Renovating an existing home is a major and complicated process. Our project was a kitchen renovation which included removal of structural walls, in order to nearly double the size of our kitchen. We were very impressed with Steven and Annette who proved to be very practical and effective in dealing with all project issues. Needless to say, I do not hesitate to reccomend Lindy Architects, we are extremely pleased with the final results, and we would certainly use them again without hesitation.
We reached out to Lindy Consulting after reading great reviews on HomeStars. We were immediately impressed by how quickly Steven was able to attend our initial consultation. Steven and Annette are professional and have great ideas. They were able to accommodate our budget and Steven assisted us with the entire application process which included accompanying us to the permit office. The permit office had numerous questions and having Steven there to answer them was a tremendous help. We will definitely be reaching out to them for the next phase of our project. We highly recommend that you reach out to Lindy Consulting, you will not be disappointed!
We hired Lindy Consulting Architects – (Annette and Steve) to design a rear addition to our home in North York which included 2 extra bedrooms on the second floor and an enlarged kitchen, washroom, mudroom and deck on the main floor. They addressed all of our issues and concerns. The house addition is in keeping with the existing house. We are extremely happy with the outcome. The design and permit drawings progressed smoothly, and the drawings were extremely well detailed and thought out to the “n-th” degree. We would recommend them wholeheartedly for anyone considering a renovation or addition project.
I have had the pleasure of working with Lindy Architect on multiple occasions. In our first project together there were interior alterations including a new kitchen, and re-orienting rooms in a bungalow. This meant removing load bearing walls. The plan we devised created amazing space, flow and continuity in a house that was initially dark and boxed-in. Thanks to Steve’s architectural drawings and design, I have just received my building permit for a complete renovation of my four bedroom home in Cedarvale. We opened many walls on the ground floor, which will create fabulous open-concept living. In addition, we redesigned the basement to make a guest room and playroom, and on the second floor we are adding a new bathroom for the kids, and turning the existing family bath into an incredible master retreat. I look forward to ongoing collaboration on my current project, and would highly recommend them for your project too!
As DIYers my husband and I were complete newbies to the world of architects and contractors. When we decided that we wanted to renovate our attic to create an extra room in our house, we realized we needed professional help. We were lucky enough to have found Steven and Annette to help us realize our project. They were lovely: prompt, pleasant, personable, professional, patient and last but not least, affordable. We were able to transform our unfinished attic space into a master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. Our third floor is now a beautiful sanctuary, a testimony to Steven and Annettes expertise!
We engaged Lindy Consulting, Architect to help us with our plans to completely renovate and renew our “back split” house in North York. We met with Steven and Annette to discuss our ideas and how we envisaged rooms and finishes. They were able to understand our needs and we quickly felt very comfortable working with them. The work progressed quickly and decision-making was efficient. They prepared a complete set of drawings and details including finishes. The design includes a more updated look for the exterior, new open concept kitchen, bathrooms, sauna and a new master bedroom. They are extremely professional and thorough every step of the way. They were very helpful and they truly took ownership of the project and had our best interests in mind throughout. We are really pleased with the result.
Thanks to Steven and Annette, the two-storey addition on our country house seamlessly blends exceptional design with traditional country elegance. In addition to meticulously addressing all of our needs, their recommendations made the addition exceptionally beautiful, and saved us thousands of dollars. I look forward to working with them again, and recommend them without hesitation.
This husband and wife architect partnership is the perfect dream team that one can have when trying to coordinate, design and put forward a headache situation like an interior/exterior upgrade to your 80 year old home. We are a family of 4 and expecting a 5th member in June,this meant we needed an extra bedroom, and it is not easy renovating or building anything, however easy it is, with kids around. This is where the Lindy´s have shown their expertise, as they have a family of their own and understand families. What we found efficient about working with the Lindy´s, apart from the personal touch they showed while designing and planning out our 2nd floor addition; taking time to get to know our likes and dislikes, why the addition was being built, etc., was the fact that their plans were extremely detailed and at a great price, not only for us, but more importantly, for the contractor that has to budget and work with the plans. Not only is their work helpful, efficient, detailed, precise and at an affordable price, but also it has that touch of European design, elegance and unique style for the ideas of finishings, over all design and functionality that is difficult to find at an affordable price in our country. Thanks Lindy team for a job well done !
We engaged Lindy Consulting to provide some plans to renovate the 3rd floor of our house which was an unused portion of our house which contained two bedrooms and which we were using as additional storage space. Our plan was to move our master bedroom to this space and add a full washroom. We met with Steven and Annette to discuss our ideas and how we envisaged the space and our estimated budget. They came back to us the following week with some preliminary sketches that impressed us. We then gave them the mandate to prepare full drawings and once approved by us, they managed the project from completing the drawings, getting them approved, and seeing the project through to completion. We were quite hands-on in the decision making but they truly took ownership of the project and had our best interests in mind throughout. Although we ended up spending more than we budgeted (which was as a result of our decision to upgrade windows and bathroom appliances), we are really pleased with the final result.
Adding to an older house in an established neighbourhood can feel daunting.You want to preserve the character of the house while making sure that the addition will feel fresh and modern. Steve and Annette understood very well the “vibe” we were looking for and helped us articulate our own ideas as well as steering us in the right direction. It turned out just as we wanted.
I planned to do 4 renovation projects at my house, each more demanding than the first. Steve at Lindy Consulting was able to develop the architectural drawings necessary for the city of Toronto. He was very collaborative with my wife and me, working for the best solution not dictating. Once the plans were complete, he came with me to get the plans approved. Our plans were held up (1 of the 4 projects required more details and a trip to committee of adjustment). Steve smartly, broke the plans into 2 – (1) the first three easy projects (2) leaving the more complex one in the system with the original plans. Steve made the trip to City Hall and resubmitted the plans. Within 4 days I had approval. Steve is courteous, conscientious and thoughtful. He is well recommended.
We hired the Lindy Consulting Architect team for our home renovation and addition project. The entire house was gutted and we added a beautiful sunroom downstairs and a master bedroom upstairs.