LindenCraft Fine Renovations and Design of Ottawa, Canada Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award
Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in Canada and Around the World
Ottawa, Canada, January 26, 2015 – LindenCraft Fine Renovations and Design of Ottawa has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design & Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The design-centered kitchen and bath remodel company was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
Living through a remodel or renovation
As the wife of the Ottawa renovator who owns Lindencraft, I have had to live through the renovation or remodel of every room in my house at least once. You can believe me when I say I am a renovation survivor!
All renovations including kitchens, bathrooms, and finished basements tend to go through several stages. First is the excitement of planning and designing a new and improved space in your house. Then comes doubt and confusion when you have to make countless decisions in quick succession on things like kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, flooring, counters, tile and paint colour.
Next is the actual work stage which is both full of anticipation and worry. Will my choices be the right ones? How will I cook without a kitchen for several weeks? Finally, there is the satisfaction of knowing you have vastly improved your house and your life. The final stage is rewarding and makes up for all the worry and discomfort of the previous stages, but while you are going through the renovation or remodel you often wonder if you will ever get there. I have compiled a number of tips to get you to the final, enjoyable stage with as little stress as possible.
01 First, do your homework and ask questions. Hire an experienced and reputable contractor that you feel comfortable with, like Lindencraft- an Ottawa based renovation contractor rated A+ with the BBB. Check things like Better Business Bureau ratings, and testimonials and choose a contractor that has experience with your type of renovation.
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A year later, Anna (not her real name) asked LindenCraft to do her kitchen renovations in her condominium. This building was made almost circular in shape. We faced the challenges just as we did with her bathroom and powder room with the same care and attention to detail.
The Right Angle
Her kitchen was placed on the inner part of an arc creating more of an obtuse angle. We created the appearance of a 90 degree angle. To do this, we built the cupboards so that they appeared to make a right angle. We also built a pull out pantry for Anna as part of the kitchen cabinetry. Horizontal cupboards which open like a garage door aided in making the lines of the kitchen eye appealing. Cabinetry which is horizontal presents a more open and spacious feeling to a room.