Author Archives: Jim

The Pinnacle

Recently I had the opportunity to do more work for people who have been clients of mine for the past 7 years. I helped them with their first condo at Maple Leaf Square in Toronto: https://smallspacestyle.org/2012/03/27/maple-leaf-square/ and then was contracted … Continue reading

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Wood and Pipe Bar Table

Furniture pieces made from wood and gas pipes has become a huge trend as people gravitate towards a more casual, rustic and vintage decor style. I’ve seen tables, islands, book cases, beds, all made from wood and pipes. I’ve worked … Continue reading

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Aspen Springs Kitchen Reno

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….Ikea gets a bad rap which simply, isn’t fair. I recently did an Ikea kitchen install and I can tell you first hand, that the quality of their kitchen cabinetry rivals and … Continue reading

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Mid Town Basement Reno

Here’s another basement renovation completed a while back. This one was a lot of work as we needed to relocate and change a 2 piece bath to a 3, relocate the laundry and add a bedroom. ┬áThis meant gutting the … Continue reading

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Richmond Hill Basement Reno

Here is a basement reno we completed. It was not without it’s challenges, but these renos rarely are. Under staircase storage with door (complete with a cat door), a cedar lined built in bench, a roughed in 3 piece bathroom … Continue reading

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1940s fireplace makeover

I spent my summer doing a massive renovation of a 1940s mid Toronto semi detached home; basement renovation, all new hardwood flooring, new stairs, new lighting, all new baseboards and trim and painting. Here is the first of a few … Continue reading

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Building custom storage

It seems as though storage is always an issue whether in a condo or a house. This is especially true of older homes built at a time when people had very few possessions and closets were small and scarce. Older … Continue reading

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