Renovations to this Victorian Toronto house included the kitchen, bathrooms, living room, stairs and includes adding storage all over the house and renovating the rear of the house to better connect to the garden. The ground floor renovations opened up the rooms to each other while maintaining the victorian outlines of each room. The new work draws from the existing dark oak flooring and cabinets, but bridges it with the contemporary lines and more bright colouring of the new work.
The main bathroom joined two separate cramped washrooms into one. Though larger, the new bathroom is still compact, and accommodates a two-person shower and two-person counter (which spills into the hall). The design capitalizes on materials of reflection, transparency and depth - the large mirror, glass shower, translucent glass medicine cabinet and window to the hall – in order to create an airy spacious room. Watery nautical finishes include a Douglas fir counter, water coloured glass mosaic tile and stainless steel.