July 1, 2015
To: Barry Shaw & Associates, Inc.
From: Lbellock [via Houzz.com] Re: Post-Construction/Home Evaluation Review
Barry Shaw designed and constructed a second story addition of 1,100 sq. ft. to our 1,500 sq. ft. home. He incorporated everything from our wish list in a fabulous and functional design. We love our new home and all of it’s features.
Over the course of (10) months, his crew worked tirelessly to expand our garage and connect it to the house, add a mud room, pantry, expand and redesign the kitchen, redesign parts of the bottom floor, as well as add three bedrooms and three bathrooms to our new second floor, all while keeping the original footprint and aesthetic of our house. The project was completed sooner than expected, though it did exceed our budget.
Barry Shaw is an excellent designer. He created a modern, yet comfortable, home and added unique design elements such as our wooden ceiling in the living room (which we get compliments on all the time). We were very pleased with his design from the very beginning and changed very few things. Barry also gave us guidance on the finishing touches and interior design such as cabinetry, flooring and tile. It was very helpful to have a professional set of eyes at these intimidating decisions.
We are thrilled with the overall design of the house. Even when the project was complete, Barry was reachable and instrumental in repairing/replacing items in the house. When our housekeeper broke one of the wall sconces, Barry was able to get us a new one within days, even when the store insisted they were sold out.
He is currently helping us search for a discontinued tile that broke on our shower floor. I have no doubt Barry will find it and replace it.