South Surrey, British Columbia - in design now
This project gives us a chance to reconnect with clients we have worked with happily in the past. This time we are developing plans for a full-rental suite in the walk-out basement of their city home. This includes a full kitchen installation. Having a suite will allow them peace of mind while travelling, knowing the home is occupied, and will provide luxury accommodation with an amazing view and yard for a lucky renter! The challenge in this project is to achieve the technical requirements of a legal suite within the constraints of the existing construction of the home.
Anglemont, British Columbia - in design now
Wait a minute - haven't I seen this kitchen before? Rocky Mountain Design is currently working on a renovation of a kitchen we designed for these clients fifteen years ago. These clients love their kitchen and have come to us for an update to accommodate changes in lifestyle and some new appliances. So it's back to the drawing board with this one!
This is also a lesson in the wisdom of choosing good quality to begin with and not being too much "on trend". Many kitchens this age would need a complete kitchen remodel. This one just needs a bit of re-arranging.
Golden British Columbia - in process now
These clients came to us for some guidance in their home design. They have lots of ideas, and have done some work, but the whole thing wasn't coming together as a unified whole as they had hoped. They need some help sorting out what works from what needs a bit of tweaking. The fun for me in this project comes from working on a design that will grow gracefully along with this growing and very active family.
McMurdo, British Columbia - in design now
Most home designers work from the outside in: they start with the skeleton of the building and fill in the interior spaces. At Rocky Mountain Design we work from the inside out - we plan the spaces that work, and then develop them into an overall plan. We are currently working on a whole home design from the ground up for this lot in McMurdo Estates, near Golden.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico - in design now
One really fun project we are working on is a small condominium in Playa Del Carmen in Mexico. Our client is starting a new and adventurous life there after moving from Vancouver Island. The interior design project includes a full kitchen remodel. Our challenge here is that space is at a premium, and the budget is limited, so every inch, and every dollar, counts. Creative use of colour and materials are the order of the day with this project.
Lake Bonaventure - in planning now
This is a fun project for us - more about organizing and simplifying a home than making a picture book story. Storage solutions, philosophy and priorities are all in the mix! What fun!