A Designer’s Opinion
IDSWest a Success!

David Alan B was excited to be part of IDS West 2010 at the Vancouver Convention Centre on October 14-17. Dave and Fred had a wonderful time and enjoyed meeting many new clients over the four day show. It was …

21st Oct 2010 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion

Landscape and curb appeal are an extension of the interior, and today’s lifestyle includes more emphasis on outdoor living.

Dave and Fred have consulted on many exterior projects including everything from garden pergolas to multi-level decks and outdoor kitchens. Through …

13th Oct 2010 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion

Modern design has been getting a bad rap for a long time. Most people fear it because they think it cold. Design magazines tend to feature “out there” homes with concrete floors and stainless steel sofas but that isn’t truly …

13th Oct 2010 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion

It’s amazing how many houses lack the detail of trim.  With narrow door and window casings and teeny baseboards, the architecture of many homes lacks emphasis and drama. By adding trim to an existing house a great improvement can be …

13th Oct 2010 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion

The family bathroom is growing in size to meet market demands. Today’s family is asking for heated floors, double sinks, separate showers, better storage and ease of maintenance. While not as luxurious as the master bathroom, the family bathroom is …

13th Oct 2010 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion

More and more clients are asking for the spa retreat of their dreams.  Rain showers, waterfall faucets, vessel sinks, heated tile floors–the demands for the modern bathroom require skill in both planning and execution.  Most clients have been planning or …

7th Oct 2010 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion

Dave and Fred assist the homeowner in the early stages of design to determine what the client wants to accomplish and how to budget accordingly.  Sometimes the home works well with its current configuration, sometimes it needs minor alterations to …

7th Oct 2010 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion

The latest trend in kitchen design is the integration of the kitchen into the living space.  Historically kitchens were segregated from the main living space by walls and doors Today’s kitchen is open to the rest of the living space …

7th Oct 2010 Posted in: A Designer's Opinion