Update from Patti: Whistler Renovation

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As some of you may know, our condo in Whistler was destroyed in a fire in November.  Although this was one of the more stressful moments in my life, turning it into something positive was the right decision. Here’s an update on our Whistler renovation:

This is a great opportunity to renovate, remodel and modernize.

The last time we did a bit of a reno was about 8 years ago and I embraced the Whistler “rustic” look.

Whistler Renovation - Patti Houston - Fluff Designs - www.rentfluff.com

This is definitely not my personal style but we do rent it out to Whistler vacationers so I felt obliged.

Not this time! I want it modern, modern, modern.

Of course, it has to be a nice warm grey. I think even verging on art gallery white with grey undertones would be great. It has vaulted ceilings and room for some large scale art.

We are going to change the doors to the bedrooms from cedar to walnut sliding doors with industrial hardware. Jim’s Pre-hung Doors made the front door for our house so we are getting him to create all the doors for the Whistler condo too.

Whistler Renovation - Jim's Pre-Hung Doors - Fluff Designs

Bye-bye granite and hello Silestone. Silestone has introduced a new collection and I’m in love with it. Changing the cabinets to matte white flat panels from charcoal raised panels will definitely enhance the vision. The stainless appliances were saved so that’s a big cost savings.

There’s an interesting product from Frontier Flooring called Flexplank. It looks just like hardwood but is a rubber based product.  It’s perfect for this application for durability.  Normally it’s used in commercial spaces. We chose this because some guests come in with their ski boots and we knew hardwood just wouldn’t work.

Whistler Renovation - Patti Houston - Fluff Designs

Construction should start soon.  It’s getting exciting!

In case you missed it, click here for my first update I posted last week on the Whistler renovation.

Patti Houston, owner of Flüff Design & Decor ~ Patti Houston, owner of Flüff Design & Decor


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  1. belboschi says:

    Love those sliding doors!

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