After moving down from NYC a few years ago, we finally decided to put some roots down and purchase a home in South Florida. We found a unique non-Florida style home but the inside needed some TLC as it was original to the mid-1990s. We had never done a renovation and really did not want to as we heard many horror stories about contractors, trades people, etc, but we loved the home so took a chance.
We scoured the internet to find a designer/contractor who would be able to make our vision come to life (and within budget!), take care of all the logistics and manage the whole thing. We found Janie and Restore 818 and we’re glad we did!
Janie did her homework to make sure she understood our styles, idea boards, family needs, budget and all the little details and presented a great vision to bring our place out of the 90s and into the modern era! She has some great trades people who are reliable and skilled come in and do everything from the initial demo to painting and installing.
Communication is very important to me when working with someone and Janie made sure she was in touch about upcoming timelines, decisions that had to be made and any troubleshooting.
As with any projects, there are unexpected costs but Janie provided cost effective alternatives while balancing our wish lists and being realistic about what is possible.
Timeline wise, we were slightly behind but only because of Hurricane Irma, which was an act of God so no one’s fault. We came close to being on time as possible and I know Janie really pushed her trades to be a priority, which I appreciated.
I highly recommend Janie and Studio 818 – we couldn’t have made our dream home without her.
Studio 818 you are the best! Words can not express how happy I am with my 818 home. Working with Janie and JP were amazing. Every detail of the process went smooth and I can’t be happier. My life is forever changed and my Home 2124 Dreamlodge is truly my dream home!!
Janie, JP and Studio 818 make dreams come true. Janie has the designer eye and the team that can make any space amazing!!
I purchased a home designed by Janie (Studio 818) and renovated by Restore 818, and was so impressed with their work hired them to design and build a custom pergola for my yard.
As soon as I walked into this house by Restore 818 designed by Janie Micek, I knew immediately this was the house. I probably looked at 50 odd homes before I decided on this one, many being more expensive. Warm, intelligent, timeless design blending modern and old features with beautiful colors and open spaces. It was an exact fit.
Everyone that walks into this home inquires about who did the design and renovation. I later hired Janie & JP to design and build a large custom pergola in my yard. I experienced the same intelligent design, professionalism, thoroughness that was refreshing and greatly appreciated. Janie and JP were easy to work with I would recommend them to anyone.
Last December during our real estate search we walked into a Restore 818 completed home in Imperial Point, Ft Lauderdale. After seeing many renovations . . . this was the one that stopped me in my tracks.
A completely redone floor plan. My 14-foot kitchen island puts my last renovated kitchen in New York to shame. I’ve retired now and enjoy cooking and entertaining in this fabulous home. JP and Janie are a great find in the search for modern well done design and renovation of a 1960 ‘s house.
Janie has the best creative eye for any space & style. We meet her at a Restore 818 open house back in 2013 in Burbank, CA which she designed. We were truly impressed and wanted to hire her immediately for our house.
She moved to Florida and we thought all hope was lost, until she said don’t worry we can design everything by email, phone, conferences calls, virtual meetings. So we moved forward and loved the entire process of design and communication.
Now all our friends always ask how we came up with design and they love it. We use Studio 818 for every home and commercial projects and recommend her to all our friends. THANK YOU STUDIO 818 & RESTORE 818!
Mike & Chrystine Dimaguila
While I searched for a house for many many months, my wife compiled a million Pinterest looks and links. One day we drove past a house in our area that was being renovated inside and out by Restore 818 and the exterior stopped us in our tracks.
We made an appointment to view it, walked in and knew that we’d found our house. The interior design by Janie (Studio 818) hit all of my wife’s high-design Pinterest saves –materials, form and function, the attention to detail — absolutely outstanding!
After relocating to the Ft. Lauderdale area, my other half and I searched for our new home for months seeing only sad, poorly remodeled (if at all) homes time and time again. Finally, we came upon a Restore 818 house designed by Janie (Studio 818) and fell in love with it. This particular house was too small for us but we recognized that Janie’s design using clean lines with amazing details was incredible and completely in line with what we were looking for.
After speaking with her, Janie sent us to a house she was still working on and not yet on the market. Janie thought this home might have the square footage we were needing. In this home, she employed open spaces with beautiful understated design details. Nowhere in sight were the all too frequent “in today, out tomorrow” design trends.
Immediately, we knew this was the place for us, and four years later we still could not be happier today. In a nutshell, Janie’s design aesthetic is a perfect mix of superior use of space, eclectic design and sophisticated details.
Outstanding taste and professionalism! I bought my house designed by Janie (Studio 818) and developed by Restore 818, Inc. When I walked into the house I immediately knew this was THE place. Great materials and colors used in the house.
Everyone who visits loves the look and feel of the house. I have seen other properties designed by Studio 818 and developed by Restore 818, Inc., and the look and quality are always immaculate. I hIghly recommend Janie at Studio 818!
OMG! Where do I start? I am a professional house flipper I have successfully remodeled 26 houses in the last 4 years and Janie at Studio 818 has designed every one for me. Her designs, color palette, and design aesthetic are second to none and have gotten me top dollar every time.
From start to finish Janie will give you everything you need to successfully transform any home or building and all within your budget. She has impeccable taste with massive creativity. Her designs have made all of my houses the most beautiful properties on the block.
She makes it a point to be cutting edge and unique. She gives my houses that extra creative pop of color and design that makes them something really special and hard to pass up. I can’t remember any of my houses lasting on the market more then a few weeks with Janie and Studio 818 design.