Renovations

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

 

Whether you’re using magazine clippings or, as is more common today, saving images from online sources, you’ll be able to find and share overall looks that you love, light fixtures, faucets, tile selections, and so much more.

Inspired Design: 3 places find inspiration for your renovation

You likely know you want something new for your home – an…

  • Apr 11, 2022
Whether you’re using magazine clippings or, as is more common today, saving images from online sources, you’ll be able to find and share overall looks that you love, light fixtures, faucets, tile selections, and so much more.
A beautiful – and functional – basement renovation from MAC Renovations. The right renovation can mean the difference between keeping your family in the home and community you love, and incurring the cost and struggle of negotiating a challenging market to find something new.

Wasted space no more: Dream new life into your basement

With real estate a prime commodity here on the Saanich Peninsula, homeowners…

  • Jan 24, 2022
A beautiful – and functional – basement renovation from MAC Renovations. The right renovation can mean the difference between keeping your family in the home and community you love, and incurring the cost and struggle of negotiating a challenging market to find something new.
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

  • May 3, 2021
This renovation by MAC Renovation created a beautiful, modern and functional walk-in shower from the outdated tub-shower combo.
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…

  • Mar 29, 2021
While Greater Victoria's mild temperatures allow for enjoyment of outdoor spaces virtually year-round, choosing the right materials and products is essential.
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 22, 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.
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)
Discover the possibilities for your ‘Puerto Backyarda’

Discover the possibilities for your ‘Puerto Backyarda’

This summer, our outdoor spaces are more important than ever, and that…

  • Jul 27, 2020
Discover the possibilities for your ‘Puerto Backyarda’

Boulevard Interview with Blaise MacDonald

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

  • May 13, 2020
Aging in Place: smart solutions for the home you love

Aging in Place: smart solutions for the home you love

When Blaise McDonald was a boy, he saw dad Ed undertake MAC…

  • Mar 23, 2020
Aging in Place: smart solutions for the home you love
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)
Get the condo space you want with the design you love

Get the condo space you want with the design you love

Condominium renovations pose both unique challenges and rewards!

  • Feb 24, 2020
Get the condo space you want with the design you love
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
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