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Awards - Sakiyama Construction Ltd. - Quality Construction Since 1954

Winnipeg Home Renovations

1980's Contemporary

This custom home built in the 1980's, required major updating. With the design input of Michelle Weibe of W Design Group, Sakiyama Construction rebuilt the major living areas of this home. Changes included flooring, stair case, millwork and all interior trims. In addition, all electrical fixtures and most plumbing fixtures were replaced. Kitchen redesign featured custom built cabinets by Legacy Originals, granite counter tops and custom backsplashes by Carrara Tile, and unique stainless steel detailing.

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

Original front entry (above left) was given new visual impact (right) by changing exterior and interior doors, lighting and electric radiant-heated ceramic tile flooring.
  2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

Gold Winner Renovation Awards – Additions   Contemporary lighting by SuperLite was featured throughout the renovation and brought a modern flair to the home.

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

The 1980's tiered drywall entry detail (above left) was replaced with simple yet elegant millwork featuring metal-tiled niches (right and following).
  2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

Main floor den (above left) was redeveloped into sitting area (right) with new lighting, flooring and wall finishes.
  2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House   2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

Significant changes were made to the old staircase (above right.) Free standing tempered glass and stainless steel railings (left) replaced the dated wood post and rail system. Stair treads were given new carpet with bamboo risers.

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

The dated colonial posts (above left) were greatly improved with a solitary clean contemporary maple and stainless steel column (right). All interior doors were replaced with solid core espresso-stained maple ones.
  2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House   2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

Upper stair landing achieved an open modern look (left) by eliminating the original posts and rails (above right).

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House   The landing opened into a small study (left) that was improved with new lighting, flooring and wall finishes (below).

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

Changes to the existing dining room (above) featured new engineered bamboo flooring and suspended track pendant lights (right and following). Dividing wall was relocated and rebuilt to accommodate the new kitchen layout. All cathedral ceiling drywall finishes required refloating to a level 5 tolerance.
  2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House   Original kitchen (left) was badly in need of updating both from functional and style viewpoints.

Original layout tended to create traffic jams around the tiny island (right). The L-shaped cabinet configuration was changed to a less constricted format that allowed relocation of all major appliances in a more functional way (following).   2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House   All new custom-built kitchen cabinetry featured espresso stained maple and frosted glass. A large central island included two levels of seating as well as a functional work area with sink, dishwasher and concealed trash/recycling centre.

The bamboo flooring from the dining room was continued into the kitchen to achieve a seamless flow. Suspended curved track lighting also harmonized with that used elsewhere.   2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House   Custom fabricated stainless steel gave a technical edge in keeping with the new contemporary design of the home.

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

New gas cooktop with matching stainless range hood was accentuated by a metal tile backsplash. This same tile was employed in the front entry niches as well as in the main floor powder room, maintaining a unified look.

The old living room millwork (right) again had mixed modern and colonial touches that seemed incongruous with the contemporary style featured elsewhere.   2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

The new millwork (above) worked with the existing bulkhead to provide a clean contemporary look. Existing fireplace was kept and improved with a new slate stackstone surround. Built-in flat-screen TV and stereo completed the redesigned feature wall.

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House   2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House

Existing main floor powder room (above) was modernized with a mirror and metal tile wall, new lighting and ceramic tile flooring (left). The floating vanity created a more spacious feeling. Burnt orange walls harmonized with the copper metal tile in the backsplash and bronze-toned glass vessel sink (following).

2011 Reno Awards Winner – Gold for Whole House