This turn of the century home was proving too small for our clients. Confined to the main floor and a small loft space, the family of three needed more room to grow. Our clients came to us considering a basement development project with the goal of creating more living space, but we recommended developing below while building up to maximize their investment and achieve their goal of more functional space. To do this, we dug out the basement, renovated the main floor, and created an entirely new second floor in a design that reflected our clients’ unique and creative personalities. We were able to give them additional bathrooms, bedrooms, a dedicated play/office space, and a larger, open kitchen. The new red chef’s kitchen, complete with a bright butler’s pantry, became the stunning heart of the home. This family wanted to maintain the quirks and charm of their historic home, so we created a design that is both modern and reminiscent of the original space— we reused their existing wood doors and antique metal cold air and heat register covers which added an extra pop of character and created a functional yet charming under- the-stairs bookcase. The bold colour palette used throughout the renovation truly captured our clients’ style, and in the end, this family had a home that met their needs and reflected their creativity.
Lynn Donaldson & Associates were our design-build team for a major renovation. They took our 1912 bungalow with loft back to stud, repaired the damaged foundation, and added a full second storey.
I cannot say enough good things about the Lynn Donaldson team. The design team, the project manager, the site manager, and the tradespeople on site all did fantastic work, and the result is simply stunning. The engineer, architect, and sub-contractors they retained for us were also all truly excellent.
This summer, a mere three months after we moved in, flooding in Calgary resulted in three feet of water in our basement. The Lynn Donaldson team went well beyond the call of duty in volunteering their time to help us and our neighbours with clean up. They have also patiently and expertly coordinated the repairs for us. We have complete confidence in Lynn Donaldson, have recommended them to friends and family, and will not hesitate to contact them when we develop our basement.