Design Spotlight

At Southview Millwork, we’re passionate about our work. We’re also passionate about the industry we operate in. Design, cabinet making, customization, space preparation – whatever’s involved in the job, we love it. We get that you may not be a cabinetry geek yourself and have questions from time to time about what we do and how we do it. Here you'll find industry updates, explanations, DIY and more to help you get a better understanding of carpentry, millwork and renovations.

How to properly dust wood

Dusting seems like the simplest task around, but to perform it properly, there's actually quite a lot to it! Today we'll cover the basics, and drop several tips your mom might have missed when she taught you! Dusting should be done once or twice a month to keep your home looking clean and allergen-free. First, gather your tools. Depending on what you're dusting, and the level of accumulated dust, you should always choose the right tool for the job. Here are the essentials: Vacuum Cleaner Microfibre Cloth Non-toxic Cleaner Tea Toothpaste Baking Soda When dusting, it's

What’s the difference between hardwood and Softwood?

You hear a lot of talk of both 'hardwood' and 'softwood' trees when it comes to construction projects. But what is the real difference between them? Are hardwoods harder than softwoods? Well, no, not necessarily! In fact, the lightest wood around, balsa, is considered a hardwood! Their naming is based more in the science of the species of trees the woods come from. Softwood and hardwood tree are distinguished by the way they reproduce, not by their appearance or end-use. All trees reproduce using SEEDS, and it's the seed-structure that defined the type of tree they are. Generally, hardw

Going Green: Little things you can do in your kitchen to reduce your energy consumption

Going green in the kitchen may start with your food - but it shouldn't end there! You should start practicing energy-efficient cleaning habits, use sustainable equipment, and avoid toxic chemicals too. The good news is going green can help not only the environment, but your wallet as well. The following are a number of great tips to be more green in the kitchen: Buy Quality Cookware That Lasts Teflon may be handy but it just doesn't last. Stick to cast iron, stainless steel, ceramic or stone cookware. These materials last for generations - and don't pose potential health hazards like te

We Build Hockey Lockers!

Here at Southview Kitchens and Millwork, we do so much more than just kitchen cabinetry. From custom baths, stairs, alcoves and closet systems - and yes, even HOCKEY LOCKERS! Whether you are looking for a place at home to store your hockey gear, or you're looking to furnish a whole locker room at your gym or arena, Southview Kitchens and Millwork has you covered! Our custom-built wooden lockers are great for hockey, ringette and any sports equipment storage. Constructed with quality materials, they are built solid and open to help aid in the drying process of your equipment. They feature

Bar vs Island: What do you want in your kitchen?

Here in Halifax and all over the Maritimes, the kitchen is the true heart of the home. It's not just a place to cook meals, but a place for friends and family to gather, and the site of our world-famous 'kitchen parties.' The experts here at Southview Kitchens and Millwork know kitchens like no others, and specialize in creating beautiful kitchens that showcase both function and form. A common kitchen upgrade that adds storage space, counter space and looks great is an island or a bar. Which will work for you? Well it really depends on the available space, kitchen dimensions and planned use

Creating a commercial kitchen space your employees want to have lunch in

Research shows that office kitchens can boost employee productivity. Progressive workplaces are now seeing the value to a lunchroom that’s more than just a fridge and a few vending machines. Today we'll highlight a few key elements you should have when planning your employee kitchen. Make it Welcoming and Comforting The kitchen should take the overall wellness of your employees into consideration. Ideally, it should be a space for employees to sit back and physically and mentally relax. Set the Mood with Lighting Natural lighting is best, so use those large windows if you have them.

Southview Kitchens and Millwork is your choice for custom kitchen cabinetry and more!

Welcome to the official Southview Kitchens BLOG! Here you'll find industry updates, explanations, DIY and more to help you get a better understanding of what we do: carpentry, millwork and renovations. Check back in often for the latest and greatest news, information and tips and tricks. Today we'll start with a little more about us, and all of the things we can do for you! You may know Southview Kitchens and Millwork as one of the best cabinet makers and custom millworking shops in Halifax - but we do so much more! Beyond the kitchen, we can build out any kind of custom cabinetry you r

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