reVISION Custom Home Renovation Newsletter - January 2013

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January 2013 Renovation Newsletter

February 1, 2013

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


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.



Silestone Quartz Countertops – Natural Beauty & Durability

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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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  • I want to thank you again for the great service you have personally provided from start to finish of our project. It has been very much enjoyed and appreciated.

    I would be happy to speak with any future prospective customers on your and your companies behalf.

    Larry D, Vancouver
  • We have undertaken several projects over the past couple of years using your company’s services and have found you to be attentive to our needs and concerns, responsive to our requests, and as efficient as the busy construction industry can under existing conditions.

    Christopher T. Wilson – President, Faireharbour Strata NW 649, Tsawassen
  • When our renovations were complete, we were very pleased with the quality and detail of the work that had been done. Also the estimated time in which Todd quoted at the beginning was accurate.

    Peter M., Richmond
  • Todd is very organized and detail-oriented as well as being incredibly reliable…Todd represents a high level of professionalism within the work being done as well as on a personal level.

    David C., Vancouver
  • A special thanks is due to Todd for seeing to it that the work progressed efficiently, with materials and trades people arriving when needed.

    Doug & Lyn B., Langley
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