The Rosedale Home
We engaged the services of Lee from DUO as an interior designer and project manager to undertake significant renovations to our home in Rosedale during 2012. The brief was an unusual one given our stipulation that the renovations were to enhance the current aesthetics of the unusually architecturally designed home and to provide practical living solutions for our family.
Lee and her team met our brief perfectly and achieved a Master Builders Award for best renovations in its category in NSW. We are personally delighted with the result that was achieved.
From the outset Lee understood and was responsive to our requirements for our home. We both work full time and were heavily reliant on Lee to guide and oversee the entire process. Given our time restraints, Lee prepared a portfolio of products, design and costing and, drawing on her expertise of over 30 years working in the building industry, was able to source excellent local tradespeople and products at very reasonable prices.
Lee's project management skills are excellent. She organised all aspects of the renovations with skill and achieved incredible results in tight time frames. Lee was at all times extremely mindful of working in and around our family (we continued to live in the house whilst it was renovated) and minimised the impact of the build in a variety of ways for us. Some examples of that include providing a temporary kitchen sink, setting up an external laundry and informing all tradespeople to keep noise to a minimum while our daughter was studying for her year 12 exams. I returned home one night to see Lee cleaning out our newly installed kitchen draws and stocking them with our crockery. Her service and attention to detail was extraordinary.
Another example of Lee minimising the build on our family was that she would always meet the tradespeople and provide onsite instruction as to what was required. All work was monitored and quality control was by her testing and checking in with us as to the final product.
Lee has achieved outstanding results in our home. The quality of the work is superb. Our renovations have now been featured in a number of magazines. The renovations included installation of a new custom kitchen, four full size bathrooms, replacement of all lighting, installation of a new wood fire heater, repairs to decks and the building of a European style laundry.
We do not hesitate in recommending Lee at DUO Interior Designs. You will get a creative, quality job, by a committed, pragmatic and talented designer who is passionate about what see does and ensures that she meets all the expectations of the clients.
-Deb and Terry Bailey