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Renovation Pro Tip #4: Contemporary Design

Renovation Pro Tip #4: Contemporary Design


Using contemporary design style to guide your upgrade choices will never steer you wrong. This style is defined by subtle sophistication, clean lines, simplicity, and the deliberate use of texture.

This design style has served us well and in this example on McGirr the contemporary design choices we made completely transformed this home!

6266 McGirr Rd · Nanaimo, BC · In the first photo you’ll notice that we removed the sunken living room and made this space all one level. We used a new gas fireplace with a simple clean design to replace an outdated 3-sided brick encased fireplace, we removed a section of the wall to bring more light into the kitchen and breakfast nook, and we used luxury vinyl flooring to create clean lines.


In the kitchen, we upgraded to all new custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, high-end fixtures, and energy-efficient appliances. We added a large built-in island with seating and a wine chiller for the new owners to sit back and enjoy the gorgeous view. We also added a beautiful tile backsplash behind the oven and a new range hood to create a feature wall. 


In this last group of photos, you’ll see the exterior makeover! We replaced all the windows but opted to keep the exterior brick siding. Adding a fresh coat of paint brightened the exterior and, for a splash of colour, we added a new green door with a glass panel. On the back deck, we replaced the wood railing with new glass panels, which made the outdoor living space more cohesive with the rest of the home.




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