"Frank Cole, our builder, pointed us to James for the design. He told us, "If James can draw it, I can build it." So we didn't exactly choose him - but I'm glad we worked with James. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
"We had no idea what condition the house was in when we bought it. We knew there was a lot we needed to rework. As it turned out, the house also had a lot of fundamental problems such as potentially dangerous wiring. Because we'd already sold our existing home, these problems made the renovation timeline a tight one.
"James also designed an office/project area and revamped the front entry. Formerly, the "front door" was behind the house, facing a lake. The door facing the front was inside a screened porch that probably wouldn't meet code. He created a new entrance on the street-side of the house with a foyer that's different and interesting.
"Except for my coat closet (inside joke), James did everything we asked him to do in the timeframe we needed. We'd give him our requirements. He'd brainstorm, then give us options. We'd pick one and he'd continue down the path based on that choice.
"I couldn't have asked for anything more regarding his perception of what we needed. He got the job done.
"There's nothing I would change about the renovation. I don't know of a mistake we made."
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