Empty-nest couple moving to dated 2-bed-2-bath waterfront condo wants:
Simple open sophistication.
More-functional kitchen and master-suite.
Better ventilation and lighting.
Full exploitation of views.
Layout for aging-in-place.
Non-figure-book-match Anigre-veneer floor-to-ceiling kitchen-wall cabinets and underlit-floating bathroom cabinets.
Exotic-marble waterfall-edge island.
Pop-up downdraft and electrical preserve sightlines.
Proportional Anigre ceiling-drop with view-preserving recessed task-lighting.
LED-lit coffers around rooms allow aimable-dimmable lights without lowering ceiling and hiding power blinds.
Dramatic three-sided gas-fireplace custom-made with CSA-approval for condo-limited 4-inch B-vent.
Tile-flooring matched on decks for indoor-outdoor connection, with elegant inlay and new lighting.
New window-frame millwork.
Remote-access lighting and zone-control thermostat.
custom-fabricated stainless-shower-tower and curved quartz tiling highlighting ( reviving ) exciting curved glass-block wall.
Accent-lit cabinet doubled storage, Quartz shelve match counters and radius-scribed shower-sill.
Large-marble tiles match small-tile slip-resistant shower-floor.
Biggest challenge: Concrete condo limitations meant no access above or below. Relocated plumbing, electrical, and bath fixtures including curbless shower within creative cross-strapped ceilings and coffers, and using x-ray imaging for floors runs without damaging rebar.