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 […]
Designing laneway housing projects in Vancouver can be as challenging as designing an entire single family home. Thanks to Vancouver’s rainforest climate that can see six months or more of overcast skies, this lane home design needed to maximize space and natural light. We installed large windows and skylights but also addded radiant floor heating […]
We loved the opportunity to connect with our home building and renovation customers as well as colleagues in the industry at the recent spring Home and Garden Show! In the beautiful Vancouver neighborhood of Kitsilano, we got to touch base with about 70 other home improvement specialists (many of whom are friends and colleagues from […]
As we’ve noted before, Vancouver home owners are getting serious about laneway housing. Whether they’re looking to expand their liveable space for their growing family, or more often turning to laneway housing as an income generator, it’s an increasingly attractive option opened up by a recent change in residential zoning regulations. But are there options […]
Continuing our roundup of what you need to know about laneway housing in Vancouver… How big can my laneway house in Vancouver be?
Laneway houses are popping up all over Vancouver, from Kitsilano and Mount Pleasant to further out in East Vancouver. Once the city opened up the laneway housing regulations, a lot of Vancouver-area homeowners jumped at the chance to build a cottage-style home in their backyard; an initial investment in a laneway home can reap […]