Archive for May, 2014

Best Renovations for Return on Investment


Whether you’re considering minor updates to perk up a room, or a full-scale renovation of your entire home, it’s important to be aware of how renovations might affect your property value, especially if you’re thinking of selling in the near future.

Since most renovations resolve an issue or improve quality of life, many people automatically assume that they also increase a property’s sale price. That’s often true— but it’s not always the case. According to the Appraisal Institute of Canada, “If the value of your house exceeds the average market value in your neighbourhood, your renovations will not yield much …read more

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10 Simple Closet Organization Tips


Spring marks the time of year for renewal. What better way to do so than taking the time to clean and organize your home? The closets of our homes can often cause the most headaches as they can become unruly very quickly.

Here are ten easy ways to organize your closets:


Visit shops, showrooms and galleries, and train your eye to recognize and appreciate beautiful, elegant solutions. And remember, good advice may be valuable, but you know your needs best.

Consider Closet Systems:

Plan a closet makeover by measuring your current closet to determine hanging requirements and storage needs. Closet systems can …read more

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At Home With J.S. Vann


Who does Drake turn to when he wants a custom Toronto Raptors suit made? Who has created a $20,000 bespoke bulletproof suit? That would be Garrison Bespoke, a high-end custom men’s tailor located in downtown Toronto.

J.S. Vann is the creative director and senior style advisor at Garrison Bespoke. He has worked extensively in retail, in particular with high-end menswear.

At a young age, J.S. witnessed his father’s eye for fashion. Although he didn’t have the best of everything he always dressed well and tailored his clothes impeccably. Seeing this instilled a love of fashion into J.S. and when he couldn’t …read more

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