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Comox Valley’s 20th Annual Fall Building, Renovation and Decor Show!

Create your dream home ... our exhibitors will make it easy!

2012

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SEPTEMBER 28, 29 and 30, 2012 Comox Recreation Centre - 1855 Noel Avenue Show information:

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HOME EXPO 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

THINK

“FRESH”

WHEN SELECTING ROOF COLORS

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Thinking about a new roof for your home? Then think “FRESH.” That’s the advice national color expert Kate Smith recommends for homeowners considering a new roof. “The acronym FRESH stands for fixed features, regional colors, environment, style of home and historic colors,” says Smith, president of Sensational Color. “Considering these five elements can help you select the perfect roof color.”

FRESH Approach

This polymer roof includes a combination of tan, gray, violet and amber tones to create a blend that highlights the style of this home.

• Fixed Features — These are the permanent design elements of the home that need to be considered a constant feature of the house, such as the foundation, partial stone or brick facades, pathways and retaining walls. Each feature may be of a different material, but they usually will have a common color or color cast. Once you identify that common color, you can find a roof tile with a similar color or undertone that will work well for the overall home. For a home with slate tile walkway in shades of gray, Smith recommends a Slate Castle Gray combination of three tones of gray in a slate blend. A predominantly white house may look best with a solid slate black roof … or with a blend of grays with a tinge of purple. • Regional Colors — Each region of the country has prevalent colors based on the housing styles, available materials, natural surroundings and the quality of light.

Determine the colors in your area (mostly those you see a great deal of on other homes) to stick with regional colors. • Environment and Surroundings — Is your home in a rural setting or a downtown? Are you near the waterfront, a desert or a mountain? Temper the colors to complement your surroundings and the natural colors around you. The goal is to stand out while still fitting in. Consider a Mountain blend of multi-width shake tiles that complement wooded settings or a Chesapeake blend of oceanfront grays for coastal area homes. • Style of the Home — Remember that colors support the home’s style and architecture, not the other way around. So, determine your home’s style (are you a Ranch? Tudor? Art Deco? Greek Revival?) and then research to determine what colors are most associated with your style of home.

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Things to consider when budgeting your home improvement project Before beginning a home improvement project, homeowners should construct a budget to ensure the project is a success.

Home improvement projects have become de rigueur for today’s homeowners. Be it a kitchen remodel or the ever popular man cave project, home improvement projects remain a goal for many homeowners. As enticing as a home improvement project might be, no project can be successful until a budget has been established. The right budget will keep homeowners from going deep into debt when improving their homes, ensuring that, upon the project’s completion, they can fully enjoy their revamped castles without the specter of significant debt hanging ominously over their heads. Before beginning a home improvement project, homeowners can take the following things into consideration. • Personal finances: It sounds simple, but homeowners must examine their finances before starting a home improvement project. Just because a bank will loan out money for a project doesn’t mean the project is affordable. Homeowners should compare their monthly expenses with their incomes, and then determine what’s left that might be able to go toward a project. Monthly expenses include everything from groceries to mortgage payments. When the comparison between monthly

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expenses and monthly income has been made, homeowners can get a grasp of just what they can and cannot afford. • The project’s priority: Budgeting a home improvement project also involves being honest as to just how necessary the project is. For example, a man cave might be a dream project, but should it be a priority over other things around the house? If wear and tear is taking its toll on the roof, for instance, the money going toward the man cave should probably be allocated to replacing the roof instead. If a project is low on the priority list but high on the want list, re-examine those projects higher up on the priority list to determine if they are more deserving of immediate attention and funds than vanity projects. • Overrun costs: Not every home improvement project will come in at or under budget. Many, in fact, go over budget due to a host of factors. Homeowners should not be caught off guard when a project goes over budget. Instead, plan for the project to go over budget and expect such frustration. Allocate extra money in the original budget for overrun costs. This will reduce stress and frustration, and if the project comes in under budget, then there’s extra money when the project is completed.

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Booth #11

Booth #19

Booth #27

Protesa Cabinet Systems

Torry and Sons Plumbing & Heating Ltd.

Comox Valley CruiseShipCenters 250-334-3323 Booth #28, 29

Ironwood Shakes

Booth #20

Modern Windows

250-898-7008

Laser Light & Sound

604-485-2451

250-591-3876 Booth #13

Booth #30

1855 Noel Avenue

Booth #31-34

Booth #42

604-515-0004

Booth #23

BC Hydro-Public Affairs and Power Smart

Blinds, Billiards & Baubles

604-623-3802

250-941-7824

Booth #15

CHIC Liquid Vinyl System

Rupert Solutions

250-740-5225

Booth #35

Booth #43, 44

Price’s Alarms

Van Houtte Coffee

250-384-4104

21 Degrees Mechanical

250-753-4107

250-334-2100

Booth #36

Booth #45

Lobby

Fifth Avenue Collection Jewellery

Coombs Country Candy

Booth #16

Enviro Foam Insulation

250-339-5852

250-418-8827

Rada Classic Cutlery

250-730-2401

IC Glass

250-246-9289

250-339-7003

Booth #49, 50

250-951-6270

Bath Fitter

250-760-1852

Booth #41

Valley Home Check Ltd.

Booth #14

Booth #24

Booth #25

250-897-5800

Sole Mate

Central Builders’ Supply Ltd.

Booth #37, 46

250-766-5444

250-334-4416

Booth #17

250-339-6522 Booth #6

Booth #10

Booth #18, 18A

Booth #26

Island Basement Systems

Quick & Easy Granite

Costco Wholesale

The Comfort Group

250-898-7710

250-331-8700

250-954-3680

Pro Star Mechanical Technologies Ltd. 250-339-6914

877-379-2768

Booth #38

Crossland Storage Sheds

250-897-3388

250-204-1744

Is Your STUCCO... We Have the Cracked, Dirty, Weathered?

Solution!

NEVER

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Comox Valley’s final major show of the year starts on Friday in Comox. See the newest and the best products and services for your home and outdoor living at one location in three big, action-packed days!

250-383-7128

250-897-3349

Epicure Selections

Safe & Sound Window Film

250-897-1098

Booth #48

Van Isle Windows Ltd.

250-218-9995

North Island Cabinet Refacing

Shaw Cable Systems G.P.

Booth #40

St. John’s Ambulance

Kitchen Craft International Cookware

Booth #7, 8

Message from the Show Manager

250-338-8564

250-338-6751

Booth #4

Booth #9

250-618-7126

Your Way Realty

Booth # 1

Booth #5

Booth #47

Budget Blinds of Comox Valley

Booth #21, 22

250-339-1097

250-650-3499

Booth #39

Donnelly Skylights

CIBC

LeafGuard Gutters

Green Earth Carpet Cleaning

COMOX RECREATION CENTRE

Comox Valley’s Fall Building, Renovations and Decor Show

Booth #12

Booth #3

3SEPTEMBER BIG28,DAYS 29 and 30

HOME 250-338-8865

Signature West Floor & Window Fashions Inc.

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, September 28, 2012

20th ANNUAL FALL

250-752-8871

Booth #2

HOME EXPO 2012

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On behalf of the Show Management, over 60 exhibitors, we would like to welcome area residents to the 20th Annual Fall Home Expo. You will be stimulated, inspired, and entertained...all for free!

Bartle & Gibson 250-334-0645

Come find decorators, builders, remodelers, designers, suppliers and other professionals with expertise in the home improvement and design industry. This show emphasizes on the finishing touches that make a house a “home” and the resources to make your home a “masterpiece”!

Booth #51-54

Johns’ Bedroom Barn & Foam Warehouse

Save thousands on home improvements and renovations. There are prizes to be won, live demonstrations and get free advice from the region’s professionals to make your home fix ups easy.

250-741-1888 Booth #55, 56

Come to the Comox Valley Fall Home Expo 2012, September 28–30 at the Comox Recreation Centre, 1855 Noel Ave. Create your dream home. Admission is FREE all weekend. Don Whitman Show Manager Evergreen Exhibitions Ltd.

250-724-0033

250-923-1050

Did you know?

According to Remodeling magazine’s 20112012 “Cost Vs. Value Report,“ replacement projects perform better in resale value than other types of remodeling projects. Siding-, window- and door-replacement

projects all recoup between 69 and 78 percent of their initial costs. Replacement projects perhaps recoup so much value because, with the exception of roofing projects, each of the projects examined in the report are priced at less than $19,000. Replacement projects also tend to rely heavily on durable, low-maintenance products, reducing the overall cost of the project while helping owners eventually regain more of their investment. In addition, replacement projects are known to instantly increase curb appeal, helping homeowners make a strong first impression with prospective buyers.

DAN GAUTHIER, of West Bend Kitchen Craft Cookware, will present cooking and kitchen demonstrations. Fri : 7:00 pm Sat : 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm Sun : 11:00 am, 1:30 pm

PRIVACY or VIEW?

CHIC Liquid Vinyl SYSTEM CHIC Liquid Vinyl is not a paint but a revolutionary coating system e engineered to provide beautiful and extremely lo long lasting protection for stucco, masonry, m metal and wood siding.

Let us make your home... Weatherproof Repairs Cracks Unmatched Durability Low Maintenance Professionally Installed

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For a complimentary in home consultation and estimate call Dave.

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Booth #11

Booth #19

Booth #27

Protesa Cabinet Systems

Torry and Sons Plumbing & Heating Ltd.

Comox Valley CruiseShipCenters 250-334-3323 Booth #28, 29

Ironwood Shakes

Booth #20

Modern Windows

250-898-7008

Laser Light & Sound

604-485-2451

250-591-3876 Booth #13

Booth #30

1855 Noel Avenue

Booth #31-34

Booth #42

604-515-0004

Booth #23

BC Hydro-Public Affairs and Power Smart

Blinds, Billiards & Baubles

604-623-3802

250-941-7824

Booth #15

CHIC Liquid Vinyl System

Rupert Solutions

250-740-5225

Booth #35

Booth #43, 44

Price’s Alarms

Van Houtte Coffee

250-384-4104

21 Degrees Mechanical

250-753-4107

250-334-2100

Booth #36

Booth #45

Lobby

Fifth Avenue Collection Jewellery

Coombs Country Candy

Booth #16

Enviro Foam Insulation

250-339-5852

250-418-8827

Rada Classic Cutlery

250-730-2401

IC Glass

250-246-9289

250-339-7003

Booth #49, 50

250-951-6270

Bath Fitter

250-760-1852

Booth #41

Valley Home Check Ltd.

Booth #14

Booth #24

Booth #25

250-897-5800

Sole Mate

Central Builders’ Supply Ltd.

Booth #37, 46

250-766-5444

250-334-4416

Booth #17

250-339-6522 Booth #6

Booth #10

Booth #18, 18A

Booth #26

Island Basement Systems

Quick & Easy Granite

Costco Wholesale

The Comfort Group

250-898-7710

250-331-8700

250-954-3680

Pro Star Mechanical Technologies Ltd. 250-339-6914

877-379-2768

Booth #38

Crossland Storage Sheds

250-897-3388

250-204-1744

Is Your STUCCO... We Have the Cracked, Dirty, Weathered?

Solution!

NEVER

Paint Again

Comox Valley’s final major show of the year starts on Friday in Comox. See the newest and the best products and services for your home and outdoor living at one location in three big, action-packed days!

250-383-7128

250-897-3349

Epicure Selections

Safe & Sound Window Film

250-897-1098

Booth #48

Van Isle Windows Ltd.

250-218-9995

North Island Cabinet Refacing

Shaw Cable Systems G.P.

Booth #40

St. John’s Ambulance

Kitchen Craft International Cookware

Booth #7, 8

Message from the Show Manager

250-338-8564

250-338-6751

Booth #4

Booth #9

250-618-7126

Your Way Realty

Booth # 1

Booth #5

Booth #47

Budget Blinds of Comox Valley

Booth #21, 22

250-339-1097

250-650-3499

Booth #39

Donnelly Skylights

CIBC

LeafGuard Gutters

Green Earth Carpet Cleaning

COMOX RECREATION CENTRE

Comox Valley’s Fall Building, Renovations and Decor Show

Booth #12

Booth #3

3SEPTEMBER BIG28,DAYS 29 and 30

HOME 250-338-8865

Signature West Floor & Window Fashions Inc.

COMOX VALLEY RECORD • Friday, September 28, 2012

20th ANNUAL FALL

250-752-8871

Booth #2

HOME EXPO 2012

www.comoxvalleyrecord.com

On behalf of the Show Management, over 60 exhibitors, we would like to welcome area residents to the 20th Annual Fall Home Expo. You will be stimulated, inspired, and entertained...all for free!

Bartle & Gibson 250-334-0645

Come find decorators, builders, remodelers, designers, suppliers and other professionals with expertise in the home improvement and design industry. This show emphasizes on the finishing touches that make a house a “home” and the resources to make your home a “masterpiece”!

Booth #51-54

Johns’ Bedroom Barn & Foam Warehouse

Save thousands on home improvements and renovations. There are prizes to be won, live demonstrations and get free advice from the region’s professionals to make your home fix ups easy.

250-741-1888 Booth #55, 56

Come to the Comox Valley Fall Home Expo 2012, September 28–30 at the Comox Recreation Centre, 1855 Noel Ave. Create your dream home. Admission is FREE all weekend. Don Whitman Show Manager Evergreen Exhibitions Ltd.

250-724-0033

250-923-1050

Did you know?

According to Remodeling magazine’s 20112012 “Cost Vs. Value Report,“ replacement projects perform better in resale value than other types of remodeling projects. Siding-, window- and door-replacement

projects all recoup between 69 and 78 percent of their initial costs. Replacement projects perhaps recoup so much value because, with the exception of roofing projects, each of the projects examined in the report are priced at less than $19,000. Replacement projects also tend to rely heavily on durable, low-maintenance products, reducing the overall cost of the project while helping owners eventually regain more of their investment. In addition, replacement projects are known to instantly increase curb appeal, helping homeowners make a strong first impression with prospective buyers.

DAN GAUTHIER, of West Bend Kitchen Craft Cookware, will present cooking and kitchen demonstrations. Fri : 7:00 pm Sat : 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30 pm Sun : 11:00 am, 1:30 pm

PRIVACY or VIEW?

CHIC Liquid Vinyl SYSTEM CHIC Liquid Vinyl is not a paint but a revolutionary coating system e engineered to provide beautiful and extremely lo long lasting protection for stucco, masonry, m metal and wood siding.

Let us make your home... Weatherproof Repairs Cracks Unmatched Durability Low Maintenance Professionally Installed

Coastal Home Improvement Centre www.coastalhomeimprovement.ca

SERVING VANCOUVER ISLAND Victoria Nanaimo Duncan

250-858-6308 250-740-5225 250-815-0781

HAVE BOTH!

SAFE & SOUND WINDOW FILM TRANSFORMING your GLASS

safeandsoundwindowfilm.com

• 99% UV reduction against fading • up to 83% heat & glare reduction • one way visibility, daytime privacy • for regular windows, doors & skylights • frosted films for deck railings • lifetime warranty EARTHQUAKE SAFETY FILM SPECIALIST

For a complimentary in home consultation and estimate call Dave.

250.339.7003

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Friday, September 28, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

HOME EXPO 2012

Simple ways to give your bathroom a new look & feel

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Take our quick survey and you could win! At the COMOX VALLEY RECORD we always put our readers first. We’d like to know you better so we can keep you informed and connected.

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Replacing old bathroom tiles with newer ones is an easy and inexpensive way to give a bathroom a new look and feel. According to the “Remodeling” magazine’s 2011-12 “Cost vs. Value Report,” which compares the average cost for 35 popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale, homeowners can expect to spend upward of $52,000 on an upscale bathroom remodel. That makes a bathroom remodel one of the more expensive home improvement projects a homeowner can undertake. For many homeowners, that costly price tag is simply too much money to commit, especially in an economy where money is still hard to come by. Fortunately, there are several simple ways homeowners can give their bathrooms a new look and feel without breaking the bank. • Install a new shower. One of the best ways to give a bathroom a new look is to replace the traditional tub and showerhead with a bigger, more airy shower. Such showers are typically found in modern hotels that boast luxury amenities. Instead of the tub and slide glass, choose a hinged door with heavier glass, replacing the bathtub entirely. • Add windows and a skylight. Many bathrooms, particularly those in older homes, sorely lack adequate lighting. Adding some extra windows and a skylight can give a bathroom an entirely new look, even if you don’t replace any of the existing features or fixtures. Sunlight can make a bathroom more inviting, giving the room the feeling of a sanctuary that many of today’s homeowners prefer. • Add some entertainment. Just like they offer larger showers with more room to breathe, many luxury hotels now ensure

guests can be entertained even while they’re in the bathroom. Such hotels often feature small flatscreen televisions that sit behind the bathroom’s mirror. Guests don’t even see the television until it’s turned on. Homeowners can bring this lap of luxury into their own homes. This is especially valuable to homeowners whose bathrooms currently feature soaking tubs where they can escape the daily grind with a hot bath and now even watch a little television while they soak. • Replace old tiles. Many homeowners cite their bathroom’s tiles as the feature they would most like to change. Old linoleum tiles give many bathrooms a dated look that few of today’s homeowners find appealing. Glass tiles are growing in popularity, but those old linoleum or glazed tiles can be swapped out with porcelain or stone tiles to give the room an entirely new look without spending excessively. • Replace the toilet. Another easy way to give a bathroom a new look is to replace the toilet. Older toilets may be eyesores and many are not very eco-friendly, either. A new toilet can give the bathroom a sleek, modern look, and since many of today’s luxury models are low-flow, you’ll also save money on your monthly water bill while doing something good for the environment. Renovating a bathroom is a top priority for many homeowners. But if a full-scale remodel is not within your budget, there are still plenty of inexpensive ways to give your bathroom a new look and feel.

Take our survey and you could win…a Toshiba 55” LCD TV. The stylish 55G310U LCD TV combines the brilliantly detailed Full HD 1080p display with Toshiba’s ClearFrame™ 120Hz technology for superb picture quality free of motion blur. Courtesy of Visual Sound AVU Click www.surveymonkey.com/s/comox One survey and entry per household. Must be 19 years or older to participate. Prize accepted as awarded. Winner will be a random draw of all survey entries.


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Renovations THAT PAY OFF Renovations that will be well worth the investment you want to sell Is it better to add a fireplace or a pool? Several elements can affect the resale value of your home, starting with its surface area, location, and its age. Renovating bathrooms, kitchen, and paintwork are good resale investments, as are as a wide array of other improvements that can increase market value. Among the renovation projects that represent the best return on investment (between 50 and 75 percent), experts recommend replacing the heating system, finishing the basement, adding a fireplace and a garage, and installing solid wood flooring, new doors and windows, and good quality exterior siding. Other projects include replacing the roofing shingles, adding a patio and a central airconditioning system (25 to 75 percent) and, to a lesser extent, the addition of a home cinema

A finished basement, a fireplace, garage, and hardwood flooring will usually increase the market value of your home.

and a fence as well as landscaping and a paved or asphalted driveway (25 to 50 percent). According to the experts, projects that have little effect on the resale value of your home include the addition of a pool or a skylight. Of course, work that is done poorly or in bad taste will negatively affect the potential sales value of your property. Another thing to keep in mind is that if you entrust some of your renovations to a professional, always insist on a written agreement with a clear completion date. Wherever possible, opt for eco-energy solutions that will allow you to sell more quickly and at a higher price.

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Friday, September 21, 2012 • COMOX VALLEY RECORD

HOME EXPO 2012

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