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New Spirit for an Old Soul

Featured in Lifestyle Magazine in Jan 2020 and the 2019 Parade of Renovations, this Old North Bungalow is one of the houses we say has great bones. The homeowner had previously remodelled the kitchen; however, styles change, and the structural layout was not working for her. The back staircase was impractical, and her kitchen was very cut up and in need of storage. The flooring throughout the home needed to be replaced and the original early 1910 bathroom, was small and hard to use. As in all Ontario cottages, the only bathroom is small and impractical for ageing in place. In her current kitchen, we loved the existing stain glass that was made by Sunrise Glass for the previous kitchen and found the perfect spots for them in the new design. There was an old swing door that we were not using in the new design, so we repurposed it into the range hood and shelves in the kitchen and bathroom.

The new layout allowed the sink to be under the window (where all sinks should be), and much needed pantry space. While opening the space to the back door we provide a path for the light to stream into the kitchen. By moving the stairs, we gained much-needed space in the “master bedroom”, we removed the closet and with a square room added custom closets on either side of the window, complete with window seat and storage under the bench. Probably the most significant change in terms of functionality was in the bathroom. Please note the zero-threshold shower, the stylish bench, and the grab bars. Removing the linen closet enabled a larger vanity. New flooring throughout the home, matching historical baseboards and casing, custom stairs and railings, with a custom stain to match the flooring and as always lots of pot lights and accent lighting completed the renovation. 

Featured in Lifestyle Magazine in Jan 2020 and the 2019 Parade of Renovations, this Old North Bungalow is one of the houses we say has great bones. The homeowner had previously remodelled the kitchen; however, styles change, and the structural layout was not working for her. The back staircase was impractical, and her kitchen was very cut up and in need of storage. The flooring throughout the home needed to be replaced and the original early 1910 bathroom, was small and hard to use. As in all Ontario cottages, the only bathroom is small and impractical for ageing in place. In her current kitchen, we loved the existing stain glass that was made by Sunrise Glass for the previous kitchen and found the perfect spots for them in the new design. There was an old swing door that we were not using in the new design, so we repurposed it into the range hood and shelves in the kitchen and bathroom.

Category: Renovation

Square feet: 1054

Work Completed: 2019

Colour Palette: Neutral with Cherry wood

Designer: Bonnie Hardy

Lead Carpenter: Bob Woxman/Justin Jackson

Category: Renovation

Square feet: 1054

Work Completed: 2019

Colour Palette: Neutral with Cherry wood

Designer: Bonnie Hardy

Lead Carpenter: Bob Woxman/Justin Jackson

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