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My husband and I have been working on building our dream home for several years. With our house on the market and a general design plan in mind we enlisted the help of Angela to make this a reality for us. Angela took the time to sit with us and talk about our needs and the functionality of our open house concept. She created a 3D rendering for us taking into account our space and needs. In just a couple of days we received our plans and were thrilled to see how what we relayed to her was met in her design plans. We worked with her to ensure the appropriate modifications were met. In less than a week she captured our thoughts in this plan which we later shared with our builder.We would absolutely go through this process again with Angela.
Carrie and Steve, Halifax
Angela and James have done a fantastic job on our extensive cottage renovation. The house required major structural repairs, and we also opted for some aesthetic changes. Angela has a real gift for design, and James has an incredible eye for detail. We couldn’t be happier!
V & M, Mahone Bay
We couldn't have asked for a better team to take on this renovation. We are so thrilled with the end result and want you both to know how pleased we are with everyone's work. Everything turned out better than we could ever imagined. Thank you Angela for your constant hard work and efforts. We truly appreciate the endless hours you devoted to this project on our behalf. James your hard work and expertise is second to none. Thank you for always looking out for us and going the extra mile. You are an exceptional team and we recognize and appreciate the high standard and quality of work you put into everything, every step of the way. What a reassurance you have been for us through out this huge project. Thank you so much.
C & H, Mahone Bay
We appreciated the professionalism of Reviving Design crew! Having someone show up when they say they are going to show up was a refreshing change! It was a pleasure to have them here and we look forward to dealing with them on our future projects. We will hire them again & recommend them. Great work!
We hired Reviving Design to gut and re-do our bathroom from nothing. Started with a meeting with Angela, to planning, to changing the plans, to gutting and rebuilding by James. Everything went extremely well from start to finish. The devil is always in the details and Angela has them all covered. The finished product is everything we hoped. Although we encountered a few issues and design changes we came in right on budget. I will definitely be using Reviving Design on future projects!
In November 2017 we had Reviving Design totally design and finish our basement. We were impressed with the attention to detail, knowledge and done in a friendly professional manner. I would highly recommend this business.
Richard & Marilyn
Dear Angela and James. Thank you for all your hard work in making me very happy to have a new gorgeous living room and a new beautiful kitchen. You went above and beyond to fulfill my dreams. I really appreciated all you did for me.
Dear Angela, Thank you for your support and decision making in transforming our unit at Tall Ships into a livable space.
Best Regards, Nicole
Our family would like to thank all of you at Reviving Design, not just for what you did for our family room which is breathtaking, but for the warmth and caring that you put into our very special project. Angela, you and your team of experts, are to be highly commended for your incredible talent, professionalism and diligence resulting in the outstanding completion of this project...a dream that has been in the making for over 20 years and has now been realized. We were especially impressed with your attention to fine detail, patience and understanding of any ongoing concerns or questions we had as the homeowners. A high level of communication was evident throughout this very successful project - before, during, and after the completion. The fact that you always made yourself personally available to address any design, construction or delivery issues was an added extra special touch! All work was carefully completed on time and even managed to come in below budget no small feat considering the current economic climate. We have nothing but praise for this up-and-coming company and without hesitation highly recommend using them to others within our community.
Terry & Debbie
Thank you so much for all of your ideas. We loved them and we're so pleased with what you've done so far, we would actually love to have you keep working with us.
J & D
After relocating to a spacious bungalow originally built in the 1960’s, we found ourselves very much needing Angela Martel’s Reviving Design help. A previous renovation that included a large sun room addition with views of the St. Lawrence River had created over 900 square feet of open concept living space (i.e., this room plus living room, dining room and kitchen). However, there was a lack of flow through these principal areas and the home’s main entrance door now came directly into the dark, cramped kitchen. Angela used her many great skills to patiently and pleasantly guide us through the potentially bewildering choices for updates to the paint colours, furnishings, fixtures, kitchen remodeling, and new 8 x 10 foot mud room entranceway! Plus even more significantly because we were often away with work, she demonstrated superb project management abilities to pull the various renovation professionals together into meeting the agreed-upon schedule. We thus provide our highest recommendation. To summarize Angela’s excellent work on our extensive home renovation project with two key phrases, she delivered on her commitment to get the job done: ON-TIME and ON-BUDGET.
P & T Vandervoort
Thank you Angela. The colours looks great! Friends + family say it is a different house. I will definitely be calling again!
My client was very happy with your recommendations. Her house sold in 11 days and just over asking price.
I have had so many people ask what the paint colour is in the showroom. Everyone agrees it looks absolutely beautiful. Nice choice!
Thanks Angela for your ideas on my hair salon. I appreciate that you came with me shopping for materials and items. Your knowledge on floor tiles was very helpful. All my clients love my shop!
Angela Jay is a professional in every sense of the word. She is creative, innovative and extremely knowledgeable. Most importantly, shes a good listener so she understands clients' wants and needs, and she gets it right the first time. She can take a dull home or a blank canvas and transition it into a beautiful space. She pays attention to detail and respects a budget. Shes honest, hardworking and an absolute pleasure to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending her services to any of my clients or fellow Realtors.
I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that the property you staged on Avenue T in Ottawa sold very quickly -- within the first week -- and at 99% of asking! I know that the staging was a crucial part of this sale, and without the help of your talented team, this would have taken quite some time to sell! Thank you again, we look forward to the next project!
Dear Angela, We sold our home! We had our house on the MLS market for less than a week, received multiple offers, and received more than our asking price. As one of the agents was presenting her customers offer to us, she mentioned that it was a pleasure to show our home. I'm sure some of our success was a result of your staging expertise, so thank you so much for all your help with paint colour suggestions & your room-by-room assessment plan. I am certainly recommending your services to anyone who wants to sell their home!
Regards, Pat & John
I was very nervous spending extra money on a house that I planned to sell. I appreciate you explaining the importance of spending a few extra dollars on staging - it was well worth the investment. You did such a fantastic job staging the house I wish I had the chance to live in it. But I can't because it sold! We were able to get full asking price the first week we had it on the market. Thank you!
You have done such a wonderful job with my listings - it is always a pleasure working with you. Thank you for collaborating as part of my marketing plan. Great work!
We're both extremely happy how everything turned out and we've had tons of compliments. We're both really pleased with the color choices.
Angela is a very creative designer. She has great ideas and concepts. She is a real pleasure to work with, honest, dedicated and sincere. I would highly recommend her for all your design and remodeling needs.
Angela worked with us to stage a home we listed for sale in 2010 and to advise us on the decoration of a newly renovated home on the St Lawrence near Prescott. Angela has three amazing qualities. She can see an entirely redecorated home in her mind after a single tour of the home. She seems to be able to find exactly what she wants, whether it is wall colours, mirrors, furniture, lamps, cushions, or anything else. She has boundless energy and knows all the right people to get the job done quickly and well. Angela is a special lady.
Gary & Joan Porter
I was the executor for my late father's estate which included a large home in Brockville. The house was listed for sale for over two years with little interest despite continual dropping of the list price. The major complaint was that it needed updating; however, I'd been hoping to avoid renovations because I do not live near Brockville and I really didn't know where to start. Fortunately, at that point Angela Jenkins contacted me through my real estate agent. For a small fee Angela toured the house, devised a comprehensive plan for staging and renovating, and even had paint and flooring samples on hand when we first met with her only a few days later. My husband and I were very impressed and hired her on the spot. We were not disappointed. Angela helped us tailor a plan to our budget and took care of everything from moving around furniture and buying staging items, to recommending and coordinating the flooring people, painter, plumber and electrician. She then suggested additional items from her inventory in order to make the staging complete. Within three weeks of putting the house back on the market we had our first offer and since then have had numerous showings and interest. No one complained any more that the house needed updating, and we have now accepted an offer. I can't recommend the services of Reviving Design enough. Angela Jenkins is professional, efficient, easy to work with, and has a definite flair for decorating and staging. If we had made changes ourselves I know that it would have taken much longer, have been a real hassle, we would have overlooked things, and we would not have made the most of our budget. I wish we'd known about Reviving Design two years earlier.
The Board of Directors of The Four Winds originally hired Angela to do a mock up to spruce up and modernize the lobby and 1st floor. The Board was so impressed with the detail, professionalism and knowledge that we voted to hire Angela to do the entire project. Angela was responsible for preparing the budget, hiring and coordinating the trades and (hardest of all) keeping everyone happy. The project was done in record time. The project came in UNDER budget. And most importantly the results are wonderful. I would encourage anyone who is looking for a design professional to hire Angela. She is honest, forthright, capable and responsible. We are thrilled with the results.
I have secured Angela's excellent staging service for my clients on many occasions. She is a true professional, respectful to the Sellers and takes on board their likes and dislikes and budget while delivering a firm message to help achieve a successful sale. Angela also has a great network of people to call upon to put her fabulous ideas into practice. My clients also think highly of her service and like the way she explains concepts to them and the order in which they should approach the project. Angela goes that extra mile to ensure that we all achieve a win win. I am glad I have found such a valuable asset to add to my value added services. Angela achieves all this with a smile and a sense of humor therefore a real pleasure to work with.
Hi Angela....quick photo of the finished result....very pleased with it all. Just wanted to thank you so much for helping with the tiles and colour...and especially for going for the tiles for us....you really went above and beyond and I really appreciate it. James and Joe did an amazing job on the backsplash and Archie's wall. Thanks again,
Wow, what a difference in our Cottage on Whitefish Lake. It has been transformed into a superb property for both our family and friends, and to those looking to rent it short term for vacations.
When we first met I was wondering what “cosmetic” work we could do to put it on the market for renters. And am I glad we had that discussion and visited the cottage.
Yes, we decided to do more than I expected (like redesign the kitchen, change the flooring, and get rid of “old stuff”) but it is paying off big time now.
You know, I wasn’t going to get anyone to help us with the design, but I saw a recommendation by someone else, with photos, and I thought: “wouldn’t it be great to get someone to advise us on what to do, rather than have family members debate and hopefully come to a consensus.”
As you know, there were still lots of opinions floating around, along with disagreements here and there. But there sure is consensus on the finished product - nothing but good comments.
Our first vacation renters arrived just a few days ago and they are so impressed. They were looking for a suitable place for their two families and felt that nothing seemed to fit well with them. Then, just two days after our property, Hummingbird Haven, was posted online, they booked it. What a relief to me!
I have only one regret; why didn’t I let you project manage the renovations and improvements from the very beginning?? I would have saved a great deal on time (aka money), there would have been much better supervision of the work being done, and I would rid myself of the stress along the way.
Still, this has been a great experience, and the end product is something we are very proud of.
Thank you, Angela, for looking after us so professionally; and for sharing your creativity with us in the big and little things that make Hummingbird Haven a real hit for our family and for the people that are now lining up to vacation there.
Donald G. Farnsworth