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A couple that loves to entertain wanted to create a better space for friends and family in their beautiful “country” home situated in Manotick, Ontario. An addition over the existing garage creates the perfect place for get-togethers or simply relaxing with a book. On the exterior, the addition blends in beautifully with the existing home. One wall of the addition is home to a large custom bar, equipped with sink, mini-fridge, a small dishwasher and plenty of storage with gorgeous custom cherry cabinetry. A mirrored wall above the bar with glass shelves and a granite countertop add luxury to this space.

The cabinets are continued throughout the space for storage and display of books, a home entertainment system and window seating. Gorgeous warm tones are used throughout the space with the cherry wood cabinets and paint tones to reflect the outdoor environment.

About the builder

GSM Construction and Design Inc. was the general manager of this quick renovation that spanned from early September to Thanksgiving. For more information, please visit GSM Construction at www.gsmconstruction.com .

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GSM Construction & Design was founded on time-honoured principles and we take pride in living up to the traditions of superior quality, craftsmanship and customer satisfaction. Our services include: renovations ; additions ; design work or referrals to designers/architects; custom homes ; project management You can be assured of receiving the quality you deserve at GSM Construction & Design. We also offer a Home Maintenance Program, which allows you to update and or restore your home through a gradual process. This method can be less intrusive and can minimize the costs of renovation, allowing you to maintain or enhance your home’s market value and protect your investment. As a member of the Ottawa Carleton Home Builders’ Association with a seat on The Renovator’s Council, we have earned respect within the industry and won awards for our renovations.



A Word or Two About Design Styles

Feb 28, 2012 by BiglarKinyan Design Partnership Inc.

When it comes to renovating the home, most homeowners have difficulty describing the style that they want. With the amount of jargon and the subtle difference between the styles, you'd have to be an architecture historian to tell them apart. The following are brief descriptions of the most popular interior design styles meant to give you an edge in choosing and talking about the styles you like.

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Modern Classic by BKDP

Feb 28, 2012 by BiglarKinyan Design Partnership Inc.

The new kitchen was a part of a full ground level renovation in a modern classic style. Our goal was to make every elevation, however pragmatic, a balanced visual composition with interesting visual elements.

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The Updated Kitchen

Jan 01, 2012 by Clements Interiors

An out-of-date kitchen original to the home needed to be updated to reflect the new homeowners' desire to have a kitchen, which more accurately reflected their need for more storage and larger work surfaces.

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The Evolution of a Dream

Jan 13, 2012 by Dream Kitchens

Stunning all-wood dark cabinets add character and class to any kitchen. New granite countertops and hardwood floors allow the cabinets to stand-out.

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High Efficiency, Dual-Flush Toilets- Warehouse Sale

Jul 10, 2011 by Water Matrix

Tested to ensure optimum flushing performance, the Meridian dual-flush toilet features stylish design with the functionality of an optional 3.5 litre or 6.0 litre flush to meet the demand for reliability and water efficiency for today’s discerning homeowners. Maximize your water savings Minimize your water bill Pay only the HST

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Pure Air™ System

Jun 28, 2011 by Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

The Pure Air™ system improves air quality throughout your home.

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Restored Victorian

May 24, 2011 by Bayden Build & Renovate

Giving the house a fresh look while being true to its original look from the 1890’s, this Renovation project has been nominated for the 2011 Cabbagetown Restoration Award.

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The Britannia House

May 02, 2011 by Kurmak Builders

A bright new contemporary kitchen with walk-in pantry and skylight – what more could one ask for? How about an additional third bedroom and an addition to the main floor that creates a new master bedroom with an expanded ensuite? This stunning renovation inspires awe and envy.

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Addition with Accessibility

Mar 23, 2011 by The Construction Group

The home owner wanted to add more square footage to the house and at the same time wanted to ensure that the house would have enhanced accessibility.

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A Complex Beauty

Mar 09, 2011 by Latitude

This design-forward kitchen, combining both stunning Marble and Quartz countertops, won an award at the Annual National Design Competition presented by the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

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Elegance and Flair

Mar 01, 2011 by Kitchen Magic Custom Refacing & Cabinetry

The upgraded amenities make the kitchen state-of-the-art, yet still provide the warmth of a homey kitchen.