An Urban Transformation

This beautiful 1940’s Bungalow was consciously renovated to respect the architectural style of the neighborhood. This harmonious kitchen renovation was featured in The Ottawa Magazine: Modern Love – Interior Design Issue.

This harmonious home design renovation was featured in The Ottawa Magazine: Modern Love – Interior Design Issue. Here’s a few things they noted about this urban transformation:

Modern Love: After moving into a 1940s bungalow, a design-savvy couple commits to a creative renovation that gives them space while respecting the character of the neighbourhood.

This dining room allows the homeowner to host an intimate dinner or a full-on festive feast. (The table expands and there’s plenty of chair space.) While the dining room is removed from the kitchen cooking clutter, the sideboards are constructed of the same Ikea cabinetry, so the spaces meld. And the cabinets provide ample storage for kitchen overflow.

Instead of angled from the front of the house toward the back, the stairs are angled from the back toward the front, a decision that allows for more usable space in the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen, meanwhile, is also open to the family room, which opens out to the backyard deck.

The attic loft exemplifies the fundamental design ideas of flexibility and leaving room to grow. The attic of the original house was lifted, providing headroom and space for exercise equipment and the television. Later it may morph into the master bedroom or a playroom.

On the second floor, the stairs open to a large flexible-use foyer that is currently used as office space. There’s also a laundry room, two bedrooms, and a family bathroom with a free-standing tub and walk-in shower. For now, the attic loft, which is situated over the original house, houses a gym and family space.

 

This renovation was also published in Desire to Inspire  and you can read about it here: