Sunday, May 31, 2020

Toronto Open Concept House

Many of our customers are looking to increase the size of a current wall opening to accomplish more of an 'open-concept' feel to their house like on the HGTV design shows. 

On this recent completed project you can see a 3 photo collage showing the before picture of the wall just opened up.   The second picture shows the opening widen with our installation of a LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) beam.   You can also see the original HVAC ducts on the right side of the 1st photo have now been reworked tightly to the wall to increase the width of the opening.  The final picture shows the completed job with drywall.

Toronto Open Concept House
Toronto Open Concept House

Let us know if you have any questions about your open concept requirements.

Framing Challenges

Often we need to frame out projects that require us to figure out the best way to tie into the original structure and any subsequent framing renovations completed over the years as well.   As you can see in this picture we are renovating in a 100 year old home, yet we will make the end result beautiful, solid and safe without the homeowner knowing all the complexities that lie behind the finished walls! 

Toronto Framing

Double Brick Original Build

We are lucky enough to get to work with some older vintage classic homes through out Toronto, and here is one that goes way way back... I am talking to 1926, so almost 100 years old for some of the original home.   As you can see on the right side of this project, you can clearly make out the original double brick wall construction.   Amazing

Original Double Brick Wall Construction

Covid Construction

In this new era that includes a global pandemic like Covid19, the world of construction has also changed and even more attention than ever before is being put in place to ensure a safe work environment for our team and our trades.  Here are a couple of examples of our project/safety boards.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

TrustedPros Spotlight Award on Toronto Custom Concepts

We are excited to be selected by TrustedPros, one of the online directory leaders for reputable contractors.  Toronto Custom Concepts was selected as one of the 10 best general contractors from the TrustedPros roster of over 45,000 contractor members based on feedback from hundreds of their readers across the country.  Toronto Custom Concepts is proud to be recognized by the great team at TrustedPros.

You can read the full article by clicking here

Toronto Design Drawings and Plans

Design drawings and plans are done in-house by our on-staff designer using AutoCAD.  Here is just a sample of an output that is used by our project renovation team to ensure the reno goes as smoothly as possible, and that nothing is assumed or taken for granted.

Toronto Open Concept Contractor

Toronto open concept contractors must be well versed in all aspects of properly planning for unknowns when a client asks to remove load bearing walls.   Often a contractor can not make a suggestion on how to proceed until walls have been opened up to reveal what is behind them and only once an engineer has been brought onsite to make a professional assessment.   We recently started a new project in an older 90+ year old home and we often have to come up with creative ways in working with the engineer to ensure the new beams or LVLs can carry the load without issues while since considering how to make the final design aesthetically pleasing to our clients.  Here is a picture of the early stages of demotion to start to achieve an open concept layout...More pictures to come of the final renovation.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Burlington Kitchen Butler Servery

This kitchen butler servery has stunning custom cabinetry with custom mullion cabinet doors.

Kitchen Butler Servery
Kitchen Butler Servery

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Oakville Fireplace Renovation

This Oakville fireplace renovation was part of a larger home renovation project.   This fireplace design provides a nice contemporary look with a sleek linear fireplace, floor to ceiling tile facade, built-in stereobar soundsystem, and matching built-in shelving.

Oakville Fireplace Renovators
Oakville Fireplace Renovators

Join TCC's Maria Perketa at the GTA Home & Reno Show

Be sure to check out TCC's Maria Perketa at the GTA Home & Reno Show this weekend at booth #263.   The GTA Home & Reno show is at the International Centre located at 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga.    Maria will be there every day until Mon Feb 17th from 11am-5pm.  Come say hello!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

NKBA Award Winner - Toronto Custom Concepts's Brittany Oakley

Congratulations to Toronto Custom Concepts's lead designer Brittany Oakley for winner in the category for Best Promotional Design at last evening National Kitchen & Bath's annual gala awards.  Brittany is a back to back winner in both 2020 and 2019.   Brittany won for her unique design of Euroline's Dolce & Gabbana/SMEG both at the 2019 Toronto International Design Show.

NKBA Ontario Awards Gala Sponsorship

Last evening Toronto Custom Concepts was please to be a silver sponsor for the annual National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Awards Gala held at the Paramount Eventspace in Woodbridge.  This is the second year in a row in which we have sponsored the NKBA awards gala.
Congrats to all of those who were nominated and to the winners in their respective categories.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Blending Traditional & Contemporary Design

We really enjoy being able to blend both traditional aspects of a renovation such as this classic oak staircase with wainscoting with the introduction of the light blue cabinetry with seated area at the entrance of this home.