I fell in love with Dawn and Brian’s backyard. It is very rare to have that much greenery and land (river running through included) within close proximity to the city AND in a great neighbourhood. I thought no matter what the transformation they would NEVER want to leave!!!
Inside the house, things got a little bit trickier. Every room was sectioned off making the layout choppy and inconvenient for their lifestyle. They had an extremely small kitchen and no shower in the ensuite resulting in Dawn having to share a bathroom with all of the men in the house … sooo not ideal!!! They had a huge list for me with some major constructional set backs, which only allowed me to focus on the most important items. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to tick off as many things that they would have liked to within their budget. But, I still cannot believe they decided to List It after that amazing kitchen I gave them!!!! Good work Todd, good work.
The kitchen definitely took the cake in this episode for me. I love how bright, light and open it became thanks to the help of Merit Kitchens. The cabinets turned out beautifully with the black and white contrast. They definitely freshened up the entire space.
We replaced their floors with this gorgeous, natural, wide plank, hard wood in a matte finish from Mercier. I like using lighter floors to help bring a space back to life. Plus, lighter hardwood hides the dust bunnies just a little bit more lol!!
We managed to open the mudroom up a bit by bumping the wall back. Since I couldn’t give them the deck upstairs to open up to the backyard, I wanted to make this entrance/exit extra special. We were even able to move the laundry OUT of the kitchen and add in a perfectly sized Kohler sink.
A big thank you as always to Janis Nicolay for the gorgeous photos!!
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Until next week!!!