David J. Design Inc.

Interior Design
Toronto ON M6S 5B5
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Dale in Toronto (Church/Wellesley)
Dale in Toronto (Church/Wellesley)
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Kitcehn resdesign and project management

This is the second time I've engaged David for a major renovation and both times I've been ecstatic with the results. We love the design he put together for us, and he managed the trades perfectly to ensure everything was done when we were told to it would be -- in fact, the work was done early and we could get most of the apartment painted without any delay to the expected completion date. I'll definitely be using David for our next renovation.

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Derek A. from Toronto
Derek A. from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Client

As a sales associate at Upper Canada Specialty hardware I always look forward to a visit in our showroom from David, He's professional, well organized and has great skill at knowing what will work in any space whether its cabinet hardware or door hardware, I highly recommend his services.

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B.Sommerville
B.Sommerville
2 reviews Newmarket, ON
10/10

Kitchen Renovation, Main Floor Renovation

This was a daunting renovation, undertaken with trepidation after residing in our home for over 25 years. David helped to make the process easier: he quickly understood our design goals, and worked smoothly with our contractor (Precision Renovations) to achieve the desired results.

Communication was excellent, our budget was respected, and questions and concerns were promptly addressed. Pre-construction drawings were throughly detailed, and demonstrated David's ability to maximize our space to its best advantage.

David was also skilled at making sure that we got the most impact for our dollar: for example, by customizing Ikea shelving and cabinetry in the kitchen, and family room, and by having custom upholstered pieces made when similar items were unavailable (or unaffordable) in the marketplace.

While furniture and accessory shopping, David ensured we worked to floor plans, and did not overspend needlessly. We are thrilled with the results.

Calm and upbeat throughout, and with an organized attention to detail, we would not hesitate to hire David for future projects.

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R. from Cabbagetown
R. from Cabbagetown
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Kitchen Renovation in my new condo

Fifteen years ago David did my kitchen in my last house, a few years later he did my master bathroom. When I moved into my new condo he did my custom built ins and interior design. Most recently he did my kitchen and once again everything went off without a hitch. Even though the space is small and awkward he managed to really maximize my storage and give me more than ample work space. The end result is a great looking and really functional kitchen. Once again I highly recommend David and his team.
R from Downtown Toronto

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Claude Tousignant from Toronto
Claude Tousignant from Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Kitchen and bathromm renovation

Recent renovation project involving complete redesign of kitchen and bathroom. Multiple options on layout were offered each with pros and cons. Timeline and plans were carefully outlined with cost estimates, all of which were remarkably adhered to. The budget considerations were reasonable considering the vast array of product options and pricing. There was frequent project supervision and excellent communication. All potential problems were identified and accounted for. Great help in developing a product to your own taste that can be done. Undertook the project with some degree of trepidation and was pleased with process and final product. Would definitely work with this team again.

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tor williams from Toronto
tor williams from Toronto
13 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Ground floor gut redesign

Hired David after reading reviews and a 15 minute meeting. Understood what I wanted to do quickly and his design was great. David worked with the contractor he recommended( Precision ) .The work was well done on budget and performed quickly.I was very satisfied with the finished product

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Company Response

Thanks very much Tor for the nice review. You were an absolute pleasure and a really fun guy to work with. You were open to ideas and you made your project fun for not only myself but for the entire crew at Precision Renovations. Enjoy your new main floor and I look forward to hopefully working with you on any other projects you may want to do in the future.
Thanks again
David

Kass Graham from Toronto
Kass Graham from Toronto
1 review Old Toronto, ON
10/10

Bathroom Renovation

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I had seen several examples of David’s work before I was even considering doing any renovations in my home. I was always struck by the tasteful elegance and innovative use of space and materials. Equally important, I had only heard glowing comments about his work ethic, his teams of suppliers and renovators, his ability to finish on time and on budget. So when it came time for me to renovate the master washroom and nearby closet, David was an obvious choice.

This was my first time renovating. Aside from finding a creative person to work with, finding someone I could trust with my home and my money was a key part of the picture for me. When we met, I knew we’d work well together. He understood my mindset; he was reassuring and calm. He was clear and honest about what the job would entail without burying me in technical jargon. He was completely open to my thoughts and ideas and was excellent at finding innovative (and often low cost) ways to integrate them into the grand scheme of things. As with most renovations I imagine, as we went along, I found a few other things I wanted addressed – and he seamlessly integrated them into the work schedule without delay. He transformed a previously early 80’s non-descript washroom into a sleek, modern, highly functional and very beautiful space. He took 2 small closets, one of which backed into the eaves of the roof and created a walk-in closet! I could not be happier with either of those spaces.

Aside from the creative aspect, I was looking for someone who would oversee the entire project. David handled the entire project for me. He set up the schedule, he coordinated amongst the various tradespeople, he dealt with it all. I could and did count on him to deal with anything that arose. In fact, I was so comfortable with the situation, I went away on vacation for a week in the middle of renovations! That’s trust! Working with David took what I anticipated would be a stressful situation and turned it into a creative, pleasant and exciting time. I’ve already spoken to him about a small kitchen reno I’d like to tackle in the next year! I have and will continue to recommend David to anyone who is looking for a person to partner with on a renovation.


kass graham

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Tracy Hale from Toronto
Tracy Hale from Toronto
1 review Old Toronto, ON
10/10

Design work in a few rooms

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We contacted David after seeing his reviews on Homestars. Prior to meeting with him, we had already met with a variety of boutique kitchen design stores as well as Home Depot. David was able to present ideas that utilized our space in a manner that no other designer had been able to do. His drawings utilized Ikea cabinets that were customized to make excellent use of every inch of our 10 X 13 kitchen. We ended up using David for a full kitchen renovation and he also helped provide drawings and ideas for our bathroom and basement renovation.

What I really appreciated was that he was willing to be as big, or as little a part of our project as we wanted him to be. He had a full range of professionals available to us but we already had relationships with the people we wanted to work with ( plumbing, electrical, etc ). He was very willing to work with our trades people while also providing referrals when we wanted another estimate for an aspect of the job. In regards to our kitchen, we needed him to oversee every step and he delivered. He worked with the people we had hired and came by as often as needed to make sure that the vision that he designed was being executed properly.

We also appreciated David's opinion in regards to finishes and furniture choices. He has a great eye and made sure that our end product looked great.

We ended up paying a few thousand for David's services. I think that this was money well spent as he was able to make ikea cabinets look better than the designs offered by the boutique kitchen design stores that were charging an additional $10 000 and beyond.

I have no hesitation recommending David, he is a true professional and has a ton of experience and raw talent.

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Karen from North York
Karen from North York
1 review North York, ON
10/10

main bathroom

David recently renovated our master bathroom, and he did an amazing job. It is a challenging space, in that it's tiny, and he somehow managed to make it feel spacious and modern. (20+ year old bathroom in our condo). He is professional, fun to work with, and his attention to detail is incredible. What we really liked is that he listened to what we wanted, and then added his own spin on things, to great success. He became the project manager throughout the reno, sourcing all the tradespeople, who were also really good to work with. Very impressed, and happy with the result.

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More about David J. Design Inc.

David J. Design Inc. has built beautiful rooms for over 30 years. We offer a full interior design service for any space as well as complete start to finish renovations for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, built ins as well as basements.
Trying to stay on a budget., we have been able to (with a little ingenuity) create many beautiful custom kitchens and bathrooms with a high end look using IKEA and Big Box Store cabinetry . This allows consumers with a more limited budget to get the kitchen or bathroom they have always wanted.

Kitchens,Bathrooms,Mudrooms, Laundry rooms, Basements, Custom designed Built ins, Entertainment Units, New Living Room. New Kitchen. New Kitchen. New Desk. New Cleanup Area. New Dining Room. New Hallway. New Dining Room. New Family Room.

CATEGORIES
Interior Design
SERVICES
Design and full renovation for any room in the house, custom built ins, full interior design, color consultation. Professional 3D floor plans for any renovation.
BRANDS
Any cabinetry from Ikea to totally custom. Any type of countertop from Laminate to Quartz. Totally custom millwork as well.
STYLES
traditional, contemporary, modern, ultra modern, mid century modern,shaker
SPECIALITIES
Kitchens,bathrooms,mudrooms, laundry rooms, full interior design, custom Furniture, custom drapery, color consultation, Custom designed Built ins, Entertainment Units
WEBSITE
http://www.davidjdesign.net
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque, email transfer
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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