Thetis Island Renovation

The project: Convert a 1,400 sq. ft. cabin into a full-time retirement home.

Myrna and Rodney Brownlee had been living full-time in their Thetis Island cabin since their retirement, but after several years, they were ready to make the changes that would transform it into a real home. The 1,400 sq. ft. cabin needed more storage and more livable space to accommodate them both comfortably. At the same time, they wanted to expand the cabin’s glorious oceanfront view to take full advantage of its amazing location.

Steve Fitzpatrick and the Made to Last crew kept much of the existing footprint and original feel of the cabin while implementing the new elements Rodney and Myrna wanted. To expand the outdoor space, they installed a composite wraparound deck with picture frame installation, built to last a lifetime. Inside, no opportunity was lost to add additional storage space, including a pantry and hidden shelving throughout.

Finally, by adding a two-storey addition on the back of the existing A-frame, they were able to create a better kitchen layout, a welcoming entranceway with a proper porch and larger windows to provide plenty of natural light and views of the ocean and rugged Thetis Island scenery.

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