AMR Design and Quadrant Construction join forces to bring well-crafted warmth into our homes.
Superbly crafted and naturally inviting, this St. Albert renovation features a cohesive décor of classic walnut and stone. The elegant outcome was the result of the talented team of professionals at AMR Design and Quadrant Construction, joining forces to deliver exceptional function, comfort, and lifestyle choices.
Frequent collaborators in Edmonton and surrounding areas, AMR Design and Quadrant Construction have brought style, quality, and enduring value to their clients who embrace the balance that innovative design and quality construction brings to their home.
This 3,000-square-foot, two-story renovation includes a finished basement with an extended footprint for family function. Built in the early 90s, the homeowners opted for a welcome transition that would accommodate their present lifestyle. “We have seven grand kids now and needed more family room. We pushed the back out only four feet, but it made a big difference,” admit the homeowners.
“The blend of walnut with cream painted cabinetry and tile selections provided a bright and eye-catching contrast throughout the home,” shares Brenda Brix, principal designer of the award winning interior design firm AMR Design, who’s consultation endeavors to eliminate costly mistakes and create a beautiful space on budget. “The client wanted warm features within a complementary blend of walnut, natural finishes, and interesting lighting. The décor is also more modern and embraces its updated appeal.”
With a larger more functional floor plan and plentiful natural light, the extra 160 square feet added to the kitchen and family room enhances a more open layout. Hosting an abundance of walnut throughout, the well-crafted details capture a classic design.
“The homeowner wanted to maximize ceiling height in the basement. A creative layout of new ductwork and replacing old wood beams with steel, achieved the desired request,” shares Jamie Davis, owner of Quadrant Construction Ltd., one of Edmonton’s leading renovators and custom homebuilders. “We all worked closely together,” adds Davis. “Each trade was made aware of design decisions, which always makes the coordination of the project more efficient. It shows what a good team can do.”
Enjoying the build and design experience with both parties, they were pleased with how seamless the process was. “Both Brenda and Jamie were easy to get along with and had helpful suggestions. Brenda helped us narrow down the finish selections and got us in the right direction—i didn’t know where to start. They were both excellent.”
“Fantastic clients who trust us make it a lot of fun for everybody,” adds Brenda Brix. “We have worked with Quadrant Construction in over half of our renovations and together succeed in providing our clients with what they desire.” Quadrant Construction, mindful to include energy saving features into the home, added insulation in the exterior walls plus all triple-pane, low E, argon-filled windows combine with dual high efficiency furnaces for maximized savings and longstanding value.
“Once we chose Quadrant Construction, who came highly recommended, they gave us a few names. We fit best with AMR and they knew each other well,” affirms the homeowner. “The kitchen is my favourite place and is almost identical to the vision I had in mind. It’s more open and brighter throughout the main floor.”
Wide plank maple hardwoods enhance great room décors where the stacked ledge stone fireplace with walnut mantle and built-ins secure rich warmth.
An enticing blend of white lacquered perimeter cabinets complements the walnut island with consistent raised panel millwork. Magma granite tops the island with quartz perimeter countertops offering a smooth balance. The island’s attractive furniture style contours house the microwave drawer, generous storage, and an appliance lift. Antique brass hardware accents cabinetry, complementing seeded glass and brass light fixtures. The Crema Marfil backsplash hosts a Herringbone pattern above the cooktop.
Walnut railings feature recessed panel post details with single spoon spindles. Solid walnut treads and wainscoting provide comprehensive traditional style.
A walnut vanity houses a Magma granite countertop in the downstairs bath where porcelain floors in a marble aesthetic display Absolute Black granite inlays. The generous steam shower shares consistent black granite details and porcelain wall tile.
Continuous solid walnut millwork defines walk-in interiors. A pullout ironing board, jewelry safe, and LED lit hanging bars offer function, security, and innovation amidst drawers and shelving enhanced with crown mouldings.
Solid walnut finishes sweep the master ensuite that features raised panel doors with furniture-style toe kicks. Carma Marfil marble countertops and antique gold fixtures add luxury alongside warmed bench shower seating and in-floor heating. Travertine tile clads walls and flooring that anchors the bath with full walnut skirting and marble deck surfaces.