WE ARE A CREATIVE
DESIGN & BUILD STUDIO

How’s that for a vague statement?  Let us clarify…

We design, build, rent and manage almost anything that fits our skills and expertise.

Our soft spot is old houses with good bones and using every square foot to its fullest potential. We pride ourselves on being aesthetically nimble and staying true to the notion that bigger is not better, and expensive is not the only option.

Creative and lasting solutions that deliver craftsmanship, beautiful aesthetics and integrated function…that is our goal with every project, big and small.

MEET THE TEAM

Instagram post 1600533489111645135_1947894581 Fixing the old electrical meter hole in the side of our house. No need to invite the critters in...right to my bedside! Sheesh! More nails!!
.
.
.
#sitkadiy #sitkaprojects 
#roderickreno #renovation #exteriorfix #exteriordesign #exteriorrenovation #exteriordesigns #interiordesign #interiordesigner #interiorrenovation #remodel #bungalow #melissa
Instagram post 1590327783376436546_1947894581 Who says you have to have a wedding to have backyard globe lights and posts! 4of6 final adjustments.
.
.
.
#globelights #backyardparty #partyrentals #eventrentals #eventsetup #twinklelights #coquitlambc #burnaby #festoonlights #patiolights #patioparty #sitkaevents #rusticparty #freestandingpost #melissa
Melissa
Designer | Girl on Ladder

I have a deep appreciation for a little blood sweat and tears. I am a dedicated DIY’er with formal training to back up my ‘let’s try’ moments.

Some would say I’m obsessed with figuring it out no matter what the format or subject.  They would be right.  I admit to my obsession, however, it makes me good at what I do so I wear it with pride.

My happy place is going on an adventure (literally and figuratively) and find the gems of life that could not have been planned or taught in any classroom.

Instagram post 1868549882768631896_1947894581 When @vandura25 is super proud of his accomplishments! He put that post in like a boss!
...
#sitkadiy #sitkaprojects 
#roderickreno #structuralbeams #structuralengineering #structuralposts #footings #renovation #basementreno #basementrenovation #interiordesign #interiordesigner #interiorrenovation #remodel #bungalow #homerenovation #renovationdesign #renolife #adam
Instagram post 1675219814946569775_1947894581 Impulsive Thursday night cabinet install. An inspiration, a 20 minute phone call, a shopping trip, a few hours of assembly and we will have a brand new dining room storage/buffet/gallery. Yes gallery. We have a plan... to be continued. .
.
.
#sitkadiy #sitkaprojects  #roderickreno #cabinets #semicustom #diningroom #renovation #sideboard #ikeahack #interiordesign #interiordesigner #interiorrenovation #remodel #bungalow #homerenovation #renovationdesign #renolife #adam
Instagram post 1645298198942945554_1947894581 That day we cut another hole in the side of our house.  Exterior plugs here we come! .
.
.
#sitkadiy #sitkaprojects 
#roderickreno #electrical #exteriorplugs #retrofit #renovation #exteriordesign #exteriorrenovation #exteriordesigns #interiordesign #interiordesigner #interiorrenovation #remodel #bungalow #adam
Instagram post 1373673602545072265_1947894581 Special ops: rosemary extraction for napkin garnish. Execution was flawless under cover of Halloween fireworks. .
@inthesticks2016 we are ready for napkin craft night!
.
#gardening #rosemary #stikadiy #lifelovechaos #weddingdecor #weddingdiy #adam
Adam
Shop Master | Comedy Relief

I obsess over the details, planning and execution to bring the Sitka DIY projects to life.

Crafting the detailed solutions that allow moments of ‘wouldn’t it be nice’ to become realities both in physical and digital creations is what I do.

I also love to DIY but, as the shop master, I aim for less ‘blood and tears’ and opt for extra sweat instead.

Instagram post 2081886241334669633_1947894581 Possibly the cutest (and smartest) tiny human we’ve encountered at a midnight takedown. He not only wanted to help...he actually did! He gathered up the lights and took them to the ‘boy’ so they could get wrapped up in the bucket. 😍

I’m pretty lucky to have such great helpers, not just this adorable little guy but an awesome sister, nephews, husband and parents who are frequently spotted climbing ladders, untangling lights and hauling posts all around this city. 
#familybusiness #smallbusiness #globelightsmakeeverythingmagical #globelights #twinklelights  #festoonlights #patiolights #partylights #outdoorwedding #freestandingposts #woodposts 
#weddingrentals #eventrentals #eventsetup #weddingsetup #eventdecor #weddingdecor #eventdecoration #weddingdecoration #rusticdecor #rusticdecoration #rusticwedding #rusticwedding 
#sitkaevents #sitkaassistants
Instagram post 1840168223087334860_1947894581 It’s all about the finishing touches! Leaves on the burlap make the posts blend in that much more. .
.
.
.
#globelightsmakeeverythingmagical #globelights #twinklelights  #festoonlights #patiolights #partylights #outdoorwedding #freestandingposts #woodposts 
#weddingrentals #eventrentals #eventsetup #weddingsetup #eventdecor #weddingdecor #eventdecoration #weddingdecoration #rusticdecor #rusticdecoration #rusticwedding #rusticwedding 
#sitkaevents #sitkaassistants
Instagram post 1598659905049216471_1947894581 TBT to pouring concrete in the plumbing trenches...finally! Who knew concrete could be so satisfying (and back breaking!) Thanks dad for helping with back breaking part!
.
.
.
#sitkadiy #sitkaprojects #roderickreno #plumbing #concretepour #renovation #newbathrooms #basementreno #basementrenovation #interiordesign #interiordesigner #interiorrenovation #remodel #bungalow #sitkaassistants
The Assistants
We couldn’t do it without them

Every business has people you couldn’t do without.  Ours is no exception.

We have a team of people who surround us in business, life, and laughter to help us get things done.  No matter how odd or mundane the task, our support network are ready and willing to jump in.

Ok, sometimes we bribe them with food and drinks but they always come through in ways we can only begin to appreciate.

HOW WE WORK

The true essence of our studio is in the approach, evolution of ideas,
planning, execution, and heart that go into every project.

Instagram post 2314995980816514151_1947894581 Our friends at @imaginethatevents have teamed up with @rfweddings  and @starspeedpictures to bring virtual weddings to Vancouver couples! 
If you want to celebrate your wedding surrounded by all your loved ones while still social distancing, this is the answer. 
Virtual weddings include your officiant, wedding decor & planning, photo & video, a venue, and a livestream for all your guests to join you.

If you’re ready to start your storybook marriage, contact Imagine That Events at 604-329-0754 or info@imaginethatevents.ca

https://www.rfweddings.com/virtualweddings
#virtualwedding #letsgetmarried #wedding #yvr #sayido
Instagram post 2251026823037394739_1947894581 Another great day at @aweddingaffair 2020!  Thanks everyone for being such a fantastic team. Looking forward to an awesome 2020 wedding season with all of you! @imaginethatevents @riverrockcasinoresort @botanyandbloom @blushingrentals @boxnotbox @pedersenseventrentals @hotwaxentertainment @roweevent @threesixtyphoto @fortunehillphotography @phtgrph #aweddingaffair2020 #aweddingaffair #weddingshow #weddinginspiration
Instagram post 2238907801294832971_1947894581 Planning a wedding? 💕💍 Know anyone who is tying the knot? ......
50 wedding vendors and over $12,000 in prizes and giveaways. ✨ ..... Tickets are now on sale for the 12th Annual Richmond wedding show - A Wedding Affair on Sunday Feb 23, 2020 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm @riverrockcasinoresort Link to purchase tickets in bio @aweddingaffair or www.aweddingaffair.ca 
#aweddingaffair2020 #weddingshow #weddingdress #weddingphotography #weddingplanning #weddingparty #weddingflowers #yvrbride #vancouverbc #vancouverwedding #riverrockweddingshow #richmondbc #aweddingaffair
Instagram post 2185365730705659777_1947894581 The inaugural router table session for our current project. I think @vandura25 is super pumped about his shop upgrades and new work table! .
.
.
#sitkaprojects #sitkadiy #bgmedia #livingroomstorage #mediacabinet #storagecabinet #storage #livingroomdesign #ikeastorage #ikeainstaller #ikeacabinets #renovation #interiordesign #interiordesigner #interiorrenovation #remodel #custommillwork #customwoodwork #paulkbench #routertable #woodworking #husbandwifeteam
Instagram post 2175863014732282459_1947894581 Someone’s super pumped about this walnut hardwood! 🤣 Ready to take this baby home and mill it into something beautiful. .
.
.
#sitkaprojects #sitkadiy #bgmedia #livingroomstorage #mediacabinet #mantle #woodmantle #hardwood #walnutwood #storagecabinet #storage #livingroomdesign #ikeastorage #ikeainstaller #ikeacabinets #renovation #interiordesign #interiordesigner #interiorrenovation #remodel #custommillwork #customwoodwork #woodworking #husbandwifeteam
Instagram post 2087722521448666708_1947894581 The end to a wonderful night at Westwood Plateau. Taking a moment to appreciate the ambiance with Etienne Events...and then we flip on the ‘ugly lights’ and take it all apart in record time. 🤷🏼‍♀️ .
.
.
#globelightsmakeeverythingmagical #globelights #twinklelights  #festoonlights #patiolights #partylights #weddingdraping #outdoorwedding 
#weddingrentals #eventrentals #eventsetup #weddingsetup #eventdecor #weddingdecor #eventdecoration #weddingdecoration #rusticdecor #rusticdecoration #rusticwedding #rusticwedding 
#sitkaevents
Instagram post 2081886241334669633_1947894581 Possibly the cutest (and smartest) tiny human we’ve encountered at a midnight takedown. He not only wanted to help...he actually did! He gathered up the lights and took them to the ‘boy’ so they could get wrapped up in the bucket. 😍

I’m pretty lucky to have such great helpers, not just this adorable little guy but an awesome sister, nephews, husband and parents who are frequently spotted climbing ladders, untangling lights and hauling posts all around this city. 
#familybusiness #smallbusiness #globelightsmakeeverythingmagical #globelights #twinklelights  #festoonlights #patiolights #partylights #outdoorwedding #freestandingposts #woodposts 
#weddingrentals #eventrentals #eventsetup #weddingsetup #eventdecor #weddingdecor #eventdecoration #weddingdecoration #rusticdecor #rusticdecoration #rusticwedding #rusticwedding 
#sitkaevents #sitkaassistants
Instagram post 2055368989718405409_1947894581 When our clients send a sweet note on the back of the envelope it really make our day! 🥰 We have such great people to work with.  Thank you to all who let us put our creativity to work in their homes and offices!
.
.
.
#sitkaprojects #sitkadiy #clientlove #kitchenreno #kitchenrenovation #bathroomrenovation #officestorage #storage #spaceplanning #renovation #interiordesign #interiordesigner #interiorrenovation #remodel #custommillwork #customwoodwork #semicustom #countrykitchen #woodworking
Instagram post 2040796063962765124_1947894581 Installing some much needed storage cabinets for a busy office in Burnaby. It’s not often we get a photo with the two of us in it! .
.
.
#sitkaprojects #sitkadiy #pmgstorage #officestorage #storagecabinet #storage #officedesign #ikeastorage #ikeainstaller #ikeacabinets #renovation #interiordesign #interiordesigner #interiorrenovation #remodel #custommillwork #customwoodwork #woodworking
Instagram post 2024320840401085319_1947894581 Before and after of the ceiling lighting situation in our latest kitchen reno. I think it goes without saying it is an improvement!  We weren’t able to recess the lights in the actual ceiling so we built this custom box with trim and appliqué details to add the country flair the kitchen desperately needed. 
Now to get technical and long winded... When choosing lights for any space in your home it is important to know what color temperature your lights are and what is going to give the feel you want. We replaced a fluorescent fixture that had ‘cool white’ (4100k) bulbs. Now, these aren’t bad bulbs, just not right for the environment they were in. The lights felt harsh and didn’t give any kind of relaxing feel. 
The replacements are all warm white (3000k)with lots of lumens (the actual amount of light output). The lights are placed as far apart as possible to wash the entire room with light and give a bright yet relaxing feel. Also...dimmers! All of the lights will be on dimmers so the mood can be set no matter what mood the owners are in. 
#sitkaprojects #sitkadiy #cpreno #kitchenreno #kitchenrenovation #kitchendesign #kitchenremodel #kitchen #kitchenstyle #renovation #interiordesign #interiordesigner #interiorrenovation #remodel #custommillwork #customwoodwork #recessedlighting #ceilinglight #customlighting #countrykitchen #woodworking #woodappliques