Bryant Renovations helped me fulfill a 30-year-old promise. In 1984, I bought a beautiful Victorian house in downtown Toronto. The day I moved in, I pointed to the drywall stair guard installed by the previous owners to replace the original hand rails, spindles and newel posts, promising to restore that feature to its original glory. Thirty years later, I got around to this task.
Once the old carpet on the stairs was removed, it was obvious from their poor condition that the complete staircases for this 3-storey house needed to be removed and replaced. What followed was an example of craftsmanship, artistry and master organization!
Stepan oversaw each stage with such care and precision that although the project took a bit longer than we expected, I realized by the end that all had happened in a remarkably short time for the amount of work done.
Peter, the master of stair building, was an artisan who painstakingly ensured that what he installed not only met but exceeded the original craftsmanship of the house. He was so focused on carving, sanding and hand fitting each piece into place that I had to touch his arm to catch his attention for a quick conversation.
Sergio, the restorer of walls, replacer of mouldings, and creator of new mouldings, became almost a part of our family, with his cheerful disposition, constant cleaning up after the day’s work and creativity in solving problems as they arose.
This work happened in the coldest winter in recent memory, so that all of the saw- dusty work had to happen indoors. However, the floor protection, the plastic draping over all entrances to the rest of our home, and the regular clean-up allowed the five of us to continue living here, with the expected modifications to our daily routine.
Of course, there was dust, and the central core of our home was a construction zone for weeks, but the crew were obviously working as hard and fast as they could, while ensuring the highest quality of the final product.
Once into the project, I saw more work that I wanted done, such as hardwood flooring and painting, but each add-on was taken in stride, and the end result is spectacular.
My promise to the house and myself has been fulfilled, and my dream has come true. This Victorian home shines as an example of true craftsmanship, artistry and love of their work that all of the workers for Bryant Renovations have. Thanks, Dennis Bryant, and all members of your crew!