Since March, many of us have been working remotely, turning nooks and crannies of our homes into a makeshift office. After a few months of wear and tear, it’s likely these workspaces are in need of a little makeover.

The good news is, you have total control over your surroundings. Rather than re-creating the office experience, perhaps it’s time to add a little fun to the function. Here are some Marketplace BC businesses to help take your work from home experience to the next level.

Excellent Frameworks Gallery, Duncan

There’s nothing like a work of art to add some character to a space. At Excellent Frameworks, visitors can find the home of the EJ Hughes Gallery, featuring high quality reproductions and original works by this iconic BC artist. If that’s not enticing enough, they also provide professional custom framing services and original artworks by Canadian artists.

 

 

Wicked-Good Cleaning, Vancouver

You’re busy working, the last thing you want to deal with is tidying up at the end of a hard day. Why not leave it to the experts? Wicked-Good Cleaning provides professional detail cleaning services for residential homes, vacation homes and rental properties in Downtown Vancouver, the North Shore and the Greater Vancouver Area. They’ve been delivering professional cleaning standards to clients of all sizes since 2013.

 

The Plane and Nail Co. Chilliwack

In the market for a new desk, chair or shelf? The Plane and Nail Co. manufactures bespoke furniture and décor for home and businesses. Across all their work, their goal is to enhance the warmth and style of each room, creating stories and memories you can share with others. Each of their bespoke pieces is made using traditional joinery processes, guaranteeing high quality craftsmanship and durability.

 

 

Raven Reads, Kamloops

If you’ve added some fancy shelving to your workspace, why not fill it with some books? Raven Reads is an Indigenous-owned retail brand that curates goods from other Indigenous businesses and features them in a quarterly box shipped directly to subscribers. Their unique goods and literature are accessed through their exclusive network of Indigenous entrepreneurs, crafters, artists and authors across North America.

 

 

Plant Therapy, Vancouver

Add a little greenery to your home office with Plant Therapy. This green-fingered business offers a wide selection of indoor plants and plant accessories. From planters, watering cans, misters to Monsteras, Fig Trees, Snake Plants and more –  they’ve got everything you need to become a successful plant parent!

 

 

Skwalwen Botanicals, Brackendale

Now that you’ve spruced up your workspace, it’s time to give yourself the same care and attention. Sḵwálwen (skwall – win) is an Indigenous business creating small batch botanical skin care products. Honouring traditional Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) plant knowledge, they incorporate wild harvested plants and organic, high quality ingredients. Their wild plant ingredients are harvested in a sustainable and respectful way and each product has a Squamish name to honour the place where this plant knowledge comes from.

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