ORCCA Dental Clinic Society

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This is a cause that is very close to our hearts. We assisted in the design, organization and implementation of the first non profit dental clinic for kids that otherwise could not afford it.

Recently featured in Homes and Living

Homes and Living

Our Ten Mile Point Renovation was covered in Homes and Living March Renovation Issue. This was a beautiful house with a stunning view. We revamped most of the main floor, and put in what we believe to be the largest single slab kitchen island on Vancouver Island.

Help Nu-View Homes Help Kai!

Nu-View Loves Kai

At Nu-View Homes we pride ourselves on being very family oriented.  We consider our staff and those we work with to be among our Nu-View family.  That is why this year our team has committed to helping a local family, not only financially, but in every capacity we possibly can while they are going through any parent’s worst nightmare.
Just before Christmas, and only days after his sixth birthday Kai Hennessey was airlifted to BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.  He was diagnosed with ALCL Lymphoma, a very rare and serious form of cancer.  Kai along with his family has had to relocate to Vancouver while he fights the battle of his life.  He is expected to receive chemotherapy and other aggressive cancer treatments for the next six months to a year.

Kai has gone to school with Nu-View Homes President, Keith Andrews’ 5-year-old son Keaghan since preschool and they started Kindergarten at Deep Cove Elementary School together in the fall.  The news of Kai’s sickness shook our family, shook the school and shook anybody who has ever come into contact with this bright, gentle and sweet little boy.

This year Deep Cove Elementary School has made February 12th “I  Kai Day.”  The whole day will be dedicated to helping Kai!  There will be a bake sale and a head shaving fundraiser with all proceeds going to the Hennessey family.  Keaghan has volunteered to help his buddy Kai and he will be shaving his hair into a mohawk to support his friend!

We are reaching out to our local community, our friends and our family to ask for your help.  Keaghan is currently collecting pledges to shave his head; our goal is to relieve some of the financial burden on the Hennessey’s so that they can focus onhelping Kai get better.  Together with your generosity we can help Kai and his wonderful family beat cancer!

To pledge Keaghan online, please go to the “Help Kai on His Healing Journey” Go Fund Me account at http://www.gofundme.com/j42gsk (please add that you are pledging Keaghan Andrews in the comment section).  Or you can write a cheque to School District 63 and one of us at Nu-View Homes will come and pick it up at your convenience (please email shelly@nuviewhomes.com to arrange pickup).

We thank you in advance,
All of us at Nu-View Homes

The Victoria Times Colonist covered our build

The Victoria Times Colonist made a short video of one of our builds!

The Isabella is ready for her close up!

We’ve been extremely busy over here @ Nu-View Homes getting The Isabella ready to show off!  The suites are now complete and Unit #2 has already sold! Don’t worry though; there are still two others that you could make your own!

Unit #3 is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom 920 sq. ft. condo.  Inside you’ll fantastic finishes, Chef-Series appliances and a remote controlled gas fireplace. It also has a spacious south-facing patio that is perfect for entertaining guests and barbequing.

Unit #1 is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1604 sq. ft. townhouse that boasts a master suite that occupies the entire upper floor! Exquisite finishing and attention to detail went into creating this showcase suite that also includes a 520 sq. ft. south-facing deck!

The Isabella is a Character Conversion project and the interior of Unit #1 is a perfect example of this. Inside, historical features exist symbiotically with contemporary touches. This is epitomized perfectly in the kitchen and the adjacent dining room. The dining area is crowned by a beautiful coffered ceiling and the sleek, white gloss cabinets that wrap the adjacent kitchen aesthetically contrast the historical detail. The meshing of “old” and “new” features throughout the interior is nothing less than stunning!

Oh, and speaking of Unit #1’s kitchen! It was built by our very own Nu-View Homes’ crew and it is pretty fantastic if we do say so ourselves! If you or anyone you know is looking to renovate a kitchen, give us a call! We’d love to transform your outdated, drab or unfunctional kitchen into the kitchen of your dreams!

We’ve set up a Presentation Centre @ 344 Irving Road that’s open Monday-Tuesday 10:00am – 6:00pm, Wednesday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm.  The Isabella is ready for her close-up, so please come check out this gem for yourself!

Home Renovations – Kitchens

Are you thinking about embarking on a home renovation?  You’ve probably heard of some renovation horror stories that sound incredibly painful…why would someone even take on a reno unless they have unlimited time and money to burn?!  It doesn’t always work out that way, however…especially if you plan ahead!

Where To Start?

Kitchens are a great space to renovate in your home.  Chances are your family spends a ton of time there and kitchen renos have one of the highest Return on Investment of any home renovation/upgrade.  Renovating the kitchen gives you the opportunity to lay out the floor plan to exactly how you work in it, maximizing efficiency and making your life easier!

Do Your Research

There are tons of great resources online (Houzz, Pinterest, etc.) to help you get inspired on the type of design aesthetic you want for your kitchen.  Making a “wish-list” is also extremely helpful so you can prioritize your needs and your wants.  One of the first things you should do is to research and select your appliances.  The kitchen is designed around these and they also make up a large portion of your budget.

Controlling Budget – Be Prepared

Being prepared with a detailed set of plans will save you money and time.  Try to make all your changes ‘on paper’…moving walls/changing the layout on paper during the design phase is much more economical than moving and changing the real thing!    Also, if you’re budget-conscious, try not to make too many structural changes…these can add up in a hurry!

Where To Spend Your Money

That $40/sq. ft. tile may look absolutely amazing, but if your budget doesn’t reach to the sky, picking a flooring that is more economical, but still durable and aesthetically pleasing is a good idea.  Try to spend your money between your ‘knees and your shoulders’ and on the things that you’re always touching/using (appliances, faucets, slow-close drawer/door hardware, etc.).  Also, make sure to work with a great designer and a great builder/contractor.  They can help you get some great pricing on your products and materials and they’ll make the kitchen of your dreams into reality!

 

 

The Irving Project is now “The Isabella”

Progress is coming along nicely down at 344 Irving Road in Fairfield. The units have taken shape and the finishing details are being added with cabinets, plumbing fixtures, tile and flooring being installed.

Nu-View Homes The Isabella Bathroom

What’s in a name?

With the finish line coming into view, this beautiful character conversion project needed an equally special name and the fabled pioneer, Isabella Ross, provided the inspiration. Isabella was the wife of Hudson Bay Company Chief Trader (at Fort Victoria) Charles Ross and was the first woman to own land in Victoria.

Isabella Ross Marker

Own a part of this masterpiece!

Construction will be complete in the next few months. In the meantime, you can visit www.theisabella.ca to check out the details of the project.

What’s next?

Keep an eye out for out next endeavor, The Armadale, located in beautiful James Bay at 549 Toronto Street.

Nu-View Homes The Armadale

The Irving Update – Coming Into Focus

Our current project on Irving Road in the Gonzalez neighborhood of Victoria is moving along nicely.  Important technical aspects like the plumbing rough in, and electrical rough in have been completed and we’ve gone ahead and backfilled the foundation.

The concrete has been poured and leveled for the two downstairs units, and the boys have been busy erecting the interior walls.

It’s getting easier to imagine the finished product.

Sure everything is concrete and bare wood right now, but can you see all the light coming in through that window? It’s easy to see how great the kitchen will look here.

Nu View Irving New Kitchen

There could be more cabinet space… but we will work on that later.

Our office desk might be made out of plywood and nails, but there’s no reason this shouldn’t be someone’s ideal workspace someday.

We can’t get ahead of ourselves of course. There’s still a lot of work to be done down here.  The fire separation needs to be completed, and we’ll be starting work on the upstairs portion soon. It’s good to have a vision of the finished product though. When you know what you’re driving for, it’s easier to take the straightest path towards your goal.

Nu-View Irving Office Desk

Our team dog “Timber” has tried to teach us this valuable lesson with his own keen vision.  Where some people might see only a bobcat excavator bucket, he sees a comfortable bed in the sun. You have to respect that eye for potential.

Nu-View Irving Timber Job Site Dog

Found in the Top 100

As we talked about last week, the Irving Project in Victoria is coming along nicely. Our plan to renovate this Fairfield heritage home into three distinct luxury condo’s is still in its early stages, but already we are seeing some great indications of success.

Canadian Real Estate Magazine released a report this week detailing the Top 100 Canadian Neighbourhoods to invest in. Fairfield in Victoria was right at the top, sharing space with neighbourhoods like Vancouver’s Yaletown for its unique homes and tree-lined avenues.

It feels good to be a part of this areas reputed potential, but for now we still have a project to finish.

News 1130 reported on the story here.

The Irving Project

Nestled among the green garden streets of the Gonzales neighbourhood is a quiet little road named Irving. It’s a scenic area of Victoria, and a pleasant place for a Sunday drive.

It’s also the location of Nu-View Homes’ latest project, and it has us very excited.