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Trusted Saskatoon Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath Have Smart Bathroom Design Tips!

Your first step into the beautiful Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath Saskatoon showroom will help you understand why Wheatland Fireplace has been given the Thumbs up by Trusted Saskatoon. Wheatland loves their customers and as a result, their customers love and TRUST them. In their latest bathroom tip, they have smart advice on how to design your bathroom.

How To Design Your Bathroom


1. MEASURE YOUR BATHROOM & DRAW YOUR PLAN

Tips and tricks:
  • Measure the space between your walls.
  • Provide the location of doors, windows, and other space constraints.
  • Indicate the positioning of the existing plumbing if you want to limit the cost of the project.
  • Ideally allow 30" of clearance in front of the bathtub, toilet, sink base, and shower.
  • Allow 24" to 36" wide for toilet space.

2. SPECIFY YOUR NEEDS & BUDGET

Who will use this room?
  • For a family bathroom, consider optimizing storage and opting for durable and easy-to-clean materials.
  • Master bathroom - choose creatively designed sink bases that feature high-quality materials. 
  • Guest bathroom - You want it to be elegant, flamboyant, and stylish. Choose a streamlined design using bright materials

What products best suit your space?
Certain collections and products are nicely suited for smaller spaces.

What style do you like?
Contemporary, transitional, or traditional…1 tone or 2 tones… mounted on the wall, floor, or on legs; let your style do the choosing! Your bathroom style should ideally blend in with the rest of your home.

What is your budget?

The cost of a bathroom renovation should be about 5% of your home valuation, for example, $15,000 for a home worth $300,000.

It is a worthy investment! According to the Appraisal Institute of Canada, bathroom renovations are second only to kitchens in the list of works that generate the best return on investment. The recovery value is estimated at about 85%.

Keep in mind that expenses incurred vary a lot depending on the materials chosen.


3. CHOOSE A FURNITURE COLLECTION THAT MATCHES YOUR TASTES

Check out Wheatland's showroom!


4. IDENTIFY THE PRODUCTS YOU NEED TO OPTIMIZE BOTH LAYOUT AND STORAGE

Sink Base
  • 1 centered or off-centered sink: generally between 24" and 48"
  • 2 sinks: generally between 48" and 84"
  • Wallmount, floormount or on legs
  • With doors or drawers
Medicine Cabinet or Mirror
  • With or without integrated lighting
  • Recessed or surface-mounted medicine cabinet
  • Medicine cabinet with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 doors
Linen Cabinet
  • Wallmount, floor mount, on legs or countertop
  • Single or double
  • Half-linen cabinet or full height
  • Separated or adjoining the sink base
Auxilary Medicine Cabinet (over the toilet)
  • Separated or adjoining a medicine cabinet or mirror
  • Upward opening or standard doors
Dressing Table or Styling Station
  • Integrated into a medicine cabinet or separated
  • With or without seat

5. CHOOSE MATERIALS AND COLOURS

According to the desired collection, they offer a wide range of materials and colors for furniture. Whether it’s melamine, wood, thermo, or satin/high-gloss lacquer, you will find a finish to your liking!

6. CHOOSE THE RIGHT FIXTURES FOR YOUR BATHROOM

Bathtubs 

Do you want Freestanding, wall-mounted, corner-designed, or in an alcove?


Showers

  • Square or rectangular
  • Size: 36" to 72" x 32" to 54"
  • Installation against 1, 2, or 3 walls
  • Variable threshold height
  • Shower walls and storage niche options

Sinks and Countertops

  • Vessel sink, top mount or undermount sink, one-piece vanity top
  • Quartz countertop, slate, or composite material
  • With or without overflow

7. HEAD TO WHEATLAND! THEN CARRY OUT YOUR RENOVATIONS ACCORDING TO THE BEST PRACTICES: 

  • Read the documents carefully to help guide you through the planning, preparation, and installation steps on the furniture you have chosen.
  • Properly prepare your bathroom walls and floor to receive products.
  • Prepare your space for plumbing and electricity for your furniture according to the instructions provided by your retailer.
  • Use professional installer services (highly recommended).

Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath are successful for a reason! This really is where your outdoor living and indoor fireplace, bathroom & kitchen dreams meet in spectacular surroundings! Wheatland services and installs high-quality fireplaces, Visit their website or stop by their showroom to feel the warmth and comfort of their amazing selection.

"Better Living Begins Here... At Wheatland, it is ALL ABOUT YOU!"

Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath are your Trusted Saskatoon Bathroom Store 

Trusted Saskatoon Kitchen Store Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath's Kitchen Faucet Buying Guide

Your first step into the beautiful Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath Saskatoon showroom will help you understand why Wheatland Fireplace has been given the Thumbs up by Trusted Saskatoon. Wheatland loves their customers and as a result, their customers love and TRUST them. In their latest kitchen faucet tip, they share a great kitchen faucet buying guide. 

Kitchen Faucet Buying Guide

Whether you’re replacing an old faucet or installing something new in a remodeling plan, there are a few things to know before the water starts to flow.

Faucet Types: Deck-Mount or Wall-Mount Faucets 

Deck-mount faucets attach to the countertop or rest on the sink. These are usually common kitchen sink faucets. Wall-mount faucets attach through the wall and hang over the sink. If you choose a replacement deck-mount faucet, the number of holes in your sink is important. One-piece faucets, with an integrated handle and spout, need one hole for the handle/spout piece and another for the sprayer. Traditional faucets, with hot and cold taps, require three holes for the taps and spout and a fourth for the sprayer. Additional options — soap dispensers or integrated sprayers — create a different set of requirements. If you’re starting from scratch, choose the faucet before the sink, so you can buy a sink with the appropriate number of holes for your selection. Alternatively, holes can be drilled into the sink to accommodate the faucet. More often than not, the best kitchen sink faucets come equipped with the sprayer feature.

Tip: Escutcheons, also called base plates or deck plates, are ornamental plates that cover additional holes and allow the installation of a one-hole faucet on a three-hole sink.

Faucet Handles

Typically, kitchen sink faucets have either one handle rotating directionally to change water temperature or two handles for mixing hot and cold water. These include a sprayer that sits to the side or a pull-out or pull-down sprayer with spray and stream options. Hands-free faucets add a new dimension to the kitchen. These can be touch-or motion-oriented and come with both temperature and volume control, making these faucets a safe choice for homes with children. Hands-free faucets work well with the universal design concept, making living spaces more accessible and accommodating for every level of physical ability.

Tip: If you choose a pull-out or pull-down sprayer, look for a faucet with a magnetic catch so that the hosing keeps its form.

Sinks for Specialized Tasks

Before you choose your faucet, think about the ways you use your sink. Do you wash a lot of bulky pots and pans? Are you bathing a baby? A high-arc faucet might make your tasks more comfortable. If you have room in the kitchen, consider installing a bar prep faucet in a side sink. The double setup makes it one of the best kitchen faucets because of the ease of keeping meats and vegetables separate during meal preparation.

Faucet Finishes

If you prefer a unified look in your kitchen, check out the selection of kitchen sink faucets with a finish that matches the cabinet hardware. Bronze, chrome, and nickel/stainless steel are available at every price point.


Faucet Features

In-faucet filters are great for filtering tap water. Keep volume and maintenance in mind to decide if this is the right filtering option for your family. Soap dispensers make it easy to keep kitchen counters clear of clutter. Hot-water dispensers are great for hot beverages and pot filling. A kitchen faucet with a sprayer makes for a great feature. You can use the sprayer to get excess grime off of your dishes and into the drain quickly and efficiently.


Faucet Installation and Operation

There are two types of faucet installations: top mount and bottom mount. Top-mount faucets attach with screws through the bottom of the faucet piece from underneath the counter. Bottom-mount faucets attach with screws through the top of the faucet piece. There are four types of faucet mechanisms: ball valve, ceramic disc, compression valve, and cartridge. The type won’t affect your day-to-day use but will affect faucet repairs and maintenance down the road.

Tip: If you have cabinets above your kitchen sink faucets, measure the height available from the deck plate to the bottom of the upper cabinet. Keep this number in mind when shopping.


Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath are successful for a reason! This really is where your outdoor living and indoor fireplace, bathroom & kitchen dreams meet in spectacular surroundings! Wheatland services and installs high-quality fireplaces, Visit their website or stop by their showroom to feel the warmth and comfort of their amazing selection.

"Better Living Begins Here... At Wheatland, it is ALL ABOUT YOU!"

Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath are your Trusted Saskatoon Kitchen Store 

Trusted Saskatoon Funeral Home Provides Important Guidelines For When Death Occurs

Since 1910, Saskatoon Funeral Home has responded to the needs of Saskatoon & area citizens of every faith and every walk of life. They have a proud history as Saskatoon's longest-serving, local, family-owned and operated, full-service funeral and cremation provider to trace its roots to the beginning days of our city. Saskatoon Funeral Home are a Trusted Saskatoon funeral home.


 In their latest article on funerals, they provide important guidelines regarding what to do when a death occurs.

When Death Occurs 

No matter if a death is sudden, or if it is something that was a long time coming, the loss of a loved one makes us feel emotional and overwhelmed. No amount of preparation can fully prepare you for the loss of a loved one. When you are in a heightened emotional state, even the most basic decisions can seem staggering. The following is a rough guideline of what needs to be done within the first 24 hours after death.


When a death occurs at home or a place of business


If the person was not under palliative home care, the police will have to be notified immediately. The police will be dispatched to the home and place the call to the coroner. From there the coroner determines whether further action is necessary. The coroner must release the deceased before a funeral home can do anything. If the person was under palliative home care, contact the home care representative if they were not present and they will notify family members what the proper procedures are to follow.


When a death occurs at a hospital/nursing home/hospice facility


The staff of a care facility such as a hospital or a nursing home will notify you and the necessary authorities immediately after a death has occurred. If a funeral home name has been provided to the hospital or nursing home, they will be notified at the time of death. If you are present at the hospital when the funeral home representative arrives, they will ask a few questions about the deceased wishes and set up a time to come into the funeral home to make arrangements, however, if you are not present a funeral director will contact you by telephone to discuss these arrangements.

Informing a Funeral Director


Once everything has been cleared with the proper authorities, the next call you place should be to a licensed funeral director.  Funeral directors are here to help you obtain a death certificate, transport the deceased, and in the event, pre-planning was not done, select a casket/urn and arrange the funeral/memorial service. Funeral directors are here to help and advise you and will work very hard to relieve the stress and logistics involved in funeral planning.


Meeting a Funeral Director


You should meet with a funeral director within 24 hours of a death to begin to make final arrangements for your loved one.  Deciding on these final arrangements may seem like a very daunting task, especially when you are in a heightened emotional state, but, funeral home staff have years of experience dealing with these issues, and strive to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible.


Making Arrangements


First, the Funeral Director will gather the information required for registering the death. This includes:

  • Full Name and Address
  • Marital Status
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Father’s Name, Mother’s Name (including maiden name)
  • Birthplaces of Father and Mother
  • Name of Spouse (if married or widowed, including maiden name)
  • Occupation
It is advisable to bring in a copy of the will if it is available to show who is the Executor in charge of making funeral arrangements.

If no pre-planning has been done, necessary arrangements need to be made for the funeral service. These include:
  • Scheduling the location, date, and time of the visitation and funeral service
  • Selecting burial or cremation
  • Choosing Funeral Products
  • Arranging a cemetery plot if requested
  • Preparing an obituary notice
  • Scheduling transportation arrangements
A funeral director will guide you through all these steps, using your wants, needs, and desires as a foundation to create a memorable funeral for your loved one. From here the funeral services can be personalized. Did your loved one have a favorite sports team? What was their favorite type of music? What activity was your loved one known best for? Recalling fond memories assists with the grieving process and will help honor the life of your loved one.

For more information on planning a memorable goodbye see Saskatoon Funeral Home's helpful guide.


Visit their website to learn more about pre-planning a funeral and grief support, as well as the traditional funeral and cremation services that they have to offer. They are always there to help. Check out their listing on Trusted Saskatoon to read more reviews and to see all the services they offer. 

Saskatoon Funeral Home is your Trusted Saskatoon funeral home. 






Air Quality Improvement Tips From Trusted Saskatoon Furnace & Duct Cleaners at Bridge City Duct Cleaning

Trusted Saskatoon Furnace & Duct Cleaners Bridge City Duct Cleaning provides both residential duct cleaning and commercial duct cleaning and furnace maintenance services. Their team is professionally trained, qualified, bonded, and factory furnace and duct cleaning technicians. In their latest article, they are tips to improve the air quality in your home. 

TIPS TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY IN YOUR HOME

How safe is the air inside your home? After a long Saskatchewan winter, it is necessary to ensure your home has good quality indoor air. As the weather gets warmer, help avoid pesky allergies and sicknesses and optimize the air quality in your home with these helpful tips: 
  • Change Your AC Filter – It has been working hard to cycle air and filter out pollutants! 
  • Check/Clean Other Filters – Don’t forget about the other appliances in your home such as furnaces and dryer vents. 
  • Check Your Air Ducts – Over time, dust, dander, and even mold can accumulate. Hire a professional to ensure your ducts are circulating clean, fresh, air. 
  • Regularly Groom Pets – Our furry friends leave behind hairs, dander, and allergens. 
  • Clean Your Carpets – Rugs and carpets trap dust and allergens and need to be cleaned regularly. 
  • Indoor Plants Help Freshen The Air – Not only do plants enhance home decor, but they also act as natural filters to improve indoor air quality. 
  • Control Humidity In Your Home – A dehumidifier will reduce the amount of moisture in the air and help keep mold and mildew at bay.
These helpful tips will improve the air quality in your home. Follow these tips year-round to ensure the indoor air quality in your home remains at its best. 

Let the professional team of experts at Bridge City Duct Cleaning take care of your spring duct cleaning to help optimize the air quality in your home! 

 

Trusted Saskatoon Plumbers at Centennial Plumbing Tip About Preventative Drain Care


Centennial Plumbing, Heating & Electrical are Trusted Saskatoon Plumbers that have been one of Saskatoon's most recommended plumbing companies for over 50 years. In this Trusted Saskatoon plumbing Tip Centennial Plumbing share information for preventative drain care.




Tips for Prevenative Drain Care


No plumbing system is perfect. Water heaters, pipes, and faucets fail all the time. However, with the right preparation, you can set yourself up for success! Keep in mind these do’s and don’ts so your system can last as long as possible.

The Don’ts

Unfortunately, your pipes can’t handle everything under the sun. Keep in mind these “don’ts” so you can avoid causing harm to your plumbing system, and start off on the right foot! You control what you put down your drains!


Toxic Drain Cleaners

Easy fixes are appealing to everyone. On the surface, it might seem that a commercial drain cleaner can clear a clog quickly, effectively, and conveniently, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. They can actually harm your pipes, damage the environment, and pose a risk to you and your family’s health.


They Will Damage Your Pipes!

Drain cleaners utilize powerful caustic chemical reactions. They lack precision, as they burn through anything and everything they touch. Even modern PVC piping will warp and melt when introduced to commercial drain cleaners. Older metal pipes fair even worse with these solutions. Although you may indeed clear your clog, you probably caused expensive damage to your plumbing in the process.


They Harm Our Shared Environment!

Everything that goes down your pipes ends up in the sewage system. Your waste, toilet paper, and water are all compatible with the sewage treatment plant; however, their technology is not able to separate or process harsh chemicals. That’s why we have special protocols in place for the disposal of hazardous waste. If you put chemical cleaners down your drain, it will end up in the water supply.


They’re Toxic!

As reported by US Poison Control, harsh cleaning chemicals poison over 100,000 children, under the age of six, every year. And that’s just in the U.S.! If you are in possession of any harsh cleaning chemicals, make sure they are stored well out of reach. You want to take every precaution when it comes to your children—spilling or ingesting these products can result in detrimental harm to their health.


Garbage Disposal Etiquette

Your garbage disposal is your kitchen drain’s best friend. It helps chop items up so your plumbing can move them along with ease. However, not all items are conducive to this process. Here are the main items you want to avoid putting down your garbage disposal:

Bones
Grease
Celery and Other Fibrous Veggies
Potato Peels
Coffee Grounds
Egg Shells
Processed Carbs

The Do’s

Now that you know what to avoid, we can talk about some of the proactive measures you can take to protect your pipes.

Use Water

You can help protect your pipes against clogs by simply running water through your plumbing! This easy step will help reduce built-up debris in your drains. If you feel like your drainage is slowing down, pour boiling water down your sink. This will help remove any unwanted grease or scum that is clinging to your pipes.

Additionally, if you have faucets or fixtures that don’t get a ton of use, maybe in your guest bathroom or your office space, run water through them about once a month to keep your plumbing activated!

Use Natural Remedies

Normally, we say to air on the side of caution when it comes to trending DIY solutions; however, DIY cleaning solutions that use vinegar and baking soda are actually great for keeping your plumbing fresh in between professional maintenance appointments. Baking soda and water can combat odors and wash away debris, while the vinegar uses its mild acidity to breakdown any mineral buildup without harming your pipes.

Talk to the Pros

Ultimately, professional drain cleaning is the best way to ensure your plumbing is healthy long-term. Schedule annual drain cleanings and your plumbing will remain in tip-top shape, year-round.



Your friendly neighbourhood Saskatoon plumbers at Centennial Plumbing, Heating & Electrical are always available to lend a helping hand. They offer fast, reliable service and competitive pricing. No job is too big or too small for their professionals, and they pride themselves on finding the best, long-term solutions that work the first time around. Schedule your service by contacting Centennial Plumbing today!  They  look forward to working with you!


Centennial Plumbing are Trusted Saskatoon Plumbers

 

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