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    FEBRUARY 2012VOLUME 8 ISSUE 2

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    Yanic SimardsDREAM kitchen tips

    INSIDE THECITY GIRLCATERING KITCHEN

    TOP PICKS FROM IDS 2012

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    Makingthe dream

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    8 Editors Notebook 10 Contributors 12 Mailbag

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  • HD&R inspiration

    28 Cover featureDesigning the kitchen of your dreams

    32 Style fi leDesigned for function

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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!

    SUSAN LEGGE

    EDITORSNOTEBOOK

    INSIDE THIS ISSUE

    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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  • Vice-President, National Real Estate

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    Editor-In-Chief, National Real Estate

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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

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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 techniq