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What's Your Favourite Renovated House?


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#1 rambaldi

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 05:50 PM

Lots of homes in Victoria have been renovated in the past decade.

 

What are some of your favourites?



#2 rambaldi

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 05:52 PM

This 1970 house catches my eye every time I pass it...

 

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#3 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 05:55 PM

I’m not that impressed with that “improvement”. Transformation for sure but what was gained?

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#4 lanforod

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 05:57 PM

Curb appeal man.
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#5 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:24 PM

Oh, no doubt.  But they made it look like a 30's home, and reduced the daylight on that side.  What was gained on the interior?

 

I'd rather see it go to modern.  Drop the slopped roof and gain a loft.


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#6 LJ

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:56 PM

Lost daylight? Looks to me that they added a huge skylight, put in transom windows over the door, and enlarged the windows.


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#7 jonny

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:08 PM

I think that's a fabulous renovation, but they forgot the garage!
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#8 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:09 PM

Lost daylight? Looks to me that they added a huge skylight, put in transom windows over the door, and enlarged the windows.

 

That's not what I see.

 

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They made some huge window frames, but daylight glass area is lost.  And to top it off I hate the muntin bars in the windows.

 

They made a complicated dormer roof over the living room window for no real reason.


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#9 Nparker

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:25 PM

...I hate the muntin bars in the windows.

Well mullions are matter of personal taste I suppose. I find them far more attractive than 1970s aluminum framed windows.

 

They made a complicated dormer roof over the living room window for no real reason.

Do we know for sure the ceiling inside wasn't vaulted as part of the renovation?



#10 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:28 PM

Muntins and mullions are not the same thing.  I sold residential windows for the better part of a decade, be careful.


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#11 Nparker

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:31 PM

True enough, but I stand by my comment that almost any window is better than those awful sliders from the disco decade.


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#12 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:31 PM

Do we know for sure the ceiling inside wasn't vaulted as part of the renovation?

 

You cannot vault a ceiling in that late 60's/early 70's house without replacing all the rafters. It has not been done.


Edited by VicHockeyFan, 13 April 2018 - 07:32 PM.

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#13 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 07:34 PM

True enough, but I stand by my comment that almost any window is better than those awful sliders from the disco decade.

 

I can not tell how the living room window operates (if it does at all) but all the others are just new vinyl sliders.

 

The big skylights are already covered with an external mesh (that must be removed/installed twice per year from the roof) screen because it's probably causing so much summer heat gain.  The are facing almost directly south.  Ouch.

 

Anyway, more importantly, the owner of the house sells toy backgrounds!


Edited by VicHockeyFan, 13 April 2018 - 07:43 PM.

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#14 lanforod

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:09 PM

^ hey, I want to see what an example of one of YOUR favourite renos now!

 

I think this thread isn't going to go very far though. Most renos are internal, and it'll be tough to find before and after pics of that.



#15 rambaldi

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:15 PM

I’m not that impressed with that “improvement”. Transformation for sure but what was gained?

 

Budding astronomers might find this addition to a house just down the street a little more of an "improvement"

 

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#16 rambaldi

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:11 AM

I think this thread isn't going to go very far though. Most renos are internal, and it'll be tough to find before and after pics of that.

 

 

Yeah, I probably should have titled the topic something along the lines of "What's Your Favourite Home with Updated Curb Appeal"



#17 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:21 AM

I’ve got one coming I just need to find it....

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#18 GabriolaGirl

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 09:57 AM

Not in Victoria, but Mr GG & I love restoring/renovating old houses.  Spent 14 years restoring an old victorian cottage which I will find pics of but this is our house on Gabe.  We had already done some work like changing the front door, taking down the huge cedar in front of the house but you get the idea.  I'm sorry if the images are too big, I'm not very good at this.

 

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#19 Mike K.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:02 AM

I love that exterior colour! It makes cedar accents just pop!

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:39 PM

Here's a nice little before and after of a kitchen renovation of which I am rather fond.  Here is the After: island-dream-kitchens-2-374992

 

Before:

 

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Also, still can't figure out how to turn the photos the right way around.

 

 

 

 

 



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