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Dalerose Country Home Renovation

November 11, 2014 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY JASON HARTOG

An Outdated, Turn-Of-The-Century Orangeville Home Gets A Facelift

When Mary Lawson, General Manager at Dalerose Country Homes started uncovering a house she bought last fall, people marveled at what was for so many years. Originally built in 1885 and renovated several times, Lawson revived the neglected space to give it new life for new owners.
 
The home was as tired and outdated inside as it was outside. The exterior bricks were repaired and repointed, and most of the board-and-batten siding replaced. Old wooden shutters were repaired and re-installed, new windows and garden doors added and thermo panes replaced.
 
The original flooring was sanded and stained to match the engineered hardwood, creating consistency on the main level. Similarly, the wide baseboards and trim were restored or rebuilt.  Lawson added slate tile in the entry areas and crown moulding throughout the home.
 
The master bedroom was transformed into a true suite, featuring a large bay window, built-in armoires and a window bench. The spacious new en suite has a clawfoot tub, a huge shower and his-and-hers quartz-top vanities.
 
The biggest changes were in the kitchen and family area. A galley-style kitchen was designed with a corner sink, tall cabinets and plenty of pot drawers, pantry cabinets and an adjoining butler’s pantry. Pot lights, under-cabinet lighting and stainless steel appliances complete the new space.
 
Dalerose Country Homes offer fully custom homes, whether they are renovations such as this downtown home or new builds.
 

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Original flooring was sanded and stained to match the engineered hardwood in the same tone as the main floor. Wide baseboards and trim were restored or rebuilt.

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A ceiling-height surround was added to the original marble fireplace for grandeur.

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The front entrance is bright and spacious.

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The generously-sized library with built-in shelving could double as a guest room.

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A back hall functions as a mudroom, with space for coats and umbrellas.

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A round table makes best use of the small dining room space, detailed moulding adds elegance.

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The new kitchen is bright, understated and elegant.

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Stainless appliances and an overhead stainless light add to the clean look.

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Boldly-coloured accents brighten up the main floor family room. French doors lead to a pergola-covered patio.

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The family room off the kitchen is brightened with lime and turquoise accent pieces.

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Original stairs add character to the landing and lead to an attic used for storage.

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The upstairs hallway is the perfect place to escape for an afternoon nap.

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The master bedroom was transformed into a true suite with a bay window, built-in armoires and window bench.

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The huge shower in the en suite.

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The spacious new en suite has a clawfoot tub for relaxing.

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