My House Design/Build on CKNW’s Vancouver Consumer Show

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If you missed our recent exclusive Vancouver Consumer Show appearance with Mannie Buzunis on Vancouver 980 CKNW on Saturday July 25, 2020, click the audio link below to hear what Graeme Huguet, owner of My House Design/Build Team, spoke about. We were pleased to be featured renovators on CKNW.

Graeme walks listeners through the types of common renovations in 2020, outlining what happens during the feasibility stage, how to best utilize your renovation budget, what you can do yourself, and what projects need a design and build team. This interview is 27 minutes long.

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Graeme Huguet speaking to Mannie Buzunis:

MB: Outdoor, indoor? What types of projects are My House doing this summer? 

GH: A bit of both. Many homeowners are investing in landscaping, backyard oasis, building outdoor covered areas, home offices, classroom areas, re-configuring spaces, changing or making more space for people moving back home (adult children, parents bringing in).

MB: What recommendations do you have for those getting permits/doing renovations in the Lower Mainland?

GH: I recommend you have lots of patience. It takes up to 1 year to get the permit for a lane-way or coach house. Each municipality processes things on their own schedule. Because we recognize that people are going through a difficult time this spring and summer with COVID-19, and to celebrate our 14 recent awards, My House Design/Build is offering 15% off preliminary design, planning, and the permit application process to help people get started on their projects. Getting the permit application process started early is an advantage to those planning new homes, renovations, and/or doing outdoor and other projects. Because the permit process can take a while, it’s good to start as early as you can.

MB: Are permits getting in hands quickly?

GH: Plan checkers are working hard and are working efficiently. Their working as quickly as their current resources allow. The permit application is a process, not just a stamp on a paper.

MB: You speak a lot about renovations and changing a home’s functionality. Tell us more. 

GH: How homes are arranged, room size, how the rooms worked together has changed over the years. One of the important things the My House Design Build team does is to adjust the home space to be more in line with how a family now lives. This could include adding patio doors, expanding outdoor living areas, making great rooms where people can spend more time in the kitchen vs. a formal, separate dining room and living room.

Here are our typical steps in the feasibility phase of a renovation project:

  1. Identify “Have-To”s.
  2. Look at your Wish List.
  3. Look at your existing house.
  4. Determine Feasibility. Bring you ideas, but within the bylaws for your municipality.
  5. If needed, get inspections and surveys so we can ensure a correct estimate.
  6. Do Plans + Permits.

In this phase, we do detailed drawings, lighting plans, heating plans, etc. We have good relationships with all municipalities in the Lower Mainland. This means homeowners don’t have to deal with the bureaucracy.

Listen to the entire interview regarding renovators on CKNW, click above.

My House Design/Build Team Wins Renovator of the Year for Sixth Consecutive Year at BC Georgie Awards

My House Design/Build/Team recently added 14 more awards to the trophy case from four prestigious competitions – the BC CHBA’s (Canadian Homebuilder Association) Georgie Awards, Metro Vancouver’s HAVAN Awards for Housing Excellence, CHBA’s National Awards for Housing Excellence and CHBA’s Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence.

We are so honoured to have been awarded ‘Residential Renovator of the Year‘ in both Metro Vancouver and in the entire province, marking the 6th consecutive year as B.C’s Renovator of the year.

To celebrate our recent honours and to support our local community during this difficult time, we are now offering 15% rebate off preliminary design and permit planning services. 

BC CHBA Georgie Awards:

> Grand Georgie Award: Residential Renovator of The Year

> Best Condo Renovation Over $250,000 for Creekside Glamour

> Best Residential Renovation $300,000 – $499,999 for Creekside Glamour

> Best Interior Custom Residence – New or Renovation for Dramatic Lines

> Best Residential Renovation $500,000 – $799,999 for Dramatic Lines

> Best Residential Renovation $800,000 and Over for Skaha Vista

> Best Certified Whole House Renovation for Skaha Vista

Metro Vancouver HAVAN Awards of Housing Excellence – Vancouver Home Builder’s Association:

> Grand Havan Award: Residential Renovator of The Year

> Best Kitchen Renovation Under $75,000 for Modern Refuge

> Best Townhouse/Condominium Renovation: $250,000 and Over for Creekside Glamour

> Best Renovation Over $1 Million for Skaha Vista

CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence:

> Best Kitchen Over $100,000 for Dramatic Lines

> Best Exterior for Skaha Vista

CHBA Okanagan Awards for Housing Excellence:

Excellence in Kitchen Renovations $150K & Over for Skaha Vista

                                                      

2020 Winners of The HAVAN Awards Of Housing Excellence

The Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) Awards for Housing Excellence is an annual awards program for residential new-home construction, renovation, and design in Metro Vancouver.

My House Design/Build Team is honored to have been announced as winners in four categories this year including:

>   Grand HAVAN Award for Residential Renovator of the Year

>   Best Kitchen Renovation: Under $75,000 for Modern Refuge

>   Best Renovation: Over $1 Million for Skaha Vista

>   Best Townhouse/Condominium Renovation: $250,000 and Over for Creekside Glamour

My House Design/Build Team Georgie Awards

Georgie Award Finalists

The Georgie Awards will be held online on Friday, June 26 at 6:30 pm. See the projects + awards that we are up for, below.

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Best Residential Renovation: Under $100,000 for Modern Craftsman

Best Residential Renovation: $100,000 – $299,999 for Modern Refuge

Best Residential Renovation: $300,000 – $499,999 for Four Seasons 

Best Residential Renovation: $300,000 – $499,999 for Creekside Glamour 

Best Residential Renovation: $300,000 – $499,999 for Ravine Revamp

 Best Residential Renovation: $500,000 – $799,999 for Garden Oasis 

Best Residential Renovation: $500,000 – $799,999 for Dramatic Lines 

 Best Residential Renovation: $800,000 and Over for Skaha Vista

Best Kitchen Renovation: Under $125,000 for Ravine Revamp  

Best Kitchen Renovation: Over $125,000 for Garden Oasis  

Best Kitchen Renovation: Over $125,000 for Dramatic Lines

Best Kitchen Renovation: Over $125,000 for Glimmers Of Gold

 Best Condo Renovation: Over $250,000 for Creekside Glamour.

Best Interior Custom Residence – New or Renovation for Dramatic Lines

Best Interior Custom Residence – New or Renovation for Creekside Glamour 

Best Interior Custom Residence – New or Renovation for Skaha Vista 

Best Certified Whole House Renovation for Skaha Vista 

Grand Georgie Awards®: Residential Renovator of the Year

Interested in seeing other awards we have won? See our awards page.

We’d love to help you with your next renovation or custom home project. Please contact us for a free consultation.

Vancouver Fall Home Show 2018

Save the date! We are 1 month away from the Vancouver Fall Home Show.

This annual event 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 world’s experts.

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25th Annual GVHBA Parade Of Homes

Sunday June 10th 2018
10 am – 4 pm

We are excited to invite you to the 25th 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!

 

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Win Tickets To The GVHBA Parade Of Homes!

Do you want to win tickets to the GVHBA Parade of Homes? Our team is incredibly excited to be participating in this annual tour celebrating its 25th year. This year we have partnered with the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association and Western Living Magazine for an exciting offer. Be sure to head on over to this link to learn how you can win free tickets to the parade and a 2 hour complimentary consultation with My House Design/Build Team!

2018 Spring Home Reno Show

You’re invited to the Spring Home Reno Show!

This Saturday March 17th our team will be at VanDusen Botanical Garden to meet you! This is a one day only home show put on by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association. Show us photos of your upcoming project and ask us your questions – we want to hear them! And before you leave be sure to attend Graeme’s 1pm seminar on How to Hire & Work with the Pros. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Vancouver Fall Home Show 2017

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.

Be sure to stop by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association’s booth, #307, to take a virtual tour of our newest project Modern Blend.

We are located at booths #335 & #126. If you happen to make it to the show we hope you come say hello!

To buy tickets, click here.
To visit the show’s website, click here.

IDS West 2017

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!

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24th Annual Parade of Homes

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!

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