Andrea Hylton Home

Crimson Crescent

PROJECT: Basement Home Office/Lounge Build-Out 

SIZE:  sq. ft 

LOCATION: Waterloo, Ontario


This job was a tall order. Our Toronto-based young professional clients purchased this home in October, closed at the end of November, wanted to completely gut the kitchen and move in at the end of December.

To maintain the new more modern aesthetic throughout the house a bit of scope creep was necessary. The formerly carpeted colonial staircase was upgraded with dark stained oak treads, newel post and banister, cloud white risers and new simple spindles. These were capped with a lovely, modern, slightly patterned stair runner.

The real showpiece though is the floating staircase effect created by partially removing the wall between the former kitchen and the foyer. This adds both architectural beauty and allows for the natural sunlight to freely bounce between the front and the back of the house.