Power Lift Chairs: More Than Meets The Eye

When we think of home comfort aids, we often think of large, ungainly pieces of furniture that wouldn’t be out of place in a medical setting, dressed in plain fabrics and ugly colours. But, with today’s power lift chair offerings, that’s no longer the case! GS&Co carries two fantastic brands of power lift chairs. The first is Ultra Comfort, which is geared toward those who spend a lot of time in their chairs. Elran, our second brand, offers smaller lift …

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downsizing with convertible furniture

The Upside of Downsizing

People downsize for a multitude of reasons. Some want to simplify their lives, some want to move closer to loved ones, and some just want to enjoy a little freed-up equity from their home sale. While many people are looking to upsize, there is a multitude of benefits that can come from downsizing. So what makes downsizing so great? Increased cash flow. If you’ve been in your current home for a while, it may have increased in value, and you …

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gs and company holiday gift guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Here’s our 2022 Gift Guide! Don’t forget about the big gift of comfort for your loved ones. We have power recliners and power lift chairs ready for immediate delivery!

Art at Home – Curating Your Personal Art Collection

Often our art collections begin with personal pieces that hold memories, such as watercolours painted by a loved one, an heirloom photograph, or a child’s first finger painting – art often holds the spirit of memories. It personalizes our homes and adds a human touch to the collection of manufactured goods in which we live. As a child, it was pages pulled from a colouring book. Through my teens and early twenties, it was posters and glossy pages liberated from …

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Choose a Fabric for Your Sofa

How to Choose a Fabric for Your Sofa

The fabric you choose for your custom sofa matters as much as its size, shape and cushion choice. Each type holds its own unique characteristics – from stain and fade resistance to strength and style. When selecting the best materials, it is essential to take into consideration the attributes of each one and how they fit into your personal requirements and lifestyle. In this guide, we will help you choose a fabric for your custom sofa by discussing upholstery options, …

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Investing in Canadian Art Jon Einnersen

Tax Incentives for Investing in Canadian Art

Art is a beautiful way to transform a blank wall or liven up a space, adding some personality to your office or place of business. Now, with the tax incentives implemented by the Canadian government to promote Investing in Canadian Art, it can do so much more than that.  Collecting Canadian art is growing into one of the most popular types of investments because the CRA has established that taxpayers who purchase or rent Canadian artworks either for their personal …

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CUSTOM Framing 101: Everything you need to know about getting art professionally framed

Art framing terminology can be daunting: matting, mounting, float frames, spacers, shadow boxes! Keeping it simple isn’t always easy if you aren’t sure how to articulate what you’re looking for when you get custom-framed art. Ilda, one of our custom framing experts here at GS & Company, is here to help. With 18 years of custom framing experience, she has worked with a wide variety of pieces, from artwork on paper to wedding gowns and war medals.  Choosing a frame …

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The Benefits of Having a Power Lift Chair

As a person faces mobility challenges, few home health care products become as life-changing as a reclining power lift chair. For those experiencing leg, hip and back pain, one of the hardest movements is to sit down on a chair and eventually get back up. Your doctor or therapist may have recently recommended a power lift chair to you or a loved one, saying it will help with mobility. The act of sitting demands that a person uses their core …

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Commissioning A painting

A Step by Step Guide to Commissioning A Painting

Commissioning a painting is an amazing option for having your unique vision translated onto canvas or paper through the skill of an artist’s hand. Before you get started, however, it is important to understand the intricacies of the process. Learning about the important considerations will allow you to identify an artist who is an ideal fit for your project and who you will be able to form a successful working relationship with. Refine your vision Before contacting a gallery, you’ll …

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Disposing of Old Furniture in South Surrey / White rock

When our customers come in to look at new living room furniture, they often ask us about disposing of old furniture. It depends on whether the item is still in good shape or not. My first suggestion if the item is in great shape would be to try the South Rock Buy Nothing facebook group. It’s such a great feeling to pass along good quality used items rather than see them end up in the landfill. There are a couple …

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