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Realty investment, done right.

Our clients here in Hamilton just sold their home in less than a week for full asking price. We worked with these particular clients during a three phase renovation process – 1) main floor 2) 2nd floor 3) basement. To keep costs down, we designed and assembled/installed an IKEA kitchen for them and added a touch of elegance with Bosch …

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Modern redesign with a return client

On every project SMPL is involved in, the end goal is a happy customer – and a happy customer a lot of the time means a repeat customer. This project was designed in our office in late 2013, and we were able to visit the space yesterday to see the end result. It was an old indoor pool space with …

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Reduce the tear-down mentality

Our clients in Oakville love the lot their home sits on; the trees on the property and its orientation to maximize daylight – but they LOVE modern design and need more space. That’s where SMPL stepped in. We created this concept design with the intent of keeping the entire existing structure intact (in behind) and building out to give the …

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Concept Complete … New Modern Build … Burlington, Ontario, Canada

This new home design, by SMPL DESIGN STUDIO, will be built this year just off Appleby Line in Burlington, Ontario. The rear facade of the home will feature a 22′ wall of glass to take full advantage of the creek and woods views. The front of the home shows off the subterranean garage, brick-wood and panel siding assemblies, as well …

The power and drawback to internet communications

Over the years, as our company has developed, we’ve noticed a trend: clients schedules are getting busier and busier, which means internet communications are a key device in moving the design process forward and not stalling out. Its not uncommon for me to have 4-500 emails back and forth between clients during the design process to finalize details for a …

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Chic Farmhouse .Revamp.

This vinyl sided farmhouse located in Arthur, Ontario, has seen some wear and tear over the years and is ready for an upgrade as well as addition. This project entails a mudroom, front entry addition, and an oversized single car garage all located on the main floor. It also includes a master suite and mud room addition on the second …

Clients progress in beautiful B.C.

Our clients have been busy since October 15th building this custom two family home on an amazing property atop the quaint town of Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Polished concrete heated floors, on demand hot water, locally sourced timbers and custom built on site cabinetry are a few of the intricate elements of this build. This is the 5th building design …

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Cost of Architectural Design Services

Cost of design services in our industry can vary drastically from one company to the next. As can the quality of service received per dollar invested. We don’t typically price our jobs on a cost per square foot basis – especially renovations or additions – but generally speaking for a new home design we tend to float around the 2$ per …

Training our new co-op student

This week, SMPL signed an agreement to bring Julia Mancini from Hamilton (currently attending Mohawk college), to come on board and work with SMPL for an 8 month paid co-op placement. Her background includes a degree and work experience with urban planning, as well as a degree and work experience as an architectural technician. She’s currently expanding her field of …

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Modern Renovation in Oakville, Ontario

A picture is worth a thousand words. For these potential clients, a few quick gestures with the pencil on our end can really help capture an end goal without investing too much time. Even in today’s world of 3D modelling, and fancy computer rendering software…sometimes a pencil, some paper, and a snapshot from google earth is all you need! Are …