18 January, 2021

Before & After: Revealing Potential in a Stunning Full Home Renovation

Before & After – Full Home Renovation in North Vancouver

Everyone loves a transformation, and this exterior and interior home renovation project took an older-looking house and made it a stunning residence for a busy family. The full home renovation went past just aesthetics adding functionality to the layout with more storage and opening up the home to its full potential.  The house was built in the 1950s as a post-war bungalow home with little architectural detail. The layout and style didn’t suit the homeowner’s lifestyle as their family expanded, the kids got older and they needed more room to spread out and gain more privacy. The need for modern items like a mudroom became more pressing as the kids began participating in sports. Worst of all, the first floor wasn’t being used because the layout was not functioning for the family.

The vision

It was a long time goal to renovate the home, and the homeowners liked the space they were in and the neighbourhood. When they moved in 10 years prior, they had done some light renovations painting doors and changing hardware, but they knew that they would want to do a full renovation at some point in the future. Ten years later, the homeowners started researching potential construction companies they could trust and asked a friend who owned a local building supply company for a recommendation. Upward was top on the list. They reached out to Upward and met with the team. Impressed by the level of knowledge and understanding of the home type, the team seemed to have the engineering understanding and carpentry experience they were looking for in a construction partner.

The homeowner engaged Upward Construction to help update the home and work with our team to capture their home vision.  Working with a designer and our project manager, we answered their questions to transform the space into a usable, contemporary home with a modern kitchen and living area. Our Upward Process helped them focus on the dream while helping them define, select and build their home while staying on time and on a budget for their project.

The remodel includes easy access to the covered outdoor patio and a large garden with an entertainment area. Watch the before and after transformation of this North Vancouver home.

Before & After Transformation

The video shares the stunning home renovation transformation including the exterior and interior layout changes for this North Vancouver home.

Client review

In a recent check-in with the homeowner, we asked what they enjoyed about working with us on the project. They responded, “The communication and planning and everything was done with a purpose. It wasn’t haphazard. The timeline and budget were very organized, and I enjoyed having a site manager on the entire project.” In regards to how the quality of work met their needs, “The way that Upward does things, they don’t get the cheapest sub-trades, the same crew assigned to your project. Their use of the project management tool Builder Trend keeps you informed…they really care.”


Transforming the look from a dated home to a stunning home with curb appeal revealed the potential of the home.

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Exterior Before

Before renovation 1950s North Vancouver home

Exterior after

After renovation 1950s North Vancouver home


The living room received a contemporary update in design and maximized the layout.

Details of the interior living room update from the 1950s to a modern contemporary family friendly layout.

Livingroom before and after renovation north Vancouver


The rear of the home turned from a functional backyard to a stunning entertainment zone with a full walkout from the kitchen to the outdoor covered dining area.


rear exterior after renovation North Vancouver

Adding in the large opening doorway allows a flow between indoor and outdoor spaces.


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This side view of the rear garden showcases the entertaining space added as part of the renovation project.


If you are planning a full home renovation and would like to meet about your project, please CONTACT US so we can get back to you right away.

To review other renovation projects you might enjoy reviewing these full renovation projects featured on our website:

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