A cold, cramped master suite becomes a comfortable sanctuary.
When these homeowners first came to us in 2011, they had a list of major projects they wanted to complete on their Victorian home to adapt it to the needs of their growing family. The highest priority, and thus the first phase of work, was a basement renovation to provide informal hang out space. The second was a garage. Finally they turned their attention to their master bedroom and bathroom.
At one end of the suite was a cramped and outdated bathroom. At the other end was a leaky old door leading out onto an underutilized, high-maintenance, exterior balcony. That end of the bedroom was very difficult to keep comfortable in the winter, and it wasn’t just because of the leaky old door: inadequate insulation and air-sealing and a poorly designed heating system contributed to the problem.