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Spring Cleaning and Home Renovations: Featured Businesses

Sometimes all your home needs is a little spring cleaning, other times there may be further remodelling that is necessary. Often the best renovation ideas are easy to do and inexpensive, such as a coat of new paint, new lighting, or just sprucing up your garden.

But whether you’re revamping a space to make it more functional or simply more beautiful, here are some of our clients, including painters, decorators, cleaners, and landscapers, to make your home the best it can be.

RENOVATIONS & CONSTRUCTION

HONEY-DO LIST GUYS

The hardest part of any to-do list isn’t making the list, it’s finding the time and energy to get the whole thing done. Thankfully, the Honey-do List Guys are here to take care of the hard part for you. They are a handyman service dealing with residential, commercial, and strata properties. Operating within Victoria, they have over 25 years of experience and all the skills to take on any task, including carpentry, window cleaning, yard and lawn care, building repairs, flooring and tile work, electrical upgrades, and painting.

To find out more, visit www.yourhoneydolistguysinc.com

CAT'S EYE CONTRACTING

Renovating your home should be about what fits you, and preserving the identity, style, and character you want to live in, all while keeping your home comfortable and liveable. That’s why you need a contractor that puts you first, and that is what Cat’s Eye Contracting offer. Providing affordability, flexibility, and exceptional quality, all their work begins with an ethos of customer-driven focus. If you want to renovate your home on your terms, visit www.catseyecontracting.com

EASE-ABILITY

Renovating your home to make it more accessible can feel like navigating a minefield. With no shortage of companies offering solutions, but very few offering clarity, this is where Ease-Ability is different. They offer impartial and practical advice on how to ensure accessibility and ease of movement, especially if you require disability access. They’re also here to help you plan for the future, to make sure you can continue to grow, and grow old, in the home that you love. To find out how Ease-Ability can help assist you with your renovation, visit www.ease-abilitysolutions.com

HONEYDEW HELPERS

Have a painting or renovations project on your hands but don’t know where to start? Honeydew Helpers can help you to transform your house into a home you can be proud of. They pride themselves on giving clients a truly hassle-free home improvement experience while helping them design their ideal sanctuary. Specializing in painting, flooring, home renovation, and maintenance services for residential properties in Victoria and surrounding areas, they can help completely redesign the look and feel of your home. For more information visit honeydewhelpers.ca


CLEANING

ARMSTRONG CLEANING & MAINTENANCE

Cleaning your gutter or windows is an annual necessity that you should not be doing yourself. Instead, use Armstrong Cleaning & Maintenance. They offer professional and courteous cleaning services to the Cowichan Valley, delivering high-quality results time after time. Using the very best technology and highly qualified operators, they clean the exterior of your house and give it that extra sheen. They also offer pressure washing for driveways, patios, and sidewalks, as well as house scrubbing to brighten up your home. To make sure your home is looking its best, visit www.armstrongcleaning.ca

FRIENDLY GIANT

Keeping the exterior of your home clean does not have to be a struggle, when you get the right people. With Friendly Giant you’re getting more than just a professional cleaning service - you're getting the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re in the hands of one of Victoria’s most reliable cleaning companies. From window washing to gutter cleaning, they will professionally clean the exterior of your building in a safe and efficient manner. To get a quote visit www.friendlygiant.com

SOUTH ISLAND REMEDIATION

If you’re renovating — or if you simply have an older property — it’s vital that you make sure there are no hazards or materials that could affect your health. South Island Remediation has built their brand on trust, integrity, and always putting their customers' needs first. This is why so many of their customers keep coming back, for a service they can depend on. They can take care of all your needs when it comes to cleaning and the removal of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead paint, mould, and biohazard. To find out more visit www.southislandremediation.com

ONE HOUR CLEANERS

There are some things that household cleaning just can’t manage. Whether it’s that bulky one-off item such as a duvet or curtain, or something too important, like a wedding dress or a suit. One Hour Cleaners have the knowledge and the expertise to take care of it for you. They are experts in dry cleaning and wet cleaning clothes, producing a ‘like-new’ finish that will have you scarcely believing your eyes. With over 30 years of experience, you can trust One Hour Cleaners to take good care of your clothes and provide a service you can count on. To find out more, visit www.victoriadrycleaning.com

PERFECTLY CLEAR

Not every home renovation task is about style and glamour — after all, the key to a good-looking home that will be comfortable to live in is having a clean home. This is why the unglamorous job of cleaning out your gutters really does matter. Perfectly Clear clean all their gutters by hand, ensuring the area is clear and that all the pipes are flowing properly. They will also clear away your roof valley, or offer an estimate for a full roof cleaning.To have your gutters cleaned the right way, visit www.perfectly-clear.ca


PLUMBING & WATER SERVICES

BC AQUIFER

Staying hydrated is important, but you can't rely on bottled water alone for this. Instead, ensure your home is supplied with clean and safe water, and that’s exactly what BC Aquifer can ensure. Founded in 1974, they are the longest-serving and number one solution for pump system design, installation and water treatment. They are committed to ensuring the safety and drinkability of your water supply, and are capable of diagnosing and providing solutions for all of the problems that commonly disrupt well water systems. Get a quote for your water project at www.bcaquifer.ca

GERRITS SERVICES LTD

There are many things you can do yourself to renovate your home and make it shine — but plumbing and gas fitting isn’t one of them! For that, you need to call in experts, people who specialize in understanding their trade and providing a safe, reliable, professional service. Based in the Cowichan Valley and serving southern Vancouver Island, Gerrits Services offers twenty-five years of experience planning, installing, repairing, and maintaining plumbing, piping and mechanical systems. To get a quote visit www.gerritsservices.ca


PAINTING

Arzoz Painting

A fresh coat of paint, or even a new colour scheme can completely change the dynamic of a house, transforming it into something that looks good, and brightens up the days of anyone who lives there. Arzoz Painting are specialists in repainting, offering a high-quality service and customer experience to clients throughout the Cowichan Valley. Whether it’s a new build or a repaint, interior or exterior, they offer a highly specialized service that puts emphasis on detail and quality. To find out more about how Arzoz can brighten your home life, get a detailed free estimate by visiting www.arzozpainting.com

BLACK SHEEP PAINTING

If you want to add something extra to your home, a decorative touch that can make it really stand out. One of the most affordable, and hassle-free options, is to freshen things up with a new coat of paint. Family-owned and operated, Black Sheep Painting has been servicing homeowners in the Cowichan Valley since 2006. Providing high-quality work no matter what the job, whether it’s a single room or a whole building, commercial or residential, you can count on them having everything taken care of with skill and care. To book a session or get your free quote, visit www.blacksheeppainting.ca

CANTEX PAINTING

When it comes to the higher end of the property market, it’s the finer details that make a property stand out, and appeal to the right clientele. Having forged a reputation working alongside some of Victoria’s finest contractors and tradesmen, CanTex has proven its worth when it comes to fine detail and high-end paint finishes. They offer a meticulous attention to detail, and an eye for aesthetics that makes their finishes stand apart, leaving you with a truly superior paint job. This professionalism extends to their customer services, with an emphasis on cleanliness and efficiency. If you’re looking for something that will make a home stand out, then visit www.cantexpainting.com


ROOFING

TOP PAIR ROOFING

When it comes to renovating your roof, you need the peace of mind and the security that comes from knowing it’s being handled by people you can trust. That’s exactly what you’ll get from Top Pair Roofing. They are a locally owned and operated company that pride themselves on excellent customer service, always using superior materials to ensure that your family stays warm and dry. For more information, visit www.toppairroofing.ca

CAPAX ROOFING & CONTRACTING

Everyone needs a roof over their head and wants the security of knowing it was handled by professionals who have a reputation for quality work. CAPAX Roofing & Contracting will not only take care of all your roofing projects, they also specialize in construction services, bin rentals, and hauling services. Providing services throughout from Nanaimo to Victoria, they promise honesty, reliability, professionalism, and competitive pricing. Fully insured, in strong standing with the WCB and with a tremendous professional reputation, CAPAX is a name you can trust. To find out more, go to www.capaxcontracting.com


FLOORING

MARTINEZ HARDWOOD FLOORS

Consider the benefits of refinishing existing hardwood floors instead of undergoing a new floor installation. Martinez Hardwood Floors specialize in repairs and restorations of hardwood floors in Victoria's heritage and character homes. Their extensive experience working with mid and turn-of-the-century hardwood floors, personalized approach, exceptionally high standard of workmanship, and uncompromising attention to detail is what sets them apart. Take a look at their projects gallery to get an idea of what they can do for your floors. For more information visit www.martinezfloors.com

S&I HARDWOOD FLOORS

A great-looking floor can be the missing piece that will bring a room together, helping you renovate any room into something perfect that you will truly enjoy spending time in. S&I Hardwood Floors offer the kind of quality and finish that will give you a floor to be proud of - one that will look good, feel good, and bring value and quality to your residential space. They provide unmatched quality and knowledge when it comes to installations and refinishing, offering eco-friendly products and dustless sanding, with a wide-ranging portfolio of quality work and projects.To find out more about what they offer, visit www.sihardwoodfloors.com

A1 CARPET CARE

A1 Carpet Care have been delivering a high level of service to customers in Victoria since 1981, from cleaning carpets to upholstery and area rugs, along with tile, grout, and leather. All of their services are affordable and delivered with the customer in mind, which is why they use only quick drying and environmentally friendly products. And as career IICRC Certified Technicians, they can be counted on to deliver every time. For more information on how they can help make your home pristine, visit www.a1carpetcare.ca

VANCITY CONCRETE

When it comes to flooring for residential properties, concrete offers durability and sturdiness, alongside a versatility that lends itself to aesthetically impressive finishes. The key for finishes is bringing in an experienced professional who knows how to unlock the full potential of concrete, and that’s where VanCity Concrete comes in. As experienced professional concrete finishers, they offer a wide range of services for residential properties, such as brushed or broom finishes, exposed aggregates, and even patios & porches so you can enjoy your outdoor space and create tasteful exterior designs. For more information visit www.vancityconcrete.com


INTERIORS & EQUIPMENT

SPACIZ

Award-winning design isn’t just about skill and technique, it’s about artistry, passion, vision, and being in touch with the aesthetic demands and desires of the space and your client. Spaciz understands this, which is why since their inception in 1993 they’ve gone on to become a highly acclaimed and in-demand design team. If you want something unique, something that will make your space stand out, Spaciz can deliver that for you. They specialize in distinctive designs for both commercial and residential clients throughout Vancouver Island, Vancouver, and Seattle. Don’t settle for run of the mill, to begin your design journey visit www.spaciz.ca

GARY INTERIORS

Each window and room is unique. Don’t settle for just a generic blind  - consider a custom shade, drapery or shutter, that will be both functional and a beautiful addition to the room. Gary Interiors will ask the right questions to make sure you find something that works and that you'll enjoy using every day.  They have been supplying custom window coverings in the Cowichan Valley area since 1986 and ensure that the whole process is as personable and efficient as possible, all while providing you with an affordable and professional service. To find out more, visit www.garyinteriors.ca

PREMIER CLOSETS

Cleaning and organizing your closet is much easier said than done and is a task often procrastinated on - however, a well-designed closet from Premier Closets will change all that. They have been making lives more organized (and homes better) since 1993. Each closet they provide is meticulously designed with the customer’s space and needs in mind, so you can make sure you always know how to find what you want to wear with ease and comfort. To find out more and get the closet you need, visit www.premierclosets.com

ISLAND MEDIQUIP

As we get older, our needs change, and so do our requirements for what we need in order to make sure our homes are accessible and comfortable places to live. Island Mediquip provides a wide range of mobility aids and fixtures that will help make your home comfortable while you adjust. They provide high-quality home medical equipment, mobility equipment, and repairs across Vancouver Island. Working closely with health care providers, their goal is to make sure their clients are fitted with the correct medical equipment based on their needs and budget. For further details, go to www.islandmediquip.com


ELECTRIC

PATRIOT ELECTRIC

If your home renovation project requires electrical work then you want the peace of mind that comes from knowing your electrical wiring and other work is being looked after by trusted professions. Patriot Electric is the respected choice of some of BC’s most reputable builders, designers, and local authorities, with a reputation for excellence, personability, professionalism, and integrity.

They specialize in providing the highest quality of work and customer care across a wide range of areas, including electrical design layout & installation, CCTV sales, project coordination, audio system design, and ‘Smart Home’ technology. To find out how they can help you visit www.patriotelectric.ca

H.B. ELECTRIC

Electricity is essential to nearly everything we do at home — which is why you need to make sure you can count on yours to be reliable. H.B. Electric has the expertise and skill to ensure that your home is wired to run smoothly. With a track record of providing reliable and professional services across the Cowichan Valley since 1979, you know you can count on them. To find out more, visit www.hb-electric.ca


LANDSCAPE & EXTERIORS

ONSIGHT TREE SERVICES

Making the most of the natural beauty that surrounds your property is all about careful maintenance and treatment. Whether you want to prune the trees around your home, or clear space for an extension, it’s important to look after the world around you.

Onsight Tree Services are fully qualified tree fallers and arborists, led by the knowledge and experience of owner and operator Martin Bilina. Martin’s extensive experience, knowledge, and understanding of trees and their health allows Onsight Tree Services to provide solutions that don’t just work for you, but also maintain the balance and beauty of nature. To find out more visit www.islandtreeservice.ca

PENINSULA LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES

Your garden is one of the most important parts of your home — but not all of us are gifted when it comes to understanding plants and landscaping. If that describes you, then don’t worry, you can call on the experts at Peninsula Landscape Supplies to help with all of your landscaping needs and supplies.

They can provide all of the materials you need for your landscaping project, including soil mixes, mulches, composts, aggregates, and ornamental slate. At their Sidney location, you can also find grass seed, fertilizer, garden tools, and a large assortment of garden ornaments. If you’re unsure of what you need, then the Peninsula staff will be more than happy to lend their ear and expertise, advising you on the best products and approaches. To get the products and services you need for your next project, visit www.peninsulalandscapesupplies.com

O'DELL SLINGER

Do you have rocks, soil, bark or other small debris that needs moving during your construction or renovation project? Usually, this would involve a burden of time, cost and labour, not to mention an expensive piece of machinery like a bobcat or excavator.With O’Dell Slinger, that problem can become a thing of the past. Their ingenious Slinger Service uses a conveyor belt to quite literally sling the material to where you need it to go. No matter what the job, they can find a solution, with trucks that can access steep slopes and send material over obstacles or barriers. They offer competitive pricing for both contractors and homeowners. To work out the logistics of your project use the handy calculator on their website www.odellslinger.com

PENINSULA LAWNS AND LANDSCAPES

Just like your home, your lawn needs to be cared for and maintained, transformed into something that’s more than just a garden. To make that happen you need Peninsula Lawns and Landscapes, proudly serving as Victoria’s lawn care experts since 2004. Offering superior service at an affordable price, their reputation for professional service and high quality is unmatched. They offer a wide range of lawn care services, including shrub and tree pruning, aeration, topdressing, spring and fall clean-ups and much more. To see the full list of services and find out how they can help you, visit www.victorialawnservices.com

OCEAN PACIFIC MEDIA BLASTING

British Columbia is famed for its forests and scenery, offering spectacular views and a truly unique rustic aesthetic. In line with that, a log home can be a spectacular way of blending the modern and the pastoral. But, you also need to make sure your log cabin or home is in the best condition it can be. Ocean Pacific Media Blasting are experts in log home restorations with over two decade’s worth of experience. They can restore log homes in any environment, as well as being trained and certified in reapplying all types of coatings and insecticides for long-lasting protection against the elements. For further details, go to www.pacificloghomerestoration.com


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