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Are you looking to start a new business or looking to renovate the space of your current business? If so, there are a number of things that should be considered. Depending on the scope of work, it is important to know what to expect when starting a Tenant Improvement Project to save both time and money. Development Permit or Building Permit Defining the scope of work...

As the summer starts to heat up in Vancouver you may be thinking it’s time to add Air Conditioning to your home with a new Heat pump system. The good news is as of July 1st, the City of Vancouver has greatly simplified this process. What is a Heat Pump? There are many advertisements currently circulating about Heat pumps. Their dual ability of heating and cooling,...

Covid-19 has impacted so much of our world in the last 2 years. No part of our lives hasn't been impacted by the pandemic, including the construction and design industries. This article, Housing boom exposes black market in Fraser Valley - Real Estate | Business in Vancouver, discusses how more than 800  construction projects were investigated in the City of Surrey in 2021. The...

Your needs are changing, your house should too! Today there are so many technological capabilities that simply didn’t exist even 5 years ago. Our cars have internet capability, our cell phones are small enough to lose, and often are waterproof. Even our children are using iPads at school as early as Grade 1. So if our life is so set up for technological advances, why...

One of the many benefits to working with integrated design firms, like DOS Design Group, is that we have an in-house interior design team that will work alongside the building designers, contractors as well as you, to ensure your home is as comfortable as possible. Many people decide that they will handle the interior design themselves thinking that it will save them money when...

Passionate, outspoken, innovative and knowledgeable are just a few terms that describe Nicholas Petrie, co-founder, Chief Business Development Officer, and Managing Director of DOS Design Group. This blog features a truly unique and inspiring individual, who is leading the building and construction industry.   How Nick Petrie’s interest in Custom Home Design was born With a natural penchant for solving puzzles, one of Nick’s favourite activities is...

To Build or Renovate… that is the question. And it is a challenging question in Vancouver today. There are a number of pros and cons on both sides. Today we want to address these pros and cons so you can make the decision that is right for you and your family.    The Case for Building 1. More choices  When you are building a Custom Home, you get...

Based in Abbotsford, DMC Contracting is a standout Residential Builder that does excellent Post and Beam work. We have worked with them for nearly five years and on more than three dozen projects. They are one of our top choices when it comes to high performance Builds. That’s why we want to put a spotlight on them and their incredible work. How This High Performance...

Are you feeling down? Overwhelmed? Anxious?  Your space may not be helping.  Scientists have demonstrated that our home can have a significant impact on our mental health and wellness. This does not mean that if you change your home, everything will be solved. Only that the right kind of Integrated Design can help, by contributing to your overall health and wellness. These Integrated Design elements may...

Our Full Service Design company only works because of the incredible people we have on our team. One of our team members is our CEO and Principal, Certified Residential Designer, Shira Rosenberg.  How Shira Came To Lead Our Full Service Design Company  Real-world Design philosophy Shira is an ASTTBC Certified Residential Designer, one of only approximately 100 credentialed in BC. This designation means that she is approved...

A DIY renovation may feel like an easy way to save money while adding to the value of your home. That is not always the case, however. A DIY renovation can actually end up costing you more. A DIY can also easily backfire, lowering the value of your home.  How A Diy Renovation Could Lower Your Home’s Value  1. Poor workmanship It is not easy to Design...

When you are thinking about your Custom Home Design, land is an important factor to consider. Finding the right piece of land in Vancouver to build a new home on, however, can be a complex process. There are a lot of aspects you need to look at. With this handy guide though, finding the right piece of land for your home can be smoother...

It can be hard to know when it is the right time to renovate your Vancouver Home. Should you do it now? Wait a few more years? We have put together this blog to help answer these questions and stop your worries… at least when it comes to Home renovations.  8 Signs That It Is Time To Renovate Your Vancouver Home  1. There are signs of...

Last month, we introduced you to our amazing team lead for the Interior Design Division, Lyndsay Mossman. Today, we are continuing our Full Service Design staff profiles. Next up? Our awesome Junior Designer, Sydney! How Sydney Came To Our Full Service Design Company Sydney first fell in love with Design in high school. At that point, his passion was production design for film. He got involved...

As you plan your Integrated Design, you can let your imagination run wild. When it comes to Custom Home and Interior Design, almost anything is possible. Not sure where to start with your one-of-a-kind Home? These unique homes could inspire some ideas for your Design.  10 Unique Homes That Highlight Integrated Design    1. A pineapple a day              View this post on Instagram                         A post shared by Adolfo Goldberg...

A Custom Home Design may not seem like it could be life-changing… but it can be. How is that possible? What can a Custom Home Design do for you? We are here to walk you through the power of a Custom Home Design.  How A Custom Home Design Can Change Your Life    1. Creating a more functional space  A Custom Home Design allows you to decide exactly...

Our full service Design company only works because of the incredible people we have on our team. One of our incredible employees is our team lead for the Interior Design Division, Lyndsay Mossman.  How Lyndsay Came To Our Full Service Design Company Lyndsay’s parents are both handy DIY-types. Her mother was always doing renovations or decorating the Mossman family home, so Lyndsay got into Interior Design...

We spend a lot of time talking about our clients’ spaces. Today, we want to introduce you to DOS Design Group’s own space. Here, we make the magic happen, planning Custom Homes, meeting with clients, drafting plans, and conducting VR design. That is why we want to open our doors, giving you a peek into DOS Design Group’s home.  DOS Design Group’s Office Space, Including...