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Trusted Saskatoon Directory team brags about RenoWorx General Contracting a Trusted Saskatoon Renovations expert

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   September 11, 2014 18:18

The Trusted Saskatoon Directory team are thrilled to brag about our newest Trusted Saskatoon Renovations partner, RenoWorxs General Contracting Saskatoon.


Immaculate, Creative & Qualified are three words that best describe our newest Trusted Saskatoon renovations partner, RenoWorxs General Contracting . Everything they do from the initial free consultation,  to clean up at the end of the job, is done with precision. Owners Ron Schuster – master craftsman and life partner Lynn Nightingale love to work with their customers, offering creative suggestions which not only saves their customers time and money, but also meets all the customer’s wants and needs.

Ron is hands on and he visits each and every project daily,  personally overseeing multiple crews around Saskatoon, he ensures the job is being done right. Honesty and trust are the overriding values that RenWorxs General Contracting stand for,  and strive to be known for.

The companies numerous wonderful customer testimonials/ reviews speak for themselves, so we thought the best thing to do was share some with you that we found, which really back up the testimony of the many real clients we personally spoke to as part of the unique Trusted verification process!

 

Reviews Saskatoon renovations 

“Ron and his crew build our backyard fence this summer and two gates. We appreciated the way Ron worked with us to correct any misunderstandings and ensure that the fence was installed the way we wanted it. Our backyard was left much more neat and tidy than when the work began. We were surprised by how promptly the work was completed. Ron was a pleasure to work with, and always responded to our questions quickly and informatively.” Oct 2013

 “The attention to details is greatly appreciated! The job site is always kept clean, and the peripheral work is in straight lines, and zip-tied, no loose ends just hanging around! It's darn near a work of art! Should he run into an unexpected problem as working on a project, he won't just do a patch job or not tell you, he does the whole job right. Ron is a personable, professional, and trustworthy person.” Feb 2013

"I had the pleasure of hiring Ron to do a complete reno, including a wall removal, in one of my suites. Ron was able to meet all of my requests and give me input by presenting some alternative money saving ideas that worked better than my own. His experience shows in his work. My home was built in 1912 so a lot of work when dealing with lath and plaster and wood as hard as fir. Ron was able to transform the two bedrooms into one beautiful studio suite bringing back the original hardwood floors, adding tile to the kitchen floor, installing a one of a kind wooden countertop and cabinets in both the kitchen and the bedroom, a suspended noise reduction ceiling system and a new exterior door leading onto the deck. He was able to complete all of my plumbing and electrical needs to code where the inspection was able to pass with ease. Ron was an all-around professional from his billing, being on time and staying within budget. An old house always has its obstacles but Ron was able work with it and my demands either helping me see the way or making me feel good that I knew what I was talking about. I have no trouble referring Ron and feel you are lucky to have him. Good luck with your project. A happy home owner" May 2013 Chad Waughtal

With 36 years experience in the renovations business RenoWorx are proud to offer Saskatoon and surrounding area quality workmanship, attentive service and jobs done in a timely manner. Trusted Saskatoon is proud to partner with them and to give them the Thumbs up as Trusted Saskatoon Renovation professionals 




NO MOW LANDSCAPING a Trusted Saskatoon Synthetic Turf Expert share an Artificial Turf story

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   September 8, 2014 17:41

“No Mow Landscaping is a locally owned and accountable Saskatoon Synthetic Grass supplier and installer...and they know you will be amazed at the product they carry which is Canada’s top rated Synthetic Turf - PERFECT TURF! No watering, No Mowing, No fertilizing = NO WORK!!! NO MOW are a TRUSTED SASKATOON Landscape & Yard EXPERT and they are your TRUSTED SASKATOON SYNTHETIC TURF SUPPLIERS”.

High School Grounds Crew Unknowingly Uses Lawn Mower on Artificial Turf: 

 

How you could not know the difference between natural grass and artificial turf is a mystery—especially if you are a member of a grounds crew.

As unlikely as it is to happen, it is apparently possible.

One high school grounds crew took a lawn mower to artificial turf.

That's something you aren't supposed to do.

 

 

Go2Guys your Trusted Saskatoon Roofers and Exterior Experts share a tip on Vertical Gardens

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   September 8, 2014 16:30

The Go2Guys are a Saskatoon roofing and exterior company who strive to complete each job meticulously as though it was their own home project, prioritising both safety and efficiency.  

Their saying goes "Every customer is a reference every time", we believe you will be happy and very satisfied with their work as well as their service. 

The Go2Guys are your Trusted Saskatoon Roofers  and Saskatoon exterior experts! 

Here they share a tip on Vertical Gardens:

Everything is Coming Up Roses…and We Mean Up!

Vertical gardens (or green walls) are giving new direction to traditional gardens.

Now, it seems that vertical gardens are popping up everywhere – inside buildings, outside of buildings, even in people’s homes! They are truly living pieces of art that improve our quality of life, too. These gardens are popular not just for their beauty but also for their ability to purify the air.

Vertical gardens are very popular in Europe and are now gaining in popularity in the US. Patrick Blanc, the person identified with starting the trend, has been in the vertical garden business for some time now. He has designed many famous living walls around the world including the famous Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. Here is an interview with Patrick outside the museum.

 

 

 

 

But let’s not forget the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Around 600 B.C., King Nebuchadnezzar II also used structural elements to provide height to this famous garden. It is said that the irrigation system would have had to move water from the Euphrates River to fill a pool at the top of the structure. When the pool was full, the gates would open and gravity would do its job, bringing water down to all of the garden terraces. This irrigation system is much like the technique used in vertical gardens today.

                          Rendering of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

With a little elbow grease you can create your own vertical garden. Here is a great DIY video and blog about how one person went about making his own vertical garden using PVC sheets, felt, and a friend.

For those who are a little less industrious, not to worry, here is a vertical garden kit that makes it easy. No green thumb required!

                         Vegetal Screen DIVA by Vertilignes

Or check out this kit from FloraGrubb.com. The price for this modular system is pretty steep (forgive the pun), but can you really put a price on this unique art piece?

           Vertical Garden, D.I.Y. Panel $99/20″x20″ panel by floragrubb.com

These living walls are a beautiful way to remember the earth we live on, even if you live in the middle of a concrete jungle. Happy planting! – GH

 

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The Trusted Saskatoon Finance Talk To The Experts show 2014

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   September 8, 2014 14:59

Trusted Saskatoon.com THE Saskatoon Directory   is proud to be hosting a Talk to the Experts show " The Trusted Show' Monthly on Newstalk 650 ..the first show aired June 9th.  Find them all here in our tips library or on our Trusted Channel on You Tube which is a fabulous resource of Tips , Interviews, Demos and Tours.

What this means is you can listen to all the shows ON DEMAND, you can share them with friends who may be interested in the shows subjects and this makes sure you never have to miss a Trusted Show - we think out of the Box when it comes to marketing, so we can provide the BEST Possible service for YOU the public- we are the Ony Local Directory that works for you...and the only  place to offer this kind of service in Saskatoon !  

This latest show we are featuring is the TRUSTED SASKATOON  PERSONAL FINANCE SHOW

 

All of the questions on the show have been submitted by our wonderful Trusted Saskatoon Facebook Fans  and one lucky fans question was chosen by Brent to win the Prize package submitted by the 3 Trusted Businesses worth over $350

The Trusted Saskatoon  financial partners are:

  • Conexus Insurance - $100.00 Fitness Focus Gift Cert ! Includes 3 month of all services membership to Fitness Focus. 
  • Your Mortgage Now : $100.00 gift certificate that can be used at any of the Trusted Partners! 
  • Armstrong Wealth Management : Claim your Life Binder over $150.00 Value

 

Fresh Living a Trusted Saskatoon Interior Decorator & Home Stager shares 9 Steps to Staging Your Home

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   September 8, 2014 12:01

You know those spotless, clutter-free, amazing looking rooms you see in magazines? That can be your home. Seriously! Fresh Living’s founder, Chantal Hounjet, created the company out of her combined love and talent for interior decorating and home improvement which paved the way to a career in Home Staging and Interior Redesign. Chantal is an International Staging and Redesign Professional, bringing her talents directly to your door..and she is your Trusted Saskatoon Interior Decorator and Home staging expert!

Here Chantal shares 9 Steps to Staging Your Home:

You don’t have to break the bank to have your house looking as though it was professionally staged. These tips and tricks will have your house sell-ready and gorgeous before you can say “why hasn’t it always looked this way?!”

1) De-Clutter

The first step in getting ready to sell is de-clutter, de-clutter, de-clutter so potential buyers aren’t overwhelmed by your stuff, but rather impressed by your home. Counters and other surfaces should be kept clear and any furniture that isn’t needed stored away. The good news about this tedious task is packing and purging will make moving day that much easier.

2) Lights and Mirrors

Warm lighting and well-placed mirrors can make your home feel bright, inviting and even bigger. Mirrors placed over fireplaces, and along hallway walls will make rooms appear larger than they are. Table lamps, and overhead lighting like chandeliers and sconces will brighten rooms and add some flair to your decor.

3) It’s Nothing Personal

Any personal effects should be packed away; family photos and mementoes, framed degrees, anything that’s a link to the current owner. Buyers want to imagine themselves in the house, so the more the house is a blank slate, the easier that is.

4) But Don’t Touch the Nursery!

Although the nursery and childrens’ rooms should be de-cluttered and tidied as well, personal effects can remain as they are. There’s something reassuring and touching about seeing a baby’s room that can mean all the difference to a potential buyer (especially ones that are starting a family).

5) Neutrals

Although you love that fuchsia accent wall, some buyers may not. A fresh coat of bright, neutral paint will not only enlarge the house and make it feel airy and more spacious, but it will also help buyers with their vision (there’s that blank slate again).

6) Accents and Colour

To complement the neutral house, a few well-placed bright pops of colour will bring the decor together. Bright throw pillows, or a canary yellow kettle on the stove will be noticed as soon as you enter the room and will stick in buyers minds once they leave. Fresh flowers are another great idea, and single flower arrangements are most effective.

7) Inviting Scents

Warm inviting scents will help your house be remembered. Taking the time to bake cookies or mull cider on the stove may not be in the cards (and the stove and elements should be off for open houses) but a safely placed candle or air freshener will do the trick.

8) Draw Attention to Selling Features

As a general rule closet doors should be kept closed, but if there’s a walk-in that should be noticed, a small note to alert potential buyers is ok.

9) Freshen Your Linens

Now’s the time to use your spare “good” set on beds, and ensure your towels and hand-towels are in tip top shape. And if it’s perhaps time to replace them, think neutral again.

Following these tips will have your house in tip top selling shape and make it the most appealing to the most potential buyers faster than you can say “SOLD!” 

 

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Fitness Solutions your Trusted Saskatoon Fitness equipment experts share a tip on Cardio Training

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   September 8, 2014 11:46

Fitness Solutions is a sincere company with a straightforward vision: to provide you with the fitness tools to change your life. They believe that with a little help every single person has the ability within themselves to achieve their fitness goals and that "Fit is not a destination, it's a way of life.".

Fitness Solutions are your Trusted Saskatoon Fitness & Fitness Equipment experts   

Here they share a tip on Cardio Training: 

Cardio refers to light-to-moderate intensity activities that are sufficiently supported by aerobic metabolism that can be performed for extended periods of time. Cardio equipment is used to condition your heart through aerobic workouts that involve increasing your heart-rate and blood-oxygen levels.

Which cardio machine is best for you?

Treadmills enable the user to set up an exercise regime that can be adhered to irrespective of the weather. Their cushioned tread provides substantially lower impact training than running on outdoor surfaces and their variety of preset programs and user settings allow you to experience a comfortable and custom workout every time you set foot on your treadmill. Treadmills offer instant feedback on your speed, distance, time and calories burned, which most users find to be very useful.

If you have a previous or current injury caused from a higher impact sport or if you prefer a lower impact workout than an elliptical can provide, bikes (recumbent, upright or spin) and rowers are a popular alternative. Both offer unique preset programs and features whether it’s a low, medium or high intensity workout you’re looking for, all with zero impact.

 

 

Elliptical training is a low-impact form of exercise. Low-impact exercise means exercise that is less stressful on your back, hips and knees compared to activities like running on a treadmill. You only need to use muscular strength to propel an elliptical machine, which offers benefits for older people, pregnant women, recovering athletes and people who are new to exercising. Since elliptical training can exercise various lower-body and upper-body muscles, you won't have to spend as much extra time working those muscle groups after you work out on an elliptical. You may be able to get in a well-rounded workout on an elliptical machine in less time.

 

An exercise bike gives you a low-impact workout that simulates riding a bike outside. Exercise bikes may be perfect for your fitness needs if you want something that is convenient and easy to use. An exercise bike does not take up much space and can be used indoors, rain or shine. 

 

While an upright bike offers a more traditional ride, the recumbent bike eases back tension and increases lumbar support as you ride.

The spin bike is another popular and effective cardiovascular workout, taking the user to a whole new level of cycling. Some models are specifically designed for triathletes and cyclists who want to reach an increased performance level, while other stationary bikes are designed for the entry-level rider looking to experience indoor cycling for the first time. Many stationary bikes also come with features including the latest screen technology and software programs, giving riders the ability to watch and experience an interactive training workout.

Rowing is an excellent exercise for attaining maximum physical fitness. Much like rowing a boat on the water, a stationary rowing machine can help to build and tone muscles, strengthen cardiovascular function and increase stamina. Rowing machines are particularly effective for older fitness enthusiasts because there they place no strain on the back and joints.

Rowing invokes all the muscles of the body and trains them evenly. With little pressure on the joints, rowers work the legs, hips and buttocks with each stroke. They also use upper body muscles, strengthening the back, shoulders and arms. The trunk and core are engaged in the exercise as the rower performs each stroke. You can also adjust most rowing machines to create a tighter resistance to build muscle.

 

How can I get the best workout for my body?

As you might have guessed, incorporating both strength and cardiovascular training into your workouts will produce the best overall results.

Cardio workouts boost your blood-oxygen levels, which greatly aid your body’s performance in recreational activities like high intensity sports or even just walking up a few flights of stairs without being winded.

Strength training will compliment your cardio by allowing your body to utilize more muscles without using as much effort, not to mention the multitude of positive effects that strength training has on your body and physical well-being.

 

You can find Fitness Solutions impressive showroom on 308 Circle Drive East, or you can check them out online ( and order too!) www.fitnesssaskatoon.com - and we suggest you read what their happy clients had to say in their listing in the Saskatoon Fitness Category . We are proud to GIVE THEM THE THUMBS UP!

You can find Fitness Solutions impressive  showroom on 308 Circle Drive East, or you can check them out online ( and order too!) www.fitnesssaskatoon.com - and we suggest you read what their happy clients had to say in their listing in the Saskatoon Fitness Category . We are proud to GIVE THEM THE THUMBS UP! 

 

 

Your Mortgage Now your Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Experts tip on Buying a Home Sooner

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   September 3, 2014 14:41

Buying a home is one of the most important and exciting steps in your life.... now that pesky financing! Deal with people who can offer you and your family the best options for you with Your Mortgage Now! Devin Cristo and Wes Will are your Saskatoon Mortgage Experts and they have years of experience helping individuals and families finance their dreams by offering mortgages from a variety of lenders for people from all walks of life.

They are your Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Experts!

Here they share a tip on Buying a Home Sooner to Build Equity:

 

 

It can be very beneficial to buy a home you can afford sooner rather than later. A home allows you to build equity and with every mortgage payment you make each month, you are building equity in a place of your own – unlike a rent payment.

Equity is the difference between the value of a home and your outstanding mortgage balance. The longer you stay in your home (and the more mortgage payments you make), the more equity you’ll have. Unlike most things you buy, a home will almost certainly increase in value over time – which builds even more equity.

Once you’re a homeowner, the payoff can be great. As the equity in your home grows, your financial flexibility also increases. Think of it as an extra source of financing for when the unexpected happens. An added benefit of borrowing money against the equity in your home, is it usually comes with a lower interest rate than other forms of credit, such as consumer loans, lines of credit and credit cards.

Here are some ways you can use the equity in your home:

  • Pay off other debts with higher interest rates (like credit card debt)
  • For important life events – a wedding, dream vacation or university tuition
  • Purchase a second home or vacation property
  • Emergencies – like a serious illness
  • Renovate or repair your home – build a new room or put in a swimming pool

Investing in a home can have a significant payoff over time. And the sooner you begin, the sooner you’ll start building equity. 

 

If you have any questions regarding this topic, please give us a all today at (306) 244-7755 or email us devinandwes@yourmortgagenow.ca

 

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Made In The Shade Blinds Trusted Saskatoon Blinds & Window Coverings tip on Shutters

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   September 3, 2014 11:51
Made in the Shade Blinds Saskatoon wants to help you get your Saskatoon 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!
 
The Owner of Made In The Shade Heather's tip on Shutters – A beautiful choice for window coverings: 

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…we LOVE shutters as an option for window coverings!

At our initial consultation, our client let us know that she was interested in adding shutters to the main living areas of her home. We decided upon beautiful Norman Shutters with a 3 1/2″ louver in a standard configuration with a divider rail for light control. During the installation, the client decided to add cafe shutters to her corner windows. We think the combination of the two styles works perfectly in her home!

 

                                                                         

 

 Our products are backed by the best warrantees in the industry, and these shutters are no exception – they are beautifully crafted, designed to last, and have a limited lifetime warranty that includes fading! Interestingly enough, due to the built-in nature of shutters, they are also the only window covering product that actually adds real value to your property.

Our goal at Made in the Shade Blinds Saskatoon is to always exceed our customer’s expectations – and with these gorgeous shutters, we can and do! Visit us at www.madeintheshadeblindssaskatoon.com or give Heather a call at 306-280-0632 and expect the best for less!

 

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

 

 

Trusted Saskatoon RV Dealer TRX RV - Tom talks about PRICE!

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   September 3, 2014 10:13

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

 

In this video Tom Oakes the owner of TRX - RV talks about PRICE!

 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact TRX RV at www.trxrv.ca/contact!

 

Find them on Facebook here!

 

D&D Travel a Trusted Saskatoon Travel Expert share great tips for packing

posted by Trusted Saskatoon    |   September 1, 2014 15:37

How does D&D Travel 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 DESINTATION 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 great tips for packing:


• start by putting your name, address and phone number on each piece of luggage
• before packing, lay out the items you plan to take, and re-evaluate, to eliminate any unnecessary items. Pack items tightly - to avoid them moving around. To save room, pack smaller items in shoes
• to save room on clothing - choose a base color for pants, skirts and shorts, then match with a few hig...hlight colors. And don't forget to accessorise, with scarves, hats and wraps, as they can easily add color to any outfit
• pack toiletries in plastic bags to avoid spillages. Pack all liquids or gels / sprays over 100ml in your checked bags - or else you will have to throw them out at customs!
• do not pack travel documents, medication, jewelry, money or travellers checks in your checked bag. Only take the absolute minimum, regarding jewelry or money. Keep all items securely in your money belt - or somewhere safe that is always at your side
• remember - only pack your bag two-thirds full, to leave room for shopping and souvenirs!

 

 

What to Pack
• start by making a list. Be sure to check the weather forecast of the destination you are heading to, and take into consideration any activities and outings you will be doing
• always pack sunscreen, bug spray, after bite and aloe Vera. Don't forget the other important things like, Tylenol or Advil, or Pepto Bismol. Items like these can be found at destination, but often aren't cheap! For example, almost $25 for a small bottle of Sunscreen at a resort in Cancun
• always be sure to take at least one long sleeve shirt, rain / wind coat, and closed toed shoes
• electronics - be sure to bring extra batteries, chargers, or memory cards. Also check electrical outlets and adapters needed for the places you are visiting



 

What not to Pack
• valuable, and expensive - looking jewelry

• irreplaceable objects
• all unnecessary credit cards
• your identity card, library card or any similar items you may routinely carry in your wallet


 


 Before you Go
• make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after you plan to return
• alert all credit card providers of places you will be visiting, and how long you will be travelling, to reduce the risk of having your cards "frozen"
• check currencies that are used at your destination, find out what currencies are accepted, and what aren't. Be sure to research if ATM's are available, and what credit cards are accepted. Also find out if it is best to exchange currency before you go, or at destination
• make sure your family and close friends have copies of your travel itinerary and hotels you will be staying at
• avoid "bill shock" - check all international and text rates with your provider, and disable data roaming to avoid an extremely large bill upon return
• make copies of your passport details, insurance policy, visas and credit card number. Carry one in a separate place from the original, and leave a copy with someone at home
• find out if you need any new vaccinations. Some countries require foreign travellers to carry an International Certificate of Vaccination. Before you travel, check the Country Specific Information of the country you are visiting
 

 

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

 

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