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

 

The design-build process is one MAC Renovations has developed and fine-tuned over their 41 years – a way of not only streamlining the process for clients, but providing more value for their renovation dollars.

Does your house cause you pain? Here’s how to find the cure!

A robust design-build process is key to a successful renovation

  • May 30, 2022

 

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)
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.
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)
Blaise McDonald, from MAC Renovations.

Get the condo space you want with the design you love

Condominium renovations pose both unique challenges and rewards!

  • Jun 21, 2021
Blaise McDonald, from MAC Renovations.
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)
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

  • Nov 2, 2020
Bryan Holder, from the Sundeck Centre, enjoys helping people realize their vision when it comes to design of their outdoor spaces.
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.
Your dream renovation from the outside in

Your dream renovation from the outside in

Function matters: Exterior home renovations are about more than good looks

  • Sep 7, 2020
Your dream renovation from the outside in
2-day solutions to get your kitchen gleaming again

2-day solutions to get your kitchen gleaming again

Get back the look you love for your cabinets, furniture and shelves

  • Jul 13, 2020
2-day solutions to get your kitchen gleaming again
Home for now … or forever?

Home for now … or forever?

How to decide if it’s time to renovate to get the home you’ll love or buy new

  • Jun 15, 2020
Home for now … or forever?

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)
The Victoria Home Renovation and Decor Show comes to Pearkes Rec Centre Feb. 28 to March 1, with more than 150 exhibitors on hand to answer your questions.

Don’t wait ‘til spring has sprung: It’s home and garden time now!

Meet all the experts at the free Victoria Home Renovation and Decor Show, Feb. 28 to March 1

  • Feb 24, 2020
The Victoria Home Renovation and Decor Show comes to Pearkes Rec Centre Feb. 28 to March 1, with more than 150 exhibitors on hand to answer your questions.