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SASKATOON HOME BUILDERS...Trusted Saskatoon promotes the best on THE SASKATOON DIRECTORY

www.trustedsaskatoon.com is the SASKATOON DIRECTORY of excellence...we find the innovative, locally accountable businesses that provide excellent service levels.....businesses that stand out from the crowd in their industry..our TRUSTED SASKATOON HOME BUILDERS are no exception to this rule..

We have amazing SASKATOON HOME BUILDERS for the public to consider..and each of them ensure that the STRESSFULL process of building a new home is as smooth and worry free as posssible..they care DEEPLY about making every house they build the new owners 'Dream Home'....today we showcase them and celebrate their successes and share those success with you ...the public! If you are thinking of building a new home now or in the future ...then these should be the first you contact!

 

DECORA HOMES

DISTINCTIVE, CONTEMPORARY...DECORA HOMES They build to reflect your personality, they design to meet your needs...They build relationships DECORA HOMES...it's ALL in the details.

Decora don't build the ' most homes' in the city...but quantity doesn't necessarily = quality ...Decora Homes ensure each home they build is one that they would be proud to call home...we know this to be true..we spoke to their clients ..read a few of the testimonials on their listing in HOME BUILDERS on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY.

Also DECORA HOMES have just won a BRIDGES AWARD from the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders Association and were presented with the award on Feb 11th 2012. They are the proud winner of a 2011 Bridges Award for Best Production Home for under 1500 sq ft .  Meet the owners Rhonda and Ricky at the Homestyle Show in March at Prarieland ..they will be there along with many other Trusted Businesses ...look out for the Thumb's up as you look around! Look at the fabulous pictures of their work below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trusted Saskatoon THE SASKATOON DIRECTORY reaches 1000 fans on Facebook

www.trustedsaskatoon.com is thrilled and excited ( woooo hoooo ) to reach 1000 likes on their Facebook page.

The incentive to get there ..beyond having the SASKATOON DIRECTORY of Trusted businesses for the public ..meant that our fans canvassed their friends and spread the TRUSTED philosophy and the TRUSTED word...to great..no AWESOME effect...with only 50% of the prize being ' theirs'..... you see 50% of the prize goes to a local non profit right here in Saskatoon...Trusted Saskatoon is from here ...we care about this city and it's people..and we work hard to help them every day!

BECAUSE of our wonderful fans spreading the social media buzz....the VALENTINES www.trustedsaskatoon.com incentive has 4 winners

1. The $250 winner chosen at random is  Rochelle Fjeldstrom.

2. Rochelle then gets to choose the local non profit of her choice to recieve a $250 donation ( Rochelle chose the MS Society of SK)

3. The SPA cert winner gets a $200 Gift Cert for Just for You Day Spa- is  ALAN McKAY 

4. Alan then gets to choose the local non profit of his choice to receive a $250 donation to The C95 Breast Cancer Marathon in memory of Lisa Rendel     

 

As an additional gesture of thanks ....and because of their absolute determination  to help www.trustedsaskatoon.com get to 1000 fans ..... JULIA HERPENGER, LINDSAY CURTIS and JENNY COOK...will all receive a $50 Gift Cert to Spa a hava or Edgewater Spa..Trusted Saskatoon Spas...along with Just for You Day Spa..thanks ladies..you worked your social butts off for months ...:)  

Check us out on our You Tube Channel here  and remember..being a FAN of www.trustedsaskatoon.com  is THE smart and Simple choice..the winning wil never end!

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KITCHEN & BATH CLASSICS a SASKATOON BATHROOM Expert Share a Trusted Tip when choosing toilets..on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY

Whether you are building a new home or remodelling a single room, Kitchen & Bath Classics SASKATOON a Trusted SASKATOON BATHROOM EXPERT offer you one of the largest selections of plumbing fixtures, faucets, and accessories from quality names, displaying the latest trends and cutting-edge styles. The showroom consultants offer the best expertise in the business as they understand the building process; working with you to ensure that your project stays within budget and that the right products are delivered on time.

Lori Nadrowski the Saskatoon Showroom manager shares her First Trusted Tip..a NEWS FLUSH no less!!

MYTH – Low Flow Toilets don’t Work!

When working in the showroom it was always surprising how many times in a day the advantages and disadvantages of toilets were discussed. Most would think that clients would spend more time in choosing a new kitchen faucet (as it tends to be usually the focal point in many homes) as opposed to making sure they received the best toilet out there. But after you think about it, what is used more in the home and what do you want to make sure will always continue to work — especially during a dinner party? it’s your toilet! So here is the 101 on choosing your toilet. In order to get a great flushing toilet you do have to spend more than the standard $200 on a gravity flush toilet. As all toilets now are low flow, they have went from 13litre to 6litre to now the new 4.8litre, don’t get discouraged – with all the technology out there the 4.8litres do work and no you do not have to flush twice. A couple things to look for is a larger flap valve (standard is 2″) – this is allowing more water to enter the bowl at once giving it a more forceful flush and a larger fully glazed siphon trapway (standard is 1″) to make sure everything is exiting properly. A great resource in deciding on your toilet is the map-testing website http://www.map-testing.com/index.html  this gives you a complete breakdown between manufacture and toilet and the flushing capacity for bulk removal. What you want to look for, for the best flush, is between 800g – 1000g for bulk removal. Then from there it comes to style, toilets have come a long way, you can get ADA (comfort height toilets), fully concealed trapway toilets (easier to clean), and of course the must have the easy close seat – no more slamming!

Find KItchen & Bath Classics online at http://www.kitchenandbathclassics.ca  in the SASKATOON BATHROOMS category on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY of Excellence...they are your BATHROOM FIXTURES and FITTING Expert right here in SASKATOON !

Check out the you tube video BELOW ON THE COST SAVINGS AND DEMONSTRATIONS!

 

 

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SASKATOON REAL ESTATE expert's TRUSTED TIP on adding value to your home on The SASKATOON DIRECTORY of excellence

 TRUSTED Saskatoon Realtors Real estate TIP

Does it really add value to your home?

But do you need it? Various house toys weigh in. Of course a basement waterfall and grotto is a practical and useful addition to any home. That’s pretty much the only thing standing between you and the playboy lifestyle you’ve always dreamed about, right? But who’s going to clean it? It’s easy to fall in love with certain features of a home, but to find out that those same features, in the long run, are your least favorite.

Here are a few common ‘extras’ and a quick assessment of their relative values.

1. In-floor Heating Also referred to as radiant heat, in-floor heating is a brand new invention. Well, except that the Romans did it a couple thousand years ago by channeling hot air under the floors of their villas. And Frank Lloyd Wright did it in the thirties with hot water, but other than that . . . For: In-floor heat comes in two primary forms: hot water heat and electric heat, and there are many advantages. The dramatic energy savings promised shouldn’t prompt you to ask for a decrease in salary just yet, since the more popular hot water radiant heat usually requires a second hot water heater and won’t shave too much off of your bill, but there are some notably appealing elements to in-floor heat in general. Radiant heat is just that – even and consistent, without the up-and-down temperature shifts associated with most conventional heating systems. It’s also silent and invisible, with no bulky radiators or even register vents ruining the feng of your shui. Radiant heat also won’t dry the air, and won’t have you hopping about looking for your slippers on a cold morning. Against: In-floor heating systems are still considered a luxury, and can add a fair bit to the value of a home. They are new, and potential long-term issues have not been entirely worked out. A handful of people also are leery about the prospect of piping a significant amount of water throughout their cherished home for fear of potential leakage. All relatively minor concerns. Assessment: Find someone with in-floor heating who doesn’t love it. I dare you.

2. Backyard Pool It’s the quintessential luxury item that announces once and for all that you are a big dog, even in parts of the country like this one where it can only be used about ten minutes per year. It is the swimming pool. From pools that are little more than big pits of standing water to jewel-encrusted infinity pools that usually adjoin large bodies of water, pools were once the thing. Are they still? For: A 2004 4-state NAR study found that having a pool increased property values from 8 to 15%. The idea of kicking back all summer with a piña colada, sitting next to the lapping water with friends can be quite attractive. And rightfully so. Against: Safety issues have not been blown out of proportion by the media. Pool deaths happen all the time, there’s no getting around that fact. Pools are expensive to maintain, even without hiring a pool cleaner, and are a lot of work. As beautiful as a pool can be when it is maintained properly, it can be an eyesore if it is not. A pool tends to negate having any significant usable space for a backyard. Am I missing anything? Assessment: The issues involved with owning a pool can be overcome, and many people enjoy having a pool very much. You just have to want one really badly for it to be worthwhile.

3. Dream Kitchen Kitchens do cool things these days. Appliances paneled to look like cabinets, an extra tap above the stove for filling large pots of water, $15,000 pounded-copper range hoods, and 460 different countertop materials . . . For: Kitchens are finally being designed with maximum utility in mind. When shopping for a home, focus on the kitchen – it is where you will likely spend a great deal of your time, and the room in which every party tends to congregate. Before you fall in love with that Kohler faucet, however, analyze the kitchen’s layout from a purely utilitarian standpoint. Is the magic triangle of sink-stove-fridge arranged conveniently? Are cabinets and other storage in logical places? Is there sufficient light? And most importantly, is this a space you will feel comfortable and happy in? Don’t underestimate the importance of a functional and attractive kitchen. Against: Be careful not to fall in love with the impermanent fixtures in a kitchen. While those glass-front, backlit uppers may brilliantly display the seller’s Royal Daulton bone china, will your mixed collection of garage sale Melmac have the same effect? Likewise, if your idea of cooking is heating up last night’s pizza, perhaps space would be better used elsewhere. Assessment: The kitchen is the hub of virtually any home. Don’t underestimate its importance.

4. Activity Rooms This is an overly broad categorization, of course, but activity rooms like workshops, games rooms, and exercise rooms tend to hold common appeal – and common drawbacks. For: Having the right setup for a particular activity can be inspiring. Having a single power tool in each room of your house and each corner of the garage and shed is not exactly the ideal situation for building that crib you started on for your daughter and are determined to finish before the birth of you granddaughter. Likewise, if you have the latest elliptical trainer and weight set in a room next to your bedroom with a 12 foot plasma TV facing it, perhaps you will find that six-pack after all. Against: If you can’t make a dovetail joint, all of the tools in the world will not give you that knowledge. If you haven’t lifted anything heavier than a handful of pork rinds in the last decade, a workout room will likely soon become just a TV room with uncomfortable seating. Unreasonable expectations usually develop into unreasonable decisions. Assessment: Your home should inspire you and will, to a certain extent, dictate your lifestyle. Be rational in your decisions, however, and aim for versatility rather than rooms that are locked in to a particular use that may not be as useful in the future. The Bottom Line With all of your dream home features, try to let reason prevail (or at least get a word in edgewise). You may absolutely worship the tumbled marble rainforest shower with the heated towel rack, but it will be of little comfort every morning and night when you are cursing the home’s lack of closet space. It is often the most boring attributes of a home that will give you the most pleasure. Now, off to luxuriate in my rainforest shower. I had to take out the bedroom to install it, but that’s okay, I don’t mind sleeping in the kitchen . . .

See Trusted Saskatoon Realtors listings here in the SASKATOON REAL ESTATE Category on THE SASKATOON DIRECTORY of excellence.

 

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Gibbon Heating and Air a SASKATOON FURNACE expert on the Saskatoon Directory share a Trusted Tip on FURNACE MAINTENANCE

Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving Saskatoon and surrounding areas for over 25 Years, Gibbon is a "Total Service" company with trained technicians who are able to provide customers with solutions to all their SASKATOON Heating & Air Conditioning and SASKATOON Plumbing related requirements!

Here Kate from Gibbon provide a Trusted Tip on FURNACE MAINTENANCE

Kate from Gibbon's Tip: A well maintained furnace with a clean filter is key to furnace safety!

The most important furnace safety tip is an annual furnace checkup. Having a professional inspection and cleaning each year to help prevent any issues from arising. If you do not have your furnace regularly cleaned, dust and dirt will accumulate over the filters, ducts and other parts resulting in a multitude of problems. From dirty air that can cause you to become sick to an inefficiently working furnace causing your bills to be higher, an unmaintained furnace is something that no homeowner should live with.

This service call is typically done in the fall but if you haven’t already had your furnace inspected this year, I recommend making an appointment today. Choosing a Pro is Important! A licensed and experienced HVAC contactor will ensure that your system is operating safely and at its peak efficiency. During the process the heat exchanger will be inspected, burners will be cleaned and valves and sensors will be tested. Finally, the air filters and humidifier pad (if your system has one) will be checked during the inspection.

You can find Gibbon Heating and Air online www.gibbonheating.com or check out their listing here in the AIR CONDITIONING & FURNACE Category on THE Saskatoon Directory of excellence..they are your Trusted FURNACE EXPERTS Right here in Saskatoon!

 

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