Love Where you Live – It's All About You!

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Do you have that favourite room in your house? You know that space, the one you gravitate to, smile when you walk in or just even walk by. I do; mine is a living room close to my front door. Every day, coming and going, I see my cream-coloured leather couches, with the blue green walls (Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull), my favourite patterned rug on heated 12 by 24 porcelain tiles and creamy white accents and I say "Oh, you are nice."

For you, your favourite room may be your kitchen, cheery, bright, airy or your theatre room, tech-savvy system, big screen and reclining seats for beverages. I've talked to moms that love the master bedroom retreat with a light grey padded headboard and crisp cotton geometric patterned comforter with pops of colour. Their bedroom ensemble includes a serene colour pallet with oatmeal accents and warm wood furniture or painted in a rich grey stain. Moms also will be quick to tell me their favourite new room is their kids' or babies' bedroom: freshly fixed with a feature wall in non-gender-specific colour like lavender or icy blue, just white, or white on white furniture and happy framed art of chevron, retro artwork of animals, favourite story book illustrations. 

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Whatever your favourite room or space is, it must say "you". How do you achieve this and know you are on the right track? Pick a design professional who knows different styles and will capture yours. Research your style. The Pro-Pack team's work is listed on We showcase there exclusively with the exception of our own website because of the ease of researching real projects and finding style examples.

You may not have one specific style and that's good. Blending styles is one of the best tools for creating interesting spaces. For example, your partner loves rustic and you like classic pieces with a modern twist. Picking the space you would like to remodel i.e. living room, en suite, bathroom by clicking the tab to view photos on many different style choices until you find pics that interest you. Save them to your idea book and email them to your design professional. Keep them as easy access for bringing up on your smart phone and when referring back to style choices in furniture and accessories farther into the renovation or build. 

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We are all individuals, so your space should reflect you by showcasing what you love. Love where you live is the Pro-Pack Team's goal in renovating any space in your home. It speaks to individual style and taste but also to community and where you choose to call home.

If you have question about finding your style, blending styles and using the Houzz website, we would be happy to help. Contact us via the form listed here or our visit our office/showroom location listed below. 

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Simplify Your Christmas

Taking Time to Breathe

Already I can hear them; all those well-known and cherished songs that signal the holiday season.  I mostly catch them as I grab my groceries or when I’m out in my car.  No, I don’t turn off the festive tunes right away, but listening to them in November makes the odds of listening to them all the way to December 25th nearly impossible.

This year, the Christmas tunes started as soon as we blew out the candles in our Jack-o-Lanterns.  It seems that the jump from season to season is happening faster every year. I always think that I’m ready for it, but before I know it, everyone will be in full blown holiday season mode.  The parties and the shopping, the baking of cookies and pies - or if you’re more like me, the purchasing of the baking - will be done every day.  

I was raised to find this to be the season for hope, happiness and goodwill to all men.  For many, it has become a season of stress and confusion.   So when the season becomes overwhelming, take a moment to think about yourself and what this season is for you; not everyone around you.   Now is the time to say no to those things that make the sane people act crazy.  Planning the get-togethers, buying all the presents, committing to the fund raisers and the time with friends; these are all beautiful things that can drain you to the point of not enjoying the season at all.   We have all seen it happen too many times.  

I have found that my journey and my focus is to balance my desire for perfect with the outcome of nice.  Sharing simple meals with friends, taking the time to sip cocoa or have a cup of steaming tea by the lights of my Christmas tree must have their time.  Seeing family and truly being able to appreciate that time is very important as well.  Decorating for fun – and because it’s what I love -  and not because I feel I have to. 

Your plans will look different than mine, I am sure.  Whatever they are, I wish you a very nice holiday season.  May it be a full season with less stress, more happy memories to add to your collection and, of course, some time to breathe. 


Shelly Patterson

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Top Trends in Bathrooms Renovations – Fraser Valley Home Expo

February brought great weather to lower mainland as well as opportunities to start thinking about those much needed home renovation projects. The Pro-Pack team put together a great booth and showcased top trends in bathrooms renovations during the Fraser Valley Home Expo- Feb 6th, 7th and 8th. Located at the Tradex in Abbotsford, eager spectators viewed booths full of design and installation trends new to home builders and renovators alike. The Pro-Pack Design Services team personalized their booth with their own special touches. The Contracting side of Pro-Pack made sure all items where built, set up and installed safely and on time. Together the team focused on their passion of wow bathroom remodels and informed spectators of the top ten trends in Bathroom renovations and products.

Some of these trends focused on by the team was vinyl flooring- realistic vinyl tile that looks and feels as real as porcelain tile when installed correctly. Wallpaper- correct applications and easy to add a feature that speaks fun and to your home’s personality. Sustainable products were also shown- cord wood blocks and eco sourcing of a wide array of flooring, vanities and furniture accessories.

Winners of the daily prizes were drawn- Day one was a Lepp’s $100 farm market gift certificate Day two- a $100 gift card to Devon Nurseries and Day three- Hansgrohe modern bathroom faucet- $150 value. Thanks to all who entered and the winners of all three draws.