In our ‘Caribbean Dream’ home renovation project in Surrey, we completely transformed an old, 2-bedroom house into a functional home for a family of four.
Creating a Caribbean vibe: home renovation project in Surrey
It’s often our clients are in a position where their home’s location is perfect, but the home itself isn’t – as was the case with these homeowners in Surrey. Located on a large lot positioned to take in the mountain views, the original home was dated and not functional. In order to modernize the space we reconfigured the entire floor plan by installing a large steel beam and removing all of the central walls of the living area. Now, the family enjoys a large great room with an open concept living room, dining room, and kitchen.
As the homeowners love to cook, every inch of the kitchen was thoroughly considered. The kitchen cabinets extend floor-to-ceiling, providing ample storage for food and to hide away unused small appliances. The extra large kitchen island features built in wine shelves, cabinet storage, basket drawers for fruit, and barstool seating for three – comfortably. With the refrigerator and built in microwave located at one end, the kids can quickly grab items without interrupting Mom and Dad. To tie in with the rest of the home, caribbean blue was injected in the backsplash and bar stools.
Improving use of space
The original two-bedroom home wasn’t nearly large enough for our clients and their 7-year old twins. The home’s reconfigured floor plan aimed to address this need. Now, each child has their own bedroom – one Star Wars themed and the other Garden Party, each with their own loft as well as ensuite bathroom.
Not only did the twins receive a bedroom upgrade, but so did Mom and Dad. Now they have a suite complete with a vaulted ceiling, his and her closets, and a master bathroom. To top it off the suite’s new layout allows for a long hallway after the door, providing more privacy.
The home’s new layout also allowed for a large mudroom with ample storage and a much larger deck on the back of the home, perfect for entertaining or taking in the view.
If you’re looking for a home renovation in Surrey, schedule a complimentary consultation with the My House Design/Build Team today.