Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Look INSIDE The Coles Dream Renovation: Interior Finishes

 We have updates! The ball is rolling on our dream renovation as we are moving into the next phase of the project. It is exciting to see the bones in place with the framing complete... not to mention the brand new roof! But, like any renovation, it hasn't gone as smooth as we had hoped.

 Being on the other side of the renovation, we are getting the full experience and have realized how truly important it is for everyone to work as a TEAM. Many different trades come into play during a home renovation and it is crucial that each team member works efficiently and delivers the quality and deadline that was promised. This is a hopeful thought but unfortunately is not always the reality and can bring quite a bit of tension to the project.
  Tensions aside, the vision is becoming a reality as we have nailed down our interior finish concepts!

It is time to show off our colour scheme! Warm greys, pops of vibrant colour, and soft textures will fill our family's home. This will create the perfect amount of contrast against our handscraped hardwood flooring. A custom sofa has been ordered through Brentwood Classics, one of our go-to suppliers located in Toronto. The sofa has a contemporary look with unique stud detailing. We cannot wait to share photos of the piece when it arrives!

 The kitchen will have a bright and open concept. We will create a space that feels large and inviting through the use of light backsplash and countertops... perfect for our bustling family and dinner guests! We chose a quartz countertop with a carrara marble look for a sharp and sophisticated design element. The kitchen will feature a deep apron sink and a chimney style range hood above the stove. This hood will extend to reach the 11" foot ceiling height!

  Now for our tranquil escape.... the master ensuite. After a crazy week, we crave that perfect room to unwind. Warm greys and soft marble finishes will create a cozy and relaxing atmosphere.  Visual interest will be added through a unique basket weave tile with tone on tone neutrals. Tub and fixtures will be supplied through DXV, an incredible company that has helped us to achieve our beautiful design. 

 Even though we have had our set backs thus far, we know that this renovation will be a learning experience and have a rewarding outcome for our family home. Stay tuned for more updates and photos!