Main Floor - Wish List
A large functional kitchen with good flow and lots of cabinets and work space
Open concept main floor
Consistent flooring throughout
Better lighting throughout
Believe it or not this reno went off like a dream! The clients went away during most of the reno and our designer kept them up to date on the progress with photos and emails. They were involved every step of the way and didn’t have to live through the reno - what a great way to do it!.
How big the space actually was once the layout was redone and the main floor opened up. Look at all those cabinets in the kitchen!
The clients were so thrilled with how we transformed their home they asked us to finish off the space with new blinds taking this project from concept to completion.
Kitchen Reno and Main Floor Upgrade | Edmonton
Our clients had been living in their home for many years and had done some upgrades along the way but the time came to upgrade the kitchen as well as make the space more open. After living in the space for so long they had lots of ideas on what they wanted to do to change the space and make it work better for them.
Issues to be addressed:
Kitchen - The kitchen was relatively closed off from the rest of the main floor with a layout that didn’t work for the home owners. They had to go around the existing island to get to all of the appliances. It was also dated and needed an upgrade.
Front Entry Way and Main Floor Layout - When you first walked into the home the entry to the kitchen was on the immediate right with a small opening in a long hallway which eventually led you to the rest of the house. This closed off the kitchen and made the living / kitchen space choppy. The clients wanted an much more open main floor layout.
Flooring - There was existing hardwood floors on the main level and the clients wanted to keep them. With the moving of walls and re-configuring the kitchen space, and extending the flooring throughout the main level it would be a challenge to marry new flooring with the existing.
Bannister and Stairs - With the removal of some of the walls the staircase and existing bannister became more visible to the rest of the main floor and the homeowners wanted it to integrate with the new look and feel of the main floor.
With a renovation of this size you want to make sure you get it right. We came up with several solutions to address these clients challenges:
Developed a new layout for the main floor that would give the homeowners a more functional kitchen layout, more cabinets and work space and open everything up.
Changed the front entry way layout and the access into the kitchen to create a defined entry way and a more open kitchen space by filling in one opening to the kitchen and shortening the hallway wall.
Upgraded the banister and spindles to be aesthetically pleasing with the new design look giving the main floor a cohesive feel.
Installed pot lights throughout the space, included under cabinet lighting, lights over the island and dining room table.
Found a similar colour and size of hardwood flooring which was feathered into the existing hardwood and created transitions between the two floors where it made sense.
Added a coordinating island into the kitchen space.