Bamford Construction Ltd. now adds a Ron Thom designer home to its many completed renovation projects. Bamford Construction works closely with owners to achieve changes they want while retaining the style and integrity of the original design. Large tiled flooring, natural wood ceiling, beams, and many of the plywood panel walls unique to Ron Thom designs were retained.  White closet panels and the insertion of a glass showcase creates a sense of spaciousness to the entrance area. Thom’s natural wood panels in the bedroom blend with scenes of nature seen through original high glass windows that run horizontally above the end wall.   The sense of expanse obtained by the windows is enhanced by retaining the end panels but replacing one panel wall with white gyproc and white sliding closet doors. The white bricks of the fireplace covered in gyproc give it a smooth finish and retains the original crisp lines. 

The former woodburning fireplace is substituted for an exposed gas insert.  While sharp lines of the gas insert duplicate the clean-edged fireplace walls,  the natural stones of the insert add soft organic lines and bring a touch of nature indoors. A partial kitchen wall and door is replaced with a double-paned glass patio door.  This, next to a series of glass windows on the same wall, overlooks a glass-covered patio.  The overall effect is a sense of expansion and continuity between the indoor and outdoor kitchen living space.

Here are some before and after photos of the Ron Thom designer home renovation.

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