2021 HAVAN Virtual Parade of Renovated Homes

 

You’re invited to our upcoming Parade of Homes! Register Today!

Looking to build new or update your current living space? Join us LIVE virtually from June 5th – June 13th, to tour our award-winning homes and watch our Pop Up Talk with tips to help you plan your dream home! Register using this link. 

Pop Up Talk, June 10th at 3 pm – Tune in with Graeme Huguet, Owner of My House LIVE with Kathy Yuen from Phase One Design, to learn what to consider when deciding between renovating or build new!

Our team will be showcasing a wide range of projects from our newest our award winners to classic favourites. Whether you’re interested in learning more about our modern custom homes or character home restorations you have lots of inspiration to choose from. These 5 unique homes will each feature exclusive behind-the-scenes homes tours! Here’s a sneak peek of the homes we will be featuring!

Refined Edit –  A Modern West Vancouver home – marble flooring was the driving force of this full home renovation!

Deja Blue – A complete 1946 New West Character Home restoration with homeowners wanting to maintain its historical charm.

Sunlit + Kits –  A full townhouse renovation – We opened up this space by removing walls and adding a skylight.

Lynn Valley Retreat –  A kitchen and main floor renovation complete with a Glass-glulam roof addition.

Modern Blend –  A Fort Langley custom home designed in a modern style with the master on the main so these homeowners can age in place.

 

2021 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 Renovation: Under $200,000 for Sunlit + Kits

Best Townhouse/Condominium Renovation: Under $250,000 for Sunlit + Kits

Best Bathroom Renovation: $35,000 and Over for Sunlit + Kits

Working With Us – March 2021 Update

My House is open and available to serve you as we continue to ‘Create Great Living Spaces’ throughout this ever-changing landscape. On March 29th, 2021 the government of BC announced new restrictions to prevent the increase of community spread. We continue to employ adapted meeting styles and internal processes to improve our client experience and allow for the continuation of work. Safety is our overarching priority. Our team follows a high standard of best practices and abides by social distancing and mask protocols to ensure safety for all parties involved in your project. Watch our ‘New Way of Working’ video to learn more!

Not Comfortable Meeting in Person? Not a Problem! 

Did you know that our experienced team of Project Consultants are able to meet with you through Zoom, Google Hangouts, Facetime, or any other media that you are already using? You can walk us through your home with your phone or tablet and discuss your project ideas without even leaving your home! We will remotely show you other projects that have similarities to yours, review conceptual ideas, and walk you through our whole process.

Contact us today for your complimentary virtual consultation with our award-winning team!

Cost Savings + Rebates

We have created the following rebates, showing our appreciation for supporting our My House family. We have always valued family and would like to extend this offer to the broader My House community. We acknowledge these are trying times and would like to support you to create your family-gathering spaces. During this time we are offering a 15% rebate off feasibility, preliminary design + planning. 

Our Operations

As we have maintained the same high safety standards over the past 12 months, our team remains confident in our company business model and long-term growth opportunities. We remain fully operational, to design, plan, permit, build & service.

  • Our office team works in rotation, working from home and our office. Team and client meetings are held in small numbers both in-person and through virtual channels.
  • Our offices are sanitized daily. Sanitizer, gloves, and masks are available by our entrance.
  • We have protective plexiglass barriers installed for COVID-friendly in-person consultations and meetings.
  • Our office is open regular business hours (or after hours by appointment) but we ask that visitors call ahead for an appointment to ensure we are there to prepare for you and your safety. We require all guests to wear a mask and sign-in and complete a temperature check prior to entering the office.
  • Anyone with symptoms or who has been exposed to the virus will not come to work.
  • Anyone that has either traveled or come in contact with someone that has traveled in the last 14 days is required to self-isolate for the next 14 days regardless of whether or not they’re showing symptoms.

As you let us serve Your Family, know that you are helping ours, supporting 50 local My House families.  Our entire team thanks you for your support as we continue to navigate through this complex and challenging landscape together.

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For more information about the COVID-19 situation, including public health alerts and FAQs, please see the links below:

Respectfully yours,

Graeme Huguet

Managing Director, My House Design/Build/Team

My House Design/Build Joins HAVAN’s Measure Twice, Cut Once Podcast

Episode 8: On the Level: Home Building Construction Stage

Graeme Huguet, owner of My House Design/Build Team joins HAVAN’s (Homebuilders Association Vancouver) podcast Measure Twice, Cut Once to discuss the construction process. Walking you through the importance of taking time in the planning phase, timelines, building permits, and inspections.⁠

 

 

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

renovators on CKNW, home renovations vancouver, Graeme Huguet on CKNW Vancouver Consumer July 2020

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.

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.

Join us for the live viewing 

Password: GeorgieAwards20

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.

A Letter to our Community

 

 

A Letter to our Community:

In these uncertain times, I wanted to personally reach out to you to let you know the My House Design/Build/Team is taking COVID-19 extremely seriously. We know this is a very unsettling time for everyone. First off, our hearts go out to anyone in our local & global community who may be affected by the coronavirus. Now’s a good time to lean on each other and draw strength from family, friends and each other in our community.

 We care deeply about the well being of our employees, customers, and communities, and recognize the responsibility to do our part in containing and/or slowing its spread.

We remain fully operational and are confident that coronavirus (COVID-19) will not significantly impact our services and have detailed the measures of precaution we are taking.

Our Commitment to You

We have implemented contingency plans and updated policies and procedures to ensure we are meeting your needs, with better effective communication to be the top of our priorities.

  • We have canceled all planned events including seminars and the My House Parade of Renovated Homes originally set for April 19, 2020.

  • Internally, we have expanded our work-from-home program ensuring team members have the tools needed to work and collaborate remotely and ensure our customers can continue to reach us for support

  • We will provide you the option to replace in-person meetings with virtual meetings.

  • When we have personal meetings with you, at your home or at our office, we will do our best to ensure our staff in attendance, are healthy, and we will excuse ourselves now, from shaking hands and for maintaining a reasonable social distance.

Enhanced Safety Measures 

Below are measures being taken to ensure employees and customers are safe:

  • We have eliminated non-essential travel for all team members

  • We are requiring that all employees & trades returning from out-of-country self-isolate for 14 days upon return – in accordance with the Public Health Agency of Canada.

  • We are enhancing the flexibility of our wellness days (sick days) policies.

  • Implementing HR policies around sick days and leave, Requiring employees to stay home if they or their immediate family members are sick or have any symptoms

  • Promoting preventive best practices including hand washing for ALL who enter our office and hand sanitization disinfectant in all office and showroom locations

  • We are enhancing our personal hygiene and cleaning Increasing sanitization measures for cleaning all surfaces throughout the day, and deep cleans midweek and weekends

  • Enhancing vehicle cleaning after each use, with particular focus on high-touch surfaces such as the steering wheel, gear shift, dashboard, seatbelts, and ignition

  • All our Construction managers and crews are also equipped with updated sanitization and safety products

  • Applying guidance from the Government of Canada Public Health Services, B.C. Centre for Disease Control and Vancouver Coastal Health around best practices and recommendations

  • As we have shared, our customers’ and employee’s health and safety are our first priority. Therefore, We ask you please, If you are not feeling well or you think you may have symptoms of illness, or if you or any family members have been in contact with someone who is unwell or have returned from travel outside of Canada in the last 14 days, we ask that you contact us by phone instead of coming into our office

  • We are actively monitoring the development of the outbreak and are prepared to act swiftly in response to changing conditions and new information We’re following advice from federal and provincial public health agencies, and we are meeting daily to assess the situation and identify impacts to employees, customers, and our business operations. Here you can find House Cleaners near Whittier. As the situation evolves locally and the risk level changes, we will quickly act to implement additional protocols.

While we continue our work, as usual, we are preparing for different scenarios, including the possibility of our entire team working remotely. We are prepared to manage business continuity challenges virtually. We anticipate no impact to our service and believe in our ability to keep running and expanding as usual, with no interruption, visit www.paintxservices.com/. We have ensured that our team members have whatever they need to work remotely if needed and to continue doing their jobs securely. We have increased channels of internal communication, and as always, prioritize communication with you, our customers.

At My House, excellence and unparalleled customer service are our core values. We will continue to uphold these as we move through this unique situation and will keep you up to date with any changes to safety measures, policies, and services.

Please take care of yourselves and each other,

Respectfully yours,

Graeme Huguet

Managing Director, My House Design/Build/Team

Useful resources
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Glimmers of Gold in Surrey

Homeowners for our Glimmers of Gold project in Surrey, BC, wanted a home in a style completely different from what they had before.

With two sons now in college, it was time for entertaining. The homeowners wanted touches of glamour yet a home that was cozy and livable.

The new living room features a striking modern gold chandelier and a 2-story custom molding detail wall.

The new white kitchen is brighter than previous, and allows allows more island seating for socializing and meal prep.

See more on this full home renovation in Surrey

 

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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