Bev & Mac’s River Heights Home
River Heights area, Winnipeg Manitoba

While Winnipeggers Bev and Mac were away at the cottage, a waterline break damaged their River Heights home. The flooding left walls, floors, and woodwork damaged throughout the home.

Bev and Mac enlisted our team to not only fully restore, but also renovate and upgrade their 98-year-old character home. The result was an attractive integration of traditional and modern design.

Second and Third Floor Bathrooms

In the second-floor bathroom, we removed the cedar wall paneling, re-drywalled, and repainted. We then installed a new vanity, toilet, as well as flooring, baseboards, and trim. We also installed a new HRV fan system.

Our team stripped and reconfigured the entire third-floor bathroom, replacing the cast iron tub, exchanging the existing window with glass blocks, installing a new vanity, and repositioning the toilet. We also leveled and installed new flooring, as well as an HRV exhaust fan.

Stairway and Main Hallway

It was important to Bev and Mac that the home’s original hardwood floors be preserved and restored. Our team also removed the stairway wallpaper, replaced the drywall, and re-levelled the ceiling. We achieved a fresh new appearance in the hallway by stripping the walls, patching and repainting. Our team carefully restored the original wainscoting, rebuilding a portion of it to match the woodwork on the main-level closet door.


To create Bev and Mac’s open-concept dream kitchen, our team planned a new layout for the space, increasing natural light by knocking down the wall between the kitchen and dining room and adding a new window to the southwest side of the kitchen.

We removed the old vinyl flooring and installed new hardwood floors, strapped out the exterior walls of the kitchen, and upgraded the room’s insulation. We also re-strapped the damaged ceiling, re-leveled it, and added a fresh coat of paint.

We brought in a new island and granite countertops and installed custom cabinets, along with new hardware and a glass tile backsplash. The window between the cabinets was covered to make room for a new range hood.