The Groveland project actually began with bathroom renovations. A few years before, we renovated three bathrooms for the homeowners’ friends down the street. They walk their dogs together daily, so when it was time for her to renovate her two bathrooms, she gave us a call. We love getting referrals from clients who appreciate our work.

Initially this project was really about bathroom renovation, but as happens time to time, the homeowners felt like the time was right, and we were the right build partner, to expand the project. We were about halfway done the bathrooms when we got to quote on the kitchen, living room, foyer, and bedroom. We were happy to work with homeowners to make their dream home renovation a reality.

The kitchen had to be completely gutted, and required rewiring to accommodate the new floor plan. This allowed us to bring the house up to current electrical codes and we re-insulated the exterior walls while we were at it.

The owners were looking for a traditional style but with a modern sensibility. The custom cabinets were done in a beautiful full grain walnut with a clear finish, a continuation of the cabinet choice from the bath vanities. To offset the dark wood a sleek, elegant white quartz was chosen for the countertops, which merged seamlessly with a full quartz slab backsplash, and matching custom range hood. We assisted in the select of appliances and kitchen table that would compliment the style of the cabinets.

Lighting was a priority with in-cabinet lighting for glass fronted cabinets to feature elegant stemware and dishes, and under-cabinet lighting along with dimmable pot lights would allow the homeowners to change the ambience.

With a focus on clean lines, the microwave hutch was hidden from view behind a custom cabinet door, and even the dog bowls were built into the lower shelves.

Main Bathroom
The Groveland home was a typical 1980s style, and the main bath and ensuite needed to be updated. The owners wanted something refined, a style that would age well but also feel luxurious. Both bathrooms would be gutted, and would use similar design aesthetics to retain continuity through the home.

Since the plumbing fixtures were essentially staying in the same location, we could use the budget to elevate the quality and luxe feeling of the bathrooms. The homeowner saw pictures in a magazine of one of our other projects, loved the walnut vanity featured there, and so we prioritized the use of similar cabinets and layered in elements from there.

The dark rich walnut grain vanity was counterbalanced with a white marble shower surround. The detailed hexagon white marble mosaic tile, along with a full-width custom-built shower niche elevated the luxury of the space. The shower enclosure, a frameless sliding glass door, ensures the mosaic tile is visible, and the brushed brass finishes and oversized rain shower head completes the upscale look.

Echoing elements from the main bathroom the marble mosaic tile, including an edge to edge niche, for the shower provided an upscale look. The low profile Schluter Linear drain system took the shower to the next level for contemporary style. The walnut custom-design cabinet was complemented with a quarter countertop and under-mount sink. And the brushed brass sconces matched the plumbing fixtures.

We loved working on this house, and we were so happy to be able to expand the project to give our clients their dream home.


  • renovation category
    Bathroom Renovation/Kitchen Renovation/Whole Home Renovation/

    renovation type
    Whole Home Renovation
  • hammerdown services

    Interior design,
    kitchen remodel,
    kitchen design,
    kitchen renovation

Your Vision Our Expertise

The built-in storage tower in the custom made vanity, and the tile shower/tub (was my favourite part of the overall renovation).

It was a pleasure to work with Hammerdown. The crew was skilled, experienced and always available to answer questions. The quality of the workmanship is excellent. Tyson is accessible and responsive. The assistance in directing to quality products was greatly appreciated.

Let’s Work Together

Our clients see their homes as their number one investment. So do we! Would you like to talk about ideas and options to transform your home? We’d love to listen, learn, and discuss opportunities to redefine your space.