Expanded living space to unused deck area created dedicated dining area and improved circulation in a previously cramped space
Reduced shading from roof overhang as a result of room expansion dramatically improving natural day lighting, transforming a previously dark living space
Curved kitchen counter top expanded seating in a confined space while maintaining good traffic flow to new door to deck
Redesigned bar area creates functional beverage storage area and intimate secondary entertaining space
Small space redesigned to create highly functional chefs kitchen with multiple work stations that integrated elegantly into the style of this mountain home
Center island, curved bar top multitask as work stations, casual entertaining and family dining
The integrated appliance garage keeps clutter off work space
Built in pull out pantry and upper storage enable generous storage for busy family weekends
Island adds extra work station while maintaining good traffic flow
Intimate curved bar top expands seating capacity in a confined space while maintaining good traffic flow
Creative design allows multiple work stations, lots of counter space and generous seating in a relatively small space
Quality of Workmanship and Finishing details:
Finishing details matched existing finishes and design details
New wall of windows optimize natural day lighting, opening up views to stunning forested mountain landscape.
Steel beam required to replace structural wall faced in dark stained wood to match existing wood beams. All other structural elements and shear requirements carefully concealed in exterior building enclosure
Redesign from both inside and out seamlessly blends with existing townhouse architecture
New Energy star windows, spray foam insulation and best practice air tightness details transformed a cold drafty cabin into an energy efficient cozy home.
Creative design and exacting construction focused on maximizing available area.
Custom built cabinets utilize available space. Very tight tolerances to accommodate stock items with no filler strips
Radius of curved bar top carefully considered to expand seating and storage yet maintain critical access to deck
Careful integration of granite backsplash, pine paneling and alignment of electrical outlets
Compatibility of Existing and or New Materials:
Modern appliances compliment traditional wood look of the home.
Granite countertops, cabinet finishes and new pine wood detailing flawlessly tie together the existing colour and textures of the room
New flooring pre distressed to match existing natural wear on original floor
New Pine ceiling sections with carefully applied patina installed to blend with existing pine
Dark stained new structural beam matches well with pre-existing dark wood floors.
Complimentary cabinet and granite colour connect with existing pine paneling and mountain home style
Natural pine panels as backsplash and selective gable ends assist in blending new with old
Terracotta style porcelain tile provides durable transition from existing distressed wood floor to modern cabinet finishes and counters
Environmental Considerations including energy efficiency:
Energy Star appliances
Energy star triple paned low e argon windows, 2lb spray foam insulation and best practice air tightness detailing dramatically improved energy performance
Kitchen and expanded space heated with floor heat pads with programmable thermostats, allows for zoning of heated areas
Compact fluorescent and led lighting
Built in Recycling bins for easy sorting and handling of recyclables
Natural daylighting through ample windows
Challenges Faced during the building process:
Adapting design to match existing interior finishes
Multiple design revisions during construction involving large scale structural challenges with a fixed completion deadline.
Existing building not level or square,
Design had to be approved by strata council
Very compact design with no room for error.
Client made multiple design revisions after installation had begun