Created for sick kids and their families, who are in need of long-term, specialized hospital care in Vancouver, Ronald McDonald House has provided an essential service since opening its doors in 1983. The playroom at Ronald McDonald House has been an area of great importance to those families who seek respite in the home, providing a place where kids can hang out, let off steam, and of course, play. After many years of use, the space was in great need of a refresh.
Alair Homes, known for building luxury custom homes and large-scale renovations, had worked with the Edmonton Ronald McDonald House in the past, and were happy to step in when they discovered that a playroom overhaul was needed at the Vancouver location. Designer James Banfield (James Banfield Design) stepped in and designed a true wonderland for kids, and now the project is underway, with construction completion set for the end of fall. The new space will feature functional play spaces, permanent fixtures and dedicated, directed play areas that foster imagination, individual bins and cabinets that can be easily sanitized.
Image: Keaton Bridal from Alair Homes, at work on the renovation.
Learn more: rmhbc.ca