How much is enough? Jake Fry, Founder of Smallworks and Co-founder of Small Housing BC, and Richard Bell of Bell Alliance LLP, and Director of Small Housing BC know how to reconfigure a single-family home to find a variety of affordable housing solutions for families of all configurations. Listen in as co-hosts Mike and Jennifer-Lee hear about creative ideas for single-family home ownership in Metro Vancouver.Details
Season two explores whole-home renovations, aging in place, adaptability solutions, new high-performance and passive homes, duplex designs, small housing solutions, redesigned award-winning character homes, plus so much more! Co-hosts Mike and Jennifer-Lee ask the questions, so you get the answers to help build or renovate the home right for you.
With a Count Me In attitude, the possibilities are endless when building a home to live your life to the maximum. Todd Best of Best Builders talks to co-hosts Mike and Jennifer-Lee about the process of adapting homes for specific physical needs and aging in place, noting there is no better place than home. The key is planning and working with experienced professionals.Details
Humble post-war bungalows, Vancouver specials, aging arts and crafts homes. Ready to teardown? Not so fast says Alex Dumitru of Level One Construction, who prefers to breathe new life into a home built with character and good bones. Listen in as Alex and Cara Hansen from Triple Dot Design share their inspiring Vancouver Special renovation story as featured in Western Living Magazine.Details
Extending the life of a traditional prefab Pan-Abode home with factory-built panelized wall systems, Steve Kemp of Kemp Construction believes you can add life to almost any home, noting the ones with quirky designs often yield the best results. Join Mike and Jennifer-Lee as they explore whole-home renovations using state-of-the-art building science.Details
Passionate about everything Passive House, Nick Bray, of Nick Bray Architecture, shares his unlikely journey with Mike and Jennifer-Lee about building a 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom high-performance house on a 25-foot-wide peat bog in Vancouver. Bonus! Lucila Diaz of Harmony Sense Interiors shares her expansive design solutions.
Doubling down on a housing type not readily allowed in all Metro Vancouver municipalities has Kiff Mowat of Davenport Homes and his brother Cam seeing double. These brothers know first-hand how a duplex can provide an affordable approach to living in a ground-oriented home. Listen in as Jennifer-Lee and Mike from Measure Twice, Cut Once learn about the brothers’ journey from living in condos, to building a duplex with suites, to house four families.Details
Jamie Banfield Design and Babak from Condoworks Design Renovations understand the power of good design when looking to renovate cookie-cutter condo floor plans. Knowing what to look for in a building will help you locate and renovate the right sanctuary for you. Join Jennifer-Lee and Mike on Measure Twice, Cut Once as they explore the possibilities of condo renovations. Condo living has never felt so good!Details
How much is my house going to cost me is the most common question asked of builders. Shira from DOS Design Group suggests working from the top down. Establish your budget, then talk to your designer and builder to help determine your project to define your cost per square foot. Jennifer-Lee and Mike on Measure Twice, Cut Once explore who you need on your team and how to establish a cost per square foot.Details
More than just an inspiration board, season one tackles home building and renovations head on. Mike and Jenn talk with the pros who share industry tips and information on all the things you should think about and plan for, before you start your home building or renovation project, to get the best results.
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