Project Design

First Pass

The success of any project usually rests on the  quality of its design. We take this to heart and do not stop our design process until you are happy with the results. The first phase is there to get something down on paper so you can see what is possible. The average project design  has about 4 to five rounds of revision phases. The goal here is to play with the options at hand and get a feel for what construction costs will be associated with each aspect of your design.

  • narrow down layout
  • start to figure out the look and feel of the finished home
  • use 3d walkthroughs to get sense of space 
design meeting to floor plan on a tablet
Design Revision


This is the meat and potatoes of our whole design development process. We take your initial design feedback and use that to revise your plans accordingly. as you progress towards a final design you are happy with, we introduce more layers into each revised version of your design. Such as kitchen cabinet visuals, wall treatments, flooring choices and paint colours.  All done with photo realistic renderings of both the interior and exterior of your  homes design. 

  • revise till it is perfect
  • add cabinetry details 
  • add finishes 
  • photo realistic renderings to help better visualize your new home
kitchen rendering


for this stage your home design is complete and you are happy with the look and feel of everything. We take those plans and add the necessary information to send them in for a zoning review and then for a building permit itself. This process can take a while as the city doesn’t move quickly to approve anything these days. During the permitting timeframe we set out our project budget and schedule, along with our start date . this gives you the time need to get things organized on you end. whether it is to find another place to live or just rework the one your in so we can do the required work. All of it has to be done be fore we can start any sort of work on the build itself.

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“Woodsmith Construction Inc. recently completed a full-home renovation on our place, including underpinning and adding a third floor. We couldn’t be happier with the results and the level of service that we received from Chris and his entire team. Chris is an absolute professional who is extremely knowledgeable, dedicated to his craft and was exceptionally responsive at all points in the project to all of our questions and concerns. For us, this timely communication provided a level of comfort and assurance – I cannot imagine doing a project of this scale without it! During the project, the worksite was kept so clean – our neighbours consistently commented on how great and respectful the team was. We were able to complete a huge project with very little tension and to me, that speaks volumes about the manner in which the project was carried out. In terms of the results, we are thrilled. The workmanship, detail and solid construction of our home are all that we hoped for. This workmanship and level of service continued through the final stages of the project, when we were completing the finishing touches. Chris ensured that every small detail was arranged for and completed. Obviously, we highly recommend Woodsmith Construction and are grateful to Chris and his team for the amazing work, professionalism and service they provided.”
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“The Woodsmith team did a phenomenal job of rebuilding our house to match our dream on-time and within our budget. Chris (the owner) was always accessible, open to ideas and patient with questions. This made all the difference for us. He understands that a job of this scale is something that an owner will likely only do once, and he offered great advice and put all our fears at ease. We constantly knew exactly how we were tracking to our budget (to the dollar) and our job site was clean and orderly at all times (which our neighbours very much appreciated). We were nervous about our year-long adventure in renos (we’ve all heard horror stories), but Chris helped us spread out decisions over time and provided clear options for any challenges his team encountered, making that year a surprisingly pleasant one. All of the work was top-quality and has garnered unsolicited positive comments from anyone who sees our home (including other contractors working in our neighbourhood). I have no problem recommending Woodsmith; you will be in very good hands.”
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"We were very pleased with the results of our renovation project completed by Chris and his team at Woodsmith Construction. As well as a great end-product, Chris provided excellent customer communication services throughout the whole process that were greatly appreciated! We would have no hesitation in recommending Woodsmith Construction and in fact have already booked them for a second project."
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"Woodsmith construction just completed a gut job and garage addition for my husband and I and it was the best experience I could have hoped for especially given all the renovation horror stories we have heard. They were so professional, helpful, diligent and responsive and the quality of the renovation was first class. I would recommend anyone to hire Woodsmith construction for all their needs whether it is a renovation or a new build. We could not be happier with the outcome and our newly renovated home"
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