Sunday, 11 May 2014

New start for Bracebridge bungalow

The living room used to be very plain without anything special going
for it. We created a nine foot wide focal point which we clad in a
gorgeous travertine stone, and which now houses the fireplace and
the TV. By removing walls, we connected the living room with the kitchen.
The Bracebridge home that I’ve worked on for the last few months is almost done, and the result looks great! 

From having been a very ordinary bungalow from the late 1990s, it's now an inviting, comfortable and modern home for a small family.

Walls were removed, broadloom was torn up, and wooden floors were installed throughout the house.

This is the view from the front entrance before:

Before: A maze of walls.

And this is what it looks like now:
With two walls gone, the light-filled kitchen and dining area
are now integrated with the living room.

The kitchen before:

Here's a rendition of the new kitchen. We kept the sink, fridge and stove in the same locations, and left the centre free of upper cabinets. That way, we created a nine foot wide wall surface, where a beautiful marble backsplash has the undivided attention. The orientation of the island makes it possible to enjoy both the view outside and to take part in the activities in the rest of the room.

This is what the tile looks like installed.
The backsplash is a 1" hexagon
oriental white honed tile, which
relates nicely with the colours
and style of the tile of the living
room fireplace, on the opposite
side of the room.

Here are a few more shots from the home:

The former dining room was turned into a boy's computer
and TV room.

Details from one of the


View of the en-suite bathroom, seen from the
master bedroom.

En-suite bathroom before.
We mixed several sizes of the same
tile on the floors and the walls, and
installed a different tile, with a striped
effect, on the shower end wall, to add
depth and interest.
Just like in the kitchen, the tile work is the shining
star. And yes, those mirrors have yet to be installed.

I hope you enjoyed the tour and the transformation of this home. It's now working for the homeowners, in every sense of the word. Happy Mother's Day!

1 comment:

  1. I really like the floating bathroom counter. I haven't seen that before. Very cool. Also, the kitchen cabinets without doors on them?! Fun way to display a few beautiful kitchen pieces, without having to keep ALL the cupboards looking presentable all the time.


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