GTA Home Décor and Renovations - FEB 2012
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FEBRUARY 2012VOLUME 8 ISSUE 2
Yanic SimardsDREAM kitchen tips
INSIDE THECITY GIRLCATERING KITCHEN
TOP PICKS FROM IDS 2012
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VOLUME 8 ISSUE 2
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28 Cover featureDesigning the kitchen of your dreams
32 Style fi leDesigned for function
50 Market placeTop ve picksat IDS12
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
THE KITCHEN ISSUE!28
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!
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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Great finds at IDS 2012
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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