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Approachable Interior Design

Advantage Property Improvements

Midland, Ontario L4R 3S7

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Testimonials

 
 
 
 
 

Debi truly went above and beyond and really cares about her clients. She is flexible and understanding and continues to touch base and offer assistance even after the project was complete, highly recommend her!

Nancy Ceci, Newmarket, ON

Such a great experience! Professional, clean and top notch quality in every respect. 

Our home renovation went incredibly seamless. 

Thanks again for your knowledge and expertise!

 

Stephen K.

Debi & Bruce worked on my apartment for 6 weeks to take it from a disaster to a beautiful welcoming space. Debi is very knowledgeable about design, art, architecture, upholstery, antiques, renovations, any kind of repair needed for the home.

Her Interior designs are beautiful and practical. She listened to what I wanted and needed and put those things in the design. He designs are unique and one of a kind. Not like some magazine picture. It was perfect just for me and my life.

She knows how to use auctions and other sales and discounts to save money and will get her hands dirty by painting or plastering to help out.

Bruce works very hard beside Debi to make sure the designs she has created come out exactly as they looked on paper.

They are a perfect team together and I highly recommend their services.

Ragu Ragulan, Toronto, ON

My partner and I moved to a new (old) home in the country with a new baby. It was a fixer-upper and we were on an extreme budget. We really were starting from scratch. We did not even have plates, cups or pots!

 

Debi didn't even blink. She hit all the thrift stores for the basics, showed up with a pick-up full of goodies and we got to work. By the end of the May 24th long week-end our entire home was repaired, painted, set-up, and beautiful. The house which was not previously safe for the baby due to mold and I don't know what on the floors, and a wasp infestation in the closet was now sanitized, perfect and beautiful. Thank You Debi!

 

Nicole Belanger

I admire Debi's natural flair for making a room come together. She has creative budget-friendly ideas and is a master at implementing colour and texture. Debi is a perfectionist, whether it be tackling a renovation or making the smallest of repairs. I look foward to working with Debi again in choosing colours and home decor for our new home.

 

Audrey Richardson

Debi has been doing various jobs for me for the past 15 years. Whether painting, plastering, wallpaper, refinishing furniture, opening or closing my summer home, she has shown herself to be efficient, professional and honest.

 

Renate Lavis

I came across Debi's advertisement online. She provided me with a quote as well as her first available date. She was professional and polite, and made the arrangement very simple. Debi not only provided the services as promised, but went above and beyond her allotted time to complete the work. She made some minor handy man adjustments in the washroom, free of charge. As well as provided further instructions of things I could do, or she could do as a next step in the home. I would highly recommend Debi to anyone looking for a fair price, and professional service. 

 

Kate Kiernan

 

I am a Cabinetmaker by trade and enjoy renovating historic properties.  I have been working with Debi on her projects for over 20 years. I create custom furniture from her designs, custom kitchens, and work with her on various interior design projects. Having worked in the trades and with other contractors over the years I can say with certainty that Debi is organized, methodical, is very creative and is not the norm when designing for her clients. If you want the same old interior designs you see in magazines everywhere you can call anyone. If you want something special you call Debi.

 

Tim B. Robert

On renting our first house we decided to bring Debi & Bruce in for a total home freshen up. In one week they worked wonders. A makeover of the kitchen included a faux finish and new handles on old plywood cupboards. New ceramic tiles in the bathroom made the room look new. A complete paint job throughout turned this old bungalow into a modern and comfortable home. They didn't even forget to update the mailbox!

 

Krystel Kornatz

 

Shirley

I have told everyone I talk to that no one but you could have pulled off that job. It was huge. There were trades people everywhere. Multiple projects going on all over that building. The design was original and like nothing I have seen before in this kind of environment.

Debi and her team are reliable, thorough, and pleasant to have working at my home. They do excellent work and go the extra mile to make sure I am happy. They never worry about the time they are here, just that the job is done right. Debi is very particular about how things look and has very high standards. She does not stop working until her standards are met. She notices everything and wants the details to be exactly right for me. I appreciate that kind of attention and recommend Advantage Property Improvements to anyone who could use their many different services.

 

Marilyn Martin

Your house looks amazing. If it looked like this when it was for sale it would not have been on the market for a year+ and you would not have bought it for the price you did!

 

Tiffany McGregor, Re/Max Georgian Bay Realty

Debi was responsive, did the job quickly and professionally. I have no problem recommending the services of Advantage Property Improvements.

 

Dylan Sadowy, San Jose Sharks / Barrie Colts

 

When I purchased my new home, Debi assisted in the acquisition of multiple pieces of period furniture on my behalf. She selected items for my home that matched my tastes at well below market value. My friends and family have commented on the beauty, quality and condition of my furniture many times. Debi enjoys searching for and getting those great finds at budget prices. I am happy to have benefited from her passion.

 

Karen M., CEO Georgian Bay General Hosital

A big thanks for the superb job you did today....I have used trades before with varying success but you have been the most thorough and the most satisfactory to date. Please give out my number for a reference. Will call you when painting season rolls around. thx

 

Dr. Nanci White, Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

 

Debi and her team were nothing short of brilliant. They came in with great ideas, lots of enthusiasm, and were so realistic about my home, my life and my goals. We worked together for 2 (LONG) days, and Debi left me with tons of suggestions for moving forward. She was very affordable, and was able to identify key ideas that made me look as though I spent a lot of money on my home, without actually having to spend a lot. I've already recommended her to two of my friends, and will continue to do so. Wonderful, amazing job!

 

Jill Priest

After my separation it was sad to let the house go. You made it easy to declutter and let the memories go. I can't believe how much a coat of paint and rearranging the furniture made, and removing those memories made to the value of my house. Thanks Debi.

 

Kathy K

I worked with Debi on a Kitchen remodel that used many different elements. I wanted an authentic antique Dutch-Canadiana kitchen to match my 1890’s home and she delivered in every aspect. She ordered an antique oak backbar from Kentucky, round hammered copper sinks from Mexico, antique pine cupboards from a salvage store in St. Jacobs, reclaimed Dutch tiles from Europe, reclaimed pine plank flooring and barn beams from the Oshawa area, a reproduction tin ceiling, and updated gas lighting. Even my pot rack was made from an old wash stand rack. The imagination, creativity, vision, and understanding of the materials used, knowledge of wood, how it ages, how it behaves and works with other woods and grains, was incremental in the design. Debi’s research into my home included going to the historical society to ensure her design was true to the roots of my home, and matching my backsplash tiles to the actual region the original builder came from back in the 1890’s. WOW! I would recommend Debi to anyone who was doing any kind of interior design project. Her attention to detail and the little touches are what make her designs very special.

 

Elaine McIsaac

Debi Vance did an e-design for me. I almost sold my house because of an awkward corner in my living room that sat empty for 6 years. Debi delivered a beautiful design that addressed that problem corner in a way I never imagined. It is now a rustic wood clad TV nook.  I now love my corner!  The e-design process was easy and Debi was with us from start to finish in the project.

 

Laura Haggert - Pickering

Debi is THE ONLY designer I would ever recommend EVER. Call me!

 

Allan Lamb-Toronto

Debi has worked with me on home organization using the KonMari Method. This Japanese method of organization has worked for me as I have lived in disorganization for most of my life and it had gotten worse since I have had children. After spending time with Debi, and organizing my house, I have kept it organized. I love Debi. She is fun to work with, has a great sense of humour, and made me feel relaxed and comfortable when faced with the disaster of my house. She is very direct and helpful assisting me with the struggles I face in managing organization on a day to day basis with a career and children.

 

Renee M.

I have hired Ms. Debra Vance to stage my home for selling. She was very professional and comfortable to work with. She was very helpful with her ideas of what needed to be done and painted our home to help us prep our home for resell.

 

Maryanne O.

He did just fine.  Kim was very happy and said she would have him back.

 

James Michie