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    RCID Office – Chapter 5: Office Renovation Finalized

    RCID Office – Chapter 5: Office Renovation Finalized

    As most of you know…we have MOVED to a new office space in Marda Loop?

    Moving In…Finalizing the Space

    Well, this is it!  We’ve moved in and have adjusted to the awesome new area; Marda Loop!  We love the fun vibrant area, and the central location to…EVERYTHING.  We had a busy Fall, but managed to get everything moved in, and are feeling more settled.  So I thought that I would take a minute to show you the finalized space…we hope you like it as much as we are enjoying it.  We are feeling very blessed.

    Landscaping & Signage

    Thank you to Plantalandscape for getting the backyard landscaped prior to the snowfall.  Being as it is snow filled now, I don’t have a tonne of photos at this time, but I am looking forward to seeing it in the summer months again.  I am so grateful that we were able to get the backyard cleaned up and finalized.  The front awning just finished the front entry. We are so excited to have our logo up on 33 Ave SW!

    Boardroom/Kitchen

    We love how quaint our new little office is.  We hope that our clients feel a warm, hospitable space as they enter the front door.  We are a small high-end residential design firm, and this space displays that vibe.  The boardroom has a nice fireplace to add warmth to the space, as well as a lot of our fabric books for ease of viewing.

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    Offices/Kitchenette

    The offices are shared but offer ample space for us to social distance and create!  The kitchenette is a good break space.

    Dining Room/Additional Meeting Space

    I love to spend time in there and in the dining room at the banquette.  It is so nice to see outside (get inspired) and create with natural light!  This new little vanity in our bathroom was done by Elegant Cabinetry.  They do such a great job on cabinets like this…

    Back Hall & Stairwell

    Thank you to  Divine Flooring, Prestige and Cartwright for making our back hallway look so good!

    Garage/Warehouse

    The garage is finished, and I love how much room we actually have in there! Looking forward to filling it up.  One of my favorite things is the corregated black metal siding…I love the aesthetic on it.

    Thank you…

    We are so excited to have worked closely with Rockcreek Builders on this transformation.  Thank you to all of the trades and suppliers that helped us. Below are a list of people/ companies that I would like to recognize with a special shout out:

    Brent, Brett & Aric; Rockcreek Builders & Team and all of the Rockcreek Subtrades

    Gary; Prime Electrical

    Harry; Eon Plumbing

    Cindy; Wolsely Studio

    Josh; Cartwright Lighting

    Ashley, Anthony & Katie; Divine Flooring & Team

    Anca; Tile Setter

    Kim, Ian & Francois; Elegant Cabinetry & Team

    Ben & Cody; Prestige Staircase & Team

    Celtic Finishing Team

    Cory; Rokosh Painting

    Kevin; Vernon Painting & Team

    Maria, Frank & Andrea; Planta Landscape & Team

    Jerry; Kingdom Doors

    Mike; Calgary Tent & Awning

    Lux Windows

    Ross & Avery Ewaniuk

    Vern Cote

    The RCID Team

    Paul & Quinn, Monarch Messenger

    **Anyone else that I may have not named here that helped us with the space…

    Thank you…again!

     

    Photo Credits:

    Shellard Photography

    https://rochellecotedesign.com/blogs/news/rcid-office-chapter-5-office-renovation-finalized

    RCID Office – Chapter 4: Office Renovation Update

    RCID Office – Chapter 4: Office Renovation Update

    We have MOVED to a new office space in Marda Loop! Follow us as we share the process of transforming an old home into a new office.

     

    Interior Finalizing

    We have most of the upstairs office finalized. We are so excited to have majority of the deficiencies cleaned up and it is ready for us to start operating fully! Elegant Cabinetry came to put on all of the doors and handles in the kitchenette. The appliances were installed, and the office was cleaned. It is ready for us on a daily basis now, and we are working to get it 100% set up with furniture.

    Blind & Drapery Install & Moving…

    We had the new blinds and drapery installed, and we started moving our office over towards the end of the month. The drapery was moved from our last office, and was shortened and cleaned.

    We are still getting settled, but will be posting final photos once we have everything finalized.

    Continuation of Garage/Warehouse Build…

    The garage framing is started, and we are hoping to have the garage completed in the next week or so. This will act as our warehouse space, and we are hoping will allow for a tone of storage. The garage is fully framed now, and they have started the roof shingling, exterior siding and soffits. We should be fully up and running in no time.

     

    Please stay tuned as we continue to show you the transformation, leading up to the final product! We are so excited to be working closely with Rockcreek Builders on this transformation. Thank you to all the trades and suppliers that are helping us along the way.

    RCID Office – Chapter 3: Office Renovation Update

    RCID Office – Chapter 3: Office Renovation Update

    We have MOVED to a new office space in Marda Loop! Follow us as we share the process of transforming an old home into a new office.

     

    Exterior Painting

    Finally with all of the exterior stucco repairs complete we were able to start painting and see a real transformation. Of course we had to do Benjamin Moore, Black 2132-10 on the exterior! We are hoping to match the garage with some metal siding!

    Drywall & More Drywall...

    We had to do quite a bit of work in the basement, including a lot of drywall. Rezoning the space to commercial required a lot of Type X drywall to create a fire separation from the basement to the main floor. We added a mechanical room door and sprinkler system in the mechanical room!

    Garage/Warehouse Build

    With downsizing to a smaller space, we still needed space for warehousing! Thinking a 4 -car garage should help with our warehousing needs and be able to be part of a multi-family project at a later date…we moved forward with the garage build. Rock Creek Builders has been awesome to work with on this part of the project, and they have been managing all of the fantastic trades to help pull this together quickly. Here are some pics of excavation, foundation, backfill, and framing…should be a few more weeks and we should have some AMAZING storage space!

     

     

    Please stay tuned as we continue to show you the transformation, leading up to the final product! We are so excited to be working closely with Rockcreek Builders on this transformation. Thank you to all the trades and suppliers that are helping us along the way.

    RCID Office Reno – Chapter 2: Office Renovation Update

    RCID Office Reno – Chapter 2: Office Renovation Update

    We are moving to a new office space in Marda Loop! Follow us as we share the process of transforming an old home into a new office.

     

    Front Yard Repair

    With the dated steps taken out, we had new, treated wood entryway stairs built. To the house, we removed the large cedar trees and added planter boxes to give the exterior a bit of a facelift. While we love trees, the cedars were too close to the house, blocking all natural light on the inside, and had grown into the gutters causing damage to the eavestroughs.

    Basement Demo & Rework/ Framing

    The basement needed some repairs. There was a crack in the foundation that needed to be filled to make sure that there was no water coming into the basement. There was a new exterior wall built along the foundation, and the plumbing rework and electrical rewire started while the ceiling was fully exposed. Aric from Rockcreek Builders framed in a new staircase from Prestige Stairs, and began the framing on the fireplace. Having removed the old unit, new framework was constructed for our new unit from Classic Fireplace.  It has come along way since this stage, but it is interesting to see the rebuild and wanted to share this stage.

     

     

     

    Please stay tuned as we continue to show you the transformation, leading up to the final product!  We are so excited to be working closely with Rockcreek Builders on this transformation.  Thank you to all the trades and suppliers that are helping us along the way.

    RCID Office Reno – Chapter 1

    RCID Office Reno – Chapter 1

    Well, we can’t believe it, but we are MOVING! We have a new office space in Marda Loop on 33rd Ave SW. We are so excited to be in that awesome area…and we are excited to be transforming an existing residence into office space. Stay tuned for the progress on a weekly basis, and to help us celebrate the transformation of our RCID Office!

     

    Prior To Possession

    We first looked at the property in November of 2019. This has been awhile in the making, a long-held dream to own our office space. As 2020 began, with all of its challenges and questions, we decided to move forward, even as uncertainly clouded the world with the development of the COVID-19 pandemic. We knew it would raise additional challenges, but we decided that facing those challenges is the only way to make it through.

    We took possession of the property on July 7th, 2020, and the cleanup began immediately. It has been a lot of work since the beginning. We worked closely with the City of Calgary on the rezone, making sure that all the necessary permits were in place.

     

     

    Week 1

    To start making some room for all our ideas, we sold some of the existing appliances and light fixtures. The entire basement suite needed to be removed, as did the front step, and the back awning…everywhere we looked, there were more things to pull out, in order to get a clean slate to start fresh. It was a lot of work, but it was fun to get dirty and hands-on in the demo process.

    Before

    Here are some before-photos. While they don’t look like much, we know we will love to look back on them as we transform the home into our office!

     

     

    Please stay tuned as we show you the transformation week by week, leading up to the reveal of the final product! We are so excited to be working closely with Rockcreek Builders on this transformation. Thank you to all the trades and suppliers that are helping us along the way.