Renovations

bathroom

Solving the bathroom renovation puzzle begins with asking the right questions

Saanich design-build firm shares how to get the bathroom you want, and need

  • Jul 4, 2022

 

Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen, pictured here in 2020, recently penned a letter to Victoria that signalled the province wouldn’t amend legislation to allow for a request from the capital city around tenant protections. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Victoria tenant protection requirements blocked by province

City wanted to tie more renoviction protections to its permitting process

 

March 18, 2022 - A view of the living room area at the Carloss Place house.  Don Denton photo

Light, bright & beachy

Ground-up renovation transforms this Cordova Bay home

  • May 13, 2022

 

The West Shore’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 is set to close for renovations as of May 9, with plans to partially reopen in November if all goes well. (Black Press Media file photo)

West Shore legion branch closing its doors for long-awaited renovations

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 will close on May 9 with plans to reopen in November

The West Shore’s Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 is set to close for renovations as of May 9, with plans to partially reopen in November if all goes well. (Black Press Media file photo)
From a home theatre or rec room for the kids, to a home gym, guest space or hobby room, a basement offers valuable real estate that can be put to good use.

What could you do with that unfinished basement?

This often untapped resource can yield big benefits for the whole family

  • Feb 7, 2022
From a home theatre or rec room for the kids, to a home gym, guest space or hobby room, a basement offers valuable real estate that can be put to good use.
October 21, 2021 - Katy and Eric Johnson from Complete Windows in Parksville for Business Class in Boulevard Central Island . Don Denton photo

Complete Windows is clearly created for success

Family business works with home owners, builders and architects

  • Nov 26, 2021
October 21, 2021 - Katy and Eric Johnson from Complete Windows in Parksville for Business Class in Boulevard Central Island . Don Denton photo
Daniel Caicedo, owner of Victoria Restorations, sits next to a fireplace his company provided the chimney finish for in a Sidney home. Don Denton photograph

Transforming spaces with Venetian plastering and more

Daniel Caiceda’s Victoria Restorations changes the ordinary to extraordinary

  • Oct 13, 2021
Daniel Caicedo, owner of Victoria Restorations, sits next to a fireplace his company provided the chimney finish for in a Sidney home. Don Denton photograph
While the B.C. government recently strengthened protections for tenants facing renovictions, Victoria is looking to protect renters by putting forth its own bylaw to address any gaps that remain. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Victoria to target gaps that still exist after B.C. strengthens renoviction protection

City to draft bylaw that aims to assist displaced tenants, preserve rental rates

While the B.C. government recently strengthened protections for tenants facing renovictions, Victoria is looking to protect renters by putting forth its own bylaw to address any gaps that remain. (Black Press Media File Photo)
From a home theatre or rec room for the kids, to a home gym, guest space or hobby room, a basement offers valuable real estate that can be put to good use.

What could you do with that unfinished basement?

This often untapped resource can yield big benefits for the whole family

  • Sep 6, 2021
From a home theatre or rec room for the kids, to a home gym, guest space or hobby room, a basement offers valuable real estate that can be put to good use.
Sidney Museum and Archives, located in Sidney’s historic post office, has closed for three months over the summer. (Black Press Media File)

Sidney Museum and Archives’ three-month renovation closure starts June 1

Facility has five months to reach donation goal of $25,000; nearly $15,00 raised so far

Sidney Museum and Archives, located in Sidney’s historic post office, has closed for three months over the summer. (Black Press Media File)
Results, first published March 12, say 20 per cent of homeowners who conducted renovations regret focusing solely on aesthetic upgrades. (Pixabay)

20% of B.C. homeowners regret 2020 renovations: report

More than half surveyed say they’ve made upgrades to their home since last March

Results, first published March 12, say 20 per cent of homeowners who conducted renovations regret focusing solely on aesthetic upgrades. (Pixabay)
From a home theatre or rec room for the kids, to a home gym, guest space or hobby room, a basement offers valuable real estate that can be put to good use.

What could you do with that unfinished basement?

This often untapped resource can yield big benefits for the whole family

  • Nov 30, 2020
From a home theatre or rec room for the kids, to a home gym, guest space or hobby room, a basement offers valuable real estate that can be put to good use.
In its first episode, The Room Makeover Series transforms a Langley, B.C. family’s living room from the image on the right to the image on the left. (Courtesy of Square One Insurance Services)

Room reno series seeks nominations for families in need

The Room Makeover Series renovates one room with $15,000 over 48 hours

In its first episode, The Room Makeover Series transforms a Langley, B.C. family’s living room from the image on the right to the image on the left. (Courtesy of Square One Insurance Services)
Bryan Holder, from the Sundeck Centre, enjoys helping people realize their vision when it comes to design of their outdoor spaces.

5 great reasons to use vinyl deck coverings

Winter weather and humidity can take its toll on your deck

  • Oct 19, 2020
Bryan Holder, from the Sundeck Centre, enjoys helping people realize their vision when it comes to design of their outdoor spaces.
Fall in love with your home all over again

Fall in love with your home all over again

Get creative for spaces that work in the home you love

  • Oct 12, 2020
Fall in love with your home all over again
Create a bathroom that works – beautifully!

Create a bathroom that works – beautifully!

From lighting to layout, here’s what you need to know!

  • Aug 17, 2020
Create a bathroom that works – beautifully!
Create the outdoor living space you’ll love coming home to!

Create the outdoor living space you’ll love coming home to!

If we need to stay closer to home this summer, there are…

  • Jun 1, 2020
Create the outdoor living space you’ll love coming home to!

Boulevard Interview with Blaise MacDonald

Blaise MacDonald makes adjustments during COVID-19 to assist his clients

  • May 13, 2020
Organizers expect thousands of attendees at the three-day 2020 Victoria Early Spring Home Expo at Pearkes arena. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

WATCH: Annual Victoria Early Spring Home Expo kicks off at Pearkes arena

‘It’s a one-stop-shop’ for all things home and gardening, show manager says

Organizers expect thousands of attendees at the three-day 2020 Victoria Early Spring Home Expo at Pearkes arena. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Elements Casino Victoria Transformed

Elements Casino Victoria Transformed

Vancouver Island casino expands and adds gaming, entertainment and dining options

  • Aug 30, 2018
Elements Casino Victoria Transformed