Pursuit of Energy Efficiency
High energy bills plague many home owners. The best way to reduce energy consumption and reduce costs is to reduce consumption habits—be conscientious about your own usage and spread the message to others.
Closet space - Is there ever enough?
When building a custom home, we at Vanderzalm Construction Inc. understand the need to incorporate lots of storage space. After all, is there really ever enough…there can be, if you plan properly.
Best Wishes This Holiday Season
Perhaps it is the lights, the smell of fresh baked cookies, or just the sound of laughter and excitement but there is something very magical about this time of year.
Small Spaces. They Don't Have to Appear That Way
Small rooms can be challenging to arrange and decorate in order to make the most out of the space. However, depending on the remaining layout of your home, a small room does not necessarily have to remain that way.
A Child's World... At Least for the Next Few Years
When designing a child’s room, sometimes the biggest limitation one encounters is their own imagination. While children’s rooms should be a place to relax and drift off to dream land, keep in mind that it will also become a place where they begin to create their own wonderful memories. It may even allow a parent to have an opportunity to re-create their wonderful childhood memories through a dream room for their child. It’s an opportunity for parents and children to bond in the heart of their child’s world.
Be our Guest? What to do with that New Spare Room
A spare room and not knowing what to do with it, now that is a problem some people would love to have. But for others, this is a real dilemma and for many something that does in fact happen at some point down the road. Children move out leaving unused bedrooms dining rooms are being abandoned for the family-friendly eat in kitchen, sun rooms just aren’t used for most of the year, and then there is the basement that is simply unused because it is a basement or undefined space.
Small Kitchens - Big Heart
Don't let your tiny kitchen limit your dream creations. A small kitchen simply means that its design must utilize every inch of space in the most effective manner. Smart solutions and custom renovations that create an open, spacious, and functional space are a must when dealing with a small kitchen.
To Trend or Not To Trend
Every year there are new trends in building and decorating and 2015 is no exception. Much like in the last few years, it appears that there remains a strong desire to transform the compartmentalized house into a family-friendly, entertainment-ready, open concept home.
Perfecting the Home Office
In 2015, it should be no surprise that many Canadians work from home. Whether you run a household, a small business, or simply have flexibility with your employer for the location of your workday, one thing is certain, you need an organized, comfortable space to be effective. A home office needs to be more than just a stylish place that you enjoy being in; it needs to have the space to properly house all of the equipment you utilize, store supplies and have a workable desk surface.
What Makes Your Design Custom
Designing a custom home or renovation starts long before you meet with the architect. A custom home provides an opportunity for you to create a residence that meets your needs and wishes - not one that you must conform to, therefore the forethought is vital to a successful design.