A typical 80’s oak kitchen and oak interior woodwork scheme was in dire need of modernizing and upgrading. Children and grandchild needed space to visit and play so opening up the main floor space was also desired. Creative engineering allowed for a main load-bearing wall to be removed which allowed for all the other great design features to be implemented. Light grey maple hardwood pre-finished flooring was used throughout the main floor except for the heated tile inserts at the front door and at the garage entry / powder room floors. Dark maple cabinetry combined with beautiful granite are a center piece of the main floor. All the old oak spindle railings were removed from 6 locations on main and 2nd floors and replaced with a combination of large tempered glass panels and heavy timber style painted railings. The carpeted 2nd floor stairs which unfortunately dominated your impression of the main floor as soon as you entered the front door, was replaced with an open riser heavy timber painted stair case. These clients are delighted with the open, airy, bright feeling the entire main floor has after the renovation.