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Fitting New to Old – Kitchen Renovation

Fitting New to Old – Kitchen Renovation

These clients had a very exciting opportunity – they had a pre 1900s house and they wanted to do a number of upgrades, including a renovation in the kitchen. They wanted the kitchen to have a French Country Style look to it, something that looked like it had a history. I drew some plans for layouts, we looked at pictures for styles and colors, and the vision started to come together.

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Creating Seamless Additions

Creating Seamless Additions

Many of my clients have older homes and are very keen to have any additions blend into the existing design. This was the case for their deck and spa area which was to draw people from the house to their secluded back garden.

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Heritage Stairs

Heritage Stairs

My client has a house that was built at the turn of the century and he is very keen to keep it as original as possible. It is very exciting for me to come up with solutions to help him maintain this goal and keep his house in the best possible condition. He called me to tell me that he thought there was some wood rot in his front stairs. Read more →

The New Bedroom

The New Bedroom

One of my clients with was planning a big Christmas reunion of the children and grand children. They were all coming from out of town and would be staying for 10 days and needed places to sleep. One of her sons and his wife were bringing their new daughter so she realized she was one bedroom short. She called me to come over to see what might be done. Read more →

A New Entrance

A New Entrance

I have a client, from Winnipeg, who has a heritage style house that has been converted to 3 suites. The front stairs to the house needed to be replaced and she hoped the new ones could be more in keeping with the style of the house.

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Family Gatherings

Family Gatherings

One of my long standing clients called me to ask if I might be able to help her with a problem. She had a large family which always met at her house as it was large and spacious. When it came to meal time, she had a table that could seat 10 but that was never enough, she needed around 14. Read more →

Transforming a Porch

Transforming a Porch

One of my long time clients asked if I could help them with some ideas for making their kitchen more comfortable for visiting. They were thinking they might be able to expand into the porch which served as an entrance. As they had another entrance they could use on a daily basis, the conversion would be pretty straight forward. Read more →

The English Kitchen:

The English Kitchen:

My son and his wife recently bought their first home, an 1870 Victorian, which was really exciting for everyone.  It was wonderful except it really needed a new kitchen and it was located in Rowhedge, Essex County, England.  You may be guessing what happened next.  We wanted to go over to see them, the new house and our new granddaughter.  Of course they asked us if while we were doing this “could we build a new kitchen?”

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