Modern Rustic Reno

The challenge with this renovation was to open up a dark, dated kitchen and to integrate with new finishes in the living and dining areas. I had to assure the client that there would be ample light throughout once we blocked in 2 kitchen windows. Success! Structural changes prompted an OBC permit process, and ensured it was done right and safely. A fresh palette of colours and updated finishes bridge the style gap paying homage to the home’s midcentury modern details, while seamlessly mixing the client’s rustic but elegant style. Cleverly designed storage in the kitchen and entry allow better organization for a busy family.

Bright open great room

The removal of the living room wall allows for more light and makes the overall space feel larger and more inviting.

Photos: Dave Remple

Kitchen - After

The new kitchen allows for ample storage and work flow. The existing oak flooring was refinished in a custom stain. A new front door and front window improve light levels despite removing 2 kitchen windows.

Photos: Dave Remple

New kitchen bar - After

The kitchen is now an entertainment hub and connects to the living and dining room. Upscale, polished finishes keep the overall result sophisticated.

Photos: Dave Remple

Updated Staircase

The stairs are now a pleasing architectural element which reflect the style of the house and the renovation.

Photos: Dave Remple

Organized entry

The new front door and sidelight give ample light and privacy. The clean style suits the architecture. A built-in storage closet keeps clutter to a minimum. Integrated mirrors in the doors solve an issue of wall space.

Organized Entry Detail

Storage solutions allow for long and short hanging, interior lighting, shelves, pullouts and overhead storage for sports equipment. Clever use of the kick space allows for more shoes.

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.