Wescraft – renovations in Fort Langley

Wescraft is known for its commitment to quality and creating fine custom homes.  Did you know they also do renovations?  Right now the lower mainland is in the middle of a red hot real estate market.  This is a sellers’ market but what if you like your neighbourhood?  What if you like your home but want to expand or rework the floor plan?  This might be a perfect time for a custom renovation.

Right now Wescraft is working on one of these renovations in Fort Langley. The upstairs is being doubled in size to accomodate a new mastersuite.   A week ago we took some photos of the work in progress and some more today.  We pride ourselves on our craftsmenship and our attention to detail.  We thought we’d show you some of those details before the completion.

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One week later we see the progress.

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We invite you to check back to see the finished work and hear about the process first hand from the owner’s perspective. If you are considering renovations give Scott a call.  He’d love to make your custom home dreams become a reality.

 

Wescraft – Renovations versus New Home Build

 

Considering a major renovation or custom build?

As a fan of HGTV I’ve seen a lot of episodes of “Love it or List it”.  I often turn on the first few minutes and the last five minutes to see the options and try and decide whether I would keep the renovated home or go with a new one that fulfilled the wish list.

What I don’t know is what the current house means to the owners.  Hint: If the wife is pregnant she almost never moves. When most home owners look around and decide it is time for a change they don’t usually have the two options handed to them quite so neatly.  If you are in the situation where your house no longer meets your needs or you are dreaming of something different will it be renovations or a new home build?  Here are a few things to consider.

What is driving you to make changes?

  • If you have a growing family is there room to renovate?
  • Do you have the property to expand?
  • Can you build up or can the layout be arranged to accommodate your needs?
  • What are the city bylaws in terms of what you can do on your property?

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For some families it makes sense to stay on their property due to nearby family and friends, work, schools and the community.  They have good memories in the home and see its future potential.  Sometimes adding storage, changing out fixtures, and taking out a wall or two is what it takes to make it work, while other times it ends up being a complete overhaul. Here is where it is good to consult a home builder/renovation specialist to get a realistic budget on what it would cost you to convert your home. They can have an assessment done to check if your home is structurally sound, the roof, siding and foundation, and well maintained. This will help you gauge is renovations or a new build are best for you. He/she can also suggest ways to solve your current issues that you might not of considered.

You may decide that living next to a playground and school is no longer necessary and you’d like a place a little closer to the lake.  Then you know it is time to let location help make your decision.  This option allows you to revision your living space and have it designed to meet your new needs. Maybe a main floor bedroom is now the focus rather than having everyone on the same level.  Having a floor, a sound proofed floor, between you and your son’s electric guitar solos may be just the ticket.

Whatever option you choose it has to make financial sense.

  • Building a new home gives you a choice of neighbourhoods.
  • You may buy somewhere with less property taxes and less expensive land.
  • You know you are starting with a new house that is completely your design.
  • Depending on the size and option you control the expenses.
  • You can choose high efficiency, green options which will have an effect on operating cost and improve its resale value.
  • Also the current interest rates may help determine the scope of work you want to do.
  • Can you live through an extensive renovation of your current home, which may also have extra costs depending on the age of your home?

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Are you aware of all of the costs involved in building a new home?  This is where having a comparison done by a good custom home designer/builder can help you in your decision making.

Whatever you decide, Wescraft would love to help you choose the option that is best for you. We do both major home renovations and build custom homes.

Don’t hesitate to call us and let us help you make your dreams a reality.

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Wescraft – Meet the Designers

We’d like to introduce you to Wescraft’s design associates d.a.c. design consultants Diane Parkinson and Lynda Aasen.   Sitting down with Diane and Lynda you can’t help but feel the energy and excitement they have in helping you make your dream a reality.

“When we initially go to meet a client we tell them it will be an amazing process.”

For Diane she knows firsthand as she first met Scott as a client.  “Twelve years ago my husband and I decided to build our first custom home.  We met with a number of builders.  Scott made us feel confident.  He answered our questions and was there for us throughout the entire process.  He was pro active with the design and construction.  The quality of his work was outstanding.  Even now when we have guests they comment on the quality of the work.”

As for Lynda and Diane they met in the community through their childrens’ swimming lesson and found they had both been involved in design since they were young.  Diane remembers rearranging furniture in her home when she was six and Lynda had a passion for colour and fashion.  Both ladies had backgrounds in education with Lynda as a preschool teacher and Diane in education and human resources. One night they both walked into the same decorating course and knew right away that they wanted to form a partnership. It ended up being a great decision.  Lynda had an amazing gift for colour planning and a leaning to a contemporary minimalism/ classical styling.  Diane did excellent sketches and enjoyed modern country and beyond.  For both their styles and interests continued to evolve.  They found that the partnership gave their clients a greater range of skills and options.

From there they taught continuing education courses at Douglas College in home design and grew a flourishing business with a strong client base.  It became a natural fit to work with Scott.

“It is a pleasure to work with Scott as he handles issues immediately, fairly and with the best resolution.”

So what is the process in working with a designer?  “We start by meeting you at your house.  We come to you.  By meeting at your home we get an idea of what you already have and want to take with you.  It gives us an idea of your style.  We can help blend your favourite items with new discoveries.  We had a clent who had amazing antiques from Europe.  They had been tucked away in cupboards for years.  She was having a renovation and we helped her incorporate them by rematting and reframing and some refinishing and reorganizing.  By adding just a few new pieces she had a new look that featured what was important to her.

After meeting at your home we will also meet you at the suppliers and then again on site.  We are there to make sure the transitions are as  smooth as possible.”

What does the designer do?  “We see what it is you hope to achieve and help you take it from dream to reality.  Design is our strength.  You might see something you like in a magazine but you don’t know how to make the photo come to life in you home.  We can help you make choices to create your vision in a way that is functional, beautiful and reflects your personality.  A good design is style married with function.

We start with the exterior and work our way through.  We want you to come around the corner and say “I can’t wait to get home. This is my home.” We help your home reflect the life you choose to live.”

How long does it take?  ” The honest answer is that it depends.   It depends on whether you are doing a renovation or a new build.  It also depends on how long a client takes to make a decision.  We understand that clients want to feel sure they are making the right choice. Some have a hard time committing and others know it as soon as they see it.  Part of our job is to help the clients be aware of the timelines for these decisions. The builder’s timeline dictates the construction schedule.  This can be overwhelming and an emotional process.  Sometimes clients do not agree with each other or the tile they chose may be discontinued.  Sometimes they fall in love with something that is over budget so we help give them perspective as to what can be adjusted to accommodate that and revisit their priorities.  Sometimes we help them find the look for less.  We help them negotiate these hurdles and suggest alternatives and options.”

Are you an employee of Wescraft?  “We are independent consultants.  As a company we also do staging consultation, redesign, decorating and colour consultations.  Wescraft offers our services as an option.  We can be hired for a set amount of work or by the hour.  It is up to the client. We make it a priority to be efficient with everyone’s time.  We really enjoy helping you to get the best value with the most impact.”

When not at work Lynda and Diane lead active lives in the community.  Lynda enjoys being part of a women’s dragon boat team at Bedford Landing and traveling as time permits. “I love the being part of the team for the fun, the exercise and social time.”

Diane is on the board of directors of the Devon Clifford music foundation.  The goal is to provide at risk youth, who would otherwise be unable to afford it, an opportunity to pursue music.  This is offered though rock music based camps and private music lessons.  www.devoncliffordmusicfoundation.ca

If you wish to contact them their email is info@dacdesign.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wescraft – Pet Friendly Home Design

A custom home allows you to create a space that is tailored to the needs of you and your family.

For many of us that includes members of the four legged variety.  Our pets are an essential part of our household and with a little creativity their needs can be considered in the design.

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These first two photos show clever ways different spaces can be created to meet your pet’s need for security.  Smaller animals gravitate to spaces in which they can feel secure against such predators as the vacuum cleaner or have places to hide their toys.

You also spend a large portion of your budget on the look and ambiance of your kitchen and a large bag of dog food does nothing for the decor. Likewise there is nothing quite like walking into your kitchen at night and ending up with one foot in the dog’s water dish.  Planning for the pet’s needs and tying them into the kitchen design will address both form and function.  If your animal is older a raised dish system may be easier to access.

Your lifestyle helps dictate the design of your home. The same can be considered for your individual pets.  Do they tend to live on your couches? The fabric choices should be stain resistant and washable.  Do they like to perch higher up? Maybe design some platform spaces from which they can monitor the flow of toddlers, sunbeams and their loyal subjects.  Whatever their personalities one area that is important in any design choices is the flooring.

Leanne Potts, writer for HGTV wrote:

“Bare floors are the way to go, but bare doesn’t have to be boring.  Painted concrete is lovely and durable, as are terrazzo and brick.  Hardwood floors are simple to mop or vacuum and add a warm glow to a room, but keep in mind that large dogs can scratch wood.” (If you love hardwood then talk to us about the best type for your pets.)

“The best floor is ceramic tile,  because it’s easy to clean and resistant to any stain an animal can dish out.  Tile is toenail-proof, it makes a room look sleek and elegant, and it gives furry animals a cool place to nap during hot weather.  Porous materials like marble or other natural stones aren’t as pet-proof as other hard surfaces, since acids present in pet spit-up can stain them, even if they’re sealed. (Quoting designer Nan Ruvel).

When it comes to carpets Nan’s advice is to avoid wall to wall carpeting as it absorbs odors, traps pet hair and soaks of pet stains like a sponge.  She said if you do decide on carpet choose a low pile as it is easier to clean if there’s an accident and avoid continuous loop carpet because a pet toenail can unravel it.”    http://www.hgtv.com/design/packages/pet-friendly-design   There is also the consideration of the older pet who might benefit from radiant heating on a tiled surface to keep warm in the winter and also to ease aging bones and joints.

For some pet owners space is set aside for a pet area that transitions them from the outside to the living space.  It may have a dog shower or tub and separate storage for food, treats, leashes and grooming supplies.  It can be a room on its own or combined with a mudroom.  It might be separated from the rest of the home with a door or a gate.  Some doors are half doors and can be solid or transparent.  The style is completely up to you and needs to factor in whether you are bathing a 1oo lb. dog or a 9 lb. dog.  You cat will probably have very strong opinions about any attempts to bath her/him.

It is also important for an animal to have a space that is theirs.  According to dog trainer Kathy Santo dogs need a designated sleep space.

Cynthia Ramnarace of Bobvila.com wrote:

” If a pet bed or crate is not in your design plans there is the option of remodeling a closet into a pet room.  You can install a pet door into the closet door for easy access, or simply remove the door altogether. The bed can be placed inside, as well as food and water bowls. These can be as simple or luxurious as you’d like. New York City-based pet expert Charlotte Reed, owner of Two Dogs and a Goat pet care service, says she has worked on rooms outfitted with grooming tables, bathtubs, and a television for the pet’s favorite programs. “The new trend is to create something opulent,” Reed says. “Some rooms have a real bed that is low to the ground, with comfortable pillows. In one house there was a closet with all of the dog’s clothing.” “

Cynthia also comments on the not so delicate issue of the litter box.

‘Giving cats a private place to do their business is more about the owner’s comfort than the pet’s, Reed says. But because dogs love to nose around in the litter box, concealment is a priority if you have both cats and dogs.

There are many creative solutions to this problem. One recent trend is installing hidden litter box spots in cabinetry, such as built-in sofas or entertainment units, with hideaway entry points too small for dogs to access. Reed recommends adding a sensor-operated light that goes on when the cat enters. Also, if you have a cat that sprays, make sure to line the space with plastic or linoleum for easy disinfecting. This same approach can be used with small dogs and puppies that use training pads, Reed says.

If you have a dog that lets himself out of the house when nature calls, consider upgrading your pet door. New models, such as Pet Safe’s Extreme Weather Pet Door, have an insulated flap that can withstand 40-mile-per-hour winds. And a pet door doesn’t need to be installed in a door. In fact, one of Pet Safe’s bestsellers is a through-the-wall entry door. It’s a self-framing, do-it-yourself project that is especially appealing to people with glass doors.

And if critters or other intruders are your concern, there are pet doors that come with “keys” installed on the pet’s collar that automatically unlock the door when the pet approaches.’ http://www.bobvila.com/articles/369-how-to-create-a-pet-friendly-home/#.VUcmCyiOXOE

In designing your home who also spend a good deal of time creating the landscaping.  Remember to make sure your chosen materials are pet friendly and think about whether you want a fenced area for your animals or might prefer an electric fence.  These can come either through in-ground wiring or a portable wireless system.

There are many choices that can be made to accommodate all the members of your family when you choose to build a custom home.

At Wescraft we’d love the opportunity to make your dreams a reality.  Contact us if you’d like to discuss the possibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wescraft – Spring Maintenance

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Springtime in British Columbia is incredibly beautiful.  At Wescraft we love being able to hit the trails and  enjoy more time outdoors.   It also means that building season is going into full gear.  We take pride in our work and build it to last.  To keep you home in top condition we’d like to help with some suggestions for creating your spring maintenance routine.

Start by simply taking a walk around your home.  Doing a visual inspection is something you are taught to do with your car in driver’s training but something we can forget to do with our homes.

1.  Siding – Check The walls.  Look for any holes in the siding.  Remove any insect nests or piles of debris as it makes good nesting material for vermin.  Now is a good time to clean the siding to keep mould from growing.  Also inspect the exterior caulking for any deterioration. If needed scrape out eroding caulk and replace it.

2.  Foundation – Check the foundation for any cracks.  Look for any pest droppings or insect debris.  If you find anything then look further for any areas of entry into the home and seal it.

3.  Decks – Look for any warped, loose or water stained boards.  Check for popping nails.  Removing the leaves and debris that accumulates between the spaces in the boards will extend the life of your deck no matter what the material.   If the finish on your wood deck is faded or worn then this is the time of year to clean, stain and reseal it.  If there is moss or mold then use a pressure washer.  A stone patio usually just require a sweeping and hose down unless there is moss and then it would also benefit from a stronger washing.

4.  Fencing – The same treatment as for decking applies to wood fencing, trellises or pergolas.  If the boards have become splintered or lost their stain they may require a light sanding before staining.

5.  Driveway and paths – Check your driveway and paths before the weeds have a chance to grow.  Home centers sell patch up materials designed for asphalt and concrete.  If your walkways use paving stones then check that they are stable.  Over the winter the sand can settle causing the stones to shift.  If needed add sand in the joints to lock them in place.

6.  Gutters and eaves– Now it is time to look up.  Examine the underside of the eaves for any damage.  Make sure that the gutters and downspouts direct water away from the house.  Check the gutters.  Clean out the debris and also check for any joint separations and loose fasteners.

7.  Air conditioning units – Before you start make sure you shut off the power to the unit.  Clean out the leaves and debris.  You can use a vent brush, power blower or even your vacuum cleaner.

8.  Outdoor furniture – Clean it was a quick hose rinse or a mild detergent.  Check the metal for any signs of rust or paint damage.  Sand down the rust and use a spray enamel to protect it from further weather damage.  Grills should also be given a good clean and check the burner jets for clogs and make sure that the gas hoses or connections are secure.

9.  Lawn – Give the lawn a good raking to remove debris that may be preventing the grass from developing properly.  Now is also a good time to check the health of your trees and shrubs.

Inside the home it is a good time to change the furnace filter if you didn’t do it in the fall and test the batteries for your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide tester.

If you ever have any questions about the maintenance of your Wescraft home please do not hesitate to call us.  We are here for you every step of the way.

 

 

 

Wescraft – Remembering the Past

 

 

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At Wescraft we call Langley and Fort Langley home.  We are B.C born and raised and this is were we live and work.  We’d like to share some of what makes the community we build in so unique and honour its heritage.

Fort Langley is a town known for its historical charm.  The Fort itself with its re-enactments, festivals and tours is a constant draw as are the store fronts, vintage train station and waterfront.  On a weekend afternoon it is a perfect place for a stroll, enjoying the heritage properties, but have you ever noticed this house?

In Fort Langley on the corner of Trattle and 96th sits a small colonial house.  If you look closely you will realize that besides its historic beauty it is impossibly small.  It is in fact one of four such houses placed in Fort Langley for a very special purpose.

According to the Langley Heritage society in the summer of 1914, a local group known as the Langley Volunteers went off to serve in the great war, World War One.  Two of the returning members, Dr. Benjamin Marr and and municipal collector Archie Payne, wanted to create a legacy to commemorate those who had fallen in battle.   Streets like Glover Rd. and Berry were renamed for local soldiers who didn’t get to come home.

In 1923 it was decided to plant a tree for each soldier at their renamed street.  According to the Society these trees were meant as a living reminder of how such events affected everyone in the community.  Over time most of the trees died and the original white fences and plaques disappeared.

In 2003 the Langley Heritage Society placed four house shaped cement monuments at the feet of the remaining trees to commemorate the soldiers lost in the war and those who planted the trees.  In speaking with Bays Blackhall of the Langley Heritage society, she shared some more info about the markers.  “Fort Langley is a unique with its village feel.  It is the birth place of B.C.”.  She said that as time went on they wanted to protect these trees, safeguarding the tribute to those soldiers.  When asked about the choice of a house as a marker she said that they represent our heritage.  “The men lived in this area, made their homes here.”  The house was the fitting symbol to represent their part in the community; where they came from and all the lives affected by their passing and sacrifice.

At Wescraft we build homes to last far into the future but we never forget our past.  “We appreciate and stand behind the men and women that sacrificed so much to give us the community we have today.  Thank you.”

If you have not seen these unique tributes here are the locations you can visit ( as quoted from the Langley Heritage Society Facebook page).

Trattle St. and 96th – planted for Alfred Trattle, former CPR worker and farmer, who died at Vimy Ridge in 1917.

Wright St. and 96th – planted for Jesse Wright, who came to Canada in 1911, enlisted early, and died overseas.

Wilson Townline Rd. (96th Ave.) and Glover Rd. ,  believed planted for A.W. Wilson, listed as killed in action.

Johnston Townline Rd. (216th St.) in Milner, planted for Arthur Johnston, grocer and local leader, who died in France in 1916.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Welcome to the World- the front entrance

 

Building a custom home allows you to create a space that meets your needs and reflects your style. Your mind goes to layout, colour swatches, appliances, and materials for flooring, counters and storage.  Yes we want a lot of storage.  Most of our thoughts go towards the inside of the home  but what about the outside? What do we want it to say about our home?

From the minute people pull up to your property they will see the landscaping, whether we used brick, stone, wood or siding, the trim and the colour but where their eye is really drawn is the front entrance way.  This is the statement and it introduces the style of the home.  When you build a custom home what do you want it to say?

Do you want a relaxing porch, strong columns, rounded archways or contemporary lines? What about natural stone, stained glass, double doors, maybe art deco styling or a vintage look with shuttered windows? Is your home west coast style, contemporary, cape cod, Craftsman, a country estate or a country cottage? Whatever you choose Wescraft can help you translate your vision into a strong workable design.

Here are some photos of wildly different styles. Some are whimsical, dramatic and exotic. We can only guess at what lies behind these doors.

9e8d22b9301d804a08f5369931b7717a Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts

 

1b7b651a6320c336915f3f80dc667fa6A cob home on the banks of a small stream in Somerset England. http://www.naturalhomes.org/goatlings.htm

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5ac89aef68b5ab08abf4b77278ea59eeA door from the set of “The Hobbit”.  Photograph by Laurence Noah. ( I admit I want to live in the Shire.)

8f5090807cbf60445477844cd5f18a2eLibrary in Rome.  www.pinterest.com/pin/28780885094907371/

 

 

When it comes to your own home let us help you design your welcome to the world.

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Our Word and Our Warranty

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At Wescraft we are proud of the houses we build for you.  Our team is involved in every stage of their development and we deliver on our promises.  One of the best ways for us to back this up and for you to have peace of mind is through our warranty.  We provide a 2/5/10 year home warranty that is backed through Travelers Guarantee.  It is considered one of the most comprehensive home warranty available in North America.

So what is covered under the warranty certificate in British Columbia?

2 Year Material & Labour Warranty

First 12 months – Coverage for any defect in materials and labour

First 15 months – Coverage for any defects in materials and labour in the common property of a multi-unit building

First 24 months – Coverage for any defect in materials and labour supplied for the electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning delivery and distribution systems. In addition, coverage for any defect in materials and labour supplied for the exterior cladding, caulking, windows and doors that may lead to detachment or material damage to the new home.

5 Year Building Envelope Warranty

Coverage for the building envelope for up to five years for defects in the building envelope of a new home.  this includes a defect which permits unintended water penetration such that it causes, or is likely to cause, material damage to the new home.

10 Year Structural Defects Warranty

Coverage for structural defects for up to 10 years for:
Any defect in materials and labour that results in the failure of a load-bearing part of the new home.  It covers a defect that causes structural damage that materially and adversely affects the use of the new home for residential occupancy.

 

We are confident that the homes we build for you will live up to our promises.  We want you to have the confident that we are there for you well after you are handed the keys.  We look forward to establishing long term relationships with our clients and providing you with the best levels of service.  We stand behind our work and are pleased to offer you one of the best warranties in the business.

 

 

 

 

Six Reasons Why a Custom Home May be Right for You

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Finding the right home for you and your family can be a long and overwhelming process.  You may locate a community you like but not the home in the style, size and layout that works for you. You love the look of a Victorian home but not the storage space and tiny kitchen.  You may be able to alter a premade house, and Wescraft is equipped to help you transform an existing home, but what if you want something that goes beyond the footing and structural limits of what is on the market in your area?  What if the halls are too narrow or there is no basement?

1.  A custom home allows the buyer to create that in-law suite, add an elevator, the three car garage or make it modified to wheelchair specifications. You can build with your needs in mind and get what you want from the beginning.

2. A custom build allows the buyer to have the home reflect their own person style.  Perhaps you want the front door to be a grand statement, or  have cove ceilings, and bay windows with a sitting area.  If you have a preference for traditional, or west coast, or contemporary you can create it rather than hoping to find it.  You can have a vintage charm but with current electrical, plumbing and modern sized closets.

3.  The allocation of space will be based of personal preferences.  You can choose cosy spaces and reading nooks or grand stair cases or a double kitchen that will all be proportioned uniquely for you and your lifestyle.

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4. In designing your own space you are able to modify the kitchen for the size and types of appliances you would like as well as large walk in showers for the bathroom, or other additions that might not fit into a pre-existing home.

5. The home will be situated on the property to the best advantage for the natural lighting, landscaping and look.  Wescraft gives careful attention to the outside of the home.  The curb appeal will be as meticulously designed as the interior.  The outdoor living space is integral to the design and the look of your home.

6.  With a Wescraft custom home you have a relationship with your builder that is backed up by warranties and personalized supervision.  They specialize in custom homes. This allows them to give personalized service and stand behind every step of the project. Scott’s handpicked crew has a strong work ethic and is proudly accountable for their work.

If you think a custom home is right for you Wescraft would love the opportunity to impress you with what we can do for you.

Five of the Hottest Custom Home Trends for 2015

Over the last several years we have seen many changes in the Custom home design market. There has been a demand for homes with open concept living, marble or quartz countertops, brushed stainless steel appliances, spa bathrooms and larger closets.  Our homes have been on point for all of these and more. At Wescraft we look to create a timeless environment, with an eye to the future. Here are perhaps the top five hottest Custom Home trends for 2015.

 1. Personalized Functionality


This is larger storage spaces with style.  Over the last several years the trend has been for larger storage areas. Today it is almost unimaginable to build a custom home without a walk-in closet.  Some owners are opting for scaling back on the size of the bedroom to allocate more storage space.  The upcoming trend is to now incorporate designated mudrooms that mirror the design of the rest of the house.  The space is bigger as is the laundry room. The laundry rooms need to accomodate dryers with steam boxes, folding areas and other storage while having a sense of style. A chandelier in the laundry room?  Why not?

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2. Outdoor Living Space

Being a Langley B.C. based business, our homes extend to our outdoor living spaces.  In 2015  and beyond we will continue to see the outdoor room concept evolve with freestanding fireplaces, ovens, seating areas that incorporate stylized decking, stonework, outdoor fabrics and lighting. These inviting spaces will increasingly work to blend the outdoors with the comfort and style of the home owner.

3. Composite Decking

In keeping with having a minimum of maintenance while delivering maximum impact the move is to composite decking.  The look is attractive and can be stylized to the taste of the owner.  It had longterm durability and is much more resistant to the elements.

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 4.  Mantle Pieces

The mantle is an area that can elevate a room by its appearance.  Now mantles are being seen as design element in terms of materials.  MDF is being replaced by expensive woods, stone and even stainless steel.  This custom detail becomes part of the signature statement of your design.

5.  Sliding Barn Doors

If you are currently watching home design shows one of the most innovative additions in the sliding barn doors.  They act like a pocket door but on the outside of the wall.  The doors themselves are varied, going from loft living industrial, pop of colour contemporary or French country charm.

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At Wescraft, we watch for current and upcoming custom home innovations so that we can offer you the very best in design.  We pair solid construction with strong design sensibility.  We look forward to providing you with the direction and leadership to take your dreams to the next level.

 

Wescraft

Builders of Fine Craftsman Homes