Our Past Work
Every single project that we have completed has been a unique and enjoyable experience! In a renovation, there are always different challenges and this what keeps it exciting for us. Homeowners tell us that the ease of using the space afterwards is what makes it worth the initial inconvenience for them. Having doors that open properly, floors that are level and spaces that are warm and efficient translate to being able to enjoy their days off with family!

The Century Home 1

A smaller project that included some much needed maintenance for this 1893 home in Belleville, ON. Improving the old, deteriorating joists in the basement, leveling out the floors, replacing some windows, a new metal roof and adding a second bathroom made this space feel maintained and ready for a busy family! The main floor bathroom, laundry and mud room have been renovated to make them more user friendly and attractive. Keeping the original character in place included refinishing much of the original wood floors and stairs.

The Century Home 2

Another stage to this ongoing restoration was completed and includes updating the kitchen cabinets and restoring the original Pine Plank Floors. An upgrade of the hydro system as well as new thermal pane windows throughout the main floor were the practical side of the work. It was a shame to see the old seeded glass go, but unfortunately they were no longer efficient at all. They will be reused in part for other projects and for some Creative Design in the garden and on the porch!

The Cottage

This tiny, 570 square foot cottage in Quinte West had charm and a fantastic waterfront lot, but with only 1 tiny bedroom it felt a little claustrophobic. To take advantage of the incredible view of the Island and Lake Ontario, it was determined that adding a 2nd story was the best way to improve this structure.

It now boasts 2 comfortable bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open concept great room and charming sunroom/office to enjoy the peaceful lapping of the water from. Behind the scenes included a new septic system, a complete gut of the existing cottage to add structure and all new services. It is like a brand new home, but still has the charm and character that makes it feel like a place to relax!

The Heritage Building
This Heritage building in Picton, ON had the misfortune of experiencing a fire in the building. We replaced all of the damaged materials and also took the opportunity to correct some deficiencies that most 1830’s home have tucked away! These older buildings always have some unique and trying surprises.  This one was no exception! Removing all materials gave us the opportunity to add insulation in the walls where previously there wasn’t any, as well as remove some old wiring and plumbing that were well past their time.
Wellington Basement Renovation
This beautiful newer bungalow in Wellington, Ontario sustained water damage during the severe rainstorms in the Spring of 2017. The flood impacted much of the building materials in the finished basement. Fortunately, we were able to get it dried out, fixed up, and looking great for family gatherings on the Canada Day long weekend!

The Farmhouse

This historic Farmhouse needed some rejuvenation and updating after serving a local family in the Farming Industry for decades. My clients fell in love with eh landscape and the charm of the home and its great bones. Looking forward to years of family getaways and rural experiences, their family wanted to make it their own reflecting their personalities, taste and lifestyle.

The Lakehouse

The homeowners purchased this beautiful lake house to use as a family Cottage. With over 2400 square feet it met their needs but had not been updated in years. Part of the home was already an addition and did not have a central heating system. These homeowners wanted to be able to use the entire space year-round so duct work was added since we already had a furnace in the main portion of the home.

Sunroom Addition

This newer Bungalow in a retirement community ticked all the boxes with the exception of a sunroom. Previously there it only being a small step at the rear of the property so we undertook to add a 14 foot by 14 foot addition with a nice L-shaped deck surrounding. Many of the Finish selections were chosen to match the existing home. This space is a four-season sunroom and will be enjoyed all year round. The large cabinets are a pull-down Murphy bed for guests when they stay to be able to have some privacy at the opposite end of the home.

Karman Contracting Inc.

Proudly offering our professional renovation and project management services to Belleville, Quinte West, Prince Edward County, and the surrounding areas.