Parade of Renovated Homes
Parade of Renovated Homes 2013
Sunday, June 9 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $10 per person (Children 17 years and under are free)
GVHBA’s 20th annual Parade invites public to tour professionally renovated homes
Everyone loves a Parade, but ours isn’t about clowns in tiny cars.
The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) invites the public to tour 11 professionally renovated homes located across Metro Vancouver on Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 20th annual Parade of Renovated Homes, produced by the GVHBA Renovation Council and sponsored by FortisBC, offers a unique opportunity for people to see the amazing home transformations that are possible when you work with a profesional contractor.
The homes on the Parade showcase leading-edge design, advanced construction techniques and products, and energy-saving features, and include a Tuscan-inspired transformation, a beautiful condominium renovation with a 360-degree city view, a luxurious townhome remodel, a gorgeous interior and exterior upgrade of a classic ’60s home, and a contemporary whole-house makeover.
GVHBA CEO Bob de Wit said Metro Vancouver homeowners will spend $3.8 billion sprucing up their homes this year, and this popular one-day event offers the public an exceptional opportunity to tour professional renovated homes.
“Professional RenoMark renovators, many of them award winners, will be on site to offer expert advice and discuss their craftsmanship. Project values range widely, offering homeowners an abundance of ideas they can incorporate into their own renovations,” said de Wit.
"FortisBC is extremely excited to again be the presenting sponsor of this popular consumer event. We look forward to combining the strengths of GVHBA and FortisBC to help the renovation industry in Metro Vancouver achieve innovative and successful results when it comes to their projects and energy requirements," said Dan Noel, FortisBC regional energy solutions manager.
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.
The event is limited to six hours, so review the full list of participating homes below, including and then plan your route to ensure you have sufficient time to visit specific homes that capture your interest. Please note these are private homes and are only open during the posted event date and times.
The luxurious nature of this townhouse and its award-winning design has many features. Potlights are installed throughout the three levels, enhancing the space. Built-in, "off-the-shelf" cabinetry in the bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms and garage add a great look, functionality and storage at a minimal cost. To guarantee warmth in the cold months, heated floors were added in the kitchen and bathrooms. Floating vanities with under-mounted sinks, towel warmer, and frameless glass door add comfort and a touch of elegance. Energy-efficient appliances, dimmers and timers keep operating costs low. The renovation included an exciting, beyond-the-realm garage with unexpected finishes.
Renovated by: Level One Construction Ltd., (604) 647-1718, www.levelone.ca
This 25-year old, two-story, 2,800-square foot home, located on a quiet cul-de-sac, received a complete interior makeover. The re-designed open floorplan seamlessly incorporates the kitchen, dining room and media/family room. Energy-efficient upgrades including new windows make this a very relatable and desirable example of an achievable renovation. Other features of this practical family-home renovation include: integrated home technology, open-tread stairway, new master ensuite featuring a generous shower, and gourmet kitchen appliances and beautiful custom cabinetry.
Renovated by: My House Design / Build Team Ltd., (604) 694-6873, www.myhousedesignbuild.com
Craftsmanship Creates New Heritage On Challenging Creekside. A plain, sagging house transformed into a modest-yet-exquisite 1800s-style home with new city views and picturesque backyard creekside living space. Renovated top-to-bottom – and beyond – dug down to stabilize the steep slope, and built up with a new top floor intricately framed for maximum headroom within stringent restrictions. (Even the new garage is cathedral-style framed for cars and guy toy lifts.) A must-see example of style and craftsmanship – from hand-cut granite stonework and double-exposed shingle siding with flared details, to double-hung windows and impeccable heritage cabinetry and millwork throughout, plus sculptural walkways enhancing the naturally rehabilitated creekside, and so much more.
Renovated by: Shakespeare Homes and Renovations Inc., (604) 988-2280, www.shakespearehomes.com
Join us for a barbequed burger skewer on an “Award-winning Outdoor Living Space!” A space to enjoy a celebration of friends, family and good times. Savour formal al fresco dining with garden view or pull up a barstool for casual ribs ‘n’ beer hockey nights – cheering strongly encouraged. A perfect après Grouse Grind reward? Watch dusk fall and let muscles relax in the fireside hot tub. Come see what all the excitement is about! This renovation is a 2013 National SAM Award Winner for Home Renovation, Any Room, 2013 GVHBA Ovation Awards Winner for Best Outdoor Living Space – New or Renovated, and a 2012 Georgie Award Finalist for Best Outdoor Living Space – New or Renovated.
Renovated by: reVISION Custom Home Renovations Inc., (604) 835-4033, www.revisionrenovations.com
In this whole-home renovation, the home was transformed into a Tuscan-inspired villa. Tuscan kitchen: a place to cook and enjoy a meal in a tranquil place full of sunlight, surrounded by travertine stone and natural wood, with beautiful terracotta tile floors and tall French doors leading to the garden. Tuscan bathroom design: a warm and inviting space with over-sized glass showers and classic marble floors. Embracing a warm Tuscan design, the home is now flooded with natural sunlight which follows you from the library, down the grand staircase, to the billiard room and inviting tavern-style bar, then to the director’s state-of-the-art home theatre and vintage wine cellar.
Renovated by: Tuscan Developments Inc., (604) 542-9114, www.tuscandevelopments.com
1970s Main Floor Townhome Transformation. An engineered beam was installed to allow the separation of the bathroom from the laundry room. In the kitchen, a new picture window gives the homeowners a beautiful view of the outside garden. The drop ceiling was removed and multiple pot lights were installed. The kitchen was expanded by taking a portion of the adjoining den square footage to create a more spacious eating area. The six-foot sliding door was replaced with a single door to allow room for a large pantry as well as a cat-access door. Asbestos ducting was removed and replaced with a new high-efficient furnace with all new metal ducting.
Renovated by: Canadian Renovations Inc., (604) 809-0127, www.canadianrenovations.com
This condominium’s entire interior has been enhanced, working with a fantastic layout to create an exquisite and tasteful oasis. The renovation ensured the breathtaking 360-degree views were further utilized to make certain this unit was one of Vancouver's premier locations. At RJR Construction, it is our philosophy to incorporate unique and still-usable features of the existing home into the renovation whenever possible, which is the case in the master ensuite. A significant kitchen expansion was a must in order to complete the open feel and take advantage of the incredible views of the city, mountains, ocean and Gulf Islands. The den/office was updated to be completely functional yet tasteful. Truly, seeing is believing!
Renovated by: RJR Construction Management Ltd., (604) 254-1760, www.rjrconstruction.ca
This previously traditional home was completely transformed into a contemporary masterpiece perfectly suited for its owners. More than 1,000 sq. ft. was added to create a generous 5,900 sq. ft. of living space. The main floor was extended to create a spacious and open kitchen/great room with post-and-beam patio cover and outdoor living area, perfect for this family who loves to entertain. Space was added in the basement to create a nanny suite, home theatre and gym. Other features of this beautiful home include: integrated home automation technology, three-dimensional (3D) wood feature wall and use of 3D wallpaper. Customized master suite furniture, upholstery and millwork. The large ensuite features a luxurious steam shower. High-end appliances and custom cabinetry were placed in the kitchen and throughout home.
Renovated by: My House Design / Build Team Ltd., (604) 694-6873, www.myhousedesignbuild.com
TQ's designer was asked to create a “downtown condo feel” for this “Vancouver Special” home in East Vancouver. The two-bedroom secondary suite which was part of the renovation displays a modified, contemporary style. The client had a lengthy list of requests for this renovation: improve the interiors, create an open concept, make larger rooms, bring in lots of natural light, a design that is clean and contemporary but something unique that also retains some retro features to complement the new. The client also wanted a new master ensuite, larger kitchen with lots of drawers, an upstairs laundry and tile flooring. The completed design met all of the client’s demands, which included a contemporary yet classic palette of greys, creams, whites and blacks,; and the application of texture to create warmth and add interest throughout the interiors of the home.
Renovated by: TQ Construction Ltd., (604) 430-9900, www.tqconstruction.ca
These repeat clients wanted to upgrade their newly purchased home. To improve energy efficiency, a new entry door, windows and patio doors were installed. Custom-made solid wood stairs complement the new engineered hardwood throughout the home. The fireplaces were remodeled with granite and natural stone slabs. The entire kitchen was re-designed and now features beautiful countertops, stainless-steel appliances, new pot lights, contemporary tile backsplash and large floor tiles throughout. Upstairs, one of the bedrooms was transformed into an office with a built-in bookshelf. The master and main bathrooms now boast spa-like luxuries such as in-floor heating, glass-wall tile, new plumbing and light fixtures, wall-mounted vanities and frameless shower glass enclosures. The exterior was freshened up with new paint.
Renovated by: AMA Total Renovation Ltd., (604) 761-7582, www.amatotalrenovation.ca
This home was a classic ’60s post-and-beam home that was too small for the owners and was in need of some serious maintenance. The home was upgraded by adding a partial second floor and improving the exterior envelope, which was part of overall energy and longevity requirements. Creative beamwork allowed the main floor to be opened up and rearranged for a new kitchen/great room and staircase. The entry was extended onto a previously covered porch. Large, low-maintenance deck space with a covered exterior bar that opens to the kitchen was added. A large master bedroom with private deck and spacious ensuite with walk-through shower were housed in new addition. The basement was configured to increase light, eliminate water problems, and create a comfortable recreational room, office, laundry and spare bathroom.
Renovated by: CCI Renovations, (604) 980-8384, www.ccirenos.com