Home Improvement

When adding on to your home, it's important to design the addition to blend with the existing style and structure, says Derek Breen, Project Manager with MAC Renovation.

Planning for a new home addition? Start here!

If your family needs more space, it pays to start with a plan

  • Oct 24, 2022

 

Wondering where designers like Alicia and Azu, from MAC Renovations, find inspiration? Here are five Instagram favourites!

Find your inspiration in the same place the designers do: Here are 5 top picks!

International inspiration for your Greater Victoria renovation is just a click away

  • Jun 27, 2022

 

Embracing values of continued learning, care and collaboration, the MAC Renovations team ensures they’re all working toward a common goal on their renovation projects.

Does teamwork make dreamwork? In home renovations, definitely!

A renovation team approach can save time, money + many headaches – and deliver the results you want

  • Jun 6, 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.

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.
Visit technicalsafetybc.ca/safety-education/flood to learn how to prepare your home for flooding and find licensed contractors.

Is your home ready for the next flood?

How to prepare your property now, and what to do if you’re ordered to evacuate due to flood risk

  • Mar 14, 2022
Visit technicalsafetybc.ca/safety-education/flood to learn how to prepare your home for flooding and find licensed contractors.
Hermann Thoene at his net-zero+ energy-efficient home in North Cowichan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Vancouver Island man’s net-zero+ home generates more energy than it needs

Super-energy sufficient home keeps energy bills way down

Hermann Thoene at his net-zero+ energy-efficient home in North Cowichan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
For Bailey McMillan, who is completing his carpentry apprenticeship with MAC Renovations, a career in construction is an opportunity to build something lasting, and to create something both he and clients are proud of. Photo courtesy MAC Renovations

Education, training builds culture of learning at this local renovation company

Find a career you love and you’ll never work a day in…

  • Nov 29, 2021
For Bailey McMillan, who is completing his carpentry apprenticeship with MAC Renovations, a career in construction is an opportunity to build something lasting, and to create something both he and clients are proud of. Photo courtesy MAC Renovations
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
When adding on to your home, it's important to design the addition to blend with the existing style and structure, says Derek Breen, Project Manager with MAC Renovation.

Planning for a new home addition? Start here!

If your family needs more space, it pays to start with a plan

  • Oct 18, 2021
When adding on to your home, it's important to design the addition to blend with the existing style and structure, says Derek Breen, Project Manager with MAC Renovation.
A thorough pre-construction process with an experienced, qualified renovation professional is critical to identifying issues that could affect the plans – and budget.

5 steps to a renovation you’ll love (Hint: it begins with a PLAN!)

From choosing the right team to effective budgeting, here’s what you need to know

  • Aug 30, 2021
A thorough pre-construction process with an experienced, qualified renovation professional is critical to identifying issues that could affect the plans – and budget.
Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) has been used on South Island driveways 16 years.

If your rural driveway needs help, RAP it Up!

How many ruts and potholes do you have in your dusty driveway?

  • Jun 28, 2021
Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) has been used on South Island driveways 16 years.
Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) has been used on South Island driveways 16 years.

If your rural driveway needs help, RAP it Up!

How many ruts and potholes do you have in your dusty driveway?

  • May 24, 2021
Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) has been used on South Island driveways 16 years.
Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) has been used on South Island driveways 16 years.

If your driveway needs help, RAP it Up!

How many ruts and potholes do you have in your dusty or muddy driveway?

  • Apr 19, 2021
Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) has been used on South Island driveways 16 years.
When adding on to your home, it's important to design the addition to blend with the existing style and structure, says Derek Breen, Project Manager with MAC Renovation.

Planning for a new home addition? Start here!

If your family needs more space, it pays to start with a plan

  • Mar 8, 2021
When adding on to your home, it's important to design the addition to blend with the existing style and structure, says Derek Breen, Project Manager with MAC Renovation.
Erik Churlish, Managing Director of Pemberton Holmes Strata Property Management. Hiring a property manager can help your Strata Council handle issues quickly, respectfully, and affordably.

Don’t manage your home, live in it!

Take the pressure off your Strata Council by hiring an expert advocate

  • Nov 30, 2020
Erik Churlish, Managing Director of Pemberton Holmes Strata Property Management. Hiring a property manager can help your Strata Council handle issues quickly, respectfully, and affordably.
From a home theatre or rec room for the kids, to a home gym, guest space or hobby room, a basement offers valuable real estate that can be put to good use.

What could you do with that unfinished basement?

This often untapped resource can yield big benefits for the whole family

  • Nov 30, 2020
From a home theatre or rec room for the kids, to a home gym, guest space or hobby room, a basement offers valuable real estate that can be put to good use.
Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) has been used on South Island driveways for 15 years.

The Rural Driveway Dilemma: Rainy season, winter driveways and spring run-off

Now is the time to get your driveway ready for the weather ahead

  • Nov 16, 2020
Recycled Asphalt Product (RAP) has been used on South Island driveways for 15 years.