Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Stage 2 ...and a half...planning the new kitchen layout.

When we started this renovation, my clients were sure that we would not be able to change the current U shape layout of the kitchen. This is where the magic of using AutoCad comes in...along with a very creative mind.
By drawing everything to scale and moving cabinets around, all the while keeping the mechanicals in the same place, I was able to come up with a kitchen cabinet layout that included an island. 

The placement of the island allows the homeowner to see into the living room/dining room and also socialize with anyone sitting in the kitchen...and of course, Everyone knows that the best part of any great party is hanging out in the kitchen! And my clients are delighted because they love having people over!

So here are the colour renderings for the new kitchen layout. Hope you like them.



Saturday, June 26, 2010

Stage 2 -Design renovation of 1950's home- Demolition

The first stage of the renovation for this 50's home is well underway. We had to install a new ceiling so added a deep and fabulous plaster cove molding all around the room. The studs for the ceiling were uneven, so we had to apply 5 coats of plaster to get the ceiling even. Whew!
The fireplace frame is built and the ribbon fireplace is installed. All that's left to do is install the ledgestone slate on the surround. This is a surprising edgy modern element the clients and I are really looking forward to seeing completed.

This fireplace will give off lots of heat in the dead of winter and on those cool summer nights, the glowing crystals on the bottom of the firebox will provide a lovely soft light with LED lights.

Full 3D colour renderings were created to help the clients "see" my vision for their home renovation. This program is by Chief Architect & I am really happy that I decided to use it. Learning how to use it has been relatively easy and fun, so much so that I find myself "playing" with the software at night rather than having a good night sleep.  My clients are ecstatic with the results and are impatiently waiting to see my vision completed. I love finding & realizing my client's vision into reality!

These are the renderings I created for the livingroom, ensuite bathroom, the family room.

Next is the kitchen. The 3D design concepts are nearly ready and I'll be posting them in the next few days.  Oh....and we're going shopping for furniture. The custom designed sofa and loveseat have been ordered!  I can't wait to share a picture of them with you when they will be ready.

Enjoy...and please feel to send me your comments.

Talk to you soon!