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Barb Hoinkes


Relationship: Client
Project Date: August 2015
Project Price: more than $100,000

As a result of a positive reference from a family member, we asked Kim from Creative Home Decorating to help us with our new build in London, Ontario. Kim helped us remotely, by email and phone, and we met while I happened to be in Calgary. She was wonderful to work with and always accommodated our deadlines and schedules.

She helped us with our lighting plan and fixture selection, helped selected our master ensuite flooring and wall tile, all from afar. She reviewed all our floor plans, cabinetry, and walk-in closet designs, and gave us really helpful suggestions that we were able to incorporate.

Kim is very positive and friendly, and most importantly, she really listened to our vision and gave us recommendations that fit within our taste. She is also highly knowledgeable about the practical aspects of building a home. I highly recommend working with Kim!

Karen Dalton

Relationship: Client
Project Date: April 2016
Project Price: $10,000 – $49,999

Kim and her team did a fantastic job on my “Pretty Kitchen Makeover”. She took my outdated 80’s kitchen and gave me a clean, fresh, updated kitchen that I love to spend time in. When we first called Kim, we had a few ideas of what we wanted changed, but she came back with a complete plan with options.

She respected our budget – giving us options and working with us to find the best areas to splurge. It was a good mix of how much to include us in the shopping and decision making. After a couple of shopping trips to find the “big stuff”, I asked Kim to do the shopping. She went off and came back with options to choose from. Rather than replacing the old builder’s doors, they added molding and painted them – they look like new doors, but at a fraction of the cost – something I wouldn’t have thought of.

From start to finish the entire job took only 6 weeks. We painted the ceilings and walls and replaced the baseboards in the whole main floor and in the kitchen we replaced the lighting, added crown molding, changed out a couple of cabinets, painted the cabinets, replaced the countertops and backsplash and floors. So that is FAST!

The team were all friendly and respectful of our time and the fact that we didn’t move out. The even made friends with our little dog who was left at home some of the time.

I am already looking forward to our next project together.