May 22, 2012

Reworked Homes On Show

Eight renovated residences included in this year’s tour

This 1954 rancher home on Canterbury Crescent in North Vancouver is included in this year’s Parade of Renovated Homes. The finished work by CCI Renovations (above) is in stark contrast to the way it looked before.

Those of you interested in checking out some beautifully renovated Vancouver-area homes will want to mark June 10 on your calendar. That’s when the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association is hosting the 19th annual Parade of Renovated Homes. This year, the public is invited to tour eight professionally renovated homes in Burnaby, North Vancouver, Surrey and Vancouver. The event, produced by the association’s Renovation Council and sponsored by FortisBC, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The tour will showcase leading-edge design, advanced construction techniques and products, and energy-saving features. The renovations will include the revitalization of a 1950s bungalow, the restoration of a 1920s Vancouver heritage home, the conversion of a westside basement suite and a contemporary whole-house transformation. Association president Peter Simpson said in a release that Metro Vancouver homeowners will spend $3.8 billion sprucing up their homes this year.

“Professional RenoMark renovators, many of them award winners, will be on site to offer expert advice and discuss their craftsmanship,” Simpson said. “Project values range from $135,000 to more than $800,000, offering homeowners an abundance of ideas they can incorporate into their own renovations.” Admission is by passport, available at each home for $10 per person. Children 17 and under are free. Passports can be purchased at any home, and then used for entry to the remaining homes.

Part proceeds from passport sales will help fund the purchase of tools, building materials and safety gear for a carpentry training program offered by Guildford Park and Frank Hurt secondary schools in Surrey. Visit www.gvhba.org to review the full list of participating homes, including project descriptions and before-and-after photos.

The Vancouver Sun

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