Burlington Street 


Shane Renovations


Ancaster, ON






Best Whole Home Renovation – $200,000 to $400,000 – 2022 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

What was the challenge?

This family of three needed their home to be more functional for their growing family. By opening up the space and adding an addition the overall layout was designed to create a more inviting home with extra storage and an eclectic feel. Moving the front door and bathroom to the opposite side created a cohesive flow through the entire home and allowed for an open floor plan. The addition also allowed them to increase the size of the common bathroom upstairs and add an extra room for their new baby. 

What was delivered?

This single-family home received a two-story addition to the back, as well as a newly enclosed front porch. With this extra space, they were able to have a larger kitchen on the main floor, as well as an extra bedroom and a renovated bathroom upstairs. The front door was moved to the opposite side of the house to create an open and more inviting entry, which included a seating area as well as hooks and cubbies to store their children’s items. The powder room was also moved to the opposite side of the home for a larger main-floor washroom for guests. 

The new kitchen at the back of the house was designed to utilize the exterior walls for cabinetry to create extra storage. The renovation team was able to give them the space for a large island, with plenty of storage. The bold color on the island is a beautiful statement piece in this updated family kitchen. 

Since the homeowners were a photographer and an artist, they wanted space to showcase their work. By opening up the main living space and revealing a portion of the stairs, there is now space to display their pieces, which are visible from the living and dining room. Their stairs themselves got a completely upgraded look, going from a painted white pine with traditional rounded newel and balusters, to a beautiful red oak staircase with wrought iron spindles. This gave the main floor a great contemporary feel.