“Our kitchen is too small.”
“We’re disconnected from the Dining Room.”
“We need an Ensuite.”
“We need an addition!”
Does this sound like you? Additions can be costly and messy: excavation, foundation, windows/doors, exterior finish, landscaping and decks. And is it even feasible? There are the matters of zoning by-laws, and reducing your outdoor space.
Sometimes the space you need is right in front of you. It just needs a little re-arranging.
Empty-nester clients of ours found themselves with too many bedrooms and a small bathroom. We reconfigured their second floor to eliminate a bedroom and turned it into an Ensuite for them while maintaining a main bathroom for the other bedrooms. It’s still a 3-bedroom house, but now with a master oasis for them to enjoy.
Typical of a 70s home, this home enclosed each space into rooms. The side door to the house led you to a hallway past the kitchen and dining room. By eliminating the hallway and walls, both spaces are integrated and feel a lot larger. We can now walk through the space instead of around it; space that was always there.
Eat-in kitchens are a thing of the past. This kitchen was dysfunctional with a peninsula breaking the flow and an eat-in area that was never used and too small. Moving walls and openings was not in the budget, so we reconfigured the eat-in area into a wall of cabinets with a range, wall oven and much needed pantry storage. This allowed us to move the range out of the path of travel from the Dining Room to the Den, making it more user-friendly and safer: a successful use of space.
Call us! We can help you optimize your space and find your home’s hidden potential.
Written by Sophie, Project Development Manager