Sunday, April 10, 2016

New Club Launch Party

Karen organized a typical "little" club-warming party last night... just her and her closest 100 or so friends from the Baby Point Community!  TPM Custom Homes and J Catering provided food and staff for the evening and Chef Josh delivered his customary great food paired with his usual jovial personality.

I see Josh as an extension of what I look for in my trades: fair, high quality, good communicator, always delivers on time and on budget and is a great guy to boot!

We were happy to welcome everyone to the "new" club... and we were really happy that all of the feedback (that we heard!) was very positive!

Thanks again to the great organizing and management team throughout the project - Karen, Gail and Erik as well as outgoing President Chris.

Thank you!

For Josh's contact info....
Josh Okorofsky

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wrapping Up

Well, things are looking good.  There are a small number of odds and ends to do... mostly cleaning up and throwing out stuff that should have been thrown out before :-).  However, the club looks fantastic and they're getting ready to host their first event soon.

Functionally, the bathroom was one of the biggest improvements - with two brand now toilets, we can now better accommodate guests.  It doesn't hurt that the bathroom looks way nicer than it used to!

While we took out some space on the kitchen layout, by eliminating the old hallway to the closet/storage area, we gained a ton of usable space.  The plentiful counter space and opening to the main room really makes the function of the kitchen a lot better.

The big improvement in the main area is the perceived size of the space.  The brightness of the wall treatment and trim combined with more modern lighting really has made for a warmer feeling space.

Finally, the new placement of the piano and trophies accentuates the space, rather than making it more cluttered.  I'm looking forward to the next party!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Cleaning up

While Mick still has a list of things to do (including some last minute colour changes... :-)), some of wall hangings are now in place that's starting to bring a more "lived in" feel to the club.  Looking good!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Finishing Touches

Things are looking up today as we applied a bunch of finishing items to the club.  The bathroom looks dramatically different now...

As does the view from the bathroom out to the "sun room"...

Perhaps the biggest functional change is the kitchen - more open,  better use of space and much better looking than the vintage kitchen that was there for many years leading up to this reno.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Time for the plumber!

Tony's team was in this morning to start the plumbing finish.

Meanwhile, we have the other part of the team doing the finishing aspects of the kitchen...

While Mick starts the final preparations for the last finish on the walls and trim.  Still busy, but looking a little cleaner in the club!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Finishing stage progressing well

It's really coming along at the club.... the backsplash is complete and looks sharp.

The fixtures are mostly in (though missing some lightbulbs!)

And some of the added touches are starting to be finalized, like the welcome cork board in the front foyer.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Backsplash Begins

The Starbucks-esque backsplash is going up today.  With all the mess in the club, it must be closing time.  The final push to the end of the project always involves a fair bit of mess, and less time to clean as we go.  If you look carefully under the sawdust, you can see the beginning of the end!