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90’s Home Renovation

Creating a family-friendly space


Ah, the 90’s, a time that brought us the internet, The Backstreet Boys, and the mullet...Maybe some things should stay in that decade. Including some homes. This 90’s space had a dated looking laundry room and main bath storage space. They wanted a main bathroom for their two girls that was fun but could also be grown into. Since this was home to a very active family, they also needed a more usable space. The entry stairwell needed an update of the spindles and the doors throughout the house needed a hardware refresh. The clients loved the deep red in their floor so we were presented with the challenge of finding a way to update the house without clashing with the colour. We understood the need for finishings that could stand the wear and tear of a busy family, so quality and longevity was a top priority.

story of the build

We went with neutral coloured walls and accented the wood with black finishes (door handles, refinished chandelier, and stair spindles) to compliment the red in the original flooring. The other flooring that ran parallel to it (ie. the laundry room floor, living room and family room carpet, and stair carpet runner), we pulled a lot of the brown colour from the original to tie it all together. For the bathroom, we took the fun accent and let it pop on the floor. Because the shower was now in the back of the room and is partially blocked by the wall we built for the linen closets, it didn't make sense to have a patterned tile on that back wall. Instead, we wanted to draw the eye to the floor where the colour and pattern drew you to the room. Both the colours and pattern were fun but sophisticated enough that the girls can grow up with it.

what our client has to say

Upward’s diligent and competent team worked on our renovation and completed the project with stunning results! They are responsive to questions and concerns, kept us updated on their progress and next steps, and most importantly, did an impeccable job in our home.

Suzanne T.

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