Project: Davenport Place – North Vancouver
Builder: Furtado Contracting
About this Project
We partnered up with Furtado Contracting to update 2 bathrooms and the laundry/utility room in this North Vancouver family home.
The vision for the bathrooms was clear; increase the storage in the main bathroom to conceal personal items, increase the size of the primary and overall increase functionality with a natural aesthetic. The laundry/utility room also had specific needs; create functional millwork to store seasonal/household items and freshen up the laundry area while adding a sink.
Mirrored medicine cabinets spanning wall to wall is the gem of this room. Mirrors create an illusion of a larger space by reflecting light, and the cabinet hides all the personal items. To allow the vanity light to shine its brightest, an intentional drop was created above the medicine cabinets. Adjacent to the vanity, the shower got a makeover by removing the curb creating a clean look and feel. A new door with frosted glass panels, painted in blue, was also added to the list for this bathroom makeover.
Believe it or not, the tub area used to be a small closet! By relocating the closet to another area of the room, the primary bathroom gained an additional 4’, allowing us to elongate the length of the vanity and incorporate some space between the millwork and the tub, creating an airy and open feel in a somewhat narrow space. A new door with frosted glass panels aided in this rooms airy feel.
Wall to wall millwork loaded with adjustable shelving, hanging rods, and roll out baskets replaced the previous shelving system in the utility area of this room. The laundry got a new addition: a sink cabinet with some added storage.
To create a natural aesthetic, the materials selected were inspired by elements and tones you would see in nature. The millwork was made from Rift Cut White Oak in a natural stain. Caesarstone countertops in ‘Fresh Concrete’ offered a subtle stone look with its honed finish. The pattern of the wall tiles is what drew us to shop at Centanni Tile, and our favourite floor tile with its concrete look was supplied by Julian Tile. Chrome fixtures by Grohe, and lighting by Kuzco and Matteo Lighting brought the bathrooms together.
The millwork in this room is made from one of our favourite products; a slightly textured woodgrain laminate made right here in Canada. Both durable and economical, it was used on all the cabinets. Utilitarian style handles by Marathon Hardware completed the look.