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5 Renos You Should Leave to the Experts

posted by My Saskatoon    |   June 4, 2014 10:00

When it comes to home repairs and renovations, there are certain things that are better left to the experts. Professionals usually know best when it comes to expensive or potentially dangerous projects, despite how easy the job may appear on that YouTube how-to video! Here are some home renovation projects where it is usually better to call in a renovation company for help. 

Bathrooms 

 
 

Simple mistakes in a bathroom renovation project can lead to water leaks in the worst places. A hidden water leak can do tremendous property damage before it is even discovered. Make sure to always call a professional plumber when your renovation project requires it. The initial cost of the project may seem higher, but in the end you will be saving a considerable amount of money and time as well.
 

 

Windows

 

 

Minor imperfections in a window installation can result in costly energy losses during the winter months. Unless you are an expert when it comes to windows, this project is best left to the pros.

 

Granite or Marble

 

  
 
When working with expensive materials like granite or marble, it’s best to hire a professional to do the measurements and installation for you. If you make even a small error with your measurements, you will likely have to spend more money to fix the problem than the cost of a professional. These types of material are also very difficult to work with.

 

Kitchen Cabinets

 

  

Kitchen cabinets are a tricky business. Ordering online or at your local hardware store may seem like a cost effective way to create a dream kitchen; however, this is another job that is best left to the experts. It all starts with a solid plan based on experience. Time and time again we receive calls from consumers who can’t use the cabinets they have purchased because of unforeseen issues with their space. A professional cabinet installer is a master of creating the look that you want for your kitchen.

 

Wiring

 

  

When it comes to dealing with electricity, it is very important to hire the proper person for the job. If you don’t have a thorough understanding of how electrical systems work, a seemingly simple project can end very badly. Renovation projects that involve electrical components can be very, very dangerous and even deadly if done incorrectly – don’t take any chances- have the experts look after you.

Are any of these projects on your to-do list this summer? Saskatoon Woodworks, locally owned and operated in Saskatoon, is a great option for all of these services. Contact Saskatoon Woodworks for a wide range of services, whether the project is big or small. Visit Saskatoon Woodworks' Spotlight Profile for contact details. 

We Were on Global Saskatoon News

posted by My Saskatoon    |   May 8, 2014 11:31

We officially launched My Saskatoon this week, and had our first TV interview! Our CEO, Allison Thiessen, had a great time on the air this morning discussing who we are and what we are all about. We are so excited about what this website can do for our city, and we can't wait to feature more local businesses! If you know of any great locally owned shops, restaurants, or service providers that should be a part of My Saskatoon, let us know in the comments! 

We look forward to enjoying and sharing all that our city has to offer this spring and summer! 

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A Made in Canada Story

posted by My Saskatoon    |   May 2, 2014 15:45
Palliser Rooms / EQ3

Photo Credit: Esprit Photography

Our passion at My Saskatoon is sharing about local businesses in the city. We also love trees, so we just had to post about the gorgeous, Canadian made dining furniture now available at Palliser Rooms / EQ3. Palliser Rooms / EQ3, an independent Saskatoon furniture store, has just launched a beautiful new Bermex dining room gallery. This new gallery at Palliser Rooms features solid wood products, made in Canada, by Bermex. Based out of Quebec, Bermex is one of North America's largest dining set manufacturers. Bermex has made a strong commitment to the environment with its tree planting initiative - for every tree that is cut down, a new one is planted. Bermex furniture is made as efficiently as possible to eliminate wasted wood. Extra wood that is cut away during the manufacturing process is recycled and used for other purposes. Bermex also strives to deliver a high quality product that will offer an optimum lifespan to the consumer, creating a heritage of protecting the environment for future generations.

In the Palliser Rooms Bermex gallery, you will find a variety of styles featuring the latest trends in dining furniture. Statement dining tables are strong in home décor for 2014. Create your look with a nod to the past using the new uniquely distressed century finish. If your style is strong and edgy, the "big top" table option with solid panel top is the perfect compliment to a contemporary interior. Customization is accessible and simple with a wide range of finish colours, apron styles, leg styles and a variety of seating options, all offered in a step by step design process. Large wall displays show the choices of colours and customization options so a clear picture of the final product is created in the showroom.

A seasoned staff of sales consultants and design professionals at Palliser Rooms are available to help clients customize a dining set that will work perfectly in the desired space and setting. By bringing in measurements, paint swatches and floor samples, the sales team can help create a layout using computer software to help show clients optimum designs for their dining furniture.

With a dining set from the Palliser Rooms Bermex gallery, you can rest assured that you will be getting a quality "Made in Canada" product, while supporting a business that values the environment.

The video below allows you to take a tour of the new Bermex dining gallery at Palliser Rooms / EQ3 online!

Palliser Rooms / EQ3 is an independently owned, family run business in Saskatoon, SK. Palliser Rooms has always taken pride in supporting local charities, including the Ronald McDonald House and Children's Wish Foundation.

Visit their Spotlight Profile to learn more about Palliser Rooms / EQ3.

If you are looking for some cool dining furniture, drop by the Palliser Rooms / EQ3 showroom at 2125 Faithfull Avenue.

The My Saskatoon Team

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Get a Little Crazy with Color Me Rad

posted by My Saskatoon    |   May 1, 2014 12:42

Color Me Rad Every year, a group of Saskatonians come together for one of the most colourful events you will ever see take place in our city! Chances are that you have seen pictures on Facebook - the event we are talking about is the annual Color Me Rad 5K race. This year, a portion of the proceeds will help to support the Children's Hospital Foundation.

The Color Me Rad website gives us some insight into the event - "Color Me Rad fires off in a blaze of colour bombs, colour cannons, colour mortars, and multi-toned courses that guarantee your outlook will be brighter, your boyfriend will be more affectionate, your boss will finally remember your name, the hair on your head will grow back, and the hair on your back will fall out, and your gray outlook will turn green like a spring morning." This 5k is all about having fun, and supporting a great cause in our city.

In case you are wondering, "why the colour, and what does it mean?", according to Color Me Rad, "the idea is loosely based on the Hindu Festival of Colours, otherwise known as Holi. Just as you usher in a new year of radness in your life by signing up for Color Me Rad, Hindus usher in a new season with the Holi festival. The festive colours used are a sign of winter's end and spring's new beginnings." Help Saskatoon keep things bright as we move into fall by signing up for Color Me Rad!

 

Color Me Rad

Slacker Registration

September 3rd is your last chance to register for Saskatoon's Color Me Rad race!

http://www.colormerad.com/race/saskatoon

At this year's race, bring the whitest shirt you can find, and get ready to be coated with all kinds of colours as you work your way through the race. If you have been taking boring selfies to populate your Facebook feed all year - this will be your perfect opportunity to spruce up your social scene.

Wondering what's in that colour anyway? No need to fear the colour - it's non-toxic, non-rash-inducing, coloured corn-starch. You'll be amazed at how much fun you can have with corn starch! To top it off, while you are having the time of your life, you will also be a part of a group of people that are giving back to a great charity - The Children's Hospital Foundation.

We are excited to cheer on the team from Fitness Focus, an awesome locally owned and operated fitness centre with a big heart for our community. 

Fitness Focus is one of the premiere fitness facilities in Saskatoon, featuring one of the largest weight rooms in our city. The staff at Fitness Focus are friendly and professional, making you feel at home no matter what your fitness level is. Fitness Focus maintains a No Contract approach to gym membership, so you never have to worry about getting locked into a contract you can't get out of. 

Click here to visit Fitness Focus' Spotlight Profile, and learn more about them!

Fitness Focus

We're supposed to have warm temps and sunshine on Saturday, so why not sign up for Color Me Rad and take advantage of one of the last days of summer weather in Saskatoon?

The My Saskatoon Team

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