What our clients are saying...
Dream Kitchen Renovation
A long talked of DREAM KITCHEN RENO was made a reality by Ashton Renovations. They were helpful and informative, offering suggestions based on their trade knowledge. I would recommend them to anyone who would like their dream made a reality.
M. Doric - Mississauga
Complete Basement Renovation, Main Bathroom, & Windows & Doors
"After meeting with a number of contractors, we were fortunate enough to have come across Ashton Renovations. From the beginning, Mark's thoroughness and professionalism instilled a sense of confidence in us that made proceeding with Ashton Renovations an easy choice. Throughout the large project, Mark and his team were extremely responsive to our questions and provided extremely helpful advice, design and production ideas, and ways to maximize value while containing costs where possible. We highly recommend Ashton Renovations and look forward to working with them again on our next project."
~ Jesse Kugler - Toronto
Laundry Room and Bathroom Renovation - Accessibility Priority
"We came to Mark with a need to re-design our laundry room into a configuration to include a mud room with accessibility and safety being the priority. Given the space was oddly laid out and space limited, it took some creativity. Also, we needed to modify our powder room bathroom and 1 upstairs bathroom to suit the special needs person, however, keeping home integrity. Tall order. Mark and company delivered incredible results! We cannot review them high enough. The contractors used were professional and friendly. Rob, the main tradesman, is an artist in his work. Mark managed the project skillfully and timely. For families looking to invest in their home for bang on results, look no further. We found this company on homestars and opted to believe in others reviews. So grateful we did!"
~ Adrion & Denise Smith
Backyard Patio and Landscaping
"We worked on a kitchen a few years ago with Mark Ashton and were extremely impressed. So when it came to landscaping our backyard and putting in a stone patio there were no questions about who we would call. And Mark and his team did another outstanding job. They worked with us to schedule the project and brought some great ideas to the table - including how we could maximize our budget and how we could landscape the backyard to create a comfortable and usable space. As with our first project, Mark's team kept to the timelines, kept our home clean and tidy and kept us informed throughout the project. We had lots of opportunity to give input and they had excellent suggestions along the way. What impressed us - in addition to Mark's excellent communication skills and site management - is that his company can handle a variety of projects - inside and outside the home. We are already planning a third renovation to our home and are planning to work with Mark again."
~ Sean - East Danforth
"Ashton Renovations finished our basement this fall, and we are very pleased with the results. We went from a dark and practically unusable space to a great play/family area for our growing family, with some storage, a new full bathroom and a separate laundry/furnace room. They started on time, and lived up to all their obligations. Mark also provided some great advice on different material options, taking into account the limitations of the space (100 year old home) and our budget (flooring, tiles and lighting for the bedroom, insulation, etc.). We would definitely hire Mark again for future renovations."
~ Louis - Toronto
Mark Ashton and Crew bring in another fantastic project
"Mark and his crew built our of the nothing of a raw unfinished section of the basement a home for our new midnight blue front loading washer and dryer, creating my dream of a VanGogh inspired laundry room with sunflower yellow walls (you can see the print of VanGogh's "Irises" hanging in the picture). Despite my frequent additions to the project, as I realized it would look better if we were able to block off the view of the unfinished area that housed the furnace, and build in a door to close off the storage room, and add a shelf here and a tile floor instead of linoleum, and other numerous small and big additions, Mark brought us in pretty close to time and budget. It is an astounding beautiful room, and I don't think I exaggerate when I say that, as I listen to the reaction of friends when they view it for the first time. I now make it a point to go down to the basement at least once a day, whether or not I'm doing laundry, and if I'm ever feeling low, I know exactly where to go to cheer myself up.
The best thing about Mark and his crew, especially for a neatnik like me, is that at the end of every work day, the work area is left neat and tidy, and on Friday afternoons, you would not know anyone had been working there, despite the fact that this involved major renovation work. Mark also shows such attention to seemingly small detail. Because the tiles we used for the floor are square, he went out and found the most beautiful little square drain cover for the round basement floor drain in the laundry area. It is partially covered by the washer and dryer but I make it a point of looking at it each time I do laundry. It exemplifies to me the care that Mark takes with every aspect of his work."
~ Louise and Bert - Scarborough
Front Porch & Landscaping
"I've used Ashton Renovations on previous projects and was happy with the quality of the work. I hired Mark back to update an old porch and to landscape the front yard. The porch was covered with limestone, a cedar railing and staircase was added, an interlocking pathway was laid leading up to the staircase and a new flower garden was added with hedges, stones and plants. They paid attention to details such as overhanging the limestone and creating a drip edge as well as sloping the walkway to ensure water runs off away from the house. I'm very happy with the result of the project and I am likely to hire back Ashton Renovations for future projects. Thanks for a great job!"
~ Stephen Bowler - East York
Mark Ashton and his expert crew make it right!
"There is a popular renovator on television that urges contractors to: "Make it right!" Mark Ashton of Ashton Renovations and his expert crew do more than make it right - they make it on time, they make it professionally, and they make it on budget. Our 8 year old daughter loves her new room. And her parents would instantly recommend Mark to anyone for any job in Ontario. If you are searching for a reliable contractor whose word is his bond, than we urge you to look no further than Ashton Renovations. Mark is, with doubt, the finest contractor we have ever employed. And when we need more work to be done on our home - big or small - Ashton Renovations will do it."
~ Andrew Mitrovica and Sharon Gregory - North Toronto
Another excellent job by Ashton Renovations
"Initially I hired Ashton Renovations to perform a total interior makeover and they did such a great job that I re-hired them to completely renovate the basement. They built a new washroom, complete with a spa tub and increased the plumbing from 1/2" copper to 3/4" PEX piping. They renovated and modernized the laundry room and created areas for a home gym and game room. Mark and Ron provided useful ideas and feedback on various materials such as insulation, floor coverings, HVAC and lighting so that I could make informed decisions and the final product photos speak for themselves. I'm very pleased with the results. This is the second experience I've had with Mark and Ron now and yet again they exceeded my expectations."
~ Stephen Bowler - East York
Professional Home Renovators in Action
"Mark Ashton and his experienced crew are professional home renovators who genuinely care about producing high-quality work for their clients. They were very responsive to my needs and had demonstrated excellent workmanship during my basement renovation, which involved the demolition and rebuilding of a bathroom, the ceiling and the sub-floor. I am impressed with their trade knowledge, renovation skills and attention to details. I would recommend Ashton Renovations to anyone who is looking for a highly competent and dependable contractor to undertake their home renovation project."
~ Victor - Kleinburg
Modern Ensuite Bathroom
"Having lived through various renovations (kitchen, main floor bathroom, hallway and family room) using recommended contractors from family and friends through the years, the results and experiences were not always pleasant! We delayed a needed renovation to our ensuite bathroom as we did not have confidence in a contractor. We turned to Homestars and found Ashton Renovations ranked very highly and decided to interview the owner Mark Ashton. We were impressed with his professionalism, honesty, and communication skills. We hired Mark Ashton having complete confidence in his abilities of himself and his crew. We were not let down by him and his team!
It was an extensive undertaking and even included some unforeseen repairs to the original plumbing, insulation and vapour barrier. Work was also done to relocate a heating vent and repair floor joists in the shower. Our new bathroom now includes a stand alone tub, with a glass enclosed shower that has opened up the previously cramped space. The shower features a rainhead, shower arm, and thermostatic control with Caesarstone thresholds and shelving. The double wall hung vanity and cabinet also add to the modern simplicity of the design. The renovation turned out better then we ever had dreamed of even with the unexpected problems that were found in our existing bathroom. We highly recommend Ashton Renovations!"
~ Barry - Richmond Hill
Mark Ashton and Crew were magnificent!
"Mark Ashton and his crew came to install a stair railing we had ordered from Montreal. it was an incredibly complex piece and took three days to install. We were impressed with Mark's and his crew's ability to figure out what was clearly a very difficult piece of installation with very sketchy instructions. During the installation, we were amazed at the crew's quite work - we almost forgot they were there, and at their clean and tidy workspace. They were prepared to remove everything at the end of each day, but we insisted they feel free to leave things. Each night they left a neat and tidy row of all their tools and equipment. Our son was starting a career in carpentry and they were helpful talking to him about what they were doing. The finished railing is just astounding."
~ Louise and Bert - Scarborough
1950's House Transformation to Modern Open Concept
"I initially hired Ashton Renovations with high expectations based on many positive reviews from previous customers and they didn't disappoint. The attention to detail was excellent; they pointed out mistakes, or shortcuts that other contractors had made, and worked to make them right. They organized subcontractors well and ensured that all the work got done properly. Communication was excellent; they showed up on days when they said they'd show up and they were always on time. They used a combination of emails and phone calls to ensure that I was kept informed on all progress. The scope of the work included: design and drafting, a complete kitchen replacement, new bedrooms, new flooring, staircase refinishing, paint, doors and trim, a sun tunnel installation and pot lights throughout.
The final product was top notch and they were happy to return after-the-fact to fix up any issues that I had found. Working with Ashton Renovations was a very pleasant experience and I highly recommend them for the quality of their renovations. Mark Ashton and Ron Sanders are skilled contractors that care about doing a good job and doing it right."
~ Steven Bowler - East York
Upscale Renovation of Two Bathrooms
"Our house is 100 years old; the bathrooms had not been renovated in over 30 years. We had done some of the design work and material selection prior to finding a contractor. We were intent on finding an honest and meticulous contractor that was willing to work with the plans we had created. When Mark first came to visit the house, he spent several hours discussing the details of the plan and the details of his construction methods. Mark was able to instill a confidence in us that other contractors were incapable of doing. After we officially hired Mark, he helped us to make some improvements to the plans; he and his crew then proceeded to build two beautiful and highly functional bathrooms. We are exceedingly happy with the end results and we will not hesitate to hire Mark again for other projects.
If you are considering hiring Mark, this is what you should expect: Mark is always honest. Mark almost always answers his phone. He is always willing to talk. He is always both friendly and accommodating. Mark and his crew all have an in depth knowledge of Canadian building codes and construction techniques. Mark generally likes to build well above the minimum building codes; he takes pride in his work and he wants everything he builds to last a very long time. Mark genuinely wants to see that his customers are happy during and after the renovation.
This is a brief summary of the renovation work that was done: New plywood installed to strengthen sub-floor; relocation of light fixtures and new electrical wiring; full height wall replaced with knee wall; new tile and glass shower enclosure which includes thermostatic shower valve, linear drain, rain head, LED lights, niche, and foot rest; sleek new BainUltra tub with heated air jets and heated back rest; heated flooring; porcelain tiles on floor and walls (the tile work is stunning!); horizontal bands of solid quartz added as an accent material in shower and bath areas (this was an idea Mark had suggested; we are very pleased with the result); solid stainless steel tile edging; new vanities with beautiful quartz countertops and under-mount sinks; new fiberglass window frames with quartz jambs; recessed medicine cabinet; new Toto toilets; and new closet doors."
~ Chris - Toronto Danforth
"I was the (unfortunate) victim of an unscrupulous contractor. They commenced renovations on my condominium in the summer of 2007. I was unhappy with their work from the outset and we had a number of disagreements regarding the quality of work during the months of September and October. Then in mid October the contractor stormed our of my home and told me to get "someone else" to finish the work. I called a number of contractors to determine what sort of recourse I could take and none of their recommendations were satisfactory to me.
When Mark Ashton came to give me his quote I was extremely impressed. Not only did he agree with me regarding the poor quality of the original contractor's work, he carefully made suggestions that would ensure that I wouldn't continue to 'bleed money' on this project. I am not only completely satisfied with the work that Mark Ashton is doing for me, he has been the only ray of sunshine in this horrible mess."
~ Sandra Low - Scarborough
"Wonderfully pleased with all aspects of reno - communication, timelines, cost, and all personnel. Mark completed all work beyond our expectations. We hope to be able to work with him again, soon."
~ McFeeters - Toronto
Whole House Renovation
"Ashton Renovations did a complete renovation of our house. This was our first home renovation and we found Ashton Renovations through the internet. Naturally, we were very nervous in committing such a large project to a total stranger, but Mark's professional experience and genuine character was evident. Thankfully, Mark Ashton has not only performed excellent work, but he also gave us a genuinely happy experience.
Mark's expertise was much appreciated in making our environmentally friendly linoleum flooring with a "Dricore" subfloor for our low height basement. We are very happy with the look, warmth, and how easy it is to clean. Ashton Renovations did an excellent job of installing the custom kitchen sink where we had trouble with two other contractors. We are also very happy with Mark's suggestion of creating an open window to the hall, which brings in a lot of natural light. We relied on Mark extensively in the design of our home and also in choosing the right materials. Ashton Renovations did a great job in the renovation from start to finish."
~ Alan and Sue - Davisville Village
Gate and Fence Design and Construction
"This is the 3rd project which Mark Ashton had completed with excellent results. Mark designed a beautiful sliding gate to access my parking pad from the back alley, and maintain privacy in the back garden. He discussed his plans with me before work started; answered all of my questions; began work as scheduled; and completed an excellent job on time. I am delighted with the gate and the fence."
~ Anna - East Danforth
Kitchen Renovation and Closet Installation
"We discovered Ashton Renovations while doing research on HomeStars for a reputable company. We met Mark and proceeded to work with him and his team. We are very satisfied with his knowledge, professionalism and work ethic. He was extremely responsive to our calls and questions. The new kitchen turned out beautifully as did all the hardwood floors throughout the house. We would be more than happy to continue to do business with Ashton Renovations in the near future.
In the course of our recent house renovation we realized that we also had to replace our closets. We looked at a variety of closet organizing systems, but were finding them to be very expensive. Mark Ashton, our contractor suggested Easy Track hanging closet system. It was half the cost of the other options, it came in a variety of finishes and had lots of options. Since it hangs on the wall, it's more economical than structures that sit on the floor. The online design tool allows you to plan exactly how you want your closet to look. We ordered the system through Ashton Renovations, an Easy Track distributor and got a great deal. Installation went smoothly. They paid attention to detail and did a top notch installation. Very pleased with the results."
~ James - Toronto
Toronto Upper Beaches Kitchen Renovation
"I found Ashton Renovations through HomeStars, and selected them as a potential contractor based on the favourable reviews. After meeting with several contractors the choice was clear, Mark provided a detailed quote with costs itemized, timelines and potential of additional expense and areas of concern. Throughout the project Mark ensured I was kept informed and involved in the decision making. The project remained on schedule and budget. I most appreciated the crew's attention to detail and how clean they kept the work site.
The project involved renovating a kitchen in a 100+ year old home, this in itself created limitations, but Mark was focused on providing my contemporary design while appreciating the character/nuances of an older home. I would have no hesitation recommending Mark and his crew to anyone considering renovations and I would hope to complete another project with Ashton Renovations in the future."
~ Sharon Smith - Upper Beaches
Ashton is tops!
"We bought our first home just over a year ago and never did we think we would buy one that required such extensive renovations, but we did, and we found ourselves looking for a contractor when I came across Mark Ashton's website. After our first meeting, we knew he was the contractor for us. He was very professional and asked questions we had never considered. The scope of our project started out rather small, but grew extensively once we began tearing down walls (we all know what these old houses can be like!). Mark, Ron, & Rob were always willing to go the extra mile and consistently offered up alternatives to save on time and budget. In the end, we are in a home that we love, and will continue to call back on Mark and his crew to complete other projects for us in the future."
~ Cathy - Upper Beaches
Our kitchen is now the nicest room in the house
"We had really let our old kitchen go and knew it needed a complete renovation. When Mark first saw it, he smiled and said, "well, there's nothing to save here". As the project got underway we uncovered a few surprises that often come with renovating a 100 year old house. The worst being on of the exterior walls of the kitchen was completely rotten and needed to be replaced. Mark and Ron took it in stride and made us feel comfortable knowing they had the experience to handle the situation. Renovating is no fun but whenever problems were encountered, Mark was reassuring and we never felt overwhelmed. The end result is a kitchen we are proud of.
I made it clear upfront that I was all about the details, and the fit and finish is excellent. Throughout the process, every supplier from the electrician to the plumber to the floor refinisher showed up on time and were pleasant to deal with. We have 2 dogs and this kind of scheduling was extremely helpful. And this speaks to the number one reason why we can recommend Ashton Renovations and that's communication. Every phone call was answered by Mark (I don't ever remember getting voicemail), every email was returned the same day, and every question and concern was dealt with promptly. In the world of contracting, this is rare if not unheard of."
~ Jon Hansen - Riverdale
Bathroom Renovation and New Bathroom
"We cannot say enough good things about Mark Ashton, of Ashton Renovations. Not only did he steer us away from unnecessary expenses during our renovation, he also was very helpful in finding cost effective solutions to problems, which developed during the renovation process - especially when renovating a 90 year old house. Mark came in on budget and the final product speaks for itself. Please have a look at our completed bathroom - Ashton Renovations turned it from one of our least favourite rooms in our house to our most favourite. Renovations are never an enjoyable experience, but Ashton Renovations made it bearable."
~ SG - Toronto
Complete Kitchen/Dining room renovation
"We completely gutted, tore down the walls and renovated our kitchen and sun room, making our living area one large, open concept area with a 7' x 4' island, Caesar Stone counters, customized IKEA cabinets, custom shelving, Kitchen Aid and Miele appliances including an induction stovetop and a Kohler faucet. Included Marmoleum click flooring and a suspended dark grey ceiling with twig chandelier. Exactly what we imagined and even more USABLE than some "gourmet" kitchen we've cooked in."
~ DJW Gilroy - Downtown Toronto
Ashton Renovations Did Another Great Job
"We contracted Ashton Renovations to completely redo our ensuite bathroom. This was the second time that Mark and his team did renovation work for us. Once again Ashton renovations carried our exceptional work. They were on time, cost conscious and very professional. Working with Mark and the end product once again exceeded our expectations!"
~ Vito & Lina - Oakville
Basement Bath Reno
We had our first guests using the bathroom the other day. It was so much easier for them, we're very happy with it. Thank you for the good work.
~ Roxanne - Etobicoke
Ashton Renovations (Whole House Renovation) - SIMPLY OUTSTANDING!
"Ashton Renovations transformed our newly purchased property into a comfortable and contemporary home for our growing family. The renovation included 2 entire floors of the house including the expansion of a 2 piece bathroom into an ensuite; the demolition of an existing basement and creation of an open concept space with full bathroom and laundry area; a main floor reno of living area with galley kitchen; and an updated bedroom and hallway adjacent to the bathroom ensuite.
Now complete, we are more than pleased with the final results. Mark and his team helped us through the design stage and this was key to the results, which we LOVE. We especially enjoy our beautiful ensuite, which is spacious and functional featuring a walk in shower with large rainhead and custom designed polished concrete bench and threshold. Our newly expanded and designed kitchen and living area is also now a more comfortable and usable space for our family to gather. The expansion of our kitchen window now allows us as well to overview our entire backyard and deck without obstructions to the beautiful view. Ashton Renovations is a company that clearly cares about their clients. They communicate well; keep the jobsite especially clean; are attentive to details; and are helpful with design and layout.
Mark was always available to discuss any aspect of the project and at times I had a hard time keeping up with his schedule, which demonstrated his commitment to doing things on time and on schedule.
We look forward to working with Mark and his team again as they have made the renovation process enjoyable and have always over-delivered."
~ Bal - King City
Mark did an amazing job
"We recently redid our kids' bathroom from top to bottom. Tore out the tub and replaced it with a large shower; replaced the single vanity with a double; new toilet, lights, flooring, tiles. Mark was responsive, collaborative, meticulous. The result was a gorgeous bathroom that works great!"
~ JW - Ledbury Park
Kitchen Renovation, Master Bathroom & Family Room
"We are extremely pleased with our renovation project. Mark and his team did a fabulous job on our bathroom and kitchen so we expanded the project to include the family room too. Mark was very professional and provided us with a detailed, written contract. Where appropriate he steered us towards cost-effective alternatives which kept us on budget without sacrificing quality. He was very proactive in keeping us informed on the progress of our projects. (Mark was very easy to reach by phone - we never had to chase him.) The team kept the job site amazingly clean and were always professional. We would highly recommend Ashton Renovations and would certainly use them again."
~ Lori and Bill - East York
Another Terrific Job by Ashton Renovations
"We recently had our kitchen and family room renovated by Ashton Renovations. This is the second time that we used Ashton Renovations for a major project and the quality of the work and the attention to detail was once again exceptional. Mark was always looking for the best value for us and was very cost conscious on our behalf. We would definitely call Ashton Renovations for more work."
~ Vito & Lina - Oakville
Ashton Renovations Delivers!
"We hired Ashton Renovations to undertake a complete renovation of our kitchen in our 90 year old home. This work involved removing the entire existing kitchen and rebuilding a new kitchen from the floor up. Extensive work was undertaken including removal of a structural wall, re-routing of plumbing, electrical and duct work, removal of asbestos and installation of new cabinets, flooring, lighting and built-in appliances.
We were extremely impressed with Mark Ashton. Mark is a thoughtful and kind person and an expert communicator. he provided us with a detailed quote for labour and supplies and focused our attention on the key issues involved in the renovation. He was able to reassure us about the project we were undertaking immediately. Mark was transparent with us about the potential issues we would encounter in undertaking an extensive renovation of a kitchen in an older home. And he was reassuring throughout the project; Mark and his team were proactive and presented mitigation strategies for our consideration whenever we encountered issues. Mark brought with him expert sub-contractors and a professional and courteous team. You could tell that everyone associated with his company did their job well and willing to go the extra mile to deliver an excellent product. His team kept our home clean and livable despite the extensive nature of the project. Mark delivered an exceptional kitchen and stayed on budget. He made many suggestions about products we were considering from flooring to cabinets to new doors. Many of his suggestions focused on how we could make our home more environmentally friendly. Towards the end of our project Mark went beyond the call of duty and coordinated all aspects of our work with our cabinet and countertop installers.
We are more than pleased with the results, we have a charming open concept kitchen that has completed our home - and are already planning a new project with Ashton Renovations. We strongly recommended Ashton Renovations to other homeowners considering new kitchens."
~ Sean - Toronto East Danforth
"Ashton Renovations recently completed a kitchen renovation on my 90 year old bungalow. They did a great job. Completed the job on time; stayed within my budget; gave excellent advice; started the job on schedule; were easy to reach; took great efforts to minimize the disruption to the rest of the house. If a renovation can be called easy, then this one was."
~ Anna - Danforth Village
Ashton Renovations provides great service
"Ashton Renovations completed a demolition (three rooms turned into one) and kitchen renovation to my condo. The kitchen was totally re-done with new cabinets and granite countertops. Mark Ashton provided excellent service. What I appreciated most was that Mark was great at communicating every step of the way. I always knew what to expect and it was always delivered. Mark ALWAYS answers his phone - amazing! The tradespeople that Mark hires do excellent work as well. I had confidence in Mark from my first conversation with him and my confidence was justified. As a single woman taking on a major project, it was comforting to have Mark as my contractor."
~ Kathy - Toronto
Very Satisfied with Ashton Renovations
"We found Ashton Renovations through the internet and were naturally scared as this was our first renovation experience. After speaking with Mark on the phone we set up our first meeting with him. When Mark came to our house he made us feel very comfortable and he was very supportive with his knowledge and expert trade opinions. Mark was always available when we would call him, we always felt that we were important to him and always spoke in terms that we understood. After the deposit was made the work started soon after. The sub-contractors had great time management skills and didn't waste time in our home. They came prepared for the day with the supplies that they needed. They never complained when things were delayed in delivery. Mark always had our best interests in mind and was willing to go the extra mile to please us. The best part was that Mark and his team stayed within the budget and on time. We appreciated all the work that Ashton renovations did for us and we would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone that wants reliable and beautiful work done in their home."
~ Phil and Heather K. - Brampton
Scarborough Kitchen Renovation
"Superb attention to detail and fine quality work during our kitchen renovation in our 50+ year home has made us very happy. Attention to environmentally friendly alternatives was especially helpful. Ashton Renovations is very co-operative and informative offering suggestions for the many challenges encountered in our renovation. We highly recommend their work."
~ Jim and Viola - Scarborough
"We hired Mark to renovate our kitchen. Mark was very helpful in making suggestions for products and directing us to the appropriate retail locations. He also returned our calls promptly. We are extremely happy with the finished product and would use Ashton Renovations again if needed."
~ Srigley - Maple
Ashton Renovations were great
"Mark's own team was extremely reliable, never failed to arrive when promised, ensured we understood each step of the process and were a pleasure to have in our home. Mark Ashton was conscientious and ensured that even supplier delays were dealt with in a professional and speedy manner - often suggesting alternative suppliers of bathroom hardware to ensure there were no untoward delays."
~ DJW Gilroy - Downtown Toronto
Ashton Renovations did a great job
"My kitchen renovation is wonderful. It is such a pleasure to be in the kitchen. Mark was always helpful, he always responded when I needed information or help. Mark was great to work with. He cares about the work he does and that everything is done right. His ideas such as wall colour and backsplash were wonderful. I look forward to having him do some more work for me. The people working with him, and the electrical, plumbing and granite people were great."
~ Frances Haist - Willowdale
Ashton Renovations was excellent
"Ashton Renovations did an excellent job. Mark and team were extremely professional. They always arrived on time and carried our their tasks with minimal disruption.Mark always had our best interests in mind and always suggested alternatives that minimized costs without compromising quality. We would strongly recommend Ashton Renovations."
~ Vito & Lina - Oakville
"The most important thing to know about Mark is the importance he places on a perfect finished product. While some renovators will finish to 95%, collect their cash and go, Mark will identify punch list items that even the homeowner did not think about to ensure full satisfaction. I was happy to find Ashton because my needs were not of a complete reno because my kitchen was mostly done. I had a series of punch-list items; I needed new flooring in my kitchen and foyer as well as lighting upgrades and a solution to save some space and get my microwave up above the stove. This was a challenge because I had a bulkhead at the top of the cupboards leaving only so much room. Ashton was able to efficiently contract out a number of different trades and complete all areas of the updates with a good final project. My kitchen floor was builders quality ceramic and I was unsure how to update it because chipping out the ceramic would be expensive and possibly damaging to my cabinetry. Mark suggested cork to lay over the ceramic. I can't say how happy I am with the cork. He navigates around cupboards and was able to install under appliances to create a finished look as if it was the original flooring. For the microwave, he gave me several options for cabinetry with different cost levels. I chose a mid-range solution with a custom 8 inch cabinet that molds around the oven vent to salvage some storage and create aesthetic appeal. Mark is an easy going guy who does all he can to adapt to the needs of his clients and their preferred way to work. I'd be happy to recommend him to a friend who is looking for a professional and clean looking finish to the job."
~ Larry - Toronto
Mark is a reliable contractor and great designer
"We chose Mark out of five bathroom contractors because Mark was the only one who insisted on coming up with a design prior to renovating. The other contractors just told us that they would gut and replace everything in the exact location. To us it made so much sense to come up with a design first because we had a very small space (7' x 5') to work with. This was also our only full bathroom in a 90+ year old house. We wanted to make it as functional as possible. Mark came to our house several times prior to the renovation and offered many ideas as well as solutions to make our small bathroom work. The only unfortunate thing was Mark had too many projects on the go at that time (early June) and had to sub-contract the work to someone else. That was fine as Rob Sloane from Canadian Craftsmen did a good job.
I would strongly recommend Mark Ashton to all my family and friends to help then with their future renovation projects from a design perspective. I would definitely consider Mark for any future projects that come up at our house."
~ Wendy - Annex
Ashton Renovations fixed our kitchen nightmare!
"Mark Ashton and his crew fixed the mistakes of a previous contractor who had left us with a kitchen nightmare! We were so skeptical of contractors prior to finding Ashton Renovations. Mark put in beautiful cork floor, leveled out our counter tops and re-installed all of our cupboards. They also installed new lighting and finished off the renovation with new baseboards and paint. This was all done for a reasonable price! We can't thank Ashton renovations enough for making our kitchen such a beautiful space. We were skeptical of contractors after our kitchen problems so our recommendation of Mark Ashton does not come lightly. If you want your renovation done right the first time - go with Ashton Renovations."
~ Sherry - Etobicoke
Whole House Renovation
"Mark and his team were amazing to work with. They pretty much renovated our entire house. We have received many compliments on the quality of work. They paid attention to tiny details that we didn't even think of. Mark kept us up to date on the progress of our project and retained excellent professionals to complete work in our house. We felt very comfortable working with Mark. All of the people that Mark sent to work in our home were great--respectful and paid attention to detail. We would definitely contact Mark for future projects and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him."
~ Lisa - Brampton
"We highly recommend Mark and his team for their professionalism, punctuality, quality and full concept service. They provided an accurate estimate for our bathroom that worked within our budget (No surprises!). We also were particularly pleased with their full service from the design of the bathroom, to recommending and purchasing the materials, and finally installing the entire bathroom in a timely and well orchestrated manner. Mark was extremely informative and approachable. We were skeptical consumers because of previous experiences with unpredictable contractors. We are very happy with our bathroom. Mark Ashton will be returning shortly to renovate another bathroom and our kitchen."
~ Steve and Sherry - Etobicoke
Main Bath & Basement Renovation
"We are extremely pleased with the work done on our main bathroom and our basement. This is the second project that Mark and his team have done for us, and again they did a fabulous job. As always, Mark was very professional and provided us with a detailed, written contract. He helped us select high quality cost-effective products which kept us on budget. Mark is always easy to reach - he keeps you informed of next steps and is quick to return calls and respond to e-mails. We continue to highly recommend Ashton Renovations and would certainly use them again."
~ Lori & Bill - Toronto
Very happy with the quality of work
"We are very happy with the basement, den and bathroom renovation. Mark is excellent at providing guidance on design ideas and cost effective decisions on material and component selections. He followed through on all promises and held subcontractors accountable. Ron and his brother do excellent carpentry work as well."
~ Steve Chapman - Etobicoke
Success each time from Ashton Renovations
"Ashton Renovations has completed two projects for us. The first was a portico replacement. The fine quality carpentry and attention to detail convinced us to have Ashton Renovation back to gut and completely replace a main bathroom in our 60 year old home. All work was completed with expert design and material recommendations. The work entailed complete removal of fixtures and walls and flooring, the installation of a whirlpool tub with elaborate shower and tap fittings along with custom made cabinetry and custom radiant heated ceramic flooring. Work was completed within a set time and the project space and surrounding areas were carefully prepared and protected against wear and damage. We recommend Ashton Renovations for high quality results."
~ Doug and Lea - Lytton Park
"Mark and his team were great to work with on our bathroom renovation. I particularly like the way Mark suggested "green" alternatives where they existed. Very happy with the finished product."
~ Debbie - Leaside
Master Bathroom Ensuite Shower Replacement
"Our builder-built master ensuite shower needed replacement after only 5 years in use. We retained Ashton Renovations for the work following review of company website and discussions with Mark. We were pleased with Mark's professionalism and impressed with the initial design and his suggestions for the shower. The workmanship on the shower was excellent and we are very happy with the final product. The work was undertaken very cleanly and with minimal disturbance to the rest of the house. We would use Ashton on any future work."
~ Sam - Vaughan
Complete Bathroom Renovation
"I chose Ashton Renovations from 3 contractors I received quotes from, largely on the basis of the sense of trust that Mark engendered when we met. Mark gave the most detailed quote and was careful to explain the limitations and constraints that would be faced in renovating my 90 year bathroom and gave me good awareness of some potential areas that might lead to additional cost during the work (eg. potential for asbestos). Overall, the renovation went smoothly, and any issues were resolved to my satisfaction and Mark constantly followed up when anything wasn't going according to plan to ensure resolution. I was quite comfortable to have his work crew in the house when I wasn't home and felt things were in good hands with Mark at the helm. The renovation did take longer than initially expected, but this was offset by the good workmanship and additional work that was put in to deal with problems that arose (eg. part of the ceiling below the bathroom came down due to fragility from prior water damage and this was very effectively repaired). The final bathroom looks wonderful and is much more functional than the old one. Mark gave several good suggestions that helped ensure a cohesive design that is sympathetic to the age of the house, while providing total modern convenience. I would be happy to recommend Ashton Renovations to friends and family."
~ Donald - Etobicoke
New Bathroom, Wall & Cabinet Construction, and Several Small Jobs
"Ashton Renovations did a remarkable job on my new bathroom and several other jobs in my new house. The work has been done very professionally with the time and budget discussed. The tradesmen that work with Ashton were very professional, respectful, and punctual. I was informed of all progress and timing as the job progressed. I would recommend Ashton Renovations."
~ Beth Kirkwood - Scarborough
Lakeshore Bathroom Condo
"Mark and his team of professionals designed and executed flawlessly our vision for this project. His knowledge of condo renovations was extremely useful. The tiling team, the electrician and the plumbing team not to mention the construction team and the painter were terrific. Challenges were quickly dealt with: until the walls were removed we did not know how the cast iron Kohler shower pan would fit; the glass mosaic tiles we chose had to be installed face down against the wall, which was counter-intuitive. Through it all, Mark was the voice of reason for these worried homeowners. And the attention to detail never faltered. Mark is a pro and the results prove it. What the pictures do not show is the hidden work in the walls which was meticulously executed - first grade materials, great plumbing job including the wrapping of all the pipes in the wall to avoid sweating; the waterproof membrane in the shower stall. The master bathroom in our almost 40 year old condo looks spectacular because of you and your teams. Our warmest thanks for your dedication and your exceptional service."
~ Steve McDougall & Mario Danis