Tile 101

2016-11-15T15:39:51+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Flooring|

Perhaps the reason so many people opt for tiles is because they are a truly timeless feature in any room. Tiles create a bold impact, and can be used for flooring, wall accents, backsplashes and more. The plethora of tile options is exciting -- and overwhelming. Your choices might seem endless! Design, surface finish and [...]

Choosing the right kitchen appliances for your renovation

2017-03-31T11:29:42+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Kitchen Renovations, Renovations|

Appliances   Realistically, appliances need to work more than impart style. After all, a kitchen's primary mission is preparing and cooking meals and having efficient appliances help accomplish that mission. The question is: ‘How high-end do you want to go?’ Professional chefs and bakers look for function over form and often pay astronomical prices for [...]

Kitchen Floors: what you need to know

2017-03-31T11:29:42+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Flooring, Home Maintenance, Kitchen Renovations, Renovations|

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the most popular place in the house for guests and residents alike. That means kitchen floor must be able to withstand a household of foot traffic and cooking spills – for years. When designing a full kitchen renovation, the budget is probably divvied up among countertops, [...]

Choosing Kitchen Appliances: What you should consider

2017-03-31T11:29:42+00:00 August 28th, 2016|Kitchen Renovations, Renovations|

Kitchen Appliances Realistically, appliances need to work more than impart style. After all, a kitchen's primary mission is preparing and cooking meals and having efficient appliances help accomplish that mission. The question is: ‘How high-end do you want to go?’ Professional chefs and bakers look for function over form and often pay astronomical prices for [...]

Choosing countertop materials for your kitchen

2017-03-31T11:29:43+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Home Maintenance, Kitchen Renovations, Renovations|

Countertops Countertop material sets the tone for the kitchen. Granite has been ‘King of the Kitchen’ for a long time, but new materials are starting to displace granite. Engineered stone countertops using quartz are increasingly popular in high-end kitchens. Quartz is more stain-resistant, durable and sleek-looking. The distinctive ‘mottled’ look of granite has a ‘too-busy’ [...]

Wood Repairs: How-to and Need-to-Knows

2017-03-31T11:29:43+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Flooring, Hardwood Floors, Home Maintenance, Renovations, Restoration, Restorations|

Exterior painting and repairs, i.e.: rotten wood, loose and peeling paint, priming bare wood, caulking cracks and gaps to seal out moisture, etc.   Introduction As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention saves a pound of cure”. Here in the Fraser Valley, we get a lot of sun in summer and a lot [...]

Kitchen Countertops – Picking the right material for the job

2017-03-31T11:29:43+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Kitchen Renovations, Renovations|

Kitchen Countertops Countertop material sets the tone for the kitchen. Granite has been ‘King of the Kitchen’ for a long time, but new materials are starting to displace granite. Engineered stone countertops using quartz are increasingly popular in high-end kitchens. Quartz is more stain-resistant, durable and sleek-looking. The distinctive ‘mottled’ look of granite has a ‘too-busy’ [...]

Choosing Materials For Your Kitchen Renovation

2017-03-31T11:29:43+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Kitchen Renovations, Renovations|

Kitchen Renovation Tech Kitchen renovations are gaining high-tech features just like every other aspect of our lives. There is a new Samsung refrigerator with a 21” touchscreen that allows you to see what’s inside without opening the door. Of course, it also has full internet connectivity. Whirlpool has added Amazon Dash buttons to a number [...]

Master Painting FAQs

2017-03-31T11:29:43+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Bathroom Renovations, Crown Molding, Exterior Painting, Interior Painting, Kitchen Renovations, Painting, Renovations|

Q1. How do I prepare for an estimate and what will it include? Answer: Ensure decision-makers are present at the time of the estimate. If not, make sure you discuss all intended work together ahead of time and have a phone number that missing decision-makers can be reached in case unforeseen details arise. Make a [...]

Home Maintenance Schedule

2017-03-31T11:29:43+00:00 May 30th, 2016|Home Maintenance, Winterize|

Putting off regular maintenance of your home exteriors often ends up being costlier than you’d think. Everything needs maintenance and procrastination accelerates deterioration, sometimes to the point where materials can no longer be saved and must be replaced instead. Get into a regular routine of home maintenance, then it won’t seem such a chore. Monthly [...]

Hot Market = Time to Contact Your Local Home Renovation Contractor

2017-03-31T11:29:43+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Chilliwack, Renovation Contractor, Renovations|

There are lots of reasons why now is a terrific time to paint and/or do a renovation your Chilliwack area home. Rising house values to the west, an increase in B.C. consumer confidence and shortage of local listings, makes the Chilliwack real estate market HOT, HOT, HOT! A rising real estate value increases owner equity. [...]

2015 Interior Paint Colour Trends

2017-03-31T11:29:43+00:00 January 5th, 2015|Interior Painting, Painting|

OK, you've decided you want to upgrade your home by taking care of some interior painting. Before you dive deep into the pools of colour selection, you want to think about the theme and atmosphere of your room. If you aren’t looking for a complete overhaul, take some of your current decorations into consideration. If you [...]

Increase the Value of Your Home

2017-03-31T11:29:43+00:00 November 27th, 2014|Flooring, Hardwood Floors, Renovations|

You want to ensure that your home holds its value. Whether you plan on selling, or just want to invest in your future- take a look at some of the best tips and tricks to start increasing the value of your home. The Impact of Neutral Colours Interior Painting with neutral colours are a great [...]

Water Damage Emergency Tips – What You Should Do Until Help Flood Restoration Help Arrives

2017-03-31T11:29:43+00:00 October 31st, 2014|Flood Damage, Flood Restoration, Restoration, Restorations|

It is well-known that water damage can be more than just an eyesore. Until you can get someone out to help professionally, your primary focus should always be safety Here is a list of safety questions you need to consider: Stability - Is it possible that your water damage could cause weight or structural faults? [...]

Take the Hassle out Cleaning Exterior Painting with Power Washing

2017-03-31T11:29:43+00:00 September 25th, 2014|Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Exterior Painting, Power Washing, Renovations|

Every homeowner makes efforts to keep their house well-maintained from the inside and the outside. Exterior painting tends to take a beating as it has to weather the elements. It attracts dust, and pollutants in the air deteriorate its finish. The rain also plays havoc with the exterior finish of a home and so does [...]

How is Mould Remediation & Removal Carried Out?

2017-03-31T11:29:43+00:00 August 25th, 2014|Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Mould Removal & Remediation, Restorations|

How and Where Does Mould Grow? Often found during a flood restoration or bathroom renovation project, mould problems are not uncommon in a home, but leaving them untreated can lead to respiratory problems and allergies. Apart from the health risks that are associated with mould, it can lead to structural damage in your home. You might see and [...]

Use of Crown Molding During a Home Renovation

2017-03-31T11:29:43+00:00 July 25th, 2014|Crown Molding, Interior Painting, Renovations|

During a home renovation, the use of crown molding can be one of the simplest and the most effective ways of enhancing the visual appeal of a room. This can be installed in some typical areas - like a living room or kitchen. It is important to plan out each room in detail and understand which [...]

Bathroom Renovations Add Value to Your Home

2017-03-31T11:29:43+00:00 June 26th, 2014|Bathroom Renovations|

If you are looking to increase the value of your home, and have already completed your kitchen a make-over, then look no further than a bathroom renovation.  From past experience, I can tell you that potential future buyers will look very carefully at the bathrooms and consideration whether the bathrooms have been remodelled will be [...]

Hard Facts about Hardwood Floor Refinishing

2017-03-31T11:29:43+00:00 March 24th, 2014|Flooring, Hardwood Floors|

Before Hardwood Floor Refinishing After Hardwood Floor Refinishing It is possible to embark upon a DIY hardwood refinishing project. Though it is a heavy task, it can also be very fulfilling to attend to it yourself.  If you are willing to put in the work, can you end up [...]

The Basics of a Successful Kitchen Renovation

2017-03-31T11:29:43+00:00 February 24th, 2014|Kitchen Renovations|

If you have decided to renovate your kitchen, there might be several approaches that come to mind. Designing a kitchen requires a lot of planning and attention to detail. Apart from giving you a comfortable and practical space to work and live in, it adds a great deal of value to your home. This is [...]

Add Pizzazz to Your Place: Choose the Right Paint Colour

2017-03-31T11:29:44+00:00 January 23rd, 2014|Interior Painting|

During the winter months you are indoors more and see your home’s interior more. Why not shake it up and update the paint in the master bedroom, entries and hallways, dining room, or kitchen? There is no better time for interior painting in Chilliwack, B.C., and the neighbouring areas. You can give the inside of your home a [...]

Home Renovations that Make Fraser Valley Happy

2017-03-31T11:29:44+00:00 December 30th, 2013|Renovations|

Why move when you can improve? If you are not satisfied with the functionality or look of your home, you need the experienced home renovation contractors in Chilliwack, B.C. at Master Painting & Renovations. We can change the shape or size of any room, or add onto your home. Whether you want a complete or partial renovation, Master [...]

How to Prepare Your Chilliwack, BC Home for the Winter

2017-03-31T11:29:44+00:00 December 19th, 2013|Winterize|

  If you live in Chilliwack, BC or Abbotsford, BC, the average temperature falls to 3.3 degrees Celsius. Cold temperatures like that can cause a variety of problems with your property, including burst pipes and increased energy costs. The winter is a time for diligent home maintenance. However, if you properly “winterize” your home, it can still [...]