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Renovating Simcoe Homes Since 1995
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when it comes to design.
Every project needs a properly structured plan that guides
the renovation process; a road map with details.
Kitchen renovations in Simcoe homes and condos have undergone a significant transformation compared to the past. Today, they often necessitate extensive enhancements to align with the evolved lifestyles of modern times. These upgrades encompass various elements, including extensive modifications to expand cooking spaces, alongside significant electrical, plumbing, and HVAC upgrades to accommodate advanced appliances and enhanced lighting needs.
One of the most prevalent transformations is the adoption of open-concept designs. Walls are being dismantled, seamlessly integrating the kitchen with the living area. Solid surface materials have become the go-to choice for kitchen countertops, with options such as engineered quartz, granite, wood, and stainless steel gaining popularity. These materials not only offer ease of maintenance but also facilitate under-mount sinks, which are highly sought after. The kitchen island, featuring seating and ample workspace, serves as a communal hub connecting kitchen and living activities. Additionally, appliances and finishing materials have evolved to be both practical and aesthetically pleasing, as they are now prominently visible within the living space.
Improved lighting and electrical enhancements also play a pivotal role in modern kitchen renovations. Pot lights, additional outlets, and under-counter LED lighting have become standard additions, even in the most basic kitchen upgrades.
The bathroom serves as a sanctuary for relaxation, refreshment, and rejuvenation. It should exude openness and warmth through appealing textures and a harmonious color palette. To add intrigue, consider incorporating glass enclosures, captivating tile designs, and upgraded fixtures and fittings. Among the top priorities for most Simcoe bathrooms is the thermostatic shower system, featuring generous rain shower heads, adjustable arms, and precise temperature control valves. These components not only enhance visual appeal but also elevate the showering experience.
Opting for glass enclosures instead of traditional curtains is a notable enhancement. These enclosures create an illusion of spaciousness in your Collingwood bathroom, allowing for abundant natural light and an airy atmosphere. Modern Schluter waterproof membranes for tiled showers effectively eliminate previous concerns related to leaks. Stand-alone furniture-grade bathroom vanities not only maximize storage but also contribute to the bathroom's overall style. Dual flush toilets promote water efficiency, and jacuzzi tubs with aeration and chroma therapy lighting enhance the bathing experience, imbuing your bathroom with a luxurious ambiance.
Whole House Renovations
If you've recently acquired an older home or condominium, or if substantial upgrades are essential in your current residence, you may find yourself contemplating a comprehensive whole-house renovation. This extensive undertaking encompasses a significant overhaul of various key aspects of your dwelling. These projects typically involve the removal of interior finishes, effectively allowing you to start afresh. However, it's worth noting that you might opt to preserve certain finishes that are still in good condition, such as wall surfaces, flooring, trim work, and many of the home's mechanical systems, including electrical, plumbing, and HVAC.
In most cases, whole-house renovations will, at the very least, encompass the kitchen and bathrooms, in addition to addressing essential enhancements across the residence. This could encompass improvements to areas like the basement, laundry room, bedrooms, and other communal spaces. Furthermore, you may also encounter requirements for upgrades and repairs in insulation, flooring, plumbing, HVAC, electrical systems, and wall finishes. In some instances, it may become necessary to evaluate the exterior and structural components of the property, which could involve inspecting the home's framing, masonry, roofing, landscaping, as well as its windows and doors.
Almost every home in Simcoe has a basement. Unfortunately, many are unfinished, or have been renovated previously by DIYs and have not been done properly; it is common to see poorly insulated basements with illegal electrical and plumbing work, along with many other deficiencies. Renovating your basement with the same attention to details as the rest of your home will add vital functional living space and increase much needed storage and utility areas.
The most common attraction to renovating a basement is adding an additional bathroom. Space is abundant, so large bathrooms can be added with elements perhaps not appropriate in the other bathrooms of the house. Whether it's a large tub, sauna, or walk in shower, it can be a treat and definitely add value to the home.
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We completed a full ensuite bathroom renovation with Ashton Renovations and are so thrilled with the results. From the start of the project when Mark took our vision and translated it into a beautiful design, to the final finishes at the end the team has been friendly and responsive, and held themselves to the highest quality. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mark, Chris and the team to my friends and family.
After working with other contractors and being frustrated by the lack of organization and communication, we found Ashton Renovations to renovate our main floor, including kitchen and living room. We chose them after speaking with Mark who provided a clear outline. Excellent work!
We had Ashton renovation complete an extensive kitchen and bathroom renovation on our 100 year old Toronto home. After considering several home renovation companies across the city, it was their thoughtful, organized and thorough design and build plan that sold us.