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Biophilic design concept

Biophilic Design: Bringing Nature Indoors with Your Remodel

In this age of urbanization and technology, the disconnect between humans and the natural world becomes ever more apparent. Pollution, deforestation, wildfires, land degradation, ocean pollution, and the loss of biodiversity are just some of the consequences of our disconnection

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Designing a custom home in BC for climate resilience

Designing a Custom Home in BC for Climate Resilience

Building a custom home in BC provides an exciting opportunity to create the home of your dreams, tailored to your preferences and family’s needs. British Columbia’s diverse climate is characterized by everything from coastal temperate rainforests to alpine tundra. Addressing

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Affordable Passive House on BC's West Coast

How to Build an Affordable Passive House on BC’s West Coast

British Columbia is celebrated for its stunning natural beauty, with rugged mountains, pristine forests, picturesque coastal communities, and idyllic islands like Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Living on the BC West Coast, in places such as West Vancouver, Squamish,

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Kitchen renovation trends

Top 10 Kitchen Renovation Trends in 2024

Families were suddenly required to spend more time in their homes during the pandemic, and kitchens evolved to become the heart of our homes; the new living room. It’s where your day begins, where you cook and enjoy meals together,

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Bathroom renovation trends

Top 10 Bathroom Renovation Trends in 2024

Bathroom design is continually evolving, influenced by technological advancements, sustainability initiatives, and shifting lifestyle preferences. In this article, we’ll explore the top bathroom renovation trends taking centre stage in Canada in 2024, providing some insights and hopefully some inspiration. Sustainable

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Eco-Friendly HVAC systems

High Performance Homes: The Future of Eco-Friendly HVAC

The persistent global push towards sustainability and net zero is inspiring home designers and builders to seek a greener approach to heating and cooling. HVAC systems play a crucial role when designing and building energy-efficient homes to achieve net zero

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Design and build your home theatre room

How to Design and Build Your Home Theatre Room

If you’re building a new custom home, or remodelling your existing one, you may be considering a home theatre. Since the Spring of 2020, families have been spending a lot more time in their homes, and an immersive cinematic environment

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Sustainable landscaping practices for eco-friendly homes

High-Performance Homes: Sustainable Landscaping Practices

With increasing environmental concerns, and a growing understanding of the need to adopt eco-friendly practices, sustainable landscaping has emerged as a vital consideration when designing and building a high-performance, environmentally conscious and eco-friendly home. Sustainable landscaping is often referred to

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What Makes a Great Home Design and Floor Plan?

What Makes a Great Home Design and Floor Plan?

As you work at creating a great home design, remember that the floor plan that is ideal for your lifestyle may not be suitable for another family. A perfect design and floor plan must not only meet your current needs but support your family’s lifestyle in ways you may not yet have considered.

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Renewable Energy and Net Zero Homes

Net zero homes generate as much energy as they use, so the net amount of energy purchased from the hydro company over the year is zero. Net zero homes are designed to be up to 80 percent more efficient than

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High-Performance Homes: Heating, Cooling and Ventilation

In this article our goal is to provide you with a basic understanding of popular heating/cooling/ventilation solutions for high-performance homes, so you can engage in informed discussions with the consultant or designer/builder you’re considering for your custom home or remodel.

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Planning Your Home Renovation

Renovating your property can be a rewarding and cost-effective way of improving your home. Home maintenance and the necessary upgrades tend to get away from most of us; and soon there’s a list of noises to track down, cracks to

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How do we Build Our Custom Dream Home?

Most homeowners who’ve built their custom dream home will reflect fondly on the day they decided to take their dream book of ideas and upgrade them to goals. The path ahead may seem like a mountain to scale today, but

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