January 2013 Renovation Newsletter

January 2013 Renovation Newsletter - Read this home renovation insight now.

In this issue of reVISION's Renovation Newsletter:


Successful Home Renovation Steps

A smooth and pleasant road through the transformation is possible and can be extremely exciting and rewarding....if you plan right.

  • Do your homework - Have a clear vision that will consider your lifestyle needs is imperative to your renovation.
  • Know how much you can afford - There are many financing possibilities through personal loans, lines of credit, home equity loans and even grants.
  • Look for a professional renovator - For high quality results and services that will ease the process, you need to go with a professional. There are many resources, including, the GVHBA website that will give you recommendations.
  • Establish a good working relationship with your renovator - Trust is essential. Communication lines should be open at all times for progress reports and decisions you may have to make on short notice.
  • Stick to the original plans - In order to stay close to the original price and schedule, changes should be kept to a minimum.


Asbestos and Your Renovation

Asbestos is a strong fire-resistant mineral fibre that can cause very serious illnesses. If your house was built during or before the late 1980's, you may want to consider renovating. Your renovator will have a qualified person come inspect and safely remove Asbestos from your home. Some potential sources of Asbestos include but are not limited to the following:

  • Duct insulation and tape
  • Textured or stipple-coated walls and ceilings
  • Acoustical tiles and stipple or popcorn ceiling
  • Gypsum board filling compound and patching and joint compound for walls and ceilings
  • Soundproofing or decorative material sprayed on walls and ceilings
  • Batt insulation
  • Loose blown-in insulation such as vermiculite


GVHBA Ask a Pro Renovation + Design Centre at the BC Home and Garden Show

Need inspiration for your home renovation? Visit the GVHBA Ask a Pro Renovation + Design Centre at the BC Place Stadium on Wednesday February 20th to Sunday February 24th.For more information log on to[divider_top]

reVISION's Featured Project

Lucky 13th Ave. - Full Condo Renovation

13 is not an unlucky number for this full condo renovation. The open concept of the dining room, living room and kitchen make for a perfect place to wine, dine and relax.

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Quick Tip: Explore Edges and Colors

Complete your silestone quartz countertop with elegant, finished looks. Choose from cutting edge designs - a nature's widest palette of colors, veins and patterns.[divider_top]


Silestone Quartz Countertops - Natural Beauty & Durability

[image_frame style="framed" align="right" alt="Silestone Quartz Countertops" title="Silestone Quartz Countertops" height="200" width="300"][/image_frame]Silestone offers a sophisticated elegance and timeless beauty. The natural quartz in Silestone delivers distinctive depth, brilliant clarity, glimmering radiance and a cool, solid feel unique to natural stone.

  • Quartz is naturally non-porous and scratch resistant.
  • Built-in anti-microbial protection inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew.
  • The natural beauty of quartz is derived from its multi-dimensional, gem-like color.
  • Maintenance-free - needs no sealing or polishing.

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