Contemporary Semi-Detached

A classic narrow semi detached in the east end was transformed into a condo alternative for this client. By removing all walls, the main floor was opened up to create a spacious living, dining and kitchen areas which allowed for both intimate gatherings and large groups for entertaining. The large kitchen includes additional storage under the stairs and a coffee bar. The dining room now has doors which open onto a front porch. The living area is large enough for a group of people and houses a tv as well. Storage has been integrated into all areas, including the fireplace area to maximize use of space in this downsizing exercise.

New living room

The back of the house was better suited to be a cozy living area with tv watching. Still connected to both the kitchen and dining spaces, it is elegant enough for entertaining as well.

Photos: Dave Remple

Dining room with new fireplace

This used to be the living room! The renovation plan dictated that this would be a better dining room. A new gas fireplace with storage was added. The front window was replaced with french doors which open onto the front porch. An expandable dining table allows for both small and large gatherings.

Photos: Dave Remple

Open concept kitchen

In order to give the client the open concept living they requested, interior walls were removed, which allowed for a larger kitchen with an island. By placing all functions against the wall, the island is left free for entertaining.

Photos: Dave Remple

Main bath makeover

The main bath pays homage to the historical style of the original house. Classic elements like marble mosaics and a black and white theme will be timeless for years to come. Aligning all plumbing elements on one side of the room allows for a more spacious flow.

Photos: Dave Remple

Second floor hallway

This narrow hallway feels more open with the new glass railing. A dark ceiling and decorative lighting create visual interest.

Kitchen bar and storage

Additional pullout storage was custom designed under the stairs allowing for pantry, brooms and other utility items. When closed, the doors create a finished panelled effect, keeping the stair sophisticated and the storage hidden.

Photos: Dave Remple

Coffee bar

The space under the stairs was made useful as a coffee bar and for overflow storage. Ample lighting and a sink make it useful for entertaining as well.

Photos: Dave Remple

Lisa Robazza specializes in creating stunning and inspiring interiors you will love.  She provides her interior design services in the North and Central Okanagan, including Kelowna, West Kelowna, Vernon, Lake Country, Coldstream, Salmon Arm, Lumby, Fintry, Peachland, Summerland, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos and surrounding communities.
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