Main Level Becomes Grand Open Concept West Coast Style

Main Level Becomes Grand Open Concept West Coast Style

Burnaby home renovation improves space for large family gatherings

For this home renovation in Burnaby, the homeowners wish to open the main level of their home; improving the space for their large family gatherings. The house is worth staying in for it’s great location. It has design potential and sentimental family value; but needs some updating for enjoyment of entertaining in the years to come.  The entire main level feels freshened by the new custom kitchen. The west coast style is anchored by clean white shaker cabinetry, visible throughout the new greatroom.

Burnaby, BC

Main Level Renovation (kitchen, greatroom, familyroom)



Kitchen to dining room wall is opened to create a great room main floor. The kitchen is modernized with clean white shaker style custom cabinetry and complimentary contrasting quartz and granite slab counter tops. stainless appliances and a glass mosaic back splash add some depth and pull together the soft bright colour palette. A peek thru from kitchen to family room means that groups or kids are not segregated at larger gatherings.

Major load bearing wall separating the sunken living room from the dining room is completely removed. Previously only ‘balcony windows’ allowed interactions between the spaces, now there is a wide open lightness to the grand scale of the space that gives credit deserved to the wood panel ceiling feature. A massive steel beam was installed to maintain structural integrity; clad to match the walls it blends and seemingly disappears as though part of the original architecture.

The crystal chandelier, a sentimental family treasure, was refurbished by the homeowner, and now has a place of honour creating a sparkling focal point in all the home’s natural light.

  • open concept greatroom
  • oak stone finished flooring throughout
  • long lines within keep the space feeling large
  • kitchen island solid slab 'brown fantasy' granite
  • white shaker style custom cabinetry
  • soft-close cabinetry mechanism
  • stainless steel appliances add clean contrast
  • slide-in standard sized gas range
  • low profile under cabinet hood fan
  • dishwasher's pocket handle increases island clearance
  • pantry wall with powered ledge extends storage and workspace
  • two-zone wine cooler keeps whites and reds in reach for easy entertaining
  • refurbished treasured crystal chandelier

At the Spring 2015 BC Home Show, my first impression was “Wow”! I was impressed by how many projects they had completed and the professionalism demonstrated. As we began the conversation, we met with Steve Holloway, Project Consultant. He was very accommodating and listened to our story. His personable approach was reassuring. The decision to go ahead with TQ was the right choice, it went smoothly. We were always updated by our wonderful Site Supervisor, Sam! The project was well executed. We appreciated the continued contact with Kim with regards to the payment schedule. In the end, we were very happy with the end product. Thank you TQ Construction for your team work to make this dream a reality. With appreciation, The Millard Family.

- Burnaby Homeowners