ReDesign of London, Ontario say that when they first set foot in the Markland House they half expected a machine gun wielding Tony Montana of Scarface fame to appear, yelling, “Say hello to my little friend!” And yes, there is more than a touch of 1980′s Miami to the before shots in this feature. No offense intended to Miami, of course, but we suspect you know what we mean.
We have featured ReDesign before and hope to feature them again before long. There are many very good things about this design group, not least their valiant crusade against waste. If something can be reused or re-purposed then that is what they do. The kitchen above is transformed despite keeping the existing cabinetry, installed five years ago, but adding new work surfaces, furniture, lighting, faucets.
There was as time, apparently, when black tubs and lots of marbled surfaces seemed like a good idea. ReDesign tend to favour something a little fresher and clean cut. The bathroom, as is the case for some of the other ‘afters’ in this feature, is lacking finishing touches but you can already see the ReDesign signature. Monochrome stayed but now the space is simple and clean lined where before it was pretending to be something it wasn’t.
And this would be the staircase from which Redesign would have expected to see Tony Montana creating havoc, carpeted havoc no less, on stairs!! The modernist railing, cool grey tiles and refreshing white walls create a simple and refined modern elegance, for which we (and surely the homeowner) are eternally grateful.
So, once again, our thanks to ReDesign who both designed and contract managed the transformation you see before you and honourable mentions to Melcher’s Construction, who were the general contractor and Erwin Loewen for photography. Don’t forget you can submit your before and after projects. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org