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How Custom Storage Helped Maximize This Yaletown Condo

California Closets demonstrates how to yield maximum results and design-forward living in Vancouver’s smallest spaces.

Undoubtedly, one of the most precious commodities in Vancouver real estate is space. With micro and mini becoming mainstays of Vancouver-living lexicon, maximizing every square inch of one’s home has never been more important.

Deirdre Milne loves her Yaletown townhome for the location, but was ready to update the now 18-year-old design of her main living space. Challenged by a long wall with a high ceiling in a narrow room, Milne wanted to ensure her space wasn’t taken over by a massive media unit.

Milne and her partner Lionel Tolan visited California Closets’ show room in Burnaby where they met with designer Sue Lashmore. As their consultation quickly evolved into a design meeting, both parties knew they were on the same page with the goal to create a modern, sleek and space-savvy design. After a few consultations, they were both ready to begin the transformation.

The installation was carried out meticulously. California Closets’ head installer engineer Tom Pacynski brought the design to life with his usual impeccable attention to detail. And once completed, Milne could not believe the result; “Every visitors’ first word on seeing our finished project is “Wow”!” she said. The room is now a warm and inviting place for Milne to come home to or share with family and friends. The media unit displays Milne’s art pieces, manages to hide the TV in plain sight and balances out the narrow space. The colours connect to the kitchen and the high gloss black panel accentuates the room’s height while adding depth. The challenge of having no overhead lighting was overcome by adding ribbon lighting to lift the light in the room. LED puck lights on floating shelves showcase all of the items on display. The room now feels modern and functional while fitting seamlessly into the rest of her home.

Thanks to California Closets, Milne’s ‘great room’ concept has now become a ‘great room’ reality.


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