This project consisted of two phases of a three phase master plan for renovation of a 1960’s suburban single family bungalow. Phase 1, completed in 2003 included the relocation of the main staircase, construction of a new rear entry, and renovation of the main bathroom. Phase 2, completed 10 years later in 2013 consisted of a redesign and expansion of the kitchen.
The materials chosen reflect the home owners’ modern aesthetic. Clean lines, concealed hardware, and continuous countertops provide a contemporary look. The white Corian countertop wraps from the kitchen into the dining room to become a breakfast/homework bar for the kids. The bar is transformed at night into a design feature via a grid of LED lighting embedded within. Bamboo cabinets are custom made to suit the home owners needs including a concealed media charging station at the breakfast bar as well as a large pantry with pull-out baskets for easy access to all items within. A light tube was installed in the bathroom to bring natural light into a room with no exterior walls. The light tube plus a wall finish of back-painted glass allows the room to be naturally lit throughout the day.
Materials were carefully selected to ensure durability and ease of maintenance. Rapidly renewable cross-ply bamboo was used for the kitchen millwork and marmoleum flooring which made of is 97% natural materials was used in both the kitchen and bathroom. All lighting in the kitchen is LED for reduced energy consumption.