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    Get ready for Winter

    The slopes are open and the countdown to Christmas will soon begin! These rainy November days are the perfect time to do a bit of festive preparation and get ready for Winter. Brush up on your craft skills, or visit the local stores to stock up on festive flavours, scents and decorations. December will be here before you know it!

    Get ready for WinterHow to Host a Big Holiday Meal in Your Not-So-Big Home

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year…until it’s your turn to host Christmas in your not-so-big-home. Houzz provides us with some top tips to ensure you’re not running around xmas morning trying to find that extra chair! Be the ‘host with the most’ Read More


    Get ready for Winter4 Alternatives to a Big Kitchen Island

    Kitchen islands have become the ‘must do thing’, but what if your kitchen isn’t big enough, or you just don’t have the money. Don’t give up on your kitchen island dreams just yet. Houzz has 4 alternative ideas, just some food for thought. Read More. 



    Get ready for WinterThe Lux Pad – Christmas Home Fragrance Guide

    Longer cosy nights call for beautifully scented candles. The Lux Pad help us pick out the best scents for Christmas to fill your home with that warm festive feeling. Read More.


    Get ready for Winter25 Of House & Home’s Best Holiday Crafts!

    Why not use this rainy weekend to make some holiday crafts and get ready for decorating your home for the festive season. It’s always good to be prepared and these rainy November days are perfect for it! Check out the crafts



    Get ready for WinterSee Serena Williams’ Stunning New California Home

    We love checking out celebrity homes. Serena’s home is just as stunning from the outside as it is inside. Check out the photos and information about the property here. 


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    It’s been a busy few weeks around the office. Our designers have been attending design events such as IDS Vancouver – Vancouver’s Interior Design Show. The show welcomes individual designers, artists, makers and design-centric brands. Our Project Managers have been running around finishing up our latest renovations. We also entered some of our completed renovations into the Georgie Awards (fingers crossed). This week Houzz and House and Home inspire us top tips to improve our living rooms and studio apartments.


    10 Faves from IDS Vancouver 2017

    Our Designers recently attended Interior Design Show West which is the Pacific platform for all things design. The event provided an exciting opportunity to inspire up new ideas for future projects! Design Milk also attended the event and put together a list of their 10 faves from the show. Check out the list here. 

    home-renovation-house-and-home’90’s Drab To Modern And Trendy

    Delve into the life of this budding chief and her newly renovated home. House and Home give us an opportunity to take a look at a home that’s gone from ’90s drab to modern and on-trend. Watch the video here. 







    When Your Living Room Is Your Bedroom

    It’s no secret that Vancouver is an expensive place to live. Many people in the city are living in and renting out studio apartments. This means your living room is also your bedroom. Sounds squished right? Well it doesn’t have to be. Houzz shows us how clever styling and optimizing space can mean your studio can become a very functional room. Check out how you could transform your studio here. 



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    Increase your land value

    Great news for homeowners who want to increase the their land value by creating laneway and duplex homes.

    Vancouver city council have approved changes allowing more development on RS (single family zones) and RT (two family zones), meaning you can increase your land value. More affordable housing and the desire to protect heritage homes has influenced this change. This is a win-win for landowners and those of us looking to purchase more affordable homes.

    Vancouver City Council’s – Two Approved Changes:

    1. RS (single family zones) is the lowest density regions and covers over 80% of vancouver’s land mass. Those in RS zones can now build, sell or rent laneway houses on their land. The catalyst for this change is to protect heritage homes. 
    2. In denser RT (two family zones in the Grandview Woodland and Mount Pleasant area) the number of homes on a standard 33-foot lot can increase from 2 to 3. This means you can have a duplex and a laneway house to sell or rent.

    At the moment, heritage homes are being pulled down and replaced and create more affordable housing.  The changes n0w protect heritage homes. As a consequence, if a heritage home is demolished, the city will limit the size of the new house you are able to build.

    What does this mean?

    If your current home is on a RS or RT zone you are able to increase your land value. You can build a laneway home or turn your home into a duplex. This means, in effect those in RT zones could live in one element of your home, and sell or rent off the other two. Pay off your mortgage and possibly even make an income. As a result it means there will be more affordable housing available.

    Act now

    Find out more about these changes and how we can help you renovate/build to skyrocket your land value. Contact us at 778-379-4403 or get a free consultation here. 


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    Fall Renovation – Revision reVIEW: Renovation News

    Fall Renovations October is fast approaching and it’s got us wanting to decorate our homes with warm orange and terracotta colours.  This week we check out decorating ideas inspired by the change of the season. How to clean your washing machine and the renovation changes to The White House.

    Fall Renovations20 Cozy Fall Decorating Ideas

    With the weather changing, we want to wrap up warm. We have a impulsive need to add more throw pillows, candles and festive items to our mantle pieces. ‘House Beautiful’ provide us with 20 ways to make our homes feel more festive in time for Fall. Faux Fur, seasonal greenery and prepping the bar with festive drinks are just a few great ideas! Read the rest here. 

    Fall RenovationsThis weekend: Home to do list

    With the long weekend approaching and the change in the season there are plenty of things we could all be doing around our home to accommodate the change. Did you know this Thursday is ‘National Good Neighbour Day’? Get out and about and meet your neighbours. Perhaps tidy the office you have been putting off or have some fun with the kids and start planning halloween decorations. Read more here. 

    Fall RenovationsWhen was the last time you cleaned your washing machine?

    We clean our clothes in it but how often do we actually clean the machine that washes them? A buildup of detergent residue and dirt can be hard to see. Follow this Houzz guide and make sure your washing machine is squeaky clean

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    It’s now September which means the start of Fall and Labour Day weekend. With that said, we hope everyone had a lovely long weekend and are ready to take on this month in style! We feature historical homes, porches and find out if bubblegum pink is really a new trend to follow!

    Houzz helps us out by putting together a great to-do list for September. A useful list of both inside and outdoor jobs that need to be done around September makes our lives a little easier. September is such as busy time with the kids going back to school and the weather changing, it can be easy to forget what needs to be done around the house. From ordering firewood to buying cosy layers for the couch. Check out the list here. 





    SeptemberHow To Add Style To A Historical Home

    House and Home let us step inside a light-filled historical home with a stunning modern interior. Heritage homes are now stranger to vancouver. Many of the homes in Vancouver are older and it can be hard to know how to modernize them without loosing the character of the house. Check out this great video. 


    SeptemberThese 8 Relaxed Porches to watch the world go by

    It’s no secret that outdoor space is hard to find if you live in Metro Vancouver. Sometimes here in Vancouver, a porch may be all that you can get. Houzz has hunted out the 8 most relaxed porches, check them out here. 

    SeptemberBubblegum pink – are you into this trend?

    What do you think? The Lux Pad debated around the apparent new trend – Bubblegum pink! From hot pink to rose, pink has and always will be on the scene. We have to admit we do have a soft spot for pink (think Beverley hills hotel pink) What do you think? Check out their blog here. 



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    Back to school is creeping closer and closer and before we know it, it’ll be fall. Time to get organized, and pack as much as possible into the last of the summer days. Houzz helps us get homework ready with some cool ideas for children homework zones. The LuxPad reveals the most instagrammed room of the house and House & Home show us how to create a practical and stylish dorm room.


    The most Instagrammed room of the house – Can you guess?

    Find out which room came out top! What are the most common hashtags? Useful to know if you are looking for Insta inspiration, plus some fab photos of each room. Check it out here. 




    Back-to-School Action Plan: Homework Zone

    Houzz provide us with back to school homework zone inspiration. It’s hard to get the little ones to do their homework, but with these dedicated zones they might actually want to finish that math’s paper. Easy and simple to put together, these ideas are worth checking out before school starts. Check them out here



    dorm-room-inspoWays to make your dorm room feel stylish and homely without breaking the rules.

    House & Home designers shows us how to create a dorm room which is stylish and practical while not breaking the strict rules. Is it just us or do you wish your bedroom looked like this? Watch the video here. 





    tile-grout-colour-selectionWhat colour tile grout should you choose?

    “Picking out new tile for your kitchen, bathroom or other space can be rather exciting. It’s easy to get caught up in looking at tile samples and the various colors, materials and patterns that are going to have a big impact in your home. But what often gets overlooked or downplayed is the selection of the grout color. And that shouldn’t be the case.” Houzz, Read more here. 




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    BC Wildfire – Revision reVIEW: Renovation News

    The smog from the BC wildfire has engulfed Greater Vancouver this week. With a week without seeing blue skies we really feel for those effected in the interior where it’s far worse. This has brought home, just how blessed with normally are with our air quality. This week Houzz explains how doors can improve your indoor air quality, alongside simple ways to use trendy copper in your new home, and a decorating master class.

    bc wildfireHow Doors Can Improve Indoor Air Quality

    You may think shutting your door is the best solution to improve air quality, but it’s not. Houzz and VanAir Design explains why their design helps airflow and ventilation. Find out more here. 




    bc wildfireDecorating Master Class: 10 Common Mistakes and How to Fix Them

    You’ve decorated, but you’re left feeling pretty underwhelmed and unhappy with the end result. Due to this, Houzz have highlighted the main decorating mistakes and how you can fix them. From walls that are too dark to how to hang art correctly. Check it out here. 


    bc wildfire5 ways to use the copper trend in your home

    Incase you haven’t noticed, copper is really trendy right now. It’s a great way to get warmth and tones into your decor. The Lux Pad show us how to get copper into each area of your home and highlight some of their favourite items. Read more here




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    It’s the start of August and the weather is getting hotter by the minute! With the start of the new month comes that need to refresh and get organized! Houzz is our go to source this week with a useful checklist for the start of August. We also touch upon bathroom and bedroom changes you can make to ensure your life is more practical and enjoyable.





    bathroom-remove-tub-houzzBefore and After: 6 Bathrooms That Said Goodbye to the Tub

    Are you thinking of getting rid of the bathroom tub? perhaps you want a totally new bathroom? Houzz have a great album of before and after photos for some great inspo! Sometimes bathrooms not only look better without a tub but they before far more practical. Check out the album here. 




    bedroom-technology-design10 Technologies Reshaping the Bedroom

    “Ideally the bedroom is a dedicated domain for sleep – a calm, quiet, and peaceful oasis in our otherwise busy, loud, and stressful lives. But as goes with most everything in our WiFi connected lives, the bedroom typically inhabits a multi-purpose duty beyond sleep.” Check out these new technologies Design Milk has found which can improve sleep quality, tell when your awake, shade your windows without blinds and more! Read more

    Lululemon-renovation-storePhotos: Lululemon unveils revamp of first location in Vancouver’s Kitsilano ‘hood

    When you think of Vancouver it’s likely you will think of one of the ultimate brands that’s come out of the city – Lululemon. Lululemon has recently refreshed and renovated the store that started it all. “Originally opened in 2000, the boutique was Lululemon’s first standalone stop after its founding by Chip Wilson two years earlier.” Check out the photos here. 



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    This week it’s all about simplicity. Creating a space which has the right colours, simple furnishings and no clutter! Houzz helps us out with their top tips to declutter while Todd Talbot gives us major home inspo. We might not be able to afford those views, but we can follow suit and make our homes simple and tidy!

    BEHR-paint-colour-simplicityPaint your room virtually!

    It’s always difficult to tell what a paint colour will actually look like in your room with your furniture. BEHR have created a tool which allows you to load pictures of your room and paint the walls virtually. No more trial and error needed! Check out the tool here. 


    Todd-Talbot-inside-home-simplicityA Look Inside the Spectacular Home ‘LIOLIV’ Star Todd Talbot Just Listed

    Todd Talbot’s Lions Bay home is simply stunning! “Along with a passion for creating a unique and comfortable sanctuary for his family, Todd’s commitment to sustainability is also what inspired his decision to renovate instead of start anew”. Read more here and view the photos. 

    Decluttering-Projects-simplicity10 Decluttering Projects You Can Do in 15 Minutes or Less

    Clutter…no matter how much you tidy up it always seems to build up again. Houzz have given us 10 projects we can do to declutter which actually work. Check them out here. 


    condo-simplicityHow To Live Large In A Small Condo

    House and Home’s latest video shows us how to make 600 square foot feel so much bigger! Many people in Vancouver face the challenge of living in small spaces. This video shows you how you can make the most of it! Watch it here

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    This week we present you with an assortment of renovation news, from Game of Thrones home inspiration, to ‘how to survive your home renovation’ and of course our weekly dose of celeb homes seek peeks!

    Game of Thrones homeHouzz looks at ‘Game of Thrones’ Style Touches for your home

    Our favourite TV show is back and it’s got us wishing our homes had beautiful period pieces and a courtyard with fountains and stunning stone work. Check out this Houzz blog which shows you how you can take inspo from the screen to your home.

    Game of Thrones homeSee Beyoncé & Jay Z’s Luxurious New Malibu Rental

    By now, you know that we love a celebrity home seek peak as much as House and Home do! Check out where these two celebrities spend their summer. At a whopping $400,000 a month this home will leave you speechless. View the home here.

    Game of Thrones homeA Pro’s Secrets to Surviving Your House Renovation

    Here at Revision Renovations we know how much stress a renovation can put on a household. “Renovations take a lot of patience and perseverance when you aren’t living in the mess. Now, imagine what it’s like to be surrounded by it 24/7.” Find out the secret to surviving your house renovation here.

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