Our 30-year-old home needed extensive master/main bathroom and kitchen renovations to update original “builder quality” materials and design. We have a large 6-person family and we frequently host extended family gatherings. We were looking for a premium look and feel at a reasonable cost delivered on time.
We had some concerns jumping into this large project because of the duration and cost. We are detail-oriented and appreciate that same quality in others but didn’t know if we could find a design team that shared the same values.
We also wanted to support our local Canadian economy and purchase Canadian products as much as possible. We bought Canadian made bathroom fixtures, hardware, counter-top and North American kitchen appliances.
e explored the standard Houzz.com, Google and Yelp reviews, went to the 2019 Home Show and selected over 15 companies for more detailed research. We generated a 30-page slide deck that contained various images of bathrooms and kitchens as design inspirations. We sent this final package to 5 different renovation companies to generate initial estimates. These estimates varied widely and many of the companies were unwilling to visit our home for an onsite interview.
For a reasonable fee, Olga and Sara from AGO Premium Kitchens came onsite to get to know us better and learn more about our tastes and style preferences. No other designer offered this service.
AGO Premium Kitchens presented the best proposal, with mid-range cost and overall schedule.
We chose AGO for their attention to detail. Olga and Sara went through every design, colour choice, layout and configuration to generate the most accurate drawings and final contract price. AGO acted as liaison with their recommended contractors for the demolition, electrical, plumbing, millwork construction and finish carpentry. We were simply responsible for purchasing the bathroom fixtures, tiling, counter tops, lights, hardware and appliances.
Both projects started on time and the bathroom project completed in one month, exactly on schedule. The kitchen renovation started right before as COVID-19 hit and AGO went through extraordinary measures to keep that project running and on schedule. Incredibly, the entire project finished on time, despite all the disruptions to home construction in Ontario.
We are thrilled with all renovations and now feel that our home is fresh and modern. The kitchen and bathrooms are stylish and elegant, with much more useable space. Each room now has a design focus that is calming and pleasing to the eye. These spaces have become a pleasure to use. The results speak for themselves and can be seen on AGO’s website.