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SEPT 2012VOLUME 8 ISSUE 9
RENO OF THE MONTH
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In every issue 8 Editors Notebook 10 Contributors 12 Mailbag
14 Smart shopper Deep discounts and deals exclusively for our readers
17 Whats new This months product picks and where you can find them
58 Trendspotting A modern twist on the general store
volume 8 issue 9
a tale of two houses
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24 Designer tipsLisa Canning explores the bold and brave
new kitchen and how to get it
26 Style leYanic simard shows you how to empower
your home with colour
28 Designer touchDecorating a room with colour simplifi ed by Erica Gelman
31 Colour specialistHD&R goes to the experts to fi nd out everything you need to know about colour
38 Quick tipsDeclutter queen Hellen buttigieg offers her best tips to organize your home and delegate the rest
40 Reno readypeter Khatami discusses a few crucial steps involved in undertaking a home
42 RenoMarkbILD president bryan Tuckey stresses the importance of protecting yourself and the economy from underground contractors
52 Renovator black bookYour handy guide to fi nding a renoMark-certifi ed contractor in the GTA
54 Outdoor tipsFive must-dos for your lawn and garden this fall by landscaper extraordinaire Denis Flanagan
On the cover
THE COLOUr IssUE
On the cover
Two renosthat rock
reno of the month
Sept 2012 volume 8 issue 9
reno of the month
PrePare your lawn and garden for fall
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Set the stage with colourColour can set the stage in every room of your home.Whether its brilliant white, ocean blue or crimson red, colour speaks
volumes about what your home is all about. Colour can be found on the walls, in accessories or showcased in a major statement piece like a sofa. The most important thing is not to be afraid of adding colour to your home. It can be fun, calming, inspirational and beautiful its what you want it to be!
This issue is devoted to the power of colour.Our wonderful contributors have brought their best suggestions,
inspirations and colour expertise to the table for this special September issue.
Beginning this issue, our managing editor Silvana Longo kicks off our new Reno of the Month feature with an in-depth story on a well-known Toronto renovator Paul Gallop of Men at Work. We hope you will let us know what you think by writing to our Mailbag (see page 12 for details).
Theres plenty more to enjoy in this issue, so kick back and get inspired by Hellen Buttigiegs decluttering suggestions, reno advice from contractor Peter Khatami, and the latest products, trends and ideas for your home.
If you have a reno or dcor story youd like to share, please connect with us via email or give us a call. Wed love to hear from you!
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
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17A punch of colour for every room
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58Staples and specialties in one place
24Kitchens that sizzle
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