The existing home was compartmentalized with spaces not connecting and no rear yard access. Furthermore, the front entry was very small and poorly laid out. For this home renovation, adding a vaulted front entry with angled transom windows and vaulted portico ceiling makes this home very inviting and gives this home elegant curb appeal.
Adding a loft addition with 2 bedrooms and bath allowed the ground floor to be opened visually, integrating indoors and outdoors, creating a functional kitchen and eating/dining area with visual and physical access to backyard.
The mudroom entry is ideal for the hockey family by offering ample storage space including future hook up for laundry (considerations were made for future accessibility concerns: ground floor living).
By avoiding a boxy 2 storey look, the design intent was to create a loft look and feel and project the upper bedroom into a shed style dormer. Although discussions included creating the upper floor as a master suite, it was concluded that the master bedroom remain on the ground floor due to future accessibility and separation from the children’s bedrooms.
Although a garage addition was not part of this home renovation, the addition was designed to facilitate a garage in the future.
2011 Finalist – GOHBA Home Renovation/Addition $100,000.00 – $199,999.00
2011 Finalist for the Ontario Home Builders Association Award for Most Outstanding Home Renovation $100,000.00 – $500,000.00