A new kitchen for Kelly and Steph in Kanata.
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.
CTV was looking to speak to a renovator…
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.
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!
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.
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.
We are VERY grateful to homeowners who bake.
Day 16: The kitchen is done!
Natalie and Ben’s kitchen was in need of an update and they also wanted to reconfigure the layout.
Alex and Janine recently moved to Ottawa. We worked on their plans long-distance and it all came together so well.
They’ve wanted this for 20 years. Jonathan and Aline are thrilled to be renovating their kitchen. As a Postpartum Doula and Certified Lactation Counselor with Helping Hands Doula, Aline does sometimes work overnight, but thankfully has another place to sleep while we make lots of noise.
A few weeks go by as the counters are prepared and we convert this bedroom into a bathroom for James…
Thanks to Aline and Jonathan for being great clients. Aline gave Don and I a hug on our way out, saying that she’s “super happy” and “can’t believe how well the kitchen turned out”.
After renting out the lower level of their Ottawa home for years, the family is reclaiming and renovating the space.
Fresh Reno is renovating the kitchen and bathroom, including creating two large openings to connect the kitchen to the rest of the living space, and widening the doorway into a bedroom that is becoming the dining room.
This project is scheduled to take six weeks.
This renovation is nearly complete. Permanent counters have been ordered and we’ll be back when they arrive.
Happy new year! We hope everyone had a very restful holiday.
We’re starting the year with this kitchen renovation in a great old neighbourhood in the west end of Ottawa, near Ikea.
|Day 1: Kitchen ‘before’.|
|End of Day 1: Demolition nearly complete.|
|Day 6: Drywalling the ceiling. AKA shoulder workout.|
|Day 6: Passed the first City of Ottawa inspection with flying colours.|
|Day 7: The drywall is up and mudded three times. Sanding and priming are up next.|
|Day 9: the kitchen floor tiling is underway.|
|Day 10: Kitchen floor tiled and grouted (cleaned twice so far). Walls and ceiling are painted.|
|Day 11: Kitchen cabinet installation is underway. This is starting to look like a kitchen again.|
|Day 15: All cupboards installed, handles on and the sink is in. Did trim pieces today. Temporary counters are in place while the laminate counters are cut. We’ll be back once the counters are installed, in approximately two weeks.
“I stopped by yesterday; the tile installation is wonderful, and the space so bright and light with the wall colours.” — Nat, Decorator