To live in it or to sell it? Or maybe a bit of both?
Vancouver, British Columbia and its surrounding areas have developed a very unique concept of residential house construction which has intensified over the past 15 years. What concept am I referring to?
You can build a house to live in it and with that motive you, as the homeowner, will select your “ingredients” with care. You will take greater care to select what you like as opposed to filling the space with the first best thing.
You can build a house to sell it and with that motive you, the builder, will select your “ingredients” very differently in most cases. You will steer towards building the house with what you deem valuable to the future owner in the neighborhood of the home. Your choices will have nothing to do with your tastes but rather with the assumed tastes of the population of the area.
With increasing real estate values in Vancouver and surrounding areas, building to sell seems to dominate now. Is that a good thing? If yes, for whom?
I dare to say, that building to sell is not ideal for the future resident. Not because a house like that inherently lacks quality, no, but because some things, like homes, should not be bought “off the shelf”.
I am sure it I will have opposition here but I will hold my ground and say:
To fully enjoy anything, you must be part in the creation of it. Why? Because creation is difficult – and difficulty, once overcome, leads to fulfillment.
But enough on the theory.
Doors are one part of homes in Vancouver and everywhere around the globe. They are just as important
as everything else – not more and not less, if the home is to have a unified appearance. Interior doors can be modern or traditional (which is still the norm in Vancouver for example) and the theme is usually carried throughout the whole house. Seldom would you mix the two styles but everything is possible, nonetheless.
Interior doors can come in the shape of wood or glass or a mix of the two. They can come in many finishes and styles. Doors can be a great asset if they address noise, light and air issues effectively in your home. A bedroom door, for example, should block noise. A wine cellar door should have a thermally efficient make-up to keep the room cooler than the surrounding house.
The Vancouver market lacks modern door options at the moment but if you spend a little time looking you will be rewarded.