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THE RIVERSTONE REFRESH

Trends are always changing, and with them, so do the desires of our homeowners. Quality Homes is committed to designing homes that embody the styles that speak to you, creating the perfect reflection of your taste for years to come. With that dedication, it’s essential for us to ensure you can see exactly the styles you’re looking for. This year, our talented Design Team gave our Riverstone Model Home a beautiful new upgrade. We’re so excited to show you this new and improved design!

Before After

First Things First – A Look at The Riverstone

 

Before we see inside, let’s take a look at The Riverstone itself! Our most popular design, this compact bungalow comes in 2 different styles, Riverstone A and Riverstone B, each with a different exterior elevation, plus the opportunity to select from 3 different floorplans, depending on your lifestyle. All fit nicely within 1,248 sq. ft. But what is it that makes The Riverstone so popular?

 

  • Beautiful covered porch
  • Convenient single-floor living
  • Bright, open concept kitchen/dining room
  • 2-3 bedroom options for flexibility
  • Primary retreat with optional walk-in and private ensuite
  • Direct garage access through the laundry/mudroom
  • Backyard access through dining room for entertaining

 

The great thing about The Riverstone is that it can be anything you want it to be. With so much variety through our alternate plans, you can choose whichever one fits your lifestyle most closely, and then customize it however you like! Check out our Home of the Month feature to see more!

 

Behind The Design

Before After

Now that you’ve seen the “before” of our Riverstone Model Home, it’s time to see the “after” of how our incredible Design Team transformed this model! Our team shared some insight into the process and their inspiration in creating such a beautifully finished home within a modest budget, something homeowners are often seeking.

 

Q: What was the overall inspiration for this renovation?

A: The popular modern bohemian style.

Q: How do you decide which style to apply to the home?

A: It’s important to decide what feeling you want to create when customers enter the model home. We look for inspiration in a piece of furniture, or a colour, to define a style that works within the home’s layout.

 

Q: When designing an entire home, what’s the first element you choose?

A: The colour scheme, which sets the tone for the rest of the design.

 

Q: What is the atmosphere you intended to create through this design?

A: Open, spacious, bright, and fresh, yet also warm cozy – a contrasting idea, yet one that modern bohemian style accomplishes very effectively.

 

Q: Do you have a favourite element of the Riverstone renovation?

A: Chic gold cabinetry hardware and light fixtures, lush and diverse textures, and the beautiful colour combinations following a trend to warmer tones.

 

A Closer Look

 

Now that we’ve got some insight from our Design Team, let’s dive into the details of our brand new interior! As they said, trends have been leaning towards warmer tones in recent months, which you can see carried throughout the interior of The Riverstone in thoughtful ways.

 

  • Vinyl Plank Flooring by Centura – DuraQuantum Series – Colour: Cave (Throughout Foyer, Living Room, Hallway & Bedrooms)
  • Standard Trim Package by Metrie – Painted White
  • Wall Paint by Benjamin Moore – Colour: Classic Gray OC-23 (Throughout Home)

 

Kitchen:

 

  • Standard Kitchen Design by Woodland Horizon
  • MDF Heritage Style Cabinet Doors Painted “Stone Hearth P-55”, Flat Slab Panel With Square Edge Profile, White Melamine Interior
  • Upper Cabinets to the ceiling
  • Crown Moulding Style 5-4B-1 1/2 B
  • Birch Dove Tail Drawers
  • Soft Close Doors & Drawers
  • Door Knobs by Amerock – Blackrock Series – Finish: Golden Champagne
  • Drawer Handles by Amerock – Cyprus Series – Finish: Golden Champagne
  • Laminate Countertop With 3” Backsplash – Colour: Calcutta Marble – Modern Edge Profile
  • Stainless Steel Double Bowl Sink by Kindred – Topmount Install
  • Camerist Chrome One-Handle Low Arc Pullout Faucet by Moen
  • Stainless Steel Range Hood by Broan

 

Bathroom:

 

  • Vinyl Fiberfloor by Centura – Easy Living Raya Series – Colour: Anthracite
  • Vanity by Woodland Horizon
  • Oak Shaker Frame Profile Stained “Pecan S-77”, Flat Slab Panel With Square Outside Edge Profile, White Melamine Interior
  • Door Pulls by Amerock – Cyprus Series – Finish: Golden Champagne
  • Door Knobs by Amerock – Blackrock Series – Finish: Golden Champagne
  • Laminate Countertop With 3″ Splash – Colour: White Carrara – Modern Edge Profile
  • Standard Bathroom Mirror
  • Colony Drop-In Sink by American Standard
  • Chateau Chrome One-Handle Low Arc Bathroom Faucet by Moen
  • 24″ Mason Towel Bar by Moen – Chrome Finish
  • Mason Toilet Paper Holder by Moen – Chrome Finish
  • Acrylic 1-Piece Tub/Shower from MAAX
  • Chateau Posi Temp Shower Faucet from Moen – Chrome Finish
  • Round Front Regular Height Single Flush Toilet by American Standard

 

Powder Room:

 

  • Vinyl Tile Flooring by Beaulieu – Fresque Collection – Colour: Matisse (Also In Mud Room)
  • Vanity by Woodland Horizon
  • MDF Shaker Style Doors Painted Misted Green P-19, Flat Slab Panel With Square Edge Profile, White Melamine Interior
  • Soft Close Doors & Drawers
  • Door Pulls by Amerock – Cyprus Series – Finish: Golden Champagne
  • Laminate Countertop With 3” Backsplash – Colour: Arctic Ice – Modern Edge Profile
  • Standard Bathroom Mirror
  • Colony Drop-In Sink by American Standard
  • Chateau Chrome One-Handle Low Arc Bathroom Faucet by Moen
  • 24″ Mason Towel Bar by Moen – Chrome Finish
  • Mason Toilet Paper Holder by Moen – Chrome Finish
  • Round Front Regular Height Single Flush Toilet by American Standard

 

By maintaining light, neutral wall colours throughout the model, we were able to create a refreshing, serene atmosphere. The warmer colours were brought in as clever accents, using throw pillows, select pieces of furniture, and a stunning feature wall. Against the light, calming background, these elements created a sense of warmth and welcome, anchoring the design.

 

Texture played a big part as well, adding subtle visual appeal through variety. Between warm wood grain, leather, and velvet, and cool sleek countertops, bathroom tile, and gold fixtures, there is a harmony built through the careful balance of these materials. Woven window treatments, a throw rug, and a jute ottoman also add a textural touchstone throughout the house, subtly connecting the design without overwhelming.

 

Together, these elements all came together to create a cohesive expression of the eclectic bohemian style, with a fresh modern feel for a uniquely welcoming interior that feels like home.

 

On the outside, our standard exterior finishes create a neutral but welcoming feel to this bungalow’s stylish curb appeal.

  • Roof Shingles by Owens Corning – Colour: Onyx Black
  • Vinyl Siding by Gentek – Concord Series – Colour: Pebble – D5 Dutch Profile
  • Steel Exterior Front Door [B02] by Gentek – Painted Black
  • Black Raised Panel Vinyl Shutters
  • White Vinyl Wrapped 6×6 P.T. Posts by Al-Mar Vinyl
  • Pressure-Treated Wood Porch
  • Standard Black Coach Lights

We’re so excited to get to share this newly renovated model with you, and to continue providing the style and quality that makes us who we are. The Riverstone Model Home is officially open for tours, so come visit us at our Kenilworth location and see our fabulous new design for yourself!

 

Or take a virtual tour of this model here:

 


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