I absolutely loved working with Derek and Lisa and their growing family. Their home was bursting at the seams with one bathroom for all of them and a dilapidated patio in need of some help. Derek grew up in the same neighbourhood, which definitely added some sentimental value to their home, which was a bonus for me. I knew that square footage was going to be my biggest hurdle, so creating a better layout and living space that was more functional for their family was key.
I am so happy that they fell back in love with their home and am excited for them to be able to entertain in it again. I have to give it to Todd though, because finding something within their budget in the SAME neighbourhood was a huge challenge!!! The market was tight and he couldn’t manage to find something that ticked all of the boxes. Better luck next time …
We found them a perfectly sized Van Gogh Designs sectional and ottoman that added texture to their living space. I fell in love with the fabric on it and find it easy to clean with two young kids.
We completely gutted their kitchen and replaced the cabinets with two-tone Merit Kitchens cabinets. With the kitchen space being so small we had to make sure the layout was right to make it feel better and more open. We went with a Silestone by Cosentino countertop to help brighten and lighten the space up.
A big thank you as always to Janis Nicolay for the gorgeous photos!!
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Until next week!!!