Our client had a busy life and his Burnaby home was usually his refuge — a place to relax and unwind after a busy day. But, his home was no longer helping him unwind. He called the My House team to do a minimalist home renovation, to transform his home from busy to one free from distraction and clutter.
We started by changing the “vibe” in the kitchen, the homeowner’s favourite place in the home. We removed the kitchen walls, and used a maple-clad beam to match the new maple live-edge bar top. Opening up the kitchen instantly improved sight lines and traffic flow between the kitchen and adjacent rooms. This new layout also allowed us to create much needed additional counter top space and storage in the kitchen.
The kitchen cabinets were replaced with flat panel, square-edge cabinets and the uppers lift-open. To create an elegant minimalist feel, the full height quartz back splash looks almost like concrete. We also removed the kitchen nook and replaced it with a live-edge counter top, making it a haven to enjoy a morning cup of coffee.
Throughout the home, white cabinets help ground and soothe, while the maple accents create warmth without adding unwanted colour or texture.
Minimalist Home Renovation: Bathrooms Too
We gutted all three bathrooms in this minimalist home renovation and started from scratch.
As part of the bathroom renovations, we added new energy-efficient windows.
We reconfigured the master bedroom to allow for a full master en suite including a freestanding tub, a usable bench seat for the shower, a wall hung compact toilet, and a minimalist pedestal sink. The new bathtub also has a handheld shower to increase functionality and a has a clever built in ledge to hold a beverage (read: glass of wine).
If your home design and layout are no longer meeting your needs, or you too would like a minimalist home renovation like this home in Burnaby, call the My House Design Build team today and we can help you fall in love with your home again.