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Bryan Baeumler Spruces Up a Coldwater Sugar Shack

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Expanding a business can be a difficult decision. Just because you’ve figured out how to do something well on a small scale, doesn’t mean the same formula will guarantee success as you grow. For owners of the Backwoods Maple Syrup located in Coldwater, Corey and Abby, this was a real worry. With roughly a million dollars invested in, they’d already set the groundwork for growth, but they needed Bryan Baeumler to help them structure this new business venture. So, Bryan and friends went all in to create a showroom sugar shack.

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the unfinished sugar shack of the Backwoods Maple Co.
John Queenan

From the Studs

When Bryan first arrived at the new and improved sugar shack of Backwoods Maple Syrup the hardest work had been done. The building was done, and the shiny new equipment installed, now it was just a matter of making sure that it functioned as intended. Firstly, they needed to understand the businesses needs before they could start to cover those bare walls.

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sitting area of the Backwoods Maple Co.
John Queenan

Meeting Needs

This new sugar shack, more of a sugar showroom, needed to serve a lot of purposes. The bottling, cooking and sale of the syrup would all be happening in this one building. Aside from that, Abby hoped to include a coffee bar and retail space for guests to enjoy. Balancing the company’s functionality and guest experience was a delicate process, but by integrating functional design they created a space that feels both inviting and efficient.

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Showroom of the Backwoods Maple Co. showroom
John Queenan

Sugar Showcase

In the syrup business, trees are the most crucial component to success. When something is that essential to success it only makes sense to incorporate it into the business’ design. That’s why, every chance they got, Bryan and the team made sure to use the stunning natural woods found on the property. Whether its portable birch privacy walls, fresh firewood stacked neatly, or timber cut countertops for syrup sampling, it was important to use woods from the land that made this business possible in the first place.

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