Having lived for some time in this heritage home on one of Ottawa’s most desirable streets, the clients had determined that they wanted to make better use of its space while respecting its historical integrity. Their plan originally included converting the attic to a functional third story with pretty dormers, reworking the second floor layout and transforming the rough, unfinished basement into useable space.
While many aspects of the project presented challenges for the Crossford team, they made sure none were insurmountable. For example, below grade, the existing basement needed to be lowered which involved issues such as excavating, underpinning, insulation, mechanical, and more. The biggest challenge came when the clients saw how lovely the refurbished spaces were going to be and decided to redo the main floor and kitchen as well. While this posed a significant change from the original scope of the project, Crossord was able to minimize the impact and keep everything on track.
In addition to converting the previously-unusable attic, walls were repositioned on the second floor to repurpose the space and create a gleaming bathroom / laundry room. The basement transformation resulted in a bright, warm place ideal for recreation and storage. Lovely new oak flooring was installed throughout the main floor which had previously been uneven, thanks to prior renovations. A gorgeous new open-concept kitchen capped off the renovation.
This substantial project’s success was due in large part to the open lines of communication between client and contractor. The happy homeowners were grateful for Crossford’s skill at helping them visualize the possibilities and present solutions that were both attractive and cost effective. With this great working relationship and the high quality of craftsmanship delivered on every aspect of the project, it’s little wonder that the clients are thrilled with the results and quick to recommend Crossford to others.