Paul has an innate capacity to work with his clients throughout the project. He worked very well with Barb and I to develop a conceptual design that ultimately provided the foundation for the completed work. His insight proved to be a good match with both our design expectations and personal taste. With the design set, Paul worked throughout the project in a 'prime contractor' role. In addition to overseeing the work of his trades, he provided much of the general construction services himself. He was very much part of his 'team' of highly qualified trades. In that way he was able to oversee all the work and effectively manage minor schedule and performance issues. Barb and I felt very engaged through out the entire project. Overall, we would summarize Emerald Design Ltd. as experienced, prompt, and courteous with a great attention to detail. Good job Paul!
My older home was extremely cold due to lack of insulation and an addition which wasn't factored into the heating system. The siding was taken off and styrofoam was installed on the outside of the house and new siding was installed over the styrofoam panels. The entry-way to the house was expanded and a mud-room was developed from existing garage space. Old fire-places were removed and new gas fireplaces were installed. All new fir doors and mill-work were installed. Paul is a good listener and he consults the home-owner on a regular basis. He knows what the trades are doing and how they are doing it. I found the trades-men he hires are pleasant and friendly and aim to do a good job. If something needed doing and even if it wasn't directly related to the project they were pleased to help.Paul has had a lot of experience and has the imagination to provide the homeowner with good ideas which make the house more livable. I wanted some quality workmanship and that is what I got. I plan to continue renovating my elderly house, and I plan to hire Emerald Designs to do it!
After deciding to renovate versus move from our 28-year old home, using the services of Emerald Designs was the best choice we made. Paul thoroughly explained the whole process before we started, laying out a budget and specifics on his design, and made the entire project a positive experience. Paul's vision for our new space was exceptional; we gutted the whole main and upper floors, moved and removed walls, put in beams and more windows, and the finished product exceeds our expectations. We have been very happy with Paul's detailed input, his hands-on work in our home, and his happy, positive energy throughout what could have been a difficult ordeal (we lived in the home throughout the renovations), which actually made the entire process fun. We made new friends and built relationships with all of the trades along the way. Our home was finished in a reasonable amount of time, considering the extent of work that was done, and he has been sure to make sure that every small detail was finished to our satisfaction. We highly recommend Paul and Emerald Designs for his vision, design, attention to detail, hands-on work, accountability, positive energy, and exceptional finished product.
Paul and his crews brought our tired home back to life. Walls were taken down to create an open concept main floor. Patio doors were installed to enhance the view from our deck. The kitchen remodel included an eight foot island with seating and storage as well as custom cabinetry and recessed LED lighting. The custom built railing and refreshed casings and baseboards have been the subject of numerous positive comments from friends and family. Trades consistently went above and beyond with respect to their piece of the project. Having heard many horror stories including from family members we were reluctant to go ahead with Reno’s but our experience with Paul was so positive we had him come back and do our basement and have hired him to complete the upper level as well. The basement renovation is near completion and the experience was just as enjoyable as our previous one. We would and have recommended Paul to anyone with out hesitation.
Paul and his team gave me the basement suite of my dreams. Paul designed a space that truly reflected me and gave me so many ideas and features I didn't even know I wanted. I have an amazing living area, study area, bathroom and my dream closet. Paul kept me informed throughout the entire project, consistently looked for my input and opinion and was a true professional throughout the project. If I could give Emerald Designs 6 stars, I would.
It takes a real professional to: tackle a renovation; truly understand the client's wish list; introduce a functional and creative plan for family living space; incorporate the structure's 'fixed' limitations while expanding the possibilities during the process. Paul's ability to design, adapt, and build is a unique combination of skills rarely found in one professional. We appreciated his hands on approach, engagement of high quality trades and approachable manner throughout this major project. Paul's judgement, expertise and creative approach has resulted in wonderful mountain cabin which welcomes our family and friends and will be treasured for generations to come.
We made the decision to stay in our location and we embarked on a complete main floor transformation that included moving walls and relocating the kitchen. Fantastic job from start to finish, Emerald and Paul's ability to add architectural design elements and oversight at all stages of the project was very helpful and resulted in a superior product. Good overall selection of trades who performed well and complimented Paul's management style. Paul's attention to detail resulted in a finished product that exceeded our expectations for our home make over.
Emerald provided design consultation, main floor demo and rebuild which included flipping our kitchen from one side to the other. Great explanation of design and flow and in bringing samples that eliminated being overwhelmed by too many choices. Great follow up with sub trades to ensure things were done right! The trades used were also excellent, courteous and easy to work with.
We hired Paul to help us with a renovation of our master bedroom, ensuite bath and main floor powder room. We appreciated Paul's design sense and ability to work the renovation into the overall style of the rest of the home. He had both practical and creative ability to problem solve in small spaces. The end result was more than we could have asked for.
Paul with Emerald Designs recently completed an extensive full interior renovation of our walkout bungalow. Paul offered a creative and fun approach to the overall experience. He was always available to discuss project details and offer support even after the renovation was complete. We are extremely pleased with the unique design and quality craftsmanship. We would highly recommend Paul !
Emerald did an excellent job in completely renovating a 30 year old condo that we bought in 2009. Emerald provided excellent design services and project management during renovations. This condo was in excellent condition, however was dated and we had it gutted and rebuilt to meet our needs. Emerald provided us with excellent input to help us achieve our goals of an attractive and functional facility. It is a walk-out bungalow with 2100 square feet on each level and is exceptionally well built with steel beams and real wood. We would recommend Emerald highly!
I have used Emerald Designs to design and build 3 of our homes. I was very impressed with Paul's attention to detail and superior quality of the finished project. Paul's combined design and construction background is a definite asset when it comes to overseeing all aspects of the home building process. The trades that Emerald Designs employs do excellent work and stand behind everything they do. I would highly recommend Emerald Designs for your custom home build or renovation.
As a third time home buyer I wanted my particular choices and ideas reflected in my new home this time rather than purchase a so called custom home on the market that looks and feels like everyone else’s. I am so pleased that I finally went with Emerald Designs for a full build. I found a design/builder that not only catered to my needs and preferences but also offered ideas for additional choices that I hadn’t even thought of. Paul’s extensive and combined knowledge of construction and design gave me the confidence to work with a specialized builder. In addition to providing the customization that I desired, the Emerald Designs team provided a seamless transition from design to permits to construction and remained professional throughout the process. I highly recommend Emerald Designs to friends and associates for a positive design/build experience.