A customer came to our showroom in the spring of 2017 and met with Bob Sturgeon, the owner. This vibrant and engaging lady, whose name was Zari, just purchased a two story condominium in Westlake Village and that was in need of a complete renovation. The condo was over 30 years old and had been a rental a lot of that time, so it had not been taken care of properly like a homeowner would have done. Zari said she had met with other contractors but didn’t think they were the right fit. She and had never done a major remodel and it was important the contractor was experienced and trust worthy. She wanted them to listen to her needs and take good care of her.
Bob assured Zari that she was in good hands, telling her Westside had completed approximately a thousand successful remodeling projects and had tons of positive client testimonials to share with her. After checking out the condo and agreeing on a preliminary price range, Bob matched Zari up with the designer he thought perfect for her personality and style, the talented Kelly Azzarello.During the design process, Kelly familiarized herself with Zari’s taste and life style. She asked Zari what was important to her as a homeowner and how she would use each room in the house. Zari wanted her home to look fresh and new and to be stylish but not overly decorative. She also wanted her home to make her feel peaceful and tranquil. Kelly decided on a transitional design style where traditional and contemporary elements would be combined. She helped Zari select quality materials with clean, straight lines in soft, muted colors.
Being the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house and with Zari’s love for cooking, Kelly made sure this space was beautiful and well suited for modern appliances. The two-toned cabinetry by Omega, quartz countertops by Omega, attractive tile and Miele appliances combined to create a truly inviting and functional kitchen.
Another priority for our client was her master suite. Zari wanted a stylish bathroom to get ready for her day, having her wardrobe easily accessible, and a warm, comfortable bedroom to retreat to in the evening. We created a spa-like atmosphere for these rooms by including a built-in fireplace and sitting area, a free-standing tub for soaking, and a stylish shower in two kinds of tile for interest and texture. The dark, rich vanity is a nice contrast to the lighter colors.
In order to make the house look bright and new, new windows and hardwood flooring were installed throughout the house. All the walls and ceilings were skim coated for a smooth look then painted a soft, fresh color. We also remodeled the downstairs laundry room, powder bathroom, and upstairs hall bathroom and linen cabinets and home office in coordinating cabinetry, countertops and tile. And lastly, we installed the stunning natural stone slab around the living room fireplace and an artistic metal railing along the staircase.
The transformation was incredible and Zari was thrilled with her new condo. The project took approximately six months from design to completion and went very smoothly. There were a couple unexpected incidents as is usual with a major remodel, and Bob and our team quickly found solutions and finished the job on schedule.
We loved working with this super nice, smart and energetic lady who showed much appreciation for our talented team and quality materials. And we appreciate Zari for allowing us to share her new remodel.