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Bright & Tidy Mudroom

An old brick mudroom gets a bright facelift with lots of natural light.

While renovating an old Toronto house, Peter Fallico — host of HGTV's Home To Flip — left no room unaltered. Refinishing this space — an uninsulated, brick-walled "heat-loss zone" — entailed framing, insulating and drywalling it, plus closing in a small window and adding a skylight. Now, this gateway from the kitchen to the backyard and basement is an inviting and airy space. A bench built from Ikea cabinets offers storage.

  • Photographer: Virginia Macdonald
  • Source: House & Home February 2009
  • Products: Skylight, Velux; interior door, The Home Depot; photographs by John Queenan; wall colour; Very Pale Grey (6198-21), Sico.
  • Designer: Peter Fallico

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