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Here I share the projects that I am currently working on, or that have been newly released to the wild...or for permit, but saying I released them to the wild is much more fun.

A Shower Built for Two

There are few things more luxurious than having your own space in the shower. Where only your loofah hangs, and only your shampoos and shower gels get to be on the shelf.

I mean, you’re already sharing the rest of the house with your significant other, how about a pamper space just for you?

plan view of a large ensuite with two person shower and toilet behind a frosted glass partition

This ensuite takes it up a notch and gives each person their own shower, their own sink, and their own linen storage. Ten foot tall ceilings, a separate toilet area (with frosted glass for privacy, but still allowing light to travel), and a large soaker tub complete the room. Add a chandelier over the tub and you have a bathroom fit for that silk robe with fur edging that you have hanging in the closet.

Peaceful Porch

Occasionally we get a request for a rendering of the rear of a client’s home. How rooflines look, ceilings slope, and windows align can be tough to decipher in blueprint form.

Always happy to show them how it’ll look!

Easy Access Pantry

Let’s be honest, we’ve all spent an embarrassing amount of time in the pantry. I mean, sometimes you’re in there because you should be: getting food for actual meals.

But the majority of the time? Searching for snacks.

Even though you were in there just five minutes ago and there were no snacks that appealed to you then. Your standards have lowered now, and you’re now just grabbing whatever is even remotely edible in its unprepared state.

Now you have easier access than ever:

You can get in there as soon as you get home from work (or from getting groceries).

You can slide in there from the kitchen.

Or you can sneak in there while hanging out with your friends on the covered deck to grab extra bags of chips.

Just think of how many times you can check the snack status of your pantry!

Impressive Curb Appeal

What is it about windows that make a house look so grand? The bigger, the better definitely applies here!

All Level Access

Picture this:

You’re hosting a hockey party (all watching, no playing, but everyone cloaked in jerseys of course). A ridiculous amount of people are expected to come over, but your kids do still need to hit their 8pm bedtime.

Check this out:

Everyone coming over can use the secondary outdoor access to the basement, where you can have the bar all set up with drinks and nachos (obviously). Then, when everyone is heading home for the night they sneak out the door (hopefully quietly), and your kids stay asleep on the second floor.

Bonus points? You don’t even need to clean up right away. Just leave the mess downstairs for the night and tackle it the next day; it’s not even in your way for the morning getting-ready-for-work tornado.

Classic Front View

I’ve said this about fifteen gajillion times: there is something about classic homes that make my heart sing.

Like this one for example:

Can you imagine the hanging ferns in the covered deck, and the welcome mat at the door? I bet it smells like freshly baked cookies inside.

And that round window up top? The charm is oozing!

Open Kitchen

The kitchen is where everyone gathers when you have company over. Of course, that’s where the snacks are!

Kitchens are becoming more open these days rather than tucked in a corner to be functional and that’s it.

Check out this kitchen’s layout:

Here’s what I love about it:

  • The stove faces the great room. Now that there are pop up vents, you no longer have to face a wall while cooking
  • The built-in table allows people to sit with you while you cook, or gives an informal area to eat breakfast without needing a separate room
  • Easy access to the rear porch for BBQ’ing
  • The pantry creates a visual buffer from the kitchen to the formal dining room; go ahead and leave the cooking tornado until after everyone is gone without having to stare at while holding conversation!

European Inspiration

This one-storey home takes a cue from European homes with the steep peaks and simple lines, creating a home that’s anything but boring.

Impressive Entry

The entry of your home doesn’t have to be two storeys to be impressive.

Adding ceiling details and large chunky columns can make your home’s entry raise the bar. This plan made multiple tray ceilings creating a grid pattern which could be left drywalled or be finished with wood up in those trays for extra warmth.

This homeowner is also a bit of a car enthusiast, so the addition of the windows to see directly into the garage was a bonus feature. Now he can show off his cars up on a lift to any guests coming over, without having to go into the garage.

You’ll Find Me in the Sun

Are you like a cat that likes to lay in the sun and keeps readjusting every time the sun shifts over?

You’re not alone.

The amount of light that is going to come streaming into this home is going to be amazing!