FROM DESIGN TO PROJECT COMPLETION

 
  • Are you planning to update your home with renovations, but don't know where to start?

  • Starting a kitchen or bath renovation and overwhelmed with tile, counter, paint & flooring choices?

  • New to the Comox Valley and need help designing and renovating your home or vacation retreat?

We can help! With over 10 years of experience in the real estate and home renovation business and a curated network of trade professionals,  we can design your project and take it to completion. We know what upgrades add value and can help you decide where to splurge and where to save to help maximize the value of your home. We supply the design advice and you do what works for your budget.

We have a knack for taking older properties from dated and uninviting spaces to vibrant, warm and welcoming homes. We will work with you to create a fresh look for your home or project and then help you implement the vision.

We provide styling and design consulting for both commercial and residential projects. From a few hours of advice and colour consultation, to in-depth projects with photoshop and 3D renderings, we have different packages and rates to suit your needs. 

To keep the guess work out of hiring tradespeople, we connect you with our trusted trade partners and you also get access to preferred rates at Benjamin Moore House of Colour, Andrew Sheret (Splashes)  and other local and out-of-town decor and furniture providers.

We invite your to peruse our à la carte rates here.

As seen in Canadian Home Trends Magazine, Marc and Mandi Show - City TV.

Canadian Home Trends February 2019

Canadian Home Trends February 2019

Canadian Home Trends Special Edition - All About Basements March 2019

Canadian Home Trends Special Edition - All About Basements March 2019

Sharleen Kneeland talks with David Stansfield from Teak Tree about their beautiful furniture. Did you know you can catch new episodes of Marc & Mandy on TV throughout North America?

Let Your Home Shine with HomeGlow.

 
 

The Team

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Sharleen Kneeland
Founder & Home Stylist

 Waterfront West + HomeGlow

Also: Mom, Ballet + Swing Dancer + Tracy Anderson Fanatic 

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Dustin Kneeland
Owner

Main Street Renovations

Also: Dad + Guitar Player (and collector) + Mountain Bike Fanatic

 

After fixing up and selling their 1911 character home in Vancouver's trendy Main Street area, Sharleen and Dustin gathered up their courage and made the move to the Comox Valley in 2003 . With some money saved up from the sale, they decided to take a big gamble: they left their 9 to 5s in Vancouver, purchased a home in the West Orchard neighbourhood of Courtenay and moved to the island...without jobs. 

The first call to action was fixing up their home - a 1938 character home that needed everything. Sharleen got to work redesigning it and Dustin; renovating it. Shortly after, the couple began receiving compliments from neighbours happy with the transformation and naturally people started hiring Dustin to work on their homes.

Word of mouth brought more and more work and Dustin decided to make it official and start a business. In a hat tip to the Main Street home that enabled them to escape the city, they decided to name it Main Street Renovations.

In the meantime, Sharleen was working on Waterfront West, a real estate portal for buying and selling waterfront homes in B.C. This is a business that she was (and still is) passionate about, that would enable her to work from her home office and make time for a soon to be (super cute) son.

The Kneeland Family

The Kneeland Family

A few years later,  with two established businesses and a young son, Sharleen and Dustin embarked upon their next massive project. This time, it was a very large and somewhat neglected 1935 craftsman home with art deco touches. This home had great bones but featured.... knob and tube wiring, leaky windows, uninsulated walls and a dreary and creepy entrance way.

While the home sat empty prior to possession, Sharleen created a vision for the new design. Prior to moving, she walked over to the empty home on a daily basis and peered in windows, reimagining the interior layout and obsessing over paint colours. Once inside, as with their previous homes, Sharleen drew up floor and kitchen plans, specified walls to be ripped out and reimagined the flow of the home.  The goal was to beautify the home, but also to make it more functional by opening up the layout, bringing in natural light and enabling the family to get maximum use out of  every room.

Following these transformations, more work, paint and design requests from friends and neighbours followed. Then, something different started to happen: local design stores began asking her for her "portfolio" and people she didn't know started to call and ask for her design services. Jobs started to line up.

With a list of requests, she decided to make her design services part of Waterfront West. Having a young son at home, she still did not advertise her services, but continued to get design clients and do consulting through word of mouth. Finally, in 2015 HomeGlow Studio was created as a natural extension of the two businesses. 

Today, Sharleen works on projects of all size and scope. She offers mood boards and help with hard finishes, as well as 3D renderings and full design services. From help with sourcing fabrics and furnishing your home to creating a vision for a complete remodel, procuring licenses, project management and more, HomeGlow Studio is now a full-service design company.

Sharleen’s work has also been featured in Canadian Home Trends Magazine and on the March and Mandy Show on City TV.

Dustin and Sharleen work together with their curated network of trade professionals on many projects, but Sharleen also works with other respected trades and contractors in the valley.

Community Partners

We work with the following respected British Columbia companies & partners to create your local HomeGlow package:

Benjamin Moore 
House of Colour

249 5th St, Courtenay, BC

Tab Imports
Supplier

285 5th St, Courtenay, BC

 

 

LandCor Data Corporation
Statistics

200-313 6th St.,  New West, BC

  

 

Design Therapy
Supplier

291 5th St, Courtenay, BC

CF Interiors
Supplier

1365 Pemberton, North Vancouver, BC