Beyond Boring Builder Grade: Fresh Design with Traditional Style

This 2 storey home in Springbank Hill, Calgary was slacking in style and function despite being a newer home. Changing the island was a huge step in creating a kitchen that worked for the whole family and doubles as a perfect space for entertaining. The contrasting cabinet colours create an unexpected edge, while keeping the tile details traditional will make sure this kitchen doesn't look dated any time soon. 

Other updates to the home include extending the second level above the front entry where it once was open, new railings, new flooring and paint, a refreshed fireplace, and updates to all bathrooms including a completely overhauled master bathroom. 

Designer: Susan DeRidder of Live Well Interiors Inc.



  • Brand new kitchen
  • New railings
  • Fresh paint and new flooring
  • New master bathroom
  • Refreshed fireplace

"The owner, Neal, does a great job with consulting, talking through expectations and ideas as well as your budget and does great with follow through and giving you the finished project inside your budget."
- Karla S., Wentworth homeowner