Aug 25, 2011

PROJECTS | Custom Build - Roof, Windows & Some Heating

The work on our custom home continues to progress.   Just recently, the framing of the exterior shell was completed and the roof shingles went on (following a lot of excitement trying to get the delivery up to the roof of our very tight site!).  We've also installed the windows and a temporary front door so as not to damage the final custom wood door that will be installed. 

And in the basement - our radiant in floor heating tubes were run.  This form of heating is great for basements, keeping the floor underfoot warm, creating a nice ambient temperature throughout the space and it's dust free.  The home will also have radiant flooring run in the foyer, throughout the kitchen and in the master ensuite.

Stay tuned, brick and stone work are up next and the remainder of the HVAC and plumbing rough-in.

Aug 24, 2011

Appliances, Fisher & Paykel, Iron Chef & Eurodale

A few weeks ago, Eurodale was invited by Goemans Appliances and the appliance manufacturer Fisher & Paykel to participate in an Iron Chef Night that pitted two teams of twelve design professionals in the GTA against each other in a cook off.  Supervised by a professional chef, we chopped, sauteed, broiled and grilled, test driving the latest and greatest appliances from New Zealand manufacturer Fisher & PaykelFisher & Paykel manufacture an extensive range of high end kitchen appliances, which not only function extremely well, they also look fantastic, blending industrial/commercial touches with super sleek finishes, like the mirrored glass on their wall ovens.  Appliances to really test drive - their fridge drawers, perfect for an island or pantry, and their dishwasher drawers, which they are currently the top ranked in North America and extremely quiet. 

In the end, the dishes were tasted and graded, and Eurodale was part of the winning team that took home the prize of Iron Chef Champion.  Special thanks to the team at Goemans Appliances and Fisher & Paykel.

Aug 22, 2011

Eurodale featured in Irish Connections Canada

A little bit of cultural history on Jim Cunningham and Brendan Charters, both were recently interviewed by Irish Connections Canada following their Renovator of the Year Award at this past February's BILD Awards.  To read more on their Irish-Canadian roots and their thoughts on the award and handling business, visit the magazine's site here.


Aug 15, 2011

2011 OHBA Awards | Eurodale receives 2 nominations!

The Ontario Home Builders Association (OHBA) just named Eurodale Developments as finalists in 2 categories for the 2011 Awards of Distinction.
The categories include:
  • Most Outstanding Home Renovation $100,000 - $500,000
  • Most Outstanding Home Renovation over $500,000
Here's a preview of our nominations.


MOST OUTSTANDING HOME RENOVATION $100,000-$500,000 - Charing

The scope of work on this project focused on a rear addition + basement to create large entertaining areas at the back of this Aurora home to maximize and take advantage of the expansive views and rear yard landscaping.  A large cook's kitchen on the main floor with updated dining and family room areas now open onto a raised terrace that wraps around the full rear exterior.  The basement was completely gutted to make room for a games and lounge area and basement sports bar.  The lower level also features floor to ceiling views of the exterior yard with a lower patio terrace walk-out.  Interior Design by Laura Thornton of Thornton Design.




Located in East York, this project started with the demolition of the existing top half storey, extending back approximately 22’ and erecting a full second storey, increasing the home from 1,300 sf to over 3,000 sf.  The new space allowed for reorientation of the front entry, living room and created a larger dining room and den space that is accented by a double sided fireplace and French pocket doors that access both the kitchen and the great room at the rear of the house.  The new custom kitchen with modern, sleek wood cabinets and contrasting countertops has top of the line appliances, plenty of prep space, access to a separate walk-in pantry and is designed for easy entertaining, with loads of seating and overlooks the large great room at the rear of the house.  A new rear deck, with hot tub, completes the renovations on the main floor.  Up on the second floor, two large bedrooms for the kids occupy the rear of the house, both with large walk-in closets and access to a shared main bathroom, complete with double vanity.  A convenient laundry room and office space are situated in the centre of the plan, with modern features such as transom windows and skylights adding interest to the space.  A spacious master suite is located at the front of the house, with his and hers walk-in closets and large ensuite bath with soaker tub, oversized shower and a double vanity.  Additional light is brought into this space by way of a skylight.  In the basement, the new space was underpinned to allow for 12’ high ceilings and a clear span 25’x37’ Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training facility was created for this martial arts enthused family.  Quite the dramatic transformation.  Interior Design by Laura Thornton of Thornton Interiors.


Aug 8, 2011

Eurodale's Jim Cunningham in Sustainable Builder Magazine

Jim Cunningham was featured in the July issue of Sustainable Builder Magazine commenting on how government based grants and incentives are motivating homeowners to incorporate greener items into their homes.  Jim currently sits on the Renovators Council and the Green Committee with BILD.  You can read the article and more on Sustainable Building here.