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As Winter turns to spring

It is the perfect time to breathe a new lease of life into your home. From adding fresh blooms to refreshing color schemes, here are some ideas for redecorating your home for spring.

1. Add pops of color: Spring is all about fresh and bright colors. Add accents of greens, yellows, and pinks in the form of throw pillows, curtains, and rugs around your home to give it a pop of brightness.

2. Bring in some greenery: The addition of plants can add life and energy to any space. Plants can not only improve the air quality but also improve the atmosphere of a room. Choose plants that thrive in natural light such as succulents or peace lilies to add a fresh yet low-maintenance energy boost to any room.

3. Freshen up with flowers: Spring is a time when many flowers come into bloom. Bring the garden inside by adding fresh bouquets or pots of flowers in your home. From tulips to hyacinths, there are endless options for seasonal blooms that can elevate the look of your home.

4. Change up your linens: With the change in seasons, change up your linens to lighter fabrics and bright colors. Swap out heavy blankets for lightweight throws and add some pastel-colored sheets in the bedroom.

5. Rearrange or add new furniture: Add some freshness to your home by rearranging or adding furniture. Create a cozy reading nook by adding a comfortable armchair and ottoman, or add some storage to your living room by investing in a stylish media unit.

6. Declutter: With the change in seasons, it is the perfect time to do a spring cleaning and declutter your space. Get rid of items that no longer serve a purpose in your home, organize your closets, and tidy up your entertainment spaces.

Custom Canadian Furniture

Canada is known for its high-quality
craftsmanship and natural beauty, and these two
elements are often combined to create unique and
personalized custom furniture pieces. Custom
Canadian furniture offers a perfect blend of
functionality and aesthetics that can enhance any home
or office space.

Here are some benefits of investing in custom
Canadian furniture:

1. Natural materials: Canadian furniture makers often
use locally sourced wood that is sustainable and of
high quality. This means that you get a piece of
furniture that is not only beautiful but also eco-friendly.

2. Customized design: With custom Canadian furniture,
you get to personalize your design based on your
preferences and needs. You can choose the type of
wood, the finish, color, size, and style of your furniture,
ensuring that it is perfectly suited to your space.

3. Unique and one-of-a-kind: When you buy custom
Canadian furniture, you are buying a piece of furniture
that is unique and one-of-a-kind. No two pieces will
ever be the same, ensuring that your furniture stands
out from the rest.

4. High-quality craftsmanship: Canadian furniture
makers are known for their attention to detail and
craftsmanship. They take pride in their work and will
ensure that every piece of furniture is made with
precision and care.

5. Long-lasting: Custom Canadian furniture is built to
last. The quality of the materials and craftsmanship
ensures that your furniture will be durable and
withstand years of use.

6. Local economy: By investing in custom Canadian
furniture, you are supporting local businesses and
contributing to the local economy. This helps to create
jobs and contributes to the growth of the community.

In conclusion, custom Canadian furniture offers
numerous benefits that can enhance your home or
office space. From the unique design to the quality
materials and craftsmanship, custom Canadian
furniture is a long-term investment that is worth the
initial cost. Support local businesses and invest in a
one-of-a-kind piece of furniture that will last for years to

How We Are Lowering Our Carbon Footprint

This year on earth day lets all make a commitment on how we can lower our carbon footprint.

Shopping locally made furniture can provide several benefits to the environment. Here are some ways we are helping make a difference. Support for sustainable materials: Our local Mennonite furniture makers use locally sourced (mostly Ontario and Quebec) and sustainable materials, which can help to reduce the environmental impact of furniture production.

By constructing furniture from solid wood, with dovetail drawers and a premium varnish finish, our furniture is built to last. The longer it lasts, the longer it will be before it ends up in the landfill. One interesting fact is that the sawdust that our Mennonite builders produce is recycled as livestock bedding; the scrap wood is used to heat homes. Local Forestry Philosophy: The sawmills that manage the timberlands maximize their long term returns through professional forest management.

They understand how to protect forest health, encourage growth, and enhance future value through sustainable selective harvesting. As one mills puts it “We know that land is more than just the trees, the timber is part of a larger ecosystem that includes the wildlife, clean water, and fresh air which is why they deserve professional care we can provide”. Reduced transportation emissions: Buying locally made furniture reduces the need for long-distance transportation. With less transportation involved, there is less pollution generated by the trucks, planes and ships involved in shipping furniture from one country to another which can significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and our carbon footprint.

Reduced packaging waste: When furniture is made locally, it doesn’t need to be packaged as much for shipping, which can help to reduce the amount of packaging waste generated. Promoting energy efficiency: Our local furniture makers use energy-efficient production methods and equipment which can help to reduce energy consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Preserving natural resources: Our Mennonite furniture makers prioritize repurposing wood and other materials, which can help to preserve natural resources- nothing gets wasted. Support for local wildlife: Locally sourced materials can also support local wildlife habitats and ecosystems, since it ensures that local habitats are not destroyed or disturbed to source the materials for the furniture.