As our family grew older, our needs changed and what we wanted out of our house changed with it. The decision was to move or renovate and given the hot real estate market and lack of affordable and suitable options, renovate it was. Our house was built in 1964 with separate kitchen and dining areas and a living room that was rarely used. Dave and Rick hatched a vision to open up the space and Dave took the time to draw up a functional plan and even created a 3-dimensional model of the house including the proposed new covered deck area.
After a review of quotes for two different renovation options, we decided upon a plan. Work began quickly and we were immediately impressed with the professionalism, work ethic and talent. It was obvious from the outset we were getting quality workmanship in all facets of this renovation.
Six months later we were complete. Walls were removed, structural beams installed above the ceiling and we had a brand new open plan kitchen and living area, with features we didn’t know existed, like an under-counter microwave. Hardwood floors had been installed to replace ceramic tile and expertly matched to the existing floors; the rear wall and windows were removed and quality Eclipse doors installed in their place; exceptional quality wood cabinets were built to suit; a beautiful glass and cedar 300 bottle capacity wine storage enclosure was designed and built; a new fireplace insert was installed and tiled floor-to-ceiling feature constructed; a farmhouse sink and Caesarstone countertops were added (a portion of the latter re-cut and re-installed after Dave himself felt it wasn’t quite right the first time).
Every sub trade Dave used was professional, on time and did quality work. Dave made sure all trades got on the job when the time was right, so delays were rare and usually on our account. Despite an extensive reno, we only lost the use of our kitchen for a couple of weeks, with temporary wood counters and a plumbed sink installed to ensure we could still function without having to spend the time and money to relocate. We have now been in our renovated home for a few months and are ecstatic with the results. We are already thinking about “Phase 2” and will not hesitate to use Hughes Bros.