When Paul and Rebecca Kwiatkowski first turned to Joleen Constantis of Volumes of Space Inc. to update their Burlington home, their top concern was the en suite in the master bedroom. Four years later and the entire home has been revamped.
“Very often with a renovation, you start with one thing, and that leads to another and before you know it you’re renovating your whole house,” says Joleen.
Set in the upscale Forestvale neighbourhood of Burlington, the two-storey, four-bedroom, 4,500 sq. ft. home was stuck with a dated 1990s interior. Paul and Rebecca wanted the home to be more suitable to their outgoing lifestyle.
“The houses were designed when families didn’t organize in the same way, so it’s about modernizing areas and opening things up – making the home feel fresh and bright, using new materials and a more modern colour palette,” says Joleen.
The entire kitchen was redone, including new floors and new cabinetry. An angled pantry that took up a lot of space yet didn't store much was replaced. Moving the pantry and fridge allowed them to could widen the door to the dining room. They changed lighting and increased natural light in the kitchen by shifting cabinets away from the windows. Panelled appliances bring a sleek look.
Rebecca’s favourite colour is purple, so Joleen incorporated it into the dining room.
The room also features chairs, a table and mirror from Cornerstone Home Interiors in Cambridge, as well as a chandelier by Matteo from The Lighting Shoppe in Cambridge.
The formal room had lots of mouldings and was painted in black and white. Joleen chose to paint it all black. They also replaced the mantel and marble surround on the fireplace. A rug from Imperial Rug Galleries was added to complete the design.
Upstairs, the master bedroom received much needed additional closet space with custom built-ins on either side of the bed. But it’s the master en suite that steals the show, with high-gloss wenge wood cabinet doors and floor-to-ceiling tile. The bathroom also includes heated floors and a digital control shower.