Photo Gallery: Stunning Burnaby Home Renovation, Before and After

February 25, 2016

This Burnaby homeowner wished to return the “wow factor” to his once-ahead-of-its-time home, which was no longer delivering the impact that had initially drawn him to buy it almost 25 years ago. The house had good bones and a great location in an established neighbourhood, but needed some serious updating.

TQ Construction’s objective was to create the requested contemporary, clean, uncluttered and masculine aesthetic, with a design driven by the owner’s passion for cooking and entertaining.

The home was transformed into an open-concept living space with a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor areas. The disconnected kitchen, family-room and eating-area were combined, resulting in a fabulous great room with a central floor-to-ceiling, double-sided fireplace offering walk-through access to the new kitchen on either side.

In addition, the desire for a peaceful spa-like retreat led to an ensuite bathroom design inspired by modern and Asian styles, creating elegance through a minimalist approach. TQ installed a standalone tub and no-threshold walk-through shower with a bench seat and full-height tiling, accessed from either side of a floor-to-ceiling frameless-glass panel.

This contemporary Burnaby oasis was named winner of the “Best Whole House Renovation: $250,000-$500,000" category in the last National SAM Awards competition.

The homeowner tells TQ Construction, “It’s changed the way I live... I had this huge house, but really only used three rooms... I now live in the whole home, compared to just 20 per cent of it.”

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