Category Archives: Abbotsford Renovation Company

Finding Etsy

Maple TriangleIf you haven’t already discovered it, Etsy is a online venue for independent artists to sell their own handmade or vintage items.
It is the worlds most vibrant directory to buy and sell directly to people across the globe.

We sell our reclaimed wood wall art on Etsy so that consumers who are searching for pieces like these can find them with ease.

It’s exciting and such a great tool for buyers to shop on the other side of the world where they haven’t yet come across your brand or products before. Often it leads to new commissioned work and customers can have something very personal created for their space.

Can’t find what you are shopping for? Try etsy.com
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Who needs Plumbing Anyway? Bathroom Renovation Realities.

Bathroom Claw foot Tub

Women in particular would be more then happy to deem a well thought out and tasteful bathroom their favourite room in the house. Throw in some wine and  candlelight with those bubbles and don’t expect her to get up if the doorbell rings.

When you decide to renovate a house, it’s unfortunate but the sky isn’t your limit (unless your budget is) and the original plumbing does play a rather (sometimes disappointing) role in your decisions. Bathrooms do need to be functional after all.
Even the dreamiest bathroom has to deal with plumbing drains, water lines, and ventilation. Bathroom floor plans are often restricted to where these original lines are run. There are many factors that can become costly when deciding to make alterations to the original layout. What floor is the bathroom on? Does the sink, toilet and shower currently all currently sit along the one wall? This could become costly when you are planning a massive bathroom overhaul.
Professional contractors can give you a realistic budget to make sure you’ll be floating in your piece of paradise in no tim

Ready to Renovate & Redecorate?

Renovate Your Home.
Three things to remember when renovating…

If you are ready to renovate your kitchenremodel the bathroom or simply upgrade your flooring – we’d like to help! The task can seem daunting, handing over your savings you have worked so hard for. Not to mention the overwhelming choices you have to make. So to help you stay sane, we have three simple tips to remember when you take the plunge.

  1. Finding a local contracting company you can trust will not only assure you quality workmanship but make the entire experience a memorable one (for all the right reasons).
  2. Know your budget and be prepared to listen to the professionals to help you maximize your return on the property.
  3. Don’t lose focus on your priorities. It is rare to have an unlimited budget where all things are possible. What is your priority? Is it to make your home more family functional? Brighten the place up? Or add property value by making new additions to the house? Whatever it is don’t forget why you are renovating in the first place and what you can afford this time around.
There are many reasons why people decide to renovate their home and more often then not you have more of an idea of what you want then you realize. It’s an exciting process and with the right steps, one you get to enjoy for hopefully many years to come.

Remodelling your Home with Houzz Online

Houzz is the leading website for all your home remodelling and design needs.  No more endless hours trolling the internet.

Their website is literally a one stop shop (the mobile app is super handy too) where home owners can find inspiration and ideas for their home remodel, search for local home improvement professionals  such as contractors like Griffin Contracting & Flooring Co., interior designers, architectures or shop online for products.

Trending research tells us that remodelling trumps moving, making Houzz a great place to start.

The Here and Now of Countertops

We all know Kitchen and Bathroom renovations are where as a homeowner you will put the most of your hard earned money, and where you will also get the biggest return for your investment.

When it comes to countertop selections it is important to consider not only the cost, but also durability and ease of maintenance.

We polled our crew to find out what they love and here is what they are over the moon for.

Steve, our Senior Project Manager, is sold on Quartz. A long time fan of natural stone, he has made the leap to quartz for the variety of colours available, the antibacterial quality and the low maintenance which has been a huge draw for our clients.

Steve also likes the ease of mix and matching colours within the same space – “When you don’t have to worry about different patterning in the veins or an overall different feel in the stone it really opens up the ability to be creative and be able to utilize different counter colours within the same space”.

Hayley, our design fanatic, loves adding in wood counters to create warmth in a space! They come in a variety of colours and species, they age beautifully, and are a lot quieter then stone counters! While they can be a bit more maintenance then stone (they usually require oiling once or twice a year) they can be sanded and refinished easily. “I love the way wood counters seem to add a serene feeling to a kitchen – the give the cabinets a furniture-like feeling, creating a space that you could really hang out in!” says Hayley who is forever in her own kitchen prepping traditional family recipes.

 

When you decide on renovating make sure to put some time into selecting your counters – We promise your time will be well worth it! If you are not sure where to start give us a call, we would love to help out!