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This fire restoration project is particularly close to our hearts. It highlights the importance of collaboration and taking the time to understand our clients’ dreams and passions. Often, the journey is as important as the destination.
The original bungalow design was very traditional — chopped up into individual rooms. With Jim’s extensive design and renovation experience, he knew this was an opportunity to create a new open-concept living area. Several walls were removed and all of the remaining walls were stripped back to studs and drywalled to remove all traces of damage from the fire. Jim modernized the kitchen layout to include custom cupboards built by a friend of the client, new appliances and two “conversation-piece” elements: a live-edge slab bar counter and sliding barn doors for the pantry. The basement was completely renovated as a separate apartment and the garage was transformed into a serene massage-therapy space for our entrepreneurial home-owner. Exterior work included new colours of siding, soffit and fascia to complement the existing brick, along with the all-new roof and windows.
“Jim showed respect for my spiritual beliefs and he was always honest with me. We had a good relationship going into the project. I have great respect for his design skills. Jim really just stepped in and handled the headaches. Jim provided emotional support and stability for the project. We were able to work really well together. Jim dealt with everything in a really timely fashion and freed me up to think about how to bring healing and closure for my family in our new home.“ Dannielle, homeowner
Read more about this project in our blog, A Tragedy Becomes a New Beginning
- Date September 23, 2016
- Tags Renovations & Additions