Young Family's Home in Rideau Gardens, Ottawa


Like many of our flients Seleena and Daryl value the location, walkability and the dynamics of the urban jungle over a two car garage and walk in closets.

Transforming this 1200 sq ft 2 story into a home where they family thrives required every sq inch to add value to their lives. Rather than adding on we developed the existing basement into a vibrant welcoming space which allows this family to live a little more lightly and in harmony with their values.


With 2 young boys and a 3rd on the way just thinking about Ottawa's winters was a little depressing, this family really needed an elegant mudroom solution without sacrifing a tonne of precious space.

We decided to close off one of the entries to their living room to create a vestibule and privacy and adding a powder room makes potty training so much easier and accomadates their aging parents when they visit.

Their new kitchen is classic in it's styling and contemporary in it's fuction and we blew out their back wall and added picture windows and oversized patio doors. A kitchen layout with an island was chosen to create a monolith for the children to chase eachother around on those rainy or cold winter days. Built in millwork provided easy storage solutions for their many crafts and other projects.

Their beautifully renovated basement offers them a wonderful family room where the kids can spread out, and can be partioned off as great guest room when needed as well as a laundry and full bath. We enlarged the windows to bring in more light and carefully laid out the space to ensure it truly met their needs.

We trippled their storage space in the kitchen and two bathrooms and improved the flow of their home allow an active four person family to live comfortabley in a 1400sqft home. By developing the basement they gained another 800 sq ft for their family to enjoy.

"I would highly recommend working with Moneca and her team to solve any space issues or concerns with home flow, etc. She really took the time to get to know our family and our needs and helped us design a space that works for a busy family of four."
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