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June 26, 2018 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY NESO BASARA

Summer 2018 // Selling your house or renovating? Get the bet advice from local business owners.

OUR HOMES Wellington County Orangeville Caledon Summer 2018A version of this article originally appeared in the Summer 2018 issue of  OUR HOMES Wellington County, Orangeville, Caledon, p.74. Find local businesses in our Wellington directory.

Ask these savvy business owners what you need to know about your summer project.
BILL VAN DE VEN & TARA SCHUETT
 
Explain the full scope of your business offering: Xanadu Fine Cabinetry and Interiors provides interior design, custom cabinetry, renovation services and project management on both small and large scale residential projects. Whether you are considering a complete home renovation or you are a do-it-yourselfer, our team will guide your selections for the ideal flooring, plumbing fixture, countertop, lighting, baseboard, trim and decorative hardware to complete your project.
 
What sets you apart from your competition? We pride ourselves in providing a complete custom design tailored to your life and style. We specialize in custom cabinetry, closets and built-ins for your laundry and mudroom as well as your home office, media centre and wine cellar. Our state-of-the-art Design Gallery features all the newest fixtures, finishes and styles. With our newly expanded showroom, we are now a one-stop-shop to improve the appearance and function of your space and make your home something truly special.

JENNY HILBORN
 
What geographical area does your staging service cover? Our team has built a reputation as one of the best home staging companies in Southwestern Ontario. We have helped hundreds of homes sell quickly in Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Fergus, Elora, Rockwood and Orangeville.
 
What’s the process you follow when staging a home? Do you provide furnishings and decorative items? At Centre Staged, we go the extra mile for every client to help take the stress out of selling. We kick-start your home selling process with an in-depth consultation report, detailing professional design advice to get your home market-ready. Whether you just need accessories or a vacant home fully staged, we have you covered! We customize all of our staging packages to suit your needs. Access our expertise and our 2,000 sq. ft. warehouse full of high quality staging furniture and accessories. Having a stunning inventory of furniture available makes it quick and easy for us to stage your home. Staging is an investment – not a cost – and we strive to make our clients a return on their investment.

JORY YEH, ANNABELLE THOMAS & DEVON PETERS
 
Describe the customer experience at The Ensuite: Every experience is catered to the customer’s needs, whether it’s a small renovation or a new build. We try to break the process down for customers to help build the bigger picture step by step. This method ensures that you not only get exactly what you want, but that the journey is enjoyable as well! The Ensuite is here for you at any phase of the process from brainstorming to the final touches.
 
Describe a recent project that you’ve assisted with and the elements that were provided by your team: We are working on a smart bathroom that will incorporate the Kohler Veil wall-hung intelligent toilet and DTV+ showering system. Our favourite product in this bathroom is the Kohler Verdera voice lighted mirror. Using built-in Amazon Alexa, you can effortlessly control your bathroom lighting and access your other Kohler Konnect products. Including voice activated technology can maximize the functionality of your space and still be aesthetically appealing.

KIM MCDONALD, CHRISTINE MOURA & TOM REEVES
 
Describe the Ceramic Decor customer experience: We treat customers like guests. We welcome them, offer them an espresso, get to know them and help them create their dream space.
 
What’s trending in tile this season? Colour and pattern. Encaustic-look tile and amazing mosaics. Colour blended with neutrals.
 
What geographical area do you serve? We have everything that our customers from Halton Hills, Wellington County, Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph could ever need in tile.
 
 
 
 
 
 

GREG HARTMANN
 
What sets you apart from your competition? My honesty, experience and proven track record of 20-plus years in the Guelph and surrounding area have built a business rich in referrals and repeat business from satisfied clients. Our primary goal is not only to meet but exceed our customers’ expectations. Doors and windows contribute greatly to the first impression of a home. We take your vision and couple it with our experience to improve energy efficiency and increase your home’s value.
 
What’s new in the industry? The GreenON rebate program has inspired many homeowners to replace their windows. It’s available to homeowners who want to upgrade their windows to a very high standard and we are government-certified to complete the work to program specifications.
 
 

AUKE BIJLSMA, ARNO VANDERBEEK & MITCHELL KINGMA
 
What area does Wellington Millwork Inc. cover? We do work from cottage country in Southampton to projects in the city of Toronto and everything in between – including Ancaster, Burlington, Guelph, Kitchener, Centre Wellington and Waterloo.
 
Describe a recent project that you’re particularly proud of: We recently finished a new cottage project in Southampton on Lake Huron that needed cabinetry in several different areas. The client and the interior decorator wanted to mimic English cottage style using materials and cabinet design that would reflect that, without compromising the overall layout and functionality of the space. This project included a large kitchen with an island, four vanities, laundry and mudroom cabinets and a number of built-ins. Cabinet interiors were made of finished maple plywood with solid maple dovetail drawer boxes. The exterior had a painted finish with solid face frame on the cabinets.

JAMIE BATES
 
Describe the services that you offer at AllPro Roofing: At AllPro we have the expertise to install almost all of your exterior needs, from shingles to slate and everything in between. We service a wide area of Southern Ontario and can complete work on a residential or commercial scale. All of our employees are trained to work with many different types of materials. We do our best to work quickly and efficiently to provide you with the best experience possible.
 
Describe your customer service policy: We strive to meet the needs and demands of all our customers. We work hard to keep our customers happy and will go above and beyond the industry standard to do so. Our first step is to provide a free estimate for any job, big or small. Our office personnel and installers are trained and happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have.
 
 

AILEEN BROWN, BLAIR LASBY & MICHELLE LAMBERT
 
What kind of experience can a client expect at Paragon Kitchens? From the moment you step into our showroom, it’s evident that the Paragon experience offers something more. Our design process is tailored to truly understand your needs, while challenging your expectations, to provide a layout that not only excites and wows, but is a joy to cook and entertain in. The Paragon design team guides you through all the elements that need to come together when executing a main floor or kitchen renovation. We showcase our concepts to you with fully realized colour renderings to help you visualize your completed space before the renovation even begins. The Paragon experience is capped with our dedicated team of on-staff installers, who finish your fine custom cabinetry with the same care and precision we took during the design process. Finally, our lifetime warranty is our guarantee that our superior client experience will last for many years to come!

ALBERT GUADAGNINI, JULIE PAYNE, MARK ANDERSON & LIANE PUCCI
 
What’s new in the store for the summer season? We are always looking for new products to showcase at the store. This year we have several new lines of composite decking along with some new railing systems. Our barbecue section is always changing and our main suppliers, Weber, Broil King and Traeger have made some changes to their lineups.
 
How can you help homeowners with project design? We offer design capabilities in many forms. We have a full architectural division to provide permit-ready plans for small backyard projects such as garages. We have a full-time kitchen and bath designer to help you plan and coordinate your interior remodeling projects. We also offer an in-house deck design service. We can help with most projects of any size. 
 

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