From cramped to spacious
Come and see how a little war-time home, that simply wasn’t large enough, became spacious and functional — at Reno Tour, Oct. 15, from 10 am to 4 pm.
The third annual Reno Tour, hosted by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association Renovators’ Council and the Ottawa RenoMark® program, is a true insider’s view of the results of beautiful award-worthy renovations.
Lagois Design Build Renovate had the challenge of transforming the existing entry of the little war-time house. It was cramped and had no protection from the elements. The kitchen was completely isolated and only allowed for one person to work at a time. Lagois re-created it as a three-bedroom, 2.5 bath open concept. A large front porch covers the entry and is a space to sit and interact with neighbours.
The open entry leads into the new 9’ ceiling kitchen through a pantry hallway with a built-in desk. The pantry hallway has ample storage and a coffee station, keeping the clutter away from the main prep areas.
The sink in the peninsula allows interaction with guests sitting at the counter or in the dining room. The large windows and patio doors flood the new existing space with natural light.
To keep with the character of the neighbourhood, the roof structure maintains the appearance of a storey-and-a-half home with shed dormers to each side to give plenty of headroom. Upstairs, two identical bedrooms and a three-piece bathroom are located at the front, while the Master Bedroom with walk-in-closet and ensuite are located in the back. Large windows overlook the backyard.
But seeing is believing. This year, seven renovators and homeowners have agreed to open their doors to the public in order to show you their stunning projects. Proceeds from sales of tickets go to Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa.