New "Mudroom" for a North Vancouver family home, Ikea Hack a Solution for Shoe Storage & Organizing Bags and more
It is always hard to find enough storage in an entrance area for a family of four and in the smaller homes you have limited space. Build ins are quite expensive and often size down the space available, especially if you like to keep it open and airy and have different heights to deal with like in our case we had a small area beside stairs. So we created a "mudroom" area out of some ikea parts which functions well. For everybody who is interested we used 2 LEKSVIK racks each with 5 hooks, one to be used for the kids at a lower hight and one for the adults and build a bench out of the NORDLI series which serves as storage for shoes, bags, gloves & more. I love this new quality modular drawer system. You can customize and stack the drawer units. The come in different width and are all soft closing. The possibilities are endless and it is easy to add units at a later time. When the storage needs grew. In our case we added a Bamboo counter top from the Ikea ALDERN bathroom series. To serve as seating area for the kids and adults. The counter depth needed a bit of an adjustment but other wis it was a perfect fit. One tip at the end for what ever project you like to plan you can hack a lot of Ikea series to customize and use for different areas. Just watch out that anything you need to resize is full wood not particle board and veneer otherwise its hard to cut it down and have a quality finished look.
We would like to thank all our customers for their trust and loyalty within the past years and above all those, who have taken the time to review our work on the Internet & websites like Trusted Pro, Google, Yellow Pages, Yelp, Houzz, Homestars.
It is great for us to know that our work is appreciated as this makes it even more enjoyable to run our family business. Best wishes for 2017 and hopefully we are able to assist you all with any of your renovation and plumbing upgrade ideas in the future.
Andrea & Rudi
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Just won Best of Houzz 2016 for Customer Service second year in the row! See us on Houzz at http://www.houzz.com/pro/kodiakheating
Kodiak Heating & Plumbing Ltd. of North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016
Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodelling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World
North Vancouver, BC, Canada, January 11, 2016 – Kodiak Heating & Plumbing Ltd. of North Vancouver has won “Best Of Customer Service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodelling and design, for the second year in the row. The family owned 22 Year old Plumbing & Contracting Company was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodelling and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 35 million monthly users on Houzz. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.
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“Anyone building, remodelling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented and service-oriented professionals” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re so pleased to recognize Kodiak Heating & Plumbing Ltd., voted one of our “Best Of Houzz” professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodelling and decorating their homes.”
I really enjoying to work on our latest project. We started planing and design in early Spring and now we are halfway through the house renovation.
We installed a new quality Malarkey roof und repaired the chimneys added some new vents, landscaping for the front yard including rounded retaining wall and a turning walkway with stairs, an irrigation system with rain sensor.
Now we are starting with the prep work for the painting......
but their also will be new European gutters installed as well as a new entrance door and inside we will refinish some old hardwood floors, repair old stucco walls and ceilings and take off popcorn ceilings, as painting update and so on. I will will post some more photos soon.