QUEBEC STREET RENOVATION
Located on Quebec street in Vancouver, this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment has beautiful views overlooking False Creek. It was in original condition and the owners wanted a facelift of the entire apartment including kitchen, both bathrooms and all flooring.
The views of False Creek from the living room were amazing. We started by removing all the popcorn texture of the entire apartment ceiling and making it flat, which always makes a place feel less dated. After self levelling the floor we lathed a nice wide plank by Pravada floors called Clouette White Oak. We also sprayed all the green window frames white, which made a big difference not only aesthetically but when looking out at the view almost unnoticeable.
We removed a wall separating the kitchen from the living room and removed an ugly fluorescent tube lighting box detail that raised the entire ceiling about 8″. The clients opted for more of a traditional look in the kitchen and we installed the Ikea Bodbyn door fronts off white. A high gloss subway tile in a stacked pattern added a little bit of a contemporary feel.
The master ensuite was fully gutted and redone. We ran tile from floor to ceiling in stacked pattern and added a new tub, toilet, shower fixtures and a vessel sink for the vanity. LED strip lighting behind the mirror is a great and easy accent lighting idea that you can put on a sensor or switch.
On the floor was large format Statuario Natural 24×48 tile which reduced grout lines to only a few and made the floor a big feature. The millwork was done by Riley Custom Cabintes and was a veneer faux wood which looked great and very real but super durable. We turned a small bifold closet into a more usable linen closet and the wood from floor to ceiling brought a lot of warmth into the ensuite
The main bathroom had the same features of the ensuite and the floor is shown a little more in this shot.