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A handy list of se­lected pro­fes­sion­als who can help you find, sell, buy, build, de­sign and ren­o­vate your dream home. Find hun­dreds more at the­coast.ca.

Build­ing + ren­o­va­tion ser­vices

CRESCO CON­STRUC­TION LIMITED

Twenty-five years of do­ing some­thing def­i­nitely makes you an ex­pert. Af­ter a quarter of a cen­tury in the busi­ness of build­ing, Cresco has been be­hind over 2,000 of Hal­i­fax’s res­i­den­tial projects—from vi­sion to fin­ished prod­uct. That’s one big ex­tended fam­ily. 7 Peruz Court, 902-832-6666, cresco.ca

HINDON CON­STRUC­TION

Hindon’s firm be­lief is that “the suc­cess of any project, large or

small, is di­rectly re­lated to the com­pe­tence and in­tegrity of the projects team mem­bers.” Call this team in for both res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial projects, from large scale (like his­toric restora­tion, ren­o­va­tions, de­sign, de­sign builds and pools) to decks, fences, paint­ing and dry­wall. 3366 Barss Cor­ner Road, Barss Cor­ner, 902-818-1601, hindon.ca

HOMES BY HIGH­GATE

Owner and project man­ager Gra­ham Sch­len­der—known for cre­at­ing beau­ti­ful, qual­ity homes and his eye for de­tail—has run High­gate for the past eight years, con­tin­u­ing to build new homes with a “dis­tinct per­son­al­ity” and high cal­i­bre con­struc­tion. 2 Blue­wa­ter Road, 902-830-6449, homes­by­high­gate.com

I LOVE REN­O­VA­TIONS

Born out of Chris Mc­mullin and Michael Til­ley’s pas­sion for cre­at­ing and build­ing, I love ren­o­va­tions does it all—bath­room, kitchen, base­ment and condo ren­o­va­tions, decks, tiles, re­pairs, paint­ing and de­sign. See page 17 for more. 902-488-5683, ilov­eren­o­va­tions.ca

RENOVATORS RE­SOURCE

In its north end trea­sure-trove, Renovators Re­source is the source for any­one ren­o­vat­ing old, or look­ing to add some­thing to a new build (and has been since 1994). The shop is filled with sal­vaged build­ing parts and fur­ni­ture, in­clud­ing claw­foot tubs, light­ing fix­tures, doors, ra­di­a­tors and lots of hard­ware. 2457 May­nard Street, 902-429-3889

De­sign + decor 31 WEST­GATE

Colin Blan­chard and Ken­neth Mcrob­bie have decades of com­bined ex­pe­ri­ence in in­te­rior de­sign con­sult­ing, fur­ni­ture and light­ing. Their place of­fers a con­sult­ing ser­vice as well as a va­ri­ety of ex­clu­sive light­ing de­sign op­tions, from brands lik­er­alph Lau­ren Light­ing, Bar­bara Barry and Thom Fili­cia. 2698 Agri­cola Street, 3902-457-3131

AT­TICA FUR­NISH­INGS

A mul­ti­ple award-win­ner in The Coast’s Best of Hal­i­fax sur­vey, At­tica’s aes­thetic is mod­ern but clas­sic, with plenty of clean lines and cool colours. Boast­ing four floors over beau­ti­ful things, their Bar­ring­ton Street lo­ca­tion goes way be­yond the liv­ing room: spruce up your kitchen, bath­room, bed­room or check out At­tica Kids with your wee ones for plenty of fun fur­ni­ture. 1566 Bar­ring­ton Street, 902-423-2557

HUE DE­SIGN STU­DIO

Michele Muir calls her­self a “paint nerd ex­traor­di­naire,” and it’s pretty ac­cu­rate. She’s the Dewey Colour cer­ti­fied owner of north end source for paint, wall­pa­per and DIY in­spi­ra­tion. Hue De­sign Stu­dio of­fers colour con­sul­ta­tion, in­te­rior dec­o­rat­ing and is a Far­row & Ball and Fat Paint re­tailler. 5558 Sul­li­van Street, 902-4534473, huedesign­stu­dio.ca

SHAY IN­TE­RI­ORS

Dec­o­ra­tor Shay In­gram aims to help her clients avoid un­nec­es­sary ren­o­va­tions fo­cussing on achiev­ing dra­matic re­sults with decor, fur­ni­ture, re­uphol­stery and colour. See page 38 for her ex­pert ad­vice on hang­ing art. dropin­dec­o­ra­tor.com

STAGED FOR UPSELL

An ex­pert in trans­form­ing spa­ces to re­flect the owner’s per­son­al­ity, and de­sign­ing homes that re­sult in quick sales, Joanna Lane started Staged for Upsell, an in­te­rior re­design, home and event stag­ing com­pany. See page 46. staged­forupsell.com

STYLE 52

A lo­cally owned source for mod­ern light­ing, fur­ni­ture and home ac­ces­sories of­fer­ing hand-blown glass fix­tures, de­signer area rugs, Ital­ian leather so­fas and chairs, mir­rors and out­door fur­nish­ings. 127 Chain Lake Drive, 902-450-1166, style52.com

WORK­SHOP & CO.

“Things get bet­ter with age” is the phi­los­o­phy be­hind Colin Blan­chard and Ken­neth Mcrob­bie new­est shop, set to open in May 2016. A home and life­style shop in a re­pur­posed auto shop, Work­shop & Co. will aim to cap­ture the essence of au­then­tic style, qual­ity and in­tegrity, of­fer­ing fur­nish­ings, house­hold goods and per­sonal ac­ces­sories that are au­then­tic, in­di­vid­ual and one of a kind. 2470 May­nard Street, 902-457-3131

Ef­fi­ciency THERMO HOMES

An en­ergy ser­vice firm that uses build­ing sci­ence to mea­sure and im­prove the per­for­mance of your build­ing. Thermo Homes’ pri­mary goal is to pro­vide cost ef­fec­tive so­lu­tions that in­crease your com­fort while re­duc­ing your bills. 6 Neva Mae Place, Suite 30, Kentville, 902-444-7664, ther­mo­homes.com

Fi­nances BANK OF MON­TREAL

The funny thing about buy­ing a home is that it costs money. The funny thing about money is that you don’t al­ways have it, and if you do, it’s hard know what to do with it. If you’re look­ing to call in the ex­perts BMO has you cov­ered with a team of Mort­gage Spe­cial­ists ready to cus­tom­ize a mort­gage to fit your needs. bmo.com

ELEANOR MACDOUGALL, THE MORT­GAGE GROUP AT­LANTIC

Since 1990, The Mort­gage Group has been help­ing po­ten­tial and cur­rent home own­ers find a mort­gage so­lu­tion to fit with the needs and ex­pec­ta­tions. Eleanor Macdougall is one of TMG’S sea­soned ex­perts, who can help home­own­ers with mort­gages of all kinds—whether you’re buy­ing, re­new­ing or re­fi­nanc­ing she can help you find a so­lu­tion that works for you. 2 Blue­wa­ter Road, 902-483-8123, eleanor­ma­c­dougall­mort­gages.com

ASSANTE WEALTH MAN­AGE­MENT

Assante Hy­dro­s­tone boasts a team of skilled and pas­sion­ate ad­vi­sors who have your money on their minds. With the core val­ues of “in­tegrity, pas­sion and pro­fes­sion­al­ism”, Assante of­fers the full range of fi­nan­cial plan­ning ser­vices and so­lu­tions, from re­tire­ment, es­tates, tax­a­tion, pen­sions and more. 5548 Kaye Street, 902-466-4234, as­san­te­hy­dro­s­tone.com

Floor­ing FLOORS PLUS

Floors Plus can set your home up with the cus­tom floor it needs, pro­vid­ing every­thing from lam­i­nate, car­pet, solid and en­gi­neered hard­wood, vinyl and ceramic and porce­lain tiles as well as blinds and drap­ery, fur­ni­ture and fix­tures. 127 Chain Lake Drive, Bay­ers Lake, 902-450-1166, floor­splus.ca

Fur­ni­ture GED­DES FUR­NI­TURE

If you’re look­ing for wooden fur­ni­ture that’ll last for years so you can pass it onto your grand­kids, check out Ged­des. You’ll find the best qual­ity ta­bles, hutches, beds, couches and other pieces that em­pha­size a lin­ear, con­tem­po­rary look. 2739 Agri­cola Street, 902-4547171, ged­des­fur­ni­ture.com

JAMPY

Chris Smith’s fur­ni­ture line JAMPY makes one-of-a-kind pieces—like a stun­ning ba­con-in­spired bench— and cus­tom cre­ations, us­ing re­new­able and durable ma­te­ri­als. jampy.co

LA-Z-BOY FUR­NI­TURE GAL­LERIES

La-z-boy is short­hand in the west­ern world for plush, com­fort­able and ad­justable chairs, but the busi­ness also has re­clin­ers, sec­tion­als, sleep­ers and more, with hun­dreds of cus­tom cover fab­rics avail­able for many prod­ucts. 36 Ot­ter Lake Court, 902-450-2227, la-z-boy.com

LOVELY NOVA DE­SIGN

Every­thing old is new again thanks to Jes­sica and Alexan­der Skin­ner’s Lovely Nova, which com­bines con­tem­po­rary style with cen­tury old ma­te­ri­als to make pre-made and cus­tom din­ing ta­bles, kitchen is­lands, cof­fee ta­bles and more us­ing ma­te­ri­als with a story be­hind them. love­ly­nova.com

RELOVE

Suzanne and Steve An­der­son’s fur­ni­ture aims to re­claim, re­use, re­build and re­design fur­ni­ture, with a fo­cus on vin­tage and up­cy­cled pieces and ma­te­ri­als. See page 20 for more. relove­hal­i­fax.com

Home Ac­ces­sories FRAME PLUS ART

Since 1984, the cre­ative folks at Frame Plus Art have fo­cused on cus­tom pic­ture fram­ing, plaque­mount­ing, art prints and orig­i­nal art work, of­fer­ing a large se­lec­tion of mould­ings, matt board, glass and prints from across Canada.

INKWELL MOD­ERN HAND­MADE BOU­TIQUE & LETTERPRESS STU­DIO

An­drea Ra­hal, a NSCAD grad, is the owner, cu­ra­tor and de­signer of this busi­ness, de­scrib­ing it as a “pur­veyor of spe­cialty pa­per goods, hand­made good­ies and cus­tom letterpress sta­tionery. Hand­made with love from around the cor­ner and across the world.” Good luck leav­ing this bou­tique emp­ty­handed—it’s just not pos­si­ble. 1658 Mar­ket Street, 902-405-8309

KEPT

Kept is adorable. Of­fer­ing a va­ri­ety of folksy items such as pa­per goods, jew­ellery, art and home ac­ces­sories—most of which is hand­made and lo­cally made— Dart­mouth re­tail trea­sure Kept is a bou­tique with a gift for ev­ery­one, es­pecailly shop­pers who are pas­sion­ate about del­i­cate de­tails. 75 Port­land Street, 902-469 5378, kept­shop.ca

Home in­spec­tions

A BUYER’S CHOICE HOME IN­SPEC­TIONS

Cer­ti­fied home in­spec­tors who are com­mit­ted to un­bi­ased re­port­ing and clear com­mu­ni­ca­tion via their thor­ough and de­tailed in­spec­tions. Ser­vices of­fered in­clude com­mer­cial build­ing in­spec­tions, pre-sale in­spec­tions, radon test­ing and ren­o­va­tion de­fi­ciency in­spec­tions. 902-830-9904, greater­hal­i­fax.abuy­er­schoice.com 6040 Al­mon Street, 902-455-976

Land­scap­ing + lawn care GREEN IDEAS

A full ser­vice land­scap­ing com­pany, com­mit­ted to both beau­ti­ful de­sign and the en­vi­ron­ment. Ser­vices in­cluded light­ing, fences, re­tain­ing walls, wa­ter fea­tures, stone pa­tios and of course lawns, gar­dens, trees and de­sign. 902-209-6642, greenideas.ca

ENVIRO MAS­TERS LAWN CARE

For over 10 years Enviro Mas­ters has been con­trol­ling weeds,pests and grub and mak­ing lo­cal lawn pris­tine nat­u­rally, with all or­ganic and en­vi­ron­men­tally con­sid­er­ate prod­ucts. en­vi­ro­mas­ters.com/hrm, 902-865-6156

Real Es­tate

BRENDA MACKEN­ZIE (DOMUS REALTY)

Brenda Macken­zie is a life­long HRM res­i­dent who’s been help­ing peo­ple find their dream homes in town since 1988. With most of her clients com­ing to her as re­peats or re­fer­rals, it’s clear this ded­i­cated re­al­tor leaves a last­ing im­pres­sion. 5880 Spring Gar­den Road, Suite 100, 902-471-0555

CA­NOE REALTY

This in­de­pen­dent real es­tate bro­ker­age has been happy to as­sist buy­ers and sell­ers along every step of the way since its ar­rival in 2010. Known for en­thu­si­asm, knowl­edge and ap­proach­a­bil­ity, Ca­noe’s owner James White and real­tors Heather Mac­don­ald and Jess Tasker take a hands-on a ap­proach to get­ting clients what they need, want and de­serve. 1323 Hol­lis Street, 902-880-6007, ca­noe­re­alty.ca

JULES CHAM­BER­LAIN (RED DOOR REALTY)

Jules Cham­ber­lain is known for his nice moves. Af­ter nearly two decades de­sign­ing and ren­o­vat­ing homes he moved into real es­tate. A pas­sion­ate peo­ple per­son and long-time en­tre­pre­neur, Cham­ber­lain works to make the try­ing ex­pe­ri­ence of home­buy­ing fun for his clients. “The big­gest part of the process is find­ing the right house,” he says. “If it’s not right, I’ll talk you out of it. When it is, I’ll help you get it.” 1314 Martello Street, 902-8176007, julescham­ber­lain.ca

KELLI TYNES-HAR­RING­TON (ROYAL LEPAGE AT­LANTIC)

A life long Nova Sco­tian, Kelli Tynes-har­ring­ton dove into the real es­tate world af­ter 16 years in the air­line in­dus­try. She has a deep un­der­stand­ing of neigh­bour­hoods, schools and ameni­ties and is ded­i­cated to client sat­is­fac­tion. Read her ad­vice to wannabe home­own­ers on page 15. 902-453-1700, kel­li­ty­ne­shar­ring­ton.com

KENNEDY SCHOFIELD LAWYERS

A firm with a dif­fer­ent ap­proach to prac­tic­ing law. Kennedy Schofield is ded­i­cated to build­ing last­ing relationships with its clients and mak­ing sure that they un­der­stand their le­gal is­sues, and the process of ad­dress­ing them. 5531 Young Street Suite 201, 5832 St. Mar­garet’s Bay Rd. 902826-9140, kennedyschofield.ca

KING’S WHARF

Fares Real Es­tate, homes are des­ti­na­tions, not just ad­dresses. With a rep­u­ta­tion for de­vel­op­ing high-end real es­tate projects and so­phis­ti­cated ar­chi­tec­tural de­sign, Fares is best known for its cur­rent work on the am­bi­tious King’s Wharf de­vel­op­ment, which will in­clude res­i­den­tial con­dos, restau­rants, a ma­rina and com­mer­cial space. 902-455-4555,faresinc.com

MARK CHARLES LAW

Since 2011, Dart­mouth na­tive Mark Charles has been hon­ing in on his ex­per­tise in real es­tate and busi­ness law, fo­cussing on both res­i­dents and busi­nesses via his own firm. 75 Alderney Drive, 902-405-4200

NOVA SCO­TIA REAL ES­TATE APPRAISERS AS­SO­CI­A­TION

Seek­ing the true value of a home be­fore you buy or sell it? For a de­ci­sion this big you bet­ter call in the ex­perts. 5670 Spring Gar­den Road, Suite 602, 902-422-4077, nsreaa.ca

ROB SCAN­LAN (REMAX NOVA)

A na­tive Nova Sco­tian with a back­ground in both hos­pi­tal­ity and the con­struc­tion in­dus­try, real es­tate vet­eran Rob Scan­lan is com­mit­ted to cus­tomer ser­vice above every­thing. 902-448-7887, re­maxnova.com

ROSIE PORTER (ROYAL LEPAGE AT­LANTIC)

“To­gether, we can do it.” That’s the motto the fa­mil­iar face on the real es­tate scene, Rosie Porter, fol­lows. With 11 years ex­pe­ri­ence in the busi­ness of buy­ing and sell­ing homes, she’s earned her rep­u­ta­tion as some­one who’s re­ally will­ing to work for her clients. “I want buy­ers to have a great ex­pe­ri­ence, so they can con­cen­trate on find­ing the home that fits them,” she says. 902-453-1700, rosiep.ca

SARAH SCH­LEN­DER (PARA­CHUTE REALTY)

With seven-plus years of ex­pe­ri­ence in real es­tate and a back­ground in ed­u­ca­tion, Sarah Sch­len­der brings a strong net­work and con­nec­tion to the com­mu­nity to the job. On top of be­ing an ap­proach­able , com­pas­sion­ate and com­mit­ted agent, she of­fers ex­per­tise in new home con­struc­tion and an eye for in­te­rior de­sign and dec­o­rat­ing. 902-830-7461, sarah@parachute­re­alty.ca

Spas + pools + out­door liv­ing

SPARKLING POOLS AND SPAS

Sparkling Pools and Spas pro­vide above-ground pools, a wide se­lec­tion of spas (hot tubs) and gaze­bos, which bring all the lux­ury of a pri­vate get­away to your back­yard or gar­den, avail­able in styles rang­ing from south­ern charm to mod­ern ap­peal. 515 Main Street, 902-462-8187, sparkling­pool­sandspas.ca

Condo liv­ing at Dart­mouth’s King’s Wharf, see page 53 for more.

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