Project: Kitsilano Town House Renovation
Builder: TQ Construction
About this Project
This Kitsilano Townhome received an extensive makeover and reconfiguration to suit the homeowner’s needs. The clients are very fun with great taste and a unique design style, they needed to maximize every square inch of their home to create a more functional space custom to their lifestyle. The goal was to open up the kitchen to the living and dining space, create a fun statement powder room, expand the main shared bathroom, move the laundry room and add an infrared sauna. The scope of this project, with TQ Construction and such awesome clients we couldn’t wait to be a part of this transformation.
Starting with the main living space, we removed the dividing wall between the kitchen and dining area to create an open concept kitchen. This kitchen features integrated appliances, dark wood grain laminate on the lower cabinets and fridge, concrete style quartz countertops and backsplash tiles topped with light grey/beige upper cabinets. These materials with mixed black and gold plumbing fixtures, black handles, and gold edge pulls, came together and made an elevated industrial kitchen that will stand the test of time. Moving into the bathroom on this floor, which we called the ‘powder room’ because it’s the size of a small powder room that also happens to include a walk-in shower! This little ‘powder room’ is full of moody glamour. When you open the door you’re met with a dark green vanity, topped with dark natural stone, gold plumbing fixtures and accessories, green and gold wallpaper, and black floor tiles with stark marble like veining. It’s one of our favourite things to design a hidden gem powder room. They typically are the bathroom that your guests use when they’re visiting and it’s always so fun to open the door to what you’re expecting to be an average bathroom but pleasantly surprised by a space filled with personality.
On the lower level, the bathroom was pushed back into what used to be the primary bedroom’s second walk-in closet. Claiming this space for the bathroom gave us the ability to add the storage and functionality needed for a full bath that a family of four can share. Featuring a double vanity topped with a large medicine cabinet above capable of storing the entire family’s toiletries. We carried the millwork from the kitchen into this bathroom to give a unified look throughout the home. We used tiles from the same collection as the kitchen backsplash in two different shades for the walls and the floors. The additional square footage gained from the walk-in closet also allowed us to incorporate a hidden laundry area with the new sauna at the staircase landing.