Homes and Cottages - Space Race
Finding a new home isn’t easy, especially when you don’t want to leave your neighbourhood. The solution? Turn your old house into a new one.
The owners of this mid-Toronto home searched for a couple of years to find a larger house more suited to their family. Although it was ideal when their children were small, it no longer worked for the couple and their two older teenagers, Amedeo Barbini of Barbini Corporation says.
“We couldn’t make it bigger but we could make it visually bigger by manipulating the focal point and materials used,” he says. He and interior designer Vanja Stephanek came up with a plan to transform the home, which is 810 square feet on the main floor, into a beautiful, open and functional space that would be suited to family living and entertaining. It would also make use of every inch.