Renovations

HeroWork hosts its big reveal of Victoria Cool Aid Society’s new and improved downtown community centre on Saturday (Nov. 12), which has been under construction since early August. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Cool Aid Society’s downtown Victoria community centre gets a new look

HeroWork reveals progress on latest ‘radical renovation’

 

For more “public” areas, like a great room, dining room or living room, you might prefer a nice engineered hardwood for a timeless design choice. Photo courtesy MAC Renovation

Flooring choices for your home: What’s new, where it works + how to choose it

If it’s been a few years since you’ve had flooring replaced, visiting…

  • Nov 14, 2022

 

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 president Norm Scott stands inside the branch building as it undergoes renovations. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Langford Legion renovations scaled back due to delays, cost increases

Despite some difficulties, the major refresh is still expected to finish by March

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91 president Norm Scott stands inside the branch building as it undergoes renovations. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
A purpose-designed space such as a sewing, craft or fly-tying room helps keep you organized and keep your main living area clear of the accompanying clutter.

Transform that underused den into a space you can really use

Many homeowners living in condos or smaller townhouses will find small den-type…

  • Aug 29, 2022
A purpose-designed space such as a sewing, craft or fly-tying room helps keep you organized and keep your main living area clear of the accompanying clutter.
Trevor Botkin, HeroWork general manager, gives a tour of the site. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

Heroes helping heroes: Victoria’s Cool Aid Society gets revamped

Renovations to bring new life to downtown community centre

Trevor Botkin, HeroWork general manager, gives a tour of the site. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)
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

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)
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
March 18, 2022 - A view of the living room area at the Carloss Place house.  Don Denton photo
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 creamy, warm whites to those with more of a putty tone, homeowners are also contrasting off-white with darker lower cabinets or island.

5 kitchen design trends to consider this year

Hint: Making your kitchen uniquely yours is a common theme

  • Jan 3, 2022
From creamy, warm whites to those with more of a putty tone, homeowners are also contrasting off-white with darker lower cabinets or island.
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)
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)
This renovation by MAC Renovation created a beautiful, modern and functional walk-in shower from the outdated tub-shower combo.

This walk-in solution makes your bathroom both beautiful and functional!

Why a walk-in shower makes sense today, and tomorrow

  • Apr 12, 2021
This renovation by MAC Renovation created a beautiful, modern and functional walk-in shower from the outdated tub-shower combo.
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)
Interior Design involves an in-depth knowledge of home systems, including architecture, construction and building codes, space planning, product knowledge, plumbing and more, says Azucena Saavedra, Interior Designer with MAC Renovation.

How an Interior Designer adds value to your home reno

When we think about Interior Design, it’s easy to let our thoughts…

  • Feb 15, 2021
Interior Design involves an in-depth knowledge of home systems, including architecture, construction and building codes, space planning, product knowledge, plumbing and more, says Azucena Saavedra, Interior Designer with MAC Renovation.
While Greater Victoria's mild temperatures allow for enjoyment of outdoor spaces virtually year-round, choosing the right materials and products is essential.

Are you ready to live al fresco this summer?

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

  • Jan 11, 2021
While Greater Victoria's mild temperatures allow for enjoyment of outdoor spaces virtually year-round, choosing the right materials and products is essential.
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)
Your 5-step solution for getting the kitchen you’ll love!

Your 5-step solution for getting the kitchen you’ll love!

We know the kitchen is the heart of the home – it’s…

  • Aug 10, 2020
Your 5-step solution for getting the kitchen you’ll love!