We have a network of experts and advisors that have helped us create a powerful little renovations company.   We thought you’d like to meet them so we’ve asked our trusted colleagues a few questions; some silly, some serious.

Meet Yvonne Choe, Owner of Yvonne Choe Design & Photography

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IKAG: What do you love most about what you do?

Yvonne: The people.  I love interacting with clients.

IKAG: What the best projects for home resale value?

Yvonne: Little things can add wow factor and luxury to a relatively simple renovation, increasing your home’s resale value and making it appealing to a wider audience.  For example, adding a fireplace to your basement renovation will add comfort but will also add a feature element to the space that buyers will remember when shopping around for a new home.  Adding underfloor heating to a basement bathroom will add a feel of luxury.  Taking your kitchen cabinets to the ceiling adds more storage and also makes the ceilings appear higher and the kitchen appear more high-end.  

IKAG: How would your friends describe you?

Yvonne: Passionate

IKAG: What is one gift you’ll never forget?

Yvonne: My dad gave me a snow mobile for my 16th birthday.  The keys were in my birthday card.

IKAG: Biggest design mistakes?

Yvonne: The biggest design mistakes I see is adding too much, overthinking and overanalyzing.  Keep it simple.  It is actually really difficult to do well but when mastered can create beautifully elegant space.

IKAG: What celebrity do you get mistaken for?

Yvonne: Jennie Garth

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IKAG: Greatest thing you’ve learned about your business?

Yvonne: I started Yvonne Choe Design as a way to achieve a better life work balance and to be able to spend more time with my little girls.  I figured I would pack up and go back to the corporate world when my kids are in school full time.  But you know what?  This whole life-work balance thing is really working for me and I couldn’t have partnered with a better group of people that have wonderful clients and do amazing work.

IKAG: One word to describe I Know A Guy?

Yvonne: Meticulous

Thanks Yvonne.

Learn more about Yvonne Choe Design & Photography at www.yvonnechoedesign.com.