"We worked with Steve Boase from Boase Design on a full, two storey renovation of a 100 year old house. Our renovation included the installation of new floors and tiling throughout; repositioning of plumbing and electrical in the kitchen and bathroom to make better use of the existing space; removal of walls; creation of new storage space; design and installation of a modern glass stair case and updates to the exterior of the house including a new railing and barrier wall. Steve provided a detailed quote and contract that outlined both a low and high estimate for the project. He also provided a detailed work schedule which he stuck to along with the provision of weekly email updates on all progress made.
Throughout the project, Steve was very proactive at communicating decisions that needed to be made including cost and time implications associated with these decisions. This was the first renovation that we have been involved with, and as such we had numerous questions throughout. Steve was very responsive to each of these questions and issues as they arose and he always made the changes we requested even if it meant undoing something that had just been completed. As an added benefit, Steve also provided a number of design suggestions for various aspects of the project that we followed and are very happy with (e.g. a custom made walnut island in the kitchen). We have now moved back into the “new” house and we are thrilled with the results. We love the house and would certainly use Steve again for future projects. We would also refer him without reservation to others and have already done so."
~ Michelle & Jon
"We were very pleased with the professionalism, workmanship and guidance Steve exhibited through the building of our backyard deck. He spent a lot of time with us pre-construction giving suggestions and tailor making the deck to our specifications. His quote was competitive, he was on schedule and overall we had a good experience. Friends have raved about how good it looks. I would definitely recommend not only for decks but for overall home renovations. I've seen some of his home Reno’s and outstanding."
~ Elvi & Carla
“I have known Steve Boase for many years. I was not only impressed with his professionalism and creativity but also his workmanship. He was determined to complete our project on time, despite the weather working against him every step of the way. The Deck was completed on time and I was very happy with the end result. Boase Design keeps to their time schedules and they also keep a very neat work site.” ~ J. Bonivere
"Boase Design recently finished designing and building a deck and fence for us and we are very pleased with the results. Steve worked fast and completed the job with a high level of quality. His added design features really make the deck a beautiful addition to our home and we couldn't be happier. We recommend Boase design without hesitation!"
~ Bethanne Clark
"Boase Design has done excellent work on my home over the past few years. Most recently, the team helped me retrofit and update my deck area so that it is safer for my little boy to play in. Steve takes a creative and responsive approach to getting the job done. He is reliable and I recommend him to anyone who is thinking about any home construction projects."
~ Neil Murphy
“Both my wife Phyllis and I are delighted with the deck that Boase Design added to our Muskoka cottage last summer. Not only did Steve Boase design the deck , he and his team built it in a truly professional and timely manner . In addition we were both impressed with the communication Steve provided during the project. We were so happy with Steve’s work and the compliments that all of our friends gave us on the deck that we engaged him to design and build another deck for our home in Toronto which he recently completed . Now we are twice as happy!!”
~ Herb and Phyllis Brodkin
“I would like to thank Boase Design for the professional way we were kept informed on our investment in a Boase Design House Flip project. On a weekly basis, progress reports were sent out and were clear, concise and informative. I along with the other investors were impressed at your knowledge, work ethic and overall completion of this specific project.
I might add, I would have expected nothing less having had Boase Design do various project for us personally”
~ Jerry Wallace
"Wendy and I wanted to thank you for the very professional job that you completed for us on the main cottage and boat house.
The removal of the sky lights and the replacement of the roof in this area was completed in a timely manner. Your effort in getting this job done quickly with a very professional result was much appreciated by our family. The interior finishing resulted in a perfect match with the materials used twenty years ago.
The total renovation of the boathouse including the bathroom area has given the boathouse a totally new look. Your ideas have resulted in a more useable space for Chris and Jeff. The gates that you constructed to keep the grandchildren on the decks are a perfect match with the railings.
Thanks for a great job. If you need a reference at any time please feel free to have anyone call for a recommendation."
~ Ted & Wendy Slightham