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 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 [...]

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 [...]