More space was needed in this home and, due to the large lot size, it was preferable to construct an addition to the existing bungalow rather than add a second storey. The addition consisted of a master bedroom retreat with ensuite and large closets, a shared washroom, and one good-sized bedroom. A full re-working of the existing home also yielded much more functional space with another good-sized bedroom, one-car garage, and the piece-de-resistance: a spacious great room at the front of the home containing a large kitchen, built-in breakfast nook, open and sunny foyer, dining area, and living room. A vaulted, shiplap ceiling, large windows, and a great design plan turned this space from dark and small to light-filled and spectacular. Across from a lake, the clients will enjoy their beach-themed, light-filled home no matter what the season.