Renovation Design

Home renovation design is the place to begin once you decide that you want to change your existing home; renovation transforms the house that you have into the home that you want. Our services begin with a consultation including an assessment of your needs, discovery of your ideas, and the possibilities for your space; we then prepare a design budget that matches the scope of work we have identified for your project. Professional renovation design determines the parts that work, and re-works the parts that don’t. We will create a home that will function for the way that you live in it, as well as comply with building code. Clients often tell us that they had no idea how to improve an awkward room in their house, but that our design has now made it into their favourite space. Our proven process, that follows a set of steps through the design work, is in place not only to assure you what your finished home will look like, but also what it will cost. Having this complete set of design documents in place prior to starting construction is the only way to achieve cost certainty for your project. Having your renovation designed independently of your contractor also means that you will have our support throughout construction to ensure that it is built the way that it was designed. If you need a referral to a construction professional in your area, we have relationships with many reputable builders, and are happy to provide an introduction.

Renovation Design Services Include:

  • concept development
  • space planning
  • material selection
  • fixture selection
  • specification documents
  • scope of work documents
  • interior design drawings (CAD)
  • millwork drawings (CAD)
  • lighting plans (CAD)
  • construction drawings (CAD)
  • furniture selection
  • accessory selection
  • upholstery/fabrics selections
  • purchasing
  • trades consultation and coordination

Imagine that your home is everything you dreamed it would be; you stayed in control of the decisions, you spent what you wanted to spend, and you moved in on time. This CAN happen.

What People Are Saying

Marie-Claude J.

"We have had great value with our designers. They have listened to us, came up with a great open concept and helped us select all the material which fit with our style. In addition, they have been extremely valuable in providing support and dealing on our behalf with an extremely difficult contractor. Because of their perseverance and dedication to our project, the quality of our project was finally where it was supposed to be!"

Jen B.

"We engaged Sarah Gallop in February 2014, we were extremely frustrated with our previous house designer and needed help, she was AMAZING! She was able to take all of our dreams and convert them onto paper. Sarah understood my needs and was happy to provide me with choices and guide me in the right direction. We will forever be grateful to her for creating our dream home!"

Mark H.

"Our house had some very strange and useless areas and I was stumped on what to do with them. From the first set of drawings I was extremely impressed with her concept; every area had a purpose and was beautifully designed. I have been in the construction trade for over 25 years and was expecting I would have to make modifications during construction… typically things will work on paper but not in reality. Every measurement and design feature fit and worked perfectly, I was truly impressed."