Our Master Bathroom was in desperate need of updating. It was approximately 25 years old and had some design/layout issues; like the door to the room only opened about half way because it butted up against the built-in shower.
We identified 3 contractors on Homestars and requested bids. All the contractors were professional and all the bids were within a couple thousand dollars of each other. All required that I select and source the finish materials and they would supply the construction materials and then install the finish materials I had chosen. During this process a neighbor and dear friend of ours suggested we also consider Julia Fedak of Platinum Home Designs. I was so impressed with Julia and her staff at the initial meeting I knew I’d found the people that would help bring my vision for the new bathroom to life. Julia’s bid was in line with the others, she would source all the required materials, plus we’d receive the benefit of her help in fine tuning the design so we signed the contracts and got things started right away.
Julia has an amazing understanding of design. Not only is she well educated and highly trained, but has years of experience. Julia is also a licensed Realtor and has tremendous insight into the market and what improvements will provide the best returns. I had a very clear idea of what I wanted, but would have made several mistakes were it not for Julia. She is an absolute pleasure to work with, professional, smart, dedicated, and extremely talented. Another benefit of working with Julia is that she identified and sourced all the materials for the project (tile, faucets, the vanity, lighting, glass, etc.) Julia and her assistant would bring me the sample for approval and I didn’t have to drive all over the GTA and trudge through countless stores to find what I wanted. They could not have made this any easier!
Julia works with a contractor, Mustafa Alushi let me tell you this fine gentleman is a master craftsman in every sense of the word. His work ethic and attention to detail are unparalleled. He was on time everyday and worked seemingly none stop late into the evenings. He even came in on a Saturday just to lay the tile in the shower floor and when it comes to tile his work is a fine example of old world craftsmanship. We had heated tile flooring, a new 4’x6’ walking shower, and all the walls in the entire room tiled. Mustafa and his assistant, Claudio are the best in the business!
We plan to remodel our kitchen and family room in the next few years. I will without a doubt be contacting Julia and Mustafa for these and any other renovations!