Renovating for 20 years

Residential renovations that stand the test of time

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Do you love the location of your home but not the layout? Are you looking to maximize the value of your current home? As we navigate through the changes of life, our needs and preferences may transform as well. We understand that renovations are a significant investment and longevity is a must - do it once and do it right.

The Hudson Penthouse

1400 ft2

Oceanside living

1750 ft2

A beautiful home in a forest setting

3700 ft2

Our team is passionate about revealing the potential of your home and building it to perfection. Wherever you may reside in Vancouver, and no matter how old your current place may be, we are experts at understanding your home, maximizing its value and navigating any potential risks. Whether you’re looking to do a small scale renovation or major renovation, we are full of ideas on how to make your vision come to life. We offer a free consultation and can review the cost per square foot to modernize your house, make it energy-efficient and easier to maintain.

Throughout the entire process it is our priority to ensure you feel comfortable at all times. We demonstrate the highest level of respect and mindfulness towards your family and neighbours. When we say we treat you like family, we mean it! Our quality isn’t just in the craftsmanship, it’s evident every step of the way.


Conceptualize the project and receive a high-level estimate

You may not yet fully know what is possible with your budget. We like to connect with you and conceptualize the project and chat about how to make the most out of it. This first step allows us to not only get acquainted, but understand your needs, wants, desires and quality expectations.

We’ll walk you through past projects to get an idea of the type of finishings that might be selected and to show first-hand the type of quality work the Upward team delivers. A review of the site and potential thoughts on code issues, land use, or allowable permit work would also be shared during this initial meeting. We’ll touch on some high-level budget expectations as well as our collaborative process to achieve your vision.


Development of the overall design results in an estimate and permits filed

Working with an Architect and/or Designer we plan out your vision for the project. Once the visual perspective is determined and permits are filed, the structural engineers are brought in as required. Now that the team is aligned, constraints are understood, and you’re starting to make some decisions, we are able to put together the target estimate for a more accurate budget. We guide you through this step-by-step before proceeding so that we can achieve success and your desired outcome.


Specify and design the interior by selecting finishings and fixtures, receive construction estimate

Now the fun part! We work with you to select how the interior space will reflect your vision as they design the look of their interior space. As fixtures and finishings are chosen, the construction estimate is updated with the final selections. But don’t worry, we give complete visibility into how fixtures, finishings and design decisions impact the budget. We want to make this as enjoyable of a process as possible!


Construction begins with a final tracking estimate and schedule. Project completion and move-in day

Now that all important decisions have been made, the construction phase begins and the schedule for the project is set. While subcontractors and the Upward team perform the work, the Project Manager works with the Site Manager to ensure the project stays on-time and on-budget. You’ll have weekly scheduled meetings with the Project Manager so that you are always up to date and informed. You can also utilize the Tracking Budget for a transparent view into the day to day running of the project. Our standard for the highest quality means everything to us, so rest assured that you are in the best hands and we can handle anything that may come our way.









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