15 VanHorn Court
Karl hired Par-Tek to design and construct and entirely new, open first floor with new kitchen, living room, dining room, family room and laundry. We also re-designed the 2nd floor master bedroom and bath, with new hardwood throughout. There were four walls removed from the main floor. Three were structural and required replacement flush beams (flush to the underside of the ceiling between rooms, no bumps or visible beams). This required engineering and building permits, supplied by Par-Tek.
The kitchen was very large, and the budget was on the smaller side, so we needed to stretch things out a bit. Very few uppers and a longer desk in front of the window helped to create a very open, relaxed kitchen and met budget constraints. Similar design mantras applied to the powder room, new paint to uplift the stairs, and the master bedroom/bathroom retrofit.
Karl was very pleased with the final result, and had this to say:
My wife and I recently engaged Par-Tek to design, permit and renovate an extensive main floor and second floor project. They were brilliant.
The main floor scope was to eliminate as many walls as practical, entirely new kitchen and layout, pot lights throughout, remove all existing flooring and install new hardwood flooring throughout, new powder room, new windows and sliding doors, relocate laundry to downstairs.
The second floor was treated with an entirely new layout, tile, finishes and fixtures to the master bedroom and master bath, along with gutting and refurbishing a new guest bathroom, along with new hardwood floors throughout the second floor.
Andrew, the owner, worked directly with us and our budget to establish a design that would meet our needs. They managed to exceed our expectations and pay strict adherence to our agreed-to budget, no easy feat.
Their fees included the entire scope of work, design, engineering (to remove most walls and install new beams for our open concept main floor), coupled with lots of solid advice regarding sourcing materials, finishes, colors, textures etc.
They even loaned us a few tools when we did some of the work ourselves!
We plan on selling here in a few short years and move closer to downtown.
We will definitely be working with Andrew and Par-Tek again when we do.