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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

People talk a lot about “good Interior Design”, but what makes it “good”? There are a few simple elements that people are really referring to when speaking about good Interior Design.  Today, we are going through these elements so you know what to consider when thinking about Interior Design for your home.  5 elements of good Interior Design  1. Thoughtfulness  There is a lot of creativity that you...

A new building wrap can make a significant difference in your home’s energy usage, your comfort, and your health. Why is that the case? And when is the best time to upgrade your building wrap? Today, we are tackling the important topic of building wrap to help you plan your next set of renovations. The importance of building wrap Building wrap can seem like...

Restoring an old home can be exciting and fun… or a nightmare. Either way, the process is expensive, costing both time and money. That is why we think it is time for a frank conversation about this endeavour. The costs of restoring an old home Right now, you’ll find a series of recent news articles about “free” character homes being available. These homes are...

With the BC Energy Step Code in place, now is the perfect time to give your Vancouver home an energy efficient renovation! But what is included in such a renovation? There are several components that make up an energy efficient renovation. This article breaks down what these components are – and the impact they have on the finished home. The Key Components Of Your...

Last year, the BC Building Code for 2018 was released. A new Building Code can lead to many questions and concerns regarding your new home construction project, or your renovation. Below, we go over the most common questions we are asked, giving you the answers you need to navigate your build in spite of the changes. Is my project covered by the BC Building...

Buying a character home can be exciting. Renovating a character home in Vancouver, however, can feel overwhelming. It does not have to, though. With a few simple tips, the process can be quite smooth. That is why, today, we are going through nine tips to assist you with your renovation. 9 Tips for Renovating your Character Home in Vancouver 1. Figure out which features designate your...

Vancouver heritage homes are very popular right now. Not only are these homes gorgeous, but they have been deemed architecturally and historically significant. There can, however, require some work. Fortunately, if you have recently purchased a Vancouver heritage home, you may be eligible for conservation grants for your renovations and repairs. Vancouver Heritage Homes May be Eligible for These Grants There are a variety of grants...

If you are doing an energy efficient renovation in your Vancouver home, now is the time to consider a heat pump. Why is that? The City of Vancouver and Efficiency BC have teamed up to offer rebates for heat pump installations. To help you take advantage of these rebates, we have put together information on what is available, who is eligible and how to apply. Why Add...

Just as VR scans have changed the face of the real estate industry, rough-in scans are poised to revolutionize the home renovation process. Not sure what rough-in scans are? We are here to give you all the details about them – and how they can help you with your Vancouver home design or renovation. What are rough-in scans? Like VR scans, rough-in scans are 3D,...

Now that VR Design and VR scans are on the market, there is a range of new applications appearing for them. One of the applications we are most excited about is home renovations. In the past, there was limited technical support to help Designers and homeowners communicate about home renovations. This has, at times, led to misunderstandings and miscommunications. Now, Virtual Reality is revolutionizing...

When it comes to purchasing a home in Vancouver, there are a lot of decisions to make. Which neighbourhood do you want to live in? What kind of home are you looking for? What is your budget? One of the most important questions, especially for Vancouver homebuyers, is: Are you looking for a renovated home or a fixer-upper? Here’s why. The value of a fixer-upper...