Bloordale RenovationModern Dining Room, Toronto

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.

Inspiration for a modern medium tone wood floor dining room remodel in Toronto with white walls —  Houzz
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sbadarak wrote:Mar 5, 2013
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    blackLAB architects inc.
    Hi there. This is an original quarter sawn white oak strip flooring from when the old house was built. It has a clear polyurethane finish.
  • Laura Lindquist

    Hi, what type of fabric is used here on the bench? Thanks,

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Laura Gaskill added this to 10 Reasons to Love Banquettes (Not Just in the Kitchen)Sep 8, 2014

In this kitchen a banquette made from affordable Ikea cabinets along one wall provides ample storage. The custom-made cushion covers are removable and washable, ideal for a busy family.See the rest of this home

Cathy Lara added this to Houzz Tour: The Case of the Disappearing Clutter in TorontoSep 25, 2012

On a day-to-day basis, the house doesn't look as collected and minimalist as it does in these photos. "Our ethos is more about having places to put stuff when company is coming. But above all else, we're aiming to create a comfortable, livable space for our entire family," Round says. The banquette cushion covers, a custom job, are removable and washable. "The kids doodle on the covers, so we've already had to take advantage of its machine-washable feature on a couple occasions," he says.One thing that you don't find too much of in this home is decor. "Outside of the kids' rooms, anything that you might typically call decor is integrated within the space," says Round.Banquette cushions: Ideal Sofa

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Baobab Heritage Homes added this to Anarchy's ideasJun 24, 2019

The color balance between the wooded panels & island table and the bright white walls.

Heather Mac added this to carriage houseApr 19, 2019

use kitchen cabinet fronts for banquette

Lisa Birk added this to KitchenJan 6, 2019

Could extend banquette to LR wall and put storage unit there.

dawnulmer added this to apartmentSep 19, 2018

seating made from IKEA cabinets

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