Rustic Retreat

Set against the serene backdrop of Kootenay Lake, this home’s blend of modern comfort and rustic charm feels just right. We started by reworking the main floor plan, turning small, enclosed rooms into open spaces and adding a touch of character along the way. We relocated a staircase from the center of the home to the new laundry/mudroom, opening up the kitchen and entry areas and improving the indoor/outdoor flow. The unused sunroom off the living room was removed to create space for the new covered deck, complete with timber accents and a stone-clad exterior fireplace that compliments the home’s river stone foundation. The living room was upgraded with a new fireplace surround, and both fireplaces feature large, raised hearths for seating.

The new floor plan creates a spacious dining/family room area, complete with new gas stove and large windows overlooking the lake. A new den/guest space off the family room is closed off with barn doors that compliment the home’s rustic design style. The home’s cozy feel is accentuated by the choice of finishes and fixtures, including rustic wood flooring and millwork, distressed tiles, and mixed metals throughout. The custom kitchen backsplash tiles are extra special, featuring imagery of family pets drawn by the homeowners’ children.

Upstairs, we refreshed the space with a full bathroom renovation, new carpeting, and a fresh coat of paint. Windows, doors and trims were replaced throughout the home, and new LED light fixtures were installed in each room. The exterior of the home also went through a major transformation, including a much needed upgrade to the siding and trim. Stay tuned for more exterior photos to come.