As the temperatures start to dip below the freezing mark we are often asked “What do you do during the winter months?” First and foremost of course, we do holiday lighting. This year we have chosen to start installing holiday lighting earlier, which will allow more time for installation than in previous years. This service has become more and more popular as we all love the look of outdoor holiday lighting but we don’t love the process.
There are many excellent reasons to leave the hassle of outdoor holiday lighting to the professionals; from time constraints, to shear frustration and of course safety; this is a job most would gladly pass on. As we downsize our living space sometimes we find that there isn’t adequate storage for all of our holiday decorations; so having off-site storage can be a big help. As for installation, we are happy to install your holiday lighting using a photo from past years, or perhaps you have found a picture of a holiday lighting scene that you would like to recreate. You may also chose to start from scratch with one of our designers and come up with something unique that appeals to your personal taste.
One of the best reasons to allow professionals to handle this job is that we offer a lifetime warranty to our clients. That means as long as we install, remove and store your holiday lights they will be guaranteed for a lifetime! Regardless of your decorating style or the reasons behind your decision to leave this tedious job to the professionals, we believe that freeing up precious holiday time gives you more time to spend with friends and family enjoying the holidays, and isn’t that the best gift you can give your family and yourself?
Once the holidays have come and gone we are able to actually start “indoor projects.” Although we install Tulikivi stoves all year long, we tend to do more installations in the colder months, and it makes sense as we associate heat sources with the colder weather. We have become truly passionate about these beautiful stoves. There are many styles to choose from and custom upgrades are always available.
We love the radiant heat that is admitted by the soapstone exteriors of these low carbon heaters. Not only is soapstone an excellent source of heat generation but the subtle hues of grey are the perfect accompaniment to our current love of grey used as a neutral color. Tulikivi stoves do a fabulous job of heating your house and they have a very low carbon output. Many homeowners opt for the cooking ovens; if you enjoy cooking and baking why not let your heat source do double-duty! You can cook, bake and heat up just about anything. In the past these ovens were used primarily for pizzas, but not anymore! Just as our culinary interests have expanded, so has the interest in cooking in masonry heaters. If you are interested in learning more about these eco-friendly heaters, click here.
Other projects that Turpin Design/Build tackles during the off-season are bathroom renovations. As you are probably aware, Turpin has always specialized in water so it is a natural progression to move inside when the weather prevents us from working outdoors. Custom bathrooms, complete with extraordinary tile work has kept us busy and flourishing for the past couple of years. So if you have an indoor project in mind and would like to discuss it with one of our team leaders feel free to give us a call at the office. We have onsite designers to help you from conception to completion.
Now you know what the gang at Turpin’s does during the colder months. We hope that you will consider having your holiday lights upgraded or even having a bathroom or two renovated. Don’t forget to visit us at the Philly Home & Garden Show in Oaks, PA in February to get your annual spring inspiration.