Building Health: The Link Between Architecture and Well-Being

Architecture has been shaped by health crises throughout history, here’s how experts believe that building designs may adapt as we learn from this one. This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Ask architectural historian Mohammad Gharipour what he believes to be one of the biggest influences on architecture throughout…
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Hiking Trails Near Kitchener-Waterloo

The Tri-Cities of Kitchener, Waterloo, & Cambridge are home to so many beautiful trails that are enjoyed by not only walkers and hikers, but also mountain bikers, cross-country skiers, and other hobbyists. Whether you are searching for a long scenic hike in the country side or a leisurely stroll around the inner city, the vast…
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Top Golf Courses Within an Hour of Kitchener

Ontario is home to some of the most highly regarded golf courses in North America. Stunning courses that capture that diverse landscape of SW Ontario surround the Kitchener-Waterloo area. We have outlined some of the province’s top ranking courses within an hours drive of the city. Westmount Golf & Country Club 50 Inverness Drive, Kitchener…
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4 Ways to Make a Home Workout Work for You

Getting results while exercising in your own space can be a challenge—this is how home-fitness converts and a pro-trainer make the most of their workouts This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Gym closures have changed our ways of working out and, while things are slowly reopening, exercise has…
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A Top Designer’s Recipe for the Classic Kitchen of Your Dreams

New York’s St. Charles—maker of coveted kitchens since the 1930s—has now branched out into a new world of customization thanks to the enduring vision of its principal, Karen Williams August 23, 2020 This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. There are kitchens, and there are kitchens. There are kitchen…
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The Power of Scent: How a Home Fragrance Can Enhance Your Space

An expertly chosen home fragrance can elevate a cherished sanctuary to new heights of comfort—here we meet the alchemists perfecting the ancient art of perfumery This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Thick, heady, and sweet-smelling smoke drifting from burning woods, resins, and spices: the very earliest use of…
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Five Fixes to Transform Any Yard into a Personal Oasis

This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Since spending so much time at home this spring, how often have you heard a variation of this story? While working in the living room or kitchen, a minor ding in the wall suddenly looks like a golf divot. The crack is…
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Art of the Open Air: Private Sculpture Gardens

A much-loved feature of the public realm, outdoor sculpture is just as at home in private gardens. Take your pick from classic to contemporary, lifelike to abstract, practical to pure decoration… This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. When you think of outdoor sculpture, it is hard not…
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For the Love of: Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens are a home design trend that has been growing across Canada for years and is currently experiencing unprecedented attention. It’s no wonder as an outdoor kitchen extends your living space and beautifully complements outdoor living areas that most homeowners already enjoy. When designing your outdoor kitchen there are a number of factors that…
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For The Love Of Stone Surfaces: Counters, Floors, & Walls

Stone Counters Our use of stone as the ideal countertop surface dates back as early as cooking itself when the rocks surrounding an open flame were the only work surface needed. And while granite has been the most popular choice for stone counters for about the last decade or so, there are other stone choices…
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