The Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association (GVHBA)invites you to tour eight professionally renovated homes in Burnaby, North Vancouver, Surrey and Vancouver on Sunday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Experts and homeowners will be on hand to provide advice and great ideas on your own home makeover.
The 19th annual Parade of Renovated Homes, produced by the GVHBA Renovation Council and sponsored by FortisBC, showcases leading-edge design, advanced construction techniques and products, and energy-saving features.
Renovations on display include the revitalization of a 1950s bungalow, a contemporary whole-house transformation, the restoration of a 1920s Vancouver heritage home, an eco-chic kitchen, bathroom makeover, and an extensive interior and exterior renovation of this neglected 1932 home.
After a complete overhaul, the home is stunning, with as much of the original as possible restored. Project by G. Wilson construction Co. Ltd.
A recent survey found that one-quarter of all BC households rent out part of their home. So one Vancouver house will be of interest to anyone planning to add a rental suite to a basement. This project, on West 27th Avenue in Vancouver, shows how the foundation was lowered by two feet and how the resulting space was completely modernized with up-to-date engineering and insulation.
The suite is now appointed with granite countertops, hardwood floors, stainless-steel appliances and in-floor and ceiling radiant heating. Nearing completion is a backyard laneway home that is also open for viewing.
GVHBA President and CEO Peter Simpson said Metro Vancouver homeowners will spend $3.8 billion sprucing up their homes this year, and this popular one-day event offers exceptional sample renovations.
"Professional RenoMark renovators, many of them award winners, will be on site to offer expert advice and discuss their craftsmanship. Project values range from $135,000 to more than $800,000, offering homeowners an abundance of ideas they can incorporate into their own renovations," said Simpson.
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 visit www.gvhba.org for the full list of participating homes, including project descriptions and before-and-after photos, then plan your route to ensure you have sufficient time to visit specific homes that capture your interest.