Project Date: December 2016

Project Price Range: more than $100,000

It is with sincere pleasure that I write this reference for Donna O’Brien. After feeling overwhelmed with a mounting number of decisions to be made to complete our basement finishing project, and realizing that the wrong ones could lead to additional costs, I knew I needed expert assistance. I came across Donna through Houzz after browsing through many designers in my area and perusing through their completed projects. Donna’s projects instantly struck me as creative and functional and having that stroke of modern glam that I was looking for. Now, twelve months later I can confirm that this is exactly what came through in my completed project. She listened to all of my requirements and helped steer me in a direction that accomplished my vision without compromising on style, budget or function. Her customer service throughout was exemplary. Donna truly knew what I wanted even before I knew or asked both in terms of her designer touch and in securing and managing the trades to accomplish. Her enthusiastic personality added to my overall positive experience and I couldn’t be happier with the finished product. So much so that I am now looking forward to working with her on redesigning my main floor as our second project together. I can’t thank her enough and I can’t wait to see what we accomplish next!

– Rena Bresolin, Stoney Creek, Ontario

Project Date: March 2016

Project Price Range: more than $100,000

We are very happy to highly recommend Donna for any design project. We bought our house 8 years ago, knowing renovations were going to be essential. Our main floor was dark, and dated, and the idea of figuring out what to do was overwhelming. We looked at a few options until we met Donna. Donna was able to very quickly understand our needs, wants and taste and assure us our house could not only be updated but beautifully so. She not only delivered but exceeded our expectations. Donna managed the project, the contractors, design choices, and us, including navigating the inevitable surprises renovating an older home brings, professionally and with genuine care. Three bedrooms, living/dining room, bathroom and kitchen beautifully renovated. We would not even consider working with anyone else on any other project we may do.

– Colleen Anderson, Dundas, Ontario

Project Date: April 2017

Project Price Range: more than $100,000

My husband and I recently completed a whole first floor renovation done by Donna O’Brien Designs Inc.Donna was referred by friends of ours. Our renovation is now done ,on time and we were overwhelmed by the finished product. Donna was very professional, met with her at least once a week and always kept our budget in check. Donnas subcontractors were very particular and precise about the details that went into their work. Anyone searching for a Designer we would most definitely and highly recommend Donna in a heartbeat . You will never regret your decision!

– Cathy Bardossy, Dundas, Ontario

Project Date: June 2017

Project Price Range: more than $100,000

We hired Donna O’Brien Designs to redo our Kitchen, Living room,Dining room and Hallway as it was dated. We decided to get an interior designer as we knew very limited knowledge of what
we could do and the different products available in the Markets today. We found Donna as she worked with my Fiancé years ago before going into the Design Business and we ran into her coincidentally at Christmas. That gave us the idea to hire her and we are so glad we did. Donna was very pleasant and extremely knowledgeable about what products were out there and most importantly she wanted to make sure we were involved in every decision and that were happy throughout the process. The contractors Donna used were very professional, courteous and did such a wonderful job on the initial renovation that we decided to replace our stair cases as well
as re-doing our lower family room. Now that it is complete all I can say is WOW as it is beautiful. Donna kept us up to date on the progress as well as the costs on a routine basis. I would recommend Donna for any design work as she is very professional and we are extremely Happy with no regrets!

– Shannon and Ron Nelson, Hamilton Mountain, Ontario

Project Date: August 2017

Project Price Range: more than $100,000

We recently had our kitchen and two bathrooms totally remodelled by Donna and her team, as well as a living room makeover. We have used her services in the past, and didn’t hesitate to call
on her once again for her knowledge and professionalism. She answered all our questions and we felt confident with her suggestions. She’s an experienced designer, and was generous with her tips and always willing to go the extra mile to help. Donna manages all the trades within her team and everything is coordinated well. Everyone is very honest and respectful, and we never worried about leaving them alone in our home. We did experience a bit of a delay with our cabinetry, but once in, the quality was well worth the wait. We love our renovations, and would highly recommend Donna and her team who went above and beyond to assist us.

– Janice Doggett, Hamilton, Ontario

Project Date: August 2015

Project Price Range: $1,000 – $9,999

I’ve hired Donna for several projects and have never been disappointed. She was spot on with the colours and accessories chosen for my home. She brings her creativity and expertise with every project. She has always exceeded my expectations.

– Linda Jefferies, Hamilton Mountain, Ontario

Project Date: May 2014

Project Price Range: $50,000 – $100,000

From the onset of my project Donna really listened to me and made every effort to be sure I was completely satisfied with the design concept, the workmanship of the trades people, the quality of the products that were purchased, and the inclusion of personal pieces so that my tastes and personality were reflected. The project has run seamlessly with respect to timelines and budget and will be complete in approximately 3 weeks. As I am not a dominant personality, I am grateful to Donna for being my voice throughout this renovation, ensuring that any concerns were addressed and handled with tact and firmness. I strongly recommend Donna’s services…her
creativity, practical knowledge of construction and products, her attention to detail and extremely pleasant and fun personality all contributed to making this a very enjoyable, stress free experience. Photos will be available upon completion of the project.

– Diane Flett, Stoney Creek, Ontario

Project Date: March 2014

Project Price Range: $10,000 – $49,999

We hired Donna to completely renovate our kitchen. She presented us with 2 or 3 designs and explained the pros and cons of each. She came with us to shop for and decide on everything from the kitchen cupboards to the faucet to the door handles. She arranged the meetings with
the contractor and electrician and was always present to answer any questions. While we went to Florida for a month, she directed the entire job so that we came home to a beautiful new kitchen.
Donna is a designer who listens to her client. Every detail that I mentioned was carefully considered. Although she made suggestions and gave expert advice, she always paid attention to what we needed in a kitchen and was respectful of our taste. She always answered emails and phone calls promptly and paid attention to the budget. As a bonus, she is friendly and easy to talk to. I would definitely hire Donna again for any job, large or small and would give her the highest recommendation.

– Lee MayHew, Beamsville, Ontario