Lindsey and Richard bought their 100-year-old Bexley home nine years ago, with the intention to remodel it over time. In 2018, they started the process, talked with another company, and received some estimates. Thinking they knew what the budget could be for what they wanted, they soon realized HGTV was not an accurate representation of their desired plan. They decided to think about it, and then COVID-19 hit. With Richard home more, they both realized that the renovation had to happen to make their home work for their family. The rest is history…
Q & A with Lindsey & Richard Bexley, OH
What was the goal for your remodel?
Our house was a mess! We needed better flow, more space, and more storage. It needed updated and brought into this century. The entire first floor was a priority, as was the upstairs primary bathroom. And we found out after demolition began, that our home was also unsafe!
An addition from the 90’s wasn’t structurally sound so they installed a beam to make it safe. Also, the entire electrical system was installed to replace all the original knob and tube.
What feature of your remodeled spaces are your favorite?
The closets (pantry & bedroom) are a favorite—I just love them! The new kitchen brings a lot to our life as a family. We have sightlines for every area and now it’s fun to entertain. Richard loves our primary bath. Our old one was so bad I refused to use it. It’s nice that we can both enjoy this gorgeous primary en suite now.
What advice would you offer to someone who is thinking of remodeling their home?
- Be ready for surprises!
- Know what realistic budgets are. We had no idea what we were getting into with our house due to its age and unexpected issues.
- Roll with the changes, be flexible, and be prepared.
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Why did you choose The Cleary Company for your remodeling projects?
When we were ready to begin the process, we spoke with three companies. The Cleary Company was the only one that asked us about our lives, what we wanted out of a remodel, whether we entertained a lot and whether we wanted it formal or informal. Robert noticed things other companies didn’t see, like our window air conditioning units in the 2nd floor windows. Even with a new HVAC system installed two years ago, the house was still hot in the summer and cold in winter. Robert said they could fix that. That comment helped to seal the deal for us!
The extra level of getting to know us and who we are was a game-changer for us. The Cleary Company took the time to listen and get to know us, making our experience with them more personal. Now we have a dual-zone HVAC air system that we are in love with, and the home is the correct temperature year-round. We don’t think we would have gotten that, along with all of the room renovations, with another company.
What was your favorite part of working with The Cleary Company?
I really liked the design process and picking out the materials and items. I found it to be really fun, even though I know some people might find it overwhelming. Our Designer took the time to get to know us well enough that our selection meetings were a breeze. All of the designs are aligned with our lifestyle and preferences.
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If you were asked to explain in one word why you choose to do business with The Cleary Company, what would it be?
Clarity! From day one everything was clear and spelled out for us.
Would you recommend The Cleary Company?
Yep-absolutely. Everyone we had contact with was great! We have a meeting with Robert soon to get started on our next project.
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Working with our clients is like working with family. We work hard to get to know you through collaboration to design and build a home that works for you. We are honored to be part of our clients’ lives, during the remodel and beyond!
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