Nestled in Parkdale, Toronto, we’ve transformed six underutilized parking spaces into a sustainable, light-filled laneway house, offering a unique blend of comfort and energy efficiency. Leveraging passive house principles, this project features in-floor radiant heating, efficient insulation, and an innovative “breathing wall” for continuous ventilation, all whilst maintaining a clean design aesthetic. This transformation not only pays homage to Toronto’s garage vernacular with its robust exterior but also opens new vistas for sustainable, urban living.
Ivan and Melissa were interested in updating the style and layout of their home in Lawrence Park, Toronto. Following a recommendation from friends who we had worked with previously, they reached out to us and we began our Pre-construction process, to define their renovation priorities and provide a plan and schedule that satisfied their investment goals and timeline.
This 3 bedroom home in Brockton which is located in the West End of Toronto was built in the 60’s. Eric & Reiko knew they needed help to get their family home feeling more functional and looking more contemporary. Oriel Renovations did just that.
Kelly and Kenzie were looking to update their third floor to create a more modern and functional master bedroom and bathroom. The floors creaked and were uneven, and the bathroom was barely usable. The bathroom hadn’t been updated since the 1970s and the closet was unfinished, so much so you could see through to the second floor.
Gillian and Iain were looking to refresh their living room and kitchen, while also opening up the space to connect the rooms and install an island in their kitchen.
Jenna and Chris needed help updating their older home on the east side of Toronto. The floors were in bad shape, the bathroom was awkward, and the kitchen was small and would often trip the breakers.
For this century home in the westend of Toronto, the owners needed a more functional kitchen and wanted a more connected and modern space.
To help them, we gutted and swapped the kitchen and the TV room and removed a dividing brick wall.
Cindy and John were looking to maximize the backyard space of their westside Toronto home. Space was tight but their dreams were big. They wanted a stationary pool and space where they could host friends and family for BBQs. In the past, we have helped them upgrade their front porch into an entrance vestibule and transform their basement into a nanny suite. So when they were looking for help to improve their backyard, they called Oriel.
Margot and Manuel were looking to finish their basement to make a playroom for their child and have a place to relax. When we opened up the walls, we found water damage along the front wall. After an assessment, we helped them redirect the outside water flow, repair the affected interior foundation wall, and finish the basement.
After working on a number of projects on their previous home, our clients had recently moved into a new home and needed a full bathroom on their 3rd floor – where their two kids’ bedrooms were located.
We repurposed the existing closets into a 3 pieces bathroom, installing heated tile floors, a pocket door, a new toilet, a sink, and a shower/bath. We also repainted the stairs and installed a stair runner.