My husband and I recently renovated our first home -- a loft-style condo in a historic building in downtown Austin. Our project involved major architectural changes, rigorous HOA board approvals, and a prior project that left our electrical situation a mess. I'm so glad we hired the experienced and personable team at Skelly Homes to help us tackle these things and more. Diana has a great eye for design which is an added bonus, and every subcontractor we met was very professional too. This is huge when you're leaving your home in someone else's hands. Renovations can be challenging, emotional and scary, so you want a team that knows the ropes and will teach you how it works along the way. The process can also be FUN, and we now have the real estate + renovation bug. :) We will definitely hire Skelly Homes for our next project!
We needed an entire home renovation and we couldn’t have picked a better team. Skelly Home did an excellent job from start to finish. The project was planned out in detail and was tracked against plan until completion. Exceptions were communicted clearly and we were always presented options and offered guidance. Diana always kept us informed and stayed in close contact. When we reached out, she was quick to respond.
The results from the project are an absolutely beautiful transformation. The quality of their work is exceptional. Each part of the renovation was done with precision including difficult tile work. Everyone on the team is very responsive and extremely professional.
We had a great experience and are proud of our beautiful home! We recommend Diana and Skelly Home Renovations for any project!
-Annette & Tom
The team at Skelly Home has been truly a blessing to work with! Their team is responsive, detail-oriented and extremely professional. I know when we refer Skelly Home to our clients, they are in good hands and will always be well taken care of. The quality of their work is top-notch, and we sincerely appreciate the hands-on approach in how they run their business. We've worked with a wide range of contractors in Austin, and they are definitely at the top of our list!
-Etch Design Group
I renovated nearly my entire home with Skelly and had a great experience start to finish. Diana and crew were by far the most professional and responsive contractors I have worked with and the results show. It was extremely refreshing to work with someone that I felt was on my team and not constantly trying to cut corners. They often would come to me with ideas for improvements on the initial plans that didn't result in initial cost. Seems like common sense, but I've had too many experiences with people who don't want to think while they're on the job and instead rush to the finish line.
Project was finished on a reasonable time frame and there were no hidden costs. Tile work and carpentry in particular deserve an A+. Thanks Skelly!
I am so glad I had the opportunity to work with Diana. She and her team did a fantastic job transforming a full house renovation in a 4 month time frame. She was always available, extremely reliable, and super communicative throughout the entire process. Her subs were easy to work with, and her craftsmen produced beautiful results. Diana was on top of every little detail from the bidding process to the final punch-list, and the project ran smoother than I could have ever imagined. As a project manager, I felt totally at ease, and I look forward to working together again!
-Ali Swindler Designs
My wife and I were extremely well satisfied with Skelly Home Renovations. We live out of state, so we turned over the sourcing and planning to them, and were delighted with the outcome. They turned a nice but modest house in a great neighborhood into a showplace with beautiful and creative design features that showed a lot of thought, a lot of love, and tons of hard work. I would enthusiastically recommend them for any such project. They are thorough, communicate well, are scrupulously honest, and well informed. I could not have asked for more.
Skelly Home did an incredible job with our renovation, which included two complete bathroom remodels, new flooring throughout the house and taking a wall down in the living room. Each aspect of the renovation was done with precision and quality and truly looks beautiful. We also had a great experience with the team there, from Diana doing the initial walk-through and quote to our project manager, Brandon, to each of the subcontractors that were in our home. Even the small issues that naturally happen along the way were handled quickly and professionally. We would definitely recommend them and use them again. Thanks, Skelly Home!
We found Skelly Home Renovations through Houzz when we were looking for the right team to flip a house we owned in Austin TX. Through all of the challenges of working long distance and with busy people like us who were new to this sort of project , Diana showed patience and great practical common sense in managing this project for us. The resulting project was an amazing transformation worthy of a design magazine article. Through the project, she had access to a real estate professional who provided invaluable advice to be sure that we used our investment wisely. We can't recommend her highly enough--she has amazing taste, design sense, and practicality.
Skelly Home Renovations managed a project for us that included: complete renovation of kitchen & dining room except the floors, new ceiling fans/chandeliers/dimmers, and painting rest of 4000 sq ft house.
Some key points:
I could always reach them. Calls & texts were answered promptly.
Frequent on site checkups.
The painters/electricians/stone cutters/handymen were courteous professionals with a lot of pride in their work. The craftsmanship is top notch.
They were flexible. A vendor I ordered hardware from flaked on me, and Skelly accommodated, adjusting the schedule so I could get hardware from a different vendor.
Would I recommend Skelly? Yes - We are planning/budgeting to redo the master bath in two years, and we’ll rehire Skelly.
When starting a design project for some personal friends of mine I knew Skelly Home Renovation was the contracting service I wanted to work with. I was able to recommend them to my own friends with confidence because I have observed over multiple projects that Diana and her team have exceptional integrity and do detailed quality work at a fair price. Their projects are fast and professional, but even more importantly to me, their responsiveness and ability to communicate effectively and patiently with their clients are above and beyond. Thank you to Diana and the whole team at Skelly Home Renovation! Y'all kick butt.
We could not be happier with the job Skelly Home Renovations did on our bathroom renovation. This was our first bathroom renovation and have heard horror stories from people who have had bad experiences with renovation companies. Victor and the team always communicated any questions/issues that came up with the project, and they finished ahead of schedule! All of their work was high quality, including a difficult tile design. I will be using Skelly again on our next renovation!
I needed a total kitchen remodel to make my kitchen look fresh and modern while utilizing as much as possible of what was already there. I also needed to freshen up the living areas in the house to make them look new, fresh and modern. Diana is a joy to work with. She is very professional, pleasant, punctual and backs all her work. Diana is a gem!
My kitchen is beautiful! The timing and actual work of this project was minimally invasive to my family even though we were living through the remodel process. What I enjoyed most about working with Skelly Home was their organization. The project scheduling meeting was the most important meeting to me. The project moved smoothly and on time, and there was not a day without project activity. I would absolutely recommend Skelly Home to you. The crew was respectful of personal space, professional, and cleaned up at the end of each work day. Also, Skelly Home is a pet friendly company. This is very important to anyone with furry family members. I am extremely likely to return to Skelly Home for a future renovation. When you purchase a house and make changes to fit the family personality, it's easy to transform the personal space with someone you can trust to do such a great job! My experience with Skelly Home was outstanding!
- Kelli B.
In our interior design business, we work with Diana at every opportunity. It's rare to find a contractor with the level of accountability and attention to detail that we have found with Skelly Home. We can count on them to communicate clearly and often about the project and never cut corners. Renovations can be incredibly daunting for clients but Diana and her team are fantastic at making the process feel less intimidating. We will continue to rely on Skelly Home for our business and encourage others to do the same!
-Courtney Blanton Interior Design
Diana and her team of experts were consistently on top of all projects from start to finish. Everyone knew the scope of their work, executed tasks in a very timely manner, and was enjoyable to be around in the mean time. Overall, the work done by the team was high quality, as was the project management. I have already recommended Skelly Home to multiple other people and will continue to do so in the future. We will only be using Skelly Home for any of our future home renovation needs! We are so impressed by the project management, the timely responsiveness to our inquiries, flexibility as projects changed, the high-quality work completed, and the talent of everyone on the team. Truly a positive experience, and our home looks fabulous!
- Jayme J.
I have brought Skelly Home Renovations in on a number of projects. What I love most about working with Diana and her team is the seamless communication, promptness, attention to detail and knowing that everything big or small will be cared for in the manner that I expect when working with a contractor. By a long shot, Diana has been the best contractor I have ever collaborated with in my 12 years working in the field of remodeling. Happy clients, happy designer, amazing results!
- Allison Jaffe Interior Design
I really enjoyed working with Diana, she was so easy to work with, great energy, takes charge and handles every last detail so you don't have to worry. As a designer, I appreciated not having to hold her hand through the project, I felt like I could take a step back and let her take control. The site visits were always a great experience because she came prepared with items to go over. I would definitely use her for future client projects!
-Jamie Naugle Interiors