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Outdoor Living at Home

Once again, COVID-19 has us discussing our new way of life, which includes truly living in our homes!  Regardless of where you reside in the Niagara region, right now you are likely feeling a little confined by the restrictions and are thinking about the way you function in your home and yard and how you can make changes to it to better suit your needs.   You may be thinking that you have outgrown your house… or perhaps your house has stopped feeling like home!  For some, the simple answer will be to move or build elsewhere, but for others, moving is simply out of the question. 

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2022: Are we there yet? Part 1

Well, this is another new year, it is not just another year. We are now six months into 2022, and we are still dealing with the Pandemic--just in a slightly different way.  While we find ourselves looking forward to a time when we can say that it is all behind us, we have to acknowledge we are simply not there yet—But we seem to be getting there.  So, as we endure this strange world we currently live in, we realize that the trends we are seeing have a lot to do with the unprecedented change we have experienced. 

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SPRING...It will eventually happen!

…But it may just take a little longer this year to seem like it’s arrived. That doesn’t mean however, that you can skip the Spring maintenance chores altogether, it just means it may be cooler or just later when you start. 

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2022: Still in Limbo Part 2

With travel restrictions in place for most of the Pandemic, vacation funds have been rerouted into many homeowners’ home improvement funds.  If something good has come from this Pandemic, it would be the new pride being taken in maintaining and updating our homes. The trends for 2022 still seem to be focused on making our homes safe, reinventing our living spaces, and creating a tranquil, staycation spot for our families! We long for the good ole days…even though for many that was just 3 years ago.

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Hidden Rooms ... The "Scooby-Doo" Door.

If you have ever watched the original Scooby-Doo cartoons, you know that with every mystery there was a hidden room, space, or passageway to be discovered…or rather there was a disguised door. 

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Christmas Best Wishes

The Christmas holidays are a time to forget our day to day routines and open our hearts and our homes to unite with close friends and family. It’s also the perfect time to reflect on the year that has passed and express our sincerest thanks to our clients for having faith in us to build their dreams into reality. Thank you to all our clients for the opportunity to be a part of your project and to get to know you. As we often say, we are not just building or renovating a house, we are building a home…your home…where you, our clients, will begin to build your favourite memories. It is our pleasure to extend our warmest and sincerest best wishes to you and your families…may you have a wonderful holiday that is wrapped with cheer and filled with memories that you will cherish forever.

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2020 - A New and Very Different Year...but still all the same chores!

Well without a doubt 2020 is a very different year.  Most people are struggling with this new ‘normal’ that we are all experiencing -- physical distancing and a certain amount of isolation.   These are challenging times for everyone and we know that chores are either the last thing on someone’s mind or… they are literally the entire focus of others—simply as a mere distraction from everything else that is going on in the world.  Despite everything else it has done, Covid 19 has certainly given some of us time to get caught up with chores!  

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First comes snow, then comes rain, and with each season comes a new checklist.

After the winters that Niagara endures, we are always thrilled to welcome any sign of spring. And this year will be no exception!  While we wait for the grass to turn green and the flowers to bloom, we begin to enjoy the warmer weather and that beautiful sunshine that we have desperately missed.  But with every changing season there is also a new maintenance regiment that we must begin. 

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The Trends of 2017 - What will they bring?

Wow, it’s so hard to believe but it is already a new year.  As with the coming of every new year, some people will be excited while others will be cautiously watching for what the year may bring.  The one thing we can look forward to in 2017 is it’s design trends.  So, what design trends are you likely to see--Well here is a brief outline of how the year is starting out: 

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