This dining room is an unappetizing feast of bad colour, dated features and weird layout. Sarah and Tommy jumpstart the stuffy space with fresh, bright twists totally in tune with this young family's outlook. Period features go bold and modern. Vintage furniture transforms into a riotous medley of punchy, practical colour and fabrics. It's new, it's cool and true to a young, hip family's dining needs!
After five years of renovating by themselves this couple lost steam right outside their master bedroom door. Sarah and Tommy devise a calm, serene scheme that plays into the homeowners' desire to relax and enjoy their achievement. They shoehorn in badly needed clothes storage and layout solutions that maximize this pint-sized master. That is, once they clear out the tools and discarded reno supplies!
A lesson in optimizing a small, awkward space to serve multiple needs. Sarah and Tommy carve a den and home office using every inch of a forgotten room. They showcase the character features of the space with paint and wallpaper placement and carve ship-like storage from an unused closet. Almost every piece of furniture must also do double duty in making this den a relaxing place to get work done!
This mid-century home looks more like a contents sale than the slick, functional abode it could be. Sarah and Tommy make this adjoining living and dining room flow seamlessly into one another using paint, furniture and flooring solutions, and by tweaking the layout to capture the bucolic view. The end goal, a modern home that works for today's living yet doesn't look like a mid-century theme park.
Every inch of this home was renovated before the current owners moved in except for the master bath. It remains locked in another era with fixtures and attitude to match. Sarah and Tommy create a luxe space by swapping out the tired fixtures, revising the layout and dated colour palette. This master bath finally jibes with the rest of the newly renovated home.
A recently acquired country home came with a nightmare 80's kitchen. Sarah and Tommy have limited dollars to transform this large space into a kitchen and casual dining space that is bright, fresh and modern yet maintains its country ambiance. It's a lesson in spend-save as they devise solutions that are cheery and practical, while keeping a keen eye on the bottom line.
A first time homeowner's maturing taste pushes the finishes and furniture in her tiny condo well past their due date. Sarah and Tommy find furnishings that reflect the client's new attitude and that can eventually move with her into a larger home. In the meantime they inject a ton of style and flexibility into this tiny kitchen, living and dining space.
Designing a young boy's bedroom to evolve with his change on a dime taste. Sarah and Tommy add in practical, timeless solutions that will grow with the room's occupant. They devise a privacy solution for a wall of windows and carve storage everywhere they can. Accessories and accents are where they spend last, knowing that these items are most likely to change on a whim.
This born entertainer's kitchen is ready for the hook. Sarah and Tommy pull it back to the basics: assessing needs before demolition and creating a flexible and workable layout that caters to the bottom line. A fresh new colour palette, lighting and tons of storage help place this kitchen centre-stage in the client's culinary repertoire.
A coveted large bedroom is an embarrassment of riches for one couple. Sarah and Tommy create separate functional areas within the large, traditional space while keeping the overall mood relaxed and welcoming. New paint, lighting and window coverings further enhance this room's mandate to be a serene place in which to escape and relax.
Just when the bathroom was next on this couple's reno hit list, they discovered they were pregnant. Sarah and Tommy re-purpose a storage room into a nursery, using a unique tribal theme reflected in colour, fabrics and furnishings. They also squeeze every inch of space from this teeny room in making it a draw to the baby and parents who'll be spending a lot of time there.
This kitchen begs for reinvention! Sarah and Tommy squeeze industrial grade gear into this space while helping it blend with the home's overall traditional style. They also address weird placement of windows, doors and services, plus lighting in the new task mastering space The end result is a kitchen that is professional grade, yet welcoming for occasions large and small.
Though a rental this young bachelor wants a place that speaks to his hip downtown style. Sarah and Tommy take on the industrial loft, bringing to it a cool, loungey vibe to entertain friends in casual style. The trick is how to spend your money in a bare bones rental in ways that create atmosphere yet focus on finding pieces you love and can take to your next place.
The renovation of their one and only bathroom unveiled for this couple a series of perplexing mistakes made by the previous homeowner. Now Sarah and Tommy step in, first addressing the structural issues before moving onto the pretty. It's a lesson in scheduling a renovation when it's the only bathroom you have, choosing classic, quality fixtures and finishing with accessories that speak to you.
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