Location: Lower Mission, Kelowna
Built as a “Crafters” home, with its Cape Cod shingle exterior, it had fabulous street appeal. Walking inside this house didn’t provide the same experience. Overwhelmed with blonde fir, a balance of natural elements was not present. The kitchen was cramped, had limited counter space with a 3’x4’ island and a stovetop in the centre. The power room entrance was in the kitchen making it unpleasant to say the least. The laundry room was off the kitchen. The living room was a busy collection of post and railings making it difficult for the family to move freely around the home. The dining room was confined, away from the kitchen with 3 walls and a small window. There was a large office space using up valuable square footage on the main floor. Upstairs the two bathrooms and three bedrooms were dated and there was a general lack of storage space.
We removed all but one structural post and installed flush beams to support the second level opening up the main floor living room/dining room and kitchen into a great room area. We took out the office, moved the powder room away from kitchen and moved the laundry upstairs. We removed all obstacles (wood railings, beams etc) making the house more open and accessible.
We installed a custom pass-through window between the kitchen and outdoor living space. There was no existing linen closet and limited closet space so we created a walk-in linen closet in the attic space and walk-in shoe closet in the attic space off master bedroom walk-in closet.
We patched, sanded and stained floors for seamless tie-in and used a more suitable stone to update and blend the project. We maintained integrity of home style through lighting /plumbing fixtures, cabinet styles. We installed smart-home technology to provide improved convenience and accessibility to the families iPad technology.