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11
Apr
2018

Angela and Brian’s Stittsville Kitchen

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Angela and Brian’s kitchen is due for an update. We’re taking down a wall, removing much of the flooring throughout the main level and updating all kitchen components. Angela and Brian worked with designer Nicole Duguay of Solace Interiors to make design choices.

Day 1: Kitchen before.

Day 1: Kitchen before.

Angela and Brian's family and friends have been impacted by cancer. Demo starts tomorrow with Fresh Reno for a new kitchen. This wall is coming down. The names and initials on the wall represent those friends and family. Brian absolutely smashed through the wall. (video to come)

Angela and Brian’s family and friends have been impacted by cancer. Demo starts tomorrow with Fresh Reno for a new kitchen. This wall is coming down. The names and initials on the wall represent those friends and family. Brian absolutely smashed through the wall. (video to come)

End of day one. Demolition complete.

End of day one. Demolition complete.

Did you start your Wednesday with a two-hour, non-stop shoulder workout? Sanding drywall today. Come on by for a workout!

Did you start your Wednesday with a two-hour, non-stop shoulder workout? Sanding drywall today. Come on by for a workout!

Day 7: Caselgrande tile from Eurotile going down in the kitchen, laundry room and bathroom.

Day 7: Caselgrande tile from Eurotile going down in the kitchen, laundry room and bathroom.

CTV was looking to speak to a renovator…
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I’m more comfortable behind the tools than in front of the camera, but thanks to Annie Bergeron Oliver for making it easy to chat with her.

You can see the TV story that aired here.

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18
Jul
2017

Pamela and Toby’s Nepean Kitchen

Day 1: Kitchen before

Day 1: Kitchen before

Day 1: Pre-demolition artwork.

Day 1: Pre-demolition artwork.

Day 7: The plumbing, electrical and flooring (Wicanders Cork comfort flooring in Fashionable Cement) is done. Today we're installing the cabinets.

Day 7: The plumbing, electrical and flooring (Wicanders Cork comfort flooring in Fashionable Cement) is done. Today we’re installing the cabinets.

Pamela and Toby heard about us from their friends, Sue and Benoit, whose basement we renovated last year. Today Sue came by with cookies. Former clients bringing cookies to the current client's house. We love how this is working!!!

Pamela and Toby heard about us from their friends, Sue and Benoit, whose basement we renovated last year. Today Sue came by with cookies. Former clients bringing cookies to the current client’s house. We love how this is working!

Day 11: Cabinets are done. It will be a few weeks before the counters arrive and are installed. Then we'll be back to tile the backsplash.

Day 11: Cabinets are done. It will be a few weeks before the counters arrive and are installed. Then we’ll be back to tile the backsplash.

A few weeks later….

Pamela and Toby’s quartz counter has been put in by the installers. We were back to tile the backsplash and the kitchen is done!

Day 14: The kitchen is done!

Day 14: The kitchen is done!

Day 14: The kitchen is done!

Day 14: The kitchen is done!

Day 14: The kitchen is done!

Day 14: The kitchen is done!

Day 14: The kitchen is done!

Day 14: The kitchen is done!

19
May
2017

Sarah and Rob’s Basement Renovation

We first met Rob and Sarah while renovating their bathroom in 2015. They asked us back to renovate their basement.

Rob and Sarah’s basement day 1: File this under shocking things we see. That I-beam is holding up the house. Not the best spot to cut an opening for a door.

Day 01 Support beam interrupted with circle

Day 5: Framing almost finished. Dricore done. Electrical done (Salter Electrical). Plumbers are coming on Monday (Penta Plumbing) and spray foam insulation crew (O’Reilly Brothers) is coming on Tuesday.

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Day 10: Turning that awkward support post into an area for symmetrical built-in shelves.

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Oh YUM. Thanks Rob and Sarah!

Day 15 Chocolates from Spain

Day 19: tiled the bathroom shower with 12″ x 24″ Pasha Collection tiles from Home Depot.

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Day 20: Drop ceiling the clients purchased from Costco.

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Day 22: hidden electrical panel and shoe storage.

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Day 23: The basement is finished!

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19
May
2017

Kelley and Phil’s Kanata Bathroom Renovation

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Day 1: Bathroom before demolition:

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Day 6: The plumbing is done, tub is installed, and the tiles are going up today. Traffic Master “mushroom” tile from Home Depot.

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Picking up: Picking up the bathroom Ikea Godmorgon vanity, sink and faucets.
HELLO ICE CREAM!

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Day 11: Bathroom is done!

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Best toothbrush holder EVER.

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Finished shower. Shower head and controllers from Hudson Reed.

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Yesssss THIS Star Wars shower curtain.

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So thoughtful! A thank you card and Tim Hortons gift certificate.

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1
May
2017

Roy and Robert’s Kitchen

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Day 1: Old kitchen during demolition.

Day 1: Old kitchen during demolition.

Day 5: Electrical is done and painting is nearly done. Today we put down Mohawk Antique Sable vinyl floor from Lowes.

Day 5: Electrical is done and painting is nearly done. Today we put down Mohawk Antique Sable vinyl floor from Lowes.

Day 6: Ikea cupboards going in.

Day 6: Ikea cupboards going in.

Day 8. This is quickly coming together! And check out how they're using that under-the-stairs space as a pantry. We've put on a temporary counter until the permanent counter arrives in several weeks.

Day 8. This is quickly coming together! And check out how they’re using that under-the-stairs space as a pantry. We’ve put on a temporary counter until the permanent counter arrives in several weeks.

The quartz counter arrived! We went back to tile the backplash and connect the appliances. The kitchen is done!

The quartz counter arrived! We went back to tile the backplash and connect the appliances. The kitchen is done!

The kitchen is done!

The kitchen is done!

The kitchen is done!

The kitchen is done!

19
Dec
2016

Michelle and Bert’s Basement and Bathroom Renovation

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That moment when you know you are really REALLY going to like this client.

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Day 1: Demolishing the old basement was a family-friendly event.

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Day 1: the demolished basement.

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Day 12: Framing, electrical, plumbing rough-in, and spray foam insulation are complete. Just waiting for drywall to be delivered.

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Homemade fudge!!! Thanks Michelle and Bert.

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Day 16: And then there was a bathroom! Drywall, tub, plumbing and all.

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Clients who bake for us are EVERYTHING.
Thanks Michelle and Bert!

Michelle and Bert baking

Day 20: Sanding drywall all morning and we’re only two thirds done. Can’t feel my shoulders.

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Day 23: The walls are painted and it’s starting to look like a finished space. Next we’ll be laying the heated flooring and tile in the new bathroom.

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The walls are painted Benjamin Moore “Edgecomb Gray”.

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Day 24: Ditra Heat system installed on the bathroom floor. Now we tile.

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Day 25: Shower tile under way. 3×12 subway with Ardesia mosaic.

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Day 29: Chalet laminate from Alexanian going in.

Day 29 Fresh Reno Ottawa renovation contractor Chalet laminate from Alexanian basement

Day 34: Finishing touches. Bi-fold doors for the under-stair storage and the laundry-craft room.

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Day 37: finished bathroom!

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Finished basement!

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10
Dec
2016

Chantal and Evan’s Basement

These are possibly my favourite before pictures EVER.

Bathroom before:

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Basement before:

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Day 9: The self-levelling compound, Dricore floor, framing and drywalling is done. Today is the final day of drywall mudding. Tomorrow we sand the walls. So basically an epic shoulder workout.

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Day 10: Sand Dune Pebble mosaic tile on the shower base.

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Day 12: Laying laminate floor.

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Day 13: Venetian Stone wall tile being installed in the shower.

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The basement is done!

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18
Nov
2016

Chrystal and JC’s kitchen

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Chrystal and JC made big changes to their house. They swapped the living room and the kitchen.

First we demolished the living room and made it into a kitchen. This way they could still use their current kitchen, which was going to become a living room.

Day 1. This is the current living room, which will become the kitchen.

Day 1. This is the current living room, which will become the kitchen.

We opened the living room wall and found a disaster. Structural, plumbing and electrical all needed major work. We reframed the wall, then the plumbers and electricians arrived to do their part to transform the room from a living room into a kitchen.

Demolished the living room to find a wiring disaster.

Demolished the living room to find a structural, plumbing and wiring disaster. Hard to look at.

Day 6: Structural, plumbing and electrical issues fixed. Now for the kitchen cupboards.

Day 6: Structural, plumbing and electrical issues fixed. Now for the kitchen cupboards.

We are VERY grateful to homeowners who bake.

Thank you for the muffins!!

Thank you for the muffins!!

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Day 16: The kitchen is done!

Day 16. Finished kitchen.

Day 16. Finished kitchen.

5
Sep
2016

Nathalie and Ben’s kitchen

Natalie and Ben’s kitchen was in need of an update and they also wanted to reconfigure the layout.

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Day 1: Kitchen before.

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Day 5: The tiles are going down. Tiles are the Verde range from Interstone. Nice neutral colour choice.

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Day 6: the tiles for Nathalie and Ben’s kitchen are laid and grouted. Cupboards go up on Monday.
Have a great weekend!

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Day 12: Nathalie and Ben’s kitchen is nearly done. The cupboards are in, counters are installed and backsplash tiles are done. The electricians will come by tomorrow to connect the under-cabinet lights and ceiling pot lights.

8
Aug
2016

Sue and Benoit’s basement renovation

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Sue and Benoit wanted their renovated basement to include an office and family area, which would include a music area. They are also big fans of barn board and live-edge wood, which we were able to use throughout the space.

Day 1: Dricore laid on entire 600 sq ft floor.

Day 1: Dricore laid on entire 600 sq ft floor.

Day 1: Dricore laid on entire 600 sq ft floor.

We ALWAYS appreciate home-baked goods. Sue thoroughly spoiled us.
(Not to mentioned their helpful pre-planning and drawing of the space.)

Day 01 muffins and water

By day 10 the electrical, framing, drywall and mudding was done.

Day 10 by the numbers: 54 sheets of drywall, 500 feet of tape, 2 buckets of mud, and 176 feet of metal corner bead.

Day 10 by the numbers: 54 sheets of drywall, 500 feet of tape, 2 buckets of mud, and 176 feet of metal corner bead.

Sue and Benoit's basement renovation day 12: Three and a half hours of constant sanding. Shoulder workout anyone?

Sue and Benoit’s basement renovation day 12: Three and a half hours of constant sanding. Shoulder workout anyone?

day 13: Homemade zucchini bread with lemon drizzle. Thanks Sue!!

Day 13: Homemade zucchini bread with lemon drizzle. Thanks Sue!!

Day 15: The walls and ceiling are painted, and the laminate floor is going down. The floor is Grey Oak from the Timeless range.

Day 15: The walls and ceiling are painted, and the laminate floor is going down. The floor is Grey Oak from the Timeless range.

day 16: Built closet doors this morning from the reclaimed barn board from KJP Select Hardwoods.

day 16: Built closet doors this morning from the reclaimed barn board from KJP Select Hardwoods.

When you finish a reno, it's Friday, and your happy clients give you beer and baked goods.

When you finish a reno, it’s Friday, and your happy clients give you beer and baked goods.

And the basement is done! Sue and Benoit were kind enough to send these photos once they’d set up the basement. Enjoy!

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