What the Client Said About the Project
When we began this renovation, we had been living in our 3-storey semi-detached house for 15 years and had slowly but surely renovated the 100+ year old home one room at a time. However, we knew that when it came time to address the ground floor, we’d need to go with a major renovation company to do the whole storey in one go, and with the resources and team to take on such a large project. We had a good amount of space, but it was awkwardly divided with too many walls, many of them angled and nonsensical, and tiny disconnected spaces. We also wanted to bring in more light to our dining room, create separation between the front door and the living room while also allowing natural light in, and wanted a total overhaul of the kitchen.
A neighbour recommended Oriel and said they were a company we could trust. Our experience has been just that. We appreciated the very thorough pre-construction process in which we worked hand in hand with Oriel and our designer Alana Fletcher to come up with a design that would totally transform the way we use our ground floor. We knew we wanted fewer walls and more natural light, but we also wanted the option of some separation to keep noise contained and allow different family members to use different spaces simultaneously. The design, planning, and construction all worked beautifully.
We are most grateful for Oriel’s commitment to stay on budget and on time. The plan was to move out for 6 months and we did, moving back in to enjoy our new space on Christmas morning! The renovation looks exactly like the designs, uncannily so. Since moving back in, we have been so much more excited to cook, host, and spend time together in all the beautiful and well-finished spaces.
We can’t overstate how trustworthy Oriel’s entire crew has been. They were in constant contact throughout the project and we also really enjoyed watching the renovation updates through Buildertrend. Every single crew member was professional, courteous, respectful of our space, our needs, and our neighbours, and Jacob and the whole team were very responsive to any concerns or questions that came up throughout the process. Although we are not quite ready to embark on our next renovation (the basement!), we know that when we are, we’ll want to work with Oriel again. Their company provides excellent work and peace of mind.