June was a busy month at CED with a bunch of new projects getting started including a full home renovation. Hill Street is a beautiful custom built home that my client’s purchased earlier this year and just moved into this weekend! While the house has good bone and a fabulous chemical-free pool, the existing interior finishes are not my clients tastes and have enlisted my services to help them renovate two of the main floor bathrooms, create a design plan to update the kitchen and select paint colours to freshen up the entire main floor. I’m also creating a plan for their 1900sqft unfinished basement which will includes include a bedroom, bathroom, bar, media and play area.
Since they only took possession of the house at the end of June, the project has been quick with lots of decisions needing to be made not only so they could move in, but also in terms of planning for the next phase that will be taking place sometime next year. Every time I visit the site I’m amazed at how quickly it’s all coming together. My clients are awesome and we are all on the same page in terms of the design direction, which always makes for a great project.
So without any further delay, here’s a sneak peek of what’s been happening at Hill Street!
Master Ensuite The dated master ensuite is getting a complete overhaul with a new double sink vanity, a spa shower and a gorgeous herringbone marble floor.
Kids Bath The main bath is being transformed into a bright and fun space for my client’s little boy. This bathroom is located at the end of a hallway and every time I walk by it just makes me smile:) It’s going to be accented with some yellow, which just so happens to be their son’s favourite colour!
Living Room Not much is going to be happening in this space for the time being, we just scrapped the popcorn ceiling, added new pot lights, and will be giving it a fresh coat of paint. In the next phase we may add custom built-ins to either side of the fireplace.
Kitchen The kitchen is stay as is for now, but the future design will include window bench seating, new countertops, backsplash, lighting and refinishing the existing cabinets. The scheme below I created as an example in my last newsletter, but my client loved the fabric so much that it’s now a main contender for the kitchen. We’re also not doing anything major in the dining room during this phase except paint it an incredible shade of deep blue.
Basement The basement is the biggest project that is happening during phase one. As you can see below it’s huge!
Since the space is so large I’ve decided to section off the main space into fours areas: Bar, Fireplace/seating, TV watching (my clients are big movie fans!), and a play area for their son which will include shelving and storage for all his toys.
The TV/ fireplace wall, which is also the longest wall, is getting it’s own special treatment!
Since the upstairs has a more feminine feel we decided to go in a more masculine direction in the basement. The bar will feature wood counter tops, industrial inspired sconces, rustic wood shelves on top of a chalkboard feature wall and two different styles of bar stools.
In the bathroom we are also installing a herringbone pattern but this time with slate coloured tiles! The shower will be white subway with dark grout and the printer style vanity is being delivered this Friday.
As you can see there’s lots happening during this phase of the project and the pace has been very quick! So now that you know what I’ve been up to, I’ll be sharing more of each space in the next few weeks. You can also following me on instagram to see what I’m working on next.
I love helping my clients find their style.
If you’re planning a renovation and wanting help, contact me now especially if your thinking of starting your project this September! These types of projects require most of the decisions to be made in a very short period of time, and homeowners often find themselves overwhelmed especially if they don’t have the established resources to help them. When you allow the time to plan ahead, figuring out the budget, and have everything on site, the smoother your project will go. So if you’re thinking you want that dream kitchen, basement or bath, contact me for a complimentary call to learn how I can help:)