When Renovating Get More Bang For Your Buck Shopping on Bullock Drive in Markham
As a realtor I am often asked by my clients for advice on their homes beyond buying and selling. I get asked questions about renovations, inspections, professional services and yes, even home décor.
Every city has a street where all those in the know go to get great
deals on the best materials and Markham is no exception. I love to shop local so my advice is to start on Bullock Drive as a one-stop destination for some of the finest retailers for all your home renovation and décor needs. Many have been here for as long as I have lived here (over 27 years!) What could be easier?
Several years ago, I listed and sold a home that had the most gorgeous kitchen cabinets. When I asked who they used, they happily referred me to Kerr's Custom Woodworking on Bullock. They raved about their craftsmanship and high level of customer service. When it came time for us to renovate our family room, we contacted John Kerr. One word to describe the work they did: Outstanding. Here's a picture:
Although it’s not the sexiest of renovations, windows, doors and siding add to the overall value of your home and to your comfort there. The Gibsons at Edmunds Home Improvements have over 30 years experience and a wide selection of Canadian made products. Aesthetics are personal but efficiency is universal.
Flooring is an important part of home design. Not only does the look matter but also so does its durability. Trust the experts at Creative Carpet One to help you select the material that best suits your needs. In business for over 28 years, they offer an extensive selection of hardwood, laminate, carpet (of course) and tile flooring options. They have a huge warehouse in the back and group purchasing power, which means many products are in stock!
If you are looking to get a stone façade to update that fireplace or create that perfect Provençal feel in your kitchen, Acadian Flooring is the place to go. Also check out their hardwood and laminate options. Their friendly staff can serve you in many languages, including Cantonese.
Dust bunnies aren’t good design so let the folks at VacMaster outfit your home with the finest in central vacuums. No one knows the ins and outs like owner Joe Bond. He is always willing to help, even if it’s fixing a sneaky suction problem or advising you on the best unit for your needs. And they always have sales!
While you are there take a few steps to your right and visit Sal, Corrado, Rocky and the gang at Unionville Appliances Ltd. where blow out prices are an everyday experience and they are never too busy to troubleshoot a parts or service problem with you. Added bonus: they have the friendliest delivery staff in the business!
And before you go, don’t forget to pop on over to the 15 000 square foot showroom at the fabulous family-owned Suite 22 Interiors. Grab a famous and free espresso or cappuccino while perusing their extensive collection of Italian contemporary home interiors.
Shopping local has so many advantages, not to mention saving time by not having to walk from end-to-end of a gigantic big box store or sit on the DVP in traffic. You’re welcome.