Yates street home renovation in St. Catharines

renovation overview

RENOVATION TYPE: Main floor apartment renovation featuring renovations in the kitchen, bedrooms, and bathroom.

LOCATION: The home is situated in the heart of Downtown St. Catharines on Yates Street. This location exudes the vibrant energy of urban living combined with the charm of historic architecture. Surrounded by eclectic shops, trendy cafes, and cultural attractions, homes on Yates Street offer residents unparalleled access to the city’s thriving arts scene and bustling amenities.

MAIN CHALLENGES: This project involved a comprehensive transformation of a main floor apartment situated within a character home. Addressing significant layout constraints, the original small and outdated kitchen was relocated to the center of the apartment. Additionally, the introduction of a second bedroom in the former kitchen area required thoughtful reconfiguration. A complete overhaul of the dated bathroom was also necessary to achieve a contemporary and functional design aesthetic.

RENOVATION COST: Mid-size main floor renovation projects with entry level finishes that require relocation of rough-ins can cost around $175,000.

Niagara kitchen renovation with white cabinets and stainless steel fridge

Before The Renovation

Scope of Work

KITCHEN RENOVATION: The kitchen, initially confined to a small, closed-off room, underwent a significant transformation. Relocated to the former dining area, it now boasts a spacious layout with an island for seating and increased natural light. Electrical and plumbing rough-ins were adjusted accordingly. New white cabinetry, quartz countertops, hardware, fixtures, and modern appliances were installed.

BEDROOM RENOVATIONS: Customized storage solutions, including sliding mirror doors, were implemented in the original bedroom lacking a closet. Additionally, a second bedroom was created from the former kitchen space, complete with a closet and new carpeting.

BATHROOM RENOVATION: The bathroom underwent a complete overhaul, including a strategic relocation of the entrance for improved accessibility. Featuring a new glass shower, floor and wall tile, vanity, toilet, and lighting, the space received a modern update.

OTHER: A new primary doorway was added to connect the apartment’s main shared entrance to the living space, enhancing flow and accessibility.

after the renovation