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Weekend Getaway in the City

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This weekend getaway is located in a downtown penthouse that was formally a bachelor pad. The homeowner is now married with small children and the penthouse has become their family’s weekend getaway. The penthouse offered gorgeous city views and an amazing deck but was outdated and poorly laid out with tight spaces and a lack of storage. We installed pot lights, created space for a second room, change the layout of the dining room to take advantage of the view, improved storage and added a fun bar off the deck. The homeowners wanted a clean, contemporary vibe for their city weekend getaway that would be bright and modern while staying within a modest budget. Careful planning and some smart shopping allowed us to create a stunning family getaway that is modern without being too trendy so they can enjoy it for many years to come.

weekend getaway

BUDGET TIP: When designing a vacation home or weekend getaway, it’s important to stay on budget. There are many great products and decor that will let you achieve a gorgeous space without a big spend. Consider creating one major focal point, like a great fireplace!

weekend getaway

To stay on budget, we selected affordable slab door cabinets and beautiful, budget friendly hardwood floor! This allowed us to splurge on a stunning backsplash and fireplace!

Designed By Sydney Carlaw,

(As Seen In: 2020 Cottages Special Edition)

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  • I’m perplexed as to why one would call a penthouse in the city a weekend getaway. Normally, it would be to somewhere quiet and restful.🤔