Renovating Archive

Laneway Housing – a viable option for New Westminster?

A fixture in Toronto, laneway housing began in Vancouver in 2009. The question of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) appeared on New Westminster’s radar in 2012. The issue continues to draw strong opinion for and against – even between neighbours.     A  laneway house is a smaller, detached home located in place ...Read More

Renovating a Character House

Refurbished older homes boast character that can’t be reproduced, and in today’s push for a lighter building footprint, renovating one can be a sound investment. Article by: Carol Crenna Elana Zysblat, programming 
director at Vancouver Heritage Foundation, offers guidance on updating an old home
. Why refurbish an old house?
 Zysblat: Heritage houses ...Read More