Our Team

Michael Midali and Christopher Richens

Welcome to Custom Spaces Ottawa, where passion meets craftsmanship. Our team is led by two dedicated and experienced professionals, Michael Midali and Christopher Richens, who bring a personal touch to every renovation project.

Christopher Richens

Christopher began his career in the high-tech industry, but with the industry’s downturn, he turned a hobby into a full-time passion. With a love for hands-on work and a keen eye for detail, Christopher thrives in the renovation business. When he’s not transforming spaces, he enjoys spending quality time with his children and keeping up with their various activities.

Michael Midali

Originally from the UK, Michael started his career traveling the world, meeting new people, and making friends wherever he went. His journey led him to meet his wife while working on a cruise ship. Together, they decided to settle down in Ottawa, where Michael transitioned his long-standing hobby into a thriving renovation career. In his free time, you’ll find Michael playing with his kids, enjoying a round of golf, or watching soccer.

Our Combined Experience

Together, Chris and Mike bring over 30 years of combined experience in the renovation industry. As the leading Ottawa home renovation contractors, their expertise spans exceptional basements, bathrooms, kitchens, full house renovations, and additions. They take pride in their hands-on approach, working closely with designers and numerous trades to deliver outstanding results.

Our Core Values

Chris and Mike are not just owners but working professionals who love what they do, and it shows in the results we achieve. As your trusted Ottawa home renovation contractors, we look forward to helping you transform your home into a space you will love for years to come.

Our Client Testimonials

At expectations with every project. Our clients’ positive experiences and kind words are a testament to our commitment to quality and craftsmanship. We invite you to watch the video testimonial below to hear firsthand how we’ve transformed homes and lives through our exceptional renovation services. Custom Spaces Ottawa, we take immense pride in the satisfaction of our clients. As leading Ottawa home renovation contractors, we strive to exceed

Contact Us for Your Home Renovation Needs

Ready to transform your home? Contact Custom Spaces Ottawa today to discuss your home renovation project in Ottawa. Our team is here to provide you with expert advice, detailed plans, and high-quality construction services.

Devon EarnshawDevon Earnshaw
16:37 18 Apr 24
Custom Spaces just completed a bathroom renovation for me. They did a fantastic job. Mike and Chris are very knowledgeable, capable and easy to work with. They always made sure I was happy with the results through each step of the project. If you want a contractor who is trustworthy, honest and professional, please give them a call. I couldn't be happier with the work they did for me.
Ru WadasingheRu Wadasinghe
00:16 15 Apr 24
Mike, Chris & Andrew renovated three of our bathrooms. They did an amazing job. They provided excellent suggestions to ensure that the outcome would exceed our expectations. These guys are awesome and we plan on using them for future renovations.
Jo-Ann FloodJo-Ann Flood
13:37 26 Jan 23
We couldn’t be happier with Custom Spaces!!! Mike and Chris are exceptional to work with, always giving timely updates and asking questions along the way to ensure that we are happy with the end result. We worked with them to renovate our home from top to bottom!!! We started with the basement and loved their work so much that we ended up getting them to renovate the main floor with a brand new kitchen, floors throughout, trim including baseboards, paint and a new powder room! We also converted our carpeted stairs to hardwood and continued with hardwood throughout the 2nd level! It was just the refresh that our home needed and are so happy with it all!!!! They are trustworthy, honest and reliable with every project ending right on time!!!! We highly recommend Custom Spaces to anyone looking for a home refresh!
Lorraine LarabieLorraine Larabie
01:20 26 Jan 23
We contracted Custom Spaces Ottawa for a kitchen, ensuite and laundry room renovation and we are so happy we did. Mike and Chris are amazing! They were professional, reliable, respectful. The attention to detail and the quality of work is bar none. The sub-trades were amazing as well. Everything went according to plan, no hiccups – and when we were told that the electrician, plumbers, painters, drywallers, HVAC guys, etc were coming on such and such a day – they came! Mike and Chris have it together and we would have them help us again without question!
Fran CoyleFran Coyle
18:10 10 Jan 23
Mike and Chris renovated my ensuite and I could not be more pleased. From design through to finishing they were a wealth of knowledge and so professional. Many things were suggested that I would not have thought about. Cleaned up after themselves daily! Will definitely have them back for my basement.
Miranda LegassickMiranda Legassick
20:34 21 Apr 21
We’ve hired Mike and Chris now on two separate occasions to renovate a bathroom and a basement. Very pleased with the quality of their work. Both renovations turned out exactly as I wanted and to the standard that I would expect. Mike and Chris offered innovative solutions to a remodel of our 50’s home and worked hard to ensure that we stayed within our budget. They are both honest and reliable and always provided a timely response. I’ve recommended Custom Spaces to friends and family and will continue to do so!!
Ian WidgettIan Widgett
02:31 29 Dec 20
Mike and Chris were fantastic to work with. We hired them to renovate our kitchen and we were very happy with their work. They were always on time, very professional and friendly. I also appreciated that they did not exceed their pricing estimates. When we had sub-contractors in to paint our kitchen cabinets, we were nervous about working with a different firm but Mike and Chris were great at following up and ensuring that the work was done to their standards.Mike and Chris had great attention to detail. We are so happy with the finished project and are already planning our next one, as we will definitely hire them again