Next week we will be at the Vancouver Fall Home Show and we can’t wait to see you!
The Vancouver Fall Home 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 build new, renovate, or gather information. With many knowledgeable and well known speakers there is something for everyone.
IDS West is an annual interior design trade show in Vancouver that our design team looks forward to every year. It showcases the best in products and talent and never fails to inspire. This year My House Interior Designer Becky Runacres attended the opening night party to report back on her favourites.
"IDS West is my favourite industry event. Not only is it a fun time for designers to collaborate and display their talent’s but it’s also a great source of inspiration for upcoming projects. This year there were so many beautiful booths and products that I loved. For this blog post I’ve narrowed it down to my top 10, so here they are!
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!
This spec home in Surrey underwent a complete main floor renovation completely transforming the space. We threw out the original floor plans and created a new layout from scratch. A total rework of the layout was in order to accomplish the client’s wishes. They desired a view to the yard from the front door, family centric design and a year-round outdoor living space. With a blended family and extensive extended family, the clients really wanted an open and welcoming space where they could spend quality time with the ones they love. In addition to a beautiful home, the space needed to be user friendly and easy to clean. A lot of the decisions made were influenced by the client’s desire to add a large breed four-legged family member to their household in the near future.
From Cookie Cutter To Custom! Have you ever wondered how to transform your subdivision home into a custom residence? In Port Moody we took this standard craftsman house and turned it into a vibrant, modern space. This dream renovation began with our clients need to create a fourth bedroom for an expected child. Aside from the three upstairs bedrooms and two bathrooms, there was an open den, currently being used as a home office. Spacious enough to be a bedroom it was obvious this room would be walled in and converted to their fourth bedroom. To accommodate this, the home office would have to be relocated within the home. Luckily, to the left upon entering the home there was wasted space. A large dining room, under-utilized. This area was walled in and finished with beautiful built-ins to make this smaller office beautiful but still functional. These were the only areas that were separated from the rest of the home – don’t worry, we love an open concept!
When people think of stone counter tops they automatically think kitchens & bathrooms. Although this is where stone like granite and quartz are typically used, stone can also be incorporated in new and interesting ways. For instance, this stunning Cambria quartz dining table in the heart of this newly renovated space. Perfect for family dinners, or buffet spreads for larger gatherings, the elegant ‘Galloway’ top with the ‘Devon’ wrapped pedestal, takes casual dining to a whole new level. At almost 10 feet long and 4 1/2 feet wide, this island of luxury anchors the space in this modern kitchen adding drama to this open concept plan. It’s the perfect spot to sip your morning coffee while having ample room to spread the newspaper out in front of you at this oversize table. Simple lines and eased edges, provide that modern look, and glossy reflective surfaces in the cabinetry and counter tops add sparkle and sophistication to the space.
This recent award season has left us incredibly honoured and humbled. Every time we begin the process of reviewing our projects to determine what will be entered for awards, we're reminded of how tremendously blessed we are to have been able to work on your project in the first place. 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 a few clients in particular...
We are excited to invite you to the 24th Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association's Parade of Homes! This annual event showcases an exclusive collection of professionally custom-built and renovated homes in Metro Vancouver. This year My House Design/Build Team has 3 homes on the parade located in North Vancouver, Port Moody, and Surrey. These homes showcase the breadth of style and size of the projects we do. If you're considering a renovation or new home we encourage you to visit our parade locations to view our craftsmanship up close and to meet our team. We hope to see you there!
On Friday May 12th the National Awards of Housing Excellence were held in St. Johns Newfoundland. These awards represent the best in new homes, new communities, and renovations across Canada. It was a fantastic evening for Greater Vancouver Home Builders' as we collectively took home 12 of the 39 awards; with our team winning 2. We are honoured to be winners of Best Kitchen Over $100,000 and Best Kitchen Under $50,000. These wins highlight the diversity in the scope of our projects which we pride ourselves on. Congratulations to all the other winners, we hope to see you again next year!
On Saturday April 29, 2017, our team had the honour of attending the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association's Ovation Awards. These awards highlight excellence in new home construction, renovation, interior design, and multi residential construction in Metro Vancouver.
We are very proud to announce that we left as winner of three awards including Residential Renovator of the Year. The other finalists were incredible and the event was the best Ovation Awards yet. We look forward to next year!
We love partnering with realtors who are passionate about their community! On Thursday April 27th , 2017, My House Design/Build Team’s Owner, Graeme Huguet, will be presenting a seminar on ‘How To Renovate Your Condo’. In partnership with Geoffrey Pershick’s North Vancouver Homes, this exclusive master class marries the real estate and construction worlds and provides a holistic take on the process.
“Can I remove a wall? What does my strata allow? Can I change the location of my kitchen sink?” All your condo questions answered in one seminar. We hope to see you there!