With every new year comes new trends for the world of interior design and 2019 will not disappoint with what it has in store. Keep reading to see a snapshot of how the world of kitchen design is evolving and what we at Designs by K&S predict to be the market leaders in trends for the new year.Details
Building a new home? Below you will find articles, tips and tricks that include things to watch for from the bathroom, landscape design, and more along with the new home building process:
In the last few years there has been a National effort to reverse Climate Change and one of those efforts is to make homes more energy efficient.
The energy used to cool homes in Canada is increasing each year and efforts to reduce this will help everyone, as the energy used will usually make the environment hotter outside.Details
Stone has long been one of the foundations for home construction. Its rounded shape and smooth texture make it the perfect decorative accent for any room in your house. Incorporating stone into your design can add a touch of modern elegance to a bedroom or a bit of rustic class to a kitchen. Your possibilities are endless when you are looking to incorporate this material into everyday décor in some of the most commonly used rooms in your home.Details
Make sure the Material you Choose for the Outside Reflects what you want to Achieve on the Inside.
Building a home can be extremely stressful – choosing finishes and styles, and working with builders, contractors and trades to ensure at the end of the day you and your family are choosing the best materials representing who you are.Details
Outdoor living space is often a family’s favourite place for leisure time. Whether for barbeques, dining, playing or simply relaxing, a deck is not just an addition to the home – it is a part of the home. Here are a few tips to help you choose the best type of deck for your home,…Details
From modest kitchen renovations to stunning whole-home transformations, and from family-oriented townhouse communities to luxurious custom-built estate homes, the Ovation Awards highlight the best projects GVHBA members have built, renovated, designed and marketed in Metro Vancouver. The annual Ovation Awards are well respected in the Metro Vancouver construction industry, partly thanks to their rigorous judging process.…Details
Let Us Help You With Your Home. The purchase of a home will be one of the largest investments in your lifetime, getting it right, and buying with confidence is essential. Focused on helping consumers buy, build and renovate homes, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) represents over 1,000 members including custom home builders,…Details
Are you wondering how you can afford a home in Metro Vancouver? Learn how by attending the GVHBA Homebuyer Forum on March 7, 2018, presented by BC Housing. Working with industry experts, in a series of educational panels we will cover tactical topics; such as, buying from developers, up and coming neighbourhoods, rent-to-own options, leveraging the…Details
What exactly constitutes luxury living? With the help of 2017 Ovation Award Winner, Mulberry Properties’; Mulberry Home in West Vancouver, we can explore living in luxury and how to bring opulence into your home.
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Homeowners and general contractors often find themselves under various pressures to complete work and advance the project. The rushed approach that often ensues can cause parties to overlook or postpone settling essential terms with subcontractors. The recent case of Limem Forming West Ltd. v. Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd., 2017 BCSC 1485, highlights the dangers…Details
Most homebuyers have a lot of questions about the construction of their home: How long will it take to build? What happens when? What does each step involve? When can we visit the site and see our home in progress? When do we have to make final decisions about cabinets, fixtures, flooring and so on?…Details
Gather your ideas Inspiration is everywhere — Pinterest, websites, magazines, catalogs, housing awards, real estate listings, showhomes, etc. – so gather your ideas for your dream space. Remember, photos are worth a thousand words, so the more visual examples of your vision, the better. What are your goals? Prioritize your wants and needs Now…Details
Buying a new home is a big decision and you want to get full value for your investment. This means choosing an established and reputable builder, someone who has the technical skills and knowledge to build a good home, and someone who will deal with you fairly and professionally. Fortunately, there are many good builders…Details
Larry Clay of Clay Construction featured in CHBA Newsletter discusses social media.Details
Living expenses like mortgage payments, rent payments, property taxes and house insurance can all take a big bite out of a family’s budget. There is little a family can do to lower these costs each month but they can take steps to reduce their monthly fuel bills and make their homes more energy efficient. Windows…Details
Walking into the show home of a professional new home builder is bound to elicit a few “oohs” and “ahs” from home buyers. With their dramatic entrances, sweeping vistas, soaring ceilings, gleaming floors, stunning bathrooms, gorgeous landscape design, and bold colours today’s new homes are designed with flair and creativity. Professional new home builders understand…Details
Your decision to buy a brand new home opens up many unique possibilities. According to the Technical Committee of the GVHBA one of the most valuable is the opportunity to have your new home pre wired for today’s — and tomorrow’s — advanced communications technologies. A pre wired or “connected” home can support a wide…Details
When you are in the market for a new home, you should shop for your builder as carefully as you do for your home. You want to make sure that you buy from a new home builder who is committed to quality, service and customer satisfaction. Membership in the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA)…Details
Today, the experience of buying a new home is very different than in the past. This is the era of customization. Whether you are buying your first home or finally having your “dream” home built, new home builders provide an incredible range of options and upgrades. The end result is a brand new home that…Details