Custom Cabinetry – Adding Detail to Any Decor

Custom cabinetry in a Vancouver home takes a kitchen or bathroom from basic to amazing! Whether you are thinking about the long term value of your home, or simply want to enjoy good looking, well-constructed cabinetry, custom cabinetry in Vancouver is the way to go. Some people may think that custom cabinetry only works for more traditional homes, with shaker-style details and the types of finishes often found in traditional decor. However, homeowners should know that custom cabinetry has a place in every type of décor, adding beautiful detail wherever it is used. If you prefer a more simple, modern style, you can have custom cabinets constructed with contemporary designs like flat fronts and grain finishes. Or, you can meet somewhere in the middle between heavily traditional and ultra-modern! That is the joy of custom cabinetry – it is truly custom to your desires, and your décor. Take the rest of your home into consideration when you are choosing your custom cabinetry in Vancouver. Your cabinets should stick out as a highlight, of course, but they should blend in with the rest of your décor unless you are planning to overhaul your home to match your new kitchen or bathroom cabinetry. When you are considering custom cabinetry, you can also think about what’s inside – people may not see it as often, but this aspect of custom cabinetry offers you true ease in your kitchen and/or bathroom, as custom inserts are specifically built to meet your needs and store your belongings perfectly. When you want to make your Vancouver home extra special, highlight your kitchen and/or bathroom with beautiful...

Handy Cabinet Accessories to Update Your Kitchen

So, you are in the mood for a little kitchen makeover. You head over to your local home improvement center and almost fall over when faced with the price tag for a total kitchen re-do. There has to be a better way. Well, there is. You can update and organize your kitchen to make it so much more efficient and useful. Some of the best ways to do this is through custom cabinet inserts and new handles for a new look. When you utilize the different cabinet inserts available today, you will find yourself becoming an organization expert. Utensil and cutlery trays and knife blocks will free up space in your cabinets you never knew you had. Pullouts and rollouts are another great way to get more of what’s in your kitchen put away, where it can be easily found. Items that crowd up your cabinets, such as spices, can easily be re-organized into stock organizers or spice rack drawers. Custom rollout drawers can keep plates, pots, pans and kitchen linens organized as well. They are great space-savers too, because they can go where a traditional drawer won’t fit. Sometimes, just a little change makes all the difference. That’s why kitchen hardware can often make cabinets take on a whole new complexion; it’s like getting a facelift for your kitchen. You can choose from a wide variety of kitchen hardware. From sleek and modern stainless steel, to colorful sleek handles, there is something for everyone. From glass knobs to every shape and size from cupped to long and thin, you’ll think you’ve found the perfect handle until you look...

7 Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen

Are you happy with your kitchen, just the way it is? Most people aren’t, unless you’ve custom-built your dream kitchen or have recently remodeled. In many cases, people get the kitchen that comes with their house, which has its own set of issues specific to each owner. If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen, you aren’t alone! Here are seven common reasons to remodel your kitchen. Small Fixes Aren’t Enough Maybe you’ve tried repainting cabinets, replacing hardware, or switching up appliances. Or, you could have tried smaller jobs like painting the walls or buying new window treatments. If whatever you have tried isn’t doing the trick, stop wasting your money on the little things and invest in the kitchen you truly want. The Workflow Isn’t Right Tripping over yourself or your kitchen partners? Your kitchen may not be set up ideally for you — time to start fresh! It’s Too Outdated There’s only so much fixing up you can do before you have to admit that your kitchen is hopelessly outdated. Bring your house into a modern era with a remodel. You Want to Add Value Kitchen renovations are a popular home project, as a well-done renovation should add value to your home! You Don’t Have Enough Space Even if you’re keeping the same square footage, a renovation can add more space. Through improved cabinetry, better appliances, and careful planning, you will find you have much more room. You’re Anticipating a Change Kids leaving home? Parent moving in? If you’re experiencing a life change your house may need to change too, and that includes your kitchen. Taking Advantage of...

Choosing the Right Wood for Your Cabinets

Wood cabinets, whether they are left natural or painted, add a classic, beautiful look to any room in your home. One of the first steps in bringing your wood cabinet dream to life is selecting what material will be used. There are pros and cons for various types of wood for cabinets — here are a few things you should know! Maple is a popular choice for cabinets and other heavily used furniture and fixtures, thanks to its resilience. Maple cabinets will stand up to lots of use, retaining its durability for years to come. This wood is affordable, and can be stained to many finishes. Walnut is gorgeous, but quite expensive. It lends a sophisticated air to your cabinets, but comes at a high cost. Cherry is a beautiful hardwood with a reddish tinge, giving your cabinets a traditional look with little effort. If you like the look, however, it may come at a higher expense than other types of wood. Ash is another strong, durable material, with lots of variance in its tones. This affordable wood is a good alternative to maple if you want something a bit more interesting. Bamboo is a very sustainable material, offering a high degree of strength along with easy maintenance. It can be a bit pricier than other options. Oak is a great choice if you are looking for visual interest. It is a very grainy material, so you get interesting patterns in every piece! However, this can be too much for some people, so if you want something plainer, look elsewhere. Alder is a popular choice thanks to its durability...

Reinvent Your Bathroom With a Custom Bathroom Upgrade

It happens sooner or later. You walk into your bathroom and notice how outdated it has become. Old sink, old tile, a bathtub that needs replacing, closet doors in need of an upgrade. Besides paint and a new shower curtain, there’s a lot there that may need to be done. So, why not do a complete makeover? Because it’s not good just replacing one thing or another; that shiny new sink will make everything else look drab and dull. What you need is a Langley custom bathroom makeover. Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your house; much more so than, say, a second bedroom or your basement. It’s where you go every day, and when company visits, they use it, too. Open the door on brand-new freshness, and you’ll be loving your decision to makeover your bathroom. It’s not just about giving your bathroom new paint colors; even though just that alone can make such an improvement. By ripping everything out, you’ll find new space where you never knew there was any. Enough space to install new storage cabinets, or upgrade old cabinets. A custom bathroom can be anything you want it to be: new sink, new water-saving toilet, new cabinets that let you redefine your bathroom look. Instead of making less space, you’ll be finding more space. The next time you open the door to your new custom bathroom upgrade, you will feel as if a part of you has been reinvented. It may be a small space in your home, but your bathroom deserves the attention you give to every other room as...

Spring Cleaning Tips for the Kitchen

Are you ready for spring? I think we all are. Why not get a jump on your spring cleaning by taking control of your kitchen. No matter how often you say you’ll do a major deep clean of the fridge, or organizing those cabinets, making the time and doing a thorough job can be a challenge. Here are some tips for getting your kitchen really truly clean this spring. Write a List Start by sitting down in your kitchen and writing a list of the major projects you haven’t found time for in a while. These don’t have to be things you only do once a year, but they should include things you don’t do on a daily or weekly basis. Cleaning out the fridge, taking everything off the counters and re-organizing, wiping down cupboards and cabinets, and doing an inventory of the pantry are a few ideas. Break Jobs Into Manageable Tasks Based on Time Let’s say you know you need to deep clean the fridge. That means emptying it, wiping down bottles or jars that have little spills, tossing expired items, wiping every surface in the fridge, and then putting everything in again. That takes a lot more time than wiping out the cupboard with plates and bowls in it. Don’t Overwhelm Yourself Make sure that each job you take on can be completed in the time you’ve given yourself. If you attempt to have a complete spring cleaning in one weekend, you’ll get burnt out or discouraged when there’s still more to do and Monday is already on its way. Spring cleaning can feel impossible if...
Top 5 Benefits of Granite Countertops

Top 5 Benefits of Granite Countertops

You like the idea of granite countertops, but you haven’t yet justified the purchase to yourself or your spouse? Here’s a quick and easy way to think about the benefits of granite countertops which should help you make this decision with a minimum amount of stress. The only remaining question will be: what color of granite would look best in your kitchen! 1. Variety of Colors and Textures  Granite is an incredible natural material that comes in a wide variety of textures and colors. Put simply, there is a granite countertop that will look amazing with the rest of your kitchen. 2. Almost Impossible to Scratch or Damage  Once the granite slab is installed in your kitchen, nothing can cause it damage. It takes heat and cold well, water will have no effect, and it won’t be marked by kitchen knives (although your knives may not enjoy the interaction). 3. Smooth and Easy to Clean  A smooth surface is the easiest surface to keep clean. Granite countertops ensure that you’ve got the smoothest surface possible. It will always wipe clean and shine as if it’s brand new. 4. A Unique Look  Even if you know other people with granite countertops, yours will be unique. That’s because each type of granite that forms is a product of geologic forces and factors and no two pieces of granite are the same. That’s what makes a granite countertop so special. 5. It’ll Last Forever  Granite is essentially rock, but it’s even more durable than rock. You’re not sure if it’s worth the price? Consider that once you get a granite countertop, you’ll...

Renovating Your Vancouver Home with Custom Cabinets

Think about how much time you and your family spend in the kitchen. This room is the heart of your Vancouver home, where nourishing meals are made, where guests gather, where every party seems to end up. When you are renovating your Vancouver home, you should give your kitchen the love it deserves with custom cabinets. Make it Work The ideal kitchen is one that works perfectly for you. The space is set up just right, meeting all of your needs for baking, cooking, food storage, and entertainment. The best way to accomplish this perfection is custom cabinetry. Whatever type of kitchen you envision in your dreams, custom cabinets bring it to life. A Kitchen Just for You Custom cabinets make your kitchen one of a kind. Whether you want a bright, modern look, or a more traditional aesthetic, going the custom route means every feature is designed specifically for your space. Appliances will fit perfectly, as every part of your kitchen will be measured and constructed to accommodate your kitchen. Even interior fittings can be customized, from pull out bins to wine racks. Quality Materials for Longer Life When considering the longevity of your Vancouver home, remember that custom cabinets are made of high quality materials and designed and crafted by experts. These beautiful custom cabinets are far superior to anything you could find in a big box store, and they will easily add value to your Vancouver home. Once you have installed custom cabinets into your Vancouver home’s kitchen, you will wonder how you ever got by with your previous kitchen set up. Having your kitchen designed...

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