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Bloordale Renovation

This renovation to a prototypical Toronto semi-detached home makes the most of a compact, urban property. Several strategies to maximize tight spaces extend the boundaries of the house. Opening up the main level and adding an oversized sliding door to the backyard fills the living spaces with light and air while extending the house visually to the outdoors during the cooler months and physically in the summer. Custom built-in millwork optimizes small spaces by adding storage while doubling as furniture, and the new finished basement provides overflow space for guests and active kids.
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March 2, 2013
amydavid wrote:
Love the paint mosaic! How did you do this? I would love to do something similar in our home?
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houssaon
Wow - What a great video. Process looks like counted cross-stitch. Patience and precision needed, to be sure. Wonderful.
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panuke
This is brilliant work. Wondering what paint color you used for the mosaic?
    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 6:59PM
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December 27, 2012
maxandlindsay wrote:
I would love to know the name of this limestone Please?Thank You.
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blackLAB architects inc.
The limestone is called Cortona Azul.

Thanks for looking!
    Bookmark   January 12, 2013 at 7:36PM
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michaeldesign
hi, nice conversion. good work guys! could you tell me which ikea doors?
    Bookmark   January 20, 2013 at 8:58AM
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November 28, 2012
maxandlindsay wrote:
Is the flooring slate? just beautiful design
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blackLAB architects inc.
The floor is limestone. Thanks for the feedback!
    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 6:17AM
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November 8, 2012
Mosaic Loft wrote:
Great wall design - why not do that in tile?
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deepthi75
What sliding doors are those? Pella
    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 2:07PM
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The doors are from Ross Windows and Doors.
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