I had a call last fall from this very handy couple. They had a 60s home that had been through a minor reno in the 80s. The home is small, but with the right changes, could be very functional for this couple. They wanted to do most of the work themselves, but brought me in to do the design and help with the finishes. The finishing touches took a little while to put in place, but we were finally ready for a photo op this past weekend.
Here's the view from the living room (the wall is no longer orange...that left soon after they moved in.)
|Before and after dining room. Porcelain tile extended from kitchen, new patio door replaces window, new dining room set.|
|View into the kitchen from the dining room.You can see the side of the stove behind the partial wall. |
The microwave sat on an added cabinet that floated between the dining room and kitchen.
|Part of the partial wall was removed so that the dining room and kitchen are one big room. |
Proper layout is now possible, with space on either side of the stove for safe food preparation.
The stove was moved from that centre wall, to a space a long the far wall and now there is ample safe space for cooking. We were also able to move the sink so that it sits under the window.
|An awkward stove location, with a tiered corner counter, sat behind the partial wall dividing the kitchen and dining areas.|
|The fridge was moved over to allow for better access to the basement. Pantry cupboards were installed to the left of the partial wall. |
The storage the previous kitchen lacked is so abundant now, there are empty cupboards.
|The cappucino maker sits where the door once was. The window was replaced with a smaller one to allow for lower cabinets to be installed in front of it. |
The sink and dishwasher were moved to this wall.
|Laminate counters in a granite-like pattern pulls all the colours used in the room.|
|A beautiful grey-green wall colour was chosen to compliment the cabinetry and table.|
Another job well done!