Renovating and Decorating

Updating a 1980’s home involved inputting current design ideas throughout the house. In this home we implemented extensive renovations and remodeling, particularly in the kitchen, and at a cost that the client could handle.

As a cost saving device in the kitchen for example, we retained some of the existing cabinets and painted them to match newly built upper cabinets. The original floor plan had been a series of small rooms, so the renovation plan was to enlarge the existing space. Remodeling consisted of opening the living room to the dining room, and family room to the kitchen.

One of our design ideas in this remodel was to replace a solid wall with an angled passthrough/breakfast bar. This maximizes otherwise limited counter space, and brings light from the kitchen table area into the main working area.

Kitchens are the heart of every home, and so the open concept family room allows the cook to chat with family members or entertain guests while preparing a meal. The separation of the kitchen from the living and dining area was maintained, to provide for more formal entertaining.

We removed the popcorn ceilings by drywalling, added new pot lights and pendants, and added a micro subway tile backsplash of stone and glass. Draperies were replaced with wide louvred shutters. Paint colours were selected with an eye to lighter and brighter spaces.

All good design is a collaboration with the client in order to realize a functional well designed space that fits the clients lifestyle and needs. Photos of concepts are utilized to assist in the planing stage, enabling the client to visualize and finalize concepts prior to the remodel.