Monday, January 30, 2017

New Project Launch

The 1 Sevenoaks Avenue new build site has launched!  Follow all the updates on the project blog here.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

New Project Launch

The 81 Ambleside Avenue new build site has launched!  Follow all the updates on the project blog here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Norseman Fall Fair

We have had a very busy summer, and the start of fall means it's time for the annual Norseman Fall Fair.  I've been a sponsor of this nice, local event for the last four years.  They do a great job raising funds for special school projects, so please come out, have fun and support the school.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lemonade for Love

We are once again sponsoring the Lemonade for Love local charity that runs this Saturday.  It's a small event that packs a punch on the fundraising!  Bring your thirsty family this weekend and support this great event.

Monday, April 11, 2016

955 Crozier Project Launch!

The 955 Crozier Court renovation site has launched!  Follow all the updates on the project blog here.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Closet Innovations

While architects are focused on delivering plans and getting things ready for permits, I try and get my clients to think ahead towards two very important things in the house that we use everyday:  the kitchen and... closets!  Advanced kitchen design and planning can sometimes impact the plans we submit for permit, so getting that locked in early is a no-brainer.

Closets also need to be thought through early in the design process as well.  Changes to closets often don't impact permit plans, but they do impact framing.  Many architects simply drop in kitchen design and standard double door closets where walk-ins don't fit.

First, we should double check the actual size of rooms.  Often we look at the plans with two, 24" deep closets, each with double doors, and everything looks great.  However, is it possible to take some more space from the room itself, and create a walk-in?  With a great walk-in closet, there's no need for much more than a bed and a desk in a child's room.  Creating a walk-in is win-win - it gives them more space to store clothes and other stuff they never use, and it "de-clutters" their rooms.  Win-win.

If you don't feel you have the space for a walk-in, there are alternatives - high end and low end.  On the low end, check out these Ikea hacks where, instead of framing in the narrow closet partitions, the room can be opened up and have Ikea units built in to replicate custom built-in wardrobes.

At the higher end of the spectrum, you can do some great things with glass and sliders to make a statement while getting better use of space.  Check it out.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

New Club Launch Party

Karen organized a typical "little" club-warming party last night... just her and her closest 100 or so friends from the Baby Point Community!  TPM Custom Homes and J Catering provided food and staff for the evening and Chef Josh delivered his customary great food paired with his usual jovial personality.

I see Josh as an extension of what I look for in my trades: fair, high quality, good communicator, always delivers on time and on budget and is a great guy to boot!

We were happy to welcome everyone to the "new" club... and we were really happy that all of the feedback (that we heard!) was very positive!

Thanks again to the great organizing and management team throughout the project - Karen, Gail and Erik as well as outgoing President Chris.

Thank you!

For Josh's contact info....
Josh Okorofsky