West Van Renovation

Originally this was a caretaker unit, in a concrete building; the interior was completely original from the late 1960s. It had a galley style kitchen with a wall separating the kitchen from the living room and the rest of the unit. The wall was removed to allow for an open-concept kitchen space and to open up the entrance of the unit, rather than blocking you off as soon as you walked in. A concrete column was the only part of the wall that could not be moved, so it was converted into a feature wall and wrapped with the same walnut millwork that was used on the cabinetry. A drop ceiling was used in the kitchen, which wrapped around the perimeter of the living room in an effort to improve evening lighting. The west side of the kitchen was extended south for additional counter space and a built in flex-space was added to the end. All new stainless steel appliances were installed, which matched the beautiful aqua glass backsplash and quartz engineered stone countertops. All new cabinets feature a dark walnut colour and stainless steel cabinet poles. Removing the kitchen wall left us with an island, where we installed a cooktop and a wall-oven to maximize island counter space. In other areas of the unit frosted glass single panel sliding doors were installed. In the bathroom, we added a deep soaking tub as well as in-floor electric heating, and an eco-friendly dual-flush skirted toilet. We also included a custom, curved vanity and countertop, which was particularly fun due to the challenging dimensions of the bathroom space.