David R. Smith Design Inc.

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401 Craven Rd. Toronto ON M4L 2Z5
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A Kwan
A Kwan
10 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Major Home Renovation and Addition

We purchased a home and knew that we wanted to completely renovate it, add a two-story addition and finish the basement. Not knowing where to start, we found David R. Smith design through a recommendation from our general contractor. Having read through all the reviews on Homestars for David R. Smith design, we can genuinely say that the positive reviews are all true. David is one of those rare people in the industry that you will go back to time and time again because of his experience, high quality of work and he’s just a really nice guy that you can freely talk to.

We hired David to draft our house plans and to take care of all aspects of apply for and obtaining building permits.
Starting from a few ideas from Pinterest, David created various designs taking into account all the things on our wish list. Having vast experience with the process of home design, David is able relate to the difficult decisions that need to be made balancing budget vs features. He is a great sounding board for ideas and recommendations and is extremely patient with making changes to designs.

During the later stages of the design process, David worked extensively with our general contractor to finalize our house plans. While reviewing the designs, it was clear that David is extremely knowledgeable with the technical aspects of structural design, building codes and experience with resolving issues.

During the permit application process, David expertly navigated the process to expedite obtaining the building permits. He constantly followed up with the City reviewers and made sure to keep our application top of mind for them.

We really could not have found a better person and company to help us through the process and we greatly appreciate the work that was done.

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Thank you Arvie for taking the time to post such a generous review, I know you have a lot going on right now so it means that much more. Working with you on this project has been a lot of fun, your attention to detail, high level of organization and commitment to thinking things through really made the process fulfilling and I know has delivered a final design of exceptional quality and specificity to your needs. Throughout this experience you have been flexible, realistic regarding compromises and very open to complimentary ideas and approaches and again this really took what could have been a complicated and relatively stressful project and kept it enjoyable and on track. Thank you once more for the opportunity to work together and I wish you many years of happiness in your new home.