My project was a major renovation of the first floor of a 40-year-old beach house: a three bedroom, living/kitchen space & bathroom, hardwood frame clad in asbestos and sitting on a rendered besser block base containing a ‘granny flat’. I consulted with Paul Hindes of Soul Space and explained that I wanted to recreate a sixties-style beach house with a ‘modern twist’. Paul was interested to hear my ideas and what my ‘vision’ was for the project. A short time after our first meeting, Paul came back to me with a very comprehensive design of all the ideas I had provided to him. After mulling over the drawings for a few days I realized that I was probably being too ambitious with what I had initially envisaged. At this point I was worried how Paul would react when I told him I had changed my mind about a number of things on my wish list! He did not react negatively in any way but just explained this was all part of the process for coming up with the best design. I was very happy with his attitude. From that point on Paul adjusted the drawings considerably and was able to accommodate my ‘new ideas’ and come up with innovative ways of getting around using the space available to the best advantage. The design phase was completed very quickly as were the working drawings. Throughout the whole process Paul was always available to discuss finer points and make adjustments. Over the past six months, he has dropped in several times for a visit to see how the renovation has progressed (at no cost). Overall, I am extremely happy with Paul’s consultative skills and expertise in respecting my ideas and refining them into a workable and very appealing design. I commend Paul Hindes of Soul Space to anyone looking for a designer who listens, is respectful and does a great job!