Saturday, November 17, 2018

Custom Cedar Closets For The Modern Home

In today's home style modern and simple are in, but there is a limit to how simple you should make your modern home. You should make an effort to have some decorative details that will draw the eye and also add some warm to the room.

Making the rooms in your home modern is actually quite easy, the hard part is adding enough to the rooms so that they aren't completely blank and bland.

One of the things that you can do is build custom closets, not the type of closets that are built behind walls that no one can see but the kind that are open, that make a statement but also serve a purpose.

Every home needs closets of some kind to hang things and store things, why not use them to help give your home a warmer.

Cedar closets can have doors, they can be open and you can even incorporate a bench for helping put on your socks into it.

They can be made onsite while other renovations are going on or they can be made elsewhere and brought to your home and assembled.

They can be customized to whatever you require, as big or as small as you want. They can be stained or painted whatever colour you want onsite. The only limit is your imagination.

So remember when you are trying to achieve that modern look in your home you need something that brings warm and a touch of custom design to it. Maybe cedar closets are for you.

Village Builders Inc.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Winter Renovations While Your On Vacation

Do you go south for the winter either on vacation or to Florida for several months?

If you do then that is a great time to have your home (back here) renovated or an addition built on to it.

Now going on a week or two vacation will not be long enough to do a large renovation but what it does allow for your contractor to do a lot of the noisy, dirty demolition when you aren't there. Routinely the water or the heat will need to be turned off for a period of time, or if the bathrooms are being renovated then this can be completed when you aren't there. When you return your heat would be working and so would your water. Usually the start of renovations are the most stressful for people because of the dust, noise and mess that happens.

If you are going to Florida for the winter (several months) then the renovation or the addition can happen without you. Most contractors do not need you onsite, in fact contractors prefer you to be somewhere else. It's easier if contractors don't have to worry about your safety or the noise they are making waking you up in the morning.

With modern technology, pictures or videos can be sent to you the homeowner for approval, questions and updates can happen through text message, email or phone. Communication can happen everyday if the homeowner requires it.

In fact we once built an entire house (the build took 12 months) and the owners were in South Korea the entire time. They only came over twice in that time frame to see how it was going and to pick some tile for the floors. When they returned and moved in everything was the way they wanted it because they had basically seen everything about the house already from pictures and videos.

The point is that if you hire the right contractor, someone that you can trust will bring your vision to life then there is no reason to not let them tear your house apart while your not there and make it look like a brand new home.

One of the biggest things about construction is that the trades and contractors need to be paid, this is made easy with e-transfers and direct deposits. This eliminates the need for you to write and send a cheque in the mail, hoping it gets there in an appropriate time frame.

If this appeals to you then now is the time to start looking for that contractor that can do the work for you this winter, AS WINTER IS COMING!

If you would like to talk about winter renovations email us at

Rob Abbott
Village Builders Inc.