Category Archives: Before and Afters

Creating higher baseboards

I have always hated the baseboards in our home. They’re small, uneven and crooked and don’t reflect the charm and character of our 100 year old place. The problem I faced in replacing them was that they are solid wood, … Continue reading

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Refinishing an heirloom dining set

I’ve done a fair amount of refinishing in my day from handrails and staircases to furniture pieces and I can honesty say that this one was the most stressful. This country style dining set had a lot of sentimental value … Continue reading

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2 very different backsplashes

A beautiful kitchen backsplash can become the focal point of any kitchen and is often an expression of the homeowner’s style and taste, a bit like art work. Recently, we did two very different backsplashes, one in a condo and … Continue reading

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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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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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Alden Heights

I love building customized cabinetry for people. It’s so satisfying creating something out of nothing. A few years ago, I built a wall unit for a client: https://smallspacestyle.org/2014/07/14/building-a-wall-unit/ They loved it so much that when she and her husband moved, … Continue reading

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