Windows

pexels-photo-60774.jpegYou can tell because the sun sets at 4:00 and the morning dew on your windshield has turned to ice. The solstice may still be a few weeks away, but for all pragmatic purposes, winter has arrived. If you are surviving the cold snaps by turning up the thermostat and piling on the blankets then maybe it’s time to consider an alternative. Addressing the drafty corners that you’ve been so careful to avoid can help keep you and yours warmer when the of single digit temperatures comes rolling in.

Windows

For windows to be fully sealed, they must be closed and in the locked position. Locking your windows isn’t just to keep people from getting into your home. It helps create a weather tight seal and prevent drafts in your home.

Keep Reading: https://www.grandbanksbp.com/blogs/blog/winter-is-here

Building the Bar

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Whether it’s family & friends or a gathering of the masses, hosting is a huge part of the holidays. Drinks play a crucial role in this, alcoholic or non. Putting a drink in the hands of your guests, even water, makes people feel more welcome. Having a bar area to serve them makes it easier for you as a host.

Fortunately for us, we are in the age of Pinterest and hand crafted cocktails are coming up in big style.  From beer, wine, and manhattans to sparkling cider, ice tea, or water everybody wants something delicious to drink

Keep reading:

https://www.grandbanksbp.com/blogs/blog/building-the-bar

Practice Gratitude

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There is a lot for us to be grateful for, but it’s easy to forget how lucky we are to live here. We take the things and the people we see every day for granted. It happens. The holidays are a perfect time to reconnect with gratitude, to step back, take a breath, and appreciate all of the gifts we have.

Practicing gratitude can help you sit at the table with the family members you don’t agree with. It’s important to remember that we are all just people doing the best we can. And when we come to the table with that in our minds, it’s a lot easier to find gratitude and enjoy the gifts of the holidays.

Read the full blog post here:

https://www.grandbanksbp.com/blogs/blog/practice-gratitude

Digital Marketing Event

Digital Marketing Event

Digital Marketing

Come learn about the best digital marketing opportunities for you and your business from the professionals at Bluefish Digital.

I’ve been hearing a lot of “I have enough work for the next 3 years, I don’t need to be online” from people. And I understand that many of you have been in business for years and have never needed a website or even thought about having an instagram. But how many of you have had a job fall through when circumstances change? How much time have you spent scrambling to line up work? Having an online presence is crucial for your business today. The time to set up your site in not when you need the work, the time to establish yourself online is when you have the time to do it right.

We’ll be providing food and drink, because no one likes learning on an empty stomach.

Space is limited.
Please RSVP to monica@grandbanksbp.com 

When: Thursday, Nov 15 

Where: Grand Banks

Subtle & Striking

Sometimes you just need a face lift. Not everything needs to be different to be new, not everything has to change to upgrade your kitchen. A few small changes and updates can do the trick. Upgrading cabinetry can feel daunting. There is a lot that goes into a kitchen renovation. But it doesn’t have to be entirely different to be new.

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The transformation of this home is both subtle and striking. As far as design goes, not a whole lot was changed. They were able to move the fridge, it was formerly perpendicular to the rest of the lay out along the back wall, next to the door. By stretching out the kitchen a little, we were able to fit the fridge against the wall with the rest of the cabinetry. Moving the fridge against the wall helps keep the layout clean and keeps the kitchen feeling open.

The kitchen leads to a peninsula before opening into a dining area. Along the wall is a desk for getting work done.

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The kitchen leads to a peninsula and then opens to vaulted ceilings and a dining area. There is also a desk for added work space and organization.

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See the full post here:
Building with Instagram

Building with Instagram

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Come enjoy an evening at the Ipswich Brewery while we eat, drink, and share some stories about the growing community of craftsmen on instagram. Love it or hate is, it is here to stay.  This is a powerful tool that’s free and in your pocket. With the ability to find new clients, showcase your work and connect with others it has endless possibilities for you and your  business.

We’ve gathered together a panel of incredibly talented guys. Carpenters, designers, business owners, architects and fathers. We’ll even have an ambassador of Fine Home Builders and the #KeepCraftAlive movement. Our goal is to help grow this community of craftsmen, and we can’t do it without you.

Join us for an evening of food, beer and engaged conversation with our community of craftsmen. We are excited for this opportunity to get together and share our stories.

Where: Ipswich Brewery

When: Thursday October 25th, 5-7pm

RSVP to monica@grandbanksbp.com

 

Find out more about us at www.grandbanksbp.com

We’re Hiring!!

We’re Hiring!!

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Grand Banks Building Products, located in Gloucester, MA, is currently hiring a full-time experienced kitchen designer. We specialize in high end building product sales including cabinetry, windows, doors, millwork, hardware and more. Grand Banks has been serving our local community for over 30 years and is a family owned, family run business who values their employees.

Our clientele includes architects, builders and homeowners alike. We offer stock, semi-custom and custom cabinetry lines, providing design and storage solutions for multiple spaces in the home. We are at a pivotal point, currently undergoing a full showroom renovation and are looking for the right person to jump in at an exciting time!

We are seeking a full-time kitchen designer with a minimum of two years experience in the field. Related education is preferred, yet not required. The right applicant should be organized and detailed oriented with a outgoing personality. In the position you would be collaborating with various customers and co-workers throughout the day. You should have an entrepreneurial attitude and the desire to be part of a growing team. You can meet our team here –https://www.grandbanksbp.com/pages/our-team

Benefits include:

– Health insurance

– Retirement contribution

– A beautiful workplace right on the water!

– Compensation commensurate with experience

Please submit a resume and cover letter by October 22, 2018 telling us why you would like to be part of our team to job@grandbanksbp.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

See the full job post here

Learn more about Grand Banks at www.grandbanksbp.com

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