Today we're diving through the keyhole of Sansa Interiors' whole-house renovation of a 1970's Etobicoke nunnery.
The existing property was designed for six nuns and featured a small kitchen, partial walls, and oddly shaped rooms with wasted space, so Jude Kamal and her team remodeled the house create a more functional space, then incorporated modern, Scandinavian-inspired design elements to create a fresh yet functional look that was in line with their clients' desires.
"Our clients wanted to maximize their living space while delivering a clean and modern look," said Kamal. "So, we knew that the best approach was to open up the interior to take full advantage of all the space they had available."
Natural materials and earthy tones and finishes were used to bring the space closer to the outdoors.
As a young family, maximizing their living space while delivering a clean and modern look, was a top priority
As is so often the case with full-home renovations, the project wasn't all plain sailing. Even with advanced planning, given the age and style of the home, the discovery of asbestos delayed the project by four weeks. Further challenges arose in the form of the Covid pandemic and the realization that the property didn't have a proper HVAC system. Unwilling to be deterred, all hurdles were successfully jumped and the project was completed within the 6-month deadline.
"We are thrilled with the end result," said Kamal. "Our clients now have a modern, inviting, and functional home that is perfect for their young family."
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