This is a contemporary home that was built in 2002. It was built and cared for by the original owners that bought quality products at the time that are still very functional, but are dated.
We love the mixte between the wood, glass, metal, wall bricks (we want to keep our bricks walls)
What do you want to achieve?
In order of importance:
1. Remodel and update all of the entrance, the kitchen, the washroom and find a WOW effect in the living room and dining room.
2. Replace all the cabinets and sink in the kitchen. Maybe remove walls.
3. Change the sink and create a wow effect in the washroom
4. Change the tiles in the kitchen, entrance and washroom
5. Enlarge the entrance, maybe remove wall between entrance and the saloon.
What are your expectations/preferences/style?
Expectations: #1 : So update the above in the most economic, but sellable way. THE DESIGN THAT WILL BRING THE MOST BANG FOR MY MONEY WILL WIN!! Creativity, fresh ideas, realistic, something that is NOT GOING TO BREAK THE BANK.
Preferences: Stay truthful to the design of the house and surroundings and at the same time something original and new. Again: THE DESIGN THAT WILL BRING THE MOST BANG FOR MY MONEY WILL WIN!!
Style: Contemporary, also antrhopologie (the store) design concept. Where old meets new contemporary design is our style.
These concepts will eventually be executed.
The winning designer (if in tune with our likes) can continue helping us with the remodeling of the rest of the home. That person does not have to be on site, but available if necessary. We have no issues with international communication if it comes to that.
What should designers absolutely know and consider in their design?
WE WANT TO SELL THE HOUSE IN LESS THAN 1 YEAR. We want to be able to beautify the house and sell it with hopefully with a return in our investment.
The wall that separates the master bedroom and sunken living room is a 3 ft thick hollow wall that communicates with the attic and has two fireplaces next to each other that look into their corresponding rooms. Although these fireplaces will be rarely used, we would like to keep them but absolutely do not like the designs around them. We can also use the hollow wall to our advantage (i.e. taking down a part/all of the wall to add a space…
The spaces should remain open and give a sense of privacy from the rest of the house.
The design should be truthful to the surroundings and style of the home.
Nothing that will break the bank. We want a return in our investment.
The most creative design that offers the most bang for our money will win!! Affordability (of course), comfortable living space, practical.
I can share a dropbox folder with additional pictures of the home to whoever considers would benefit from this.