Square One provides a $15,000 home renovation for a second deserving family

August 17, 2021

(Vancouver, BC): Vancouver-based home insurance provider Square One has launched the second episode of its popular Room Makeover Series on YouTube.

  • Square One helps families who have gone through hardships by helping them breathe new life into their home;
  • $15,000 is available for deserving families to transform their home with a room makeover within 48 hours;
  • Anyone can nominate a friend, family member or someone they know in need; and,
  • The second episode features a family of 3 who persevered through a challenging time.

Breathing new life into Canadian homes

Like most companies, Square One transitioned to working from home in response to the pandemic. They learned from customers and staff that home is becoming a higher priority for families. More than ever, families need a safe space to enjoy each other’s company.

So, Square One came up with the Room Makeover series. It’s a terrific way to entertain those at home and help the families and communities that need it most right now.

The series is hosted by interior designer Lisa Moody from Grapevine Designs with support from Morris VanAndel of Vanwest Developments. Each episode introduces viewers to the family and follows the makeover process from conceptualization to construction to styling—all completed within a 48-hour window.

Lisa smiling in a room
Lisa Moody, Grapevine Designs
Morris smiling in a room
Morris VanAndel, Vanwest Developments

Viewers can see the thought process behind the design and the challenge of implementing it within tight time constraints. It all culminates with a surprise reveal to the family.

“The Room Makeover Series is our way of giving something back to the community, especially during what’s been an incredibly trying time for everyone,” says Daniel Mirkovic, Square One’s President. “We’re so happy to have been able to help another family transform their home this summer.”

“We know how important a safe and comfortable home is, and we’re really looking forward to continuing the series.”

Kaela, Matthew, and Beckett: Episode 2

In episode 2, we meet Kaela, Matthew, and their son Beckett, a family living in Port Moody, BC. Beckett was born shortly before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was born with an abdominal wall defect that required constant care, and a lengthy hospital stay.

Despite his own health challenges stemming from multiple spinal surgeries, Matt worked tirelessly to take care of the family during this unimaginably challenging time. Touched by their story of perseverance, we chose Kaela and Matt to be the second family featured in The Room Makeover Series.

“We were deeply moved by Kaela and Matt’s story,” says Mirkovic. “We knew right away that this was a family we wanted to help, and whose incredible story we wanted to share.”

New and old living room
Kaela Scott and Matthew DeGelder

Watch the second episode and nominate a deserving family

Watch the complete second episode of The Room Makeover Series here.

Nominating someone (including yourself) for a $15,000 room makeover is easy. Visit The Room Makeover Series page and complete the nomination form. Don’t worry: there is no time limit to nominate someone.


Kaela and Matthew photos
Matthew and Beckett reading a book
Before image of room makeoverCompleted beautiful home renovation
Kaela and Matthew in basement before makeover
Family playing inside new room
Basement design after makeover
Room Makeover ep.2 still - Completed home renovation with chair


Established in 2011, Square One offers the only home insurance policy in North America that can be personalized to your unique needs. That means you only pay for the protection you need. Square One is also one of the few providers to automatically include water backup and broad water protection in its policies. Square One currently serves British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. For more information about Square One, or to get an online quote, visit www.squareone.ca.

For more information on this release, please contact:

Aneel Mattu
Square One Insurance Services Inc.
Tel: 1.855.331.6933 ext 127
Cel: 1.778.919.2096