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Interior Design Challenge For a Calgary Residential Home Studio


The Challenge:

There was a new passion for pottery that was evolving in a tiny space – the original location for the potter’s wheel was in a closet! There needed to be a dedicated space for creativity to flow. The current home was in the basement – at the foot of the staircase including minimal storage space and no natural light. With the acquisition of new tools, equipment and products space was in short demand. A new practice needed a new space. An indoor pool room was not being used and was the perfect area for a new pottery studio.



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The Design Solution:

The Solution:

The pool area was just under 1000 sq. ft with an atrium and beautiful views into the west facing rear yard. It was in close proximity of the lower laundry room facilities and stairwell to the main floor. This area was the perfect foundation for a creative, inspiring space for a new pottery studio. Have you ever seen a flying pool? Demolition began with the removal of the fiberglass pool being lift with a crane and the atrium framework completely removed. A wall of windows was reintroduced and two large skylights overhead. Natural light floods in from all directions and brings with it inspiration. The space is large and open with countertops and storage on all of the perimeters and a large open work table fills the middle of the room. The kiln is installed in the far corner of the room with ample exhaust for heat and odors and the potter’s wheel now faces the outdoors with great views and light. Ample storage is throughout and space for the tools and equipment required. Display areas allow for flexibility for sizes and shapes and presentation of the latest masterpieces. All surfaces have been finished with a light color and finishes that are conducive to easy clean-up and maintenance. With this renovation the creative possibilities are endless.

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