The Allingham Gardens Project

A lot of older Toronto homes have confined, tight bathroom spaces and our latest project was no different. Originally this bathroom had the entrance from a separate bedroom which also had two closets, one for clothing and another as a linen closet, all along the same wall. We eliminated all three doors on that wall and had it fully enclosed, moving the entry for the bathroom into the shared hallway area outside of the bedroom. The original two closets were deleted and the space from those was transferred into the new bathroom.

Once demolition was completed, we moved onto setting up the new layout. With the previous bathroom having a stand up shower where our new entry was going to be, we had to reroute the plumbing to accommodate the relocation of the new tub. The toilet remained in the same location and we moved the vanity over a few inches to give additional, equal space to each side of the toilet. Once all the new plumbing was finalized, as always, we pressure test the tub to ensure there are no leaks along with the rest of the newly installed water lines. With no leaks present, we’re now able to move forward and close up the walls, getting ready for tape and plaster.

For the shower tile, our client went with a clean white, large sized subway tile with chrome fixtures and a nicely contrasting dark grey 12″ x 24″ tile on the floor. With a light grey paint colour, the bathroom flowed quite nicely from floor to ceiling. The vanity and medicine cabinet were reused from the previous bathroom since they were already new and up to date. We added some custom built in shelving in the back corner to utilize the empty space allowing for additional storage for any toiletries, linens, etc.

This space was completely transformed from a very small and cramped bathroom to a larger, more modern and family friendly version for everyone to be able to use. Even though this was a fairly small space, a lot of work went into the removal and set up of the new layout.

Brighten Up!

This small bathroom was simply just in need of a little “personality”

It lacked excitement and just that overall great feeling when you walk into your bathroom. Luckily in this case it was a pretty simple and quick fix.

We removed the existing tile from the floor and walls and replaced it with a beautiful bright white polished porcelain tile on an offset brick pattern layout.

We also rerouted the plumbing system behind the shower controls to accommodate for the new Riobel three piece shower system. The system came with the shower control and diverter in one easy to use component along with a tub spout, 8” rain head and also a hand held piece with 5 different settings.

Needless to say, this simple yet drastic change has improved not only the appearance of this bathroom, but also the functionality of the shower system as well.

Project Woburn – A Beautiful New Kitchen

We just completed a gorgeous to-the-studs kitchen renovation. The clients had several complaints about their old kitchen including lack of light, a cramped feeling, and an uninviting space for social gatherings. The cabinetry, appliances, counters and other accessories also all needed to be replaced. We did several things here to address all of these issues:

1) The addition of pot lights washes the entire room in light.

2) We were able to completely remove the wall that cut off the kitchen from the hallway, dramatically opening up the space.

3) The addition of a center island instead of a small peninsula provides an ideal spot for guests and family to gather.