It’s always fun to look back at projects from the past and this bungalow renovation still holds a special place in our hearts. Back in 2009, our firm bought an older home in SW Calgary and decided to do our own renovation. Not only were we responsible for the design details, but also took this as an opportunity to handle the project management (general contracting). This project fondly became known as “The Genevieve” around our office and as you can see, the house was in need of some major love. Here is a look at the kitchen transformation. We hope you enjoy!
One of the biggest changes made to the kitchen was adding an extra window into the dining nook area. The window opened up the space and brightened the entire kitchen. We painted all the walls on the main floor Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige.
In an effort to stretch every dollar, we made some savvy design decisions such as keeping the existing footprint of the kitchen. We also chose an inexpensive subway tile for the kitchen back-splash and inset rows of beautiful marble and glass mosaic tile. This was one of the first projects that we used Ceasar Stone countertops and we still love them.
We were able to negotiate a better price on the appliances because we decided to stick with the same brand for each item (in this case it was Kitchen-Aid). A must have addition to this kitchen was a dishwasher and sacrificing a little storage was definitely worth it.
We still love this home and when we look back there really isn’t much that we would do differently today.