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Retirement Retreat

Embarking on a downsizing journey, this family transformed an early 1980s bungalow into their forever home. With retirement on the horizon, the couple envisioned a cozy, comfortable home. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, the dated bungalow underwent a comprehensive modernization.

Situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, the dated bungalow was in dire need of modernization. Walls were removed and spaces reconfigured to create an open layout. Crucial repairs to the basement walls were also addressed.

Brighter, larger doors were installed to infuse the interior with natural light, while a spacious kitchen with an island became the heart of the home. Thoughtfully selected feature lighting and warm, inviting colours and textures enhanced the ambiance. Now, the new owners enjoy the comfort and beauty of their renovated home, looking forward to years of joyful living.

Townhouse Renewal

Revitalizing an early 1970s flat roof six-unit structure, this project transformed outdated rental units into modern, desirable homes. Partly built up by previous builders, the renovation began with a thorough demolition, moving from the basement up, including essential asbestos abatement.

The comprehensive upgrades included installing new windows, doors, electrical systems, plumbing, and insulation. Each unit now features individual meters for water, natural gas, and hydro, ensuring accurate billing. The exterior was meticulously finished to blend seamlessly with adjacent buildings, and patios were built for each unit, fully landscaped for a welcoming outdoor space. New asphalt added the finishing touch to the revitalized property.

By taking the ‘bones’ of the existing building and turning it into a profitable venture for the client, this project exemplifies the potential of thoughtful renovation. Remarkably, all six units were rented out within weeks of completion, promising long-term investment benefits for years to come.

Basement Refresh

Renovating an unfinished basement into a dedicated entertainment space for the client’s daughter was the primary goal of this project. The project included the installation of new carpeted stairs and handrails for safety and comfort, along with a fully equipped bathroom featuring a shower for added convenience. With practicality in mind, the living area was carefully crafted with bright, clean finishes, ensuring a welcoming ambiance.

Additionally, new doors were added to close off the utility area to prevent any unsightly elements within the renovated space, while still ensuring easy access when needed.

With its practical finishes and thoughtful design, the renovated basement now serves as a versatile retreat for the daughter to unwind, entertain friends, and enjoy moments of relaxation.

Bright Basement

This project transformed an existing, unfinished basement space into a fully functional and inviting apartment, perfect for extending the living area or creating a rental unit.

The renovation included adding a bedroom, bathroom, and a lively modern kitchen with natural maple shaker cabinets, combining style and practicality. Durable neutral vinyl plank flooring ensures longevity and withstands rental wear and tear.

Existing doors and windows were utilized to flood the space with natural light, eliminating the typical basement gloom. A gas fireplace was added to enhance warmth and comfort, making the space cozy during winter.

The finished basement is now a bright, welcoming, and functional apartment that adds valuable living space to the home.