What can I say? The past year has been a year of extremes – a multitude of high’s and low’s. This post is to talk about an extreme high!
Mike and I have been looking for a home to fit our needs for a little while.. man, the Vancouver market is aggressive! After countless open houses, hundreds of hours on realtor sites and 3 offers… we finally found the one!
The property is a DREAM! I was glad we saw it early and basically shotgunned an offer… not to mention Mike was leaving town that night! After a stressful 12 hours… the offer was accepted and in 45 days, we got possession! We spent a quite of bit of time in looking at what to change to maximize the space to ensure one day, maybe we can use it for income, but for now, it’s our first special project together. See below for some photos of the “before” stages 🙂
I forgot to mention… what a view?! This is the TV/Living space
Looking towards the bathroom and walk-in in the master bedroom
Gorgeous balcony off the master
Looking at through the kitchen to the living space.. and a shot of our awesome realtor Mike Wilcox – not to mention he was super knowledgeable of the current market and had great input in terms of helping us with optimizing the space!!
Kitchen from the media center/ living space
Entrance hallway, powder room to the left, washer/dryer, coat closet & storage on the right
Looking for the living space to the dining area… the feature wall + pendant lighting looks like a present! Lol
Looking to the second bed/office & stairway to….?
Second bed/office space
Second bed/ office space
That view though…
Second living space
After 6 months of planning, designing & working with the city & strata… we are finally ready to renovate!!!! I can’t wait to show you guys the finished product… we will have trades come through next week and start ordering plumbing, furniture & think about tile & furnishings!
This is what design dreams are made of (Ames Tile & Stone)
Trying to find the perfect pairings (Ann Sacks)
I must be dreaming (Aeon Stone & Tile)
Can you guess what our colour palette is?
Mocking up furniture & layout!
The dining table!
TV/ Living furniture
So excited to say that last week we got great news… OUR PERMITS ARE FINALLY APPROVED! Stay tuned to see the full process & the decisions we made to get to the final product!!!