Recently, we had the pleasure of renovating a 1960s bungalow, which had fallen into disrepair. The new owners of the home, located in Schomberg, north of Toronto, had a clear vision for the type of home they wanted. The interior of the home was to be finished in a New England cottage style.
The homeowners decided that the home, with its patchwork of main floor renovations and its partly finished basement, should be completed renovated. A whole house renovation started with the removal of everything, except the exterior walls and roof. Inside, the flooring, drywall, plumbing, electrical, heating, and interior walls were removed. Outside, the roofing, soffits, fascia and eavestroughs, and original windows were replaced.
The revised layout features an open concept floor plan with a two sided fireplace as a central feature. The kitchen features shaker style cabinets with a distressed finish, and butcher block countertops. Flooring on the main floor is a hand-scrapped hickory with a natural finish. The main floor entry tile and bath tile are slate, as is the master shower tile. The master shower features a frameless glass enclosure.
The bathroom features a sliding barn door, and a bathroom vanity that were both built by the homeowner. Lighting throughout the main floor is a “retro industrial” style.
View the before and after photos of the project.