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From Humble Beginnings To One Of Phantoms Top Distributors

January 15, 2019

In 1994, just two short years after the Rooke family established and brought Phantom Screens to Canada, Tim and Sharon Chamberlain opened Van Isl Roll Screens which soon changed it’s name to Island Screening Systems as their authorized distributor on Vancouver Island. At that time, Phantom Screens only offered a retractable door screen solution but […]

Adding More Light To Your Home

January 1, 2019

If you ever feel like you’re living in a cave, you might just need more natural light in your home. There are all sorts of features in your house that may be preventing the flow of sunlight without you knowing. From the colors on your wall to the positioning of furniture, there are ways to […]

How To Decrease Winter Heating Bills

December 15, 2018

Tis the season! For many homeowners, saving money on energy while keeping your home warm poses quite the challenge. Don’t worry! With a head start on home improvements, you can decrease your monthly heating bills, maintain a toasty home and avoid repairs in the lowest temperatures of the season. 1. Tune-up or upgrade your furnace […]

Deciding Whether Or Not To Hire An Architect

December 1, 2018

While some home renovation projects can be accomplished on your own, remodeling can become quite complex. If you’re planning on adding onto your house, or changing the layout, homeowners quickly discover that hiring help can make all the difference. So, who do you call? A residential architect will bring your project to the next level, […]

Tips For Shading Your Windows During The Colder Months

November 15, 2018

Have you ever considered shading solutions for your windows during the colder months of the year? While it’s true that problems with too much natural light in the house occur during the sunnier months of the year, you can run into the same issues if you don’t have the right practical design set up. Even […]

How To Get Your Home Ready For Fall/Winter

November 1, 2018

How To Get Your Home Ready  Preparing your home for colder weather is a process that can make even the most responsible homeowner cringe. Thankfully, following some helpful tips can save you a lot of time, energy and money. Make the transition a bit easier as fall turns into winter, and the cold days of […]

Throw The Ultimate Halloween Party

October 15, 2018

Whether you’re throwing it for kids or adults, it’s your chance to plan the ultimate Halloween party. From candy and costume contests to spooky tunes, your Halloween event could be the talk of the town this year. Follow our tips for a successful event that will have all of your friends begging for a second […]

Transitioning Outdoor Space To Fall

October 1, 2018

Now is the time of the year when the crisp fall air begins to make its way across the country. With a few minor tweaks, transition your outdoor living spaces from summer to fall. You can follow these simple steps to create a warm, welcoming fall patio. Accessories Is your outdoor space filled with bright […]

Revamp Your Lake House or Cabin During The Off Season

September 15, 2018

Just because the summer is ending doesn’t mean that you can’t squeeze in time at your lake house. In fact, it may be the perfect time! The kids are back in school and busy lake hours have come to a sudden halt. How could anyone pass that up? The only difference is you’ll need to […]

Five Ways To Bring Privacy To Your Patio

September 1, 2018

Even if you get along with your neighbors, you probably don’t want them peeking into your backyard during special events. Outdoor living spaces are often big and open, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be private. The right amount of privacy can help turn your patio into a place where you can relax, entertain or […]