With the aim of creating a family functional contemporary home, a professional young couple relocating from Vancouver hired Mac Renovations to bring their 1960’s Royal Oak rancher into the twenty-first century. A few months in the hands of the right people and this dark and dated home was transformed into a bright, open plan with plenty of practical elements and style. The couple did extensive research on renovation companies on the Island and chose Mac Renovations after looking online at their past projects and reading client testimonials. The outcome is 3553-square-feet of family-friendly open plan living with space to play (there’s a backyard pool!), relax and entertain.
“This home has great bones but was in need of some major renovation love,” says the designer from Mac Reno. There was a lot of dead space, some rooms were much colder than others and lacked the proper insulation, the master bathroom was tiny and dated wallpaper and carpet lined the dark rooms. The couple had a long list of requests for each room that started with a more spacious ensuite with spa-inspired features, a custom accent floor in the living room, an inviting games room, a spacious laundry room and a tile transition from the backyard pool. Storage capabilities were a priority as well as more functional closet space.
“Design element inspiration came mostly from online sites and personal preference and the owner wasn’t afraid to do some of the painting herself. The flooring in the living room is definitely a highlight of the renovation — we custom designed a herringbone accent floor in the living room with a thin walnut border inlay and oak border,” says the designer.
The clients put some personal touches on their home with wallpaper and a few furniture pieces they already owned. Plush and soft underfoot, a Moroccan white area rug with grey diamonds supports a Herman Miller Noguchi coffee table.
A spacious laundry room does double duty as a mudroom from the backyard pool area. Tile flooring keeps the space hardwearing and easy to clean. Custom storage capabilities were added to the room for seasonal clothes and footwear. Cole and Son Fornasetti wallpaper from the Acquario collection creates a whimsical and fun workspace.
Bold wallpaper in a traditional red and gold damask motif and charcoal grey wall with chalkboard area define this cozy basement games room.
Sliding doors with frosted glass keep the area airy and save space in the master bedroom by eliminating the room needed for door swings. “We tried to bring in some outdoor elements when choosing materials for this spa-inspired ensuite.” Shower walls and flooring were done in slate while a waterfall pebble accent feature flows down the wall and onto the floor in front of the vanity and bathroom entry. A custom-built shallow wood shelf below the mirror keeps products off the custom wood vanity while pendant lights hang delicately overhead.