Custom Built The West Coast Room Season 1 Episode 8

The West Coast Room on Custom Built – Season 1 Episode 8

We’re back with more photos of the cool projects featured on last night’s new episodes of “Custom Built” that aired on HGTV Canada!

Starting at 10pm ET, Paul & the crew turned a small and cluttered family room into “The West Coast Room”, a bright and beautiful place of rest that maximizes the available space! Meanwhile, they created a stunning wine cabinet using character-filled barn doors and classic rustic styling.

Next came “The Map Mudroom”, a unique project for a family who just didn’t know where to start with their mudroom renovation. For this globetrotting couple, Paul chose a magnetized glass map of the world, where they could stick magnets to mark the destinations they’ve visited. The crew also re-purposed an antique piano from a heritage church, and transformed it into a quirky custom cocktail bar!

  • The West Coast Room
  • The Map Mudroom
  • Piano Cocktail Bar
  • Equestrian Wine Cabinet

Hidden Vision TV Mounts Paul Lafrance Design Team - Brands We Trust

Hidden Vision TV Mounts – Brands We Trust

As a radical and outside-the-box kind of guy, Paul is always on the lookout for unique design solutions for his projects. When we spotted the Hidden Vision TV Mounts, he couldn’t resist! These mounts are like nothing we’d ever seen before. They don’t just conceal the television, they make it disappear effortlessly and without a trace, turning it into a painting, decorative mirror, or hidden panel.

The idea is simple. It’s great to relax and let go of the day with your favourite television show (we recommend checking out Custom Built!), but when it’s not in use, that blank empty screen is pretty uninspiring. Plus, it takes up room that, if you’re like us, you’ve been yearning to fill with beautiful art and photography. For the person who never has enough space in their home for art, a Hidden Vision TV Mount is a must-have!

How does it work? The Hidden Vision TV Mount hinges with specially designed counter balancing linkage technology that neutralizes the weight of the TV. This makes the mount extremely easy to operate manually, so that it unfolds at just a touch. For even more convenience, motorized mounts can be created too! For additional versatility, there are three styles of mount, including a flip-around wall mount and two varieties of extending mounts for the TV-lover who enjoys watching from the comfort of their bed. From an installation point of view, Paul & the team finds these units to be easy to install, requiring no special modifications to the wall. Plus, their strength leaves you confident that your expensive television is safe & secure!

With such ingenious craftsmanship, we at Paul Lafrance Design just had to incorporate this cool & innovative product! Consider a Hidden Vision TV Mount for your next remodeling project, we think it’s well worth the investment. Join us next week for another ‘We <3 It!’ Wednesday!

Nortek Mechanical Services Paul Lafrance Design Team - Brands We Trust

Nortek Mechanical Services – Brands We Trust

A beautiful Paul Lafrance Design interior remodeling will create the look and feel you’ve always wanted, but don’t forget the importance of your home’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning. Without well-maintained and high quality HVAC equipment, even the most stunning home is hard to enjoy. For Paul, that’s where Mississauga-based Nortek Mechanical Services comes in.

In operation since the year 2000, Nortek Mechanical Services has both the experience and the dedication to get the job done right on all building mechanical systems. From residential to commercial applications, they’ll take care of your chillers; pumps & fan coils; boilers; packaged rooftop units; makeup air units; automation systems; air compressors; even specialized equipment like refrigeration units and dietary equipment. And they’ll be with you from start to finish, scheduling consults to determine your requirements, and then building, installing & maintaining your system! Plus, they’ll help you with energy audits, and retrofitting older equipment to keep your HVAC systems running smoothly.

Besides their extensive skills, the thing that sets Nortek Mechanical Services apart for Paul & his team is their dedication to excellence. The Nortek team approaches every job with professionalism and outstanding service, ensuring that the project is done right every time. Your finished project will be reliable and environmentally friendly, ready to serve you for years to come. And that’s not to mention the honest passion that shines through in their work, something that Paul always values in a contractor. Someone who truly loves their craft will always go the extra mile to ensure the job exceeds customer expectations. Visit them here, today!

We here at Paul Lafrance Design are delighted to have had the opportunity to work with Nortek Mechanical Services and look forward to many more years to come as we bring our design & build services back inside the home! See you next week for another spotlight on another great company!

Custom Built Premier Episode The Premiere of Paul’s New Show “Custom Built” on HGTV Canada

Custom Built Premier Episode

Wowzers, what a premiere! Thank you everyone who joined us live on Twitter last night during the premiere of Paul’s new show “Custom Built” on HGTV Canada! Want a closer look at the projects completed during the episodes? We’ve got you covered.

In “The Barn Beam Bathroom”, Paul & the crew renovated a tired 60s style bathroom in a heritage home. Featuring huge, beautiful old barn beams, this room harmonizes a classic feel with clean modern style. Plus, the team created a fabulously girly pink dresser with all the bells and whistles.

Next the crew tackled “The Canoe Great Room”, creating a fantastic home vacation spot with a perfectly Canadian cottage feel – without the bugs! Then, they created a breakfast table with special importance to the crew, for Paul Lafrance Design family Jim and Shawna.

Check it out here

Custom Built – TV Eh? TV, Eh? – Paul Lafrance Brings his Crazy-Cool Designs Inside for Custom Built

Custom Built TV Eh

Escaping the winter cold, Paul Lafrance works from inside the home on new show Custom Built! Check out this article from TV, Eh? to get the scoop on Paul’s thoughts:

TV, Eh? – Paul Lafrance brings his crazy-cool designs inside for Custom Built – February 17th 2015

Custom Built Media Day Announcement Counting Down the Minutes until Custom Built Airs!

Custom Built Media Day

Happy Friday!! We’re counting down the minutes until Custom Built airs on HGTV Canada this coming Tuesday February 17th at 10pm ET.

Yesterday, Paul Lafrance talked about the premiere, offered a sneak peak of the first episode & described some of his favourite projects. Miss the airing times? We’ve got you covered!

First off, Paul appeared on the Humble & Fred Radio show! Skip ahead to 26:00 to catch his segment:
http://www.humbleandfredradio.com/listen-to-humble-and-fred/2015/02/-download-mp3-of-this-53.html

Then, he appeared on Moore in the Morning:
https://soundcloud.com/johnmoore-in-the-morning/february-12-2015

Next Paul stopped in at The Morning Show to share a sneak peek of the first episode of Custom Built!
http://globalnews.ca/video/1826764/hgtvs-lafrance-heads-indoors-for-unique-custom-designs/

Finally he appeared on News at Noon with Rosey Edeh:
http://globalnews.ca/video/1827454/paul-lafrance-is-personalizing-his-latest-renos

Phew – what a busy day!!

Houzz Awards 2015 “Best of Design” & "Best of Houzz"

Houzz Awards 2015 –  Awarded to Paul Lafrance Design of Toronto

Paul Lafrance Design of Greater Toronto Area Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award

Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in Canada and Around the World

PICKERING, Canada, February 4, 2015 – Paul Lafrance Design of Pickering, Ontario has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design & Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The custom design & build firm founded by home renovation expert Paul Lafrance was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.

“Our mission is to create beauty in our clients’ everyday lives, and provide for them a place of rest where they can let go of the day’s stress,” says Paul Lafrance. “We’re proud that our work has earned this recognition & incredibly grateful to our fans on Houzz for casting their votes.”

“Houzz provides homeowners with a 360 degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Paul Lafrance Design among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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About Paul Lafrance Design

Paul Lafrance Design, founded as Cutting Edge Construction & Design in 1997, is a home improvement design & build firm operating in the Greater Toronto Area. To date, they have had a hand in over a thousand projects and show no signs of slowing down. Having started out with a primary focus on Outdoor Living-space design, they have since expanded their scope and expertise to include interior design, construction, and custom furniture. They design internationally for homeowners all across North America and will bring your design dreams to life. For more information, visit www.PaulLafranceDesign.com.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin and Sydney. For more information, visit www.houzz.com.

Paul Lafrance Deck Designs – Trex Icons of Trex Engineered Artistry

Paul Lafrance Deck Designs Trex – Icons of Trex Engineered Artistry

Paul Lafrance shares his thoughts on merging engineering & art.

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