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Bloordale Renovation modern-living-room

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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January 8, 2015
nackulous wrote:
What kind of speakers are those?
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    Bookmark   January 8, 2015 at 11:47AM
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February 16, 2014
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Sorry for the delay. The floating bookcases were custom made.
    Bookmark   March 13, 2014 at 11:01AM
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August 4, 2013
demcdon wrote:
Can a frigidaire cooktop fit over a ge wall oven - Fg3065 over any ge wall oven
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Unfortunately, we couldn't tell you. Perhaps you can contact the manufacturer or an appliance supply specialist?
    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 8:10AM
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February 10, 2013
katharinesmart wrote:
Is the entertainment unit also made from IKEA products?
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The drawer units are from Ikea but the shelves and the open centre section are custom built in a matching wood veneer.
    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 6:32AM
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Where did you source the matching veneer? Thanks!!
    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 9:35PM
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December 19, 2012
superbain wrote:
Where is the sofa from? What colour is the fabric?
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Unfortunately the retailer that sold the couch seems to have gone out of business.... We're not sure where else it's available.
    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 12:48PM
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October 17, 2012
christinahendelman wrote:
wonderful coffee table. Where is it from?
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Glad you like it! We built the coffee table ourselves so it's a bit of a one-off.
    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 6:30PM
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I saw this in the idea book section. Handmade...using a light table. I cannot recollect where it was but likely posted in last few weeks...
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April 13, 2014
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Round and Kordos built the coffee table from a light table 10 years ago, creating its shape by building up a stack of staggered strips of plywood and attacking it with a power planer and belt sander until it was smooth. While it looks like a solid stack of baltic birch plywood, its inside is hollow and ringed by fluorescent lights — perfect for the tracing paper work of these two architects.The couple recently gave the table an update because it was looking a little tired after numerous spills, being dragged across provinces as the couple moved to different cities, and more recently what Round notes as "the effect of kids." The couple sanded off the finish and reveneered the top with white ash. "After applying a natural oil finish, we're hoping it's ready for another 10 years," says Round.Sofa: Visitor Parking

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