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The Trusted Community rebuild of Janice's house. Janice's testimony of her experience

 

The Trusted team is SUPER excited to announce that the  Trusted Saskatchewan community rebuild of Janice Braden's house has been completed. Janice and her young daughter have a HOME again ...and a beautiful one at that!

We will be sharing pictures of the finished project soon , but first we had to have a party to celebrate!

On August 13th 2015 the Trusted team gathered Janice and as many of the Trusted partners who contributed to the project as possible to Village Guitar and Amp   and celebrated this completion of this huge project. Nicola from PickNics Catering ( a Trusted Saskatoon caterer ) provided delicious food and the drinks flowed as we all laughed and chatted about the project. Friendships have been made on this project between the partners across Saskatchewan , and Janice Braden was kind enough to allow us to video her giving testimonials to all the Trusted partners and others that stepped up to help her in her moment of need!    


Please enjoy the video below, and please support these wonderful Trusted partners that really did make this happen. We are so proud to support and promote our partners as they really are all the REAL DEAL!   

 

 

 

Below is a list of the Trusted partners who stepped up , along with their suppliers ( Loraas ( free Loraas bin) , Ronald ( trims ) , Roofmart Prairie( all of the shingles!) and Dave at Heated Roofing Systems, Colorado, USA donated a brand new heated roofing system! Plus RONA for trims and lots of other bits of material and Winroc!

Perfection Plumbing - All the plumbing

Kitchen & Bath Classics - new bathroom vanity

JABA Construction- Project Management and numerous jobs!

GT Flooring -kitchen back splash, shower tiles, labour

KTS Custom Cabinets - A NEW CUSTOM KITCHEN

Age Of Electric - ALL the electrics

Sunview Windows & Doors - $250 towards the rebuild

Conexus Insurance - donating $250 towards the re-build

Kari Calder- Century 21 - $300 in Home Depot Gift Certs

Hairstyle Inn's - $300 Gift Certificate to HSI

Made In The Shade $700 Gift Certificate for MIS

CNG Stone - Trusted Regina partner - Granite for kitchen and bathroom!

Adrenaline Roofing - Trusted Regina Partner- a NEW Roof and heated roof system!

Fresh Living - shopping help and design

BOW Home Services - Painting services 

Read The Janice's Build  full story from the beginning in the 3 previous articles here

 

 

Made In The Shade a Trusted Saskatoon Window Coverings expert tip on Hunter Douglas Blinds


Made In The Shade  are Trusted Saskatoon window covering experts!


Have you ever truly considered blinds as part of the decor of your home? Or do you typically think of blinds in terms of functionality. Hunter Douglas believes blinds should be build in a way that controls light but equally as important, compliments the style of your home.

  


 


Trusted SK community steps up to help a local Saskatoon woman after her contractor nightmare Part 3 Janice's rebuild

The Trusted team work for the public, we do that by finding great local businesses, verifying they are as good as we have heard, and contracting them to uphold the 5 Trusted Guarantees. These 5 Trusted guarantees are the cornerstone of our business and the businesses we partner with, and if something does go wrong we hold the businesses to their obligations....thats what the Trusted Saskatoon businesses sign up for. That's why we promote them and why we believe they are the best  businesses in the cities we serve. 

First time you have heard of this?

Read / watch Part 1 here - see where it all began! 

Part 2 

Read the CBC Story Here  

 

 

JANICE'S BUILD- the Trusted Rebuild PART 3 

It's been over 6 months since we first brought you Janice's story, and we are getting to the final stages of this huge renovation here in Saskatoon!  CBC covered the story province wide in December and it has also been featured in a number of National Publications including Canadian Contractor Magazine

 

Dave Andercheck from JABA Construction and his team have been project managing the build - this is no mean feat!! Coordinating contractors, multiple companies across Saskatchewan's work schedules, inspectors and a plan to do everything in a logical order! Weather, vacations and material delivery has hampered efforts to get this job finished sooner and in this video you can really see what goes on to get a huge renovation ( estimated materials and labor donated will be $80-$100k) like this completed, and meet some of the amazing Trusted partners who tell us why they have stepped up to the plate!

WE LOVE WHAT WE DO!!!!


 

 

We have already had so many wonderful Trusted Saskatoon directory partners offer Janice their help and have gone over and above in both free labour and materials ...and 2 Trusted Regina partners CNG Stone( granite for the kitchen and bathroom) and Adrenaline Roofing - a new roof! !  

These partners, along with their suppliers ( Loraas ( free Loraas bin) , Ronald ( trims ) ,  Roofmart Prairie( all of the shingles!) and Dave at  Heated Roofing Systems, Colorado, USA donated a brand new heated roofing system! Plus RONA for trims and lots of other bits of material and Winroc! 

 

 

  1. Perfection Plumbing - All the plumbing
  2. Kitchen & Bath Classics - new bathroom vanity
  3. JABA Construction- Project Management and numerous jobs!  
  4. GT Flooring -kitchen  back splash, shower tiles, labout
  5. KTS Custom Cabinets - A NEW CUSTOM KITCHEN
  6. Age Of Electric - ALL the electrics
  7. Sunview Windows & Doors - $250 towards the rebuild
  8. Conexus Insurance - donating $250 towards the re-build
  9. Kari Calder- Century 21 - $300 in Home Depot Gift Certs
  10. Hairstyle Inn's  - $300 Gift Certificate to HSI
  11. Made In The Shade Gift Certificate for MIS
  12. CNG Stone - Trusted Regina partner - Granite for kitchen and bathroom! 
  13. Adrenaline Roofing - Trusted Regina Partner- a NEW Roof and heated roof system! 
  14. Fresh Living - shopping help and design 
  15. BOW Home Services - Painting services 
  16. Trusted Directories - $1000 of the project 

 

 

So whats Next ?  We are ever so close to getting done - so watch out for the final blog with the reveal video ....oh yes, then a PARTY!!  
 

A message from Janice Braden.. " Yes, I have been terribly impressed by everyone who is coming in to work. Its almost like everyone feels a responsibility to prove what good workmanship should be - I hear snips of conversations about doing it right, double and triple checking, making sure things will last for years. Everything that is going in, layer by layer, is solid and of excellent quality and I couldn't be happier or more impressed. And yes, the ridiculous potlight is gone (Arlen from Age Of Electric said none of them were actually hooked to a switch anywhere..oh my!). "

 
 

Hunter Douglas Silhoutte video demo Made In The Shade Blinds Saskatoon a Trusted Saskatoon Blinds pro

Made in the Shade Blinds Saskatoon wants to help you get your windows on the Best Dressed list! They offer free in-home consultations, where they bring the showroom to you. Not only is this more convenient for you, it allows you to see a variety of choices for your home, surrounded by your colors and furnishings, in your home’s own natural light. Made In The Shade Saskatoon are your Trusted Saskatoon Blinds and Window Coverings Experts! 
 
 

Hunter Douglas Silhoutte demo by Made In The Shade Blinds Saskatoon

 

 

Call us at 306-280-0632 for a free in-home consultation and quote – we can work with any budget! From one single window to a whole home or office building, we will work with you to get the window coverings you love! 

 

To schedule an appointment with Heather - the ' Shady -Lady' click here 

 

 

Made In The Shade Blinds your Trusted Saskatoon Blinds & Window Coverings shares 10 Window Covering Trends

Made in the Shade Blinds Saskatoon wants to help you get your windows on the Best Dressed list! They offer free in-home consultations, where they bring the showroom to you. Not only is this more convenient for you, it allows you to see a variety of choices for your home, surrounded by your colors and furnishings, in your home’s own natural light. Made In The Shade Saskatoon are your Trusted Saskatoon Blinds and Window Coverings Experts! 
 
Here Heather shares 10 Window Covering Trends:
 

These popular window fashions will add a special design touch to any room!

When you stand in a beautifully decorated room, notice how your eye is drawn to the windows — they’re inevitably the focal point that sets the tone and the “bones” of any successful decorating plan. How you accessorize your windows affects not only the mood inside your home but also the appearance from outside.

When you are shopping for window treatments, don’t buy blindly. Take some time to do some research, and come armed with info to help you make better choices. Here are the 10 most popular window treatment trends now, to help with your decision making.

1. Neutrals still rule. “Whites, off-whites and other neutral window coverings almost always work best,” says Lyn Peterson, author, mother of four, HGTV expert, and creative director of Motif Designs in Mount Vernon, New York. And don’t worry about durability. According to Peterson, “We don’t sit or walk on them, so they don’t wear out. My stair carpet is in tatters but my natural linen-colored shades look like new, and they’re both twenty years old.” Neutrals are timeless, too. You might change up your paint, furniture, lighting, and fabrics, but will still want safer neutral tones for the windows, to weather your decorating whims. But safer neutrals doesn’t have to mean boring – roman shades, cellular, roller and pleated shades come in a wide variety of fabrics and subtly different color tones.

 

2. Wovens are all the rage. Natural or synthetic wovens give character, ambiance, and texture to flat walls. Look for trendy woven styles made from materials like bamboo and grassweave. They’ll create a fresh look for modern dining areas or sun rooms.

3. Aluminum blinds add retro glamour. The fifties and sixties styles are cool again in home design. They work best in a 2-inch slat width with wide tapes — and are also less likely than metal mini blinds to bend out of shape when dusted. Metal looks striking in a home office, library, or game room, to add polish and a sophisticated edge. More perks: Metal blinds are easy to clean with a Swiffer, and are easy on the budget.

4. Sheer fabrics let the outside in. “I love beautiful transparent sheers on a window,” says Sally Morse, top trend eye and director of creative services for window wear powerhouse Hunter Douglas. “They tease you with what might be behind them and throw light and shadows into a room.” They can also help small rooms look bigger, by letting in the sunshine and opening up the view to the sky, rather than closing it in, as an opaque fabric does. Sheers look lovely in sitting rooms.

5. Less is more. “We’re omitting upper kitchen cabinets in favor of more and larger windows in today’s kitchens, so they’re brighter and lighter,” says Peterson. “And we’re moving toward undertreating the windows we do have. Do the basics first — you can always layer on more later.” Start with understated shades and see how you like that look before adding busier swags or patterned valances. Our lines include soft solar shades that look clean and spare. They help block some of the light without totally blocking the view, which is why you wanted sizable windows in the first place.

 

6. Plantation shutters are a style investment. They are worth every cent, and the look is timeless. Shutters are a great choice because they add elegance to your home – they are just as inviting at an island retreat as in pure white at your kitchen window. The best wood ones are almost like finely crafted furniture, with a custom fit, and have smart levers (or wands) instead of dangling cords for adjusting the louvers. Shutters are also available in a very durable polysatin for high humidity areas.

 

7. Color rocks your world. Patterns and rich colors work especially well in spaces like dining rooms, which might otherwise be all wood. The color plays against the plainer table, chairs, and sideboard. Rooms that don’t have a lot of upholstery or texture really welcome the oomph of a strong window treatment, and so do rooms most often used after dark. A bold hue offers more privacy at night than a sheer, especially for bedrooms.

8. Clutch mechanisms are a sleek plus. “The tasseled crocheted pull cords on Grandma’s shades always worked, but they went out of fashion and we went cordless,” says Peterson. “But that meant pulling the side or center, and the shades were always akimbo.” Streamlined clutch mechanisms — which lift and lower window treatments via a chain affixed to the wall — are discreet, durable, and keep shades even. Made in the Shade Blinds Saskatoon offers products which include safety-tested, clutch-driven lifts, many cordless lift options, and even motorization on many styles, so window treatments look neat and work efficiently all through the house.

9. Fine-tune the light to your liking. Top down/bottom up shades provide more options for letting the sunshine in or keeping it out — you may want more when working in your kitchen, and less when you have to sit at your computer and don’t want a glare. Our collections include many top down/bottom up styles and also shades in room-darkening fabrics.

10. Honeycombs = sweet energy savings. Cellular shades and insulating blinds have neatly arranged pockets, or cells, not unlike a honeybee’s handiwork, which help block summer heat and winter chill — and help lower your utility bills. Try them in a guest room, bathroom, or anywhere you want a well-trimmed look with some energy savings to boot.

 

Call us at 306-280-0632 for a free in-home consultation and quote – we can work with any budget! From one single window to a whole home or office building, we will work with you to get the window coverings you love! 

 

To schedule an appointment with Heather - the ' Shady -Lady' click here 

 

 

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