1970s Bungalow Gets a Much Needed Upgrade

A 1970s bungalow that no longer met the homeowners’ needs required a major facelift, lower maintenance costs and higher thermal comfortability.

To love this home again, it needed a garage, new windows and doors, and an addition to include a larger master bedroom and new ensuite. RND also designed an open-concept entertainment area, new mudroom and updated kitchen, dining room and family room.

The project was done with sustainability in mind: upgraded insulation was applied throughout to boost comfort; doors and windows feature energy efficient specs such as triple glazing; and the kitchen includes energy-efficient appliances.

As the owners are now empty nesters, the home went from 4 bedrooms to 3 with an ensuite — a valuable feature for future resale. A large I-beam was installed over the kitchen island to allow for the open-concept entertainment space. And the new garage is attached to the mudroom, creating a flow to the interior and passage to the backyard.



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