When completing a large renovation, take the time to make sure the finishing touches (and finishes) elevate the overall design – just as the Property Brothers did in this show-stopping space. Trendy hardware, eye-catching lighting solutions and quality finishing materials can take this newly renovated home from ho-hum to simply stunning.
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When house hunters Dave and Eleni decided to find their forever home, they wanted it to become the gathering hub for their large Greek family, so expansive entertaining spaces were a must.
Charts and Tables
A huge quartz-topped dining-room table, laid with trendy rose-gold silverware and celebratory champagne glasses, grounds the chic formal entertaining area.
With a relatively low ceiling in the dining room, Jonathan turned them into an eye-catching feature with classic low-profile panels and a mid-century-modern-inspired globe chandelier.
Due to construction limitations, Dave and Eleni weren’t able to get their desired gas fireplace in the dining room, but Jonathan found them an attractive electric alternative, seen here nestled in a marble-tile surround.
Petal to the Metal
Mixing metallics – see the gold wall sconces, drapery hardware and chair legs with the silver chandelier, wallpaper and marble veining – makes this formal dining room feel modern and right on trend.
The framed crafts project on this sleek foyer table is a sweet reminder why Dave and Eleni are spending all this time, money and renovation stresses – it’s all about family, and providing a beautiful home for their two young daughters.
Man on a Mission
Jonathan wanted to create a trendsetting kitchen where everything was new and “shouts modern”. With its white cabinets, fabulous island and sleek countertops, we’d say mission accomplished.
Far As The Eye Can See
The waterfall edge of grey-veined white quartz on the oversized island helps move the eye seamlessly from the kitchen to the formal dining room.
Gorgeous oversized smoky-glass pendant lamps hang over the large kitchen island, adding extra light where it’s needed, while the oven hood – with its custom millwork – keeps the air clean and smoke free.
In this glamourous kitchen, it’s all about the elevated details. Instead of using plain white subway tile for the backsplash, Jonathan chose a textured white tile, and rather than using standard cabinet hardware, the handles are beveled gold.
The kitchen is always the hub of family life so it only makes sense that Jonathan would move walls to set up a central station right in the centre of the home, sandwiched between the formal dining room and breakfast nook/living room.
High-end appliances weren’t enough for this luxurious kitchen – they had to go with the top-of-the-line models for everything from the dishwasher to the six-burner gas stove.
A small breakfast nook off to the side of the kitchen provides a more casual eating area just for Dave and Eleni and their two kids. The round table makes the most of a smaller space, while the floor-to-ceiling bronze drapes give the room the illusion of added height.
From the curtain rods and the chair legs to the framed art and the chevron on the orchid pot, gold is used throughout the living room and breakfast nook to unify this formal open-concept space.
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When Jonathan talked about adding a large TV in the living room, Dave’s eyes lit up. Now that dream has become a very chic reality, and the whole family can gather together for movie night (or a Sunday game).
Using the grey sectional as a neutral palette, a collection of throw pillows in dusty rose, deep red and royal blue not only add strokes of colour to the space but also add a layer of comfort.
Super-soft velvet upholstered armchairs add an edge of serious glamour to the new living room. Their dark-purple shade play with the deep bronze of the textured drapes and the gold accents found throughout the ultra-stylish space.
As a sweet thank-you surprise from Eleni’s family to Dave, Jonathan transformed the plain three-car garage into the perfect place for a hobby mechanic to tinker with his toys.
In this luxury garage, sleek black cabinets and a wood-topped workbench line most of the back wall, providing plenty of space for Dave to store his tools and grease rags.
With everyone getting their own special space, the original $1,038,000-property price tag, $157,000-reno budget and seven weeks of construction were totally worth it for this family, who finally got their forever home.
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