Empty Nesters


Gatti Brothers Ltd.


Mississauga, ON






2023 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

What was the challenge?

These clients, a family of 5 with 3 children in university and both newly retired, were looking to update the main floor of their home. The goal was to create an updated and more efficient floorplan with an open concept living space. With the couple being newly retired, the functionality of their bungalow was a top priority as they would be spending more time at home.

What was delivered?

The original floor plan was choppy and outdated for these clients newly retired lifestyle. Gatti Brothers was able to shift around the bedrooms and move the kitchen to the other side of the home to allow for a much better flow of the space. By doing this, they created an open concept space that features a large kitchen and island, dining room and living room. The family can now be in the same space while executing different tasks. The space feels large, bright and airy.

The design of the renovation was created and executed by Melissa Kanaan from The Appleby and supported the clients goals of an open concept living space and a well thought out floor plan. The design is a warm, welcoming space with a fresh look and feel. The colour hues are that of fresh whites and calming beiges/gray. A quartz countertop was chosen for the kitchen featuring minimal veining detailing, creating the perfect transitional modern look the client was after.

Kitchen Before Kitchen After


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