Beautify Your Home with Bella Vista
Take one look at a custom home, kitchen or renovation done by Bella Vista — an innovative design and construction firm owned by Sheena and Jeremy Sinclair — and you’ll see why clients sing their praises. Stunning hand-finished cabinetry, flowing layouts, unique details and an overall sense of sophistication makes Bella Vista designs stand out.
But there’s another facet of their business that’s integral to its success — exceptional communication tailored to each client. ”We spend a lot of time getting to know our clients and what they’re looking for,” says Sheena. “We consider client personalities and customize our approach to best suit them.”
Bella Vista has been helping people bring their home and kitchen visions to life since 2009. Their initial client consultation establishes home goals, lifestyles and budgets. Following that meeting, Jeremy and Sheena pull together a detailed quote, offering construction and design suggestions and sharing their vast knowledge of products and materials. At the Bella Vista showroom, clients can view curated selections, saving them the time of visiting various suppliers.
In addition to using project management software to manage selections, budgets and schedules, Sheena and Jeremy ensure clients are kept informed in a way that works for them. Sheena says that while some people like a weekly recap, others require more onsite meetings and project walk-throughs. Bella Vista accommodates each client as needed. “People tell us how much they love the process and appreciate the communication,” says Sheena. “They never feel like they don’t know what’s going on or where they are budget-wise.”
Central to each Bella Vista project is the company’s lifetime quality custom cabinetry — a full product line with options ranging from stained wood to laquered MDF to textured laminate. “Cabinetry is a key element whether you’re building new or renovating,” says Sheena. “The quality is important across the board, so having our own product line allows us to control the creative elements, manufacturing and installation.”
The Bella Vista team — which includes designers, carpenters and a project coordinator — creates homes and kitchens across the province in virtually every style. Whether your vision is a rustic farmhouse kitchen, a craftsman contemporary design or an ultra-modern renovation or new build, Bella Vista delivers. “Anything we can dream or draw and install, we can build,” says Sheena.
Over the last five years, Sheena has seen a trend of people allowing themselves to be more creative with home and kitchen design. Rather than playing it “safe” (out of concern for future resale appeal), clients are choosing unique, personal elements. “They’ll say, ‘I want to do a sage green island or something a bit unique,’ ” says Sheena. Because buyers are also looking for more creative details in the current housing market, Sheena says clients feel freer to make innovative design choices.
Following completion, Sheena and Jeremy equip clients with everything they need to know to maintain the materials and finishes used in their project. The final walkthrough is one of the most fulfilling parts, as they see the joy in clients’ reactions. “There’s often a hug and tears,” she says. “You really develop a relationship, as people’s homes are such an intimate part of their life. We have amazing clients that we keep in contact with years later. That’s really special.”
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Photos Karen Pidskalny Photography