Bringing new life to your kitchen
Local entrepreneur Mike Bryan has been serving the communities of Ladner and Tsawwassen for more than 15 years in custom cabinet-making.
His company Life Tree Kitchens (formerly M.T.S. Cabinets in Ladner) is a locally owned and operated small business that has maintained its reputation and popularity through word of mouth.
Bryan's experience in wood working and cabinet-making extends beyond his decade-and-a-half time in business.
"From an early age I was interested in woodwork and I majored in joinery through high school," he says.
The idea behind the name Life Tree Kitchens is a nod toward renewable resources and a green business outlook.
The company promotes the Reface and Recycle program through M&J Woodcrafts, where they turn those old cabinet doors and cabinet boxes into new wood products.
That means there's less reliance on the finite supply of lumber and gives old wood a new life in somebody's home.
As well, 50 per cent of the proceeds from that recycling program go to the Earthwise Garden Society in Tsawwassen.
"We believe it is our responsibility to take care of mother earth," explains Bryan.
"It is our commitment to offer environmentally-friendly products—bamboo, plywood, strawboard— and to reduce our carbon footprint."
Each home is different, and each need is different. That's why Life Tree Kitchens sets up an in-home consultation process to find out what fits best. Then Bryan designs the kitchen to those needs.
Life Tree Kitchens supplies, manufactures and installs custom-built residential cabinetry, but they also do refacing,which is sort of a way of "sprucing up" the existing look.
Refacing is an affordable, environmentally-friendly way to give your dated old kitchen a fresh new look, with very little down time.
Old drawer fronts are replaced with a variety of different styles. Then the sides and backs are matched up. The kitchen is functional through the entire refacing process.
For more information, visit www.lifetreekitchens.com.