FM Construction: Custom Home – Duplex in East Vancouver

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Houzz Feature : Room of The Day

Things we like:

  • the built in bench in the shower
  • the built in niche in the shower
  • removing the wall between the vanity and the toilet to open up the room
  • the 12×24 tiles in the shower make it feel open and spa like
  • the pattern of the tile on the floor
  • lots of good ideas to consider when designing an ensuite for the master bedroom

FM Construction: Custom Management Services for The Jervis by Intracorp [CURRENT PROJECT]

F. M. Construction is proud to be providing custom management services for the construction of the display suite and sales centre for The Jervis.

READ MORE HERE

and also VIEW THE FEATURED ARTICLE in Intracorp Magazine

Township of Langley Green Building Permit Rebate Program

Are you considering building a new home in the Township of Langley? If so, you might want to consider the Building Green Rebate Program offered through the Township. It involves having an evaluation of your plans done by a Certified Energy Advisor. A rebate of $750 from the Township is available for a single family dwelling achieving EG 80 and above. Additional rebates may also be available from BC Hydro or Fortis.

http://www.tol.ca/Current-News-Initiatives/Environmental-Sustainability/Sustainable-Community/Green-Building-Permit-Rebate-Program

The 15 Most Popular Kitchen Storage Ideas on Houzz

This article offers some great ideas on making the most of kitchen space and storage.

“As the home of appliances, cookware and every specialty gadget under the sun, the kitchen is and always will be a perplexing place to organize. The never-ending accessories and endless food cans, boxes and bags easily fill up every nook and cranny, especially in a not-so-big kitchen.

Houzz users have been finding and creating innovative organization techniques to help solve their kitchen dilemmas, from storing pots and pans to organizing a messy walk-in pantry. The favorite solutions below, pulled from our list of most popular photos on Houzz, have been added to tens (and in some cases hundreds) of thousands of users’ ideabooks. See if one of them will inspire an idea for your own kitchen.”  continue reading…..

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/15629224?utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u827&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery20

Kitchen Evolution: Work Zones Replace the Triangle

Updated kitchen design and layout strategies for today’s homes and lifestyles 

When I began studying kitchen design many (many!) years ago, I learned all about the much-venerated kitchen work triangle — in which the refrigerator, range and sink are placed 4 to 9 feet apart, forming a roughly equilateral triangle. This design principle was developed back when most people had smaller, closed-off kitchens, where only one person prepared and cleaned up meals. It’s an efficient way to lay out appliances and the sink in a small closed or semiclosed kitchen.

The work triangle is still useful today, but with kitchens that now run the gamut from tiny single-wall galleys up to large open-plan kitchens, it’s more useful to think in terms of work zones instead.

read more…..

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/16934736/_trid=eWFrYWJ1c2tpO3lha2FidXNraUBzaGF3LmNh/list/kitchen-evolution-work-zones-replace-the-triangle

 

 

 

 

Helpful Hints When Planning a Games Room

The space required for recreation rooms can easily extend beyond the square footage of the average home. You may have limits, but some space dedicated to re-creating yourself compensates for hard work and long hours at your job. There are many types of home games, and many of us have at least one setup already, even if it is just a desktop for playing World of Warcraft or Sim City. Traditional games such as pool and table tennis demand dedicated space, but other choices abound in this realm. Let’s find out what games your home could host by taking a look at the dimensions of some of the favorites.

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Contractor Tips: 10 Hats Your General Contractor Wears

Please enjoy this great article we enjoyed reading – it refers to a reno, but holds true for building a new home as well – the sense of humour behind the writer shines through along with a good dose of reality.

Contractor Tips: 10 Hats Your General Contractor Wears