In Our Element

Behind the Renovation: Part 1 – Ramsay Main Floor Renovation

April 8, 2020 | written by Lindsey

There is no denying the charm of the compact, inner city home with a quaint porch and traditional details. Unfortunately, with that comes out dated, not-so-charming interiors. Such was the case with the home of our clients in Ramsay. As luck would have it, our team is trained to see opportunity instead of obstacles in these instances and the main floor of this lovely little home underwent a very thorough transformation.

For the first part of this main floor renovation we want to share all about the kitchen.

Here is where we started:


Our clients were handy and ready to get their handy-hands dirty, the majority of demolition was completed prior to our crew arriving on site (thank you Jackie & Steve!). The existing kitchen and powder room were completely gutted. From there we altered some window and doors to make room for a much more functional and beautiful spatial layout with crisp contemporary lines.

Here is a look at how we reconfigured the spaces.


Moving the powder room to the front of the home made way for a kitchen that provided lots of storage, a dining area that would comfortably sit 8 and an efficient back entry with some built-in storage.


After 1: Ramsay Main Floor Renovation

An overall monochromatic aesthetic took over the new kitchen design, but the inherent coolness of a dominant white/black pairing in the kitchen remained inviting through the incorporation of open wood shelving, and sharp brass hardware. The majority of the cabinetry in the kitchen was purchased from IKEA. Accompanied with a custom hood fan shroud and floating shelves (and the attention to detail of our site lead while installing the IKEA pieces) the end result is one of a kind.

As natural light spills into the open floor plan to further enhanced the warmth of the rejuvenated home the eclectic feel is not lost. Brass hardware, plumbing fixtures and lighting are the jewelry in the space.

The nod to mid-century design is subtle in kitchen but wait until you see part two of the renovation!





Lindsey
Lindsey is an interior designer and mom to two toddlers. Growing up, Lindsey always took an interest in art and knew early on that she would be happiest in a creative profession. As the Senior Designer at LD&A, she is responsible for generating and working through design details alongside her teammates and clients to design and build unique and inspired spaces. If you catch her outside of the office, she is mostly likely working away on her garden, doing crafts with the kids, or planning ways to beautify her home.

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