Century Charm

This Ottawa-area remodel features a nearly century-old family home with fantastic bones and traditional character. The original scope of the project included two additions, however, due to permitting issues we had to work with the original footprint of the home, which meant creating space-saving solutions around every corner. We reorganized the entire floor plan, adding square footage to the main bath and space for wall-to-wall cabinetry in two bedrooms fit for sophisticated teens. We painted all of the spaces in a fresh white to elevate the overall aesthetic and matched existing trim, baseboards, and casings to maintain a classic look.

Custom millwork stole the show in this project, featuring in each space to provide extensive storage and elevated design. We redesigned the main bath from top to bottom, replacing the bathtub with a walk-in shower framed in glass doors and a white tile surround to open up the space. We also designed a custom vanity with above-counter cabinetry to run the length of the space, providing ample storage behind natural oak drawers and reeded-glass doors. The result is a bright, clean, and functional space.

In the teen boy’s room, it’s again custom millwork that takes centre stage. We installed wall-to-wall millwork incorporating two wardrobes and a desk in walnut for a slightly masculine finish. The playful wallpaper detail behind the integrated open shelves can be easily updated as he grows. In the teen girl’s room, we installed more wall-to-wall cabinetry, this time with sliding closet doors to allow space for a double bed and nightstand. The cane inlay and brass details on the millwork make the built-in feel intentional and elevated, yet youthful. The overall look of the remodel is one of calming, organized, modern design that is sure to carry this family for years to come.