- By Tudor
“We always wanted to live smaller without compromising on quality.”
A midcentury townhome with outdated appliances, cabinetry and finishes.
To revitalize an old townhome in 60 days or less for a family of three, downsizing from a larger home in order to focus on travel and smaller living. Our clients were looking a healthy environment free of pollutants, and an overall surface refresh without compromising on quality. Bright, clean and simple aesthetic, with practical affordability considered.
The Scope of Work
Design consultation ran alongside the build throughout. After asbestos abatement, we re-drywalled and levelled the floors that had been sagging and bouncing over years with new subfloor and levelling concrete. New flooring was then installed to a brilliant finish throughout the entire townhome. The electrical wiring was re-run throughout the townhouse, though all plumbing and mechanical components remained in the same position – with simply new fixtures replacing the previous. New kitchen cabinets. countertops and backsplash went in within walls that were squared up for a crisp clean finish. The bathrooms were refurbished completely with simple classic fixtures and finishes. New interior doors and trims. Lighting and hardware throughout the house turned over to a consistent finish. The fireplace was modernized for increased efficiency and a modern look. New paint throughout.
It feels like a brand new home, on time and on budget! This project was a perfect fit for the efficiencies our Design Build services can provide. We overlapped design selections and decisions with the construction start in order to fully integrate efforts, and provide an expedited delivery. This approach works well when lump sum allowances and a contingency is in place in order to facilitate changes and adjustments along the way.
Before & Afters:
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