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BETTER BASEMENTS TIPS & TRICKS

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Fab Greys Warm greys continue as popular choices for designers and home owners alike

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efore choosing flooring, consider your lifestyle. Do you have pets or children? If so, more durable, skid-free surfaces are the way to go. Stay away from engineered hardwood as it damages more easily. The type of housing is also important. For those living in condos/apartments, insulation and sound quality are crucial.

GOING GREEN WITH YOUR FLOORS BRINGS BENEFITS BEYOND MAKING YOU FEEL GOOD

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est coasters are well aware of the advantages of living an eco-friendly ethos, so it’s no surprise that there has been an increase demand for sustainably harvested products, particularly for “green” flooring. “When we talk about environmentally friendly floors, we are speaking about floors that are made of sustainably harvested, eco-friendly and recycled products,” explains Clayton Mickey, owner/general manager of the family-owned The Eco Floor Store (BC). “It is using products that have the least impact on the planet.” Going green with your floors brings benefits beyond making you feel good about your selection. Health and durability are the positive by-products of environmentally friendly floors. So, what should we look for? “For example, look for floors that are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), FloorScore and Carb2 certified, offer good indoor air quality, and ones that have low VOC and formaldehyde levels,” Mickey says. While some think green floors are reclaimed or engineered hardwood, which is made of real and composite wood to create a very durable flooring system, it doesn’t stop there. “Marmoleum is made of 97 per cent natural products and mimics linoleum,” Mickey says. “It comes in 128 colour choices, different textures and are great in high traffic rooms.” Today’s cork is not the cork floor of yesteryears. “We have cork floors from Portugal that feature several digitally printed designs, like wood and tile,” Mickey says. “Cork is antimicrobial, anti-allergenic and is a natural noise insulator with quality acoustic value. The warmth and comfort of cork underfoot also makes it a great selection.” You can also choose eco-friendly laminate, rubber and wool carpets. “There is so much choice, it really comes down to preference and what the room is being used for,” says Mickey. The Eco Floor Store offers much more than flooring. Check us out!

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MAKE YOUR FRONT DOOR POP Add curb appeal with these simple tricks

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COVER STORY

 rom an early age, award-winning interior F designer Kendall Ansell seemed destined to transform homes

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GREY IS HERE TO STAY

Why is grey still so popular?

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KITCHEN RENOS

Must-haves for a modern kitchen

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BETTER BASEMENTS

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PRO PERKS

Do not overlook the potential of a basement remodel

The benefits of hiring professional contractors

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isitors’ impressions of a home are often dictated by the home’s entryway. Much as one may judge a book by its cover, the same can be said about the impression that a front door and entryway can create, regardless of how accurate that impression is. Making certain changes to an entryway can go a long way toward improving curb appeal. Entryways also can set the scene for a home’s interior. Whether one chooses to be classic or bold, modern or traditional, there are various ways to quickly transform a home’s entryway. SPRING 2019 | SPACE | 7


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1 Custom Walkways Guide guests right to the front door with an attractive (and safe) walkway. Stamped concrete or decorative paver blocks may fit the bill. The walkway can extend to the street or to the driveway.

Architectual Details Find out which architectural elements will meld with the style of the home and then incorporate them. Mouldings, columns, shutters and trim are areas to consider.

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Bold Colour Colours can dramatically enhance an entryway. Painting an existing door or replacing it with a more vivid option can do the trick. The DIY Network says certain colours stand out as favourites. These include turquoise, yellow, red, indigo, orange and black.

Opulent Materials The relatively small area of real estate by the front door enables homeowners to splurge on more opulent materials that can really add a feeling of luxury. These can include colourful tiles, ornate planters, decorative wooden doors, or elaborate knobs and lighting fixtures.

Plants Landscaping around the entryway should be neat and well-tended. Overgrown plants or shrubbery may give off an air of neglect. Container plants and carefully curated shrubs can create a neat and inviting aura.

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ON C O N STR U C TI O N SI TE S From a n e a rly a ge , awa rd -w inn in g in te rio r d e s ig ne r Kenda ll An s e ll s e e m e d de s tin e d to tra ns fo rm ho m e s 10 | SPACE | SPRING 2019


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hile many young girls spent time dressing up their dolls, Ansell was donning overalls and learning how to use glue guns, hammers and paint brushes. “I spent most weekends doing construction projects around the house. I would help my dad install baseboards, paint and reorganize … This was just a part of growing up for me,” says the Burnaby resident. That creative nurturing would eventually burgeon into a successful career in interior design. She went on to study architectural drafting at Kwantlen Polytechnic University before completing the Interior Design Management program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. In 2010, she founded Cherry Interior Design before rebranding in 2013 to Kendall Ansell Interiors – a full-service boutique firm offering home staging, custom millwork design, construction drawings, customized lighting plans and in-home colour consultations for all budgets. Ansell’s portfolio is impressive – from custom residences to designing a capsule collection of pillows with Joue Design, to collaborating with such brands as HONOMOBO, the Vancouver Home + Design Show, the BC Home + Garden Show and Floform Interiors, among others. She has been honoured with four prestigious awards from Houzz.com in their Best of Houzz category from 2014 through 2019, 2017 Best Interior Design Firm in the Burnaby Now, besides being featured in many notable publications across Canada. This self-directed New Westminster designer, who has earned a reputation for her attention to detail, sat down with SPACE to chat about her design philosophy and to give us a glimpse into a recently completed townhome facelift in Kitsilano.

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Good design ideas are eve r y wh e re ; it c a n b e in u n iq u e b la n ke t s and pillows on sofas, t h o u g h t h e key t o t ru ly g re a t d e s ig n lies in how a s p a c e e le g a n t ly in t e ra c t s wit h t h e ever yday lif e s t y le n e e d s o f o u r clie n t s .

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nsell’s signature style juxtaposes raw with refined, melds modern sophistication with traditional for a fresh take on design. But before the magic begins, it must start by being functional, says Ansell. “Beautiful homes don’t just happen, they usually are created. For me, the real goal is to find a subtle balance between my clients’ personality and a well-thought-out interior,” she says.

“First and foremost, the home must fit the owners’ lifestyles because it has to work for the way they live, their ages, abilities (i.e., aging parents or pets),” says Ansell. In addition, ecause of her construction background, Ansell takes a little bit of a different approach with each project. “Sometimes, I know it actually means changing the space or the form of the space … I can definitely look at project from both a construction and a design side,” she explains.

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he design process first comes to life from the verbal and non-verbal cues her clients provide to her during their initial consultation.

“I really get to know my clients’ lifestyles by listening to the adjectives they use when describing how they would like their interiors to feel once complete,” she explains. “If they say I want a cozy look, it means that they typically want to add rich textures and incorporate warm natural elements like wood or stone. “ From there, she incorporates certain design elements and products that will best represent those characteristics. Ansell believes in designing interiors that “embrace the client’s personality.”

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hen Ansell was called up to see if she was willing to tackle a main and lower floor renovation on a 20-year-old four-storey Kits townhome, the clients’ love for entertaining, coupled with their art collection, became the inspirational canvas for the renovations. “The couple travel a lot so they wanted to create a home where they could be comfortable and entertain friends,” explains Ansell. “In addition, displaying pieces that have memories of places they’ve travelled was equally important to them.” The transitional-style facelift began in the basement’s wine room, where the owners can stand around with their friends, open bottles and talk about wine and travel. Boasting indigenous fir wood beams in the archway entrance as well as the walls, wide-plank wood floors and the piece de resistance, a full-length wine wall, the room offers architectural interest with warmth.

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or the avid chef in the family, Ansell designed a highfunctioning kitchen while adding natural elements such as honey-hued wood floors and a oak waterfall island workspace with more modern elements, such as open shelving to display curated pieces, two-toned cabinetry and black handles to maintain a light, airy feel. Among the most striking features of the facelift is the eyecatching stone wall with exposed honey-hued fir archway beams that leads from the living room to the kitchen and up the staircase. “The stone wall really gives the home character and highlights the natural beauty of the stone,” says Ansell, adding she pulled out the old wrought iron railings for a more contemporary staircase with treads and rails crafted out of wood, metal and glass. With a nod to the past, but firmly planted in the present, Ansell‘s home design offered her clients a new way to realize that timeless setting they sought. “We achieved a cohesive flow from each room with wood elements that carry throughout the whole house,” she adds. In the end, she created a show home-worthy residence for the clients’ entertaining lifestyle. SPRING 2019 | SPACE | 17


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Sometimes a small project can turn into a big one. Keep your attention focused.

Do make sure you understand exactly what you are getting before a trade begins work. Nothing worse than coming home to something unexpected.

Do consider your ROI. Understand how long you will be staying in your home and if this is something future buyers will love too.

Don’t forget about lighting. You can spend all of the money on your floors, stone and furniture but if you do not light it correctly, no one will see.

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ecorating a home in neutral tones has long been recommended as a way to sell it quickly. But the colour grey also provides a blank canvas for homeowners who have no intention of putting their homes on the market anytime soon.

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Individuals need only replace small items to produce a big effect in rooms where grey is dominant. Because grey is so neutral, it works with soft, calming colours in various pastels, but equally as well with bright reds, yellow and oranges.

Beige and white have long been go-to colours for neutral living spaces. But many interior decorators now look to grey as the neutral colour of choice.

Designers have shown how grey does not have to be cold, industrial or gloomy. It can be sophisticated in just about any room of the house.

Design experts advise that grey has a broad range. Grey can include everything from silver to charcoal to a dusty cloud. According to the trendsetters at Glidden Paints, grey coordinates well with other colours. Plus, the neutral appeal of grey boasts a timeless quality.

More designers are now leaning toward warmer variations of grey, such as taupes and blends dubbed “greige,� that are beautiful but not as stark as pure grey.

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Kitchen remodels are among the most popular home renovation projects, whether they consist of swapping out cabinet hardware or doing major demolition. Due to the sheer amount of time families spend in the kitchen, not to mention the number of tasks performed in this space, it is easy to see why kitchen renovations are a project that will enable homeowners to recoup a high percentage of their investments.

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Storage solutions built into cabinetry and the pantry, slide-out shelving and a nook for a paper towel roll can make a kitchen feel more functional.

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basement remodelling project can add valuable and usable space to a home. For many years, homeowners overlooked the potential of a basement remodel, perhaps thinking it would not be a smart return on investment. But that’s no longer the case. A remodelled basement can offer up to a 70 per cent recoup on cost. In addition, the cost of redoing a basement is often one-third to one-half less than the price of putting an addition on a home. But, before remodelling a basement, homeowners should think about how they want to use the space. Homeowners also must focus on some potential obstacles in a basement that will need to be addressed so that the area can be as functional as possible. Basements can be chilly and damp. That means moisture issues and heating and cooling needs must be addressed prior to any construction. Homeowners may have to consider the installation of a dehumidifier and run venting through the basement to allow for proper climate control. If a basement takes on water, either through the walls or a concrete slab, a professional waterproofing company can come in and fix these issues so they will not damage drywall and flooring afterward.

The presence of insects and pests also must be addressed. Exterminators can help homeowners figure out which insects are in their basements and how to make the space less hospitable to these unwelcome guests so that the room will become comfortable for human occupants. Space is often at a premium in basements, which may contain HVAC units, water heaters, filtration devices, ductwork, pipes and the other appliances. Qualified contractors can suggest solutions for cordoning off appliances and camouflaging pipes and wires so they won’t detract from the finished product. However, building access panels into the design will make it easier to service or repair features as necessary. Homeowners also may want to wrap pipes before drywall is installed to quiet noisy drainage pipes. Uneven basement flooring will need to be smoothed out and flattened before carpeting or tile can be laid down. A selflevelling underlayment can be applied to fill in gullies while larger cracks and holes will need to be patched.

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Once the structure of the basement is addressed, then the design work can begin. Many professionals advise against drop ceilings, which can take away from ceiling height and look cheap. Basements can be dark, so the addition of plenty of lighting can help brighten the room. Small basement windows can be replaced with larger ones to add more light as well. Homeowners can mimic built-ins and architectural details from elsewhere in the home so the basement is aesthetically cohesive and doesn’t seem like an addition. Bookcases and shelving can add valuable storage space as well. Decorate the basement with bright, neutral colours so they make the space feel more inviting. With some effort and financial investment, basements can be as beautiful and functional as other rooms in a home.

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The benefits of hiring professional contractors The DIY movement has inspired many homeowners to tackle home repair and remodelling projects on their own. DIY projects can be rewarding, and many homeowners who have embraced the DIY movement have discovered talents they never knew they had. But no matter how simple popular home renovation television shows make remodelling projects appear, homeowners should know that such undertakings are far more difficult than they appear on TV. Homeowners who overestimate their abilities and the time they have to complete projects can cost themselves substantial amounts of money. In fact, there are a variety of reasons homeowners might want to work with professional contractors when tackling home improvement projects.

EXPERIENCE

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A trial-and-error approach can work with various projects and problems. But applying such an approach to home improvement projects is risky and potentially dangerous, not to mention costly. Experienced professional contractors with strong track records (seek recommendations from friends or neighbours) won’t have to go through trial and error and are, therefore, more likely than DIYers to complete a project on time and on budget.

One oft-overlooked benefit of working with professional contractors is the likelihood that they can draw up ideas for projects that homeowners might otherwise never have thought up on their own. Homeowners without specific ideas in mind can ask contractors to come up with various scenarios before committing to a particular one. Veteran contractors can draw on years of experience to create designs that DIYers might be incapable of coming up with and/or are incapable of seeing through to completion.

COST Conventional wisdom suggests it’s less expensive to do something yourself than to hire someone else to do it for you but that’s not necessarily true of home improvement projects. Labour costs typically account for a substantial amount of professionally contracted projects but homeowners can cut those costs by volunteering to do some of the simpler tasks themselves. In addition, contractors often purchase materials at a much lower cost than individual homeowners because contractors buy in bulk. So while labour costs might be lower on DIY projects, the cost of materials can offset those savings.

RESALE VALUE Many homeowners renovate their homes with an eye to improving the resale value of those homes. But if homeowners want to showcase a newly remodelled kitchen when selling their homes, they should be prepared for prospective buyers to ask who worked on the project. Fearing potential problems down the road, some buyers might be put off by homes that were remodeled by DIYers and not professional contractors.

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