When Glenn and Liz MacMullin decided it was time to buy a home in New Maryland, they explored all their options. With a baby on the way, they wanted to settle in a safe, family-friendly neighborhood. They were drawn to the Springwater subdivision. They decided on a house that they liked, but knew that it would need some work to become a home they would truly love.
It’s not always easy to see past a home’s current floor plan to envision its potential. Sometimes when we’re renovating a home, we play a role in the design decisions, but Glenn and Liz put in the hard work to figure out what they wanted and clearly laid out their vision for us.
Having had the pleasure of working with the couple before, we were excited to be invited to be a part of this new project.
The focal point of their vision was the kitchen/dining area/living room. They wanted to open up the small, closed-off kitchen to create a spacious, open-concept main floor area that would be perfect for both entertaining and day-to-day family life.
The kitchen was just the beginning. We also:
- Updated trim, wall colour and flooring throughout the home.
- Replaced the windows and put in a bright, cheerful blue front door.
- Removed the tired, faded siding and replaced it with fresh new siding.
- Upgraded the family bathroom with a custom vanity, countertop and sink.
- Upgraded the ensuite bathroom to create a bigger floor space. We also added a custom vanity and spacious stand-up shower.
- Transformed the fireplace area from a small, inconspicuous brick fireplace to the focal point of the sunny living room – now a favourite spot in the home.
As is nearly always the case when renovating an older home, the process didn’t happen without a few bumps along the way. According to Liz:
“Travis was very upfront about any unexpected changes to the budget due to our design preferences or typical things that come up in older homes. If there was an existing issue with the home that was going to cut into the budget, Travis had ideas for how to achieve our design style at a reduced cost to compensate for unexpected expenses.”
The end result? A beautiful, updated home that the couple loves. And the happy ending became an even happier one when they brought their new little one home from the hospital just days after moving in to their new home.
Congratulations Glenn and Liz and thank you for letting us be a part of your lives once more.