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Designer Breathes Life Into 49-Year-Old Ski Chalet

October 18, 2018 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY SANDY MACKAY

She's used to designing kitchens, but Lindsay Shultz and husband Eric show off their whole-home renovation.

A version of this article originally appeared in the Fall 2018 issue of  OUR HOMES Barrie Orillia Midland Innisfil, p.32. Find local businesses in our Barrie directory. 
Eric Vant Spyker and Lindsay Schultz on the doorstep of their Horseshoe Valley home.The marriage of Eric Vant Spyker and Lindsay Schultz catapulted them both out of their comfort zones and into a forest fixer-upper in Horseshoe Valley. They breathed new life into a 49-year-old ski chalet in 2017.
 
As owner of Midland’s Lindsay Schultz Kitchens & Cabinetry (LSKC), Lindsay also orchestrated a business expansion during that period.
 
While Lindsay works with clients to create the home of their dreams regardless of style, LSKC’s trademark is a modern, relaxed cottage approach favouring bright, airy spaces with white-on-white textures and layers.
 
“My husband’s style is more urban contemporary, so he had me branching out,” says the Georgian Bay boater, who loves a great garage sale find. 
 
Nature gives the half-acre property its magic, but the curb appeal needed a bit of help. They wrapped the house in Maibec wood siding and sandblasted existing cedar soffits to expose and seal in their beauty.
Renovated kitchen with walnut cabinetry, chevron backsplash and stainless steel range hood.
A massive cantilevered awning and symmetrical black windows bring the tall, front elevation to life, while a misted green front door with black hardware provides the welcome.
 
When they first walked into the 2,100 sq. ft. home, they saw beyond the tired surface and small rooms. Marchand Construction Ltd. opened up the kitchen, reversed the basement stairs to provide better access from a new garage door and powder room, and reconfigured the main staircase (with the help of Barrie Trim & Mouldings Inc.) to improve traffic flow and create a high-impact main entrance.
 
The new LSKC kitchen boasts Lindsay’s favoured bright, but monochromatic textures. White painted cork pendants shine on a large island topped by Caesarstone Alpine Mist quartz. A sparkling white and grey marble backsplash in a chevron pattern complements cabinetry fronted with two-tone shaker doors.
 
While Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace and Cosmopolitan are featured colours in the kitchen, Essa Painting primarily used Gray Owl elsewhere in the house.

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