PEOPLE // Oakville-Mississauga // All in the Design


Holiday/Winter 2017/18 // Home experts are here when it's time for something new.

A version of this article originally appeared in the Holiday/Winter 2017/18 issue of  OUR HOMES Oakville Burlington Mississauga, p.62. Find local businesses in our Oakville directory. 

These pros from Oakville, Mississauga and Burlington will help your home tell a story both indoors and out.

What makes a beautiful landscape? Well thought out design elements that tie the landscape into the style of the home make a beautiful landscape. Gardens are very important to the overall feel of a new yard, and our design team plans this from the beginning of the project design phase.

Tell us about this project: This backyard oasis in Etobicoke is truly an entertainer’s dream. With formal architectural lines and magnificent French-inspired gardens, this yard is stunning. Carefully selected Indiana limestone and exquisite sandstone were used to enhance the overall beauty of the home. A custom gunite pool with shallow beach entry for loungers and built-in benches makes this a true party pool. The hammered copper fire features and water fountains are all turned on via any smartphone!


What’s new in the lighting Industry? New lighting products, whether it be LED bulbs or light fixtures with integrated LED, are introduced almost daily. The demand by consumers is the driving force behind these new inventions. As people find more ways to use new types of lighting in their everyday lives, the industry is responding quickly to fulfill those needs.
What are some of the issues with LED lighting? Customers purchase LED bulbs at big box stores rather than lighting stores, unaware that they need to change their dimmers too. LED manufacturers list compatible dimmers on their websites. If used incorrectly, lights will flicker, dim to a point and turn off or not dim at all. Often, customers don’t realize the difference until they get home and start having problems.
What is new and exciting? Smart Homes allow lights, thermostats, security systems and more to activate by phone or voice. I’ve just installed a brand new display that can be accessed by voice command from a cell phone to turn on lights and Sono speakers as well as raise the window treatments at my store. Options allow users to customize a morning scene, movie scene, good night scene and more. What’s most exciting is that it’s now available at an affordable price. You can start with the basics and add to the system as you like.
What does Bathrooms 2 Go offer clients? We are a one-stop shop that offers quality craftsmanship at a reasonable price. Stop by and visit our professional design staff to get your project started!
What makes you different? We eliminate the guesswork by offering complete packages at clearly defined price points. Once you’ve selected your finishes, we’ll outline a detailed project schedule. We’ll help take the stress out of your renovation by managing the process from start to finish, on time and on budget.
What should every bathroom have? Beautiful tile work. A hint of glistening glass helps elevate and define the space, and a solid surface countertop helps tie a look together.

What do you offer clients? Liberty Custom Cabinetry provides design and manufacturing services from conception to completion. We measure, consult, design, manufacture, deliver and install, for all your custom cabinetry needs in one convenient location.
What are the must-haves for any kitchen? Options that offer accessibility and convenience, such as pots-and-pans drawers, pull-out garbage bins and storage racks. They are must-haves in today’s kitchens. For those with limited space, tall and deep pull-out pantries are amazing for handy and plentiful storage. Lastly, soft-close doors and drawers are an investment that is worth every penny.
Your favourite kitchen design? Transitional tall kitchens, with clean simple lines and just enough detail to make an impact at first glance. It’s the optimal idea we start with. For those from a more traditional background we recommend starting with face-framed construction and adding design elements from there.

What is your specialty? We provide luxury custom builds and remodels in the Oakville, Burlington and Mississauga area.
What’s the Rock Cliff difference? Our biggest difference is our people. Our great group of project managers, site supervisors and a back office team enable us to be successful builders. Our goal is to make the renovation or home-building process as simple and transparent as it can be.
What should clients know when starting a project? Clients should be well prepared for their build. With so many decisions to be made throughout the process, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. As part of our build process, we require our clients to make all of their design selections before we even break ground. This alleviates the stress throughout the build and allows the project to run smoothly.

What is your specialty? Erin Mills Paint & Decor Centre is a one-stop shop for all your decorating needs, including paint, wallpaper and wall decals, window coverings, custom furnishings and décor items. We also offer interior and exterior colour consultations.
Why is home staging important and how can you help? Staging increases the value of a home and helps homeowners and realtors sell quicker. We’ll help you get your home ready to view by using items you already own, and make thoughtful changes that will add value and impact.
What’s new? Winners of the Platinum Award for Best Home Improvement and Paint and Wallpaper store, our team at Erin Mills Paint & Decor Centre is committed to providing clients with the highest level of service and great product selection at the best value.