And That's a Wrap on 2019!!

It's December babey and we know what that means.... work winds down and we get ready for the holiday period.  We had so many different projects this year from Renovations to Decks, Bathrooms, Kitchens and Wine Cellars...  We have met so many wonderful clients and are thankful for the diversity in our projects this year that injected a bubble of fun into each new day.  We look forward to more of it in the new year!

While most things work wise settle down for us, personally things start to ramp up... for us crazy cats it means that we start putting down the tools on our clients' projects and pick up the tools on our own very new project!  For those of your who aren't up with the latest goss, we finally finished our acreage reno we have been working on for 3 years and before we could raise a glass in celebration, we sold it in an off the market deal within days of completion.  This was a bittersweet moment in time for us as we were celebrating not only the finish of the hard work we had put into our gorgeous renovation but also the fact that it was the longest home we have ever lived in (3 years).  As friends and colleagues caught wind of the news the roll of the eyes and the "I can't believe you are moving again!" comments started to flow!  I suppose it came as a little surprise to some (some not as they know us too well) as the most common comment for anyone coming to our homes are "so when are you moving?" in a sarcastic voice! My favourite and somewhat relatable comment was by someone who likened us to a "Kinder Surprise" because they never know what surprise their going to get when they see us! laughing  To me that was somewhat amusing and very appropriate! Touche!.  My comment back over the last 3 years was that we loved that home and would not be selling anytime soon (that was of course my honest opinion up until this new project hit the market LOL!)  Yep we are mad and crazy but this is our life and we enjoy it... however truth be told we do appear to be slowing down.... i mean instead of moving every year we are now moving every 3 years so that has to say something right?!! LOL.  I'm aiming to break our 3 year record with this home!

The only reason we contemplated selling was that a home we have been eyeing off for the past few years since moving to the area, literally a street away, had gone on the market and we were eager to secure it!  I'm not sure what the reason is behind us literally finishing homes and selling them before we get to actually enjoy the final product but we do it EVERY time!  I guess it's the industry that we are in and the fact we are very driven, motivated and genuinely passionate about our craft which means we simply cannot sit still if we see an opportunity present itself.  This new home certainly did and sucked us in hook line and sinker.  Having been left unfinished for over 4 years we have driven past time and time again wishing we could get our hands on it and create the beautiful home that it had the potential to be.   It had all the ingredients we look for when buying a home... the street in our opinion is one of the nicest in the area with beautiful quality homes, a great family feel which was important to us for our kids and the home has masses of potential being on acreage and a design/floor plan and features that we loved. 

So while others take a vacation, sip their wine and enjoy their new Christmas presents we will be working towards getting the new Swimming Pool finished, doing some ground works, getting some sort of landscaping started, installing our front fence and honing in on the design elements that will compliment this homes bones and ultimately bang our signature Brad & Lise stamp on it.  With every home we do personally I change our design style so this one excites me focussing on a Palm Springs vibe cool.  I will base one of my blogs early next year on why I love this design style and how I am incorporating it into this home.  

We constantly get asked for photos of our personal projects from friends and people we meet so I decided to start an Instagram Page called Brad_Lise_Create_Utopia so our candid unpolished journey can be followed by anyone that's interested!  Feel free to follow us too!

We will take a little time to sit back relax and get ready for 2020 but I don't know when?! For now we just need to breathe and keep going!

While we have the energy (and time) we would like to wish all of you a Safe and Merry Christmas and look forward to what 2020 brings when we get back mid January!


Take Care,

Lise & Brad




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