It’s the last few weeks before fall starts…where did the summer go?  Time has really flown by and I’ve been looking through our project archives and recalling a VIP Box renovation.  Those of you who have followed our work over the last 18 months know some of the projects we’ve completed for FirstOntario Credit Union.  This project was a little different.  The client decided that it was time to redesign their VIP Box.  The only catch was that we needed to have it ready for an upcoming Earth, Wind and Fire concert held at FirstOntario Centre.  This meant we needed to complete the project from start to finish in just under 3 weeks!  WDI Group quickly turned this challenge into an opportunity by transforming a two-level 15’ x 15’ space.  The double-duty design not only offered more features but also maximized on a space that could now easily accommodate a party of 11 or more.

WDI Group stepped up to the plate and delivered!  Our team executed a minimalist and modern design with a high impact of well used space. The floor was a combination of wood and tile created in a swirl pattern giving an earthy flow concept.  The feature wall was adorned with horizontal wood wall panels creating a warm and natural backdrop for the FirstOntario stainless steel logo.  Natural elements were carried throughout the space and continued to the ceiling where wood slat features were installed giving an open feel from above.  Huge design elements yielded a WOW impact in a limited amount of space.

vip box before and after

On the first floor, guests are welcomed by a beautiful wet bar equipped with a coat closet, cabinet storage and refrigerator.  Overlooking the second level is a bar counter with six stools for guests to enjoy their beverage of choice as they cheer their favourite team on.  On the lower level, 4 comfy club chairs were added.  From the before image, you can see there was a 6-inch lip on the wall facing the lower level.  Our team decided to convert it into a banquette for additional seating – the more the merrier!

before and after vip box

In 3 weeks, WDI Group delivered:

  • Site review
  • 2d architectural design
  • 3d photo realistic renders
  • Construction budget approval (with multiple revisions of scope)
  • Sourcing materials to meet the design intent and project deadline
  • Shifting sub trade crews to complete the job on time
  • Managing multiple crews in a small space at the same time

The end result?  All who entered were impressed – design, construction and furnishings completed in 3 weeks!  It’s not too late to add some fun to your summertime renovation projects.  Call WDI Group today 1-888-304-3114.