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Kitchen and Bath Classics a Saskatoon Bathroom store tip on choosing a Tub or Shower

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   August 30, 2014 18:14

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.

Here Lori shares a tip on Choosing a Tub or Shower:

When choosing a tub or shower from Kitchen & Bath Classics, you want a good quality product that will last.

Mirolin has many acrylic options in designs that will meet everyone’s needs. If you are looking for a free-standing tub, Mirolin has several models that are innovative and stylish. The Skye offers a fresh rectangular shape with a bit of flair making it a feature piece. The Merro is a more compact oval design and allows for a deck mount faucet.

Our Expert staff at Kitchen & Bath Classics can assist you in finding the right size and shape to fit your space.

If a drop-in tub is what you are looking for at Kitchen & Bath Classics, we have several Mirolin tubs. The Chaise is a minimalist design with a slim line profile and is available with Whirlpool, air systems or combination systems. Our Kitchen & Bath staff can assist in choosing the system that is right for you.

Mirolin also offers several tub-and-shower combinations with walls in one piece units for new home construction or in sections for renovations. There are accessible options such as grab bars, like on the Parker models, that allow for a stylish yet safe tub-and-shower combination.

At Kitchen & Bath Classics, the Mirolin shower units offer simple streamlined shapes or you can choose models with lots of shelving and optional grab bars.

The Mirolin Free Living Series offers additional grab bars and seats to meet all of your current or future needs to create a safe and accessible bath or shower. You can be stylish and functional at the same time.

At Kitchen & Bath Classics, our Expert staff will help you choose the perfect tub or shower for your home. 

 

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

 

Trusted Saskatoon Financial advisor Curtis Haigh Precision Financial shares a tip for employers

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   August 30, 2014 17:57

Curtis Haigh has built a reputation in Saskatoon for offering great advice, consistent client communication, and always putting clients’ interests first. Precision Financial is a fully licensed Life Insurance Agency with a team of excellent advisors spanning the entire province of Saskatchewan, specializing in Life, Disability and Mortgage Insurance; as well as Employee Benefit Plans.

Curtis Haigh -Precision Financial Trusted SASKATOON FINANCIAL ADVISORS 

Here Curtis shares his first tip on Attracting TOP Employees with Low Cost Benefit Plans:

As an employer, one of the most important and sometimes difficult challenges we face is attracting great employees who stay with us for the long term. With the increasing competitiveness of the Saskatchewan job market, not only do we need to be competitive with our salaries, bonuses, vacation time, flex time and so on; we need to look for other ways to attract and retain great employees.

One of the most common questions I get from small business owner is, “I keep training all these great people, and they end up going to XYZ employer because they offer benefits. I can’t afford benefits!”

Well – maybe you can! Many small business owners are unaware that there are several companies in Canada will offer comprehensive employee health, disability, and dental plans for as low as 2 employees. Benefit plans are very flexible nowadays, and will allow an employer to custom design a plan that fits the business and its employee’s needs; and can be obtained for a surprisingly reasonable cost. It’s also not the business owners sole responsibility to pay for the entire cost to offer employee benefits, most businesses share this cost with the employee as a simple payroll deduction. 

In addition to offering your employees disability benefits, prescription drug, massage, chiropractic dental & vision care benefits as part of your employment package; many employers are also looking into the option of offering a “Small Group RRSP”. This is another payroll deducted benefit option that will give your employees the ability to save for their retirement and also help retain them for the long term. 

Having the opportunity to offer “Benefits” on your job description will dramatically increase your ability to attract and retain the BEST talent for the position you want to fill. Ask our experienced TRUSTED Saskatoon benefits advisor, Curtis Haigh, just how simple it is to set up your benefits plan!

Precision Financial Corporation, a TRUSTED Saskatoon Financial advisor

285-2366 Avenue C North

Saskatoon, Sask

S7L 5X5

Tel. 306-242-9056 

 

Curtis Haigh - Precision Financial Corp is a Trusted Saskatoon Financial Advisor! 

 

Maaco Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body experts share a tip on Good Drivers

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   August 30, 2014 15:28

What can you expect when you deal with the professionals at Maaco Auto Body Saskatoon? More than you thought!

First, expect big cost savings!

You can also expect Seamless quality repairs! A faster tunraround for your vehicle (on average 25% faster!!) & Assistance dealing with insurance!

You'll find MAACO quality at every price point - from a few hundred dollars to a thousand or more. It's up to you.

MAACO Saskatoon are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body experts in collision repair and auto paint!

Here Maaco shares a tip on Good Practises for Today's Drivers:

Driving is a daily task for most of us, and staying safe on the road is important. Your car is also likely one of your largest investments, so taking care of it should just be common sense.

However, when you spend so much time in your car, it can be easy to overlook even the most basic safety and maintenance issues. These are great habits to get into so that your car will serve you well for years to come, and yet overlooking these simple tasks are some of the most common mistakes drivers make.

Check Your Oil Frequently 

Everybody who drives knows that cars need an oil change from time to time. However, many drivers really neglect this fact. They know what needs to be done, but they don't do it. Why?

While you might read that motor oil needs to be changed every 5,000 miles or so, the truth is that the only way to know how often you should be changing your oil is to follow the intervals recommended in the owner’s manual that came with your vehicle - and use the dipstick to see if the oil's color has darkened. Every car is different, but that's why owner's manuals exist.

Not changing your car’s oil frequently enough can harm your. If you have a leak, just topping it up will work for a while, but you should really get it fixed if you want your car to work for any length of time. Engine repairs are among the most costly, so changing your oil on time just makes sense for your pocketbook. You can even keep an eye out for coupons to save money on car maintenance.

Replace Your Air Filter 

Most people simply don’t think about the air filter in their cars unless they’re very interested in how a car works. In fact, some people don’t even realize that their car needs a filter. It does, and if your air filter is dirty and needs replacing, your car won’t perform at its best.

Over time, running your car with a dirty air filter can cause the engine to overheat, damaging other parts of your car and keeping it from running efficiently. The worst part is that replacing your air filter is an inexpensive repair, usually below $40, so having a dirty one damage your car for expensive repairs doesn't make sense at all.

Don’t Drive With Worn-Down Brake Pads 

Brake pads don’t really break, but they can easily become worn down over a period of time, making it more and more difficult to stop your vehicle. Eventually, that quick stop that keeps you from going past that red light or bumping into a car ahead of you just won’t be possible.

While there really is no ideal amount of time you need to wait between changing brake pads, many mechanics and car manufacturers recommend somewhere in the 20,000- to 25,000-mile range. The best time to have your brake pads checked is when you’re having your tires rotated or replaced since they will be exposed and easily accessible. If the pads need replacing, do it on the spot if you can afford it to avoid any unnecessary risk.

There’s also a few warning signs of worn-down breaks to look for between checkups. You should head to a mechanic if you start hearing squealing when breaking, or if it starts taking longer than usual to break.

Keep Your Eyes on the Road 

Beyond maintenance, you should practice good habits while on the road as well. For a lot of people, the biggest driving distraction is using a smartphone to send text messages or make voice calls. There's also applying make-up, changing the radio or iPod playlist, and eating and drinking food. Regardless of what your distraction is, stop it.

You might think you’re saving time, but doing too much while your eyes should be focused on the road can lead to catastrophe.

If you absolutely have to multitask on the road and make calls, you should consider investing in a vehicle with hands-free technology that allows you to dial, talk and answer calls with voice commands. Texting is something that you shouldn’t be doing in your vehicle. 

Razor Heating & AC Trusted Saskatoon AC experts share 10 Fun Facts about Air Conditioning

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   August 30, 2014 14:26

At Razor Heating & Air Conditioning, the primary focus is to provide Saskatoon and surrounding area customers with quality work, prompt service and innovative real world solutions to everyday mechanical and home comfort issues.

Whether it be an upgrade or repair to your current home, or mechanical needs of a new home Razor Heating and Air are the people to turn to for help. Their real-world, on-the-job trained employees have the industry experience and know-how to look past the rough edges of renovation or construction. The professionals at Razor strive to bring you quality products and services with a budget-minded solution.
 

 

Here they share 10 Fun Facts About Air Conditioning:

Nobody expects your ears to perk up when overhearing a conversation about air conditioning. As far as most homeowners are concerned, as long as they’re cool when they need to be and warm when they need to be, what else is there to care about? So, this goes out to everyone politely stifling a yawn when their HVAC technician starts explaining the ins and outs of their air conditioning unit. Air conditioning can be interesting!

To prove it, here are our Top 10 Fun Facts About Air Conditioning.

1. Forget comfort - the first air conditioner, designed by Willis Carrier in 1902, was designed to control the humidity in a New York publishing house. Its effects helped ink to dry faster and smudge free, as well as keeping the paper from expanding and contracting.

2. Do you love catching a summer blockbuster at the movie theater? You can thank air conditioning. Moviemakers released their big pictures during the summer because people sought out the air-conditioned buildings to escape the heat.

3. Air conditioning makes springtime bearable. Allergy sufferers and asthmatics can thank air conditioning for providing them with clean, filtered air indoors.

4. All those “40 is the new 20” people can thank AC for prolonged life expectancy and the world changing advances in medicine. Without cool, controllable environments, certain medicines could never have been created and certain illnesses could never have been cured.

5. You wouldn’t be reading this article if it weren’t for air conditioning. That’s right, you can thank AC for the development of computer technology and manufacturing.

6. Vegas wouldn’t be VEGAS if it weren’t for AC. In fact, hotter states like Texas, Florida and Nevada can thank air conditioning for their population booms. Without AC, America’s economic power would rest squarely in the northern states.

7. It’s cool to be green. Manufacturing companies are making the switch from the old standard refrigerant, R-22, to R-410A. Removing chlorine from air conditioning refrigerants makes them ozone friendly.

8. High ceilings and open floor plans weren’t just pretty designs for homes. They were made to optimize air flow in a hot building. Now, you can live and work in towering glass buildings (thanks to air conditioning, of course).

9. Before buildings had central air conditioning, industries and even the government took a summer vacation along with school. Think things happen too slowly in D.C. now? Imagine working with 2-3 less months. Yikes!

10. Kids, thank your lucky stars! Even though summer vacation started out as a way to escape the heat, schools kept up the practice even after gaining air conditioning. 

 

Razor Heating and AC are Trusted Saskatoon Air Conditioniang and Furnace Experts

 

Kari Calder a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor and a Saskatoon Real Estate expert shares her insight

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   August 30, 2014 11:28

The decision to purchase your home is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and will also be one of your largest investments. Done right, it can also be one of the most exciting and fulfilling times in your life! Kari Calder a saskatoon Realtor with Century 21 Fusion is there to help you through the process, and provide you and your family with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have a realtor working with your best interests in mind.

Here Kari shares a great tip on High Morale in Saskatoon:

 

The perception of quality of life in Saskatoon has increased. Although morale seems to be lifted, the number one issue seen across the board was roads. Citizens feel that the City should keep road repair/maintenance at the top of the priority list.

The survey issued by the City of Saskatoon plays an important role in key decision making and allocation of funds. It dictates what is important to citizens and determines what really matters. After last year’s survey feedback, the City is now undergoing it’s most aggressive road work program Saskatoon has seen, a 47% increase from last year’s budget.

A notable increase in satisfaction of roadway construction and maintenance as well as snow clearing has been seen with this years survey. Also notable, an increase in satisfaction with traffic management and planning for growth and development.

Other highlights of the survey results include:

  • Services rated of the highest importance include: quality of drinking water, repair of water main breaks, maintenance of major roadways and freeways, fire protection, and police services.
  • The services that received the highest rating for performance include: quality of drinking water, fire protection, electrical services reliability, garbage collection, and police services.
  • Respondents were divided with just over half showing support to a question specifically related to an $8.00 monthly charge to have snow removed from residential streets after it has been ploughed to the side.
  • The City’s website continues to be an important information tool for citizens.

A total of 500 surveys were conducted over the phone and 801 surveys were completed online. You can view the entire survey at www.saskatoon.ca.

 

Kari Calder

Saskatoon real estate agent

Century 21 Fusion

Kari@saskatoonrealestate.net

 

Kari Calder is one Saskatoon's top Century 21 Fusion real estate agents. Kari can assist with all of your Saskatoon buying and selling real estate needs and she is a TRUSTED SASKATOON REALTOR 

Kari Calder

Saskatoon Real Estate Agent

Century 21 Fusion

kari@saskatoonrealestate.net

 

Made In The Shade Blinds Trusted Saskatoon Blinds & Window Coverings tip on Top Down, Bottom Up

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   August 30, 2014 11:26
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 a tip on Top Down, Bottom Up Shades:

 

Top Down, Bottom Up Shades – the best of both worlds!

 

 
Everyone has different needs when it comes to their window coverings – some of us want more privacy, some want more light control and some want to enhance their decor and create a real “wow factor”. Whatever you are looking for, top-down, bottom-up shades are a wonderful option.
 
 

 

Think of it; the view from the tops of my windows offer the tree tops, the beautiful blue sky and glorious natural light. The view from the bottom of my windows show the parked cars on the street, the roadway, and currently, all of the snow packed and frozen on my lawn! The view is always better when you are looking up…

 

 

Now let’s think of the privacy offered by your window coverings. With a traditional bottom up lift, as soon as you raise the shades for some of that glorious light….everyone can see in to your home. With the top-down option, you are free to let the light shine in while keeping your spaces completely private. Right now, this upgrade will cost you absolutely nothing! Graber is offering a free upgrade from now until the end of March, 2014 – give us a call at 306-280-0632 – we can save your privacy and your dollars!

 

 

Made in the Shade Blinds Saskatoon offers free in-home consultations so that you can see a wide variety of the best window covering products in your own natural light and your own decor. Let’s get together and discuss the possibilities!

 

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 

 

 

D&D Travel a Trusted Saskatoon Travel Agent gives 10 Reasons Why You Still Need a Travel Agent

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   August 30, 2014 10:07

How does D&D Saskatoon Travel Agent  provide such great service and expertise? They GO so that they KNOW! Deedee travels extensively around the world, specializing mainly in hot spots and beach vacations! She just recently completed extensive training on the booking of groups, namely DESTINTATION WEDDING GROUPS, family reunion groups, business incentive groups, and adventure travel groups. Group travel is now her speciality and with her extensive industry connections, she can get you the best value at the best destination hands down!

D&D Travel are your Trusted Saskatoon travel experts

Here they share 10 Reasons Why You Still Need a Travel Agent:

 

 

In the age of online booking sites, using a travel agent may feel like going the way of the dinosaur. But agents are more useful than simply selling trips to Disney World and cruises. Many agents still provide services or have knowledge that you just can’t get online –and sometimes, especially in times of crisis, working with a real live person is just plain superior.

Here are 10 reasons why they're still useful:

1) They Are Educated and Have Personal Experience

Simply put, they know more than you. They can give you insider tips and advice, using their education and personal experience to guide your vacation decisions in a way that provides you with the best vacation possible for you and your hard-earned investment. They have access to the personal feedback from hundreds of clients, and their own personal travel agent network, to provide insights you can’t get on TripAdvisor or other social media sites.

2) They Have Clout

Many travel agents develop personal relationships with individuals at the companies they sell. They leverage these relationships to get you things you can’t get on your own. That “sold out” room or the connecting rooms you want for your extended family trip when the online sites say they aren’t available. They also have exclusive entrée to experiences you might not know are available to you.

3) The Fixer

In addition to getting you more on any particular trip, they can step in and fix things when your trip goes awry. The average consumer books one or two trips per year, typically with different travel suppliers, so they have little or no leverage when things go wrong. The travel agent is constantly selling a particular supplier and has the leverage to fix things, even when the supplier isn’t directly at fault. Travel suppliers value the travel agent’s business much more than any individual traveler. They will step up to make things right or simply to make sure that traveler, and their travel agent, are happy.

4) Cost-Savings

The best travel agents have unique access to benefits that can save you a lot of money and provide you with a better experience: free room upgrades, spa credits, food and beverage credits are just a few of the things that agents can get, that you can’t. Add in hard-to-get restaurant reservations, exclusive or priority access to attractions, added amenities, and you will have a lot more value for your travel dollar. (Ever wonder why the couple in the cabin next to yours got champagne and you didn't? They probably used a travel agent)

5) Time-Savings

Instead of searching blindly on the Internet for hours, days, or even weeks – depending on the complexity of the travel plans – you can have an expert do the research for you, with your personal needs in mind. They do it for every component of the trip and very often do it at no cost to you.

6) Safety Net

If anything should go wrong during your trip, you can rely on them to assist you. A travel agent will suggest and arrange alternate travel arrangements, help you to deal with any travel emergency you may have, and put you in touch with the right local people to answer your needs.

7) On the Cutting Edge

They are on the cutting edge of what's new: Travel agents are the first to know about a new resort, cruise ship or tour. They have relationships with their best travel partners who keep them informed as to the latest and greatest offerings they have. So if you want to travel on the latest and greatest, agents are the way to go!

8) You Pay the Same Anyway!

More than 98 percent of hotels are parity priced. That means the cost is the same whether you book it yourself or have the travel agent do the work. Some travel agents even have websites that feature the same inventory, bookable in real time, as Expedia and Orbitz. The customer gets the best of the high tech world, in a high touch, environment. This parity pricing applies to virtually every travel product.

9) You Get Matched Right

If you call a cruise line directly, they won’t tell you that their competitor is a better fit for you and your travel needs. Since travel agents sell everything, they focus on you’re your particular needs, making sure you are matched up with the right.

10) An Ongoing Mutually Beneficial Relationship

A good agent is like a good mechanic. Once you find them, you’ll never want to give them up. Travel could be your biggest discretionary spend in any given year, along with your limited time, so you want to make sure it’s done right. When they make that happen, you’ll want them in your inner circle moving forward.

Call today to start planning your visit to this beautiful destination! 

 

You can also find them on Facebook, or follow on Pinterest!

 

 

 

 

 

TRX RV Trusted Saskatoon RV Dealer Experts share 5 Tips on Making the most out of the RV Season

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   August 29, 2014 21:58

TRX-RV is Saskatoon's premier RV dealer and there really is no need to go anywhere else in Saskatoon..Go and check them out at their NEW LOCATION at the Oaks Centre RV Mall on the outskirts of Martensville!

Here they share 5 Tips on Making the most out of the RV Season:

The camping season is here, and in Saskatchewan there is a limited amount of time to take advantage of it. Here is a list of 5 tips to make the most of your camping season.

1) Be respectful of those around you. Don’t infringe on anyone else’s territory physically, or audibly. Make sure you know the boarders of your camp site and stick to them. In a camp site sound can cary easily, keep music and other noise to an appropriate level, especially at night.

2) The early bird catches the worm, so arrive with plenty of time to set up your space. This means well before sundown so you can get a lay of the land and set up before nightfall.

3) You can keep your electronics charged, radio playing and your slow cookers heated with a portable generator. However, there are some safety considerations to be aware of when using a generator. Generator engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas that can be deadly. Operate the portable generator outside with its exhaust pointed away far from occupied areas. Fuel is flammable so never refuel a hot or running generator. Do not operate a generator in rain or wet weather.

4) When being exposed to the elements take extra safety precautions. Protect yourself with sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and bug spray. Pack plenty of drinking water and stay hydrated even when the weather cools.

 

5) Prepare for unforeseeable events, such as injuries and illness with a basic first aid kit. Before you leave for your trip, do an inventory to assure your kit is well stocked and medications are current.