Traditional Doors
You are building a house. Why?

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.

Jony Hubert


 


Comments

10/28/2015 12:18am

The people of the society should work hard in their education department. Without the strong education system the students of the society cannot deliver. The people should help the education department.

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12/30/2015 2:07am

Even though fabric and metallic doors are getting popular still there is demand for wooden doors. There are lot of advantages for metallic doors and it will be maintenance free also. It is nice to read this informative post.

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04/27/2016 7:51am

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10/05/2016 10:25am

If I can build it on my own you wouldn't get any orders))

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10/05/2016 10:26am

I'm building a house because I want to live free of my parents and you can help me!

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12/02/2016 11:03pm

We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on.You have done a marvellous job!

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01/30/2017 8:49am

The only reason to build house on your own is to make whatever you want and done it right. Ready-made solution isn't for all.

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