There's a saying that goes: "Misery loves company" and while we hope that any project you'd do with us wouldn't be classified as misery, we thought that we could help with the "company" part of that equation by sharing a renovation project with you in real time. The is WIP (Work in Progress), and for the next few weeks we'll looking at a project in Ridge Meadows.
For us, the worst case was not being able to remove the wall. Would the design be possible even if the wall couldn't be removed? For us it was and we were able to proceed without waiting. But if it hadn't been we would have been forced to do some pre-design demolition, or to wait until the phase we're at now. Of course the sooner you can be certain the better, but sometimes it's just not possible.
Something else of note in these pictures are the pot lights in the ceiling. Whenever we are involved with a complete renovation like this, we work out a lighting plan to go with the layout of the kitchen. However, until the ceiling is explosed we have no idea if what we have planned will actually work with the framing in the room. In this case, the lighting plan worked about 75% from what we had planned. The designer and the electrician met on the job site to discuss the required changes. These changes were then discussed with the client to be sure they met everyone's expectations.
Coming up next: drywall, floor prep and cabinets!
Links to other entries in the WIP series on the Ridge Meadows Reno: