Hespeler had been neglected for a few years. The flora having overgrown not allowing for any sight lines to this home. Cleaning and opening up the lilac hedge for the beautifully reinvented exterior allowing the bright burst of yellow on the door to shine. Completing the look of the front was removing the wrought iron and re-supporting the gabled porch with large square pillars and a nice clean railing in between. To add a bit of elegance we painted the walkway and lined it with glimmering white rock.
A Backyard Jungle
The same story here in the back. Clear out the excessive overgrowth to tidy up the space, and uproot some of the trees that had grown to large to close to the home. The gazebo was covering the second parking space so it had to go as well. Add some nice privacy fencing and planters for your annuals to complement our large 480 sq ft two tiered deck and give the garage some new life with a new roof and paint.
A Living Transformation
The living room was already a grand size but felt far too enclosed. The entry needed expansion past a regular doorway to promote the flow and to breakup the hallway in the home. A clean light grey colour scheme with the yellow door making its appearance in accents is a timeless and fun look. Unfortunately the hardwoods couldn't be saved, so to contrast from our light colour scheme we chose a durable dark walnut laminate, which adds intrigue and a floor that will last to a growing families needs and abuse. Custom built radiator boxes ties in the age and heritage of the home but also provides some relief from their impact. The tiled feature wall adds some much needed texture to the room while keeping with our clean and timeless approach.
The Heart of the Home
The kitchen is the heart of the home today and opening up access is crucial. We switched which side the kitchen was on to allow for sight into the living room promoting a more communal experience. Taking down the wall separating the kitchen and dining enhanced the flow of the space greatly. A large amount of storage space is necessary today and was a priority for us. A large island, floor to ceiling pantry and buffet allow for all your cooking and baking related needs. The materials and colour scheme flows continuously throughout this home, from the living room tile continuing onto the back-splash and buffet wall to the chrome finishes and radiator boxes.
A Small but Elegant Oasis
We were limited with how much we could do with the bathroom given the size limitations. We chose to go with glass and marble materials to reduce the impact of texture and keep the space open and airy. By varying the colour of the glass subway tile we could still add intrigue however. A new marble hexagon mosaic was chosen to throwback to the old hexagon that was existing. Well placed low impact chrome hooks and shelves allow for the storage needed without impacting sight lines.