Seniors Bathroom Renovation – Before + After

I can honestly say that this seniors bathroom renovation was one of the most successful and smooth projects that NFID has been apart of.  Here is why:

  1.  The design planning was an enjoyable challenge! – We needed to renovate a bathroom to perfectly meet the needs of our client.  This came down to understanding exactly how our client functioned in the space.  We reviewed every aspect and spent time on EVERY detail from grab bar locations, the heated towel rack height, tile starting points, shower opening, shower seat placement, shower hand-held & rainhead heights, shampoo & conditioner basket size & locations when both standing & sitting the shower, toilet seat height, storage requirements, make up area for hair styling, magnifying mirror location, control locations, lighting levels, shower mat sizes, and finished it off with a favourite photo of a rose from her daughters garden in England!  We wanted to achieve a classic palette that would make the space feel elegant and larger too:-).   I can honestly say that this bathroom was designed with love & care for our client as if she was our own family.
  2. The client was amazing!!! – We designed this bathroom for a lovely lady in her 90’s who was active, computer savvy, positive, and had a zest for life.  She was an encouragement to every trade and person on the job site.  She set such a high standard and good example for us all on how to enjoy life.  Spending time with her was a gift and in-lieu everyone wanted to do their best work for her.
  3. The contractor runs a successful, caring, skilled, and smooth business. – This renovation specialist does not cut corners (and this isn’t just lip service, they actually have integrity in this area).  They provide high-quality construction & top-notch customer service.  They made construction look effortless (even though we all know it is not).  Everyone on their team is an experienced + kind professional that knows how to think outside the box and contribute positively to problem solving solutions.  They know how to provide accurate budgets based on the design & interior finishes/selections (provided by NFID), and they were able to stay within the financial parameters that were set by us at the beginning of the project.  They also set out and communicated to us a realistic construction timeline and didn’t make any promises that they could not keep.  This allowed NFID to confidently communicate and set up our client for a successful renovation experience.  Even though this bathroom project is considered ‘small’ in size, the amount of work & details required were greater, and of more importance, then some large bathroom design that we have completed in the past.

Here is the before photo:Bathroom Before Photo

Here are the after photos:

During a renovation process, I believe you do get what you pay for.  If you are always looking to cut corners throughout the process, expectations will never be met by any party involved.  Ideally, it is best to go into a renovation with a solid design plan, selections and finishes made, and then have a renovation specialist/contractor price out the project based on the design.   It is okay if things change during the process, however initial accurate budgets do set a standard for all parties committed in the process.

Credits:

Project: Private Residence, Calgary Alberta

Interior Design Firm: Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design, Calgary, AB & Kelowna, BC

Contractor: Triangle Enterprises Ltd., Calgary, AB

Photography: Lindsay Nichols Photography, Calgary, AB

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Briar Hill Interior Design – A Seamless Modern Kitchen

Designing kitchen is one of our most favourite services to offer clients.  There is so much client information & programming we need to understand in order to help a client design the perfect kitchen to meet their needs.  Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design, had the opportunity to provide interior design services for a clients new-build in Briar Hill, Calgary, AB.  This client requested that we meet many specific needs + wants within the kitchen design.   Some (not all) of these needs + wants included the following kitchen features:

  1. A minimal millwork look with no hardware
  2. A sleek window transition in the backsplash behind the sink
  3. Ample storage
  4. A frameless cooktop with downward venting (no hood fan)
  5. An integrated dishwasher
  6. A special drawer for her Silk Road Spices
  7. A walnut eating bar
  8.  AND most importantly it had to be visually and literally CLUTTER FREE

With these requests in mind, we were very happy to design this seamless modern kitchen.

These photos show how simplicity in design can be beautiful!  The pictures capture many of the details the thoughts that were put into this seamless, clutter free, sleek, modern + fresh kitchen.  This space feels AMAZING when you are in it.  You would never even know you are in the city as the many windows bring the outdoors in.  Every detail + fixture in this kitchen was approved with love by the clients.  – NFID

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Credits:

Project: Private Residence, Briar Hill, Calgary, AB

Briar Hill Interior Design: Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design, Calgary Interior Design Firm

Photography: Lindsay Nichols Photography, Calgary, AB

Millwork/Cabinetry: Denca Cabinets, Calgary, AB

Backsplash Tile: StoneTile, AZULEJ, Nero Renda

Quartz Countertops: Caesarstone Frosty Carrina 5141

Light Fixture: Marset Hazy Day Pendant

Contractor: CCI Management 

 

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3 Tips for A More Livable Basement Development

It is a new start to the year and now that all your Christmas decor is put away, it is a great time to look at your basement living space.  If you have a basement development that you are not fully utilizing, Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design would like to encourage you with 3 tips on how to make your basement development a more livable space.

Tip #1:  Make it functional.  You can do this by deciding what you will use each area in the basement for (eg. tv watching, games, drink & snack preparation, sleeping).  Once you have figured out your general space plan, you can start thinking about more specifics items & details of the design.A More Livable Basement DevelopmentA More Livable Basement DevelopmentA More Livable Basement Development

Tip #2: Select furnishings & fixtures that you love & make sure that they are balance & to scale in the space.  It is important that you love the sectional you are lying on or the chair you are reading in.   Don’t just throw your old embarrassing sofa downstairs because it is available.  Instead sell it on Kijiji and put that $ towards something you love.  Select pieces and items that you adore & are special to you so that you are happy to invite friends & family members to use the space when they come over.A More Livable Basement DevelopmentA More Livable Basement DevelopmentA More Livable Basement DevelopmentA More Livable Basement DevelopmentTip #3: Don’t forget the details.  Ensure that you add artwork, accessories, drapery, light fixtures, hardware, stemware, and pillows to the basement as well.  Your basement development should not be forgotten as soon as you put a TV and sectional in there!  Try and elevation to the same level of furnishing as the rest of your house.A More Livable Basement DevelopmentA More Livable Basement DevelopmentA More Livable Basement DevelopmentA More Livable Basement Development

Credits:

Interior Design, Custom Drapery,  & Furnishing: Natalie Fuglestveit Interior Design, Calgary Interior Design Firm.

Photography & Large Art Canvas:  Lindsay Nichols Photography, Calgary, AB

Builder/Contractor: Hopewell Residential, Mahogany Linea Showhome 2015

 

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