Brush Works Renos has recently completed the renovation of our kitchen, powder room, main and ensuite baths, and front hall. It is impossible to say how thrilled we are with the results.
Gilles had previously done work for us in Bowmanville, and so when we decided that our new home needed work, he was the first person we called, even though Bowmanville is 100 km from where we now live.
This was a larger project than our previous one, but it only confirmed our high regard for Gilles both personally and professionally. His own work is meticulous, and he demands the same high standards of the suppliers he works with. His kitchen supplier, for instance, was terrific. The people there helped us design a kitchen that we still canâ€™t believe is ours.
Gilles was very efficient in coordinating the kitchen installation so that the cabinets went in almost the moment that he had completed the preparatory work â€“ and the countertop, just a couple of days after that. It was Gilles â€“ not us â€“ who noticed that some of the cupboards were missing the correct hinges. He got the replacement hinges from the supplier and offered to install them for us.
Gilles gutted our main bath and then retiled, replaced everything, and repainted. It is now the tiny perfect retreat of my dreams.
Likewise, the ensuite bath. Gilles installed a new whirlpool tub and did a lovely job of retiling the floor and tub enclosure. We had an electrician run a new electrical circuit for the tub, but, again, Gilles did everything he could to coordinate with the electrician and make his work as straightforward as possible.
Installing the whirlpool meant having to rip out part of the wall and ceiling in the powder room below. Gilles re-drywalled the holes, and the patches are undetectable, however carefully you search for them.
I should mention that we learned in the course of the renovation how shabbily built this place is. Gilles fixed whatever he ran into along the way that required fixing â€“ and even though there is no cure for no square corner in the place, he played with the tile placement and sight lines to minimize these imperfections. His tiling in our front hall is just a masterpiece and a fine representation of this.
Gilles completed our renovations beautifully in almost exactly a month. In previous homes, projects that were of similar complexity, with other contractors, lingered for three to seven times longer than that.
We would not hesitate to recommend Gilles or to use his services again. Iâ€™ve mentioned his meticulous work, but again this time, we were grateful for his professionalism, his thoughtful suggestions and solutions, and his sense of humour.