This project involved completely renovating the entire main floor of the clients residence which included the kitchen, bathroom, living room and hallway. During the demolition phase all the ceilings, drops and valences were removed to increase the overall height of the ceiling, and make the rooms feel larger. The plumbing was completely redone to accommodate the raised ceilings. A new electrical panel was installed to provide additional power for the improved lighting and the addition of radiant electric heating to all the floors. All the conventional light fixtures were removed and 12 pot lights were added to the kitchen, 20 pot lights to the living and dining room, 8 pot lights to the hallways. The clients also requested that we add under counter lighting to the kitchen cabinets as well. The clients wanted a specific style for their kitchen, which was achieved by carefully balancing the counter top colors, tile, backsplash and flooring tile.
The heart of this project was to convert a single story World War II bungalow into a two story character home. When the client came to us initially she wanted a larger home that she could share with her two young children and her mother, that would be built at a reasonable price. As we entered the design phase with the client it became clear to our delight that she liked the style of character homes and the clean look of fiber cement siding. Through consultation with the client we created a design that was open concept and used the floor space very efficiently. The main floor includes an open concept kitchen, dining room and living room area, as well as a playroom, study and powder room. The second floor has a master bedroom with lounge area, two children's bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. The ground level contains a one bedroom suite with separate bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and living room. The house has a shared laundry room on the ground level.
The exterior of this completed home will has an authentic character house style look and features a front porch, low maintenance fiber cement siding and beautiful west coast windows. The windows have two by four casings, while the gables are done in shakes with the main wall areas covered in cedar lapped style siding. The house exterior features a craftsman style fiberglass door, as well as a set of french doors leading out on to a deck in the back.
If you are considering a renovation and would like to view this home, to see the Indoor Outdoor Guy and his crew in action, please call 604-277-5572 and ask for Joseph (The Indoor Outdoor Guy)
Panoramic View of Bathroom
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The client's desired that this bathroom have a big wow factor, while still remaining functional. The existing bathroom had a wall which seperated the shower from the rest of the bathroom, making the shower very dark and cold. The client followed our recommendations to take the wall out and to make the shower the prominent focal point of the bathroom. The shower includes a regular shower head mounted on the wall, as well as a rain head mounted on the ceiling, and a detachable wand that can be used on hard to reach places and for cleaning the shower. This bathroom also includes seperate his and hers vanities, with marble counter tops. As part of the above mentioned wow factor that the client desires, a tile mosaic on the floor was added early in the design phase. It was decided to further enlarge the tile mosaic during the renovation as the new bathroom was taking shape. Another recommendation that the clients adopted from the design phase was enclosing the toilet in it's own seperate room. (A seperate bathroom exhaust fan was added to this toilet room (water closet), to deal with an unwanted aromas). Although the toilet room has it's own lighting the clients elected to use a wooden door with rainglass in it, to ensure enough light enters the room. This part of the bathroom also has the second vanity. The clients also desired that the bathroom have a free standing bathtub to add to the overall wow effect of the bathroom.
The focus of this project was to transform the clients aluminum sided home into a period era character home. As part of this project the front porch was redone with additional details added to posts and beam. The windows were all re-cased with a Victorian style casing. Band boards were added between the shakes and the lap siding. A repeating square detail was added above the front porch to finish the Victorian look. New soffits, as well as gable trim boards and corner boards were added to give this house a completely new look. Certainteed fibre cement siding was used both for the lap siding and the shingles in the gable. Both the siding and the shingles were pre-painted to Benjamin Moore colors, chosen by the client, to accomplish the specific color balance the client was looking for. The project also involved the construction of a completely new rainscreened building envelope & the complete re-siding of the entire house, lifting of front porch, and construction of new a railing for the front stairs.
The construction of the pergola was the second phase of the clients desired outdoor living space. The deck was built five years previous to this photo and was completely sanded down as part of this phase. The Indoor Outdoor Guy went through a detailed design process with the client to help the client choose the design she envisioned. Our design department, based on the client's initial input and requirements prepared four different designs, of which the client selected one that was further customized. The design of the pergola features Japanese arches and an interlocking timber frame design. The pergola was built out of solid cedar and painted white to match the trim details on the house. Glass was added to two sides of the pergola to provide a windbreak in the fall and spring. The pergola was also designed to shade the living room in the home from the southern exposure, as well as providing a shaded outdoor space.
This shed and pergola were custom built for a client. The client intends to use the shed for storage and the covered pergola will house a hot tub. The shed was cladded in cedar, as per the client's request. Timber frame construction was used for the pergola to give it the desired look. The client painted the shed and fence to match in a natural cedar stain.
This home was built using all natural building products and has almost zero VOCs or off gasing. It features a timber frame ceiling and stairs, long lasting metal roof, and hardwood fir flooring throughout.
The interior of this home features beautiful timberframe ceilings, fir floors and fir windows and door casings throughout. Earth quarried slate, granite, wool carpeting combine with the timberframe features to give the interior of this house a very natural and relaxing feeling. The interior of the house also features a radiant floor heating system that provides a very green energy efficient solution for heating the home. The home also features spacious nine feet ceilings, large 6ft tall windows, a set of french doors, as well as a covered front and back porch. The open concept design of this home makes it feel far larger than it actually is and it allows the home to be used for entertaining as well as day to day living.