May 2010 Renovation Newsletter

May 2010 Renovation Newsletter - Read this home renovation insight now.

In this issue of reVISION's Renovation Newsletter:


Greater Vancouver House Building Association Awards

GVHBA is a special awards ceremony dedicated to the recognition of excellence of renovation design. reVISION found itself in five categories of finalists at this year's GVHBA Renovation Awards, hosted in May.

  • Best Kitchen - $80,000 - $119,999
  • Best Bathroom - Under $20,000
  • Best Bathroom - $20,000 - $39,999
  • Best Renovation - $250,000 - $399,999
  • Renovator of the Year - Small Volume


BC Homes Magazine

reVISION was featured in BC Homes Magazine for their April/May 2010 edition. The article applauds reVISION's reinvented Coal Harbour condo which landed itself Best Kitchen Renovation under $100,000 at the Georgie Awards. For more info and pictures click here.[divider_top]

17th Annual Parade of Renovated Homes

GVHBA will be hosting its 17th annual Parade of Renovated Homes on Sunday, June 13 from 10am - 4pm. The Parade will be showcasing remarkable and leading edge design and construction. Join reVISION, in our showcase in Vancouver. The Parade will be featuring 17 renovated homes ranging in price from $50,000 to $1.8 million. Hope to see you there! See below for details.[divider_top]

Current reVISION Projects

Burnaby Bakin'

Here is just a before taste of our up-coming kitchen renovation project in Burnaby. Follow us from beginning to end as we transform this rather dull and uneventful kitchen space into a designed and tailored work of art. Follow us here.

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Removal of outdated kitchen linoleum

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Out with the old ceiling getting ready for the new

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Bathroom Renovation Tips

Renovating your bathroom can highly increase the value of your home. But why wait to do it when you can provide yourself with a tranquil relaxation spot designed for your physical and spiritual needs. Here are some helpful tips to consider before renovating your bathroom.

  1. Test a tub before you purchase it. You don't need to buy bigger to be satisfied. A 60-inch, extra deep tub works well and provides enough room for you to stretch out without floating away. A key thing is a slanted back and a lip that will provide neck support. Asses your space to determine if having a tub for two people would be doable, they have two slanted backs with the taps in the middle... très elegant!
  2. Select durable flooring. A few choices that will be durable and water resistant are marble, ceramic or stone tiles with sub-flooring heating coils which will transform these hard and cold surfaces into something warm and comforting. For something different that will provide a natural warm look and feel, go for hardwood floors.
  3. Hang a stylish mirror. A beautifully framed mirror over a sink is much more attractive than a regular mirror covering a wall.
  4. Buy a quality toilet. Determine what kind of toilet is best suited for your space. Round models fit better in small spaces but the one-piece elongated bowls, although take up more room, offer far more comfort and are more water efficient. You don't need to spend lots of money but for quality sake, don't skimp too much.
  5. Choose elegant fixtures. Choosing common features like a boxy cabinet vanity and a regular rectangular bathtub can make your space look plain and boring. There is an inherent beauty in changing things up with a pedestal sink and/or a classic claw foot tub to create a simple elegance.