07 Jul

Before & After: Custom window built in bench with storage

The before (including the framing) and after shot:

I completed the woodwork on the build including the framing and trim work. Under the beautiful custom upholstery (I cannot take credit for the upholstery), storage space is accessible by lifting the bench seating.  Vent also had to be rerouted to exit the front of the seat.

07 Mar

Kitchen Renovation

2015 was a fantastic year, this kitchen renovation happened!

Here’s the obligatory before and after shots.






Yes, that’s the same angle.  Significant new flow and expanded space to the kitchen, the heart beat of any home.  The doorway to the basement stairs was moved to allow the fridge to be positioned against the exterior wall and to allow the hallway to be opened up.  The poor  45 degree design on the placement of the old stove was taken down which also opened up the space (never mind the natural light) significantly.  The single sink was replaced with a double in the “galley-island”, proper ventilation for the exhaust fan was installed in the bulkhead, potlights, pendant lights, under-counter LED’s, pantry cabinets, ceiling speakers, subway tile backslash, slate flooring and natural gas for the stove.

Nicer staged photos to come!

15 Jan

Upper Floor Bathroom + Full Laundry

This was the green room.  A  room that had a past, with an open sewer line without a P trap completely open to the room.  Yikes - not good or healthy!  

It became a beautiful family bathroom with soaker tub and with laundry (full washer and dryer).

17 Apr

A Cozy Little Kitchen

This project consisted of a complete albeit small kitchen and ceramic tiled shower.   

A big box kitchen was used and customized (i.e. hacked) to fit the space.  I would like to point out the nice little 1 and 1/2 sinks.  Unfortunately the small space wouldn't allow for a double sink but the 1 and 1/2 fit.  Nothing worse than a single sink full of dishes!

18 Jan

Master Ensuite

You never know what you're going to find behind those old plaster walls.

In this case, former plastic fake bathroom tiles!  Still stuck to the old plaster walls under the 3/4" plywood and linoleum sheathing.  Of course no insulation in the empty wall cavities and wall studs hacked to pieces for plumbing runs.  

*project in-progress*

18 Jan

Landscaping Project: Flagstone Patio and Pathway

Making outdoor spaces beautiful, relaxing, fun, green, inviting, safe to navigate and liveable.  

Flagstone for the garden pathway and stairs sourced from Wiarton, Ontario - home of Willie!

Gardens were also expanded and planted with shade loving plants.