2019 Consumer Choice Award Winner

Winner of the 2019 Consumer Choice Award,

Home Renovation Halifax

All-Craft Announces With Great Confidence

Winner of the 2019 Consumer Choice Award 

“Home Renovation”

To you our valued clients, community and industry leaders, we want to pass on our appreciation for your support and business. 

Your positive comments and the recognition that you provided All-Craft with, resulted in our company being recognized with a very prestigious award.

Each year across Canada, Consumer Choice Award gathers opinions, perceptions and expectations through the responses of thousands of consumers and businesses. All winners go through a rigorous selection process conducted by a third party research firm to ensure only the most outstanding service providers are the winners within their respective industry. 

Winning the “2019 Consumer Choice Award” for Home Renovation in Halifax, means a lot to the All-Craft Family. We work as a team, always supporting each other and we are dedicated to our community, industry and clients, past and future.

All-Craft would like to take this time to thank everyone not only for your business but for your positive comments, outstanding references and kind words of support.

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Kitchen Renovation Trends In Halifax

Kitchen Renovation Trends in Halifax

Why renovate your kitchen, the reasons are endless and so are the trends.

If you are planning on doing some remodeling this year, make sure your kitchen is on the top of the list. Kitchens have become the focal point of the house. The basement use to be the go to place for a party, but now everyone is congregating in the kitchen, having kitchen parties.

Top 5 Kitchen Trends

  1. Stone is still Supreme– Stone is sleek and stylish and also low maintenance.  Coming in a variety of colors and finishes, stone provides your kitchen with a unique look from elegant to chic. Kitchen renovation in halifax
  2. Smart Kitchen-Technology plays a huge part in everyday life, including when you are in your kitchen. From sensor-equipped faucets to talking appliances, one trend to incorporate in your remodel is smart gadgets.Kitchen sink renovation
  3. Color Crazy-Natural wood colors use to be the trend, but now the color palette has expanded.  Grey and white seem to be the most popular colors but you can find black cabinetry being used in large kitchens, you need to have space to pull of black.Kitchen island renovation
  4. Storage Can Be Stylish-A well designed functional kitchen uses all the space available in the room. Storage is always important in a home, but especially in the kitchen. Pull-outs for spices, roll-out trays, caddies and recycling centers are great storage options. If you have space, you can put a pantry in using a trendy decorative door (barn door) as the focal point. Kitchen remodels
  5. Islands with out a beach-The reasons for having an island in your kitchen are endless. Islands can be stationary or mobile providing you options for location and size. An island adds storage and additional cabinetry. It is a place where the kids can sit and chat about their day while you prep for dinner.Kitchen

What To Look For in a Kitchen Renovator

Doing your legwork can go a long way when picking your professional contractor for your kitchen renovation. Finding the right contractor can feel overwhelming but here are a few tips when looking for the right renovator for your job:

  • Ask for testimonials
  • Look at credentials like safety, insurance, are they members of the local building association
  • Take time to interview your candiates
  • Visit their social media platforms and website.  A professional renovator is proud to show off their work.
  • CHBA-Nova Scotia is a great place to find a reputable renovator

Costs Associated with a Kitchen Renovation

On average, Canadians are spending between 25k to 50k on a kitchen remodel. This is where your budget determines your ‘needs’ and ‘wants’.

Cabinetry, countertops, appliances and electrical are the big $$ factors with a kitchen renovation. But these materials are the most crucial aspect of your renovation when it comes to functionality and style. Working with a designer and a contractor will help you get the best quality material for the best price as they usually get contractors pricing.

Where Will the Money Go?

National Kitchen & Bath Association breaks the cost of remodeling a kitchen as follows:

  • Design Fees: 4%
  • Installation: 7%
  • Appliances and ventilation: 14%
  • Cabinetry and hardware: 29%
  • Countertops: 10%
  • Lighting: 5%
  • Flooring: 7%
  • Doors and windows: 4%
  • Walls and ceilings: 5%
  • Faucets and plumbing: 4%
  • Other: 1%

 

In today’s family home, the kitchen is that place where you all meet to chat about the day and what the plans are, you hear the good news and bad news and you celebrate birthdays and anniversaries there.

 

Is your kitchen ready for some attention? 


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The CHBA-NS 2017 Renovator of the Year | NH&R

The night was like no other for the All-Craft Family at the CHBA-NS Peak Awards.

The team was out of their work-boots and into their suits and heels ready to celebrate whether they won an award or not at the 2016 CHBA-NS Peak Awards.

At the Peak Awards you can find the most outstanding professional renovators and builders in Nova Scotia coming together to celebrate the hard work and dedication performed all year long. CHBA Builders and Renovators are recognized for their outstanding renovations and custom homes with CHBA-NS Peak Awards, presented by Peter Kohler.

Winning multiple awards that evening, the night was filled with surprises for the All-Craft Family. The celebrations began but something even more exciting was about to happen for the team.

All-Craft is known for their dedication to the community and the industry as well their dedication to their clients, on the night of the gala this was recognized in a substantial way. To the surprise of the team, All-Craft was awarded one of the most prestigious awards a professional renovator can receive, The CHBA-NS Renovator of the Year Award.

You could find the All-Craft family hugging and even shedding tears, jumping with excitement. That night was special, the team was together for one of the most memorable moments that can happen for a professional renovating company and their team.

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Who is All-Craft?

NH&R captured The All-Craft Family in their 2017 Fall Edition. The story captures the heart of All-Craft and the family behind the success, it tells the story of why All-Craft is Renovator of the Year. Click to read the full story.

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Decking Out Your Deck with Accessories

The finer details – it may seem like working backwards; picking out your accessories for your outdoor living space before you even start planning your deck however, accessories are a key fundamental to add character and create a custom design and you will want to plan the larger details to fit the smaller ones.

The outdoor living space is now becoming an extension of the home and as such they require accessories to make them as livable as any indoor room. Your deck is your living room for summer and with hundreds of possible combinations from the arch of your pergola to the color of your throw pillows, each aspect of your exterior design should reflect or complement the architecture of your home and the interior design.

Accessories for the exterior of your home can range from lighting to furniture to outdoor kitchens, custom outdoor spas and everything in between. Spending some of your budget on the finer details may seem like you are splurging just a little bit but put that feeling aside and reap the benefits of what the attention to details will reap you in the future. What is really becoming attractive today is ‘outdoor rooms’ or outdoor living spaces where families and friends gather outside to enjoy the peace and serenity of nature. More homeowners are adding decks, patios and outdoor kitchens to their home’s appeal.

These outdoor areas are viewed as added space and value to any home where you can spend time entertaining, relaxing, living in the backyard – turf and grass are being replaced with a functional space. If you are looking to enhance your curb appeal, nothing packs a bigger punch than revamping your architectural design. Since it’s the first thing visitors see, it makes or breaks your home’s first impression — it can easily become the neighborhood star.

The exterior often reflects the overall style of the house and the family that lives there, so it sets the pace for the rest of your space. In the end, whether you have stone, wood, brick, steel or vinyl siding, make sure your materials, paint colors and overall design represent what you like and who you are.

You might be thinking, “Where do I start when deciding on what accessories to incorporate in my plan?” Well the first step is think about the interior of your home – what features of it do you want to bring outside? Might be lighting or maybe accent colors – always remember styles and color can vary depending on your personal style or preference. Second, research and research a little bit more to understand what is out there and available to you. Third, consult with a professional, like us,  as we have the expert knowledge and insight into industry trends to bring a wealth of options to the table.

We hope this provides some inspiration for gearing towards building that dream space and get you outdoors to enjoy the best of our summer.