Building in Vancouver: Yes, There Are Regulations!

Building in Vancouver: Yes, There Are Regulations!

While Vancouver may have fewer housing regulations compared to cities in other parts of the world (did you know that in the Netherlands, for example, seventy percent of an apartment building’s tenants must agree to a landlord’s proposed improvements to avoid...
Bring a Barn Back to Life

Bring a Barn Back to Life

  As summer nears, the trees come into full leaf and sunlight stretches well into the evening, you may be entertaining dreams of that ideal country life. Or maybe you’re already in the country and have been looking for years at the lovely old barn you or your...
A Stone or a Brick Exterior?

A Stone or a Brick Exterior?

It will make up in large measure the first impression people have of your house: what you cover its exterior with. To make that first impression one of grandeur and substance, you might look at those two classic home exteriors, good old brick and natural stone. Which...
Darkness done Right

Darkness done Right

I wandered through a popular home decor store recently. As I looked over the new spring displays, I noticed a theme: is that a wooden table with black chairs? And look, there’s a set of wooden chairs with a black table. And the dishes on it are black. And there’s a...
Celebrate Tradition

Celebrate Tradition

Whether you’re renovating a cherished family home or bringing personality to your brand-new dream house, the dignity and grandeur of a traditional home can be yours. In this age of flat-packed furniture and the minimalist aesthetic, why opt for a traditional style?...