A small, outdated home becomes a modern, open concept entertainer’s oasis.

CANADIAN HOME TRENDS CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE SPACE’S DESIGN AND LAYOUT?

HUSSAIN KHATHEER This home was stuck in the 1970s and had a very restricting and closed off layout. The homeowners were forward thinking professionals who do a lot of entertaining and wanted an open concept plan with the kitchen as the focal point. By removing the wall that separated the kitchen from the living room and dining room, we were able to create a modern open concept plan and doubled the size of the kitchen. We also included a stunning island, nearly 10 feet in length, in a light shade of blue which complemented the classic look of the white cabinets. The goal was to make the space feel bigger and brighter so we used white tones throughout the home and added large windows to allow for a lot of natural light which complemented the light colors.

CHT WHAT IS A COMMON MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE WHEN REMODELING A SMALL SPACE?

HK A common mistake we find people make when they remodel a smaller space is that they select too many different types of materials which results in a busier and smaller feel. When you are selecting your finishes, look at all the materials as one cohesive color palette. Select individual pieces that look great on their own but when combined with the other materials, have an element of cohesiveness.

CHT WHERE DID YOU SAVE AND WHERE DID YOU SPLURGE?

HK One area where we were able to save was on the flooring. We chose an amazing white-washed oak engineered floor that complemented the overall design feel and it saved us thousands of dollars. We splurged on the kitchen’s tile backsplash, selecting something that really popped in the space and pulled everything together. – Vancouver General Contractors, www.vancouvergeneralcontractors.com

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