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Solor hot-woter heoting is vioble for home renovotions We all agree that energy saving is necessary for the sustainability of the planet. But looking at all the green options that are available, what is best for you and your family to increase a home's carbon footprint during a renovation Solar energy is a subject that often comes up. According to BC Hydro, the average B.C. household uses 122.2 kilowatts of energy per day, making the family home one of the premier energy users. There are two...

Drew Cooks For Home Makeover

Attempting to be more green in your day-to-day kitchen routine doesn't have to be a daunting task. It's about all of us doing what we can, whenever we can. Don't think you need to demolish your kitchen and rebuild it with 100 per cent recycled materials, turn your entire backyard into a compost heap or wash your dishes with rainwater you've collected to be considered eco-friendly. (Although if you do want to go that far, no one's going to stop you.) Instead, start by bringing a few green...

Customer Feedback

Shakespeare Homes & Renovations Inc. You and your crew provided us with the professionalism and detailed work that we were looking for. We are so happy with the work, we hope selfishly that you display it on your website so that many people can see the quality work your company provides. Their understanding, ability to schedule and budget, and communication with the client, are second to none. Their relationship with the various trades pays big dividends, making the process proceed smoothly....

Future With Peace Of Mind

Proud Presenting Partner of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay. 'Interest accrues during the skipped period and is added to the principal balance of the mortgage. Terms and conditions apply. see www.rbcroyalbank.com skipapayment for details. 2008, VANOC. All Rights Reserved. Personal lending products and residential mortgages are offered by Royal Bank of Canada and are subject to its standard lending criteria. Registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. RBC and Royal Bank are registered...

Go Green

Manufactures high effluent quality wastewater treatment systems for discharge to river, lake or ocean. I had a Go Green Wastewater Type 3 septic system installed in Oct 2007 and it was put into service in Dec 2007. The system has worked flawlessly as I expected, and it was over 10,000.00 cheaper than the other quotes I received.'' Sin cerely,

April 2008

(Sustainability issue) Adult entertainment - Creating a fun escape space for mom and dad Hardscaping - Changing your outdoor area using stone Bathrooms by design - Stunning options in a modern makeover Counters au contraire - Contemporary kitchen counters Rammed-earth construction - A close-up look at Randy Bachman's home Simpler septic - Portable, green sewage system Recycling & renovations - Simple ways to be green Going solar- Is it worth it to install photovoltaic panels Heritage house...

August2008

Thoroughly modern - Lessons from contemporary kitchens Take 2 - Transforming a bedroom into a bathroom Buyers' Guide- How to finance a renovation how to handle building permits how to make a renovation green which renovations pay off how to hire a reliable contractor list of professional renovation contractors Icing it - Award-winning Whistler renovation Energy efficiency - A heritage home goes off the grid Condo office space - Smart plans for petite work areas What's in Store - Gastown...

Changing Space With Ideas

Fresh ways to make your home renovation easier on the planet INSIDE EDIBLE GARDENS-GREEN KITCHEN-SAVING WATER-HERITAGE HOMES Imagine if contemporary styling could live together with practical functionality. With a sleek floral silhouette, soft modern styling, exceptional reach and a pull down wand, Moen inspires a faucet with the best of both worlds. The Solidad'Taucet from Moen. Designed for life. Yours. Buy it for looks. Buy it for life. 2007 Moen Incorporated. All rights reserved. .'Acer,....

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PCM Pomeroy Construction & Maintenance Ltd. 109 - 3060 Norland Ave., Burnaby, B.C., Canada, V5B 3A6 Phone (604) 294-6700 Fax (604) 294-6704 E-mail info pomeroyconstruction.com energy-effi cient features one adds to a home, the greater the cost. If you want wood taken from a forest that uses sustainable growing practices, or if you want super-energy-effi cient windows, those features would be added to the price of a home the same way that granite countertops and a state-of-the-art kitchen...

February 2009

Shaughnessy kitchen renovation Careful conversions - Renovating for a safe and durable baby's nursery Showtime - Previews of the spring home and garden shows Truly awesome - Mission bungalow saved Sharing the heat - See-through gas fireplaces Buyer beware when shopping online - Navigating Internet reno purchases Home renos gone wrong - How to avoid horror stories Magnificent 7 - Leading contenders for the Georgies Condo bath on a budget - Transformation for under 500 How to choose furniture to...

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A bit of planning makes it easy to transform a yard into a source of food iming is everything when starting an edible landscape. It's extremely important in our climate, said Grant Watson, owner of Grant's Gourmet Gardens and general manager of Neighbour's Organic Weekly Co-op in Vancouver. We have a certain window for weather in the summer and you really want to take advantage of that. Edible landscapes are great for producing fresh food in your front (or back) yards with the same beauty and...

Healthy Housing Fora Healthy Environment

Healthy, Sustainable Housing is Now Closer to Home Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) would like to congratulate the Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior and Thompson Rivers University as well as Habitat Design & Consulting Ltd. and Insightful Healthy Homes, for being selected from Canada's most progressive, innovative designer builder teams to build EQuilibrium Demonstration homes in British Columbia. Their respective projects, the Green Dream Home and Harmony...

Heritage Homes Tour 2009

Westminster Heritage Homes Tour will be held May 31,2009, featuring 10 of the city's finest heritage homes. The residences, most within walking distance of each other in the historic Queens Park neighbourhood, will open for self-guided public tours for this special day only. New Westminster has the most extensive inventory of heritage homes in British Columbia, celebrated each year in the famous heritage tour. Tickets for the 2009 tour are 35 and include a stop for a spot of tea. Home Makeover...

Home Makeover Resource Guide

Access to the services, products and ideas homeowners need The January announcement of a home renovation tax credit (HRTC) in the federal budget was welcome news for those planning renovations in 2009, the year in which the credit is eligible. But there are some details to know in order to ensure eligibility The credit is good for expenditures on services or goods. It will be based on expenditures made after January 27,2009, and before February 1,2010. If the payments incurred happened in...

Home Tour

Sunday, May 31 in New Westminster Sunday, June 7 in Vancouver Home Makeover magazine is giving away 4 pairs of tickets to BOTH the Vancouver Heritage House Tour and the 30th anniversary New Westminster Heritage Home Tour. To enter send your name, address and phone number, and tour preference, by May 11, 2009 to Heritage Home Tour 2009 Home Makeover, 102 East 4th Ave., Vancouver BC V5T 1G2 Attn Katherine Butler Most plants need full sunlight to grow, but spinach, lettuce and other cool-weather...

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Home Makeover is looking for readers who are interested in joining our marketing panel to let us know what they'd like to see in our magazine, Selected participants will receive a complimentary subscription to Home Makeover. Call 604-608-5113 or email homemakeover biv.com Striving to be among the most sustainable communities in the world Maple Ridge is poised for unprecedented commercial and residential growth. With the completion of two major bridge projects in 2009 we expect to see an...

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Info jkbconstruction.com rwWw.jkbconstruction.com 604-728-3009 Gold Georgie Awards go to outstanding B.C. home makeovers John Friswell of CCI Renovations in North Vancouver captured the B.C. residential renovator of the year honour at the 2008 Georgie Awards, during a glittery celebration this January. B.C. premier Gordon Campbell and members of the legislative assembly helped present the awards in front of 600 celebrants. This marked the third straight year that CCI has taken the coveted top...

Maple Ridge

A greater availability of eco-friendly water systems provides options that won't empty the wallet century might include more eco-friendly options, specifically those that cut your water consumption. It's not that hard to do, says Shelli Cramer, showroom manager at Universal Supply Co. Inc., a wholesale plumbing and heating supplier in Vancouver. According to Cramer, the industry's focus on green has made environmentally conscious water systems, such as dual-flush toilets, far more affordable...

New Westminster

Built in 1892, this near-4,ooo-square-foot house is considered one of the finest examples of the Queen Anne style in the historic Queens Park area of the Royal City. Named Cunningham House for its original owner, it was built in 1892 by famed architects Richard Sharp and Samuel Maclure. Pat and Kelly Bray bought the house in 2007 and did extensive refurbishing to buff the original architecture and landscaping. The exterior features decorative woodwork, wide V-joint siding, large bay and oriel...

On The Move

Hollyfields on Granville Island is being reborn as Benedicts as part of a rebranding that is designed to address the changes in the local market. With patios and gardens becoming smaller in a growing city, the mix of merchandise is going to shift. The assortment was 80 per cent garden and 20 per cent home it's now 20 per cent garden and 80 per cent home. The new brand launches in April and will bring with it a 1,000 shopping spree. www.benedictsathome.com Buildex Vancouver recently joined...

RencHEAVEN

This Portrait Homes development in Silver Ridge is an award-winning example of green building technology in Maple Ridge Maple Ridge has been named one of the top five most renovator-friendly cities in Canada by Canadian Contractor magazine. The municipality joins Calgary, Fredericton and Barrie, Ontario, with an honourable mention granted to Airdrie, Alberta. Maple Ridge is honoured to receive national recognition for our building practices and our city's innovative and collaborative approaches...

Saving green

The cost difference of energy efficiency Building the envelope of an efficient home does not have to cost more money than building a more traditional but less energy-effi cient one. The more a cost increment is added to a budget by a builder or designer, the less they know about green, said Helen Goodland, executive director of Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre. That's because it's possible to save signiff cant energy simply by designing and positioning the envelope of a home a certain...

Torch Relay

When you find the home you love, we'd love to help. Talk to an RBC Mortgage Specialist today. 1-866-220-7530 or rbc.com mortgageadvice Now, more than ever, it's important to get a mortgage that fits your life. That's where advice from an RBC* Mortgage Specialist can help. We'll advise you on the right amount to borrow, so you can avoid feeling overextended. And we offer flexible payment options, like Double-Up, to pay your mortgage off faster, or Skip-a-Payment, just in case you need it*. And...

Water

Brand, and they're so bent on getting it and we have to show them, 'You know what, that toilet might not be as good as this one.' Like any industry, she admits that some of the pricing is based on brand rather than technology, but it's important for consumers to do their homework, because even though dual-flush is all the rage in the toilet world, some single-flush toilets are actually more effident. For those buyers who aren't looking to renovate an entire room, Cramer said it's best to start...

On The Edge

Innovotive and eclectic designers continue to create eco-friendly products that ore functional and fun A number of years ago, the idea that there could be sustainable solutions for household items was reserved for tree-chained idealists and raving counterculturalists. Just a few years ago, big business finally tapped the eco-friendly market and now it's all become so mainstream. But where did that edgy culture go Have the avant-garde ideas disappeared in favour of mass appeal In fact, the...

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We suggest you simply eliminate these airborne contaminants in the home. The AccuClean Whole House Air Filtration System removes 99.98 of airborne allergens such as pollen, dust, pet dander, mold spores, smoke. and influenza A & B viruses. Or you can choose to load-up with more medication if you prefer. For more details on all of the American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning products and to find a dealer near you, please visit www.AmericanStandardAir.com. Or call our British Columbia...

Vancouver

20 heritage homes open in Vancouver and New Westminster The seventh annual Vancouver Heritage House Tour, featuring 10 historic homes from Shaughnessy to Strathcona, Commercial Drive to Kitsilano, will be held Sunday, June 7. Presented by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, the 2009 theme is HomeGrown, with an emphasis on the gardens, kitchens and wine and root cellars that were an important part of Vancouver's urban lifestyle. Tickets for the tour are available through the Vancouver Heritage...

Accredited Business

Building & Interior Design Services Susanne L. Doise M.Arch. 604.781.8437 gold winner jkb construction ltd., port coquitlam Georgie judges were impressed with this level of renovation, including a 75-square-foot addition and a complete interior makeover, on a modest budget. JKB touches include hand-scraped teak flooring, custom millwork and a canti-levered eating area above a curved granite counter. Sometimes, taste and talent mean more than money. gold winner kerr construction ltd.,...