During my career as a designer in Victoria, BC I have seen several projects where the transformation is really dramatic. This is perhaps my first opportunity to show a "before and after'' interior design project where the property had tons of potential but It had not been realized.
For the entrance we opened the space, eliminating the 45 degree angled wall replacing it with a right angle wall and the installing an over-sized door with a frosted glass to bring in more natural light. A new closet for coats was added on the left side and we ran the wide plank walnut flooring through to make the space feel larger.
One of the first things we did was to open the space visually between the kitchen, the dining room, the hallways and the living room. For this we removed some walls and created a window-grid wall that enhanced the lack of architectural details in the space and also provided an open visual flow of the space while reinforcing the structure of the house.