2023 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence
What was the challenge?
The Main floor of a house is often considered the heart of the home, but it can become cramped and uncomfortable when a family grows or expands. This was the case for this family who found themselves struggling with a lack of space and damaged hardwood floors due to their pets. The dining room in particular was a source of frustration as it was situated in a closed off space at the back of the main floor, making it difficult to navigate and use effectively. The homeowners found themselves unable to even open their fridge when the dining table in front of it was occupied. However, with some thoughtful redesign and renovation, the family was able to create a more spacious and functional Main Floor that better suited their needs and lifestyle.
What was delivered?
The new open concept main floor allowed for a better flow throughout with a brighter, unobstructed kitchen which opened up to the dining room where they now have a dining table for proper meals with the family while maintaining a comfortable Living Room space. A custom closet with a bench for seating, hooks and cabinets for daily essentials was built by the front door.
A wall leading to the basement was knocked down halfway, adding airiness to the main floor. The Homeowners love their new custom-built Kitchen with natural Maple wood, dark blue and light gray painted doors. Quartz stone countertops, glazed handmade-looking subway tiles, matte black fixtures and hardware complete their Transitional Kitchen. Concrete looking porcelain floor tiles were installed for aesthetics and durability for their puppies.