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AMR De­sign and Quad­rant Con­struc­tion join forces to bring well-crafted warmth into our homes.

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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.”


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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.

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