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Category: Media Coverage

  1. Fairest for Your Feet: The Best Flooring Choices for Condos

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    You’ve decided to install new flooring in your condominium, or update the flooring before you move in. But what to buy?

    With condos you have to take a lot more into consideration than simply how the floor will look. First and foremost, there are the neighbours, and it’s not just how much they might hear you, but how much you might hear them.

    Before you start shopping for flooring, says Ashley Kitchen, interior designer at reVISION Renovations, check into your condominium bylaws.

    “With older condominiums, many strata councils will absolutely say no to hardwood floors,” she says. “You really need to speak to the strata members before you do anything else.”

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  2. Home Renovation Leaders Speak – Ten Members of the Residential Construction Industry Share their Insights and Opinions

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    home renovation safety program from small medium-sized residential companyreVISION Custom Home Renovations’ Todd Senft contributes to Judy Penz Sheluk article in the November 2014 issue of National Home Builders Magazine.

    Mr. Senft gives his insight on developing a safety program for small to medium-sized residential contractors.

    “Each project has different safety risks depending on the scope of work at each home. At one home there may be work on the roof or siding; at another home the railing might be removed for a short period during the renovation. Having our trades and suppliers feel safe at each site is a priority for us,” Senft says.

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  3. Construction in Reverse

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    Helen Carruthers from Light House Sustainability features reVISION Custom Home Renovations’  project “Create No Waste” in July’s article “Construction in Reverse – Lessons from a Residential Renovation Pilot”

    For the pilot, Light House chose “a single-family home renovation undertaken by reVISION Custom Home Renovations (www.revisionrenovations.com). The $250,000 renovation included removal of the existing roof and the addition of a third storey, as well as renovation of approximately 50 percent of the main floor and 60 percent of the basement.” reVISION obtained an 85% recycle/reuse rate.

    reVISION’s “Create No Waste” project was a 2012 Ovation Award Winner for Best Sustainable Renovation .

    View the full article online: Construction in Reverse – Lessons from a Residential Renovation Pilot

  4. Local Renovator Offers Tips for Knockout Back Yards

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    reVISION Custom Home Renovations’ Todd Senft shares a few tips that are key to planning a useful outdoor space in April 18, 2013 issue of The Province.

    Senft says “there are three cost-effective ways to transform your back yard into a comfortable extension of your home”:

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  5. Condo renovations start best with an experienced contractor

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    24Hrs Vancouver’s Sarah Rowland features insight from reVISION Custom Home Renovations’ Todd Senft about how to best manage a condo renovation.

    Thinking about updating your aging, cookie-cutter condo? According to Todd Senft, president of reVISION Renovations, there are several factors to keep in mind before you start tearing down those walls or embarking on any kind of condo renovation for that matter. Here, then, are three of Senft’s starter tips… (more…)

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    reVISION Custom Home Renovations’ Todd Senft contributes to Sarah Megginson’s article “5 DIY Renos to Get Instant Equity” in the October 2012 issue of Canadian Real Estate Magazine.

    With a little know-how, a bit of cash and a whole lot of energy, you can transform a tired, bland property into an appealing home. We turned to the experts for advice on their most profitable renovations, where the largest investment is sweat equity Sarah Megginson reports.

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  7. Adding Value with Additions

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    Todd Senft of reVISION Custom Home Renovations contributes to Sarah Megginson’s article “Adding Value with Renovations” in the June 2012 issue of Canadian Real Estate Magazine.

    From new garages, decks and outdoor kitchens to extended living areas, extra bedrooms and complete second floors, there are dozens of ways you can maximize your property’s potential – and boost its value – through an addition.

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  8. Take a peek at tricked out homes

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    reVISION Custom Home Renovations’ Kitchen for the Modern Renaissance Man renovation project featured in this BClocalnews.com story about the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association’s Parade of Renovated Homes:

    The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) invites the public to tour eight professionally renovated homes in Surrey, Burnaby, North Vancouver and Vancouver on Sunday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The 19th annual Parade of Renovated Homes, produced by the GVHBA Renovation Council and sponsored by FortisBC, showcases leading-edge design, advanced construction techniques and products, and energy-saving features.

    “FortisBC is extremely excited to again be the presenting sponsor of this popular consumer event. We look forward to combining the strengths of GVHBA and FortisBC to help the renovation industry in Metro Vancouver achieve innovative and successful results when it comes to their projects and energy requirements,” said Dan Noel, FortisBC regional energy solutions manager.

    Renovations on display include the revitalization of a 1950s bungalow, restoration of a 1920s Vancouver heritage home, eco-chic kitchen, bathroom makeover, conversion of a Westside basement suite, an extensive interior and exterior renovation, and a contemporary whole-house transformation.

    Read the full story online at bclocalnews.com

  9. How to Sell Your Property Fast, for Top Dollars

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    reVISION Custom Home Renovations’ Todd Senft contributes to Sarah Megginson’s article in the March 2012 issue of Canadian Real Estate Magazine.

    Attracting a slew of qualified buyers is the biggest challenge facing vendors across Canada, particularly in parts of the country where growth has slowed and the market favours buyers.

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  10. Vancouver Heritage Home Gets a Facelift

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    From BCRenonation.ca
    By Maggie Calloway

    reVISION Custom Home Renovations goes to work in an old house with character.

    This was a full-on renovation by Todd Senft of reVISION Custom Home Renovations. A new top story was added, then the whole house including the bottom suite was renovated down to the studs and beyond. (more…)

  • I want to thank you again for the great service you have personally provided from start to finish of our project. It has been very much enjoyed and appreciated.

    I would be happy to speak with any future prospective customers on your and your companies behalf.

    , Vancouver
  • We have undertaken several projects over the past couple of years using your company’s services and have found you to be attentive to our needs and concerns, responsive to our requests, and as efficient as the busy construction industry can under existing conditions.

    , Tsawassen
  • When our renovations were complete, we were very pleased with the quality and detail of the work that had been done. Also the estimated time in which Todd quoted at the beginning was accurate.

    , Richmond
  • Todd is very organized and detail-oriented as well as being incredibly reliable…Todd represents a high level of professionalism within the work being done as well as on a personal level.

    , Vancouver
  • A special thanks is due to Todd for seeing to it that the work progressed efficiently, with materials and trades people arriving when needed.

    , Langley
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