Grants, Rebates, & Tax Credits – What Do You Qualify For?

Navigating your renovation can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re educating yourself on new building technology or learning about the buzz-worthy new products on the market, it’s safe to say you may need the guidance of a professional. While being consulted on all these details, it’s important to keep in mind the rebates available to you. We love finding ways to save our clients money so grants, tax credits, and rebates are never overlooked.

If you’re beginning your project and curious about some of the options available to you, here are some good places to start.

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To Our Valued Clients – Thank You!

As we embark on the 2019 award season we can’t help but reflect on this past year. Every award we receive leaves our team incredibly honoured and humbled. We would never have the opportunity to be recognized for our work if our clients had not entrusted us with their homes. We have said this before, but we will say it again…

To our valued clients, thank you for choosing our team to bring your vision to reality. We recognize that your dream space is not only something you’ve imagined for some time but is also an investment you’ve worked hard for – in some cases, your whole life. Your collaboration with My House has allowed our staff to continue to work in careers they’re passionate about, and as a team continue to create great living spaces.

A special thanks to two families in particular…

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Is Your Home Prepared For Winter?

Please read this important winterization bulletin to ensure your home is prepared for winter.

Do you have automatic sprinklers?
It’s time for an annual irrigation system “blow out”. Fall winterization is recommended to ensure that your system does not freeze over the winter. Winterization involves more than just turning the water off. It is also recommended that water be forced out of your sprinkler pipes with an industrial compressor.

Read more to learn how to prepare your home for winter.

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2018 BC Home + Garden Show

Next week we will be at the BC Home and Garden Show and we can’t wait to see you!

The BC Home + Garden Show is an annual event that showcases builders, renovators, designers, and material suppliers and manufacturers. It is a one stop shop for any homeowner looking to do build new, renovate, or gather information. In addition to installations and features there is the opportunity to hear from the home and garden world’s experts.

My House’s own, Graeme Huguet, will be speaking on The Design Build Process For Renovations & New Homes. You can catch him Thursday February 22nd at 4pm on the main stage.

We are located at booth #1422. If you happen to make it to the show we hope you come say hello!

To learn more about the show, visit their website.

To buy tickets, click here.

Event Details:
Wednesday February 21st – Sunday February 25th

BC Place Stadium
777 Pacific Blvd. Vancouver, BC

Wednesday February 21st      4 – 9 pm
Thursday February 22nd       12 – 9 pm
Friday February 23rd             12 – 9 pm
Saturday February 24th   10 am – 9 pm
Sunday February 25th     10 am – 6 pm

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Is Your Home Energy Efficient?

Many of our clients come to us to help them improve the aesthetics and or function of their home – the spaces that they can see and use.  Things like comfort and energy efficiency are a lower priority, if a priority at all.  It’s not until we ask questions about the comfort of their home that energy efficiency becomes part of the discussion.

Do you have some rooms that are freezing in the winter, and sweltering in the summer?  What could be causing that?  Often, it can be attributed to a few factors – old leaky windows which allow for heat gain and loss, under insulated walls, or a poorly designed mechanical system.  When we assess a house as a whole, it creates the opportunity to improve your home in ways that do not affect the visuals, but can cause a marked improvement in the comfort of your home.

Read more to learn about how your home is given it’s energy efficiency rating.

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Winterization Bulletin

Please read this important winterization bulletin to ensure your home is prepared for winter.

Do You have automatic sprinklers?
It’s time for an annual irrigation system “blow out”. Fall winterization is recommended to ensure that your system does not freeze over the winter. Winterization involves more than just turning the water off, it is also recommended that water be forced out of your sprinkler pipes with an industrial compressor.

If you don’t already have an annual maintenance program set up, give us a call so that we can help you get set up.

Do you have a frost-free hose bib?
Frost-free bibs still require the removal of your hose in the winter ! Not removing hoses from hose bibs can trap water that will cause the fixture to freeze.

The tricky question of humidity levels…
Last winter was colder than normal for our area, as a result we had many calls regarding shrinking trims, cracking drywall and separating wood floor boards. The culprit is HUMIDITY.

Cold temperatures mean turning up the heat. Wood likes consistent humidity and temperatures. Wide fluctuations will cause trims and floors to shrink and expand, causing cracks and gaps.

Humidity in your home this time of year should be between 30% – 40%. A qualified HVAC technician can test the humidity levels in your home and determine if you would benefit from the installation of humidifier/dehumidifier.

In the meantime… if you go on holidays do not turn the heat down to save as it can end up costing in the long run.

Questions or assistance:
clientservices@myhousedesignbuild.com

Modern Blend – A New Build In Fort Langley

Have you ever fantasized of building your dream home? So did the homeowners of this modern new build in the heart of Fort Langley. With the help of My House Design/Build Team their fantasy became a reality – with an exceptional outcome.

These clients had a strong vision for a modern, clean lined home with a definite nod to Mid-Century Modern styling.  As a young professional couple with a single child, they wanted their home to be ‘full service’ and to grow with them.  The master suite is located on the main floor, allowing the owners to age in place, although they far from that chapter of their lives. It has every woman’s dream closet, and a fantastic ensuite bathroom.  The clients wanted to keep glass to a minimum, so this space has a wet room that houses the luxury shower and funky freestanding tub.  No soap scum in sight!

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