WALLdesign & MURdesign – Brands We Trust
Walls are the backdrop and foundation of any interior design, but sometimes even when using the right colours the room can be left feeling flat. Paul has found that the decorative panels from WALLdesign add dimension and texture to help bring those walls to life.
WALLdesign, also known as MURdesign, is a Canadian company based out of Québec that is changing the way we look at wall paneling. WALLdesign panels are textured panels that are installed over the drywall to add contemporary, rustic or classic character to your space. This eco-friendly company uses 100% recycled wood and non-VOC paint for their primed or specialty finished panels.
Offering a wide variety of styles and textures in both full and half-wall panels, WALLdesign has made it easy to find just the right finish to enhance your design. The easy to install panels give the instant look of concrete, barn board, tile, stone, layered wood, wainscoting or even a contemporary waved surface. What better way to bring your modern country space to another level, than with a rustic wood-plank feature wall? The 468 planking collection by WALLdesign comes in three colours and sizes to complement your design.
Whether you are looking for the classic feel of a unique full or half-wall wainscoting, or the edgy modern vibe of a concrete feature wall, WALLdesign has the perfect panels to complete your space. Check out their website to see all they have to offer or their great gallery for inspiration. WALLdesign also has an app for iPhone and Android so you can visualize your project in real time. You can find it here.
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CGC Incorporated – Brands We Trust
There are many elements that have to come together to create the perfect custom space, but for a quality finish you have to start with a quality foundation. Paul is a huge fan of using CGC Inc. Backerboard and Underlayment to set the stage for his designs to unfold.
CGC Inc. is a leading marketer, manufacturer and distributor of gypsum wallboard products, interior finishing materials, as well as suspended acoustical ceilings in Canada. Their products are easy to use, versatile, and have superior tile-holding strength, enabling you to unleash your creative side and be confident that your space will continue to impress for years to come.
Paul has used CGC Inc.’s backerboard in bathroom and kitchen renovations and their self-leveling underlayment in basement renovations and has nothing but good things to say about them. The backerboard panels are strong and durable and deliver high-performance water- and mold-resistant protection, and the DUROCK™ self-leveling underlayments offer superior strength and durability when installing tile or when used as a finished flooring. With other great products, like the CGC DUROCK™ Shower System–a fully bonded waterproofing system for tiled showers installations, designed to control moisture independently of the tile covering, while creating a solid base for a long-lasting shower–CGC Inc. is a company that Paul Lafrance Design is happy to recommend and will continue to work with in the future.
It’s what’s underneath that helps ensure your renovation stands the test of time. You may have picked out the perfect tile for a shower, or flooring for your basement, but before you can install it, make sure that you check out all of the great products CGC Inc on their website and find out has to get you started the right way.
Check in next week for another ‘We <3 It!’ Wednesday for more exceptional products and services, or head on over to our recommended page for the best in the business. If you have a product that will blow us away, get in touch and give us the low-down on your company.
Custom Built Season Two – Galley Update
Want to take a closer look at the cool projects that Paul and the crew created during this season of HGTV Canada’s Custom Built?
Look no further! We’ve got a bumper crop of all-new gallery photos for you to enjoy!
Check out the spectacular room renovations, from bathrooms to bedrooms to kitchens!
- The Curved Glass Bathroom
- The Big Beam Kitchen
- The City Skyline Kitchen
- The Gentleman’s Bar
- The Big Family Basement
- The Bright White Kitchen
- The Lit Up Livingroom
- The Wine Cellar Office
- The Sliding Stage Theatre
- The Art Table Kitchen
- The Pizza Oven Kitchen
- The Surf n Sport Basement
- Live Edge Bar
- Spaceship Loft Bed
- Antique Radio Media Center
- Medieval Armour Stands
- Hideaway Change Table
- British Pub Bar
- Doggie Villa
- Hideaway Play Room
- East Coast Furniture
- Curio Table
- Community Artist Table
- Firepit Family Picnic Table
Want a truly epic design or one-of-a-kind piece of furniture for your home?
Come on over to our contact page, and send us an email! We’d love to hear from you.
Talisman Resort — now Talisman Mountain Inn — was once a beloved ski resort that closed its doors in 2011. Now under new ownership, the resort is getting a top-to-bottom makeover, with design work by our very own Paul!
Have you heard the news? Paul Lafrance Design is very excited to be part of a spectacular rejuvenation project which will breathe new life into an old favourite Ontario getaway destination.
CTV News – Work underway to restore the Talisman Resort – September 17th 2015
Season Finale of Disaster Decks aired this week on HGTV Canada, and we have new gallery photos to share with you! What a ride: We met some quirky homeowners, built some fantastic backyard retreats, and left some newly-minted handymen ready to take care of their decks for years to come.
First up, when Jessica and Jeff moved into their beautiful new home, the only problem was the old unsafe deck that they inherited. A rebuild was required to keep their growing toddler safe, so Paul stepped in to lend a helping hand.
Next, Bryan and Sarah tried to remove their above-ground pool to refresh their yard, but the job was bigger than they thought and was left half-finished. After getting a helping hand, they’re the proud owners of the perfect deck to celebrate their wedding on!
And when Lida and Asad made their cry for help, Paul & the team arrived on the scene to find a decrepit deck that looked older than the century-old schoolhouse it was attached to! Now, the family of five will enjoy their outdoor oasis for years to come.
Finally, retirees Paul and Anne built their original deck thirty years ago, and weren’t up to the task of tearing it down to start fresh. Take a look at the beautiful outdoor oasis they can now look forward to spending their retirement on!
Thanks for enjoying the shows! Catch you later, and don’t forget to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!
New Deck Builds on Disaster Decks – We’ve got two more photo sets from last night’s new episodes of “Disaster Decks”, which air on Tuesdays at 9pm e/p on HGTV Canada.
Starting at nine, we met Kathleen & Sam, a couple who have special safety concerns for their young son, and a dangerous old deck. Sam has to admit that he’s in over his head with tackling this fix, so Paul & the crew are on the scene!
Then at nine thirty, Carrie & Clint called in help for their ancient and disintegrating eyesore of a deck. Paul is on the scene to put the old deck out of its misery, and guide Clint in creating a new haven for the family to enjoy!
- Kathleen and Sam’s Deck
- Carrie and Clints Deck
The Blingy Bathroom on Custom Built – Season 1 Episode 13
Chris and Irma have a dated and poorly functioning bathroom that they want to enlarge and re-style in a Parisian flair. Paul blings out their bathroom with Roman-style columns, a chandelier and heated floors, while giving Chris the massive shower he has always wanted and Irma a corner soaker tub. There is even a vintage style phone for Irma so she can talk to her friends while having a bath.
Brand New Project Photos – Last night’s new episodes of “Custom Built”, airing at 10pm ET on HGTV Canada, featured some of our coolest interior projects & custom furniture to date!
Up first, Paul and the crew took a tired and cramped old bathroom, and turned it into a luxurious and roomy Parisian retreat in “The Blingy Bathroom”, featuring Roman columns surrounding a roomy soaker tub and a jumbo separate shower. And in other projects, the team got back in touch with their tropical side to create an outdoor tiki bar!
Next up, you’ve heard of the man cave, but how about “The Lady Cove”? Paul & the crew created a peaceful haven for this homeowner to dance, read, and relax in a space all her own! Meanwhile, a music-lover with a fondness for classic flair tasked the crew with creating a colourful retro 50s diner with personalized style.
Watch out for hashtag #CustomBuilt next Tuesday at 10pm ET, when we’ll be tweeting live from @PaulLafranceDES!
Fisher Paykel – Brands We Trust
Top quality appliances are vital assets that can improve every aspect of your life in the home, saving you vital time and energy, leaving you to relax and enjoy! When it comes to investing in your home with beautifying & modernizing renovations, you’ll also want to choose an appliance that complements and enhances your haven — not something you might want to hide away. For Paul Lafrance Design, that’s where Fisher Paykel comes in, with a huge variety of kitchen appliances to suit any wild & crazy design that Paul comes up with.
When it comes to cooking, every chef has their style and their favourite tools of the trade. Ultra-precise gas-burning cooktops? All set. Prefer versatile radiant heat? No problem! Stylish & speedy induction cooking? Fisher & Paykel has it all covered, with a variety of combinations in ranges, built-in ovens, cooking surfaces, and even microwave ovens! Plus, their high-tech cooling units — from full size stand-up refrigerators to compact drawer units — will keep your food (and favourite wines!) perfectly chilled and ready to go. Each unit comes equipped with highly sophisticated sensors which constantly track usage and temperature, and dynamically adjust fans & cooling to compensate, so their contents remain fresh & tasty. When you’re all done cooking, dining, entertaining, and showing off your awesomely appointed kitchen, the hidden dishwasher that’s concealed inside a drawer will take care of the mess. What a cool innovation! Paul can’t wait to see what Fisher & Paykel comes up with next so he can incorporate it into his latest reno.
Check out some of the slick applications where Paul Lafrance Design has installed top-of-the-line Fisher & Paykel appliances, including the ultra-slick pop-up gas cook surface & a gorgeous gas-powered stainless steel cook top! Want to find some other cool products or services used on the shows? Come on by our Friends page to check out some of the best in the business.
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!
Haven in the City
A beautiful project designed & constructed by the Paul Lafrance Design team, that creates a soothing haven in the bustling city. This stone-and-composite project features a cozy lounge enclosed by a beautiful water feature and is the perfect fit for the homeowner’s small yard.
Can we help you realize your dream for your outdoor living space?
Check out our design process on our ‘Backyard Design & Build’ page, and we’ll design the perfect haven for your home & lifestyle!
Check out Paul and his design team on HGTV.ca!