The end of the year is often a time of reflection and there’s much to reflect upon in 2020. Amidst a global pandemic, we learned that Canadians are still investing in their homes. While homeowners across the country spent more time at home, they took on the projects that have been on their to-do list for some time. From updated master bathrooms to complete backyard transformations, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite reviews from 2020 that show despite uncertainty, dream renovations can still come true.
Major Kitchen Renovation (During Pandemic) in Ajax by Level Q Renovation & Design Inc.
Michael from Ajax was so impressed with his project, he wrote this review:
“We would definitely recommend using Level Q, and we plan on using them again.
Our kitchen was severely overdue for a top to bottom renovation. Our plan was to remove 2 load-bearing walls, relocate 1 non-load-bearing wall, install new flooring, cabinets, and appliances while also moving the kitchen to the adjacent room. Level Q was very attentive to our wishes, and they weren’t afraid to tell us if something wouldn’t look quite right. We certainly had a few ideas that we are glad we didn’t go through with, thanks to the ongoing advice provided. They were more than happy to do the things we wanted if we insisted, but we wanted to have their professional input before making decisions.
The demolition part of the renovation took place immediately before the COVID-19 pandemic, which no one could have predicted the impact. Our reno was delayed a couple of months as a result of the provincial shut down. Nevertheless, Level Q adapted to the changing environment and exercised ongoing caution during the pandemic. On top of everything, we welcomed our first born daughter on August 4, 2020. The timeline was certainly cutting it close due to the pandemic, but Level Q did what they needed to so that we could be back in our house before the little one arrived.”
Master Bathroom Renovation in Oakville by D.M.I. Construction & Electric Inc.
Espo in Oakville wrote this 10/10 review about their new master bedroom:
“Denis and his crew completely transformed our master bathroom giving us everything we dreamed of. Their attention to detail and workmanship was unbelievable. They treated my renovation as if they were working on their own home. They were unbelievably accommodating considering how detail-oriented and picky we were. His recommendations were spot giving us the modern/contemporary look we were aiming for. We installed a curbless shower, in-floor heating, floating vanity and linen – the pictures speak for themselves. The bathroom is absolutely STUNNING and we can’t believe we have this elegant en-suite to call our own.”
Backyard Transformation in Aurora by Green Side Up Contracting
This homeowner in Aurora was thrilled with their complete backyard transformation:
“Excellence. It’s what we sought for our backyard project, and it’s absolutely what Green Side Up Contracting Inc. delivered for us! Experience, confidence and top craftsmanship were all delivered with kindness and a client-focus that is second-to-none. Even during these trying times of the Covid-19 pandemic, dealing with material shortages, and while navigating all the health guidelines, from start to finish, Jay and his entire team, managed our project with precision and total professionalism. You can trust Jay and his team to deliver the excellence they promise. Big shouts of thanks out to Jay’s team – Rob and Chase and all of their guys who gave us the backyard transformation we’ve been wishing for!”
Complete Remodel of Front Yard in Toronto by Westcoast Modernscape
Kenneth in Toronto had this to say about his project:
“We are very pleased with the complete makeover of our front yard by Westcoast Modernscape. Bryce and Ray were very easy to work with and could be counted on to do what they said they would do. They came every day until the job was completed. Their work was completed to a high standard and they had good recommendations for materials and design aspects. If I needed work like this completed again, Westcoast Modernscape would be my first choice.”
Basement Renovation in Toronto by BCF Contracting Group
Cynthia in Toronto updated her basement that was a blast from the past:
“Anyone taking on a large renovation understands the daunting task that is before them. Our basement was straight out of 1974; red shag carpet, wood paneling and mould. BCF Contracting was recommended from a friend who also had work done in their basement. From the very beginning, Florin was professional and understood exactly what we needed as a family. Florin and his crew kept our project on time and on budget. He turned our mostly useless basement into a brand new living space. I am very impressed with Florin’s quality of work and his teams’ work ethic, so much so, we are hiring him again to build an addition onto our bungalow and for our main floor renovation as well. I highly recommend BCF Contracting for any of your renovation needs.”
Whether you’re planning on a big renovation or just some simple touch-ups, there’s no time like the present to get planning. When you’re ready to get started on your next project, fill out a service request form to get quotes. Did you have any work done to your home this year? Be sure to write a review to share it with the entire HomeStars community. Your home may be featured in next year’s review round up!
*Note: Reviews have been edited for length/clarity.