This 1960s split-level Coquitlam home was more than ready for a redesign when its owners, a young family of four, contacted us. While the house had many advantages, the prior owner left behind a series of not-so-great DIY projects and the basement had undergone a flood. Our client wanted to update most of the 2-level interior, add an ensuite bathroom, and explore the possibility of an expansion.
We gutted the main living space, keeping the existing footprint but moving the patio doors to capture extra square footage to enlarge the kitchen. The bulkhead, faux wood beams and columns were removed to create spaciousness and improve the flow in the space. A substantial and functional kitchen island finished with high-impact lighting now anchors the open living area. In addition, the bulky stone fireplace is replaced by a crisp, timeless white tile surround and gas insert.
The new primary ensuite bathroom is accommodated by removing a closet, and features a custom-built oak recessed medicine cabinet and walk-in shower.
In contrast to the old, the new interior is light and airy throughout. White walls, cabinets, backsplash and countertops create a bright, clean kitchen backdrop. The rift cut white oak kitchen island and shelves along with oak flooring provide a warm counterpoint. Cohesive design elements are utilized across the home such as white quartz countertops with white oak cabinetry, as well as pops of black or gold fixtures and hardware. The renovation's result is an elevated look that's still warm and welcoming for family living.
Also completed by NOVERO but not shown: entryway staircase; partial gut and installation of plumbing rough-ins for future basement build plans; refinishing of four rooms in basement and installation of new vinyl flooring throughout; exterior work with new roof, gutters, fascia, patio door, front door, garage door, exterior stairs.