When our clients bought this two-story Port Coquitlam house, it was in mint dated condition including stucco feature walls, popcorn ceilings, wall-to-wall carpeting, and wallpaper—far from meeting the young family's needs and style. A comprehensive renovation plan was developed to transform the home, replacing all the windows, doors, and trim, painting the exterior, as well as completely overhauling the kitchen and two bathrooms.
We opened up the main floor living space by removing the stair enclosure and the walls separating the kitchen from the living areas, making it feel more spacious and bright. This allowed for an L-shaped kitchen with thoughtful cabinetry and an island. An expansive eight-foot sliding door off the dining room replaces two doors while providing more light and easy backyard access. White walls and a full-height backsplash of Centura Artisan glossy tile emphasizes the new open concept and enhances the natural light. The Caesarstone Statuario Maximus quartz countertop brings a hint of pattern, and customized Cafe brand appliances provide a high-end look at an economical price point.
By moving the main bathroom’s tub to the back wall, we were able to accommodate a walk-in shower in the ensuite next door. Different formats of marble-look porcelain tile in Calacatta Gold - hex tile for the curbless shower floor and soap niche, paired with large format tile on the walls - create an elegant look alongside brushed gold Riobel bathroom fixtures. The contrasting black recessed medicine cabinet and vanity bring a modern edge. The kid-friendly main bath has similar-look tiles in different formats, but is toned down with the addition of matte black fixtures, rift cut oak millwork, and barn sconces.
Throughout the main space NOVERO’s design team incorporated a warm bohemian style combining aspects of traditional boho design with a warm, slightly earthy colour palette and lots of texture. The result is a cozy, inviting, and relaxed atmosphere integrating natural materials, neutral colours, and soft textiles.
Other design highlights include a striking plaster fireplace surround flanked by benches with hidden storage, and a dining room built-in featuring a fluted wood credenza, quartz surface, and a floating shelf. The archway that frames this built-in echoes the arched passageway from the living area to the bedrooms. Lastly, a simple but highly functional detail: a custom safety gate seamlessly connects to the new stair railing.
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