My clients had already hired Fergus MacLaren (you know, the contractor from Love It or List It) to do all their renovations. I was very excited to be a part of this project, not only to work beside Fergus but also because I live right next door. Talk about a great commute! Being that I had renovated my century home years prior, I was able to lend some of my experience to this project. And Fergus is extremely knowledgeable about century homes and their character. This house is the oldest on the street. It's was built in 1901 and had some of its original elements, but not many. Since it's existence, it has seen a few changes and most of them weren't great. Insert Krista and Fergus and we were about to change all that.
Here is what was on the wish list for the renovation:
- open concept
- more functional kitchen
- create more storage
- increase size of kitchen window
- new flooring, lighting (the usual updates to an old home)
- a fireplace, as the old existing one was tucked in behind the walls and was a coal burner
- a home that is comfortable and classic
Seems easy enough... so we got to work...
Here is what we started with...