Braeside Construction

Kitchen Planning & Renovation
Ottawa ON K1G 1W7
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Mitch in Ottawa
Mitch in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Kitchen renovation

“We started our house renovations 11 years ago and decided to leave the kitchen until the end. We contacted Curtis from Braeside construction and reviewed what we wanted. We found him to be very knowledgeable about kitchen renovations and offered to help with the design services. He was thorough in his approach to quoting the job and gave us a complete breakdown of his estimated costs. We decide to give the job to Curtis and he started on our agreed date.

His team was very respectful of the job site, they applied floor coverings and sealed off the kitchen from the rest of the house. At the end of every day the floors were vacuumed and the tools were placed away. We decided on custom kitchen cabinets from Miralis which added to the complexity of the kitchen and the job. Curtis completed the demo and re-build on schedule on was very flexible in being on site when the cabinets were delivered and when the appliances were installed. With any renovation there are always issues that can't be foreseen and Curtis was quick to offer solutions. Our kitchen is complete and we can't be happier with the outcome.

Thanks again Curtis!... We look forward to doing future work with you”.

Mitchel and Valerie

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Alyssa in Cumberland
Alyssa in Cumberland
0 reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Basement Finishing Project

In Spring 2019, we had Curtis and his staff finish our basement, providing us with additional space for our family to relax and entertain from. From the beginning, it was clear we had a good team that would work with us and what we wanted, keeping us within our budget, and we were confident we would end up with a fantastic product.

All members of the team on site were professional, courteous and patient with our family (2 curious young boys and a dog). The site was always secured at end of day, and the rest of our house didn't feel like it was a disaster during the renovation.

Curtis kept the project moving and when we had minor delays due to materials, available trades, or inspections, we were well informed, and I could see efforts were being made to keep the project progressing.

The feedback on pricing and option selection allowed us to either splurge or be more budget conscious in the areas that made the most sense. Curtis offered good recommendations for where to go for our selections and knowledge on which options were going to impact cost or be a schedule factor.

As work progressed, we felt confident of the quality of the work and the attention we were receiving, and we benefited from clear and frequent communication.

Notably, an issue was found as drywall was pulled back, and a leak was found. We were given time to bring in/resolve work that was not within Braeside's wheelhouse, without being rushed into a decision to make schedule. Work continued in other areas, and as the external work was completed, the team on site managed additional interactions with another team without issue.

The pay schedule was more than fair; we had confidence we were paying for the materials and labor as the work progressed, by transferring funds in multiple instalments, per the discussions at the outset of the project. There was never a fear that our funds weren't going to be applied to our project or that our project was going to run over budget.

The end result is exactly what we were hoping for, and a very pleasant experience - we'd highly recommend Curtis and the team at Braeside Construction for similar renovations.

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Lesley in Ottawa
Lesley in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Bathrooms (3) renovation

I hired Braeside Construction to renovate three bathrooms in my home (a main floor powder room, and two full upstairs bathrooms) which was constructed in 1985 and had no such updates done since that time. From the very beginning I felt at ease with Curtis and that I could completely trust him to honestly guide me through this process, which was something I had never previously experienced on such a scale.

I didn’t just want to update the current bathrooms, but to transform them into something beautiful. I believe that Curtis and his employee Adam did exactly that for me. Understanding how lacking in knowledge I was about all that needed to be decided, Curtis actually went with me to various tile, plumbing, moulding, lighting and paint suppliers to help with my choices.

I ended up with a new front hallway, closet and powder room; completely changed upstairs family bathroom; and an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in curb less shower with bench that will be able to accommodate a walker in future if absolutely necessary. Throughout, the attention to detail and quality was painstaking and the resulting workmanship impeccable.

I don’t believe I could have found a better team than Curtis and Adam. They were a pleasure to have in my home and I look forward to having them back to complete my next renovation.

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Lesley,

Adam and I enjoyed working with you from beginning to end on your 3 bathrooms and front entry renovation project. We certainly did visit all of my suppliers and then some....looking for the right tiles and other components for each of the bathrooms. We are pleased that you are happy with the finished result. Your bathrooms definitely now have that "Wow" factor that you were looking for!

Curtis

Anne in Orleans
Anne in Orleans
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Master Bath Renovation

Curtis from Braeside Construction was instrumental in helping me confirm what was possible for my master bath renovation. I found him through Home Stars, and, after checking his business on BBB, I contacted him during the summer of 2019.
He made multiple visits and quotes for the project to help me determine what was possible. He brought his trusted sub trades on site to confirm that the moving of the plumbing was possible in our situation. His electrician was able to confirm for us the projects scope and what would be the best course of action. The decisions were easier to make because of the information obtained from his sources. After visiting a current work site of his, the work started here at the beginning of November, 2019.

I wanted a very specific function for this Master bath. It needed to be totally accessible for the eventuality of wheelchair use. And it needed to be aesthetically pleasing as I am a person who is obsessed with details. Together, we found solutions for creating a completely wheelchair accessible shower area. This necessitated communications with the Schluter company to trouble shoot my request to introduce a heated floor and shower bench in the shower area as well as the rest of the floors in the bathroom. The location of the drain for example was paramount to avoid the wear and tear that would be present with wheelchair use.

The scope of the project went beyond the walls of the bathroom. He also modified the entrance to the bedroom removing a niche doorway to allow a pocket door to be installed for access to the bathroom, modified the walk-in closet area and refinished the bedroom floors, ceiling, trim and paint. All the floors needed to flow with no height transitions from one room to the other. This was beautifully done.

I had very high expectations for this project that were definitely attained. The execution of both work and design and the attention to details in all aspects of the project was done to my satisfaction. He was very attentive to my needs and addressed them all within reason always giving me an acceptable solution to the problem at hand. He did not shy away from doing things differently and worked with me finding the materials and tools required to get the job done right. He had the knowledge and the common sense to trouble shoot difficult situations that were encountered throughout the project and find the right solutions for what was in front of him.

He and Adam, his employee, were always on time, polite, conscientious, and maintained a clean and safe work space. The scope of work, all things considered, was executed in a timely fashion. I would strongly recommend Braeside construction to anyone who wants a job done right.

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Anne and Michel,

We had great fun doing your project! I am pleased that you are thrilled with your new spa bathroom and knowing that you are getting the benefits of having a curbless shower design.

Curtis

Alicia
Alicia
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Bathroom renovation

“Braeside construction did a complete renovation of our main and en-suite bathrooms. From the moment we met Curtis we had a good feeling about him. When he arrived to give us a quote, he was honest and direct about the work that needed to be done. The quote we received was fair and realistic.
Working with Curtis and his team was a pleasure. This being our first home renovation project, we were overwhelmed. Curtis made everything seem manageable; he was a great help when it came to directing us to stores for us to choose our fixtures and finishes. We always felt that he had our best interest in mind with his suggestions.
The job lasted 3 weeks, and in that time, our home was treated with respect and everything possible was done to minimize the disruption to our daily lives. Curtis involved us in decisions big and small throughout the process. The job was completed on time and on budget, and the finished bathrooms are FANTASTIC. The craftsmanship and attention to detail is obvious; the final results are beyond what we even imagined. We will certainly hire Braeside Construction again when the time comes for our next home improvement project.

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Alicia,

Thank you for taking the time to write a testimonial and thank you for the many referrals you have sent our way! We really appreciate your business.

Curtis

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Ottawa, ON
10/10

Master bathroom renovation

My experience working with Curtis and his team at Braeside has been great. From the planning stages, communications along the way and execution of our master bathroom project, Curtis and his team were pleasant and professional to deal with. They exhibited the workmanship, skill and attention to detail that I expected of them. I am very pleased with how the bathroom turned out and would not hesitate to call on them for my next renovation project.

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Keren,

We enjoyed working with you and Ken on the design and construction of your new spa bathroom. It was nice to see how all the details of the curb less shower, bench and niche came together. We look forward to working with you on your next project.

Thank you,

Curtis Baum
Braeside Construction

hpaulrivard in Ottawa
hpaulrivard in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

HomeWork

In 2017 I hired Braeside Construction to renovate my older home. If I could describe the owner and his team in only one word I would have to say “perfectionists “; however, that would exclude some of their other assets that made them my contractor of choice.
Such as:
1. Personable
2. Reliable
3. Competent
4. Thorough
5. Opaque
6. Honest
7. Tidy
8. Good business acumen
These are some of the reasons I would not hesitate to hire Braeside Construction again or recommend them to other family members & my network of friends.

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Shirley,
It was a joy and pleasure working with you. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Curtis

Marcel &.
Marcel &.
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation

We had Curtis, owner of Braeside Construction, and his staff completely renovate our bathroom and also replace our kitchen cupboards, cabinet doors and backsplash. Curtis and his staff were professional, trustworthy, respectful, friendly and most importantly did exceptional work.

Our kitchen renovation was fairly straight forward with some modifications and we are very pleased with the outcome. The bathroom was a total revamp. We are in an older home and the bathroom is fairly small. Curtis came up with amazing ideas we would never have thought of and the finished product is beyond our expectations. It looks and feels more spacious and modern. I still cannot believe the difference. We just love it! We would highly recommend Curtis and we would definitely use his services again.

Donna & Marcel

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Thanks Donna and Marcel. We enjoyed working with you and Milly (puppy) as well and am glad to hear you are enjoying your new spa bathroom.

Geoff Grace in Ottawa
Geoff Grace in Ottawa
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Installed all new interior doors, trim and baseboards in our 1959 bungalow

We were extremely pleased with both the process and finished product. Owner, Curtis Baum is great to deal with and takes his time to explain all details of the project. Curtis’ work and that of his team member, Adam is impeccable. In particular, Adam’s painting skills are meticulous. They are extremely clean; the work area was swept and vacuumed at the end of each day.

We would highly recommend Braeside Construction without hesitation!

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It was a pleasure working with you, Audrey and Ruby! Look forward to working again with you soon.

Gail and Peter in Nepean
Gail and Peter in Nepean
1 review Ottawa, ON
10/10

Project Management - Roof Addition

In the summer 2017, we hired Curtis Baum of Braeside Construction to project manage the building of a peak for our bungalow. We wanted to ensure that the peak dimensions were proportional to the length of the bungalow. From the outset, he was extremely prompt in responding to our enquiries and followed up at every stage of the project. He referred a reliable architectural technologist to provide several drawings of the various peak options to assist in the visual representation of the peak. In the summer 2017, we hired Curtis Baum of Braeside Construction to project manage the building of a peak for our bungalow. We wanted to ensure that the peak dimensions were proportional to the length of the bungalow. From the outset, he was extremely prompt in responding to our enquiries and followed up at every stage of the project. He referred We hired Curtis Baum of Braeside Construction to project manage the building of a peak for our bungalow. We wanted to ensure that the peak dimensions were proportional to the length of the bungalow. Curtis was extremely prompt in responding to our enquiries and followed up at every stage of the project. He referred a reliable architectural technologist to provide several drawings of the various peak options to assist in the visual representation of the peak. Curtis was professional, courteous and timely throughout the process. We are very happy with the results of this work.

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Company Response

Thanks Gail for for your review. I am very pleased that we were able to complete your project to your satisfaction in time for your special event.

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More about Braeside Construction

Braeside Construction together with our dedicated group of designers can design and build that addition you always wanted, create a secondary dwelling or in-law suite, add an outdoor living space, or bring new life to the space you currently live in by renovating your kitchen, bathroom and basement.

We realize that effective communication with the customer and the rest of the team is key to the success of any renovation project. Our web-based construction management platform allows the customer to daily track any changes to the schedule, scope of work and budget in real time…..there are no surprises!

No matter how big or small the project, we value our customers and treat every project with the same level of integrity and commitment. Our expertise and meticulous attention to detail often exceed the expectations of our customers.

At Braeside Construction, we are very proud of the quality of our finished work and the ongoing relationships we have with our customers. This is why 100% of all our projects to date are referral based.

CATEGORIES
Kitchen Planning & Renovation and Bathroom Renovation
WEBSITE
https://www.braesideconstruction.ca/
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
3
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
BONDED
Yes
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