The Home Show venue is once again at the former RONA building across from Tecumseh Mall at Lauzon Parkway and Tecumseh Road E.

34th Annual Home & Garden Show

opens April 1 through April 3

By Karen Paton-Evans

On a mission to find the perfect home enhancement products, the right contractor or the fastest boat, thousands of local people will be attending the 34th Annual Windsor Home & Garden Show and Windsor Boat, RV and Recreation Show on April 1 to 3.

Held at the former RONA building across from Tecumseh Mall at Lauzon Parkway and Tecumseh Road East, “our double show will be jam-packed wall to wall in this great 100,000 square foot facility. Every vendor space has been claimed by more than 260 exhibitors,” says Stuart Galloway, president of 20/20 Show Productions Inc., producer of Ontario consumer shows for over 25 years.

Stu Galloway of 20/20 Show Productions

Presented by REMAX Preferred Realty Inc., the show offers “a huge variety of pretty much anything you could want for making your home more beautiful, efficient, safe and technologically advanced, indoors and out. Skilled trades and most of the major local companies that focus on home improvements will be here. Plus, we’ve got everything for enjoying the outdoors with fishing and recreational boats and equipment, watersports, RVs and much more,” Galloway says.

“There are so many options to shop, compare, buy and save. Talk to the pros. Find great ideas. Schedule appointments for quotes. Instead of driving to five different places on three different days to check out businesses, you can do it all easily in a few hours at our one convenient location.”

Many vendors are offering special deals only available at the show. “Take advantage of what is here and leave smiling,” Galloway encourages.

An exciting new show feature is Landscape Ontario’s Speakers Series & Gardens Exhibit. In collaboration, Landscape Ontario (Windsor Chapter) and the St. Clair College horticultural program are creating and building the Green for Life Gardens at the show. Knowledgeable speakers will host talks on what’s new in water gardening, pruning tips and tricks, planting spring container gardens, attracting wildlife, lawn care, growing orchids and figuring out what to with plants the Easter bunny left behind. Gardening experts and students will happily answer visitors’ questions.

Landscape design and build companies will also be at the show, demonstrating their skills with gorgeous displays.

For people who like to experience the outdoors while in motion, five local marine dealers are bringing in their 2016 fleets of recreation, pontoon and fishing boats, personal watercraft, outboards, dock and lift systems and boating accessories.

“Two of the largest RV dealers in Ontario are showcasing their huge selection of travel trailers, fifth wheels, motorhomes and RV accessories, plus all Yamaha PowerSports,” Galloway says.

Rochester Place Golf Club & Resort is showing people how they can live seasonally in the resort-style community. “Their modular cottages are custom finished and furnished, ready for people to purchase and move in. It’s a great new concept,” Galloway finds.

Last year’s show was such a hit that not everyone could find parking. “We’ve rented 300 spaces offsite for our exhibitors, opening up 1,000 visitor parking spaces at the former RONA building. That should be ample,” Galloway assures.

Outside the main entrance, visitors will be greeted by the aroma of pizza baking in an outdoor oven. A 1920s fire truck is certain to get attention. The Windsor Firefighters Honour Guard is holding a silent auction and gratefully accepting donations to pay for the fire truck’s new motor.

The honour guard is a group of local Fire Fighters who volunteer to honour those who serve. They march in parades, participate in funerals of fallen members and leaders and show respect in other ways. “Firefighters are more than willing to share their stories and be in visitors’ photos,” Galloway says. In exchange for assistance with show parking, 20/20 Productions is making a large donation to the truck fund.

For the second year, the production company is donating $2,500 from show admissions to the 4th annual Run for Rocky, a charity run/walk that funds programs in local high school and post-secondary school systems to ensure that parents, educators and youth have the knowledge and funding needed to help create Safe Schools and a support system for youth in crisis. Visit runforrocky.com or visit booth #256 for further details.

The 34th Annual Windsor Home & Garden Show and Windsor Boat, RV and Recreation Show is from 11am to 7 p.m., Fri., Apr. 1; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat., Apr. 2; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., Apr. 3. Admission is $10. Visitors under 16 years are admitted free. There is no charge for parking. Visit ontariotradeshows.com to learn more about the shows and sign up for discounted admission coupons.

Exhibitor List and Floorplan

RE/MAX returns as show presenter

By Anna Cabrera Cristofaro

RE/MAX Preferred Realty has been the proud sponsor of the Windsor Home & Garden Show for the ninth year in a row, and owner Glen Muir is as thrilled to partner with 20/20 Show Productions today as he was nearly a decade ago.

The Broker of Record says that the partnership was always a natural fit for his renowned company, and despite the 2008 recession didn’t think twice about jumping on board to support the event. Each RE/MAX professional who will be attending the show look forward to meeting tens of thousands of new, existing or potential homeowners or sellers. He saw it as an investment in the future – with RE/MAX there at the event, the future homeowner or seller would hopefully remember them when things began to look up.

Muir Glen, owner of RE/MAX Preferred Realty

And he was right – for nine straight years, RE/MAX has made itself visible and available to thousands of Windsor Home and Garden Show attendees. As the most recognizable real estate brand in North America, RE/MAX continues to support the numerous exhibitors and homeowners who make this home improvement event one of the most successful in the region, year after year.

“One of the reasons we continually sponsor the show is that we love it,” says Muir. “Whether people are looking to sell, build or buy a home, we’re there. Through us, customers can see how homes have evolved, whether through style, comfort or technology.” Muir and his team of agents welcome the chance to speak to the value of homes, their enhancements and upgrades, and although they’re available at the show, customers are invited to book time with their RE/MAX agent of choice for one-on-one time, when they can provide an approximate current value of a home and its value after integral improvements.

“Of course there are variables – there’s no such thing as a once-size-fits-all,” says Muir, who opened RE/MAX Preferred Realty in 1993 and who now oversees a team of 130 licensed realtors. “We understand the home is a person’s biggest asset, one which appreciates, and because our brand stands for professionalism, we will never over-promise and under-deliver. When a person sees our trademark balloon (and logo), they know they’re going to have someone working hard for them.

“In this seller’s market, it’s tempting to go with the cheapest realtor. Some do it on their own. Do they sell? Sure they do. But when you sell on your own, you’re putting a sign on your lawn and hoping for the best. But when you sign with a RE/MAX agent, your home is going to go out to as many people as possible so nobody misses out. We recently had a property that had 12 offers on it. You wouldn’t get that with a less experienced realtor or if you’re doing this privately.”

Muir, who has been a real estate professional since 1985, continues. “Every representative on this team – people who have the knowledge on how to market your home, to price it right, to reach as many potential buyers as possible – is professional. They’re courteous. They have an incomparable standard of excellence.

“And that’s why we’re the most trusted brand in the country.”

Absolute Comfort – BOOTH 247

By Anna Cabrera Cristofaro

Since 2006, Bryan Hazzard and his family have been servicing Windsor-Essex for all of its residential and light commercial heating and cooling needs. Their mission, wife Kristine says, is to provide the best, most honest and knowledgeable customer service in the area – and they do this by sourcing only the highest quality products, installed only by courteous, efficient and qualified Technicians.

Before founding Absolute Comfort, Bryan worked for a major competitor. “he was just so frustrated with their poor commitment to customer service and satisfaction” says wife Kristine, who now serves as Office Manager. “Bryan’s focus was and always will be the customer, which is why people trust us.”

Absolute Comfort’s 100% satisfaction guarantee comes with every furnace or air conditioner system they sell and install. Absolute Comfort, a fully licensed and insured member of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada, does it’s best to provide their customers with the most competitive pricing and the best HVAC efficiency.

Some of the services Absolute Comfort provides are service and repair; installation of new equipment; annual maintenance checks; filters; and installation of gas lines. They are also a Trane Comfort Specialist – while there are various independent Trane dealers, not all dealers qualify as Comfort Specialists. This qualification means that Absolute Comfort Control Services has demonstrated a proven record of customer satisfaction and has the knowledge required to recommend the right system for your home. They have not only the experience, but the factory training, to install and maintain your Trane system for the life of your product.

“Our approach is really customer-focused,” says Kristine. “We have different options for every budget, but what really we have going for us is our reliability and commitment. We offer a 100% money back guarantee.”

“Also, we don’t rent equipment – we have much more affordable financing options. Often people are often lured in by what seems like low monthly rental fees, but what they sometimes don’t realize is that, in the end, not only are they paying more per month but could end up paying almost twice as much in total.”

Absolute Comfort’s expert techs are available today.

Visit http://www.areyoucomfortable.com

Tisdelle Trailer & RV Surplus – BOOTH 523

By Anna Cabrera Cristofaro

Tisdelle Trailer and RV Surplus may just be Tilbury’s best kept secret – with one of the largest selections of RV parts and accessories in Southwestern Ontario, Tisdelle buys at volume discounts from their suppliers and manufacturers. They carry RV parts and accessories for motor homes, campers, toy haulers, fifth wheels, travel trailers and pop up campers. At Tisdelle, your RV service repair needs will always be met with the highest quality and friendliest service available. With several qualified RV service technicians who boast years of expertise and who know your equipment inside and out, you’ll experience exceptional service delivered to you in a timely manner.

Tisdelle Trailer and RV Surplus offers a number of services, including roof repairs and sealing, RV winterization, dewinterization, hitches and wiring, propane systems, RV appliance repair or replacement, brakes, springs and running gear, fiberglass and aluminum structure repair, water system repairs, DMV RV Trailer safety inspections, RV A/C service, RV LP inspection service, wheel bearings, interior customizations and insurance claims. Also, Tisdelle provides on-the-road service – they’ll come right to your campsite to make sure you get the repairs you require.

“From simple installation of RV accessories to warranty repairs, we are dedicated to delivering top-notch customer service,” says owner Larry Tisdelle. “Your safety and enjoyment is important to us, (so we make sure) we provide our customers with the technical expertise to keep their RV in great shape for years to come.”

An example of Rochester Place’s tiny homes, newly built in the resort and enhanced by expert landscaping from Landscape Effects.

Landscape Effects – BOOTH 537 / Rochester Place – BOOTH 537

Resort Living at Your Place or Rochester Place

By Karen Paton-Evans

The return of sunshine and warm breezes is drawing everyone outdoors. Always ahead of the trends, Paul St. Pierre and his team make it possible for local people to savour the good weather months, whether in their own yards or at Rochester Place Golf Club & Resort.

St. Pierre heads up Landscape Effects Group and Rochester Place Golf Club & Resort, both located in Belle River.

“When you want something different for your property, call Landscape Effects,” St. Pierre invites. The company designs and builds award-winning landscapes that complement the home’s architecture and its owner’s good taste.

Landscaping that is well done is a source of pleasure and pride. It’s also a solid investment in the property. “The most advantageous time to save is at the building stage of the residence. Rather than ripping out mediocre features and redoing them, it’s wisest to do it right the first time,” St. Pierre advises.

Hardscaping establishes the structure of the yard. Landscape Effects installs natural rock, paving stones and other durable materials to create patios, terraces, pathways, walls and more. “Outdoor rooms continue to be in demand. We elevate them with fireplaces and pits; attractive outdoor kitchen cabinetry and appliances; and pergolas, gazebos and other shade structures,” says St. Pierre.

Low and no maintenance landscapes enable homeowners to revel in their spare time, rather than weeding and watering. “Our new self-watering pots and desert planters almost look after themselves,” St. Pierre assures.

Now is the time for homeowners to share their visions and wish lists with Landscape Effects. Joining the talented team is a very experienced designer from Vancouver. St. Pierre says, “We are excited about pooling our expertise to achieve outstanding results for our clients during this fresh season of landscapes.”

For people who want to kick back and make the most of their leisure time in the warm weather months, Rochester Place Golf Club & Resort offers accommodation options for singles, couples, families and seniors. They can bring in their own RVs and tents or rent or purchase Rochester Place’s tiny homes, newly built in the resort.

Several different tiny home or cottage designs offer three-season living in modern, sophisticated comfort. Each is beautifully furnished and landscaped. Homebuyers have options for customizing their own places.

Families love Rochester Place’s summer and junior golf camps, outdoor swimming pool, splash pad and secure playground.

Golfers put their skills to the test on the pristine 18-hole, par-72 course, newly upgraded.

Boaters can dock their watercraft at Rochester Place and be out on Lake St. Clair quickly. Canal improvements were recently made.

At the Parkside Grille and outdoor lounge, Chef Kirk has introduced his new eclectic menu, ranging from gourmet burgers to multi-course upscale dinners.

Even if you have to work this summer, you can stay here and be immersed in the resort lifestyle on your personal time,” St. Pierre says.

All that Landscape Effects Group and Rochester Place Golf Club & Resort have to offer is revealed at the 34th Annual Windsor Home & Garden Show and Windsor Boat, RV and Recreation Show on Apr. 1 to 3.

Windsor River Cruises – BOOTH 131

Create an existing memory by cruising down the historic Detroit River aboard the Macassa Bay! Windsor River Cruise’s 2016 regular season runs from April to October, and they combine their River Cruise with specially selected local partners to offer a unique service that is made to be enjoyed by tourists and Windsorites alike.

Come relax and enjoy their regularly scheduled Sightseeing Cruise. This passenger favourite includes live, on-board commentary while you learn about the rich local history of the Detroit/Windsor connection. Sightseeing cruises run every weekend, offering both one and two hour time slots. Please see the website for full schedule.

Hungry? Come enjoy their famous Buffet Cruises! Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner Cruises are all available. All buffets are catered by St. Clair College Centre for the Arts. You may also include a DJ or live entertainment for your party! Please view Dinner & Dance Cruises or enquire with the office staff to learn more. Reservations are required for all catered cruises; the full schedule is available on the website.

Windsor River Cruise’s round-trip Amherstburg Day Cruises have quickly become a Windsor favourite. Confirmed 2016 dates are currently scheduled for July 13 and August 17. Guests leave the Festival Plaza dock at 9:00a.m. and enjoy a leisurely three-hour commentated cruise to beautiful downtown Amherstburg. Guests then dock in Kings Navy Yard at noon, where they can disembark and enjoy lunch at a local eatery or enjoy the exclusive events the Town of Amherstburg is hosting that day. Following a three hour layover, the ship departs Kings Navy Yard at 3:00p.m. for a three hour cruise back to Windsor, included with separate commentary. This great day out for the entire family sells out every time so book your tickets before it is too late!

The Special Events schedule for 2016 is already underway. Our RiverBeats combine a three-hour cruise with live entertainment from the most popular local entertainers such as Canadian Elvis Tribute Champion Norm Ackland, Nashville country recording artist Crystal Gage, explosive acoustic duo Toast & Jam, hypnotist comedian Jimmy G and popular duo Randy & Sylvie among others! Trivia & Karaoke Cruises hosted by Mack Flash Entertainment are also available.

Enjoy this year’s fireworks from the best seat in the house! The Fireworks Cruise includes an up-scale catered menu, alternate boarding location to avoid the downtown gridlock and a memory that will last a lifetime.

Come have your Wedding on the Water. Available inclusive packages make planning your special day with Windsor River Cruises not only unique – but easy! Strategically created packages include all of the necessities you require with enough flexibility to make your dream wedding come true. The ship is also available for ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, stag and does and more!

Customized Charters presents the option to rent the boat and host your own private event. For one flat cost, you receive the boat and staff. Get creative! This is a great idea for fundraisers, employee appreciation and corporate events.

For more information, call (519) 258-0911. You can also email info@WindsorRiverCruises.com

or visit http://www.WindsorRiverCruises.com

Tilbury Auto Sales and RV Yamaha – BOOTH 501

For two decades, Tilbury Auto Sales and RV Yamaha has been an industry leader, providing a variety of selection and customer service excellence unmatched in the region. Here, customers will find the best and highest quality used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs; as the authorized RV dealer for name brand RVs, Tilbury Auto Sales is also the go-to destination for those looking for motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels and toy haulers, not to mention cargo trailers, utility trailers and motorcycle trailers.

As an authorized Yamaha dealership, Tilbury Auto Sales and RV Yamaha also carries a fantastic selection of new and used power sport vehicles, including personal watercrafts, boats, dirt bikes, motorcycles, snowmobiles and ATVs. For customers in Windsor-Essex, including Leamington and Belle River, as well as Chatham-Kent, there’s nothing Tilbury Auto Sales and RV can’t provide.

As an authorized dealer for Heartland, Fleetwood, Livin Lite, Shasta, Forest River, ARV and Gulf Stream, Tilbury Auto Sales and RV also carries quality new and used travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers, hard top tent trailers and motorhomes. Tilbury Auto Sales and RV has long been revered as one of the province’s premier RV dealerships, and that’s thanks to the exceptional sales staff who know their products better than anyone in the industry. An exciting new addition to the Tilbury Auto Sales and RV product is Avalon, a line of pontoon boats that boast exciting features like slides, diving boards, wet bars and loungers.

And it doesn’t stop at sales for Tilbury Auto Sales and RV – they’re also a regional leader in service. All vehicles purchased on-site can also be serviced there, thanks to the skill of full certified professional auto, RV and Yamaha mechanics and support staff. The staff has long maintained that maintaining your RV fifth wheel, travel trailer and motorhome is the key to the longevity of your vehicle. At this state-of-the-art RV repair facility, the staff’s commitment is to you, the customer, providing integral repair services like RV suspension and axles, propane, electrical and water systems, solar power systems, hitches and wiring, winterization and annual safety inspections and custom renovations.

So now you’ve found your dream vehicle. There may be nothing more disheartening than finding out you may not be able to pay for it. The good news is that for those in need of financing – whether you have good or blemished credit – Tilbury Auto Sales and RV Yamaha can offer a finance plan, even those who require some credit cleanup. With a professional financing department that can help you navigate your way through hassle-free car, RV and powersport financing options, Tilbury Auto Sales and RV are well known as used auto financing specialists who can get you approved quickly for a vehicle loan. They offer low, fixed auto rates, quick application turnaround times and provide you with expert finance specialists who can answer any and all questions you might have about the financing process. With a 99% approval rate, your loan application will be without hassle or obligation.

See Tilbury Auto Sales and RV Yahama at the show, and visit them at Hwy #2 and Hwy 401 in Tilbury.

Howell’s Marine – BOOTH 623

Brothers Bob and Chuck Howell, with a near total of 80 years of experience in the marine industry, opened Howell’s Marine in 2010. The Chatham-based business was born out of a love of boating, with Chuck describing it as a “service-driven company.”

“A lot of marine dealers are focused on sales,” says Chuck. “We are mainly about conversation and comfort and ensuring that the client who comes in looking for something knows more about it when he walks out than when he did when he walked in. We have a real passion for this industry, and we always want to share that with everybody who visits us.”

With more experience in Mercury Marine equipment than anyone else in Southwestern Ontario, Howell’s also carries Yamaha, Southbay Pontoons, Polar Kraft and Stratos Boats, as well as Canadian-owned Legend Boats. “These are brands we believe in, and we brands we know well,” says Chuck. “When we’re talking to the consumer, we don’t oversell or falsify information, because we’re not just selling it – we’re the ones who also work on it.

“We’re also non-commissioned, so we have no interest in pushing things for the sake of it. We want you to love what you walk out with.”

Chuck says he and Bob have been boating ever since he can remember; their grandfather owned a cottage, and their family has taken advantage of this bountiful, beautiful area for several generations.

“We’ve got such a great environment around us,” says Chuck. “(With boating) comes peace of mind and relaxation. You can adopt the sport of fishing, you can do water skiing, take the family out and enjoy each other’s company. There’s a reason that once upon a time, this area was the capital of boating.

“There’s nothing like boating, and there’s nothing like this area.”

Chuck says that it’s this love of boating that makes customers feel at home and at peace at Howell’s Marine. So many customers, he says, have been given false information when they’ve purchased privately or through dealers who have had less knowledge and experience. “Sometimes people don’t get what they expected, and all of a sudden they end up with a real problem – and the family wants to get rid of the boat and has a bad taste in their mouth about boating. That’s hard to repair.

“So when you buy from a reputable dealer like us, who know the equipment and the technology and the tricks and tips and tools, you can turn around that information. It’s not just about the sale. It’s about really getting people to love the experience.”

Pools by Angelo – BOOTH 152

By Karen Paton-Evans

A pool is intended to provide pleasure for many summers to come. To ensure it will last, it is important to choose an experienced, reputable and well-established pool company. Pools by Angelo backs its workmanship and products with the owner’s 35-plus years of building expertise.

Angelo Mariani dipped his toes in the industry as a student, helping his father build pools during summer vacation. He went on to found Pools by Angelo, located at 2950 Jefferson Blvd., Windsor. He, his children and valued staff design, build and maintain pools all over Windsor-Essex County.

“The world of pools has evolved to a more aesthetic and maintenance-friendly realm,” observes Cristina Mariani, manager of operations. “Our salt water pool construction allows homeowners to enjoy crystal clear water with minimal effort.”

To add longevity to the pool’s structure, new powder and e-coating on in-ground pool walls is available on most Pools by Angelo installations. “The walls are still galvanized steel at their core and powder- and e-coated, much like a car,” Mariani says.

Pools by Angelo may be the first company in Canada to offer the superior coating service, Mariani believes. “It’s one more thing that sets us apart from other companies.”

Having built hundreds of pools locally, “we are very knowledgeable about the soils in the greater Windsor area. We know before we break ground what obstacles we may be facing,” says Mariani.

Offering an impressive selection in pools, energy-efficient hot tubs, retractable pool enclosures and other products for residences and commercial venues, Pools by Angelo looks after its clients. Pool opening and closing, weekly maintenance packages, onsite technical service and more are available.

Free, fast water testing is done at Pools by Angelo’s storefront.

Mariani says, “As a family, we work with your family to design your backyard paradise and take care of you and your investment.”

Pools by Angelo is at the 34th Annual Windsor Home & Garden Show and Windsor Boat, RV and Recreation Show on Apr. 1 to 3.

Imperial Homes – BOOTH 560

By Karen Paton-Evans

Just when spring flowers are pushing through the earth to beautify local neighbourhoods, Imperial Homes is breaking ground on handsome townhomes in the Aspen Lake Family Living community on Aspenshore Drive, Windsor.

Two architects spent six months designing the townhomes. “We listened to local people and took their top wish list items to create something different for Windsor,” says Andrew Smith, a broker with Deerbrook Realty Inc. Brokerage who is now pre-selling the Aspen Lake townhomes.

The homes appeal to busy singles and couples who want to enjoy low maintenance home life. When traveling for business or pleasure, they can lock their doors and go, knowing the townhome association will take care of grass cutting, snow removal and general outdoor maintenance.

Empty nesters seeking to downsize without forfeiting style appreciate the quality finishes and workmanship. With everything conveniently on the main floor, they can age in place. People with mobility issues can have their townhome built with ramps, wider doors, wheelchair accessible sinks and other considerations. Proximity to walking trails, Aspen Lake, WFCU Centre and shopping encourage residents to be active.

The affordable townhomes’ base price includes many desirable features. New owners customize their rooms, choosing from Imperial Homes’ selection of flooring, kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, stone countertops, wall colours and more.

The exterior is clad in a striking grey-toned mix of stone, brick and stucco. Sheltering every front door is a tall, arched portico, graced with a dormer window above. Multiple peaked roofs, large windows and attractive garage doors enhance the townhomes’ charm. “The exteriors are more interesting than most townhouses you will find,” Smith believes.

Single level ranches are built as semi-duplexes with units of 1,536 square feet and three-plexes and four-plexes with units of 1,200 and 1,400 square feet. Each has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. In all, there will be 88 units. The model townhome will be ready to tour in approximately four months. The first new owners may tentatively move in late August.

In the modern, open concept great room, the natural gas fireplace adds warm ambiance. The kitchen and its island are oversized. All-wood cabinetry extends to the ceiling and is topped with crown molding. Owners have the choice of quartz or granite countertops and tile or hardwood flooring.

The main bathroom features a single vanity with a granite countertop and a combined acrylic tub and shower. The master ensuite bathroom is a wonderful retreat, with a spacious tiled shower enclosed with glass doors and a granite topped double vanity. Ample storage is found in the master bedroom’s walk-in closet.

The laundry room is on the main floor. The basement is unfinished; Imperial Homes has package pricing to complete the space.

Landscaping includes the sod, driveway, walkway to the front door and sprinklers. A free patio is offered as a pre-sale bonus.

For additional information, please contact Andrew Smith at 519-564-2639, visit http://www.imperialhomes.build or see Imperial Homes at the 34th Annual Windsor Home & Garden Show and Windsor Boat, RV and Recreation Show on Apr. 1 to 3.

The Bedroom Depot store on Walker Road in Windsor (TYLER BROWNBRIDGE / The Windsor Star)

The Bedroom Depot – BOOTH 126

“We’re Great in Beds!!”

By Karen Paton-Evans

Bedroom Depot’s cheeky slogan is no idle boast. When you sleep, nap or do whatever else you do in bed, Bedroom the store is dedicated to ensuring you feel terrific.

Proving the Bedroom Depot really is great in beds, owner Sean Dube stocks the latest trends from Serta, Simmons, Springwall, Ashley. Leggett and Platt and other leading mattress manufacturers. Bed engineering has advanced hugely since he opened Bedroom Depot in Windsor in 2000. “The most exciting news is in memory foam and latex mattresses, including toppers and pillows,” Dube says.

For instance, a memory foam mattress softens in reaction to body heat, allowing it to mold to a warm body to relieve pressure points on your body.

Latex has a distinctly different feel from all other mattress surfaces. It is highly elastic, giving and yielding, while at the same time being very resilient and supportive. It pushes up, creating a buoyant effect, and distributes weight load sideways, rather than down, eliminating pressure points.

Futons, day beds, bunk beds, hospital beds – Bedroom Depot has them all. Sixty different mattresses and 30 bedroom suites are on display. By the piece or the entire suite, Bedroom Depot carries furnishings to complement every design style. Artisan Home Furniture, Ashley Furniture, Bassett Furniture, Ideal Furniture and other leading brands are in store.

After you’ve made your choice, Bedroom Depot’s respectful delivery team will bring and install your purchase anywhere in Essex County.

For a peek at the large selection, check out Bedroom Depot at http://www.bedroomdepot.ca, on Facebook or at the 34th Annual Windsor Home & Garden Show and Windsor Boat, RV and Recreation Show on Apr. 1 to 3. BOOTH 126

Seacliff Heights – BOOTH 209

By Karen Paton-Evans

Luxury doesn’t cost extra at the newly built Seacliff Heights rental apartments near Lake Erie. Catering to adults seeking a worry-free life, the beautiful, all-inclusive, condo-style units provide high-end amenities, comfort, and security at affordable rates.

Located at 40 Seacliff Drive East in Leamington, Seacliff Heights is the culmination of many months of thorough research into the kind of home sought by busy professionals, empty nesters, retirees, snowbirds, and world travelers. The builder, Piroli Group Developments, toured several high-end resorts and adult communities in order to determine the leading trends for floor plan layouts, finishes, fixtures, and amenities.

The result is a variety of stylish apartments created for people who are ready for a change in their lives, freed from the burden of home maintenance. “They want to throw away their snow shovels and lawnmowers. They just want to lock their doors and go whenever they choose,” says Rob Piroli, the founder and CEO of Piroli Group Developments. By renting all-inclusive luxury apartments that are also affordable, tenants have more time and freedom to pursue their passions.

The one and two bedroom units have spacious, open concept layouts. Large windows admit plenty of sunlight to add a natural glow to the trendy wide plank vinyl hardwood flooring and plush carpeting. The intelligent, functional kitchen is fitted with handsome cabinetry and granite countertops. Each unit includes a high-efficiency fridge, stove, dishwasher, and microwave. The bathroom features a glass-enclosed shower, a stylish vanity with a polished granite countertop, and a large statement mirror. An in-suite laundry room is equipped with a side-by-side washer and dryer. High-end fixtures throughout provide task and ambient lighting. Ample storage spaces help keep everything organized.

Making the most of Seacliff Heights’ proximity to nearby Lake Erie, each unit has an oversized balcony so residents can relax and enjoy the breeze off the water.

Tenants can step beyond their own doors to participate in the active, social lifestyle supported by Seacliff Height. The common room with a full kitchen, lounge area, and billiards table is ideal for hosting large gatherings and will be used for social events for the residents. The exercise facility features a variety of cardio machines and free-weights.

Seacliff Heights’ private courtyard was designed for exercise, conversation, and unwinding. During warm weather months, cabanas and lounge chairs will be arranged around the in-ground, heated outdoor salt water pool for the comfort of residents and their guests. An outdoor fireplace, three gas barbecues, and a seating area encourage cooking and dining al fresco.

Such considerate additions will enable residents to make the most time spent at home. “Our tenants are so enthusiastic about Seacliff Heights that they are recommending it to their friends. We have seen a few friends reserve units side-by-side in the building!” Piroli notes.

Residents will start moving into the modern, clean-lined building on June 1, and there are still apartments available for rent.

For adults transitioning to their next stage of life, Seacliff Heights can be their forever community. It’s the first phase in a luxury rental apartment and retirement complex in friendly, active Leamington. When tenants move into the newly completed apartment building this spring, Piroli Group Developments will already be at work constructing a 120-bed retirement home next door.

By enabling tenants to age in place, Piroli Group Developments gives them enhanced living options and the control to decide what is best for themselves – whether that is in an assisted living unit in the retirement home or a rental apartment at Seacliff Heights.

Envisioning the possibilities of life at Seacliff Heights is simple. Interested parties are invited to tour the model suite and experience the look and feel of the space in person. A tour can be arranged by calling 1-844-747-0542.

Additional details and a virtual tour are available at http://www.seacliffheights.ca

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