Recent Articles in ‘Renovations’

Family friendly: An update on a 1920s Shaughnessy classic

A thoughtful update brings a 1920s home back from the past into the present

Georgie Awards honour the best in B.C. homebuilding

Now in their 25th year, the Georgie Awards set the standard for design and construction

A kitchen transformation

It’s possible to change the shape and flow of a problematic kitchen while hanging on to some of its interesting architectural details

Bathroom revision

A few deft design changes turn this dated en suite to a classic with big impact

Cabinets of Distinction

Troico’s Mountain Series offers quality cabinetry that is also affordable

Security from abroad

If you’re planning a week or three away this summer, here are a couple of cool security tools you can leave at home but operate from abroad.

Classic restored to its glory, past and future

Victoria couple strikes a fine balance between heritage and modern-day conveniences

Couple brings the outside in with alterations

Conservatory allows avid gardeners to enjoy the beauty of outdoors from comfort of indoors

Wall removal makes for best of both worlds

1920s home retains its charm with an open, efficient workspace and an elegant dining area

Don’t wait until April to renovate

Homeowners awaiting the HST’s disappearance could be wasting time

Painted floors offer sharp look at low cost

Patience and nerve are required, but the results can be worth the effort

Kitchen conversions should be timeless

Beware of trendy updates, say designers, since styles are constantly changing

Do your own trim, save plenty of cash

Installing your own trim, moulding and baseboard is one of the most profitable do-it-yourself home-improvement ventures you can take on because it lets you save so much cash.

Rona’s Group of Seven challenge captures Canadian colours

Interior designer Teresa Ryback has come up with a way to distil the essence of a West Coast season and put it into three paint cans.

Add value and style with just a few small repair jobs

Whether you’re planning to put your house on the market — or you’re looking for a little exterior facelift — slight repairs affect your property well beyond its first impression.