We understand making significant changes to your home’s exterior can seem like a daunting task, but we’ve come up with a solution to make the process easy, fun and informative. Seeing is believing, and we invite you to come see the quality and craftsmanship for yourself in our village-style showrooms.

Our showrooms are set up with small-scale homes outfitted in preferred products allowing you to get up close and see every product in action— like this cottage-inspired indoor-outdoor living space.

Today, homeowners are looking to expand their living space and blend the indoors with the outdoors— and larger decks and covered outdoor living spaces are the perfect way to achieve this. In this cottage-inspired home, we’ve blended the indoors with the outdoors by using a large-panel LePage Millworks sliding door. These doors offer plenty of clear viewing while maintaining energy efficiency and lift onto a solid track to make opening and closing effortless.

Shifting “outdoors,” we’ve lined the deck with two kinds of railings. Glass railings provide a clear and unobstructed view, while traditional railings provide the safety and accent of colour that some homeowners prefer. Both styles of railings can also be used effectively indoors. The outdoor living space is then maximized with an Aristocrat retractable awning to offer protection from sunlight and light rainfalls— making the aluminum deck useable in all types of weather.

As an added bonus, we’ve used Ghostwood Reclaimed Wood siding inside this home to add warm wainscoting and a unique ceiling feature. The result is an indoor-outdoor living space that is inviting and well prepared to host a get-together, no matter what the weather brings.

Van Dolder’s Railings for Every View

  • Van Dolder’s complete aluminum railings don’t need to be stained, treated, painted or finished to maintain their beauty and durability.
  • Non-corrosive and will not warp, crack, or fade.
  • All glass systems with no aluminum posts are also available, providing the ultimate in wide-open viewing.
  • Railing systems can be installed on the interior or exterior.

Lepage Millworks Sliding Door

  • Superior durability
  • Weather and impact resist
  • Easy to operate
  • Large panel sizes—up to 10′ high and 30’ wide panels lift onto a track and slide effortlessly.

Lumberock Composite Decking

  • Composite decking has the look and feel of wood with added strength and durability.
  • Lasting beauty, genuine value, and easy maintenance.

Aristocrat Retractable Awning

  • Superior solar protection
  • Extruded aluminum frame makes it corrosion resistant and virtually maintenance-free.
  • Available as motorized, hand-cranked or with automated sensors
  • Full five or ten-year warranty

Ghostwood Reclaimed Wood Siding (Used Indoors)

  • Ghost Wood is a new wood product that mimics the appearance and, therefore, the appeal of reclaimed wood.
  • Varies in colour shades and tones, much like reclaimed wood. Available in 7 natural colours with a variety of profiles and sizes.
  • Requires little or no maintenance depending on where it is installed and your long-term goal for the product’s appearance.

Visit the Van Dolder’s Custom Exteriors village-style showrooms to experience home improvement options in a real-world setting. It’s where 50+ years of experience crafting custom home exteriors shines through to inspire and inform. The Home Team is happy to guide you through the showroom to ensure all of your questions and concerns are answered. Without a doubt, you’ll leave with renewed creativity and confidence for planning your renovation or construction.

For more information on any of the products in this article, contact a member of The Home Team today or tour the showroom and ask questions as you go. Let our expertise make your project simple to plan, easy to construct and enjoyable for years to come.