Improvements

A list of improvements that we have made over the years.

Location Description Date Cost
Entry Way
BAM installed alarm system 26JUL2011 $723
Powder Room
Replaced toilet seat with Kohler Cache soft close version. 06DEC2014 $43
Office
Office Added 2 wall cabinets from IKEA. 05AUG2011 $200
Had another Ethernet jack installed on the south wall. 15JUL2011 $50
Replaced ceiling light with a 90-watt, 6000 lumen Tech Lighting Timbre Linear Suspension chandelier. 25APR2020 $311
Living/Dining
Replaced window wall MIRO hardware (aluminium) with ICON handles (316 stainless steel). 04DEC2014 $650
Had 3M Prestige 50 window film installed on the window wall. 28JUN2012 $851
Installed Hunter Douglas shades on the window wall. 11JUL2019 $1,818
Installed window coverings 04NOV2014 $3,357
Replaced builder special dining chandelier with artwork from Tracey Barnes (the artist). 09JUL2012 $1,850
Kitchen
Installed NON lighting (IKEA) above the cabinets and a remote switch. 08NOV2011 $60
Replaced the builder-installed Insinkerator Badger 5 garbage disposal with an Insinkerator Compact Evolution which is more powerful and much quieter. 26FEB2015 $174
Renovated the south wall of the kitchen. We:
  • Moved the new Sub-Zero refrigerator to the west end.
  • Moved the pantry to the east end and gave it 7 shelves instead of 5. While narrower, only lost 3% of the storage capacity.
  • Replaced the microwave with a Miele speed oven.
  • Replaced the dual-fuel range with a Wolf gas hob and a Miele convection oven.
  • Added a Sub-Zero wine cooler.
  • Installed all new lighting.
17OCT2017 $52,719
Replaced the builder-installed lowest end Bosch dishwasher with a Miele dishwasher which is super quiet. 04FEB2019 $1,710
Reading Room (West Bedroom)
Window coverings 31AUG2016 $1,935
Replaced HomeDepot fan with Big Ass Fan 13OCT2020 $943
Middle Bedroom
Shared Bathroom
Replaced toilet seat with Kohler Cache soft close version. 06DEC2014 $43
Window covering 31AUG2016 $498
Laundry Closet
Added overhead shelves 08AUG2011 $90
Master Bedroom
Replaced HomeDepot fan with Big Ass Fan 13OCT2020 $943
Master Bathroom
Add Enduroshield to shower glass 29JUN2011 $333
Replaced builder-installed 3-inch fan with Panasonic Whisper Green 100 CFM fan. 12OCT2017 $150
Toto toilet with washlet MW6423046CEFG#01 18NOV2019 $1,920
Runtal Versus towel warmer 01MAY2019 $2,464
Window coverings 21MAR2019 $1,028
Added electrical for toileet and towel warmer. 29APR2019 $450
Master Closet
Media Room (Basement)
Window coverings 12OCT2013 $320
Basement Bathroom
Replaced toilet seat with Kohler Cache soft close version. 06DEC2014 $43
Added Moen 90° towel bar 13JUL2017 $50
Basement Bedroom
Installed safe in closet floor 18JUL2011 $364
Window coverings 14OCT2013 $120
Mechanical Room
Installed a backup sump pump and battery backup. Installed sump diverter 12OCT2012 $1,200
Installed track lights. 01MAY20112 $77
IKEA BRĂ˜DER Shelving 12APR2012 $293
Wood Shelving 02FEB2012 $70
Exterior (Front)
Planted maple tree in verge, planted boxwoods and buckthorns 01MAY2012 $2,000
Fixes (which did not work) for sump water problems 01MAY2013 $2,350
Patio 21JUN2013 $4,381
Pear tree 22MAY2019 $840
Exterior (Rear)
Stain fence (both sides, 9 gals) 26MAY2014 $247
Patio, trees, planter box, lighting 10MAY2012 $5,541
Trellises 10APR2012 $906
Garage
Installed Masonite over rough shelf surface. 13SEP2011 $90
Installed Rachio sprinkler controller. 27MAY2019 $215
Total $85,378