October 2011 Home Renovation Newsletter

October 2011 Home Renovation Newsletter - Read this home renovation insight now.

In this issue of reVISION's Renovation Newsletter:


Win two tickets to the Grey Cup!

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We are seeking pictures of your dated and dysfunctional kitchens! The winner will receive 2 tickets to the Grey Cup in Vancouver on November 27th, 2011 with additional access to the Lion's Den Entertainment after the game. The deadline for entries is October 31st, 2011. Please send in a jpeg file (upload size 5MB) to with your name, e-mail address and phone number. The winner will be posted in the November 19th, 2011 newsletter. The winner will be contacted directly by November 7th, 2011 by phone.[divider_top]

Coats for Kids

GVHBA launches its 16th annual Coats for Kids campaign on Monday, November 21, 2011. The public will be invited to drop off apparel at participating members' offices or sales centres from November 21 to December 9, 2011.The public response last year was heartwarming, with more than 3,000 coats, scarves, gloves, mittens, blankets, toques and toys donated for distribution to families in need throughout the Greater Vancouver area by the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau and other agencies.For more information on the campaign and to view participating members please visit[divider_top]

Designers at Large

Designers at Large has produced a limited edition of 75 'Listen | Closely' lamp shades made from the legacy sails fabric from Canada Place. The title of the project is meant to encourage us to stop and reconsider the people and objects we encounter in our daily lives.Only when we Listen | Closely can we truly appreciate the potential of our surroundings.Lamp shades are selling for $150 (incl. HST). All proceeds from the sales will be donated to the HomeStart Foundation. more information please contact Kevin Wharton at[divider_top]

reVISION Teaches the Teachers

Todd Senft, president of reVISION Custom Home Renovation recently volunteered as a speaker for "Renovation Survival" at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He provided teachers with tips on how to survive a home renovation with topics such as: How to Hire a Contractor to Details of a Written Renovation Agreement. He included a long list of government rebates and incentives for teachers to take advantage of. You can view that list at:[divider_top]

reVISION'S Projects in Progress

Create No Waste

Statistics from Light House Sustainability revealed that an 86% Recycle/ Reuse Rate was achieved! This full on recycling pilot project is finally completed and our mission to "Create No Waste" has succeeded! Here's a slight taste of the project. Join us on Facebook to view the entire project of this environmentally friendly home.

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After: A new look for a character home

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After: Welcome to your updated home!

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After: Enjoy the view from your private roof top deck!

Visit us on Facebook to see progress pictures of this project and many others!