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Altona Design wins “Best of Houzz 2014!”

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Altona Design of Pickering, Ontario Receives

Best Of Houzz 2014 Award


Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users

Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in Canada


Pickering, ON, Canada, February 4, 2014 – Altona Design of Pickering, ON has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community chose the interior design and home staging company.


The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honours are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhone app and Android app. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.


“We are very please to receive this award from Houzz.” says Sadiya Qureshi, general manager at Altona Design. “Our success can only come from delighting our customers, and without their support we would not have been selected for this award.”


“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Altona Design among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”


With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Altona Design, but also those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

Follow Altona Design on Houzz http://www.houzz.com/pro/altonadesign/

Remodeling and Home Design


The BIG Move!

We are very excited to announce our BIG news!! We are expanding to a new office and warehouse location in January 2014!  

Effective Jan 1, 2014 Altona Design will have two locations to serve our clients. Our current office in Pickering as well as our new office and warehouse space in Toronto. We are so grateful for the continued support of our family, friends, and business colleagues for all their support and well wishes that have allowed us to grow and continue to serve the community for their design, staging, and decor needs. Looking forward to a great 2014!


In and around town, you just never know who you may “bump” into…


Hangin' with Ramsin Khachi over at SOFA

Hangin’ with Ramsin Khachi over at SOFA

Honoured to meet Kimberley Seldon at the Alldecorhs Group event

Honoured to meet Kimberley Seldon at the Alldecorhs Group event

RESA Conference 2013: San Francisco, CA.

Altona Design had the opportunity to attend the annual Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) Conference which was held in San Francisco California, Jan 31-Feb 2 this year.

We participated in workshops, seminars, and had a chance to network with fellow stagers.

Please take a look at the photo gallery below of the event.


Speakers panel at RESA 2013


Listening intently making sure I don’t miss anything! So much information!


RESA-Canada Members at the Conference 2013


RESA-Durham Chapter news

It is with great honour that we announce the launch of our Durham chapter of the Real Estate Staging Association and current president Sadiya Qureshi of Altona Design. We will be having a chapter meeting on February 22, 2013 to introduce the new members of our board and to welcome new and returning RESA members to join the chapter.

Please visit RESA.org for more details on how to become a member of the Real Estate Staging Association.

To become a member please go to www.resa.org


Another example of how staging works!!

This home was on the market for months with no offers. Altona Design had an opportunity to stage the property. After a weekend of open house, the home had an offer early in the week and it was accepted by the seller!

PicMonkey Collage

Main Floor before and after staging

International Home Show Nov 1-4, 2012

Altona Design was honoured to participate with RESA Canada members at the International Home Show Nov 1-4, 2012 at the International Centre in Toronto, Canada. We had a great team representing RESA Canada and raising awareness of the importance of staging to the community.