From the Bottom Up
The first thing to do before buy furniture is take care of the serious, underlying home issues. Perhaps there was some recent damage from fire, water, storm and more. Total Restoration, with offices in Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton, addresses all these situations.
After a fire, they will visit your home and clean surface soot, remove everything damaged, and replace what is requested. "We’ll get you back to where you were before the fire," says general manager Marisa Wilson.
Water damage includes burst plumbing, washing machine and toilet overflow, backed up drains, or leaking from outside. Total Restoration will bring their drying equipment, dehumidifiers and fans and can provide an estimate to replace everything damaged on request, contracting services from plumbers to dry wallers.
Perhaps winter caused your home some storm damage. If a tree landed on your house, Total Restoration will remove the tree. If there was a too-heavy snow load on a roof that made a building collapse, they’ll come and remove the debris, then provide a restoration estimate.
"While the repairs are being made, we’ll clean and store your home contents," says Marisa.
Renewal Through Resurfacing
Perhaps your home needs a transformation...countertops, floors, cabinets and more.
Kelowna’s Granite Transformations manufactures and carries three unique products that quickly accomplish this. Trend Stone is sealed-for-life granite, stone and quartz, and Trend Glass is composed of 72% post-consumer recycled glass (very green), quality tempered glass and semi-precious man-made stones. Available in many colours, they are ideal for durable, high-performance kitchen and bathroom countertops, as well as floor resurfacing, fireplace mantels, tubs and showers. Enamel-decorated Trend Mosaic, a mix of transparent mosaic glass tiles, semi-transparent glass, Aventurina stone, is great for back splashes, shower walls and pools.
"These heat, stain and scratch-resistant products go right over the top of existing surfaces," says manager Chantel Dombowsky.
Granite Transformations also offers kitchen and bathroom cabinet refacing, which involves refacing the cabinet box with new laminate or wood veneer and replacing original cabinet components like doors, drawer fronts, hinges and hardware.
"Countertops can be transformed in one day, cabinet refacing in five days," says Chantel. "In fact ,we can do a total renovation of your kitchen or bathroom." Free in-home consultations are provided.
The Floors Beneath Your Feet (& More)
You want to trust what’s underfoot in your home. Many people think of Jordans in Kelowna as the place to buy quality furniture and furnishings. They also specialize in floor coverings, selling a wide range from laminate at $1 per square foot and up—but also offer in-home consultation, professional installations, in-home estimates, cleaning and repairs.
"We’ve been around since 1929, owned the whole time by the Jordan family," says store manager Trevor Hardham. "This means extremely competitive prices."
Jordans also specializes in area rugs. "We have the largest selection outside of the Lower Mainland, 1000 rugs in stock...from $100 machine-made synthetic rugs to $25,000 hand-knotted silk-and-wool rugs from around the world."
As for its famous furniture and furnishings, Jordan’s offers well-crafted styles and brands from traditional to very modern.
"We really hit all the markets," says Trevor. "Jordan’s has a stigma of being expensive, but in flooring as well as other areas, we are more competitive than what people think."
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Let’s Get Modernized
Furniture and accessories are an instant way to update the look of your home. "Some think we’re all modern," says Dave Candola, owner of Kelowna’s DK Modern Furniture, "but what we have is transitional—not traditional or modern. We’re a contemporary store with some modern, transitional pieces with unique items and brands at affordable pricing."
Dave says DK Modern Furniture wanted to be different and bring Vancouver brands and products to Kelowna. Half the store’s business is working with designers; the other half retail.
DK’s most popular furniture includes sectionals and platform beds. "Sectionals are great because they can be made bigger or smaller. They come in all brands, leather or customized fabric." The platform beds don’t require box springs, come in all sizes from single to king and are also available in leather or customized fabric.
Many accessories complement the unique furniture from paintings to lighting and rugs.
DK’s furniture and accessories enhance some magnificent homes worth millions of dollars, including some penthouse suites in luxurious condo complexes.
That’s only good news for homeowners who visit the store to buy something different, yet affordable.
"Nobody else does what we do," says Dave.
707 Finns Road, Kelowna, BC