Home Renovations are very disruptive! It can be a stressful time for even the most prepared family. That is why we have developed a blueprint that reveals the process and hard facts about what an actual renovation involves. Our step-by-step process will guide you through each and every detail, help you with creating the home of your dreams and maximize your return on investment.
Start by downloading our Inside Renovations e-book. There are tips, ideas and industry secrets that will prepare you and your family for the renovation AND help you save time and money.
Kitchen and Bathroom renovations are complex involving each of the major mechanical systems found in your home: plumbing, electrical, and HVAC. Consider working with an experienced professional especially when structural changes are possible.
You might ask yourself "why would I pay for a design?" It really comes down to VALUE. When you work with a designer (who specializes in kitchen & bath) you receive a level of expertise, knowledge, and experience that will ensure your project is done to the highest level of quality and safety. We don't cut corners, EVER. Our design fees ensure you receive full scaleable detailed drawings that become the blueprint for your project.
We work closely with you and your family to ensure that your renovation is the perfect fit in every way possible.
Our teams are fully licensed and insured!
We meet at your home, get to know about what you are looking for, talk about your needs, goals, and budget. After taking detailed measurements we begin working on creating the perfect solution for your space using our powerful design software. We will send you drawings to review, provide feedback and input, make revisions as needed until the space meets your vision.
We offer a $300 design credit towards cabinetry purchases to be applied at time of order.
If your home is not located in the greater Ottawa area we can create design solutions for your space too. We will guide you through the entire process from measuring your space for accuracy to creating solutions that suit your needs and space. All communication is by either phone, email or video conference. Detailed drawings are provided that you can then take to any local cabinet manufacturer.
After completing the design process we outline every aspect of what we anticipate will be needed in your project and create a full list. This will include items for demolition, subfloor replacement, exterior insulation, finishing materials, quantities of materials and more. The SOW can be used for trade quotes, material orders and managing the complete project.
Mechanical plans include: full lighting layout, indication of plumbing locations, HVAC changes or alterations, and electrical plan. A great design is only as good as the lighting and proper lighting can impact the functionality of a space dramatically. Making sure thermal comfort is maintained balances a space between beauty and practicality.
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All the same details as above but for two rooms in your home. For example: two bathrooms OR a kitchen and a bathroom
For designs and layouts for a custom home the earlier we can be involved in the process the better (before framing is ideal). We work closely with you and your builder to ensure every detail fits within the plans.
We work with licensed, insured and reputable trades only. The quality of work is critical to meet our high standards, implement our designs and make sure each aspect is done with safety, building code and longevity in mind. Keeping everyone informed throughout the entire project requires regular site visits and collaboration daily.
Price based on project size.
All fees are subject to HST
Our #1 goal is to ensure our clients are completely satisfied with the results of their project. After we have achieved that, everything else is a bonus and on occasion we receive a little boost!
2nd Place for Best Transformation of a Kitchen or Bathroom NKBA Ottawa Chapter Design Excellence Awards 2019 (project year 2018)
Doris Lacroix Award (for industry commitment and service) 2018
2nd Place - Decor Zonavita International Design Competition 2016
2nd Place - Creative Concept NKBA Ottawa Chapter Design Excellence Awards 2015 (project year 2014)
1st Place Classic Traditional Kitchen over $75K NKBA Ottawa Chapter Design Excellence Awards 2014 (project year 2013)
2nd Place Kitchens under $30K NKBA Ottawa Chapter Design Awards 2011 (project year 2010)
1st Place Other Rooms NKBA Ottawa Chapter Design Awards 2010 (project year 2009)
As a founding member of the NKBA Ottawa chapter we believe giving back is so important. When you volunteer to help grow awareness for something you truly believe in the personal rewards are incredible.
Ambassador for Living In Place Institute 2019-2021
Speaker for Living In Place Institute
KBB Webinar Presenter
NKBA Ottawa Chapter Board member 2010 - 2017
NKBA National Board of Directors 2015
NKBA National Chapter Leadership Committee 2016-2017
Algonquin College Kitchen and Bath Program Professor 2010 -2012, 2014
Voices of the Industry Presenter Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 2018
June 2020 We Launched our PODCAST. Look for RENOVATION SECRETS where you listen to Podcasts