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In Memory Of Chewy: A Remembrance

In Memory Of Chewy

Our dear Chewy has passed on. He was an amazing part of our DGI family for the last 11 years. Chewy came to the DeGraaf family in 2010 after being rescued by Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary in Lake Odessa. He was in rough shape with a severe case of heartworm and scheduled to be euthanized by Animal Control, but Mackenzie’s took him in and fixed him up. He quickly won the hearts of Deb Degraaf and her family and was adopted that same year.

Over the years, Chewy became like a mascot for DeGraaf Interiors. In fact, he even has his own team member page on our website. He was frequently alongside us at the Corporate office, always there to give us a friendly tail wag and bring a positive spirit to our staff members. Our customers came to know Chewy well – for many years he greeted customers at the DeGraaf Interiors showrooms and was truly known as a part of the DeGraaf Interiors family. Even long after their installation was complete, customers would swing by to see Chewy. We never would have thought a dog could be loved so much. We find joy in the memories and know you are playing catch, eating treats, and napping with the rest the dogs who have passed over the rainbow bridge.

We Love you so much Chew bear. ❤️

By | 2021-01-12T21:14:40+00:00 January 12th, 2021|DeGraaf Interiors|

Get Cozy For The Holiday: A 2020 Guide

Ideas to make this holiday season special!

It’s a familiar scene: finding the perfect cookie recipe, taking photos for the family Christmas card, pulling out the decorations from storage, and preparing our ever-growing shopping lists. But the reality is, this holiday season looks a lot different for many families. Family gatherings might be smaller in size, making the holidays feel a little less warm and cozy. It’s been a draining year, and what we could all use is some familiarity and comfort.

It feels more important than ever to create an inviting, comfortable environment for our loved ones this holiday season. And it just so happens that at DeGraaf Interiors, we specialize in creating welcoming and cozy spaces. Below are some ideas of ways you can make the coming months feel special.

Decorate Your Space, Inside & Out

Just because there are less eyes on our home doesn’t mean we should skimp on decorations! Especially with little ones, reinforcing that it is still the holidays and we still want to celebrate is even more important! Take some time to think about how you can up your decoration game this year. Some ideas: Holiday decorations

  • Order a few extra decorations online
  • Spring for a real tree instead of a fake one
  • Make decorative crafts with your children or grandchildren (you can find a few here!)
  • Create a luminary display outside your home, or even organize one for the whole neighborhood

With more limited options for activities outside the home, many are going back to the basics: walking or driving through neighborhoods to look at Christmas lights and holiday displays. Imagine if every house in your entire neighborhood put out a few decorations in their yard. The joy this would bring to everyone young and old would be hard to ignore. Even if it’s adding a few snowflake window clings and putting a quick wreath on the door, these small bits of cheer are sure to put a smile on someone’s face. So don’t forget to decorate your home, inside and out!

Adopt A New Tradition

Making the holidays memorable is about more than aesthetics. Special activities will create long-lasting memories that feel like a cozy holiday blanket for your soul. Here are a few new traditions you might adopt this year:

    • Buy or make an advent calendar to make every day leading up to Christmas special

Elf on the shelf

  • Write a family letter to send to loved ones that shares about how your family’s year went
  • Get an elf on the shelf and have fun putting it in a new spot each night (here are some funny ideas!)
  • Give back by donating a gift to toys for tots or supplying food to a local food pantry
  • If you’re feeling extra adventurous, go caroling!

Upgrades That Will Last Beyond The Holidays

Decorating and creating special memories will enhance the feeling of your home, but having a cozy and inviting foundation will make your space feel comfortable for the holidays and beyond! With most of us spending more time at home, an attractive environment can facilitate a calmer mood. Colors and textures have an impact on our mindset, so try to create a space that sets the right tone. Here are some significant changes to your home that can do just that:

Makeover Your Fireplace

Most fireplaces are made traditionally with bricks. While this has made sense for centuries, there are many new materials at our disposal that can upgrade the look of your fireplace to be more modern and better suit the look and feel of your home. Luxury Vinyl Plank Wood Flooring in a Living Room with Ceramic Tile Corner FireplaceMost notable of these materials is tile. Tile is so versatile that it can take on the appearance of almost any material.

Apply tile to your fireplace to take on the look of natural stone, or try a more bold look like subway tile to make an even bigger statement. View our tile fireplace gallery for ideas and to see how warm and inviting an updated tile fireplace might look in your home for the holidays!

High-Impact, Low-Maintenance Countertops

There’s no time like the holidays to realize that our time spent in the kitchen could be vastly improved. Not only can a countertop update spruce up the appearance of your kitchen, but it can also make clean-up time more efficient. Senior couple preparing food in the kitchen with a solid surface countertop While laminate countertops are the usual go-to option for minimal maintenance, other solid surface countertops like quartz and granite have come a long way.

Quartz countertops are durable, and can include stain resistant, acid resistant, and impact and scratch resistant features. Granite countertops are naturally durable, with resistance to moisture, heat, and abrasion.

And if laminate still seems like the obvious choice, it just might be! Laminate countertops can take on the look of granite, marble, and even wood, while maintaining the benefits of laminate – giving you the best of both worlds with beauty and resilience. Explore our countertop photo gallery to see how an update could enhance the look and function of your kitchen for all of that holiday cooking and baking!

Plush Carpeting That’s Made For Walking and Sitting

You don’t know what you’re missing until you feel the comfort of walking across a soft, plush carpet. If sensory experience and texture is important to you, a carpet upgrade might be just what you need. And let’s face it – whether it’s due to a room full of guests or a rambunctious group of kids – at one point or another during the holiday season, someone will end up sitting on the floor.

Girl with puppy on plush white carpetingWhat most people don’t know is that selecting the perfectly soft carpet you want isn’t always going to give you that cozy feeling you desire. Without the correct carpet cushion beneath your carpet, you will likely be disappointed with your purchase. Not only that, but choosing the right carpet padwill help preserve the look of a carpet and extend its life by protecting against wear. Review this and other tips on what to know before you buy carpet, and then request a free in-home measure to make sure your carpet can be updated just in time for the holidays!

Keep Things Classic With Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are timeless. They’ll never go out of style. New varieties of hardwood flooring and faux wood floors using luxury vinyl plank make the options nearly endless. Almost any look can be achieved using hardwood and luxury vinyl flooring, so the best way to approach this flooring style is to make a wish-list. (Perfect for the holidays!) Considerations for choosing the right wood flooring:

  • Are you ok with a little TLC, or do you want low-maintenance?
  • Do you want a real wood appearance, or is consistency more important?
  • Do imperfections bother you, or do they add to the charm?

Hardwood floors typically have more imperfections and require a bigger up-front investment, but add more value to your home. Some people also just prefer real wood! living room with hardwood floor and christmas treeLuxury vinyl plank – sometimes called luxury vinyl tile (lvt) –  can mimic hardwood so closely that many can’t tell the difference. People often refer to lvt as waterproof wood flooring because it looks just like wood but is resistant to water damage as well as stains and scratches. Luxury vinyl plank, a close cousin, is quickly growing in popularity, and is available in a wide range of options. Visit a DeGraaf Interiors showroom to see just how many!

Whichever option you decide on, hardwood flooring not only creates a beautiful, lasting impression – but it offers lasting value. In fact, in a national survey, 90% of real estate agents said that houses with wood flooring sell faster and for more money! If you have been considering wood flooring or luxury vinyl plank, now is the perfect time to make the investment. By acting right away, you can have a beautiful hardwood floor just in time for the holidays!

Most Importantly – Have A Blessed Holiday Season!

Whether you choose to make a significant update to the look of your home, upgrade your decorating game, or adopt a new family tradition, the most important thing to do this holiday season is relax, spend time with your loved ones, and take into account what we are grateful for. It’s been a crazy year, but there is so much to be thankful for. From all of us at DeGraaf Interiors, we wish you a very merry – and cozy – holiday season, and a brighter new year!

By | 2020-11-23T19:07:38+00:00 November 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A Special Message From Deb DeGraaf

We’re still here to help!

The Covid 19 Pandemic has had an unprecedented effect on our country, and especially right here in West Michigan. DeGraaf Interiors is doing what we can to enable you to shop for products and plan your project online.

We Can Still Help You Create The Home You Dream Of!

Here are some of the ways you can continue to plan your project:

Photo Gallery
Schedule A Virtual Appointment
See How Products Look In Your Home
Request An Estimate
Request Samples
Special Financing

By | 2020-04-22T19:50:55+00:00 April 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Making the Old and New Come Together at The Rowe

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DeGraaf Interiors has been a part of many transformations of downtown buildings, including The Rowe, and they understand the intricacies of sometimes making the old and new come together, to create something beautiful.

The Rowe

What used to be an empty, worn out building is now home of one of the hottest new breweries in Grand Rapids. DeGraaf Interiors partnered with Triangle and CWD Real Estate Investment to bring the latest flooring and tile products to new condominiums at The Rowe, making it what it is today.

DeGraaf Interiors

DeGraaf Interiors has three locations if you’re looking for help with a project. They have a showroom in Hudsonville, a premium discount outlet in Grand Rapids, and a design center in Cascade.

They have a number of spring sales going on right now – spring is a great time to buy and take advantage of in-store rebates too.

Get in touch with DeGraaf Interiors

DeGraaf has two different locations: a showroom in Hudsonville, and a premium design center in Cascade.

  • 6450 28th Ave, Ste J – Hudsonville
  • 1144 E. Paris Ave SE #1A – Cascade
  • Phone: 616-264-3424

Making the Old and New Come Together

By | 2018-09-10T16:25:05+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Creative, Design, Videos|

Giving Beer City USA its Unique Look

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From Founders to Grand Rapids Brewing and the new New Holland Knickerbocker in downtown Grand Rapids, some of the best breweries in town went all out in designing spaces that are pretty unforgettable, yet still comfortable, and turned to DeGraaf Interiors for their expertise. Besides being incredible places to hang out and drink amazing beer, each brewery’s unique atmosphere makes them one of a kind.

Get in touch with DeGraaf Interiors

DeGraaf has two different locations: a showroom in Hudsonville, and a premium design center in Cascade.

  • 6450 28th Ave, Ste J – Hudsonville
  • 1144 E. Paris Ave SE #1A – Cascade
  • Phone: 616-264-3424

Giving Beer City USA its Unique Look

By | 2019-06-12T18:08:30+00:00 March 20th, 2017|DeGraaf Interiors, Design, Videos|

Remodeling A 90’s Style Interior

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When the temperature starts to change, people start thinking about buying a new home – change up their living situation. This can involve making some changes or even remodeling the new home you’re moving into.

In studio, we had a homeowner who decided to do just that. Her new home is over 25-years old, so some big updates were needed… In the video above, check out how DeGraaf Interiors helped her achieve her dream space!

Get in touch with DeGraaf Interiors

DeGraaf has two different locations: a showroom in Hudsonville, and a premium design center in Cascade.

  • 6450 28th Ave, Ste J – Hudsonville
  • 1144 E. Paris Ave SE #1A – Cascade
  • Phone: 616-264-3424

Create Your Dream Space with DeGraaf Interiors

By | 2019-06-12T18:07:48+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Creative, Videos|

DeGraaf Sponsors Habitat for Humanity’s “Women Build” Project

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The dream of owning your own home is shared by a lot of people. So when a call went out for people to help a Grand Rapids mom in her quest to have a safe, comfortable place for her two kids, a number of West Michigan women answered – including a group from DeGraaf Interiors.

DeGraaf participated as one of the lead sponsors for Habitat for Humanity’s “Women Build” project. They’ve done it for years as a way to give back to the community. The house is expected to be completed in November.

Make Homeownership Dreams Come True

By | 2019-06-12T18:02:43+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Philanthropy, Videos|

Area Rugs, Window Coverings, & More

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When it comes to designing a home there are so many things to decide, it can be overwhelming! That’s why a West Michigan store that’s well known for flooring is branching out in a few different directions.

DeGraaf Interiors offers floors and more. The “more” may be more than you think! With the popularity of hard surface floors, there’s more demand for area rugs. DeGraaf has more than 180 collections available in hundreds of different sizes. Area rugs add a splash of color and comfort to any space. You can customize a rug with the size you need and the style you want.

DeGraaf also has a wide variety of window coverings to complete the look of your home. Take a look at options that can let light in or darken a room. Some options are even powered by remote control. If you’re looking for window coverings now, DeGraaf is holding a sale on Hunter Douglas products through mid-September.

DeGraaf has done staging for Parade of Homes for years, and now it is offering that to customers as well! They have an automated tool in the show room can help you pick finishes, furniture, and looks you want in your home.

DeGraaf Interiors

6450 28th Ave, Suite J
Hudsonville – show room

1144 East Paris Ave. SE, Suite 1A
Grand Rapids (Cascade) – design center

Find the Right Finishes at DeGraaf Interiors

By | 2019-06-12T18:02:13+00:00 August 29th, 2016|DeGraaf Interiors|

Customize Your Lakeshore Home

DeGraaf Interiors features a new community on Lake Macatawa

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If you want to turn your visits to the lakeshore into a more permanent situation, there’s a beautiful new community going up along the shores of Lake Macatawa.

SouthShore on Macatawa is a BDR Custom Homes Development. It features townhomes, carriage homes, and condominiums that offer spectacular lakeside living with great views.

DeGraaf Interiors worked hand-in-hand with BDR to bring some of the spaces to life. Their fine selections of flooring, tile, and more help owners design the own custom home with unique touches.

SouthShore on Macatawa is located a couple miles west of the Holland Farmers Market and Civic Center. The models are being featured in the Lakeshore Parade of Homes through June 18.

Customize Your Own Lakeshore Home

By | 2019-06-12T18:01:38+00:00 June 19th, 2016|Videos|