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Two spaces become one, two styles are unified in this heritage-home makeover Vancouver's East End is ripe with heritage houses, some dating back to the turn of the 20th century. For many, preserving these structures' traditional style is sacred - even when repairs and renovations are necessary. With that in mind, certified interior designer Sandra McIntyre, principal, McIntyre Cresswell Design Group, knew she'd have to walk a fine line between classic and contemporary, old and new when she was...

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Ward off chilly weather with warming food love summer as much as the next guy, but there's something about the crisp fall air and changing leaves (and tedious yard work, subsequently) that makes me crave something hearty and satisfying in the kitchen. Something slow-cooked, stewed or braised - you with me What's great about meals like this is that they're easy on the budget, and with these quick tips, you can stretch these warm fall meals even further. If you're setting up a suite or part of...

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G Wilson Construction Co Ltd Builders of fine homes, renovations and comprehensive maintenance support TQ construction PLANNING & DESIGN Interview and site evaluation Detailed estimating Exterior Face Lift Design Development Construction Deck enclosure Interior Design Project Management Kitchen Makeover AtTQ, we believe that a successful renovation isn't simply about tearing down and starting over, it's about retaining materials and labour which have value and history. It's about taking a...

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Divided

Photos McIntyre Cresswell Design Group sure how certain traditional elements could be reconciled with the needs of a 21st-century family. Serving as a perfect example of traditional dysfunction in a modern world was the main-floor bathroom, which existed as two small rooms, each with its own hallway entrance. One space held an old claw-foot bathtub the other - an outdated water closet - housed the toilet. It was a feature that came with the house, but it wasn't meeting any of their needs,...

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Flying colours

New eco-friendly bedroom textile company in North Van Often the best inspiration comes from one's own background, and that was certainly the case with a new line of stunning eco-friendly bedroom textiles from Rajboori fine silk items in North Vancouver. Tired of the old bed-in-a-bag set of duvet cover, sheets and pillowcases, owner Mitun Chakrabati set off to create a unique, colourful collection based on the culture and traditions of her home country India, while promoting sustainable sourcing...

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Hardwood floor

From hard cherry to softer fir, choices can have you stumped Hardwood floors can dramatically change the look of a room but, like all good things, they come with a price. These days, good hardwood floors can range anywhere from 10 to 300 per square foot, (although some can go as low as 5). With such a hefty price tag, it's worth having some information in your back pocket to help. Before you make the trek to a hardwood-floor retailer, pick a colour that will work with your decor. While it's...

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Confirmed pricing, outstanding craftsmanship, superb project management and custom home building expertise has made West Coast Renovations a leader in the home construction and remodeling industry. We guarantee your project will be completed on time and on budget every time. - Jawaid Celani, President, West Coast Renovations Ltd. Call today for guaranteed workmanship and prices phone 604-762-4744 office 604-977-7135 web www.westcoastrenovations.com What to expect if you're renting out a room or...

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Living With Marble

Explore the timeless design and natural beauty of over 600 colours and styles of granite, marble, limestone, travertine, slate, engineered quartz stone, semi precious stones, soap stone, onyx and porcelain. Transform your home into a place of luxury. Turn your vision into reality with Hari Stone. PHONE 604 599 4274 (HARI) TOLL FREE 1 877 599 4274 (HARI) www.haristoneslimited.com 13042 84th Avenue, Surrey BC, V3W 1L2 Two new show homes -eight great ideas to steal Rustic retreat or mid-market...

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Make It Walltite

When you're choosing insulation, make the right choice WALLTITE ECO, the purple insulation by BASF, The Chemical Company. WALLTITE ECO is a medium-density polyurethane foam insulation air barrier system designed to improve the energy effi ciency of any type of building. Its formulation includes recycled plastic, renewable content and a zero ozone-depleting blowing agent. WALLTITEECO's industry-leading performance results in substantial energy savings by maximizing the effectiveness of the...

Makeover

Baila Lazarus, editor homemakeover biv.com Advertising sales Regina Bailey, Lori Borden, President, BIV Media Group Tom Siba Home Makeover is published six times each year (February, April, June, August, October, December) by BIV Magazines, a division of BIV Media LP, 102 Fourth Avenue East, Vancouver, B.C. V5T1G2, 604-688-2398, Fax 604-688-1963, www.businessinvancouver.com. BIVMediaLP also publishes Business in Vancouver. Copyright2009 Home Makeover. All rights reserved. No part of this book...

Our Favo Urite Things

Welcome to our newest department - Our Favourite Things - where we feature the decorating preferences of staff at home-furnishing stores around the Lower Mainland. If you would like to see your store featured here, e-mail homemakeover biv. com and put Our Favourite Things in the subject line. The Riedel wine decanter is an exquisite piece that has just recently arrived in our store. This unique crystal decanter not only serves the function of aerating the wine but it looks fantastic as a...

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Fall is traditionally the busiest time for renovations. People come back from vacation, kids are out of the house at school and thoughts of holiday parties start creeping into homes along with the chilly autumn air. If you're well into your 2009 renovation, my words of wisdom may be redundant (or too late), but perhaps they will serve their purpose on the next go-round. For those who are still mulling over the tired-looking powder room or trying to capitalize on the home renovation tax credit,...

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Downtown seawall project with a view of the Granville Street Bridge. Visit our website for details on our current promotion with Total Green Cleaning and Maintenance. For me, this dish is the perfect balance of comfort and elegance. The hearty ragout is satisfying and smoky from the bacon, and the gribiche sauce (basically a fancy French version of tartar sauce) adds perfect acidity to cut through it and the rich salmon. you go to the market. Look up some recipes and buy only what you need....

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Stoneworks

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1.To soften high ceilings, hang paintings and light fixtures lower than usual. 2. Add non-supporting ceiling beams to visually divide open fl oor plans. 3. Natural materials - stone and wood - keep stainless-steel appliances from overpowering a kitchen. 4. Coloured mosaic tiles can brighten a dull bathroom they reflect light and add a carefree touch. 5. Use framed spaces in high walls to accentuate other artwork or even a wall-mounted TV. 6. Recycled barn boards can still be sourced in B.C. for...

Sentry

Our staff has a reputation for integrity and quality work built upon more than 20 years of experience. Our customer testimonials show you our depend-ability and reliability. For kitchen, bathroom and offi ce renovations, window and door replacements, additions or new construction, you can count on Sentry to do it right. Sentry Contracting Ltd is your complete one stop source for all residential and commercial construction needs. You can rely on us to handle everything from starting concept...

Fall Favourite

Pan-seared wild salmon with fennel-leek ragout and gribiche sauce Ingredients (serves 4) 4 filets wild salmon, skin on, pin bones removed Ragout 2 large leeks, finely chopped 2 large fennel bulbs, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic 4 strips bacon, sliced into small pieces 1 cup diced tomatoes 1 2 cup chicken stock 2 tbsp heavy cream salt and pepper olive oil 1 tsp butter Gribiche sauce 1 2 cup prepared mayonnaise 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp capers, finely chopped 1 tbsp fiatleaf parsley, finely...

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Design your own material to match any fabric, pattern or colour in your home. KarmaKraft has developed a website that will allow you to upload personal designs and have them printed onto several types of material (including cotton, linen and silk) for innovative clothing, wall art, handbags, bedding, table linens and even surfboards. You don't have to have any knowledge of Photoshop KarmaKraft has professionals that can take an image that you upload and produce the material you like. They will...

Makeover Money

Wise to get renovations done before taxes, incentives change The HST ond fewer government grants will moke updating your home more costly Frank O'Brien, managing editor. Home Makeover Homeowners considering home renovations, especially large projects, have one good reason to book the contractors and start the work this winter extra cash. By next summer, British Columbia will have the harmonized sales tax (HST) in place and, judging from recent cost-cutting at both the provincial and federal...

A really big show

The renovation stars come out at the Vancouver Home and Interior Design Show The Vancouver Home and Interior Design Show will have a number of big names and special features, including the launch of Home Makeover's new annual re-style magazine, Known as the big home show, the Vancouver Home and Interior Design Show is held October 15 to October 18 at B.C. Place Stadium in downtown Vancouver and is expected to draw tens of thousands of visitors and more than 325 booths. Among the show's...

Quiet on the home front

Many home-security products and services on the market One of the best ways to protect your family is to install a security system in your home. There are many companies in British Columbia that install security systems, provide security-related services of some kind or sell alarms, sensors and cameras you can install yourself. Before embarking on a home-security project, it's a good idea to do some research first. One place to begin is the Canadian Security Association. CANASA has a branch in...