TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - A tired bathroom turned spa oasis. An
unfinished basement transformed into a space to entertain or exercise.
A custom home that spans four levels with seven bedrooms, nine
bathrooms, an elevator, a home theatre and an eight-car lift in the
garage. These inspired professional renovations were among several
award-winning projects revealed by the Building Industry and Land
Development Association on the opening day of the National Home Show.
"We had the most submissions ever for our annual Renovation and Custom
Building Awards as well as the best overall showcase of projects in
years. Whether it's a kitchen, bath, basement, addition or custom home,
all of the projects are design-magazine quality," said BILD President
and CEO Stephen Dupuis.
Homeowners looking for some renovation inspiration can see before and
after photos of all of the entries including the winners by visiting
Destination Renovation at the National Home Show, February 18-27, at
the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. "We're showcasing 53
renovations of all types, budgets and styles, as well as offering
homeowners an opportunity to enjoy a renovation conversation with our
professional RenoMark(TM) contractors," Dupuis added.
In the Best Renovation Under $75,000 category, Capoferro Design Build Group has been awarded the trophy for the second consecutive year. The
winning project involved updating a tired bathroom so that it now
resembles a spa oasis with black porcelain walls, a mahogany vanity and
a hidden exhaust system that keeps the mirror fog-free.
W.C. Meek Design and Construction Ltd. is the winner of the Best Renovation $75,000-$150,000 category with an
ensuite and basement duo.
PROBUILT by Michael Upshall is the winner in the Best Renovation $150,000-$300,000 category for
transforming an unfinished basement into a useable living space with a
king-sized bedroom and ensuite, a billiards room, wet bar and media
In the Best Renovation $300,000-$500,000 category, Woodcastle Homes Ltd takes the trophy for a massive demolition and four additions that
improved the exterior and interior feel and flow of a bungalow.
Northern Edge Construction wins the Best Renovation more than $500,000 category for a project that
included a custom addition featuring a residential elevator, glass
flooring and hot-water in-floor hearing throughout.
In the very competitive category of Best Custom Home, a stunning
four-level, 23-room mansion featuring an elevator, a home theatre and
an eight-car lift in the garage by Ambassador Fine Custom Homes Inc. is crowned the best of the best.
The prestigious Renovator of the Year award was bestowed upon Eurodale Developments. The company's commitment to quality, service and professionalism,
combined with its leadership and contribution to the industry earned
partners Brendan Charters and Jim Cunningham the most coveted of BILD
renovation awards. (Please see separate news release about Renovator of
Images of the projects mentioned are available upon request.
With more than 1,350 members, BILD, formed through the merger of the
Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association and Urban Development
Institute/Ontario, is the voice of the land development, home building
and professional renovation industry in the Greater GTA. BILD is
proudly affiliated with the Ontario and Canadian Home Builders'
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