For this project, we transformed a dated 1950’s era kitchen into a modern beauty. To start, we did a ‘full gut’ of the kitchen down to the studs and subfloor. We removed a load bearing wall and installed a new structural beam to open the kitchen area into the living space.
With everything brought up to current building codes and technology, we incorporated various modern conveniences such as cabinet kick-space heaters, digital thermostats, under-cabinet lighting, and pot lighting with dimmers. A major challenge when renovating an older home is ‘melting’ the old with the new to give a seamless finish. The client ‘s wishes were to keep the existing plaster mouldings and hardwood flooring in order to maintain the character of the home. The way the plaster mouldings were originally applied is a trade that no longer exists. With our professional team we accomplished blending the old with the new plaster mouldings to work with the new layout, without compromising the character of the home. A similar process was used to ‘tie-in’ the existing hardwood with the new hardwood in the kitchen.
When finished, the hardwood blended seamlessly between old and new. The lighting was a key improvement to this project, as well. New pot lights throughout the kitchen and living space really brighten the rooms making everything feel more open and fresh. This renovation successfully accomplished all of our clients’ needs, and they couldn’t be happier.
Andrew Street worked a miracle on the design and remodelling of our 1950's kitchen. It was so old and ugly we wanted to renovate but were totally unsure of where to start and what to do. Andrew explained in detail what we could expect from day one to completion. He told us he would take all the worry and stress away from us. Street Property Development was exceptional both professionally and personally. Love our new house! Thank you Andrew.