What can happen in a week or two?

A couple of good things is the answer.  Congratulations are in order as Marianne, got a lovely write up in WL Condo magazine for one.  Then secondly, she scored a prestigious AIBC award recognizing  architectural excellence.  How brilliant does it get?  Both on the heals of hosting Vancouver's popular PechaKucha night at Granville Island.  One might just think this lovely lady is on fire!!  The stars certainly are aligning and we will keep our fingers crossed this synergy carries us onward with our project.

As the stars  align there's no rest for the wicked, time to learn about choices:

Windows:  aluminum, fiberglass, metal and wood, vinyl  or combinations to say nothing of double-hung or casement etc..   

Fixtures (bathroom & kitchen):   lighting options, tubs, toilets, hardware.........oh and would you like that in chrome, polished nickel, brass, wood, and the list goes on........                                                              

Tiles: porcelain, ceramic, slate, travertine, pebbles & stone and what about sizes?.........  

 Site visits give a first hand indication of the type of service to expect, quality of the product, timelines on ordering, local or imported and in general if the company is in line with your values.  Not only is this part fun,  it is the type of exciting learning experience that  makes for great conversations before, during and afterwards.  During these site visits intuition kicks in and, in my opinion, that is what's critical to making smart decisions.