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  1. Wine Cocktails

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    You enjoy wine. You enjoy cocktails. Combine them and celebrate the pleasures of summer. Simple to make, a delight to serve, these refreshing, thirst-quenching wine cocktails are sure to delight.

    Wine cocktails serve a dual purpose by stretching your wine budget and adding a touch of flair to entertaining. An inventive way to experience the flavour and aromas of wine. Elevate wine cocktails to a level of sophistication by adding a simple garnish-a sprig of rosemary, citrus, apple or pear slice, seasonal fruit and/or a rimmed glass.

    The following simple, basic recipes may be created with wine and kitchen staples. A commonly used component of cocktail recipe is simple syrup. As promised, easy and quick to prepare, made from only two ingredients, both kitchen staples. Heat equal parts sugar and water at medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let cool. Seal tightly in a glass jar and refrigerate for up to a month.

    Kalimotxo

    Simple delightful Kalimotxo (pronounced cal-ee-MO-cho) comes from the Basque-country of Northern Spain where it is locally known as Rioja Libre or Jote. This sangria-esque beverage was created to make lesser quality red wine palatable.

    • 2 cups (500 ml) inexpensive red wine (Rioja or Cabernet Sauvignon)
    • 2 cups (500 ml) chilled Coca-Cola
    • Ice
    • Fill cocktail glass with ice. Add equal parts red wine and cola: Stir. Garnish with lemon. Serve.

    Rosé Negroni Sbagliato

    A classic Italian cocktail with a twist, Rose Negroni Sbagliato requires only three ingredients to create this delightful fruity, floral, and herbal cocktail.

    • Campari 2 tbsp (30 ml)
    • Sweet Vermouth or Lillet rose 2 tbsp (30 ml)
    • Chilled dry sparkling rosé wine 2 tbsp (30 ml)

    Pour Campari and Lillet into lowball cocktail glass filled with ice. Top with chilled sparkling wine. Stir gently. Serve. Add colour with a Garnish of lemon or orange peel. If you prefer a bitter cocktail use more Campari than sweet vermouth, should you prefer sweeter, use more sweet vermouth.


    Frosé

    Popular rosé wine morphed into adult slush.

    • 4 tablespoons (60 ml) simple sugar
    • 2 ½ ounces (75 ml) fresh lemon juice
    • 1 750 ml bottle of dry rosé wine (preferable dark-coloured and boldly flavoured)

    Pour rosé into a 13×9 inch pan or large zip-lock freezer bag. Freeze for a minimum of six hours or until firm (it will not completely freeze due to alcohol content).

    Place the frozen rose into a large plastic container, add lemon juice, up to 4 tablespoons (60 ml), to taste, simple syrup. Return to the freezer until ready to serve. Garnish with a strawberry.


    Watermelon Rosé Paloma

    Tajin, a condiment company in Mexico, makes a blend of chili pepper, lime, and salt. Purchase this or make your own chili lime salt with ¼ cup (60 ml) flaky sea salt, 1 teaspoon (5 ml) chili powder, pinch of granulated sugar and lime zest. A delicious combination of spicy, salty, sweet.

    • 2 cups (500 ml) watermelon – blend in blender and strain (refrigerate up to 5 days). Cool. No watermelon? No worries, substitute fresh ruby grapefruit juice.
    • 1 ½ ounces (45 ml) silver tequila
    • 1 tsp (5 ml) fresh squeezed Lime juice (1/2 of a lime)
    • 4 ounces (120 ml) sparkling or still chilled dry rosé wine
    • ¼ cup (60 ml) chilled sparkling water

    Individual serving: rim a cocktail glass with chili lime salt, add ¼ cup (60 ml) watermelon juice, tequila, lime juice, and rosé. Stir gently, add ice and a splash of sparkling water. Garnish with watermelon and /or thyme.


    Grapefruit Wine

    Refreshing mix of tangy grapefruit and dry rose

    • 1/3 cup (80 ml) granulated sugar and 1/3 cup (80 ml) water or substitute pre-made simple syrup
    • Boil sugar and water, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let cool.
    • 1 750 ml bottle dry rose
    • 1 ½ cup (375 ml) grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed is best
    • Ice
    • Grapefruit for garnish

    Combine chilled rose and grapefruit juice. Add sugar/water mix or pre-made simple syrup. Fill glass with ice, pour in juice wine mix, garnish with grapefruit.


    Wine Spritzer

    Classic and refreshing. Chose the flavours you wish through your wine selection. Desire a hint of sweetness? Purchase Torrontes, Moscato or off-dry rose and use sweet fruit for garnish. Prefer dry? Sauvignon Blanc or Chenin Blanc with a tangy citrus garnish.

    • 4 oz (120 ml) chilled wine
    • 2 oz (60 ml) club soda
    • Chilled glass with ice
    • Pour wine and club soda over ice, garnish with fruit and serve.

    Hibiscus Cocktail

    Want to make an impression? Serve this gorgeous cocktail at a reception or wedding shower.

    • Hibiscus flowers in syrup (available from specialty grocers)
    • 1 750 ml bottle well chilled Prosecco Superior DOCG

    Place a whole hibiscus flower in the base of clear cocktail glass. Fill with chilled prosecco. Spoon 2 tsp (10 ml)  hibiscus syrup down the side of the glass. Serve.

     

    Kate Wagner Zeke, Sommelier(ISG)

    Certified Specialist of Wine, Certified Wine Educator(SWE)

    wineadviser@wcgwave.ca

  2. 5 Kitchen Trends

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    Kitchens have come a long way in design and functionality.  They will always be at the top of the list for most popular renovation projects, and it’s no wonder, kitchen innovation is one of the fastest growing areas of the home.  Here are a few innovative ways to change up your kitchen in 2022.

    Large Windows

    Having a large window in your kitchen will create a spacious and fresh feel by enhancing the natural light and brightening the space. 

    Minimize Upper Cabinets

    Invest in a large walk-in pantry to accommodate a variety of kitchen appliances and dishware. This will minimize the number of upper cabinets you require, contributing to a more streamlined appearance and flow.

    Pantry Plug-In

    Add a dedicated area in your pantry for small appliances that can be plugged in.  Moving items such as your coffee maker or toaster will contribute to minimal counter clutter and enhance your workspace.  Make sure to work with a certified electrician when considering this addition, as there are special code requirements for electrical outlets in enclosed spaces.   

    Dish Drawer

    Look to incorporate lower drawers for your dishes, as they are more versatile.  Using a Peg Organizer can prevent dishes from moving around and keep them organized. 

    Hanging Shelf

    Integrate a hanging shelf over your island for everyday dishware.  They will always be available and minimize cupboard space, keeping an open feel to your kitchen. 

    A kitchen is often the heart of your home, so consider these unique design ideas to make your space as versatile as possible!

  3. A Stone Above the Rest

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    Your landscape not only gives your home curb appeal, but it can also be designed to give you an outdoor living space for you and your family. 

    In recent years, people realize that their outdoor space is very valuable and functional. More time is being spent outdoors in their yards, and people are making the most of their space. No longer are backyards just grass and trees, they now include stone patios, built-in outdoor kitchens and fireplaces, along with pergolas and outdoor areas separated by stone retaining walls. Outdoor kitchens now have the options to include a mini fridge, sink and side burners. A task like this may seem overwhelming, so talk to the professionals at Alternative Landscaping Ltd. to help get you started on your vision. 

    To create the ideal outdoor living space for your family, you have to work with your landscape. The size, slope and shape of your yard will help dictate what your options are. This is where the professionals will be able to give you the best advice from their years of knowledge, experience and up to date software.  You can receive 3D images of your yard before a stone is even turned, giving you the confidence in your project. 

    There are many styles of stone when it comes to outdoor projects that can really change the look. The Belvedere stone by Barkman is a popular stone to give you that aged, more natural look. This stone can be used for pillars, firepits and retaining walls. For a more modern look with clean lines, the Zenwall by Belgard is a great option for a retaining wall. Both are available at Alternative Landscaping, along side a large selection of stone for any outdoor project. 

    While focussing on the function and structure of your outdoor living space, don’t forget about the softscape. This includes all living elements of your space and can really tie everything together.  Shrubs and perennials help soften up your space and add some colour, while trees can help create more zones, as well as privacy. These elements are not to be overlooked when building a cohesive outdoor living space. -DYH

  4. Emjay Homes

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    When you think of a Ready to Move (RTM) builder, you most likely think of a home built on their work site, and then their job is done. That is not always the case. James and Michelle at Emjay Homes will work with their clients up to any stage of the project. You could consider their current build, the complete package!

    At 1450 square feet, this spacious, open concept bungalow has features that are to be desired. The main living area showcases hickory beams and 9-foot ceilings throughout. Continuing with the colour tone, the kitchen is finished in custom hickory cabinetry, with a stained coloured island. No detail was overlooked in this kitchen and would please any cook!

    This home stands out in a rich black siding from Canexel and a beautiful Fusion Stone veneer chimney accent in Raven. Large windows provide the owners with plenty of natural light for the perfect front and back views of the property. The owners will enjoy those views, while relaxing in front of their gas fireplace in the family room. The home consists of 3 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, perfect for any family. 

    This custom RTM home was built on the Emjay Homes job site, in Austin, Manitoba. By doing so, they were able to keep quality high and extra travel expenses down. Once the structure was complete, it was moved by CNC Building Movers to the owner’s property. Awaiting here, Emjay Homes has constructed the foundation with a crawl space, that the home will be moved onto. It will have a two-car attached garage once the home has been moved onto the foundation. Emjay Homes is currently working with trades to connect the home to water, sewer, gas and electrical.

    When having an RTM home built by Emjay Homes, you can work with them to construct your home to your specifications or have them take care of the entire project for you. RTM homes can come with all the luxuries of a home built on site, and with over 18 years experience in building RTMs, it might be time to give James and Michelle a call today.

    At Emjay Homes, they pride themselves on high quality construction, excellence in service and value-added affordability, and it shows!

  5. Decked Out for Summer

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    When it comes to building a deck, there are many options to consider.  Composited decking, vinyl decking, western red cedar, and treated wood to name a few. Weighing the benefits of each style, as well as your budget, can help you decide which deck material is right for you.

    Available at Windsor Plywood, Moisture Shield composite decking is a low maintenance, high performance, long-lasting decking option.  They have 12 colour options, sure to match your exterior, from solid one-tone to two-tone colours ranging from grey to brown. Moisture Shield resists rotting, swelling and splitting unlike other composite options on the market. It is mold and mildew resistant, which makes it great in humid or wet locations, and can even be submerged in water. Composite decking can last 25-30 years with warranty varying in length. For those with sensitive feet, Moisture Shield offers Cool Dek, a line that is cooler on paws and feet, compared to other composite decking on the market. Check out the in-store display at Windsor Plywood, and compare the difference between regular composite and Cool Dek.

    Western Red Cedar has always been known for beautiful decks that are made to last. Cedar decking is rot resistant and will not warp in high humilities. This deck choice is a great alternative for docks on the water. Cedar requires less maintenance compared to other wood on the market and will naturally age to shades of grey, so staining is not required. 

    Global Dec-k-ing offers a vinyl product perfect for decks, balconies, walkways, flat roofs, and a great option for boat floors. It is a PVC membrane, glued to a surface to create a 100% waterproof finish.  This product comes in a variety of colour and pattern options.  Global Dec-k-ing is maintenance free, ensures durability in any climate, and is backed up by a 20-year warranty.

    Treated Wood is a more traditional style deck with a natural look.  They are very durable, can stand wear and tear from the elements, and with proper maintenance can last 10-20 years.  You have many stain options that can enhance the look of your deck, creating more time and maintenance, but saving you more money upfront. 

    To finish your deck, be sure to check out the railing systems at Windsor Plywood.  Pro-Built railing is constructed from aluminum alloy and has a high-quality exterior metal coating.  It is corrosion-resistant, which means no rusting, no spotting, or need for repainting.  Pro-Built aluminum rails are a low maintenance system that offers you a variety of styles, including narrow and wide pickets, glass inserts, and a wind wall.  You will find white and black in stock at Windsor Plywood in Brandon, with many other colour options available.

    Be sure to stop by Windsor Plywood on 18th Street North in Brandon to check out their deck options.  With experienced staff to quote your deck project and help with which deck option is best for your environment. They carry a wide range of selection, sure to help you complete your summer decking project this year.  -DYH

  6. In The Market for a New Home?

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    Have you decided to take the plunge into home ownership, or have you outgrown your current home?  There are many options available for you, and a professional real estate agent can help walk you through them. 

    The price for a home in Brandon has been growing, on average $10,000 a year for the past several years according to Brandon Real Estate Board. The average price topped out at $303,431 in 2021.  If that growing number scares you, just remember, there are always plenty of homes available in a variety of price brackets in many communities. Not only did the average cost of a home rise in 2021, but the number of units sold was up 13.5% from previous year. No matter if you were looking at a house or vacant property in 2021, it was definitely a seller’s market. 

    When getting ready to sell your home, a professional real estate agent will help give you a fair evaluation of your home, negotiate on your behalf and complete the necessary paperwork.  A realtor brings experience and knowledge in order to price your home in this competitive marketplace to help maximize your potential profits. They will explain any conditions within an offer and help you make a decision on how to proceed or not proceed.  Using a realtor can help alleviate many stresses of the transaction like negotiating and paperwork, in order to make the transaction as stress-free as possible.   

    When it’s time to look for a new home, you have some options to consider; buy an already built home or build a custom home. Did you know that a real estate agent can help you, not only view and purchase a house on the market, but they can also show you vacant properties for sale and connect you with a builder. Discussing with your agent what you want in a home or location can help them show you what would work best for you and your family. 

    Buying an established home has many benefits. You will be able to visualize yourself in the property, having an established yard can save you years of work and you can obtain a shorter possession date.  But, if you can’t seem to find what really works for you or your family, building is a great option. You can design the ideal floor plan, literally from the ground up. Working with a builder to create a floor plan for your family, can give you a home you will enjoy for years to come. 

    Brian Baker at Royal LePage/Martin-Liberty in Brandon is very knowledgeable in both selling homes and property. He not only has houses for sale across Westman in a variety of price ranges, but he has a wide array of vacant properties as well.  From acreages to in town lots, there will sure be one to suit your needs. You may be surprised to learn that empty lots are not only available in new developments, but can be found in established neighbourhoods throughout the city. 

    Talking to professionals like Brian Baker at Royal LePage/Martin-Liberty can help put you in the right direction for your new home. -DYH

  7. Use Your Imagination

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    Coming off of a whirlwind year in 2021, Budget Blinds was pedal to the metal in January 2022.

    They have been so grateful to continue to serve Manitobans and continuously grow their business with customers wanting to update their spaces, renovating, and ‘working from home’ challenges. Sue and Gord Swarbrick, and the local team at Budget Blinds had no shortage of consultations with clients and that is still true today. Add in, them renovating their showroom located at 381 Park Avenue East in Brandon, and you would wonder how they have time to sleep! 

    As with anything, you are bound to run into a few hiccups from time to time and that is what happened with the recent changes to the blind industry by the Corded Window Covering Regulations (CWCR). Created last year, but going into effect May 1, 2022, new regulations will omit any window covering with a cord that is exposed. This not only includes pull cords that are secured, but it also comprises of cords on the backside or between slats of blinds. Some of the most popular selections in the market will be affected, as vendors create modifications to existing products that will need to pass the CWCR testing for child safety. 

    Over the course of recent months, Sue and Gord have been working tirelessly on renovating their showroom. The restructure that the blind industry will see has been felt here as well. While working on bringing in new products to showcase for clients, they have been hitting a few walls due to the elimination of product lines affected. But don’t fret, there are still plenty of options to choose from! 

    The show stopper in their space is a large floating island used to store their samples. It features a Stone Coat resin countertop created by Gord and is the perfect place to get inspired. Their “blind wall” is always a favourite, as it showcases a large variety of options from pull-down to motorized blinds. Sue is currently working on fabricating their drapery wall, which will see completion in the coming months. A wonderful new addition to the showroom is their pillow wall! 

    Pillow Talk by Budget Blinds will feature hundreds of pillow covering options, currently in the most common 18” and 20” size. The wall will consist of 40 sets of pillows that will be in stock and available to take home that day.  You can choose to purchase them with a polyester form fill or without, which will work perfectly with the pillow subscription they are currently developing. This gives customers the benefit of choosing pillow coverings they can change throughout the year with season or trend. All pillow coverings are made in Manitoba by Deasil Custom Sewing. More future plans will include the option of adding embellishments to your pillow or using a luxurious down filling. You will be able to browse from hundreds of fabric samples in order to create your perfect custom pillow. 

    Sue is excited to announce that ‘The Warehouse Workshop’ is open and running events, held by local artisans. The workshops consist of mosaics, painting, resin, and more.  This creative space is available to be used for fundraisers or by groups; you can find them on Instagram @ware.houseworkshop and FB at The Warehouse Workshop for upcoming events.  -DYH

  8. Year of the Garden

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    2022 has been proclaimed Year of the Garden. You will find communities, retailers, and garden centres from coast to coast participating in activities promoting gardening and educating those willing to get their hands a little dirty. 

    Many gardeners have moved to container gardening in the recent years.  It’s perfect if you have a unique or minimal space, and an all-inclusive way to garden for those with disabilities or movement restrictions. A great product I found at Alternative Choice Garden Centre located at 34th and Patricia Ave in Brandon, was the VegTrug. The VegTrug is a durable raised garden bed offered in a variety of sizes and designs. It is sourced from sustainable plantation grown fir and comes with fitted membrane liners; ideal for growing a variety of herbs and vegetables like lettuce, onions, carrots, peppers and strawberries.

    While tomatoes may overtake your raised garden, you can look at dwarf varieties such as the Micro Tom Tomato which only grows 12-18” high.  A pepper variety to try would be the Cosmo Edible Potted Pepper.  It grows 8-10” high and produces red to purple hot peppers.  For vining vegetables, you may want to try growing them up a trellis, while staying away from heavier produce like squash.  You can also include flowers like marigolds, which help keep pests away, at the same time attracting bees and other important pollinators.   

    Keep in mind you should have the proper soil mix when putting together your container or raised bed garden. Top soil is heavy and not ideal for growing. Ask one of the many experts at Alternative Choice Garden Centre for their recommendations on which soil mix to use for your garden. While there, pick up your seeds or starter plants when it is time to plant your garden. 


    What to watch out for!

    New this Spring, look for the Hummingbird Falls Salvia. Perfect for hanging baskets or container gardens, this cascading blue flower is a natural feeder for hummingbirds. Ditch your traditional hummingbird feeder for this beautiful feature plant in your yard. 

    The Supertunia Vista Jazzberry is a hybrid of the petunia. If you want a bold, colourful plant in your container, this is it!  It is a continuous bloomer, as well as heat and drought tolerant. 

  9. Predictive Watering

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    With over 40 years of service in the Westman area, D & B Sprinklers is the one to call for all your irrigation needs.  They provide system installation and service for residential, commercial, sports fields and golf courses.  Their impeccable customer service is what puts them as a leader in their industry, right along side offering up to date, high quality systems. 

    The most innovative product on the market for your irrigation needs is Hydrawise.  It is an industry leading irrigation system with WIFI control.  The benefits of Hydrawise are that it automatically adjusts watering based on highly accurate, internet-sourced local weather data. Based on the local forecast and past history, this system can save you up to 50% of water consumption a year by accurately watering your lawn.    Your system will adjust based on the local forecast, rain probability, wind and humidity to supply your lawn with the precise amount of water.   

    Hydrawise has created an easy-to-use app that gives you the ability to monitor your irrigation system from anywhere in the world.  If you have a smart home set up and want to go hands free, you can add it to your smart home device and operate your system with voice control. 

    If Hydrawise detects an issue with your system, it will notify you with an alert.  Feel at ease knowing that if you have a broken pipe or faulty wire, your system will notify you before it becomes a problem. 

    Technology is expanding every day, why not use it to your advantage and have a system that benefits you.   

  10. Elite Sunrooms

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    Many of us love summer and all Mother Nature has to offer, but when the elements and bugs ruin your precious summer days and nights, wouldn’t it be nice to be sitting in the “outdoors” and still be sheltered from the elements? Or would you rather have some additional space to entertain in or a guest room? A Sunspace sunroom by Elite can give you all of that and more. 

    Elite Sunrooms is owned and operated by Keith Bourgeois, a Red Seal carpenter for 35 years, boasting over 20 years in the sunroom industry. Aiming to provide their customers with a superior product, Elite has chosen Sunspace, a Canadian owned manufacturer. Their rooms never fail to impress customers. From the durability to the aesthetics, you will not find a comparable product. The rooms are engineered for Canadian winters and are customized for each customer. With a wide range of colour options and style of rooms, your dream project can be a reality. Consultation and estimates are free and there are never any hidden costs. 

    Don’t know where to start? Keith has worked on hundreds of projects and can advise you on everything from location of the sunroom to the decor. Elite will take care of everything from obtaining the building permits to hanging the blinds. All you have to do is share your vision for the project and they do the rest. 

    Their team is professional every step of the way and the workmanship and attention to detail is reflected in every room they build. Most projects are completed in a week or less, so you will be able to start enjoying it right away.

    Whether you are interested in extending the space in your home or cottage, or looking for a comfortable way to beat the heat, the rain, or the bugs…. Elite Sunrooms will show you how a sunroom can enhance your life today.

  11. Room for Change – Refreshed + Refurbished

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    Painting isn’t new to Kailan Dreolini of Refreshed + Refurbished.  “Growing up, I enjoyed painting my room with my mom, sometimes every year even,” Kailan tells me.  “I’ve been painting projects for clients for around 4 years now, but my experience goes well beyond that.”

    Kailan is often called upon to re-paint interiors for customers.  She loves the whole design process, doing a walk-thru with the home owners, choosing colours and transforming a space.  But she has really found her niche in refinishing cabinetry.  A job, not to be taken lightly due to the prep work and process it takes to create a beautiful finish, she is always up to the challenge.  According to Kailan, refinished kitchen cabinetry is her favourite project to work on.  It’s a big job, taking up to 2 weeks to complete, but the impact it makes in a home is priceless. 

    Though white is a timeless and the most requested colour when refinishing kitchen cabinetry, Kailan is seeing a trend in two-toned kitchens that is not leaving anytime soon.  This is when clients request a different colour for their upper or lower cabinets, or a different colour for their island.  It creates a unique statement in a kitchen and can really bring out the personality of the home owner. 

    The majority of Kailan’s inquiries are for cabinetry, but you can’t forget about interior walls.  She loves the transformation a new colour can make in someone’s home.  Either a fresh touch up or whole a new look, she can walk her client through colour options and give recommendations if needed.  Her main focus is residential, but will not shy away from smaller commercial jobs. She also fields many calls from property managers and landlords looking for touch ups and minor wall repair. 

    With an entrepreneurial spirit, Kailan Dreolini of Refreshed + Refurbished has created a name for herself.  Her experience, design and passion are really coming through in her projects and creating a lasting impression with her clients.

  12. Welcome Back! – Letter from the Editor

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    It’s been two, might I add long, years in the making, but the Brandon Home & Leisure Show will be back at the Keystone Centre April 8th-10th, 2022. 

    With having to the cancel the 54th Annual Show in 2020, just 3 weeks before opening day, new tentative dates had been tossed around for the past two years, looking for the right time to come back.  Everyone is very excited for the opportunity to interact with the public at the show again and take them through what has come out in the past few years.  As we know, building and renovating has not slowed down, so vendors are pumped to get out there! 

    The show will look a little different this year, being set up in the Canada Room, Exhibition Hall and City Square of the Keystone Centre.  You will enter from the East Side at Entrance D where there is assessable parking and easy access from 18th Street.  Be sure to check out the Presentation Stage located in the Canada Room where local businesses will give demonstrations and talk about what to watch out for. 

    We are very excited for the Brandon Home & Leisure Show to open their doors on April 8th.  Looking forward to it and maybe we’ll see you there!

    Jaime-Lynn Dyck

    Editor

  13. R & M Homes – Building for the Future

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    Much like a home, when you outgrow your space, it’s time to find another one.  Mark Bailey and the R&M Homes team have been working tirelessly to design and create their new location that will open later this summer at 1810 14th Street East. 

    As business is growing, they found their current space located at Park Ave East, no longer a fit for administrative and operational needs.  The push for a new facility also presented the opportunity to incorporate a spacious showroom that will provide their clients with a hands-on experience as they make the selections that will flow together to create their new home.  The location will boast a large 1,600 square foot showroom, administrative and operational areas, and a state-of-the-art boardroom for project meetings. 

    “The spacious and bright showroom will be a welcoming space that will showcase all elements that go into building your dream project, presenting clients with top-quality materials and selections for their building project”, says Lois Ruston, General Manager of R&M Homes.  Promoting unique and fresh design ideas while showcasing an array of sample displays such as exterior selections, cabinetry, countertops, and finishes will lead clients through their build experience and simplify the process of making the many selections involved in creating their dream home.  “We can’t wait for our clients to come and experience our new hands-on space”, says Lois. 

    Creating a cohesive space will enable their team to work together in a creative and productive environment as they develop each project.  Using technology, they can incorporate past projects and current design trends to help clients imagine their project as a reality. 

    R&M Homes is pleased to welcome two tenants into their new, spacious facility.  BDN Lux Kitchen and Design offers kitchen and design services, providing quality cabinetry, countertops, and fresh design ideas that will enhance your space. The second tenant, MNK Mechanical Services, is a mechanical and plumbing contractor that services institutional, commercial and residential needs.  Both companies look forward to serving clients from a professional and spacious new facility, starting in the Summer of 2022

    As Brandon’s most trusted builder for more than a decade, R&M Homes offers a variety of vacant lots around Brandon, that are ready for you to start working on the home of your dreams.  From Brookwood in the south end of Brandon, to Outback in the north end, you are sure to find a neighbourhood that will be a perfect fit for your family. But don’t think you need to be building a new home to access their services, as R&M also works with clients on renovations and additions to their current home. Committed to building a beautiful space that your family can call home, R&M is working on creating their own new home for their staff and tenants to enjoy in the years ahead.