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Bridlewood Renovation

What they did for the renovation:

  • Design
  • Construction
  • General Contracting
  • Sub-Trade and Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Consultation and Advice
  • Liaison with Designer

This house was built in 1988 by a large Ottawa builder. The construction methods were good, but the finishes were original builder quality, 20 years old, and needed updating.

All of the finishes were replaced, including windows and exterior doors, adding skylights to light up the central hall. The owner then hired a designer to help with paint colours and some fixtures, reminiscent of a “coastal” theme, thanks to the original porthole window in the central hall.

Due to the thoughtful planning and careful execution, this home was upgraded to meet 2015 building codes, creating a comfortable and worry-free home. This home sold in 2015 to the first buyers who looked at it, for full asking price, and at 35% more than comparables in the neighbourhood.

Partial list of upgrades:

  • New 40 year roof covering architectural shingles
  • All new exterior windows and doors
  • New interlock and paved driveway
  • R50 insulation in attic and above garage
  • 3 operable Velux skylights and one sun tunnel
  • Two new cedar decks
  • Wood siding at front and rear bay windows replaced with new stucco
  • Kitchen: Complete demo, redesign, and build
  • Bathrooms: Demo, redesign, and build, addition of new bathroom in basement
  • All flooring replaced, and new heated floor added to master bathroom
  • New maple stairway and railings, basement stairs capped with maple and new railing
  • New fireplace/mantle shelves/bulkhead in rear family room
  • Newly finished basement with bedroom & ensuite
  • Home theater with soundproof ceilings and wired for latest technology
  • Stipple ceiling removed from main floor and rendered smooth
  • Insulate, drywall, finish and paint garage, and added new garage door
  • Landscape updated with new topsoil and sod
  • Existing concrete front step replaced with ½” rough granite and 36” X 21” veneer
  • All new high efficiency furnace and air conditioner systems
  • Benjamin Moore Regal paint throughout