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Feb 10, 2023

Are Your Window Coverings on Trend for 2023?

Design professionals and homeowners are seeing the following trends for 2023, accoridng to the design and building site Houzz. They include:

  1. The Return of Colour
  2. Playful Traditional Style
  3. Layers of Texture
  4. Connection to the Outdoors
  5. Natural Materials

We Want Colour!

Bringing back more colour is one of the most common trends in the Houzz survey. After years of gray and white, it appears our extended time at home made us realize we miss colour! As we have become comfortable in our homes, we've gained confidence to surround ourslevs with our favorite colours, regardless of current trends whether on-trend or not! Go all in with colour, by adding saturated walls in a study or office, or just bring in a pop of colour with accessories like pillows, rugs, and artwork.

Colour can also be added through custom window coverings! Budget Blinds onV ancouver Island can match a paint colour for your blinds or shutters or create a bold custom fabric for drapery, pillows, and Roman shades. 

Traditional Becomes Playful

What exactly is Playful Traditional?

The phrase popped up in the recent Houzz survey and in design magazines. Homeowners, especially younger first-time homeowners, are embracing traditional styling with a twist. They are adding their personality to the style with new colours, vibrant wallpaper, and by mixing vintage and modern furniture in rooms with traditional architecture. 

Layering shades and draperies is the perfect complement to the playful traditional look. Classic drapes in a fun print or bold updated colour over a textured woven shade is the ideal combination of classic elements in an updated style. 

Natural Materials and Organic Style

Natural materials are trending everywhere - from stone countertops and white oak cabinetry to wood floors, handmade tiles, and stone fireplaces, a natural organic feel is on-trend for 2023 and beyond.

Connecting to the Outdoors 

Windows are getting more prominent, and large glass doors are often featured elements of home remodels or new builds. On Vancouver Island, our love of the outdoors, combined with the natural benefits of sunlight, has homeowners seeking a natrual connection and ways to bring the outdoors in.

While big panes of glass us the best views and abundant natural light, also create a window covering challenge. Seek advice from a trusted window covering designer at Budget Blinds. Budget Blinds has the perfect options to filter light and give you a layer of privacy when needed no matter what size your windows are.

2023 is About Personalization

Regardless of trends, homeowners will reflect their personalities and preferred colour choices in their homes.

Budget Blinds understands personalization; it is what they offer daily to homeowners across Vancouver Island. Visit their website to schedule a complimentary consultation with your local Budget Blinds design consultant and find the perfect window treatment to fit your home's personality.

Feb 06, 2023

Custom Homes at Greystone Estates | Crown Isle Golf Community

Integra Homes is a Courtenay-based home builder with three decades of experience building new homes in the Comox Valley. Over the past several years, much of their focus has been on building new custom homes in Courtenay’s Crown Isle Community. Their company is one of only two builders exclusively chosen to build in Greystone Estates, the newest 54 lot subdivision in the golf community, surrounded by the 8th, 9th and 10 fairways.

To date, approximately 70% of the new home lots have been sold, and many homes have been built and occupied. Integra Homes has reserved five lots that are available for a new custom home and some of these lots face the 8th fairway! Integra Homes plans to have a new show home open in mid-March. 

New Show Home Open in Greystone Estates in Mid March

Integra’s newest show home is opening in the middle of March at 3247 Winchester Avenue. If you plan on traveling to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, it is the perfect opportunity to take a tour and appreciate the high quality work of Integra Homes within the Crown Isle Golf Community.

New Greystone Rancher Ready for Occupancy in Mid 2023.

If you are thinking of moving to Vancouver Island this year, Integra Homes has a new custom-designed rancher under construction that will be ready for occupancy in the spring/summer of 2023. 

Location: 3191 Oxford Way, Courtenay, BC 

Greystone Estates is steps away from the Crown Isle Clubhouse, where you can tee off for a round of golf, or enjoy lunch or dinner in the Timber Room. The Crown Isle Plaza, located minutes away, features a grocery store, pharmacy, bank, restaurants, retail stores, professional offices and more. Also located close by are the Comox Valley Aquatic Center and the new Comox Valley Hospital and the Comox Airport. 

The establishment of Greystone Estates celebrates Crown Isle’s long history of continuing to offer outstanding residential planning in this desirable Comox Valley community on Vancouver Island. 

Contact: Bill Larson at Integra Homes for more information.
Email: bill@integrahomescv.ca


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