September 2011 Renovation Newsletter

September 2011 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]

reVISION'S Projects in Progress

Lucky 13th Part two

Lucky 13 Part Two is coming to an end. reVISION has taken this olden day design and updated it to the 21st century. Here are a few updated pictures, keep up with us on Facebook to see what finishing touches go into this west-side condo!

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Kitchen Progress: A kitchen designed for the 21st century

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Progress: Look at the space created by breaking down useless walls!

Extreme Modern Makeover

reVISION gave this one bedroom apartment an "Extreme Modern Makeover". This full interior renovation transformed the apartment into a brighter spacious home. Join us on Facebook to view the entire project from start to finish!

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Before: A small congested kitchen with poor traffic patterns

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Before: A cramped front entry that doesn't allow enough room for a friendly greeting for your guests

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After: An open entry with lots of natural light

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After: By removing the wall it created a more functional entertaining space that allows the natural light in

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

Current Rebates and Grants for Home Owners

Furnace ReplacementReceive up to $1290 to replace your furnace. The Grant amount is based on the AFUE of your furnace and motor type.Boiler ReplacementReceive a grant up to $1250 to replace your boiler. The Grant amount is based on the AFUE of the boiler.Electronic Thermostats for Electrically Heated HomesReceive up to $90 for 5 thermostatsTerasen Gas Rebate ProgramTerasen Gas offers $1,000 rebate for switching to natural gas (from oil or propane) and installing an ENERGY STAR heating system (good to Feb. 29, 2012).Local Government Water Conservation IncentivesYour municipality may provide grants and incentives to residents to help save water. For example, the City of Coquitlam offers residents a $100 rebate and the City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, and District of West Vancouver offer a $50 rebate when residents install a low-flush toilet.Local Government Water Meter ProgramsYour municipality may provide a program for voluntary water metering, so that you pay only for the amount of water that you use. Delta, Richmond and Surrey have programs and other municipalities may soon follow. Visit your municipality's website and enter 'water meter' to find out if there is a program.[divider_top]

BC Lifestyle

Todd Senft, President of reVISION Custom Home Renovations is a continuous contributor to the BC Lifestyle magazine. Make sure you check out his articles under the real-estate/finance sections on-line at