How to Enjoy your Backyard in Fall & Winter

With the cooler weather here, now is usually when everyone starts packing up their backyard furniture and getting the outside of their homes ready for winter. One thing we all dread is not being able to use our backyards that many of us have spent most of our summer fixing and making it a space that you and your family want to spend time in and enjoy. As the winter weather starts to approach we often forget about how important our backyards have become to us and our families and big a role it played in our lives these past months.

With the colder weather, we are all dreading the fact that we will be spending more time indoors and not being able to enjoy all the hard work we just put into our backyards. We understand your frustrations! That’s why we have come up with some ways for you and your family to spend more time outdoors in the comfort and warmth of the indoors.

Add on to your Existing Patio Cover or Screen Room

If you spent your summer adding a Patio Cover or Screened Patio area, then converting it into a Sunroom will be that much easier to do. Yes, you didn’t have much time to enjoy your new Patio Cover and reap all its benefits, but converting your new Patio Cover or Screened Porch into a 3 or 4 Season Sunroom has many other benefits that you will be able to see instantly.

Converting your Patio Cover to a Patio Enclosure is as simple as adding some walls and adding an insulated floor depending on the type of Sunroom your looking to add to your existing Patio Cover or Screened Enclosure. Closing your Patio will extend your enjoyment of your backyard and allow you to gain more space for holiday entertaining. Take more time to enjoy not only the beautiful sights the summer months have to offer, but also the beautiful scenery not many of us get to enjoy during the Fall & Winter months.

If you are looking to warm up your existing Screen Room then the job is even easier, all you’ll need to do is add our WeatherMaster Windows to the inside of your Screen Room. Adding the windows to your Screen Room will help you enjoy some added space through most of the fall season. Depending on how you keep your Sunroom warm as the weather gets cooler you may be able to enjoy your newly enclosed room into early winter. Adding windows to your already Screened Room not only has its benefits during the cooler months but you are also able to enjoy more of the summer months. Ever have your children want to be outside on a rainy or super-hot day? With the WeatherMaster windows you can choose how much ventilation you want in your new Sunroom.

Winterize your Sunroom

If you already have a Sunroom then all you’ll need to worry about, is making your Sunroom ready for the cold weather. You can “winterize” your Sunroom easily by simply adding in some additional heat sources and going through your Sunroom and fixing any cracks or holes there may be.

If you’re looking to make your Sunroom a more permanent room that you and your family spend time in, then finding more suitable heat sources should be your focus. Adding a fireplace to your Sunroom can go a long way, especially when you are looking to use your Sunroom as one of your main living spaces. Small simple additions in your Sunroom can keep you and your family warm while you’re enjoying the bright changing colors of the fall leaves or while you’re watching the very first snow fall.

Add a 3 or 4 Season Sunroom

Converting your outdoor space into a 3 or 4 Season Sunroom may be easier then you may think. The added benefits of adding a 3 or 4 Season Sunroom to your home are endless, but picking the correct Sunroom to suit you and your family’s needs may be the tricky part. To find out how to choose the right Sunroom for you and your family checkout Why you Should Have a Sunroom.

The differences between a 3 Season Sunroom and a 4 Season Sunroom are only a few things, but the differences between the 2 Sunrooms can mean enjoying your Sunroom all year round or just enjoying it from Spring to Fall.

If you don’t have time to read through our other article about which Sunroom is right for you, no problem we’ve got a quick overview of the differences between a 3 Season Sunroom and a 4 Season Sunroom.

A 4 Season Sunroom comes with double glazed high efficiency, Low e-argon gas Glass Windows and the Sunspace Thermal Roof System. Both Sunrooms come with the solid ThermaDeck insulated flooring that ensures both rooms will have a warm insulated flooring. Although the 3 Season Sunroom does not have insulated windows or roof, there are ways to keep your Sunroom warm long enough to enjoy the beginning of winter.

Enjoy the Snow!

Alternatively, you can bundle your family up and enjoy the beautiful winter wonderland. Consider different winter activities for your family to enjoy in your backyard, this will not only keep your family active during the winter, but it will keep your family spending more time together. Many families already enjoy spending time outdoors during the winter, why not enjoy the beautiful sights and season.

For more information about our Sunrooms contact Canton Aluminum today!

Bring the Season Indoors!

With the autumn season here and all the beautiful colors it brings many of us want unique ways to enjoy the season and decorate with fall colors. Now you can do the typical pumpkins and squash decorations throughout your home, but there may be some of you that want to do something different but still festive. We’ve put together a few ideas that are unique and bring the fall colors indoors!

Lighting

One way you can bring the season indoors is with lights! Many of us usually only start thinking about hanging lights indoors around the Christmas season, but you can also use lights throughout every season. Start with some Up Lights! You can use just your normal white colored up lights or get festive with some orange or yellow colored up lights.

Place these lights throughout your home & Sunroom at the bottom of bigger plants/trees or on top of book shelves to draw peoples’ attention up. Place these lights anywhere you want to add a focal point to.

DIY Fall Décor

Add some fall decorations to your home. Make them more unique by creating your own with simple things you can find around your house. Have some old mason jars laying around that you don’t use anymore? Perfect! With a bunch of mason jars, you can create 2 different fall decorations. Take all the mason jar bands and take a piece of thin rope string them through the rope and tie them together, grab a couple of sticks of cinnamon and put it in the middle before tightening the rope and spread the lids out evenly. Ta da! You have a super simple, super cute DIY pumpkin. You can also spray paint the lids different colors to dress them up.

For the second DIY decoration, you will need:

  • The mason jars, with the outsides cleaned well with rubbing alcohol
  • A bunch of fall colored leaves (real or fake, it’s up to you. If you do decide to use real leaves make sure they aren’t to stiff, you can soak them in water to make them more flexible.)
  • Mod Podge (or Clear glue)
  • Sponge Brush (optional)

Once your jars are clean and your leaves are malleable your ready to start. Dip your brush (or fingers) in the glue/mod podge and place the leaf on the jar and run the glue across the leaf starting from the middle and spreading out towards the edges. It may take a few tries to get the leaves stuck down and flush with the jar. Continue adding leaves with the same process until you have reached you desired look, you can choose to completely cover the jar with leaves or leave some negative space between the layers. The jars will take a few hours to completely dry and may need an additional coat of glue on the jar to make sure everything is in it’s place. Once it is dry you can leave them as is and add some tealight candles in them or add another rustic autumn touch by tying some raffia or ribbon around the top.

Another simple project that you can do to autumn up your home is by adding some cinnamon candle to every room! Now we don’t just mean going out to Walmart and buying some cinnamon scented candles. Find some tall thicker unscented candles of various heights and get a bunch of cinnamon sticks. Start by creating a circle of cinnamon sticks around the outside of the candle and once your circle is complete use some string to tie it together. Continue this process with the rest of the candles and now whenever you light one of those candles you will have afresh smell of cinnamon with them.

Traditional Autumn Pieces

Traditional fall decorations are a must no matter how much you want to create unique fall décor! So finish up your decoration with some great traditional pieces. Incorporate lots of pumpkins and squash, and just because you are adding some traditional pieces to your décor that doesn’t mean you can’t add your own style to them. For example, instead of real pumpkins use fake plastic ones that you can add some glitter glue to or spray paint in gold or silver.

For the outdoors traditional is always so much fun and so easy to do. Grab a couple of bales of hay add some multi-colored autumn leaves and some pumpkins & squash and your ready to go!

These wonderful ideas can be used throughout your home and into your Sunroom. Add a few more autumn decorations to your Sunroom and the next time you’re in your Sunroom relaxing and enjoying the beautiful fall weather, you may almost feel like you’re outside enjoying the beautiful scenery. Open a couple of your WeatherMaster windows and let some of the fall air in to make your experience even more real.

Whether you prefer small and simple autumn touches throughout your home or you like to go all out with the decorating, all of these ideas can work beautifully on their own as well as together with one another. Have some great fall decorating ideas of yourself? We’d love to hear about them! Share them with us in the comments below and let us know what you think of ours!

For more tips and great fall decorating ideas for your Sunroom contact a professional at Canton Aluminum. Give us a call at 330-456-0021 or visit our showroom at 1330 E. Tuscarawas St. Canton OH, 44707.

Plan ahead for Success!

Tips to help plan your next home renovation.

With the cold quickly creeping in at night waving goodbye to warm summer days, now is a great time to start planning goals for your home in 2018. A new year is a new fresh slate on which you can accomplish anything you set your mind to; with the right planning, of course.

If you’re a homeowner who is looking to move in the not too distance future, or one who appreciates smart investments, it’s an easy realization that home renovations can add a large amount of value to any property. Consumers love new products, and what’s a better feeling than having a home that looks and feels freshly built?

Assess your property

It’s important to know your properties strong and weak points. Maybe your home has an amazing garden that’s the envy of the neighborhood… but still has an unfinished basement. Possibly your home is in great condition, except your window frames which are slowly decaying. Or, quite often as we see, homes are wonderfully decorated inside, but have a completely ignored exterior. There are always actions to take, but it’s best to plan what’s the most effective strategy for your home.

Something we often find are properties with decks in varying states of decay. Replacing a deck is no easy task and something that many homeowners decide to take on themselves and quickly find out what a large amount of work it is.

Be Realistic

If you’re not a handy person yourself, you may find the DIY approach to be tougher than expected. This is why it’s important to properly budget your renovations for the year and understand the true costs behind upgrading your home. Things like the cost of labor, materials, along with permits, and unforeseen circumstances (which will happen more than you’d think!) all add up very quickly. Home improvement is almost always a great investment, but it has to be the right investment for you at the moment. Make sure you can afford what you’re setting out to do.

Our professionals will gladly help assess your property and give you a free quote on some upgrades for your property.

Tackle it in Stages

Looking to replace your deck, all the windows in your home, and completely finish your basement? Excellent! Don’t expect to get this all done in the course of a month.  It’s important to set realistic timelines, both for budget reasons and to have lax project timelines to account for unexpected issues. Properties are complicated objects with a lot of interconnected parts and aspects. Always try to account for the unforeseen. However, this will be easier with the help of trained professionals who already know the typical routine!

It’s good to have a handle on when to do what type of home renovation as well. You may find it easier to try and renovate your home interior during colder months while renovating your exterior in the warmer months—for obvious reasons. However, consider the reverse: during the winter months, contractors usually have more availability, and along with that comes lower costs (both of labor and materials!). It’s always important to get as many quotes as you can to best understand your project, what it entails, and when the best time to go ahead will be.

Be Cost-Effective!

Rebates can be your friend– upgrades with energy efficiency in mind can help you qualify for rebates on the municipal, provincial, and federal levels. These rebates can add up quicker than you think and add a nice little chunk of cash back from what you’re spending. Transforming your deck into an insulated sunroom can actually earn you money! But, keep in mind, that to be eligible for these rebates you will first have to have an energy audit which will lay out the foundation for how much your home has improved after your renovations.

On top of rebates, consider the true impact of properly insulating your home: your own energy bills will go down, your home will stay cooler in the summer months and retain heat better in the winter months. It’s a long-term investment which will definitely save money over time.

Have a vision of Success

Make sure that ultimately, as the home/property owner, you have an ultimate vision of what you’d like to achieve from your property and what you’d like to be able to get out of it. If you’re selling, you may only be interested in mostly giving it a ‘face-lift’ so it looks great to new buyers. If you’re planning on living here for an extended time, the features of your home matter more than not. Do you want a great deck to host the best summer BBQs for all your family and friends? Looking for a guest house for when the in-laws come over, so you can have a little privacy? Or maybe you need a home office but don’t have enough rooms to make it happen. Whatever your goals, with the right amount of planning (and funding), they can become a reality! It’s just important to feel out exactly what you’d like to get from your property.

Feel free to contact our experts here at Canton Aluminum, we’ll gladly take the time to talk about your property, the goals you have, and how we can help get you in motion for a better home.

Getting the Most from your Home and Property

If you’re a homeowner with a backyard, you probably have some form of deck or patio, or at the very least a communal gathering space. If you’re looking to make the most of your property add value to your home while increasing your amount of living space: you should reach out to the experts at Canton Aluminum, we’ll help give you the guidance you need to make the most of your home.

Need more living space?

Even if you don’t already have a deck or patio, as long as you have extra space on your property, you can always convert that to additional living space. Sunspace Sunrooms’ products come in a variety of configurations and versions, and are incredibly modular. For example, you may have never even considered the fact that what is currently your deck can be transformed in a short amount of time into the home office of your dreams!

A home transformation like this can be hard to imagine or even visualize. Sometimes it helps to come out to our showroom and see for yourself the final result — and just how much is possible. From a breezy enclosed screen room to a fully insulated Four Season Sunroom, truly the only limit is your own desires.

Looking for added value?

Convert your existing space! With the conversion to a Four Season Sunroom, you can treat your home extension as any kind of room you’d of wanted or longed for when you first moved in. Looking for a new guest bedroom? Or possibly just more living space to spend time with the family and relax? Or maybe a private study, where you can read a book in peace and quiet while still enjoying the view of the lovely outdoors from the comfort of your home?

Interested in Energy Efficiency?

Insulated sunrooms are a great way to go green without even knowing it. By design, Insulated sunrooms will stay warm during the winter and cooler during the summer, this can easily translate into a lower utility bill year round as this thermal energy transfers and evens out into the rest of the house.

Some sunroom owners may have taken a DIY approach or had help from outside contractors; if your sunroom is a few years old and is starting to show it’s age, there are some things you could try to do to help extend the life and livability of your room.

Check the window frames on both the interior and exterior. If you notice any significant gaps or cracks, you may want to consider investing in some caulk or weatherproof adhesive to help control the situation. These leaks and gaps are obvious losses of significant amounts of energy in both the hotter and cooler seasons.

During winter, check your local home improvement store and purchase a weatherization kit: typically this will be a plastic film or cover you place over your window frames with an adhesive (or they may stick individually) which will help keep heat from escaping as easily to winter’s cold bite. In addition or instead of this, you may also consider getting thick drapes to cover the curtains with.

The opposite is actually possible during the summer — if you purchase some type of reflective drape to prevent excessive amounts of sun leaking into your home. You may have likely seen something like this implemented in other people’s cars in parking lots during the summer.

A fan is an excellent purchase for both warmer and cooler months. Good airflow is key to a temperate home, and being able to cool off during the heat or circulate the warm air during the winter is always important.

If you’re looking to improve your energy efficiency at all with the experts from Canton Aluminum on your side, you can be guaranteed that you’ll have a quality installation that will last.

Full Temperature Control

Of course sometimes our ecological footprint isn’t the first concern and there are multitudes of ways to enhance the comfort of your sunroom. Many homes have pre-existing methods of heating and cooling, and these work just fine.

If this isn’t the case, there are several options which could be more appealing. An easy approach would be to simply add baseboard heating to your sunroom. Though easy, this can add up in saved utility costs fairly quickly depending on how large of a space you’re trying to heat and depending on how frequently.

A ventless gas fireplace may be a better option if you have room to fit one and it matches the décor of your room. Fireplaces can be the main attraction of many sunrooms, and are great to enjoy on cool nights in front of the fire.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your sunroom or what can be done to improve it, or if you’re looking to convert an existing deck or patio, simply contact our experts with years of experience to help you achieve your goals!

 

 

 

Why You Should Have a Sunroom

Have you been considering adding a Sunroom to your home but are still left with so many questions like, “what kind of Sunroom do I want?” and “what are the differences between the different models?”. Like many others this is all part of the process of adding a Sunroom to your home. Canton Aluminum will help you through each step of the process from the consideration of a Sunroom to helping you find a Sunroom that best suits you, your family and homes needs.

We’ve put together a quick & easy list of some main differences between our different Sunroom models, the benefits & uses for each and some benefits of adding a Sunroom to your home.

Model 100 Sunroom to Model 400 Sunroom, what do these mean?

We carry the complete Sunroom line from Sunspace Sunrooms, which includes 4 different Sunroom models, ranging from the Model 100 Screen Room to the Model 400 Insulated Sunroom. But what are the differences between all 4 models?

Model 100 Screen Room

Like the name states this is a Sunroom that is a Screen Room with the durable Sunspace Screens along all walls from ceiling to floor. This Sunroom is the perfect addition for your home if you just want to have an outdoor space with some added protection from the elements & insects. You can use this room as an outdoor playroom for your children or an outdoor living room you can enjoy all summer long.

Model 200 WeatherMaster Sunroom

An addition to the Sunspace Model 100 Screen Room with our WeatherMaster window system to allow you to choose the option of completely opening your Sunroom to the weather or close it up to keep the rain and wind out while still enjoying the outdoor space. The WeatherMaster windows allow you to choose to have up to 75% ventilation by stacking the windows up, down or in the middle.

Model 300 Three Season Sunroom

This Sunroom is for the homeowner looking to add additional living space to your home for more then just the warmer months. With insulated floors and windows enjoy your Sunroom living space from early spring to late fall. Maybe you want to add some additional space and living to your cottage, use this room as a home office, guest bedroom or an additional living room.

Model 400 Insulated Sunroom

The model 400 is like adding an addition to your home that can be used all year round! Use it as an extra bedroom or you home office and enjoy the beauties of the season all year. This Sunroom is a step up from the Model 300 Three Season Sunroom.

Now that you have more information about the differences between the different Models of Sunrooms you may have a better idea of the type of Sunroom you want. This, however doesn’t answer your other question, we’ve listed a few of the benefits of adding a Sunroom to your home.

Why Should I Have a Sunroom?

Added Space & Increased Natural Light

The most obvious reason is it adds additional living space to your home and allows more natural light to enter your home. This added space can be used for many different things and is sure to be one of your favorite spaces in your home.

Energy Efficient

Yes, adding a Sunroom to your home can help you reduce your utilities bill especially during the winter. Allowing the natural sunlight in will naturally warm up your Sunroom and can bring that warmth into your home.

Improve your health

How can a Sunroom improve your health? It’s actually very simple, with natural Vitamin D! During the winter, we don’t get out into the sun very often because the weather often prevents us from wanting to leave the warmth of our home. With a Sunroom you won’t have to face the cold to make sure you are getting enough natural vitamin D from the sun, just head into your Sunroom and soak up the sun!

Home Office/Entertaining Area

Maybe you are looking for a bigger office or entertaining space. Your new Sunroom can act as both or one or the other and if it’s a home office your looking for, who wouldn’t love an office with windows on all sides? Not only will this make you want to come to work every day, you’ll spend less on decorating your office with accents and pieces that brighten up your room because you’ll have natural art!

Increased Value

The Sunroom you choose will all depend on how much your new Sunroom will increase the value of your home! Not only does it increase the square footage of your home therefore increasing its value, the next homeowners are sure to love the room just as much as you do.

Multi-Purpose Room

The newly added Sunroom has a wide range of uses and depending on your needs the sky is the limit! Transform your Sunroom from an outdoor living room, or an indoor Greenhouse or even a tranquil retreat where you can come to relax and relive stress. No matter what you think of it is sure to be done in your new Sunspace Sunroom.

For more information, tips and design ideas for your new Sunspace Sunroom contact Canton Aluminum and speak with one of our experts today! We will help you through the entire process for your Sunroom and answer any and all of your questions.

65 Years of Experience & What We’ve Learned About Home Improvements

Canton Aluminum Proudly Serving 65 Years

On April 25, 1952, the Canton Repository’s headline congratulated the 33 best spellers from Stark, Tuscarawas, and Carroll counties. Along with major headlines about war and new beginnings for Pike County there we were, Canton Aluminum a small family owned business starting out with quality manufactured awnings, siding, storm windows and doors all made from aluminum materials.

Morris Knell, the uncle of current owners Jerry and Marty Ortman, founded Canton Aluminum in 1952. Jerry joined his uncle in 1971 and soon became a partner. After the passing of Morris in 1984, Marty joined his brother, starting with sales and working his way up to partner. Both brothers have been successfully keeping the family business growing into the thriving business it is today.

Although Canton Aluminum has evolved and changed throughout the years, our core values have stayed the same, providing our customers with quality materials, professional service and a job well done, every time. We pride ourselves on being able to provide our customers with exactly what they are looking for; in fact, we have relied on the quality work that we have provided to our customers for continuous business and referrals from previous clients.

Over the years we have evolved to include a broad range of modern quality products including vinyl siding, sunrooms, replacement windows, doors and patio coverings to name a few. We work with reputable companies that align with our core values, and our customers can see that quality in the products they purchase.

We’ve learned a few things about what our customers care about most when they come to us for their next project – quality work and materials, attention to detail, friendly faces and cleaning up once the job is complete. Our customers have told us many times how much they appreciate the amount of detail our installers care about and how they are always more than satisfied with the project from start to finish. It’s important to us that we not only ensure our customers are getting a quality project from a professional team, but also making sure we clean up after ourselves so you can start enjoying your space without the added hassle of cleaning.

We support our local community by participating in as many local fairs and shows as we can. Owners Jerry & Marty Ortman are also active members of the community including the Building Industry Association (BIA), Canton and Plain Township Rotary Clubs and the North Canton, Jackson and Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce.

In 2008 we decided to work with a respectable and well-known Sunrooms company, Sunspace Sunrooms. We have been carrying their products for nine years, and our customers love the product! From Screen rooms to a 4 Season Sunroom, WeatherMaster Windows or SlideClear Screens the number of products we were able to offer our customers increased immensely simply by bringing in the Sunspace product lines.

“Last summer, after much shopping for contractors, we chose Canton Aluminum to rebuild a sunroom on our home. The sunroom we had was a patio type with all sliding doors and was falling off the house. I wanted a stick built room – something that would look more a natural part of our home than an add-on. Marty and the other fine folks at Canton Aluminum made the process a wonderful experience. During our “consultation” visits, he listened carefully to what we needed and hoped for; He offered suggestions and ideas that improved our vision. The work crews (we had the house reroofed also) were courteous, professional and efficient. The finished room is exactly what we envisioned, and we could not be more pleased! I would not hesitate to recommend Canton Aluminum to anyone looking to make home improvements. Should we decide to do any other work on our home, Canton Aluminum will be our first call! – Patty M.”

Over the past 65 years, we have been fortunate to work with so many great people and help them improve their homes. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our previous and current customers for their continued support and trust in our company and calling us for all your home improvement needs. We truly would not be where we are today without all our customers. We will continue providing all Northeast Ohio with quality work, and strive to ensure our customers receive the quality customer they have come to know and expect from Canton Aluminum.

Have a memory or story about Canton Aluminum? We’d love to hear it! Share it on our Facebook Page, Google + or submit to us at www.cantonaluminum.com/contact-canton-aluminum.

It’s Home Show Season!

That’s right – home show season is here and we at Canton Aluminum are super excited to help our customers turn their dreams into reality this year!

Stay tuned and on the look out for where Canton Aluminum will be next! We will keep you updated through our Facebook page and you can also checkout the Sunspace Sunrooms website to find out where you can find us next!

Home Show season is one of our most favorite times of the year, we get to help so many homeowners bring their dreams to life and provide them with so many great ideas and ways they can add on to their homes. A home show is a great place to find new ways to extend your home and property and really build your dream home. Visit with our experts and not only get inspiration for your next renovation project, but also make it happen with Canton Aluminum!

Contact Canton Aluminum today to find out where you can find us next! Visit www.cantonaluminum.com to stay updated on where we will be next and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

Extending your Home to Enjoy the Outdoors

If you’re a homeowner that owns an older home, you may be looking for new ways to bring in more light to your home and brighten it up. With older homes, it can sometimes be hard to make the indoors brighter without taking away from the beauty of the home.

Maybe you’re looking for a way to open your home so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery from your backyard, but you’re not sure how.

Here at Canton Aluminum, we can help you extend your enjoyment of the outdoors and bring it indoors!

WeatherMaster Doors

Why not spruce up the back of your house and really enjoy the outdoors with a full view of your backyard with our WeatherMaster Plus Stacking door systems? Make it super easy to enjoy the summer weather by simply opening your doors, literally bringing the outdoors indoors.

SlideClear Retractable Screens

Of course, having your home completely open to the outdoors is nice, but you probably won’t want the pesky insects flying into your home. We have a solution to meet this need as well – install a SlideClear Retractable Screen which works seamlessly with our WeatherMaster Plus Stacking Door Systems.

AlumaDeck

Maybe the area of your home you want to open up isn’t on ground level – no problem! Let us build a beautiful AlumaDeck that extends beautifully off your home.

Whatever your plan is to extend your enjoyment of the outdoors and help bring the outdoors, indoors, Canton Aluminum can help. Contact us today for more great ways to extend your living space, or visit our website at www.cantonaluminum.com for more great ideas!

Valentines Day “Renovation” Ideas

With Valentines Day just around the corner, why not switch things up this year? Surprise her (or him) with a bedroom remodel to give your room a facelift! Not many of us are very interested in working on Valentines day (understandably so!) and for most of us, we’d rather be out at a fancy restaurant eating deliciously prepared food. Here’s how you can spruce up your bedroom this Valentine’s Day without going overboard.

Okay so maybe doing a complete bedroom remodel may be out of the question, but we have put together a great list of ways you can spruce up your bedroom in a jiffy!

Love Pillows

You can never have too many pillows on your bed, so why not add a few more? This is something you can get done ahead of time and throw them in last minute! First, you’ll need to plan what else you want to do with your room and then decide on the style of pillows, you want to make sure that they will match your vision. This is a great way to have something you can always remember this Valentines day with every time you head to bed.

Spruce up your room with color

While the typical Valentines Day colors are usually red and pink, there’s nothing wrong with using different colors. Choose your favorites and incorporate these colors into your room.

Shelves, Shelves, Shelves

You can never have too many places to display your favorite memories or books, so why not add some curvy shelves? Not only will it help you make your room more organized but it adds a splash of fun to your room! Don’t look for the typical rectangular shaped shelves, try looking for some shelves with curves or a unique look to them!

There are many ways you can spruce up your bedroom and surprise your loved one this Valentines Day. Maybe make it a couple’s event where the two of you work together to spruce up your room. Contact Canton Aluminum today for more great ways to update your home. Visit www.cantonaluminum.com today for more information.

Time to finish that Basement?

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With Christmas and New Years all finished now, why not start the basement project you have been waiting for. Canton Aluminum can help you finish your basement to be ready for when the warm weather hits!

A lot of folks don’t want to start a renovation project in the winter because it seems like something that never happens, when in fact renovating your home in the winter will save you time and money. Contractors are usually less busy during the winter then they are during the spring and summer months. So why not start your home renovation project now?

Contact Canton Aluminum today to find out about our home renovation and remodeling services and let’s get started planning your next project! Visit www.cantonaluminum.com for all our products and services.