Name: Clare & Mike
Location: Leaside, Toronto
Size: 2,000 square feet
Years lived in: 3 months; Owned
Anyone with experience in the advertising industry knows that if you need to get something accomplished at lightning speed, within budget, and executed flawlessly, give it to a producer. And anyone who has coordinated their own home renovations has probably learned that things take twice as long as expected and include plenty of unanticipated costs. So what happens when you’re an advertising broadcast producer (and mother of two), marrying an advertising creative director (and father of three), suddenly in need of a functional home for this newly-expanded family of seven? You purchase an old home, then re-design and renovate it to perfection in just 5 weeks. Nope, that’s not a typo- 5 weeks!