Words: Dawn Sondergaard
A love for their neighbourhood was a deciding factor for this busy professional couple with a young family as they looked to stay put and renovate their 1980s-built home. Featuring dark, dysfunctional rooms, beige walls and limited access between entertaining areas, the house needed an upgrade in its look and function, bringing it into the 21st century.
Twin Lions Contracting delivered expert renovation and building advice for this whole home renovation that is now recognized as the 2021 winner of the HAVAN Awards Best Kitchen Renovation $75,000 to $125,000 category.
Removing walls between the dining room and entry, with a small addition to the kitchen and family room, has transformed the main floor area into an open-concept space for easy, everyday living. The addition of an expansive 16-foot sliding glass door creates an excellent connection between the kitchen, family room and the backyard.
The new kitchen features extensive high-gloss white cabinetry that runs along the perimeter wall, creating the perfect backdrop for the ultimate working triangle with thoughtful organization.
Perfect for a busy family, there’s additional counter space and storage found in the oversized, custom-built, two-level linear island with seating for four, plus additional seating for four at a dining-table height. The multi-level design creates space for multi-tasking with ease, while ensuring room for everyone.
Unique black Kuzco surface-mount lights located over the island present a pleasant glow for added ambiance and task lighting, without obscuring sight-lines. The existing skylights were retained and incorporated into the new design and a large window was added to the new extension, ensuring abundant light throughout.
The home’s fresh white palette offers the perfect tone for the family’s treasured artwork featuring modern interpretations of classic rock artists. Grounded by a wide-plank alabaster finish, with oak flooring throughout, the main floor emanates a fresh modern cohesive flow, perfect for care-free entertainment with family and friends for years to come. Let’s get the party started!
To view award-winning home renovation projects in Metro Vancouver, check out havan.ca/awards
Twin Lions Contracting為整個家庭裝修提供了專業的裝潢和建築建議，現在被公認為2021年 HAVAN獎最佳廚房裝修$75,000-125,000類別的得獎者。