Winnipeg Home Decor and Renovations – June/July 2021

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JUNE/JULY 2021

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16 FEATURES

14 Backyard refresh BY JO ALCORN

30 Luxury cottage living BY MICHELLE BERWICK

33 Celebrating excellence RenoMark Renovation of the year awards BY LANNY MCINNES ER COV RY STO

43 Natural Beauty

BY SAMANTHA KLEINKNECHT

49 Northern Exposure BY DVIRA OVADIA

INSPIRATION

12 2021 Outdoor living trends

BY BILHA KANGETHE

16 Design in detail BY KIM SCHROEDER

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24 Lighten up

TIPS

26 Summer Fling!

20 Design meets function

BY EUGENIA TRIANDOS AND KORINA KHAMIS

BY LYNN FENWICK

46 Desert Sun

BY SARA DUCK

10 Newsworthy 22 Outdoor living 54 Patio products

52 Retro Revival BY SARA DUCK

ADVICE

18 Elevate your gardening BY MARK AND BEN CULLEN

48 It’s time to thank our designers

BY WAYNE SAGE

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editor’s notebook

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Summer in the City

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trip to the cottage in this part of the world is a pretty big deal. If you live in or around Winnipeg, there is a very good chance that you are the proud owner of a cottage, or are thinking about purchasing one. Perhaps your family has a favourite spot that you return to each year. For my family, it is the picturesque Wasagaming townsite situated on the shores of Clear Lake in beautiful Riding Mountain National Park. Spending time at lakeside getaways with loved ones is just about as good as it gets! Imagine being able to transfer some of that cottage experience right into your own backyard. It is possible and can be surprisingly inexpensive. If you are the owner of a nice patch of grass, here are some suggestions on how you can create the perfect backyard getaway. If your yard is bare and boring, consider how you can incorporate shrubs, flowers and trees to create a more inviting natural setting. If this is not your area of expertise, visit a professional garden centre or call a landscape professional. They have the knowledge required to make your yard look amazing. Once your space has been infused with a good dose of nature, it’s time to create a seating area that is conducive to enjoying your surroundings. While this may be a deck, screen room or sunroom directly attached to your house, it certainly doesn’t have to be. Perhaps your ideal spot is situated in the far corner of your yard, nestled in between some trees and bushes. Once you have built your deck, screen room or sunroom, consider what kind of furnishings will work best for your family. The selection of high quality outdoor furnishings is vast, so take your time when shopping. An outdoor bar and barbeque will also help to create the ultimate outdoor hangout zone. This type of project allows you to enjoy nature in a relaxed setting at the place most convenient to you – your home. Enjoying your outdoor oasis couldn’t be easier and no long road trips are required! Enjoy your summer and happy renovating!

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Mike Terentiev CONTRIBUTORS

Jo Alcorn, Michelle Berwick, Bilyk Photography, Mike Chajecki, Mark and Ben Cullen, Duality Photographic, Sara Duck, Margaret Anne Fehr, Lynn Fenwick, For Space Sake, Jason Hartog, Bilha Kangethe, Samantha Kleinknecht, Alex Lukey, Lanny McInnes, Kim Schroeder, Wayne Sage, Dvira Ovadia, Eugenia Triandos, Korina Khamis, The Canadian Home Builders’ Association Published by

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CALIFORNIA COOL

Farrow & Ball introduces The California Collection, a palette of eight fresh, sun-soaked hues created by American designer Kelly Wearstler. This debut partnership represents the first palette created by an outside designer since the paint company’s founding in 1946. “I always say living without colour is like living without love, so it’s been a dream to partner with Farrow & Ball on a collection of paint that celebrates the emotions colour can evoke,” says Wearstler. farrow-ball.com Photo: Trevor Tondro

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SOLAR POWER Mitrex, a Canadian manufacturing leader in solar technology, is bringing to market its roofing panels, developed to provide a cost-efficient energy solution for homes. The solar roof panels can be easily installed on both new and existing homes. Besides being affordable, Mitrex’s products can also seamlessly mimic the appearance of traditional asphalt and slate shingles, with various colours and patterns available. mitrex.com

BATHROOM HAVEN Make the bathroom your favourite room in the house with spa-like accessories from Bed, Bath and Beyond’s new line, Haven. From towels made with 100 per cent organic fibres to ceramic bath accessories, Haven products are designed to help make it easy to cultivate a sense of calm and enhance everyday routines. bedbathbeyond.ca

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SMART GRILL

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Serious about grilling? The Traeger Pro Series is the best-selling pellet grill in the world. The new Traeger Pro 780 comes with Wi-FIRE technology which allows you to monitor and adjust your grill anytime, anywhere from the Traeger app on your smartphone. Plus, the new grills now start quicker, heat up faster, and put out better smoke quality, giving you consistent results infused with wood-fired flavour. $1399. traegergrills.com


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DESIGNER BILHA KANGETHE DISCUSSES FIVE TRENDS THAT WILL HAVE YOU REIMAGINING YOUR GREENSPACE

trends

utdoor living has been a growing home improvement category for years. There has been a shift; we are no longer settling on a barbecue and patio area to create the ultimate outdoor experience. Homeowners want it all, and the results are inspiring spaces to enjoy all summer long.

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LET THERE BE LIGHT Set the mood long after the sun sets with the perfect lighting to enjoy your outdoor space in its entirety. The options are endless, from LED lights illuminating pathways and patios, to string lights draped on your pergola and pavilions to adding a modern classic lantern. Add that ambience to your outdoor space and fully enjoy those warm summer nights. 1. Sonnet HURRICANE LANTERN with handle. $119. crateandbarrel.ca 2. Crosby TEAK WOOD LANTERN. $99-$149. crateandbarrel.ca 3. OUTDOOR DINING SPOT. Photo: Luisa Brumble

AT HOME SPA Whether you like to sip a cocktail on the beach or hike and be surrounded by nature, homeowners are carving out spaces that mimic their favourite retreats. How? By reinventing their perfect holiday destination in their backyards. Everything from heated pools to state-of-the-art hot tubs, saunas and fireplaces, built for year-round use. It’s all about creating a backyard retreat that calms and relieves our stress and contributes to our improved wellness. OUTDOOR POOL AND HOT TUB. Photo: Stephen Leonardi

Bilha Kangethe is the Founder and Creative Director of The Lifestyle Loft. As a certified designer and interior decorator, she has created a company that focuses on the needs of each client and customer and helps them curate a lifestyle that is comfortable and economical. thelifestyleloft.com

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GARDEN OF EDEN Gardens and front yards have not been left behind. We are seeing landscaping and gardening becoming increasingly popular this season. Planting perennials adds year-round interest and enhances curb and balcony appeal with bright colours, textures and lush gardens that attract local species of birds. Vertical gardens are on the rise as they are perfect for growing herbs and create visual interest in an outdoor space. PATIO AND PLANTS. Photo: Cameron Smith FRONT ENTRANCE. Photo: Dimitry Anikin VERTICAL PLANTS. Photo: Micheile Henderson

ENTERTAINMENT DELIGHT Limited access to outdoor leisure away from our homes has inspired many to create their very own entertainment zones in the backyard. From elaborate outdoor kitchens and TVs to entertainment systems and playhouses. This entertainment hub is roping in all our favourite indoor activities and bringing them outside. OUTDOOR KITCHEN. Photo: Mike Black PhotoWorks

INDOOR/OUTDOOR FURNITURE Outdoor furniture collections this season are designed to imitate your indoor pieces. Natural teak woods, industrial metals, clean, structured lines and soft curves provide the perfect balance of shape, colour and textiles. Likewise, accessories such as accent pillows are embellished in feel-good fabrics such as boucle, and soft upholstery, bearing a resemblance to your favourite living room sofa. These multipurpose pieces are fade-and mildew-resistant and built to withstand all seasons. Exterior colour trends found in your decor pieces are muted to promote a serene and peaceful ambience. 1. Sunbrella OUTDOOR PILLOW in petal and tinsel. $75 each. crateandbarrel.ca | 2. Feedback three-seater SOFA. $4,498. jardindeville.com | 3. Diamondscape INDOOR/OUTDOOR RUG. $450-$1,350. westelm.ca | 4. Paso teak ADIRONDACK CHAIR with ottoman. $1,1698. crateandbarrel.ca | 5. Outdoor pedestal

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Backyard refresh

photos JASON HARTOG

DESIGNER JO ALCORN CREATES A COOL AND COSY OUTDOOR SPACE ON A BUDGET

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ackyard spaces are front and centre this season, as we are faced with new pandemic restrictions. With the recent price increases in lumber, furniture and all things outdoors, I want to give homeowners some tips on utilizing what they have by adding a few new things to change the look of the outdoor space, while keeping things budget-friendly.

When it came to my clients on this project, they really didn’t like their original space; it was cluttered, there were no defined zones, and it lacked inspiration. Although the deck needed to be replaced, like many others, these clients were not ready to pay double the lumber price, so a fresh coat of paint modernized this dated deck. Paint goes a long way to freshen things

up. The conversation set is more than 15 years old, but the shape and cushion colour were still perfect. With a bit of elbow grease and a can of matte black spray paint, they were able to freshen it up to look sleek and modern. I wanted this outdoor space to work from day to night, so lighting was essential to take afternoon drinks into the twilight hour. I grabbed these Edison LED string lights and Hurricane

Jo Alcorn has more than 15 years experience as a celebrity interior and home product designer, expert instructor, corporate ambassador, TV personality and a strong female entrepreneur. alcornhome.com

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Lanterns from Rona and Lowe’s (their curbside pick-up is simple and makes me feel safe when shopping). They give off a warm, inviting light that can take you from dusk to evening. To take it a step further in the outdoor experience, I added a gorgeous outdoor wooden bar creating another zone and focal point. Now, if it only came with a bartender! Growing your own food is becoming a trend among many, whether you have a yard or a small patio. Rona’s modular and vertical planters ensure you have fresh herbs and veggies, no matter your outdoor size. This system is also great for those just getting into the green thumb lifestyle. Bonus: They match the decor perfectly. I love when a design comes together seamlessly. What’s a backyard space without a barbecue? While gas or propane grills

are the norm, my client really wanted to try his hand at a charcoal grill. This gorgeous 22-in. black charcoal Kettle Grill by Weber is a sleek design and easy to move around – perfect for this space. I brought in textured pieces to really finish off the space and add that cosy feeling. I added some two-toned throw cushions in stunning burnt orange and black and white from Lowe’s. I defined the fireplace area and upper deck sitting space with rugs from Lowe’s, as well, to truly define the zones for a comfortable feature. From lounging in the conversation area under the pergola, to toasting marshmallows at the fire pit, to grilling burgers and grabbing a drink at the bar, this backyard space is sure to get lots of use this summer and be a little home away from home.

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story by KIM SCHROEDER, B.I.D. photos by BILYK PHOTOGRAPHY contractor: TYLER HALL PROJECT:

Renovation to Main Floor to open up layout and update.

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Formal Dining Room and Family Room were removed (dotted lines) to create an open layout from the front to the back of the home.

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2. The old dining room buffet bump out was used to accommodate the large fridge and freezer.

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purposeful in the oversize island, two materials were used….wood for the eating bar and porcelain slab for the balance.

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5. Decorative flip up cabinet doors are adorned with a resin material featuring a crinkled mesh fabric.

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display shelving above were added to finish off the wall of cabinets and details.

7. Natural wide plan floor in cerused finish add timeless appeal.

8. Stone details with wall washer light fixtures are inserted to add texture and warmth.

9. The stairwell wall was cut down to open this space to the adjoining Great Room and is finished with an Optimist Fireplace.

10. Counter stools were chosen for style, comfort and black legs that blend into the cabinets.

11. The apron front concrete sink adds to the “natural warm material’ theme and was placed under the existing kitchen window.

12. Black textured cabinets are finished with antique brass edge pulls.

Kim Schroeder Charisma, The Design Experience 388 Academy Road, Winnipeg, MB tel: 204.487.6994 www.charismadesign.ca

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green thumb

Elevate YOUR GARDENING G

Get off the ground with raised beds and green walls

by MARK AND BEN CULLEN ardens are no longer limited to the ground. Everything still begins with good soil, of course, but recent trends have seen the act of gardening moving into raised beds and climbing up walls. Literally. Raised bed gardens and green walls are two popular trends in gardening – and for good reason. On the practical front, the benefits are multifold. Raised beds warm up faster in the spring, which helps extend the gardening season. They are also tidier than traditional garden beds – they are easier to mulch between navigable pathways and less susceptible to weed pressure that can creep along at ground level. Building a raised bed also presents an opportunity to improve soil quality with something decent where your

growing conditions are subpar – simply build your raised bed and backfill with a better-quality medium. Green walls are practical for their ability to maximize space and light – especially in an urban setting where both are scarce. Indoor green walls have the added benefit of improving air quality and dampening noise in public and semi-public spaces. For the chef, an indoor green wall can provide immediate and year-round access to fresh herbs and compact vegetables. The standout benefit to both elevated forms of gardening is accessibility – by building raised beds or installing a green wall, you are bringing the plants closer to you and everyone who benefits from your efforts. There is a reason why “enabling gardens” – those used

in horticultural therapy to improve mental, physical and emotional health – feature raised beds so prominently. Being closer to plants is good for us, and happens to make for easier upkeep. On the design side, raised beds and green walls offer unlimited creative potential. Raised beds can bring an architectural element to otherwise cluttered vegetable gardens, by using quality materials and employing some basic design geometry. Green walls “painted” with coloured foliage and varied plant textures can impart an impressive look. The beauty of plants is all around us – so why not bring it up close by elevating your garden with a raised bed or green wall? You may be surprised how much it elevates your space!

Mark Cullen is a Member of the Order of Canada. He reaches more than two million Canadians with his gardening/environment messages every week. Ben Cullen is a professional gardener with a keen interest in food gardening and the environment. You can follow both Mark and Ben on Twitter (@MarkCullen4), Facebook (facebook.com/MarkCullenGardening) and Instagram (instagram.com/markcullengardening). Receive their free monthly newsletter at markcullen.com.

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During the pandemic, so many of us have shifted from the office to the home office. This has inevitably led to the need for better work environments, both aesthetically and functionally. Our customers have been requesting workplace upgrades that are personalized to capture their style. We have enjoyed transforming many home offices into amazing spaces that actually makes work just a little bit more enjoyable!

SIMPLICITY For the creative person who needs simplicity in their workspace.

INSPIRATION These shelves give you a place to display some of your favorite things that inspire you. The drawers below hide the tools (such as papers, pens, staplers and files) you need to create and work.

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HIDDEN STORAGE Hidden storage was a priority for this client. There are shelves behind doors, a shallow drawer below and large file drawers beneath.

USE OF SPACE Creating an aesthetically pleasing office in an open concept loft can be challenging. Our designer loved the idea of using the alcove under the staircase to showcase what today’s home office can look like. Papers, accessories and files are either in drawers or behind the upper cabinet door, assuring that the space can maintain its look of simplicity and organization throughout the day.

MINIMALIST Your workspace should be a happy place. This minimalistic desk surface makes it easier to focus on the task ahead.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS The printer and paper are hidden behind the doors. This provides a much cleaner look.

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home finds

Pack a picnic The traditional picnic basket is modernized with this adorable cotton picnic basket tote from Oui. The roomy tote holds all your food, along with four plates, cups, forks, and spoons, which are all included $69. indigo.ca

Roll up This multi-functional bar cart is the perfect outdoor entertaining accessory Barbie poolside collection outdoor BAR CART in aluminum grey by Novogratz. $237. rona.ca

Float on

We love this Canadian themed adult swimming float from Float-eh, made from thick, durable, phthalates-free vinyl THE LOON. $80. float-eh.ca

Tie-dye outside

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The tie-dye trend has been popular in fashion this year, and now it can be seen in outdoor decor, too

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1. Tie-dye decorative PILLOW. $23. bouclair.com 2. Zoe ceramic SIDE TABLE. $239-$477. westelm.ca 3. Blue watercolour melamine DINNER PLATE. $6. homesense.ca

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HEAT UP Outdoor firepits are great for creating a cosy backyard feeling and extending those summer nights. There are so many design and style options to choose from, and at variety of price points

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1. Moonstone 12-piece DINNERWARE SET. $60. Arizona TABLE RUNNER. $20. Minuit red WINE GLASSES. $7. Fjord FLATWARE SET. $30. stokesstores.com | 2. Glass Edison LIGHTS by Hometrends. $20. walmart.ca | 3. Skyler three-piece rope wicker CHAT SET by Hometrends. $268. | 4. Eclipse black and white stripe UMBRELLA with base. $999. cb2.ca

PIZZA PARTY 4 1. PYRAMID OUTDOOR FIREPLACE. Starting from $939. ironembers.com | 2. HIDEAWAY BLACK FIREPIT. $1,099. crateandbarrel.ca | 3. Delshire polyresin WOOD BURNING FIRE PIT by Wrought Studio. $173. wayfair.ca | 4. CAST IRON WOOD BURNING FIRE PIT. $99. homesense.ca

With your plans to visit Italy on hold for now, recreate wood-fired, stone-baked pizza in your outdoor space in just 60 seconds with this portable Karu pizza oven by Ooni Karu PIZZA OVEN by Ooni. $549. cookstore.ca

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Lighten

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With summer right around the corner, now is the time to lighten up your home with these ideas by EUGENIA TRIANDOS AND KORINA KHAMIS photos MIKE CHAJECKI

Go neutral Neutral colour palettes are a trendy choice that many designers like us gravitate toward, thanks to their versatility and broad appeal. Think about it… it’s very difficult to offend someone with neutral

hues. Furthermore, a neutral colour palette is easy to layer up for winter and lighten up for spring. When choosing large-scale colours for your home, such as wall paint, flooring and bigger furnishings such as a sofa, choose muted earthy whites and cream tones.

Change up your fabrics Pack up your heavier materials, such as corduroy, velvet, wool and chunky knits, which are great for creating a cosy ambience that’s ideal through the fall and colder months. Replace these with cooler, natural fabrics such

Designers Eugenia Triandos and Korina Khamis are Co-Founders at Hibou Design & Co. With more than a decade of experience, this Montreal-based multi-disciplinary design firm has become known for creating both stylish and well curated interiors. The firm provides complete bespoke residential design services throughout Canada & North America. hiboudesignco.com

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tip Take your neutrals a step further with a monochromatic colour palette, which can lend a lighter, more laid-back aesthetic by virtue of its simplicity. Bonus – monochrome is also an easy way to make a room appear bigger and brighter.

Incorporate texture If not executed thoughtfully, a neutral or monochromatic space runs the risk of falling flat. Add personality to your interiors by playing with texture and a variety of different materials. Think outside the box and look to furniture and light fixtures as textural targets. Consider wood, wicker and straw. Play with different metals, and juxtapose finishes such as glossy and matte surfaces to bring lots of visual interest and depth to your design, while maintaining your monochromatic colour palette.

Light it up as linen, cottons and jute, in a tighter weave and colour palette. Bring these textiles into your pillows, throws, window coverings and even change out your area rugs. In the bedroom and bathroom, crisp white bedding and white towels are our go-to for creating a relaxing, spa-inspired feel that instantly soothes and uplifts the soul.

While lighting seems like a fairly obvious addition to every room, you’d be shocked at how many people disregard its importance and the potential impact it can have on the overall ambience. A poorly lit room can appear small and uninviting – not ideal by any means. Layer in different light sources throughout the home, incorporating ceiling fixtures, sconces and lamps in corners, tabletops and sitting areas. This will brighten up dark

tip Enhance the natural light in your home by strategically positioning mirrors near windows. Mounting a wall mirror opposite a window will amplify the natural light and double your views! Similarly, propping a tall, vertical mirror against the wall can create the illusion of a doorway.

corners, enhance the room’s function, and highlight key points of interest such as unique architectural features, collections and artwork. Of course, with the days getting longer and the sun on our side, natural light should be top of mind at this time of year. Draw the curtains open, or better yet, remove them entirely if privacy isn’t a concern. While you’re focused on your windows, go ahead and give them a good cleaning, inside and out. You’ll be amazed at how much more natural light floods your home when you remove the window grime of winter.

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Summer Fling!

by LYNN FENWICK,

B.I.D.

photography by DUALITY PHOTOGRAPHIC

Summer is finally here! It is lively and invigorating, exuding an energy all its own. Whether it’s the bright sunshine, or the fresh air, it awakens a sense of rejuvenation. Summer is our season for escaping the real world and if you are unable to get away to the lake for a weekend at the cottage, you could turn your home into your very own summer vacation retreat! 26

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HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO CONSIDER WHEN CREATING YOUR OWN SUMMER CASUAL LOOK:

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furniture and natural woods in your home, bright white paints are a great way to let the sun in and leave your space feeling bright and open. The lightness of the white and neutral tones of wood gives a sense of serenity, turning your home in to a vacation villa! Ŕ *T ZPVS GVSOJUVSF GBJSMZ MJHIU BOE neutral? Vibrant coloured accent


Use your summer space as a place where you allow yourself to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with yourself and the ones you love.

walls help to liven up the space. Blues and yellows give the sense that you’re relaxing under the sun and enjoying the breeze from the lake in your very own home! Ŕ %POōU CF BGSBJE PG QBUUFSO :PVS bathroom is a great place to incorporate a fun wallpaper, as the space has minimal furniture to have to match with. Using floral and leafy patterned wallpaper is a great way to bring in the freshness of summer. Refresh your accessories Ŕ *UōT UJNF UP QVU BXBZ UIPTF XBSN and cozy throw pillows and replace them with something fun and textured! Tufted, patterned or vibrant coloured throw pillows help to give the space little hints of

a fun bohemian summery look. Ŕ 4VNNFS JT BMM BCPVU UIF GMPSBMT try incorporating them in pictures, vases and fabrics. Ŕ (P MJHIU BOE CSFF[Z 5IF FBTJFTU way to do this is with your curtains and throw blankets. Selecting pieces made of lighter material, like linen, for your throw blankets so that they provide the warmth you need while still looking casual draped over your couch without being too heavy. For curtains, fabrics like linen, sheer silk, or something similar help to achieve that light and breezy feel in your IPNF :PV DBO OFWFS HP XSPOH with sheer curtains. They allow your room to feel light and airy, even on the hottest of days!

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Bring the outside in Summer living is all about being outdoors and enjoying the fresh air and hot sun. When the sun goes down, we can still enjoy the feeling of having a drink out on the patio but take it inside. Ŕ 0QU GPS OBUVSBM XPPE 6TJOH PVUEPPS style furniture such as rattan, cane, or wicker is a great way to make any space feel bohemian and summery. The light hues of the natural wood bring elegance and airiness to the space as opposed to the heaviness of deeper woods. Wicker furniture will bring that summer garden feel to your home. Ŕ #SJOH JO UIF OBUVSBM FMFNFOUT Incorporating plants and succulents into your décor can really bring MJGF JOUP ZPVS TQBDF (SFFOFSZ JT B

big part of summer décor. Placing a nice potted succulent or even hanging a leafy plant helps to bring that sense of freshness of a summer day indoors. Can’t keep up with the maintenance of the real thing? No problem! With faux plants looking more real by the day, they make for an easy addition to any space. Hot Tip: %POōU HFU UPP DBVHIU VQ JO making everything match. If pieces mix together rather than match, a room may feel more interesting. This gives a casual elegance to the space. Hot Trend: Put away excess decorative pieces and replace sparingly with natural materials. This will allow your space to feel open and airy! It’s important to remember that

a summer look doesn’t have to be expensive. Even a few seasonal changes will give you a new lease on life. If you plan to go all out for a summer fling, it might be just what you need to revive your spirit. Whatever summer fling you decide to pursue, always remember that your home should be a reflection of you! Allow yourself to have fun, let your summer home be an eclectic space of the things you love, whatever they may be, so when they’re grouped together, they create a relaxed and comfortable environment. Use your summer space as a place where you allow yourself to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with yourself and the ones you love. Have a great summer!

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iving a luxury cottage lifestyle doesn’t mean you need to give up all of the functionality and durability you need while in the wild woods. My latest cottage project is the perfect example of this. Come along to see how you, too, can create luxury living at your home away from home. Cottages are notorious for having furniture that is not to scale. This

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by MICHELLE BERWICK often results from a collection of hand-me-downs or pieces that no longer work at the main residence. Before you bring all of your old furniture into your cottage, plan out the rooms. Ask yourself, how are we going to move through the areas? How are we going to use this space overall? How many people are going to be in this area at any given time? Use the answers to these questions to

dictate where you are going to start placing of the furniture. No one wants to worry about sticky little fingers or wet bathing suits during the dog days of summer. Now, we know what you’re thinking... there’s an awful lot of light fabrics in this project. Yes, they aren’t just your average fabrics; they are a high-performance variety that are highly durable and stain-resistant. Most furniture retailers


offer their upholstered pieces in high-performance fabric. You can go with something a little lighter and brighter to create that lifted, luxury look this way. Most of the time at the cottage, you want a clear view of the scenery. If you want to bring in a touch of luxury, you can frame your windows with floor-to-ceiling drapes. This does a few things for your space. If placed correctly, they will give the illusion of a larger window and soften the room for a more finished look. If you have a smaller window, think about using a nice and simple flat roman blind; they look pretty while drawn up or let down, and provide excellent privacy. The goal is not to take away from the everchanging seasonal views, but to provide a pretty frame for the outside views. I incorporated natural materials in this cottage, but in a sophisticated way. A two-storey granite fireplace is the centrepiece of this luxe space. This natural stone plays off of the natural rocky landscape this cottage is built on. Wood, stone, concrete and natural textiles all work together in creating

pro-tip Install your drapery rod threequarters of the way up to the wall from the top of the window trim to the ceiling and 12 in. from the sides of your window trim; let those drapes kiss the ground. Your windows will look huge, I promise!

a harmonious interior without feeling too heavy. The best way to create a comfy, cosy and high-end feel in your home away from home is with the scale of furnishings. Choosing furniture, rugs, art and decor that goes with each room’s size is one of the reasons this family cottage project turned out so cohesive and stunning. I didn’t want this cottage to scream, “I’m a cottage.” Instead, I went for a subtle classic, rustic, modern and contemporary approach to the final styling. I mixed in several metals, textures and materials to allow this gem to come together.

Award-winning Designer Michelle Berwick is the Principal & Creative Founder of Michelle Berwick Design. This notable GTA firm has become sought after for providing livable, stylish and uniquely personal interiors. michelleberwickdesign.com

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renovation projects undertaken in Manitoba over the past year at the MHBA’s annual RenoMark Renovation of the Year Awards. This year, entries were featured in seven different award categories – Additions, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Exteriors, Whole House, Outdoor Structure, and Basement. Each projected nominated for the RenoMark Renovation Awards is as stunning display of what professional renovators can do in terms of updating and upgrading your home. This year’s Award winners were announced virtually at the premier of the MHBA’s 2021 Virtual Renovation Awards video on June 3, 2021. This year, 72 different projects by 16 outstanding MHBA RenoMark renovators were nominated for awards. Each entry consisted of before and after photos, blueprints and drawings, a detailed description of the work done, design details and any additional information that might contribute to this comprehensive package. Judging was done by a panel of judges who reviewed every entry in every category. Everybody has been spending more time at home over the past year. As we do, many are taking this as a great time to get that home renovation project underway. Whether it’s something that they have been longing to improve in their kitchen or a bathroom that needs updating, Manitobans have been investing into their homes during the pandemic. Many of us love our neighbourhood and love our house, but we also discovered that we need change. Maybe the colours and styles from 10 years ago just don‘t cut it today. You may feel that traffic flow and entertaining guests is encumbered by a bevy of walls and rooms and it’s time to open things up. Maybe there’s a reason no one goes down into the basement anymore. Or maybe you need more room for a growing family. An addition is like creating a whole new living space; a whole new lifestyle for your family without the hassles associated with moving. If you’re considering a renovation, look to the standards and practices of a professional RenoMark renovator. MHBA renovators follow the highest professional standards in Canada. The Code of Ethics and tips on what to look for when hiring a renovator can be found at the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association website at www. homebuilders.mb.ca. The MHBA website has great tips, videos, and a full listing of our renovator members by visiting and clicking the “Renovating your home?” button. On the following pages, you will see some amazing projects completed by MHBA RenoMark Renovation of the Year award winners. Look carefully and then envision your next renovation project for your home. Hire a RenoMark renovator and your renovation might just end up being featured as the Renovation of the Year.

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CATEGORY | ADDITIONS

CATEGORY | ADDITIONS

CATEGORY | ADDITIONS

ALL CANADIAN RENOVATIONS

REMPEL BUILDERS

CHARACTER HOMES LTD.

This second floor addition was a great way to add extra space indoors, and also outside too! The clients wanted to enjoy not only the interior of the additional space, but also wanted to add an exterior second floor open deck for those warm sunny morning coffees! We created a beautiful space - both indoors and out! The exterior deck has a fabulous pergola style covering on a portion of the space, and a fantastic louvered privacy wall to allow in just enough sunlight when needed, and to block it out when not!

Objective: Increase existing living space, and provide main floor laundry. Solution: Construct a 500 square foot, 2nd story, master suite addition, and turn existing main floor bedroom, into the new laundry room. The master suite includes an oversized master bedroom, walk in closet, and luxurious ensuite. Solid hardwood floors, and painted hand rails give the space a warm, traditional feel. The ensuite bathroom incorporates heated plank style flooring, custom tiled shower, and a unique copper vessel sink to compliment the Farmhouse feel. The stunning claw foot tub is the crowning jewel, and draws the eye as you enter the space!

This client wanted a larger kitchen and living space to entertain family and friends. The addition had to incorporate the look and style of the 108 year old stone and brick house. A large 18’ wide opening was made into the brick walls to allow a large open space to the addition which features a large porcelain top island, chilled wine room, decorative wood beams and custom milled oak trims to match the existing finishes.

CATEGORY | ADDITIONS

CATEGORY | ADDITIONS

CATEGORY | BASEMENT

MACANTA DESIGN BUILD INC.

ICAN CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION

DE VRIES CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION

The clients had purchased the property over 4 years ago not only for the location but for the amazingly spacious backyard nestled against the Assiniboine River. Their goal was to have an amazing indoor/outdoor entertaining space that would be their own private oasis. The addition was only part of the plan to the full extensive backyard transformation that ended up including a custom pool, built in bbq area with pergola, outdoor fire pit and waterfall. The addition indoor space includes a custom gas fireplace, heated porcelain tile, custom bar, custom walnut cabinets, bench seating and vaulted ceilings.

This repeat client wanted to give their bungalow a fully functioning basement that was an extension of living space. Creating a dedicated laundry room with lots of storage was priority #1. A mix of modern cabinets, quartz countertops and lots of farm house style wood work added warm personal touches to the space. A large bathroom with oversized spa style shower and matte black finishes were some of the features of this development. The expanded living space included lots of recessed lighting, a new bedroom, large rec-room area and lots of storage making this everything our client had hoped for.

This Betsworth (Charleswood) home, originally built in 1960 and overlooking a large yard now has significantly more living space thanks to a home addition. The addition added an additional 600 sq of living space including a full primary bedroom suite with walk-in closet and ensuite, as well as a new entry and family room. Additionally, an attached garage and gorgeous sunroom with wood-burning stove were also added, making this a wonderful forever home. Hardwood floors throughout the main floor are accented by luxury vinyl tile in the entries, bathrooms, and sunroom.

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CATEGORY | BASEMENT

CATEGORY | BASEMENT

CATEGORY | BASEMENT

JTL CONSTRUCTION

HARWOOD DESIGN BUILDERS LTD.

OSWALD CONSTRUCTION LTD.

Country property on acreage looking for a basement that meets the needs of cozy convenient Saturday Jets/Bomber games with ambiance for Sunday afternoon classic rock listening. A convenient bar area cladded with barn wood theme continues on custom fireplace tv built in. A small convenient work out room with a 3 piece bathroom completes the functionality. A nicely hidden cold storage room for the garden canned vegetable rounds out the space. When you enter the bottom of large landing and turn the corner the space screams WOW such a relaxing welcoming space added to a wonderful home.

This basement reno checked all the boxes to meet the client’s every need, want, and desire! HANGOUT: Mix a cocktail at the bar & gather at the custom built table; Grab a book & curl up beside the fireplace; Chill out and watch the game. WORKOUT: A gym designed for the serious fitness fanatic, Reinforced plywood wall for TRX & other wall-mounted equipment, Open space to spread out the yoga mat, Wall-mounted smart tv. HIDEOUT: Modern minimalist bathroom c/w huge shower surrounded in timber-plank tile, Quiet bedroom tucked away where no one will find you, Craft space to explore your creative side.

A 1999 custom built home waited 21 years to finally have its basement developed…and did it ever get developed! The client had a few goals: a big bedroom for their teenaged daughter, along with a full bathroom, a small, easily accessible room for the spare fridge and freezer, maintain some storage, and to have a great, functional family hang out space! We worked with them to tick all of their boxes, along with a few additional design touches. Not to be forgotten - a massive walk-in closet that we are sure has her friends (and her sister) feeling very jealous!

CATEGORY | BATHROOM

CATEGORY | BATHROOM

CATEGORY | BATHROOM

SILVER

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REMPEL BUILDERS

REMPEL BUILDERS

The fixtures and finishes in this ensuite bathroom were original to the home, and so it was long past due for an upgrade. First to go was the large corner jacuzzi, which was replaced by a new soaker tub with floor mounted filler. Next in line were the fixtures, vanity top, and shower. Glass sliding shower doors provided the perfect unobstructed view of the new tiled shower beyond. To keep within the budget, the existing vanity remained, and was refitted with new shaker style doors. And finally, modern vinyl plank flooring replaced the old linoleum, providing the perfect finishing touch.

With no immediate need for another bedroom, we were able to knock down some walls, and go all in with this one-of-a-kind bathroom expansion & renovation! The patterned tile floors provide a unique canvas for this luxurious retreat, while the custom shower and detailed wainscoting immediately lets you know that this bathroom is something special! The stylish wall mounted faucets, and crisp white cabinets help to complete the modern design, that has a distinctly traditional feel. And finally, the large soaker tub, can’t help but to draw the eye, and provides the perfect finishing touch!

DE VRIES CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION Judging by the dated finishes, this main bathroom needed an update to suite the look of the rest of our clients home. Choosing a classic white marble style tile and soaker tub became the main focus. Adding a recessed niche and maintaining clean clear lines, the black grout and fixtures were accentuated by a subtle grey tone paint and by adding recessed lights we brightened up the space. A New Bidet/Toilet combo was added as well as a fashionable mirror over a marble top open storage vanity and recessed medicine cabinet. Grouted LVT was installed to complete the look.

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CATEGORY | BATHROOM

CATEGORY | BATHROOM

DYNASTY BATHROOMS

DYNASTY BATHROOMS

Log Home with Modern & Stylish Upgrades! In this renovation we removed a 36” white acrylic corner shower and created a larger customtiled 60x36” shower designed with a beautiful slate tile feature wall that provides a waterfall effect from the rainhead and handheld fixtures in a complimentary matte black finish. An old dresser was repurposed into a fully functional 60” vanity with black quartz countertop, handmade ceramic vessel sink and paired with a matte black vessel faucet. Pendent Lighting through-out the room completely brighten the once dark space and allows the beauty of the wood walls and ceiling to shine.

Bright, modern and functional was the goal for this renovation. The clients home consistent of a narrow biscuit tub which did not allow much space for showering. We replaced with a low-threshold 60x32” shower base, seamless cultured marble walls and frameless clear shower doors. The 64” countertop spanned between two walls but only housed a 30” vanity and left much unused space. This was replaced with a freestanding 60” vanity, quartz countertop and double undermount sinks. Atop is a stylish framed mirror to define the space and to highlight the tones of the wood vanity and the stylish lighting above.

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CATEGORY | EXTERIOR

CATEGORY | EXTERIOR

CATEGORY | EXTERIOR

DE VRIES CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION

CHARACTER HOMES LTD.

ICAN CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION

Our client wanted to improve the aesthetic of their home and take the curb appeal to the next level. By reinforcing the existing roof structure we were able to create 2 front gables making the house have more “WOW” factor to match the well manicured landscaping in their yard. Perfectly matching the limestone facade and installing full ice and water protection with a striking red clay tile architectural shingle, made sure their home would be water tight and give them a look closer to the European villa they wanted.

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This River Property project started off as a 415 square foot attached garage addition and a 205 square foot addition above the garage however as this project progresses it turned into a complete exterior refresh as well. The white stucco and painted grey wood siding was replaced with a combination of hardie board and batten siding as well as horizontal KWP engineered wood siding. The existing white garage door was replaced with a beautiful wood grain door. The final touch was replacing the stucco columns at the front entrance with this amazing custom timber frame entrance.

This renovation of an older home was very in-depth. . The space was stripped, rebuilt new walls, ceiling and floor as nothing was level or plumb. We incorporated heated tile floor to create a spa like feel, ceramic 12’’ by 36’’ wainscoting and ceramic subway tile all the way to the ceiling. This bathroom features a luxurious freestanding tub with air jets, free standing tub filler, wall mounted faucet over a vessel sink, custom painted maple cabinets with beautiful quartz tops with two wall sconces surface mounted on the mirror for an extra design detail. Check out that floor tile!

The exterior on the back of this home received a total transformation from its original white stucco and basic backyard. The clients aspirations were to transform their back yard into an indoor/outdoor entertaining oasis and it was imperative that the exterior correspond to the new look and feel. The transformation began with the addition of the 4 season sunroom at the posterior side of the home. A split modular stack stone was chosen to add some texture and dimension. Corresponding eaves fascia and soffits to the original home were chosen for continuity as well as white pvc windows.


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CATEGORY | KITCHEN

CATEGORY | KITCHEN

CATEGORY | KITCHEN

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REMPEL BUILDERS

JTL CONSTRUCTION

This kitchen project involved removing a load bearing wall to open up the main floor, new flooring, and creating a new feature wall. After properly engineering the process, a structural permit was pulled with the city, the wall was removed, and an appropriate beam was put in place. The clients chose grey coloured cabinets, quartz countertops, and a unique teal accented tile backsplash and teal countertop appliances to match! A sharp looking vinyl plank flooring was installed throughout, and a new tiled feature wall with a large screen TV and fireplace were also added. Absolutely stunning!

A growing family, and a shift in how this space was being used, required that changes be made, and thinking outside of the box proved to be worthwhile exercise. Completing the design work remotely was an added challenge. The old pealing cabinets were replaced with new shaker style cabinets, and a subway tile backsplash helped to complete the modern farmhouse look. Stipple ceilings were removed, and luxury vinyl tile was the flooring of choice. A custom eat in table, complete with built in seating and butcher block top, make this the perfect multi use surface, and set this kitchen apart!

When Old meets New - the original farmhouse sitting just off Henderson Hwy surrounded by all new homes sits this classic farmhouse that required a structural cosmetic facelift to the kitchen as a new focal point. It started with major demo of existing brick fireplace that ran 3 floors out the roof down to basement. Once this task was completed a major 24’ LVL beam helped create the new open kitchen concept to the living/ dining space making it a true entertainers delight. We used original Barnwood from the family farm to create a memory of time on the columns??

CATEGORY | KITCHEN

CATEGORY | KITCHEN

CATEGORY | KITCHEN

ICAN CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION

ICAN CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION

CUSTOM DESIGN BUILD GROUP

This project began as a four-season addition of the original dining room of this 1977 twostorey home. During the addition process it became apparent that the flow and function of the kitchen and home could be dramatically enhanced. The original kitchen was not more then 4 years old, so the decision was made to repurpose as much as possible. The clients wanted a much brighter and lighter kitchen from the original. New cabinets were ordered in areas that were extended and new door fronts for existing areas. White quartz counters were added, a herringbone backsplash and Walnut details.

The kitchen was original from 1993 and was definitely in need of an update and subsequent refresh. The old kitchen was cramped and definitely did not reflect the 4000 square foot overall home. The wall between the dining area and kitchen was removed as well as a small powder room was re-situated. This allowed for a much more significant kitchen footprint and for more of an open concept feel. The two-tone cabinets give the space a little drama, while the walnut accents warm up the space. The tin ceiling anchors this space making it the heart of the home.

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With a growing family a functional, organized kitchen is a must. The original layout of this kitchen did not meet these requirements, so it was time for a change. By re-locating a doorway, we were able to extend the kitchen and almost double the countertop space. A separate prep/microwave area was also added to provide more functional space to work. With the abundance of drawers in the lower cabinets we were able to eliminate the uppers and added floating shelves, making this kitchen more open and inviting. A hex tile floor finishes of this beautiful, functional new kitchen.


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CATEGORY | OUTDOOR STRUCTURE

CATEGORY | OUTDOOR STRUCTURE

HAMMERDOWN HOME RENOVATIONS

ALL CANADIAN RENOVATIONS

REMPEL BUILDERS

This project was an incredible transformation. The existing covered deck was “well loved” but was falling apart! The clients really enjoy spending time outside in the summer, but want to avoid pesky bugs and mosquitos - so a new, screened in deck was desperately needed! The photos speak for themselves, as we transformed an old, dilapidated structure into a new, inviting space! A composite material was used as the base, and a beautiful pergola with polycarbonate roofing panels was built above. We added a screen around the perimeter to enjoy the outdoors without the worry of mosquitos. Simply stunning!

Our summers are short, and our mosquitoes are abundant, and so our objective was to create a space that would address both of these issues. The solution was a stunning, 3 season sunroom! On the inside, the warm traditional feel of pine, the subtle ambience created by indirect lighting, and the energy efficiency of triple pane windows and skylights, all helped to create a space that truly stands out from the pack. And the heated ceramic floor ensures that even on those crisp autumn days, this room is still the perfect cozy spot to curl up with a good book.

CATEGORY | OUTDOOR STRUCTURE

CATEGORY | OUTDOOR STRUCTURE

CATEGORY | WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATION

RICHTER CONSTRUCTION LTD.

HARWOOD DESIGN BUILDERS

REMPEL BUILDERS

Our client wanted to take advantage of large rear yard space backing onto the adjacent golf course. The wish list included an outdoor kitchen, outdoor fireplace, a large maintenance free deck, and a large-scale pergola that would allow unobstructed views outward from home. Another aspect of the project was protection from stray golf balls that would often make their way onto the property. The final design had the large 10ft high pergola flanked on both sides by the outdoor kitchen and outdoor fireplace.

This 3-season river view retreat adds beautiful, comfortable living space for homeowners to enjoy warm Manitoba weather while the lazy Red River flows by. Natural wood materials were selected to integrate inside with the outside and include: Cedar clad main beam, T&G cedar ceiling, Floating fir wood shelves inside and out, Fir casings around windows, 1/2” fir clad posts. A floor-to-ceiling 4-track weather wall window system was installed on all river-facing windows. Each of the four panels slide up and down independently to allow for as much airflow as desired. Added touches include: Metal Juilette balcony railing, dual ceiling fans.

Our objective was to reconfigure the existing space, and provide a much needed update to an aging home. By removing a partition wall between the foyer and dining room, and closing off a secondary kitchen doorway, we were able to improve traffic flow, and increase the amount of cabinet storage in the kitchen. The new kitchen boasts custom shaker cabinets, stunning quartz counter tops, tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. Additional upgrades include a fully remodelled bath complete with jetted soaker tub, new solid wood interior doors, custom built in closet organizer, and refinished hardwood flooring throughout.

This client, now a good family friend came to us with a dream. They had been imagining this renovation for years and wanted to preserve the feel of their 1950’s home while incorporating a modern kitchen update. This was accomplished by working with our in-house designer. The construction involved a complete gut of the space along with removing a load bearing wall and a complete re-wire. The maple cabinets with a stained weathered slate finish and gold accents really complete the look. The LED undercabinet lighting and pot lights create ambiance and an inviting feel in this beautiful fresh space!

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CATEGORY | WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATION

CATEGORY | WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATION

CATEGORY | WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATION

KAT RENO

MACANTA DESIGN BUILD INC.

MACANTA DESIGN BUILD INC.

Our clients wanted their childhood family home renovated to meet the needs of their growing family. They wanted to update the home while creating an open, spacious layout with a separate master suite and private bath, and main floor laundry. We removed the support wall and wrapped the structural beam in barn wood, to facilitate a rustic style. A new kitchen, 3 bathrooms, and convenient laundry created a functional and stylish design. New paint and flooring were added throughout. Plumbing and electrical upgrades were necessary, and will ensure years of enjoyment in their new space.

This Betsworth (Charleswood) home, originally built in 1960 and overlooking a large yard was fully renovated, including adding a substantial amount of living space. The renovation of the existing home included three bedrooms, a formal dining room and living room, and a chef-worthy kitchen with stone countertops and an oversized gas range. An addition added an attached garage, sunroom (with woodburning stove), mudroom, family room, and a primary bedroom suite with walk-in closet and ensuite. Hardwood floors throughout the main floor are accented by luxury vinyl tile in the entries, bathrooms, and sunroom.

This bungalow, built in 1973, was fully renovated and now boasts an enlarged kitchen with stone countertops and an island with built-in seating. The primary bedroom’s ensuite was renovated, and the entire main floor was refreshed. A mudroom addition, including a dog was station, was added which joins the attached garage to the home. The basement was developed and includes two bedrooms, one bathroom, wet bar, gas fireplace, seating area, and a home gym. This home had significant structural issues related to a prior renovation (by a prior owner) which were discovered during planning and were corrected during construction.

Congratulations to all of the entrants & winners in the 2021 RenoMark Renovation of the Year Awards.

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beauty

cover story

Natural

Landscape designer Samantha Kleinknecht shares how she created a beautiful, botanicalinspired backyard living space photos ALEX LUKEY

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fter selling their cottage, my city client’s desire to have an outdoor getaway at home, where they could relax and enjoy being outside, inspired the renovation of their backyard. Before the redesign, the backyard fell short and did little to encourage their outdoor living aspirations. With my landscape design ideas and the interior design help of Erin Feasby and Cindy Bleeks of Feasby & Bleeks Design, the family

can now dine, cook, lounge, entertain and swim in their newly renovated backyard. The homeowners didn’t want to see a wooden fence surrounding the perimeter of the yard. They wanted lots of green to fill in the space and make it feel like a cottage in the city. We went with a planting palette of greens, whites, yellows and purples and kept a good-sized patch of sod for the family dog. We used various plants and flowers from boxwoods to black-eyed Susans and even lined the property

with green cedars and pyramidal European hornbeams to give that green backdrop they were looking for. We also included a couple of eastern white pines – a nostalgic reminder to the homeowner’s cottage. We placed potted plants around the pool to add extra greenery to the expansive patio. We planted topicals, perennials and annuals. Some of the plants will die in the winter, but the homeowner may choose to put seasonal cuttings in the planters for winter interest when the snow flies.

Samantha Kleinknecht is Owner and Principal Landscape Designer at SK Design Co. Specializing in residential design, she loves to help her clients discover their own outdoor style. skdesigncompany.com

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New fencing, some made from pressure-treated stained pine and some in black aluminium, keeps it open and airier. The wood fence was stained a dark colour, which helps the fence recede into the background. The backyard is paved with Permacon, an engineered material, in a light grey colour. Due to the freeze-thaw cycle of Toronto, the pavers were dry-laid in an aggregate base. There are so many great seating areas around the backyard. One is an area with a natural gas firepit beside the pool – a nice spot to relax in the evenings and well into the fall season. The furniture was repurposed from the family cottage and updated with new outdoor fabrics. For a bit of formality, we added a boxwood hedge around the

dining patio along with planters that include fresh herbs. The homeowner loved the large maple tree trunks on her neighbour’s property, so we used aluminum fencing so as not to hide the trunks. To connect this patio to the one around the pool, we used four large pavers pushed together to create lovely, large stepping-stones. Sod in between the stepping-stones adds a hit of green between the two patios. The back corner of the yard is a lounge sitting area, complete with a sectional sofa, coffee table and lots of great shade cast by the cantilevered umbrella. This corner is a cosy nook that acts as the backyard’s living room. Overall, this backyard is a green oasis, a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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Are you desperate to travel? I hear you. More than a year into this pandemic life, most of us have a serious case of wanderlust. One thing you can do to keep your favourite travel spot top of mind is to incorporate some of the destination’s quintessential looks into your home. Maybe it’s a set of black and white striped pillows a la Parisian chic or a vibrant Pendleton blanket reminiscent of the American Southwest – decor has the ability to transport you to a place you love. This season, I’m enjoying the vacay vibes of modern desert style. The modern desert look is inspired by an earthy palette – which feels so fresh after a long, dark winter, I can almost feel the desert sun. The look encompasses muted colours, paired with light wood accents, organic cacti shapes and a bold mix of patterns. While most of us will be staycationing this summer, keep those travel dreams alive; soon, they will be a reality once again.

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Distribution in the next issue will include: Ì Winnipeg home delivery Ì Over 200 magazine stands across Winnipeg (100% pick up rate) Ì Copies available at spas, salons, lawyers’ offices, dentist offices, and doctors’ offices Ì The digital version of the magazine will be made available to homeowners throughout Winnipeg Ì Builders, renovators and suppliers

Next issue ad deadline Ì JULY 16, 2021

Distribution starts Ì JULY 30, 2021

For more info or to reserve your ad space call 204.782.8692 or merlyn.minty@nexthome.ca

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getting started

It’s time to thank

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his edition of home decor & renovations magazine highlights all of the great renovation projects that have been built and submitted for consideration in the RenoMark awards over the past year by members of the MHBA. As a judge of this type of competition across the country I can tell you without a doubt that the projects completed in Manitoba are among some of the best in Canada. I am proud to be a member of the MHBA and to work along with this group of companies that deliver at the level we find in these entries. Having said that, even the very best of us who adhere to schedules, have the highest of quality standards, ensure client’s needs are met and manage projects to such successful conclusions are in the end mere instruments of the knowledge and vision of the professional designer. So, when I say Manitoba places amongst some of the best projects in the country, what I’m truly saying is that Manitoba also enjoys the talents of some incredible interior decorators, professional interior designers, structural designers and architects. When considering your project be it kitchen/bathroom reno, addition or full-blown gut and rebuild, these are the individuals that are best suited to guide you through to your dreams. Teamed with an MHBA renovation builder who brings their own set of talents and perspectives to the table, you have a formidable team at work to deliver your dream project.

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Why is this so important to you? A professional design not only produces your dreams and desires but for the builder delivers us a full set of plans, documents and specifications that are the cornerstone to quicker permits, better budgets, less cost overruns and less questions and changes throughout the project, as most items are addressed in advance by a complete set of plans. So, who do you need for your project? Think in terms of project scope. Curtains and colours, interior decorators. Re-allocation of rooms, kitchens, special features etc., professional interior designer. Moving walls and additions or rebuilds, structural designer along with interior designer. Large new complex home or major projects you should start looking into the architect world. Thanks design world for all you do! Stay well and stay safe.

Wayne Sage is the owner and President of Harwood Design Builders, a multi-National and Provincial award-winning Winnipeg Design - Build contracting firm, winning 18 top five placements for best renovations in Canada, including a Best in Canada win.


cottage life

Northern Exposure Designer Dvira Ovadia creates a distinctly

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that would be fun, practical and exude the feeling of comfort. The main floor is an openconcept space, with the living room on one end and the kitchen on the other, while the dining room anchors in between. The kitchen design is informal and functional, with a sizeable island perfect for congregating and sitting for a casual meal. The contrast of the walnut island and walnut detail on the hood breaks away from the timeless, white shaker kitchen by warming up the space and giving it a custom feel. The kitchen backsplash is a natural, chiselled stone that feels organic and rustic. It ties the entire look together, bringing a little of the exterior natural rock indoors. The oversized dining room has a large farmhouse style table with bentwood and wicker chairs,

reminiscent of the industrial era. Similarly, the linear light fixture comprising of black metal and glass


also mimics that factory feel – giving this space a casual dining appeal for a large group of friends and family. The adjacent living room, with its L-shaped sectional sofa, is a great place to relax and enjoy the wood-burning fire. The furnishings for this family room are comfy and paired down; the rug has a worn-in distressed quality to it, and the pillows

also tie in the look with casual cotton, linen and wool fabrics. The look has a bit of that Canadiana feel, with its red and white colour palette. The screened-in porch is a secondary gathering area for those warm summer nights, with all the dining and living area functions. It allows the summer breeze to penetrate through the space, while protecting from mosquitoes. The look in the screened-in porch has a shabby-chic feel. A few beautifully

styled rattan furniture pieces are paired with some high-quality chairs, miss-matched furniture finds, and unique pieces sourced from a few local antique stores. The design of the entire home was made to feel casual, easy and provide a calming atmosphere. From the architecture, to the interiors, as well as the final touches, every discipline meshes in a harmonious manner to create a dream cottage that’s worth escaping to.

Dvira Ovadia is Principal Designer of Dvira Interiors, an award-winning full service, Toronto-based interior design firm. She is known for her clever design work on a vast number of successful projects. dvira.com

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get the look

revival

Retro

by SARA DUCK

Planning to vacation locally this summer? R+D fell in love with The June Motel in Sauble Beach – the 1970s surf style will have you swooning while the laid-back vibe will have you saying yes to rosé all day. Here are some of our favourite elements from the motel and how to get the look at home.

BATHROOM The colour palette in this bathroom is divine. The peachy-pink wall tiles paired with white and light wood accents is a perfect combination. The speckled floor tiles bring all the colours together for a cohesive look.

POOL AREA BEDROOM Natural elements such as teak and rattan keep this bedroom relaxed and cool.

The ultimate vacay spot is always the pool area. Here, the deck is kept simple with oversized yellow striped umbrellas, white loungers and potted tropical plants.

Visit thejunemotel.com

Steal the style Vintage-look bamboo PLANT STAND. $50. homesense.ca

Solid teak square STOOL. $299. eq3.com

Popcorn knit THROW. $40. bouclair.com Sinnerlig bamboo pendant LAMP. $99. ikea.ca

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Field square CEMENT TILE in terrazzo pink. $10 per tile. geontile.com


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LOBBY Soft muted colours, mixed textures, plants and statement pieces such as the marble coffee table create a modern 1970s feeling in the lobby of the motel.

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1. Oversized canvas TOTE natural and tan by Love and Lore. $55. indigo.ca | 2. Classic woven wide brimmed SUN HAT. $40. winners.ca | 3. Mint green long sleeve tiered smock MIDI DRESS. $50. | 4. Rusty one-shoulder BIKINI. $25. | 5. Orange croc FOOTBEDS. $30. All from marshalls.ca

Slatted BUFFET in walnut. $1,649. westelm.ca Lappi Bella SOFA. $2,899. article.com

SURFING TODAY By Jim Heimann. $275. indigo.ca

Ava COFFEE TABLE. From $1,898. casalife.com

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home finds

TAKE A SEAT Synthetic rattan and wicker offer a natural look and feel, but with durability and weatherresistant abilities – perfect for outdoor lounging all summer long 1. Calova LOUNGE CHAIR. $529. article.com 2. Corrina FAUX RATTAN SOFA with ivory sunbrella cushions. $2,999. cb2.ca 3. Simeon outdoor WICKER CHAIR with cushion. $1,199. crateandbarrel.ca 4. Nelle outdoor ACCENT CHAIR. $899. mobilia.ca

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THE F O U N D AT I O N

FOUNDATION RECIPIENTS

OUR MISSION

The Movement Centre of Manitoba Inc.

The Harwood Foundation’s primary focus is

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to help children (primarily) live a healthier,

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happier more joyful life.

The Manitoba Lotteries Pink Ribbon Ladies Golf Classic For Hope

Winnipeg Blue Bomber Mosaic Mural of Assistant Coach Harris

FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES Harwood Design Builders Ltd., constructs new homes and renovates existing resi-

Cancer Care Manitoba

Manitoba ‘AA’ Voyageur Ringette

dences, in Manitoba. Most of the funds for

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the Harwood Foundation are generated by

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selling demolished and salvaged materials

Southdale Ringette

Southdale Minor Hockey

Children’s Miracle Network

Boni-Vital Soccer

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Siloam Mission

Winnipeg Police Battle of the Badges

Special Olympics

School Breakfast Programs

Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba

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from homes we work on. We also hold an annual charity golf tournament and receive unsolicited donations.

The Harwood Foundation is operated and administered by Harwood Design Builders Ltd. For more information visit,

harwoodbuilders.com


CUSTOM HOMES | ADDITIONS | KITCHENS | BATHROOMS | BASEMENTS

YOUR VISION YOUR BUDGET OUR EXPERTISE WHO ARE WE? Richter Construction Ltd. is a full service Design-Build contractor. A business built on referrals, we understand the level of importance your individual project deserves. Each year, we only take on a handful of custom home and renovation projects, as it is essential for us to be able to provide a measure of quality that exceeds the typical. Over 30 years later and as one of the early innovators in the Design-Build construction process, our mission is to meet or surpass your goals.

204-654-3810 | www.richterco.ca