SpringbANK HILL Elegance

Why they came

When this Springbank Hill family called us, they weren’t sure what the process was like to work with a designer. They had gone through the process of building their custom home and renovating their basement on their own, and they were looking forward to renovating with a designer’s touch. 

Their kids are getting older, and it was time to update the home to fit their new stage in life and their current tastes.

  • Add a beverage station to the kitchen. They are coffee drinkers (like us!)
  • Update their dark cabinets to match their calm, modern aesthetic.
  • Add statement elements. They did not want anything that would appear cookie-cutter or the same as their neighbours.
  • Improve storage and functionality of the laundry/ mudroom
  • Update the fireplace without taking up additional space inside the living room.
  • Consider space for built-in audio systems as the family uses the living room space to enjoy music and community rather than television.
  • Update powder room
  • Replace trim/ baseboards & paint throughout
  • Refinish or replace hardwood flooring

How We Helped

  • Updated the layout of the kitchen to add better flow and functionality.
  • Designed custom, modern millwork in two warm tones.
  • Had a custom bronze hood fan manufactured for over their gas range.
  • Added a beverage station with a panel-ready wine fridge and freezer/ fridge combination drawers. The slab surrounding this station is breathtaking. Be sure to take a close look!
  • Rather than stopping the backsplash halfway up the wall, we added a dramatic full-wall stone slab behind the kitchen sink.
  • Kitchen accessories galore: full-length pullout pantry, appliance garage, spice rack drawers, baking sheet dividers, angled drawers to fit long serving utensils, separate recycling and trash pullouts, and blind corner cabinet pulls. 
  • Vertical wooden slats offer a gentle separation between the kitchen and the kitchen nook.
  • Built-in custom floating bench in the kitchen nook with luxurious, high-traffic fabrics.
  • We couldn’t cantilever out, so we needed to come up with a fireplace design that wouldn’t take as much space as the old fireplace. We custom-designed the fireplace with warm, light Italian porcelain tile surround, lime plaster over mantel, floating shelves and valance lighting that creates an open, welcoming space.
  • Created a showstopper powder room that will impress all of their guests. The backlit mirror gives the illusion that it is full-length behind the floating vanity, the floating vanity includes an open shelf for towels and cloths, and the vinyl wallpaper is a bold, fun choice that is also very functional and easy to clean in a bathroom.
  • We removed the corner pass-through pantry from the kitchen. It previously led to the mudroom/ garage and offered no real benefit to the family. We replaced it with more functional millwork both in the kitchen and the laundry room.
  • Designer lighting throughout. Including under-mounted lighting, backlit lighting, valance lighting and designer pieces.
  • Replaced the hardwood floors.
  • Replaced stairs and railings.
  • Painted and replaced trim throughout.

KHD Services Utilized

  • Interior Design
  • General Contractor
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management

Calgary Neighbourhood

They also had an upper-floor renovation on their original wish list, 

but they recognized early that they’d need to break it up into two renovations

to achieve the look they were after.

We’ll be ready when it’s time for the upper floor!

Let’s discuss how we can help you with expert Calgary interior design!

Springbank Hill Elegance
Before and After Photos