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Bathroom Makeover

Buddhist teachings say the key to overcoming obstacles is to face them with confidence and creativity. So when Yee Jee Tso of ArtiZEN Renovations Inc. received a picture of a kitchen torn from a magazine to use as a point of reference to make over two outdated bathrooms in a West Vancouver home, he readily accepted the challenge. Essentially, the entire renovation stemmed from that single image, Tso explained of the project at the home of Henry and Hanna Tong. We used it to glean more...

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Drew Cooks For Home Makeover

There's something about spring in the air that just makes us want to cook. Not to mention eat, for that matter The warmer weather means we're dusting off our grills, we're taking patio dishes and utensils out of hibernation, and there's more local produce and seafood (spot prawns, especially ) making its way to market. Here are a couple products for you to consider adding to your arsenal this season. The Breville Smart Oven is a highperformance toaster oven with enough accessories and functions...

Eco

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Enercon

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Saving money on kitchen cabinets frees cash for custom touches Two British Properties bathrooms are taken to a higher realm Going green starts with good planning Roof-mounted wind turbines have potential -but plan with care Homeowners turn patch of garden over to urban farmers Beehives, food garden and recycled stonework transforms an East Vancouver garden Stamped or overlay concrete expand the limits of exterior design 14 displays dazzle on the Parade of Renovated Homes

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Great For The Patio

Mediterranean spiced chicken quarters with grilled caesar salad - 4 large chicken quarters (leg with thigh attached) For the spice paste -1 tbsp dried thyme -1 tbsp dried oregano -1 tsp dried rosemary -1 tbsp garlic powder -1 tsp paprika - C tsp cayenne pepper For the grilled caesar salad - 4 romaine hearts, washed, with bottom core left on -1 tsp black peppers -1 tbsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice -1 tsp Worcestershire sauce - C tsp Dijon mustard -1 large egg yolk Using a food processor or mortar...

Green Change

Big, small or green, you can keep your reno on budget This 43,000 kitchen and dining room renovation project highlights the importance of good planning. By consulting with the contractor, the client was able to tuck his fridge away into a cabinet on both sides of the wall. Regardless of the size of the renovation, keeping projects within a budget is usually the top priority for most homeowners. But is it possible Or should homeowners resign themselves to paying more than they bargained for Add...

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Kitchen Makeover

T can easily cost 30,000 to 50,000 for a full set of custom kitchen cabinets, but some savvy Vancouver homeowners have found that going with pre-form cabinets from Ikea, the Swedish icon of low-cost style, can really pay off The trick is to have the Ikea cabinets installed by a professional and use the money saved to add high-quality elements to create a truly individual kitchen with impact. The owners of an older home in New Westminster's Queens Park neighbourhood discovered that installing...

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Living With Limestone

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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 polyur to improve the energy efficiency 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 building envelope, thus reducing energy costs. WALLTITE...

Outdoor Living

Metal folding chair is 80 at Benedicts on Granville Island. t used to be that choices of outdoor furniture were limited to metal that would eventually rust, moulded plastic that discoloured or wood that gave itself over to rot. Those three are still available if your preference is to the style of a rustic country house. But now outdoor options include textiline, pvc-coated polyester, synthetic rattan, non-stretch yarn and powder-coated steel mesh -suiting budgets from the low hundreds to the...

Parade Of Renovated Homes

TQ Construction Ltd., 604-430-9900 The owners of this house had completed an upper-storey and front entry exterior renovation with TQ Construction in 2003. This year, they embarked on a renovation of the main floor. The most important thing addressed was the kitchen. The existing '70s-style cabinetry and appli ances were configured in a U shape that did not take full advantage of the available space. A new island was placed in the middle, angling toward the patio doors. New maple cabinets in a...

Parade Of Renovated Tomes

Displays dazzle on the Parade of Renovated Homes Fourteen professionally renovated homes will hold open houses on Sunday, June 14, to celebrate the 16th annual Parade of Renovated Homes. RenoMark members of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association have renovated the houses, many of which are award-winning projects. This is a once-a-year opportunity to see a range of some of the top home improvements in the province, talk to the professionals and harvest great ideas for your own...

Roofing

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We Do It Right The First Time

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Parade Of Removated Tomes

Angela Bourne is an interior designer who has worked with TQ in the past. So when it came time to renovate her own home, the partnership was only natural. The major focus of the renovation was to add a second storey. The new space was large enough to house two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a baby bath miniature tub, a laundry room and a reading area to the existing home. The transformation of a bathroom, shown here, gives an indication of the design. The green aspects include low-VOC paint and...

Distinctive Design Locallysourced

Would bring together people interested in similar products and services. Well-informed staff would present, entertain and inform, and answer everyone's questions. Participants could offer their own advice around restoring, revamping and renewing and maybe even share a horror story or two. After all, misery does loves company. Well, I'm pleased to say that the workshop program is up and running. Information about our first two clinics - at Johnstone's BBQ and Wizard Industries awnings and screen...