Pre-renovations the home lacked natural light, did not take advantage of river views, had awkward living spaces with an outdated non-functional kitchen, and had outdated bathrooms plus a shower in the walk-in closet. The owners were frustrated that they could not entertain due to awkward spaces and being isolated in the kitchen.


2018 GOHBA Housing Design Award Winner · Renovation $200,001 – $350,000

Removing the interior kitchen wall opens up the entire living space. Introducing a rear wall of glass that optimizes river views plus introduces an abundance of natural light. The kitchen with an adjacent homework area provides a usable space for the entire family and solves being isolated when entertaining. An added bonus is the laundry is now on the main level.

The contemporary kitchen features cherry and high gloss white cabinets, cherry used for cohesiveness by tying in the existing wood ceiling. Quartz counters and quartz backsplash reflect natural light.

The sunken living room has cherry flooring tying in the kitchen and existing wood features. Contemporary furniture, funky ceiling fans, and light fixtures complete the space.

The bathrooms have floating vanities and walk-in showers with 24” x 48” tiger stripe tiled walls with the ensuite features a standalone soaker tub – perfect for a spa retreat!

Imagine walking into this home, greeted with the sensation of peace and tranquillity – an abundance of natural light, soothing colours, and amazing river views. Priceless!



I’m SO thrilled with my new space! Working with Lagois on updating my 1977 riverfront home was a fantastic decision for so many reasons. Communication was great, design support and sourcing outstanding and Lagois’s building standards are high, making the end result a beautiful home that will make us happy for many years to come.

I loved working with the team, starting with Herb, Jeff and Sophie who worked on blueprints until we had it right and on budget.

Interior design professional Catherine Leibe was key to channeling the mid-century modern vibe and was so fun to work with.

Our site supervisor, Tom Felts, made the whole process as easy as possible for us (we lived in the basement during construction) and was a true quality control manager. He kept the finishing standards high and met us weekly to keep us up to date and provided notes on everything discussed.

The Lagois 5 year guarantee provides great peace of mind too.

I underestimated how life-changing a renovation can be. We are so incredibly happy with the home Lagois created for us.”

– Wendy