Upper Floor Renovation: Elevated Character
About this project
- Update home while respecting the natural character of the home
- Increase the heat efficiency of the home
- Repair floor structure
- Create walk-in closet to maximize storage
We started with a beautiful 100 year old heritage home in North Vancouver, which is not a bad place to start. We were able to modernize the space to meet the needs of a modern-day homeowner. That meant, among other things, a larger bedroom. However, the old home’s original finishings were a big reason why it was so beautiful. Thus, it was critical that we restore and/or preserve them, even though we also had to remove the chimney and repair the badly sagging floors. We also increased heat retention efficiency by removing wainscoting from walls to apply spray foam. This project was no mere facelift—it was reconstructive surgery, intended to look like we had turned back the clock.