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Renovations January 5, 2015 admin 0

Proposed Second Floor Plan

Originally, a plan was developed to add a second storey, including a bedroom, double height space with a wood bridge and a roof garden.  This contemporary approach would appeal to an environmentally conscious, urban individual or couple.  (The proposed second storey is feasible as shown in this plan, subject to augmenting the foundation and applying for a Building Permit – subject to City approval.)

Completed Renovations:

Front

  • tumbled stone front walkway
  • landscaping including new sod, perennial bushes and flowering plants
  • decorative copper fence post tops
  • vaulted porch ceiling with coach light
  • custom address sign (“The Little House 128 DAY AVENUE”)
  • antique entrance door with custom sand-blasted design on thermo-pane glass
  • decorative octagonal window in front roof gable
  • water hose connection

Living Room/Entrance

  • hardwood floor (3/4″ oak)
  • hinged framed mirror door for electrical panel
  • 2 new electrical outlets
  • designer aluminum finish blinds (front window)

Kitchen

  • laundry centre with new stacked washer/dryer
  • built-in wire shelves above laundry
  • hardwood floor
  • new wood cabinets
  • granite style laminate counter-top
  • designer full wall tile back-splash
  • natural wood open concept shelves
  • new porcelain deep sink with single lever designer tap
  • new ceiling stained glass effect light fixture
  • kitchen exhaust installed with new exhaust fan

Bathroom

  • re-located door opening and installed full height panel door
  • new designer style taps for existing pedestal sink
  • cabinet above lavatory
  • deluxe shower head (directs spray from full height of shower; water saving type)
  • bathroom exhaust installed with new exhaust fan
  • new bathroom light

Bedroom 

  • Murphy-style full double bed
  • matching storage cabinets above bed cabinet
  • hardwood floor
  • designer aluminum finish blinds
  • French door with 15-pane bevelled glass

Back Patio

  • privacy fence with gate to parking
  • coach light above back door
  • water hose connection and decorative concealed hose holder
  • garden lights with post-mounted solar cell charging station

Energy Audit completed in 2009.  R50 attic insulation installed (Spring, 2009).  Amana high efficiency (over 94%) furnace installed (Summer, 2009) by HomeStar Heating & Air Conditioning. Spray insulation as  feautured on “Holmes on Homes” for basement/crawl space walls, completed in September, 2009.

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