Elegant Whole Home Redesign Invites Effortless Entertaining

Elegant Whole Home Redesign Invites Effortless Entertaining

A contemporary space for large-scale entertaining

These busy professional homeowners wanted something to fit their lifestyle and accommodate their extended family.

Burnaby, BC


To preserve and enhance existing mouldings, there was an emphasized placed on homeowners’ desire for elegance, minimalism and low maintenance.


This comprehensive makeover involved complex, detailed work and was custom designed to the owner’s contemporary taste, while leaving the existing floor plans relatively unchanged. Built-in millwork through most rooms demonstrates TQ’s cohesive, whole-house approach to design.


This home features a revitalized kitchen design, energy-efficient heating and windows, and integration into a new outdoor deck for entertaining. The kitchen incorporates a cook top convenient to working surface, appliances and abundant storage including the built in pantry with pull-out shelving. The leaded-glass window in the master bedroom niche was enlarged and traditional mullions and contoured wood casings were added for enhancement.

French doors improved natural light and allowed for easy circulation and traffic flow, even when accommodating larger groups. Energy efficiency was improved throughout the home over many efforts including; Windows were replaced with all new Energy Star Low-Eargon or low-E windows with decorative detailing, Low voltage lighting, and energy efficient gas insert replaces home offices outdated fireplace.

An unobstructed garden view from the centre island was created, allowing the indoor/outdoor boundaries to fade and merging both into one seamless space. The goals to preserve and enhance the home were achieved and garnered judges attention earning a finalist placement in the provincial builders’ awards.

Project Recognition


  • french doors improve flow and natural light
  • energy efficient low-E windows
  • low-voltage lighting
  • energy efficient gas fireplace
  • floating natural stone hearth
  • leaded-glass windows
  • traditional mullions and contoured wood casings
  • abundant kitchen and pantry storage
  • convenient working surface cooktop
  • unobstructed garden view
  • seamless indoor outdoor flow