The Owner called us to say he had bought an old
Muskoka home, a lakefront property, which had an all-wood interior
and lovely rooms clad in ancient tongue-and groove woodwork. The only
part of the house he was unsure of was the kitchen; it was hopelessly
out-of-date and inefficient. Could we see whether it might be gutted
and updated, without changing the feeling of the house?
We saw how beautifully the tongue-and-groove theme of the house could
used in a kitchen renovation, and replaced the old formica cabinets
with new units in cedar. A peninsula was built to make a sitting place
for guests. New concealed halogen lights were used inconspicuously
to brighten the room. The rotten flooring was replaced with maple
hardwood. We even managed to sneak in a stacking washer/ dryer unit
in a corner cupboard.