New Creations Blog

Read about our most recent restoration endeavours, company history, and stories. Pick up some useful tips while you’re at it!

Vinyl: What Is It, and How Do I Take Care of It?

Vinyl: What Is It, and How Do I Take Care of It?

Vinyl. It’s a word you probably hear all the time. In fact, you probably hear it so often that you might’ve forgotten that you don’t actually know what it means. What is vinyl? Is it a type of plastic? Fake leather? It’s in your flooring. Your couch. The seats and the...

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Choosing a Sofa: 7 Factors to Consider

Choosing a Sofa: 7 Factors to Consider

Choosing a sofa: Your sofa plays a big role making your house feel like your home. A good couch takes comfort, function, and aesthetics, and rolls them all together, which means it can be difficult to choose which type of sofa to get! So, if you’re in the market for a...

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Don’t Paint Just Yet: Fixing Your Wooden Kitchen Cupboards

Don’t Paint Just Yet: Fixing Your Wooden Kitchen Cupboards

BeforeAfter Wooden Cupboards There’s little more that adds class and function to your kitchen than wooden cupboards. They look great, and their natural wood grain adds a unique, classically vintage appeal to your home. They can be made from lots of different types of...

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Hardwood Floor Repairs: Fixing Scratches and Sun-Fading

Hardwood Floor Repairs: Fixing Scratches and Sun-Fading

Hardwood floor repairs: When it comes to giving your home a classic yet modern look, there’s little that makes more overall difference than the addition of hardwood flooring – and for good reason! Wooden floors are easily the most popular and widely used flooring in...

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Repairing Bathtubs and Sinks

Repairing Bathtubs and Sinks

Sinks and bathtubs are among the most essential, well-used parts of any home. They keep you, your kids, your hands, and your dishes clean. Because they’re such common features of nearly every home, they’re easy to take for granted, which makes them susceptible to...

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Exterior Restorations: Repairing Minor Damage to Your Home

Exterior Restorations: Repairing Minor Damage to Your Home

We love to tackle exterior home restorations! New Creations partners with many homeowners, restoration companies, and insurance companies to provide seamless on-site repairs and restorations to the outsides of your beloved home. Here are the ways we can help: Major...

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Getting Rid of Stains and Odours

Getting Rid of Stains and Odours

Imagine you’re buying a house – or even a car. You find one that’s perfect for you and your family, but with one small problem: it smells really, really bad, and it has some pet stains and hair. Perhaps the previous owners were pet owners, smokers, or both, and they...

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A One-Stop Shop for All Your Restoration Needs

A One-Stop Shop for All Your Restoration Needs

Since we first opened our doors in 1988, New Creations has become known for being a one-stop shop for repairs. For a very long time, we’ve been passionate about practicing sensible techniques that allow us to restore, rather than replace, anything damaged or broken in...

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Car Interiors – Making Your Old Car Feel New Again

Car Interiors – Making Your Old Car Feel New Again

Car interiors are often ignored or neglected as part of a functioning vehicle. After all – who cares how messy your car is, as long as it runs, right? However, the truth is a little more complicated. Keeping Your Interior Pristine If you have a car, you likely use it...

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A Day in the Life of a New Creations Technician

A Day in the Life of a New Creations Technician

Restorations work is challenging in all the best ways. If you’re the type of person who enjoys variety, flexibility, and excitement, working at New Creations might offer you exactly what you’re looking for. The Industry The restorations industry is always changing....

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Wooden Furniture Maintenance

Wooden Furniture Maintenance

Wooden furniture is classy. It’s durable, looks nice, and, best of all, it’s timeless: older styles of wooden furniture are considered vintage, whereas newer styles are trendy and modern. The flip side? In a lot of cases, your wooden tables, chairs, and dressers are...

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Why We’re Always Innovating

Why We’re Always Innovating

Innovation has long been one of the cornerstones of our culture at New Creations. We’re constantly looking for ways to transform the industry: new materials we can repair; new techniques we can learn; new problems we can solve. But how does that help you? Our History...

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Taking Care of your Kitchen Countertops

Taking Care of your Kitchen Countertops

Many people don’t realize the importance of taking care of your kitchen countertop. Most counters nowadays are made of granite, marble, quartz, laminate, or wood. In other words, they’re made of very durable materials. Why should you bother taking care of a material...

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Our Low-Risk Franchising Model

Our Low-Risk Franchising Model

Our low-risk, low-overhead franchising model makes things easier for everyone! If you’re considering starting your own franchise but are intimidated by the effort and financial commitment that may be involved, continue reading to give yourself a sense of how...

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5 tips for Maintaining your Car’s Exterior

5 tips for Maintaining your Car’s Exterior

Keeping the exterior of your car shiny and clean probably makes you feel good. Nobody likes walking out of their house in the morning and climbing into a scratched, dirty, and/or dented car. A pristine car free of nicks, dirt, and faded paint is a car that’s easy to...

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Family Heirlooms and Other Trinkets

Family Heirlooms and Other Trinkets

Your family heirlooms and miscellaneous trinkets are hugely unique. Everyone has them: distinct, often small items that couldn’t possibly be replaced. Statues or figurines that were passed down to you by your grandparents. Items from your childhood that you couldn’t...

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Caring For Leather Furniture and Upholstery

Caring For Leather Furniture and Upholstery

Caring for the leather furniture and upholstery in your home is easier than you might think! After all, many people prefer leather furniture simply because it’s easier to maintain than more traditional furniture fabrics like cotton, wool, or silk. Leather is durable...

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Clean, Undamaged Environments and Mental Health

Clean, Undamaged Environments and Mental Health

Right now, it’s hard to get through a day without seeing some type of instagram, pinterest, or wellness blog post that touts the importance of clean homes and tidy environments. The idea of minimalistic, open, and organized spaces is very trendy right now – and for...

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Exterior Restorations: Storm Season in the Canadian Prairies

Exterior Restorations: Storm Season in the Canadian Prairies

In summer 2019, Saskatchewan was hit by a savage and unforgiving summer storm. From July 13th-15th, homes and commercial buildings were pelted with violent rain, gusting wind, and giant hailstones, resulting in massive amounts of damage. Summer storm damage - CBC In...

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Starting a New Creations Franchise

Starting a New Creations Franchise

Looking for a rewarding, hands-on career? Consider becoming a New Creations franchise owner! New Creations believes in properly setting up and supporting its franchises. We aim to take care of our franchise owners and their employees by cultivating an environment of...

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Bringing Our Mobile Repair Team to You

Bringing Our Mobile Repair Team to You

New Creations believes in bringing our mobile repair team to you. We’ve got a great crew of workers at all of our franchise locations in Canada and the U.S., ready to provide amazing service at a moment’s notice. Picture this: you’re running a hotel and a maid notices...

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RV Restorations: What We Do and How We Do It

RV Restorations: What We Do and How We Do It

Having an RV is fantastic for vacations, camping, and exploring the outdoors with friends and family. They're exciting to own because of their versatility and their performance. Above all, they're just downright fun -- it's called a recreational vehicle for a reason!...

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New Creations and COVID-19

New Creations and COVID-19

It will come as a surprise to no one to learn that COVID-19 has had a somewhat drastic effect on our business and safety practices at New Creations. Like everyone else, we’ve faced (and made) a number of difficult decisions in the past couple of months, and we’d like...

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How Long Do Restorations Take?

How Long Do Restorations Take?

It’s easy to dismiss the restorations process. At a glance, it seems difficult. Expensive. Generally not worthwhile. If you can afford to simply replace something, why not do it? On the surface it seems easier, and more importantly, it seems faster. A primary concern...

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Increasing the Resale Value of Your Car

Increasing the Resale Value of Your Car

It's hard work to keep your car's resale value high. And let’s be honest: selling a used car is a hassle. It’s a challenge few people have the patience for. It takes time. Money. Haggling with people you’d prefer not to deal with at all. Everyone’s out to undercut...

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Partnering With Real Estate Professionals

Partnering With Real Estate Professionals

First impressions matter. When prepping a home for sale, first impressions are a top concern. Painting and basic upgrades are must. But what do you do about chips, cracks, broken tiles, dented floors, and wear in the home?

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Restoring a $24,000 four-piece hutch

Restoring a $24,000 four-piece hutch

Portland has had a record number of uber hot days this summer and it has created some interesting work for us. Recently, we were hired to do a job that truly tested our skills.

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Easy Online Estimating

Easy Online Estimating

We’ve received great feedback about the ease and response time of our online estimating at our website. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

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