Hi & welcome to our house. The story of our house begins in May 2007 when we purchased it three months before our wedding. We live in a typical red brick, two-story, semi-detached house in midtown Toronto. We loved the traditional character of the house but when we purchased it, it was covered in sea of pink carpet (even in the bathroom), cat hair, and floral wallpaper - a real fixer-upper. We started tearing out the carpet the day we got the keys and have have been slowly renovating it room by room ever since.
Eager to try out the power tools we got as wedding gifts (yup, we had a table saw, a nail gun, and a router on our registry!), we started with the simplest room in our house - the dining room.
The nursery was a space that had to be multi-functional. We knew our baby would be staying in our room for a while and grandma would also be staying over and needing a place to sleep so we designed it as a guest bedroom with nursery touches.
After the baby arrived, we decided it was time to focus on the bedroom. We framed out the wall around the bumpout, leaving a flat wall that would allow for better furniture layout and creation of a dramatic panelled wall. The vintage vibe was enhanced by the custom floral curtains, artwork and lighting.
Now its our favourite room in the house!
All the effort was worth it as we got the curb appeal our house always needed.