Transform Your North Vancouver Home With These 4 Home Renovations

BonnieBasement Renovation, Bathroom Renovation, Home Renovations, Kitchen Renovations

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Looking to level up your North Van property but not sure which renovation to start with? We’ve got you covered. From simple projects like painting, redecorating or landscaping to major projects like adding a deck or pool, we’ve got plenty of ideas for you to pin to your vision board. Below, we’ll cover the four most popular home renovations to help you determine what to prioritize when it comes time for your next project:

1. Resurface the kitchen cabinets

Kitchen renovations are one of the most popular home renovations. They’re also one of the easiest ways to increase the value of your home while adding both functionality and style.

When it comes to renovating the kitchen, there are two different approaches:  a complete gut job—removing everything from the walls and floors down to studs or joists, then rebuilding it all from scratch, OR part-by-part—refacing as opposed to replacing cabinets, retiling floors, etc.

Depending on the state of your North Van home, time, and money, you might choose to either gut the place or simply redo certain parts. 

If you’re looking to save both time and money while still seeing a massive difference, we recommend resurfacing the kitchen cabinets. This is a great option if your cabinets are still in good shape but look outdated. 

2. Replace old tiles and update old fixtures in the bathroom

Bathrooms are fun and easy to renovate with minimal effort and expense. An average full bathroom renovation in Vancouver typically costs between $18,000 and $22,000—but it could be much more or less depending on how extensive your project is.

If you’re considering doing some work on your home’s bathrooms, there are plenty of things you can do to make them more functional and stylish without breaking the bank, including replacing old tile floors with new laminate flooring and updating fixtures with modern ones that match your decor better (new faucets and shower heads are especially easy upgrades).

3. Elevate the basement!

If you’re looking to add more space to your home, renovating your basement is a great way to do it. Most people don’t use their basement as much as they could or should, but by making some simple changes and adding new features you can turn this unused space into something amazing.

First off, decide what kind of project you want for your basement! If all that comes to mind when thinking about this area of the house is cold concrete floors and low ceilings, that’s perfect. 

The basement is an excellent place to create a rental suite, library, or home theatre! The sky is the limit. If you’re starting with an already gutted basement, almost any direction will guarantee an increase in property value.

4. Clean up the exterior of your home

A new roof, door, deck or patio can make your house look brand new. A new fence can help increase privacy and security for you and your family. A fresh coat of paint on your door can make your home feel more welcoming. These projects are often best instigated in the spring and summer, so it’s important to start planning now! 


Home renovations are a great way to increase the value of your home. The most popular types of home renovations include simple kitchen renos, bathroom upgrades, basement remodelling, and exterior improvements. All of these are excellent options. If you’re looking for direction and strategy when it comes to renovating your North Van home, give Craftsmen Contracting a call today. We’d be happy to guide you through the timeline from start to finish.