (even in the1970s) and interiors, they had to became an architect first. I can say this for Europe, but as far as I know it was the same elsewhere in the world.

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  • ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR WHEN EVERYTHING SEEMS to be hearts, chocolate and red. Valentines Day permeates just about every retail shop in the city, and strong reds seem to be so associated with this Hallmark holiday that we rarely look at the colour unless its in the month of February. In my opinion, cupid has run off with this colour but it is time to hang on to it as a great one to use in the home.

    I have to say that red is one of my favourite colours to use in a space, largely because it is a strong colour that often overpowers the other colours that are part of the room. As a result, it offers the person entering the room for the first time or anytime really a place to start the experience of the room. We subconsciously look to the brightest colour in the room to start the experience of that room, and by offering a very clear focal point in a strong hue, we remove the feeling of being overwhelmed that you can get in a large space.

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    THe OVeRALL DesignI always like to begin a project with some sort of inspiration. Clive Christians designs very much inspired the look of this kitchen, above. Its traditional, but with a twist of contemporary. I kept a lot of important elements in mind when coming up with the design, contrast being at the top of my list. The dark, elaborate wood for the cabinetry really stands out against the colouring of the natural stone. Youll notice that the Calacatta marble for the flooring, countertops and backsplash are all the same, creating a strong sense of unity. To add some visual interest, I laid out the backsplash in a brick pattern. You might also notice the cut out in the backsplash area this was made specifically for the pop-out fan for the range, so when its being used, it is flush with the wall rather than protruding outwards. The more little details you incorporate, the bigger the impact of the space will be. I kept the look clean by paneling the fridge to match the contemporary shaker-style cabinet doors.

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    The peninsula itself proved more functional than an island. While it concerned Finer that Ford wanted the countertop height almost two inches higher than conventional countertops, Fords not concerned about resale. Some renovations are personal, youve got to love where you live. In this case its more than just a home. Its my office, it should be perfect. says Ford.

    The peninsula and countertops actually have dual function. While cooking and catering are her main uses by day, Ford also teaches cooking classes, and the bar-height countertop along the one side can seat eight comfortably, with a perfect view. The bar is also ideal for entertaining.

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    One element that most will not have considered for their own kitchen is the massive blower box. The reason may be that this is Fords own invention. She does a lot of smoking fish and searing meat and needs to dry the surface. The three-sided blower box, equipped with two high-powered fans does the trick. Its also the perfect way to dry blanched veggies, she explains, they travel better and dont break down that way.

    Of course there is floor-to-ceiling storage for the endless varieties of specialty oils, vinegars, salts, and assortment of baking ingredients, but shes created shallow shelving instead of arms deep pantries so that she can see and access what she needs.

    A large Sub-Zero fridge with the side-by-side freezer is adequate for what she needs at hand, but fridges and deep freezers have taken over the basement.

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    amanda ford Amanda is City Girl Catering, which specializes in organic, local and ethical dishes. They cater functions of any size, from intimate dinner parties to full service at weddings. Ford is also developing the City Girl Catering product line, including barbecue sauce and a line of soy products. citygirlcatering.ca

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  • RENOMARK RENOVATOR CONTRACTORSA. Brown Construction abrownconstruction.ca (416) 766-9892 - Toronto

    A. Lifetime Contractor Ltd. lifetimecontractor.com (416) 483-2151 - Toronto

    A. Mazzucco Construction amazzucco.on.ca (416) 207-0388 - Toronto

    AB Renovations Unlimited abreno.com (416) 809-5025 - Richmond Hill

    Abbotsford Group Inc. Custom Builders abbotsfordgroup.com (416) 249-3939 - Weston

    Affordable Woodworking affordablewoodworking.com (416) 831-6741- Toronto

    AJD Construction Group Inc. ajdconstructiongroup.com (905) 898-3130 - Sharon

    Alan Heron Homes Limited alanheronhomes.ca (416) 642-7651 - Toronto

    All Angles Renovations Ltd. allanglesrenovations.ca (416) 261-9732 - Scarborough

    Allyn Construction Ltd. allynconstruction.com (416) 347-7548 - Milton

    Alphyn Construction Inc. alphynconstruction.com (416) 737-8607 - Toronto

    Amazon Home Improvements amazonhomeimprovements.ca (905) 763-9000 - Vaughan

    Ambia Windows and Doors Inc. ambiawindowsdoors.com (416) 831-3719 - Woodbridge

    Andes Construction andesconstruction.com (416) 531-9727 - Toronto

    Archer Construction Group Ltd. archer.ca (416) 427-2437 - Mississauga

    ARX Custom Homes arxcustomhomes.com (416) 471-0947 - Mississauga

    Attard Construction Corporation attard.net (905) 824-6300 - Mississauga

    Avonlea Kitchen and Bathroom Concepts avonlearenovations.com (416) 422-5276 - Toronto

    Bachly Construction bachly.com (905) 951-3100 - Bolton

    Balmoral Custom Homes Ltd. balmoralcustomhomes.com (416) 482-5000 - Toronto

    Barbini Developments Inc. amedeobarbini.com (416) 385-8883 - Toronto

    Bayden Build & Renovate bayden.com (416) 818-8148 - Maple

    Bayview Projects Contracting bayviewprojects.com (416) 730-8506 - North York

    Bell Construction Group bellconstructiongroup.ca (416) 709-1637 - Aurora

    Belyea Bros. Ltd. belyeabrothers.com (416) 425-1200 - Toronto

    Binns Kitchen & Bath Design binns.net (905) 509-5555 - Toronto

    Blueprint Renovations blueprintrenovations.com (416) 878-3272 - Toronto

    Boss Constructors Inc. bossconstructors.com (416) 873-3205 - Mississauga

    Bramson Construction bramsonconstruction.com (416) 625-3943 - Toronto

    Look for the RENOMARK logo and renovate with confidence.

    Visit renomark.ca for important information and details on renomarks standard of excellence.

    Brian T. Fletcher Construction Co. Ltd. fletcherconstruction.ca (416) 626-7746 - Etobicoke

    Brock Doors & Windows Inc. brockwindows.com (905) 791-2850 - Brampton

    Bryant Renovations bryantrenovations.com (416) 260-0818 - Toronto

    Build Craft Contracting & Millwork Inc. buildcraft.ca (905) 271-4161 - Mississauga

    Canlik Kitchens refaceyourkitchen.com (416) 412-2828 - Scarborough

    Capoferro Design Build Group capoferro.com (416) 241-4665 - Toronto

    Carick Home Improvements (Carick Building Products Ltd.) carickhome.com (416) 781-6671 - Toronto

    CCS Construction and Contracting Solutions Inc. ccsconstruction.ca (416) 241-9770 - Toronto

    Celcon General Contractors Ltd. celconcontractors.com (905) 472-8281 - Markham

    Chaplin Home Improvements Ltd. chaplinhomeimprovements.com (416) 904-6909 - Markham

    Clarke Basement SysteSC wetbasements.ca (905) 642-4861 - Markham

    Clemmensen & Associates Limited (416) 747-6266 - Weston

    Cochren Homes Limited cochrenhomes.com (905) 842-2462 - Oakville

    Cohn Construction Ltd. (905) 569-1349 - Mississauga

    Colewood Construction Limited (416) 252-2226 - Toronto

    Consumers Choice Home Improvements consumerschoice.ca (416) 335-8353 - Scarborough

    Core Insurance ClaiSC Contracting Inc. corecontracting.com (416) 740-9400 - Weston

    Craiglee Home Improvements Ltd. craigleehomes.net (416) 759-8700 - Scarborough

    Crina General Construction Ltd. (905) 738-7930 - Concord

    Cristone General Contracting Inc. cristonegc.com (905) 727-2911 - Aurora

    Curzon Developments Ltd. (416) 606-7110 - Toronto

    Cyprus Contracting cypruscontracting.com (905) 264-6552 - Woodbridge

    Dalerose Homes 1-(519) 938-8417 - Orangeville

    D-Cam Construction Inc. dcamconstruction.com (905) 847-3636 - Oakville

    Dean Installations deaninstallations.com (416) 459-6106 - Georgetown

    DeBellis Construction Ltd. (416) 318-8435 - Concord

    Delphi Homes Inc. 2007 delphihomes.com (416) 232-9290- Etobicoke

    Design 2 Build design2build.ca (905) 844-7366 - Etobicoke

    Design-Spec Building Group Limited designspecgroup.com (905) 760-2225 - Concord

    Divine Homes Inc. divinehomes.ca (416) 868-9292 - Toronto

    Dortel Custom Renovations Ltd. (416) 748-5755 - Etobicoke

    DreamBuilders (2004) Ltd. dreambuilders.ca (416) 736-6828 - Toronto

    Duracon Construction Services & Dura Painting duraconconstruction.com (416) 688-9191 - Markham

    Dwayne Butler Contracting Ltd. dbcontracting.ca (905) 201-1054 - Markham

    Dwell Design Build Inc. dwelldesignbuild.ca (416) 761-9038 - Toronto

    Enmar Homes Inc enmarhomes.com (416) 841-6606 - Toronto

    Errand Boyz Management - Real Property. Concierge. Relocation errandboyz.com (416) 728-6720 - Pickering

    Estezo Estates Inc. estezoestates.homestars.ca (647) 801-4727 - Mississauga

    Esto Construction Co. Limited estoconstruction.ca (416) 752-3702 - Toronto

    Eurodale Developments eurodale.ca (416) 782-5690 - Toronto

    Evans Built Inc. evansbuilt.ca (647) 444-7873 - Bradford

    Evia Group Inc. eviagroup.com (416) 429-3842 - Toronto

    Fairmont Properties Ltd. fairmontproperties.ca (905) 841-6161 - Aurora

    Fairside Homes and Renovations Ltd. fairsidehomes.com (416) 721-2224 - Toronto

    Fifthshire Homes Ltd. 1985 fifthshire.com (905) 660-7415 - Concord

    GarCon Building Group Ltd. garcongroup.com (416) 636-2000 - Toronto

    Godel Construction godelconstruction.com (416) 484-6096 - Toronto

    Golden Bee Homes Inc. goldenbeehomes.com (416) 768-4771 - North York

    Goldribbon Homes goldribbonhomes.com (416) 221-3335 - Toronto

    Gorman-Mazzon Limited (416) 322-3222 - Toronto

    Goulimis Construction Ltd. (Ontario Corporation) goulimisconstruction.com (416) 631-7849 - East York

    GreenSaver (416) 203-3106 - Toronto

    Greystone Home & Cottage Renovations greystonerenovations.ca 1 (905) 442-7022 - Newcastle

    Grieve Home Maintenance Ltd. grievehome.com 1-(905) 336-0088 - Burlington

    Hadley-Irvine General Contracting Ltd. hadley-irvine.com (416) 910-8419 - Georgetown

    Hampton Homes hamptonhomes.ca (905) 829-5000 - Oakville

    Handyman Connection york.handymanconnection.com (905) 884-7678 - Richmond Hill

    Harlequin Homes Ltd. harlequinhomes.ca (416) 771-8597 - Aurora

    Harper House Contracting Ltd. (416) 266-7896 - Uxbridge

    Haylacon Construction Inc. (416) 219-5381 - Oakville

    Heidan Construction Ltd. heidanconstruction.com (416) 543-2945 - Toronto

    Heres Renovations Inc. heresrenovations.com (416) 738-1895 - Gormley

    Hillman & son carpentry ltd.hillmanandson.ca (905) 434-0077- Oshawa

    Home Editions Ltd. homeeditions.com (416) 410-7844 - Toronto

    Homes etc... homes-etc.ca (416) 822-1632 - Whitby

    Inspire Homes Inc. inspirehomes.ca (416) 765-2020 - Caledon

    Invictus Renovations Limited (416) 893-3967 - Toronto

    Jackson & Associates Inc. jacksoninc.ca (416) 693-7870 - Toronto

    JD Design Inc. jddesign.ca (416) 928-6766 - Toronto

    JD Nelson and Sons Ltd. (647) 223-1245 - Ajax

    Josh Developments (1996) Ltd. (416) 318-4899 - Toronto

    kellner fine Homes kellner.ca (416) 928-0001 - Toronto

    Kermodei Construction Co. Ltd. kermodei.ca (416) 293-1212 - Scarborough

    Keystone Interiors Inc. keystoneinteriors.ca (905) 850-0474 - Woodbridge

    Kilbarry Hill Construction Limited kilbarryhill.com (416) 484-0701 - Toronto

    Kingsway Home Improvements Inc. kingswayhomeimprovements.com (647) 505-6869 - Etobicoke

    Kozy Homes Inc. kozyhomesinc.com (416) 998-5060 - York

    K-Wood Kitchens Ltd. kwoodkitchens.com (416) 332-0381 - Toronto

    Lakeland Builders Inc. lakelandbuilders.com (905) 761-6660 - Concord

    Leonardi Construction Ltd. leonardiconstruction.com (905) 277-9085 - Mississauga

    Leslieville Home Improvements Div. of Nagim Construction (416) 465-9410 - Toronto

    Lewitt Construction Inc. lewittconstruction.com (416) 383-1221 - Toronto

    Lifestyles By Barons Inc. lbREesigns.ca (905) 872-5777 - Halton Hills

    LJ Post Construction Ltd. ljpconst.com (416) 298-0517 - Scarborough

    Lous Home Improvements loushomeimprovements.com (416) 931-2664 - Toronto

    M Squared Contracting Inc. m2contracting.com (416) 231-5585 - Toronto

    MacPherson Builders Limited macphersonbuilders.com (905) 738-5332 - Concord

    Mane Construction Group Inc. maneconstruction.ca (416) 821-2622 - Toronto

    MapleBridge Construction Ltd. maplebridgeconstruction.com (416) 540-7558 - Maple

    Markay Developments markayhomes.com (905) 257-1220 - Oakville

    Mather Fine Homes a division of Beechwood Investments Development Inc. matherfinehomes.com (416) 482-9001 - Toronto


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  • Look for the RENOMARK logo and renovate with confidence. How do you go about finding a reliable and reputable renovator? The following list of renovators are RenoMark members in good standing.

    MDL Designs Ltd. mdldesigns.com (905) 844-4498 - Oakville

    Measured Solutions measuredsolutions.ca (905) 487-3866 - Bolton

    Men At Work General Contractors Ltd. menatwork.net (416) 763-0763 - Toronto

    Method Homes methodhomes.ca (416) 898-2234 - Toronto

    Mills Carpentry Services Limited (905) 469-8897 - Oakville

    Modular Home Additions Ltd. modular.ca (416) 759-4663 - Toronto

    Myhaven Homes Ltd. myhavenhomes.ca (905) 508-8075 - Richmond Hill

    N.B.S. Design Build Inc. nbshomes.ca (416) 890-4983 - Toronto

    New Home Services Inc. newhomeservicesinc.com (905) 460-0847 - Brampton

    Norseman Construction & Development Ltd/Norseman Group norsemanconstruction.ca (647) 435-5433 - Toronto

    Northern Edge Construction Services Ltd. noredge.com (416) 269-1900 - Scarborough

    Nostco Construction nostco.com (905) 604-4511 - Markham

    Nusite Contractors Ltd. nusitecontractors.ca (905) 731-1228 - Richmond Hill

    Oksart Design Build Limited oksart.com (416) 887-8244 - Woodbridge

    Ommert Carpentry & Renovations ommertrenovations.com (416) 843-5716 - Ajax

    Orchid Valley Homes Ltd. 1-(905) 898-2623 - Newmarket

    P.J. Renovations Inc. (416) 621-1041 - Etobicoke

    Perma-Wood SolariuSC and Additions (1025722 Ontario Inc.) permawood.com (905) 475-5460 - Markham

    Pine Glen Developments Inc. pineglendevelopments.com (416) 706-5547 - Oakville

    Premier Kitchen and Bath Inc. premierbuilder.ca (416) 487-8281 - Toronto

    PROBUILT by Michael Upshall probuilt.ca (905) 880-8100 - Caledon

    Queensgate Homes Inc. queensgatehomes.com (905) 264-0600 - Woodbridge

    Regal Construction & Renovations Co. Ltd. regalconstruction.ca (416) 994-8183 - Toronto

    Renditions Design Build Ltd. renditionsdesignbuild.com (905) 838-0927 - Terra Cotta

    Renex Custom Builders Inc. renexcustombuilders.com (416) 484-3757 - Toronto

    Reno King Contracting Ltd. (416) 821-9376 - Scarborough

    Renovation Experts/Basement Experts renoexperts.ca (905) 884-8585 - Richmond Hill

    Renovations by Gray grayreno.ca (416) 520-6366 - Thornhill

    Rent-A-Hubby rentahubby.ca (416) 258-8185 - Thornhill

    Retreats Inc. homeretreats.ca (647) 237-3878 - Georgetown

    Visit renomark.ca for important information and details on renomarks standard of excellence.

    Ridgestone Construction Inc. (905) 264-7880 - Woodbridge

    Rouge Hill Design Build Group Inc. rougehillrenovations.com (416) 286-9682 - West Hill

    Royal Home Improvements royalhomeimprovements.ca (416) 236-4400 - Toronto

    RS Homes.ca rshomes.ca (416) 508-3000 - Toronto

    Rulestone Renovations Inc. (416) 694-6016 - Toronto

    Salerno Custom Homes Div. of Salerno Construction Group Inc. salerno.ca (905) 602-8611 - Mississauga

    Sandgate Construction Inc. sandgateconstruction.com (905) 841-6440 - Aurora

    Scottsdale Contracting Inc. scottsdalecontracting.ca (416) 520-8858 - Toronto

    Serenity Homes serenity-homes.ca (416) 560-2560 - Toronto

    Serenity Lifestyle Homes serenitylifestylehomes.com (905) 880-5799 - Woodbridge

    SevernWoods Construction Inc. severnwoods.com (416) 483-2941 - Toronto

    Sheppard Pearl Waterproofing & Renovation (1450434 Ontario Inc.) iwaterproofing.ca (416) 677-0888 - Scarborough

    Silverpoint Fine Homes Inc. silverpointfinehomes.com (416) 995-4119 - North York

    Sky Homes Corporation skyhomes.ca (416) 663-9334 - Concord

    Skylights Unlimited Inc. skylightsunlimited.ca (416) 540-4232 - Markham

    South Light Design/Build Inc. southlight.ca (416) 457-4640 - Toronto

    Space Converters Ltd. spaceconverters.com (905) 824-4404 - Mississauga

    Spalding, K. Construction Inc. 1-(905) 898-5503 - Newmarket

    Span-Co General Contracting Services Ltd spanco.ca (905) 475-6282 - Markham

    Spencer and Associates (416) 985-8930 - Toronto

    Stellar Homes Inc. stellarhomesinc.ca (905) 726-7778 - Aurora

    Stockridge Construction Limited (416) 964-6800 - Toronto

    Stonemill Developments Inc. stonemill.ca (905) 847-5900 - Oakville

    Stratus Homes Toronto stratushomes.ca (416) 259-0044 - Etobicoke

    Super 7 Group super7group.com (416) 688-5599 - Sharon

    Superior Quality Renovations & Construction Inc. sqrc.ca (416) 441-0084 - Toronto

    T. Sena Construction and Management Inc. (905) 850-1010 - Woodbridge

    Templehouse Renovations Limited templehouse.com (416) 932-9099 - Toronto

    The Caruk Group Inc. thecarukgroup.com (416) 231-7438 - Toronto

    The Construction Group theconstructiongroup.ca (416) 335-7911 - Toronto

    The Gatti Group Corp. thegattigroupcorp.com (905) 693-0250 - Milton

    The Lakeshore Contracting Group lakeshorecontracting.ca (905) 467-3440 - Burlington

    The Marino Group themarinogroup.ca (416) 249-0596 - Etobicoke

    The Toolbox Group Inc. thetoolbox.ca (416) 991-2229 - Whitby

    Thompson Howe Building Company Ltd. (416) 892-3562 - Toronto

    Timberlea Construction And Roofing Ltd timberleaconstruction.com (905) 602-5959 - Mississauga

    Total Renovations Inc. totalrenovations.com (416) 694-2488 - Toronto

    Town Square Developments Inc. townsquarehomes.ca (905) 850-9367 - Woodbridge

    TRUbuild Inc. trubuildinc.com (416) 704-6381 - Toronto

    Trusted Trades Canada (A Division of Holmes & Smith Ltd.) trustedtradescanada.com (416) 291-0389 - Toronto

    U.K. Construction ukconstruction.ca (416) 266-5333 - Scarborough

    W.C. Meek Design and Construction Ltd. wcmeekdesignandconstruction.com (416) 690-1919 - Toronto

    Walden Design Build Inc. waldendesignbuild.com/renomark (416) 487-2300 - Toronto

    Walder & McSweeney Contracting Ltd. waldermcsweeney.com (416) 694-2466 - Toronto

    White Eagle Contracting a division of White Eagle Properties Inc whiteeaglecontracting.com (416) 626-9661 - Toronto

    Whitehall Homes & Construction Ltd. whitehallhomes.ca (905) 338-7230 - Oakville

    Willem Contracting willemcontracting.ca (905) 771-2983 - Thornhill

    Wilson Project Management 1695895 Ontario Inc.) wilsonproject.ca (416) 222-9433 - Toronto

    Windemere Custom Homes windemerehomes.ca (416) 630-1500 - North York

    Window Choice windowchoice.ca (905) 461-2267 - Mississauga

    Wo-Built Inc. wobuilt.com (416) 354-2555 - Toronto

    Woodcastle Homes Ltd. woodcastle.ca (905) 891-0200 - Mississauga

    RENOMARK TRADE CONTRACTORSA.D.C. Aluminum Contracting Ltd. adcaluminum.com (905) 669-1172 - Concord

    Alliance Flooring Inc. allianceflooringinc.com (416) 398-5344 - Toronto

    Applewood Air Conditioning Ltd. applewoodair.com (905) 275-4500 - Mississauga

    Argyle Flooring argyleflooring.ca (905) 415-5111 - Markham

    Aspen Wood Floors aspenwoodfloors.com (905) 281-2900 - Mississauga

    Atlantic Window & Door SysteSC Inc. atlanticwindows.ca (905) 564-0000 - Mississauga

    Benim Contracting (2055523 Ontario Ltd.) benimcontracting.ca (416) 737-5897 - Etobicoke

    Brenmar Heating & Air Conditioning Ltd. brenmar.ca (905) 608-9330 - Mississauga

    Broadway Flooring Centre Ltd. broadwayfloors.com (416) 730-1830 - Toronto

    Canduit Contracting Inc. (Electrical Specialists) (647) 236-3050 - Mississauga

    CertaPro Etobicoke Inc. certapro.com 1-(800) 462-3782 - Toronto

    Cherry and Clark Roofing Co. Ltd. cherryandclark.ca (905) 403-9128 - Mississauga

    Chislett Asphalt Roofing Ltd. chislettroofing.com (905) 738-9433 - Vaughan

    Colour Wheel Design & Decor colourwheel.ca (416) 760-3737 - Thornhill

    Conquest Carpet & Flooring (Division of Trust Flooring) trustflooring.com (416) 745-8518 - North York

    Contex Roofing Company contexroofing.com (416) 781-6466 - Toronto

    Darmaga Hardwood Flooring Ltd. darmaga.com (905) 770-1900 - Richmond Hill

    Dominion Roofing dominionroofing.com (416) 789-0601 - Toronto

    Foam Comfort Inc. foamcomfort.ca (416) 410-0961 - Toronto

    Gemini Group Electrical SysteSC Inc. geminigroupinc.com (905) 850-8939 - Woodbridge

    JAGG Enterprizes Incorporated jaggenterprizes.ca (905) 838-5244 - Caledon

    JM Mechanical Corp. jmmech.ca (905) 760-2828 - Vaughan

    Let It Rain Ltd. letitrain.ca (905) 624-7246 - Mississauga

    Martino Contractors Ltd. martinohvac.com (905) 760-9894 - Concord

    Metropolitan Sheet Metal Limited/ MetroAir Home Comfort Solutions metroair.ca (905) 792-5076 - Brampton

    N. De Luca Plumbing (1995) Inc. (905) 851-9159 - Woodbridge

    New Steel Roofers Inc. newsteelroofers.com (905) 543-1623 - Hamilton

    Ragno Electric Ltd. ragnoelectric.com (905) 793-4663 - Brampton

    Roussel Eavestrough Distributors Limited rousseleavestrough.com (416) 438-4344 - Scarborough

    Sterling Tile & Carpet sterlingtile.com (905) 585-4800 - Vaughan

    Sure Seal Crack Injections Co. Ltd. crackinjections.com (416) 878-7295 - Toronto

    The Waterproofer Inc. thewaterproofer.ca (416) 820-2090 - Toronto

    The Watson Group Ltd. (416) 493-2581 - Richmond Hill

    Viana Roofing & Sheetmetal Ltd. vianaroofing.com (416) 763-2664 - Toronto

    Viana Roofing & Sheetmetal Ltd. vianaroofing.com (416) 763-2664 - Toronto

    Watertite Waterproofers Ltd. watertite.ca (416) 410-5326 - Toronto

    Weston Flooring Ltd. westonflooring.com (416) 746-8492 - Woodbridge


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