Location: North York, ON
Date: Spring 2019
Size 2000 sq.ft.
The outdated bungalow in North Toronto required an extensive re-design of the main floor and the basement. The project was broken into 2 phases to accommodate the ever-changing needs of a five-member family. Phase one included main floor interior renovations with smart re-planning and makeovers of the storage and bathroom spaces. Phase two included basement reconstruction to accommodate growing children and provide them with more privacy.
Conceptually CU wanted to create a unifying and bright space for the whole family. That is why it was essential to widen existing window openings in all common spaces. It was also important to create a more versatile washroom and powder rooms, so several family members could utilize them simultaneously.
The project faced some budget restrictions, which resulted in a few innovative and cost-effective design solutions. For example, the blue feature wall encapsulated load bearing structure, which was too costly to remove. Ultimately, a memorable design element was created as a smart problem-solving outcome.