My wife and I are so happy that we discovered Beckman Design & Co. and we would strongly recommend them!
Our daughters' bathroom needed updating, so we started to purchase some of the larger pieces ourselves, but what we really needed was a project manager and designer who was able to not only complete the vision we had for the bathroom, but also coordinate all the intricacies of renovating a bathroom. Our initial search for the right company, led to responses such as "Your project is too small for us" or "We only deal with high end needs" and it was pretty disheartening. As luck would have it, we noticed Beckman & Co.'s sign posted in front of a house that was recently sold and called them up.
Right from the beginning the communication was very positive and they concentrated on us and our needs instead of the “worth” of the project. We were able to quickly setup an appointment for an initial visit. We met Carmel and it was great. She’s personable and friendly, more importantly she listened to our situation, came up with some additional design suggestions, and within a few day we had established an estimate and a project plan.
Once the work started, the project only took 2.5 weeks and that’s including some pre-planned vacation by a contractor, if not, it would have even been faster! The service providers and contractors that Beckman Design & Co. brought in were fantastic. The attention to detail and care to make things perfect was impeccable, and they were very clean and tidy! Even with the demolition process, the mess was confined within the bathroom. I was also impressed with Beckman Design & Co.’s support of the local community by sourcing materials and labour locally when possible.
Beckman Design & Co. was able to deliver the quality and vision of what was promised on scope, on budget, and on schedule! In addition, communication was fantastic and any concerns or questions we would have, Carmel would reply quickly with the answers we were looking for.
In summary, if you’re planning on getting any type of work done, be it a room or an entire house, I would definitely give Beckman Design & Co. a call!
Jason and Lindsay - Ladner, BC
We hired Carmel to redesign our brutally dated master bath. It was a full gut and given we have a 4 year old, we were not excited the idea of the stress a reno typically brings with it. We've done other rooms in our house with other designers, but Carmel was recommended highly by a friend. BEST. DECISION. EVER. She acted as designer, general contractor, psychologist, etc! The project came in under budget and under time. Never seen that before with a reno. The contractors she brought in were incredible, friendly and trustworthy. The end result is simply an incredible bathroom. Carmel will definitely be getting our next reno project.
Justin and Eran - Tsawwassen, BC
I meet Carmel on a full home floor/trim reno I was doing where she was the designer. We worked together on some of her more complex wainscotting feature wall ideas which looked fantastic when done. Carmel was bang on with all of her drawings and calculations, everything on her end was perfect from the design/distances she calculated to the amount of each trim needed for each feature wall. She is a true professional, I highly recommend her to add value to your home.
Nathaniel of Chimera Flooring
As a Realtor, over the years I have had the pleasure of selling homes that have been staged, and Designed by Carmel Beckman. This always made for an easy sale... and the desire to renovate my home; always loving the design choices she had made. When it finally came time for changes in our home (Or when I finally talked my husband into it) I was excited to contact Beckman Design & Co to help with the process. This initial meeting was a huge success. She took my "Pinterest" ideas and changed them for the better. I was thrilled with the paint colour choices (I would not have initially chosen myself, & so happy with the result) as well as her idea for custom "millwork" walls which are incredible and unique. The attention to detail (or perfection) was appreciated. Even meeting with our tile and wood work installers in home, and meeting me to choose cabinets and counters in store. Opening my eyes to quartz counters And changing the specs of the original counters to add additional bar seating! (All things I wouldn't have thought of). She contacted me at different times with some ideas for light fixtures and other small details that have made our reno a huge success. Lastly, but not least Carmel kept me within my budget (surprisingly under budget actually, with her fabulous contractor discounts!) I would not hesitate to recommend Beckman Design & Co both professionally and personally.