True Craftsmanship

Much care went into restoring and enhancing the original architecture of this 1920s house, built in the popular Craftsman style of its time – quarter sawn wood being one of its hallmarks – and the interior remodel was designed to match. Quarter sawn is a style of woodcutting that is more costly because it is a method that requires greater labour than the standard cut, but also yields results of a higher caliber. It better reveals valued characteristics of wood (typically oak) such as greater strength, durability, and is easier to match the grain from separate pieces for carpentry.

The 16 × 20 addition expands the house to include a new master bedroom on the top floor, a 3rd level library loft area and an additional bathroom. On the main floor, it extends the kitchen that flows into a new family room, which opens out to the backyard.

The boosted comforts of the home promises many years of cherished residence and the extensive craftsmanship makes for a one-of-a-kind house built to last for generations.

About the Builder

Bill Meek is a soft-spoken, down-to-earth kind of guy. Straight forward. Articulate. No hidden agendas. Quality. His company, W.C. Meek Design & Construction is that way, too. Meek began his residential, design/build contracting business as a university house painter. He learned the importance of finishing jobs to perfection; attention to detail. He also built upon his knowledge of design and architecture through post secondary education and hard work. Meek started his construction business in the Leaside and Beaches area ten years ago, and still stands by his “Build in theory, before you build in Reality” standard, meaning clients need to know costs from the beginning of the project - not just the ballpark or cost per square footage methods. "Projects must be built on paper first-so they are not built on unexpected dollars later." W.C. Meek builds with lasting craftsmanship, believing that quality takes time and dedication.

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“BUILD IN THEORY, BEFORE YOU BUILD IN REALITY” W.C. Meek Design and Construction Ltd. was established in 1999. Our designs, construction and project management services are available in central Toronto and surrounding areas. We have a wide array of expertise: Residential Renovations, Restorations, Additions, New Homes, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Basements, Wine Cellars and Custom Cabinetry. W.C. Meek uses experienced in-house and sub-contracted professional tradesman for the entire scope of the project. The combination of both employee and sub-contractor working as a team results in high-end, quality, finished products, on a consistent basis. W.C. Meek will undertake projects of any size, as long as the Client wants to do a proper job with no short cuts, and the Client realizes that good workmanship, materials and service have a relative cost, and will take a realistic timeline to execute. We believe quality takes time and dedication. W.C. Meek stands for lasting craftsmanship! For an initial consultation, call us at 416-690-1919 or email us at [email protected]! Visit our website to view our Showcase of previous projects.



A Word or Two About Design Styles

Feb 28, 2012 by BiglarKinyan Design Partnership Inc.

When it comes to renovating the home, most homeowners have difficulty describing the style that they want. With the amount of jargon and the subtle difference between the styles, you'd have to be an architecture historian to tell them apart. The following are brief descriptions of the most popular interior design styles meant to give you an edge in choosing and talking about the styles you like.

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Modern Classic by BKDP

Feb 28, 2012 by BiglarKinyan Design Partnership Inc.

The new kitchen was a part of a full ground level renovation in a modern classic style. Our goal was to make every elevation, however pragmatic, a balanced visual composition with interesting visual elements.

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The Updated Kitchen

Jan 01, 2012 by Clements Interiors

An out-of-date kitchen original to the home needed to be updated to reflect the new homeowners' desire to have a kitchen, which more accurately reflected their need for more storage and larger work surfaces.

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The Evolution of a Dream

Jan 13, 2012 by Dream Kitchens

Stunning all-wood dark cabinets add character and class to any kitchen. New granite countertops and hardwood floors allow the cabinets to stand-out.

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High Efficiency, Dual-Flush Toilets- Warehouse Sale

Jul 10, 2011 by Water Matrix

Tested to ensure optimum flushing performance, the Meridian dual-flush toilet features stylish design with the functionality of an optional 3.5 litre or 6.0 litre flush to meet the demand for reliability and water efficiency for today’s discerning homeowners. Maximize your water savings Minimize your water bill Pay only the HST

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Pure Air™ System

Jun 28, 2011 by Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

The Pure Air™ system improves air quality throughout your home.

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Restored Victorian

May 24, 2011 by Bayden Build & Renovate

Giving the house a fresh look while being true to its original look from the 1890’s, this Renovation project has been nominated for the 2011 Cabbagetown Restoration Award.

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The Britannia House

May 02, 2011 by Kurmak Builders

A bright new contemporary kitchen with walk-in pantry and skylight – what more could one ask for? How about an additional third bedroom and an addition to the main floor that creates a new master bedroom with an expanded ensuite? This stunning renovation inspires awe and envy.

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Addition with Accessibility

Mar 23, 2011 by The Construction Group

The home owner wanted to add more square footage to the house and at the same time wanted to ensure that the house would have enhanced accessibility.

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A Complex Beauty

Mar 09, 2011 by Latitude

This design-forward kitchen, combining both stunning Marble and Quartz countertops, won an award at the Annual National Design Competition presented by the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

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Elegance and Flair

Mar 01, 2011 by Kitchen Magic Custom Refacing & Cabinetry

The upgraded amenities make the kitchen state-of-the-art, yet still provide the warmth of a homey kitchen.