In 2021, during the various covid lockdowns inToronto I worked with a lovely client, who like many of us was required to work from home. She found that her space was a less than inspiring place to spend all day every day. She wanted to transform her 1940’s post war, West Toronto, mini-bungalow into her dream home, I was happy to oblige.
The goal was to create breathability by opening up the space, reconfiguring the rooms, maximizing the usability of all the spaces by adding lots of storage and giving several rooms a double function.
We transformed the front room that she previously used as a living room, into her dream office, with custom built in storage, and adding a box bay window so that she could work while looking out onto her lovely tree lined street. We added an extra cloak and seating area for guests.
We transformed her kitchen into a contemporary luxury bathroom using Mexican cement tiles and a floating toilet.
We transformed what was previously her dining-room into a warm and cozy bedroom with custom built in cabinets to house her spectacular shoe collection.
For the kitchen and living-room I wanted to give my client a warm, spacious and airy petite great room to entertain her family and guests, with easy access to the back yard BBQ and views of the garden.
We accomplished this by lifting the ceiling to the rafters making the room double the height and added a gas fireplace. We outfitted the kitchen with custom cabinets and used only drawers in the lower cabinetry with modular organizers to maximize storage and functionality.