For several years, the Young family had wanted to renovate their home. Once the perfect time to renovate arose, choosing a general contractor was a simple decision.

“I have used the people of Alair for two major renovations. Each time I am just as happy at the end of the project as when I started. They take a personal interest in customer satisfaction and keep you informed every step of the way. Any problems that arise are quickly resolved. I would highly recommend them to any prospective client.”  -Janis Young, Homeowner

The main goals for this home were to maximize the existing footprint with an innovative design and utilize the space to transform old spaces into new and improved ones.

The six month renovation period involved transforming the dining room into a much needed study, a new dining room to replace the original kitchen space, and an updated modern kitchen.


In order to achieve an open floor plan in the kitchen, a new structural ridge beam had to be installed over the kitchen area to distribute the roof loads for the vaulted ceiling.

Project Manager, Jennifer Shaw and Architectural Designer, Susan Dudley navigated through these objectives smoothly and were able to successfully design an open concept home that prioritized space for entertaining, eating, and cooking. 

Open Floor Plan

The original 8’ ceilings were transformed into tray ceilings with wood beams in the dining room area and kitchen. The high beams create great architectural impact and a beautiful focus on the fireplace.

Achieving an open floor plan was a challenging endeavor since conditioned air is difficult to distribute throughout the home. A new heating and air system was added and the supply and return vents were strategically placed through the side wall of the vaulted ceiling, so that air could be distributed over the large open space. 

When it comes to renovating existing homes, prior planning and inventive decisions are essential to make the most of all spaces. 


The kitchen remodel includes a gorgeous and spacious pantry.
Countertops: 3cm Caesarstone Raw Concrete

We asked the homeowner, Janis Young, to share her favorite aspects of the newly renovated home:

“The ease and flow of the new kitchen space, the large detached garage with plenty of storage and the raised ceiling in the new dining room.” -Janis Young

Breakfast Nook and Living Space

Adding large windows allows for rooms to be flooded with natural light, giving a lighter and brighter feeling.

This modern farmhouse encompasses bold and airy spaces, creating a larger sense of space with vaulted ceilings, large windows, and a spacious open floor plan.