From Design to Contstruction underway on King Street West

A new front entrance makeover is now in progress for this boutique loft building on King West.

The old canvas awning is being replaced with a new steel I-Beam entrance awning with an architectural mesh ceiling and concealed LED lighting.

The existing pavers will be replaced with a rectangular black granite flagstone and the traditional metal fence will also be replaced with a much more custom fence effort.

More to come as this project progress.


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Custom Metal Work as a Design Feature in the Garden

Metal and stainless steel can be wonderful elements in the modern garden due to the strength and beauty of steel as well as the unrivalled flexibility this material offers during fabrication. Steel can be elegant and delicate, sleek and shiny or rough, weathered and robust. Given our harsh climate here in Toronto, a material like steel that holds up well for years and decades even is most welcome.

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Complete Facade Makeover with a Corten Steel Wall and new front Porch

A tired old traditional front porch and house facade were transformed by adding some sleek utility in the form of a new Corten steel retaining wall and steps along with a new porch and cloakroom enclosure.

The house brick was stained a uniform cool grey and the roof, soffit and fascia were all updated withnew Cedar siding and a porch roof warming up the entire front of the home.

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Before and After: Creating a private refuge in Rosedale with a modern deck pergola

The existing deck was a large park of this compact Rosedale yard, but it required more shade and privacy to be a comfortable lounge space. A modern cedar pergola created a warm, room-like space, and defined the edges of the deck, providing a sense of separation from the adjacent yards. 

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Before and After: A slim contemporary deck opens up a small backyard in Hillcrest

As you can see in these before and after shots, a narrow deck and railing cut this Hillcrest home off from the existing pool and lounge space. A minimal deck, without a railing, connected the two spaces, while a new cabana cleanly added storage space and concealed the air conditioning unit.

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Tips for maintaining your new and existing landscape through the fall and winter

We thought we would create a friendly little handout to give to our clients once we had completed a project to help them troubleshot the initial aspects of landscape maintenance especially the little things that can make a big difference in the fall and winter.

We thought it turned out pretty well so we are happy to make it available to all who may want it.

Tips for maintaining your new garden especially over those tough fall and winter months as well as best practices for protecting your stone masonry.