Laneway housing is a novel solution to Vancouver’s real estate crunch, letting homeowners build these structures and use them – or rent them out to tenants. Vancouver zoning allows these structures to be built in special single-family zones only. We have always suspected it will only be a matter of time before population pressures see […]
We celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with some fun historical facts about our hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia.
June is the time of year in Vancouver when we are relieved to be able to start spending more time outdoors…without the rain. This year, as always, our fingers are crossed. There are so many wonderful ways to enjoy the beautiful west coast summer. Whether that’s a landscaped garden, a deck for entertaining or a […]
Let’s face it. In the last few years, Vancouver’s housing market has started to resemble New York City in some ways. Primarily that small spaces are more common than ever. Of course, there are exceptions – we build houses after all, and while that includes Lane Homes and Condo Renovations, we also regularly build traditional […]
Most people build a new home or redesign an existing one in order to make life easier. We live busy lives and want our homes to be a place for escaping the busyness, sharing time with friends and family and to be part of a chosen community. Unfortunately, the road to this domestic comfort can […]
As a Vancouver home builder and renovation company for many decades, we have seen a lot of trends come and go. The last few seasons we have primarily seen the ever popular white-on-white design aesthetic. But as is always the case, things are starting to change. A few years ago, accent walls were a big thing. […]
As we head into the holiday season we want to thank you all for the opportunity to work on some really wonderful projects again this year. Here are some tips to help you have a safe and happy time during the holidays. Lights and Candles Inspect holiday lights before decorating and discard any old or […]
Build with confidence. Trust in the design build company you hire to build the home of your dreams! A new design build is meant to be an experience that is both enjoyable and fulfilling for all family members. As you plan your new home, make sure the builder you employ is capable of meeting all […]
Are you contemplating a new design build project, be it residential or commercial? If so, building codes and permits are an important part of the process.
Laneway houses have really caught fire in the past couple years. And, why not? With our ever-growing city and need to control urban sprawl, it is the perfect solution to many of the problems we are encountering in these modern times. Utilizing pre-existing lots wherein the main house is currently situated, a secondary, smaller home […]