Friday, September 5, 2014

Renovating your cottage on the Bruce Peninsula

Renovating on the Bruce Peninsula

Let me ask you a question have you ever been sitting in your cottage and looked around and realized that you don’t have enough space and that roof of your cottage is looking like it won’t survive another winter?

I think everyone of us has had that same thought while sitting in their cottage relaxing and drinking a beer. But what to do about, the thing that you shouldn't do is nothing at all. Doing nothing about the state of your cottage will only make matters worse, roofs do not get better with age they just start to leak and that starts to cause a whole bunch of other problems. The answer to your question is IT’S TIME TO RENOVATE!

Those 4 words can be scary for some people and if your one of them you probably just spit your beer out all over your shorts. Those words are even scarier to a person that isn’t very handy or doesn’t have the time to do it themselves. You have a real job and let’s be honest your cottage on the Bruce is a long way from your home down south and you get paid far more at your own job then what a carpenter does to renovate your cottage.

What you should do after you've cleaned the beer of your shorts is call a professional in, yes it costs money but if you hire the right contractor what you will spend on the renovation will pay for itself in the long run.

Most cottages that are 20 to 30 years old are on the smaller side and they really don’t fit the lifestyle that most people have become accustomed too. When you look at your older cottage as a whole you will probably find that a little more room overall would be more fitting to your lifestyle. What does this mean?
This means that most renovations of older cottages will also require an addition to it.

Before you start to hyperventilate over having to add an addition to your cottage I would like to assure you that it’s not that big of a deal for a good contractor. A well organized and professional contractor will be able to produce the drawings that you require for your addition and help you make all the decisions on the renovation for the older part of the cottage as well.

A good contractor can accomplish all of this in the off season so that it never disrupts your warm wonderful weekends at your cottage in the summer.

Village Builders is that kind of company, we are used to working in cottage country and dealing with you the homeowner via email and over the phone so that you don’t have to constantly drive several hours north just to make decisions on the work that is being completed at your beloved cottage.

Wouldn’t it be nice to show up on the May long weekend next year and the work on your cottage is completed and looking brand new? That your cottage has been re-constructed in a way that will limit the amount of problems and headaches that you will have in the future and also helped you do it all within your budget?

Village Builders has the workers, sub-contractors, knowledge and expertise to complete a renovation/addition in the time that you want it completed and at a level of quality that you will be proud to show to your friends.

Give Village Builders a call if you’re thinking about renovating on the Bruce Peninsula, you won’t be disappointed.

Our numbers is (705) 466-3202 or visit our website at

Rob Abbott
Village Builders Inc.

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