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Newsreel & Accolades Archives - Novell Design Build

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Jun

Vancouver’s Best Laneways | Montecristo Magazine

  • By novelladmin

Our Grandview Lanway Residence is still one of Vancouver’s best laneway designs! This week, its custom features caught the eye of Montecristo Magazine’s design team:


Inside 9 of Vancouver’s Coolest Laneway Houses | Montecristo Magazine

A living green roof and a 360-degree, floor-to-ceiling bookcase are highlights of this dreamy Grandview laneway residence by Novell Design Build.

Katie Nanton |Montecristo Magazine

Take a peek inside some of our favourite building features:

  • The bedrooms downstairs are designed for comfort and relaxation, while the upstairs kitchen, living and south-facing patio allows for sunlight-filled entertainment.
  • The vaulted, 12 foot high ceilings and the 360-degree custom shelving for beautiful CD storage.
  • Hidden drawers and convertible closets make for hassle-free storage.
  • The mechanical room is suspended horizontally and accessible from the deck.
  • It features an eco-friendly and cost-effective living green roof.

Most of all, a beautiful space is best when it provides an abundance of joy!

Multigenerational Design Build houses are the future of Vancouver’s residential growth. Hidden density can be accomplished without demolition, or losing the character of our neighbourhoods.


Source: Montecristo Magazine. Katie Nanton. Inside 9 of Vancouver’s Coolest Laneway Houses. June 23, 2020.

15

Feb

Expert home reno and building advice at the B.C. Home + Garden Show | Vancouver Courier

  • By novelladmin

“…It can be a little daunting to tackle a home renovation, and downright terrifying to tackle a home build, without having the know-how to give you the confidence you need.

Fortunately help is at hand – for free – at the B.C. Home + Garden Show on February 19-23, thanks to the experts from Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN)…”

….Including Novell’s very own Laurel James ~ Friday February 21, 2020 @ 7pm on the Main Stage !

Source: Expert home reno and building advice at the B.C. Home + Garden Show | Vancouver Courier

06

May

Vancouver Sun: Multi-generational households drive renovation revolution

  • By novelladmin

…“Our expectations have to shift,” said Laurel James, co-owner of Novell Design Build. “There are tradeoffs we can make to live in Greater Vancouver.”

When James founded the Vancouver-based company with her husband, Angelito Camaclang, 14 years ago, clients wanted open-plan aesthetic upgrades to their main living areas and dream kitchens.

“People wanted to improve their homes to self-actualize, or for the benefit of their immediate family and to fit everyone around the table on special occasions,” she said.

“That has shifted,” she said. “Over 90 per cent of the potential clients that we meet now want to accommodate three-plus generations.”

Multi-generational households are the fastest-growing household type in Canada, according to the most recent federal census. The number of households with at least three generations under the same roof grew by 37.5 per cent between 2001 and 2016.

Read the full story from The Vancouver Sun here: bit.ly/2GXm2Pv

19

Apr

Constructive Comment: Creative ways to transform spaces

  • By novelladmin

Our Principal Designer, Laurel James, talks transforming spaces in The Province with @GVHBA CEO @rdewit

 

Following Mortensen’s talk, I reached out to Laurel James, principal designer of Novell Design Build, to learn more about trending designs related to this concept.

To begin, I learned that the great-room concept, which has been trending for some time, is spilling over into the bathroom. James said people don’t want to be confined by the traditional toilet, sink and bath combo.

“They want function, but they also the spa-like experience, with the ability to choose how the room is used, creating different experiences for different family members within the singular space.”…

Source: Constructive Comment: Creative ways to transform spaces

10

Oct

Multi-Generational Homes at the 2017 Vancouver Fall Home Show

  • By novelladmin

It’s that time of year again! The Vancouver Fall Home show is on the horizon, taking place October 26th-29th at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. The Novell Design Build team will be on hand to answer your questions about the design build process and show off our beautiful work.

This year’s show is sure to be full of great talks and guests, including our very own Director and Principal Designer, Laurel James, who will be speaking at the Greater Vancouver Home Builder’s Association booth about multi-generational home design.

Multi-generational living is fast becoming the norm in Metro Vancouver. Families are looking to stay together and support each other, and a multi-generational home is a great solution. This way of living allows flexibility over time to change and convert spaces to fit an expanding family.

Not every home is already equipped for multi-generational living, and Novell Design Build is here to help. We offer design solutions to get your current home multi-generation ready or expand your living with a laneway home. From the initial design all the way through the build, Novell Design Build will guide you through the process, keeping in mind your wants and needs for the space not just today, but over time.

Ready to learn more about how multi-generational living could work for you? Come join Laurel and the Greater Vancouver Home Builder’s Association at the 2017 Vancouver Fall Home Show. Presentations are taking place Friday, October 27th at 1:30pm and Saturday, October 28th at 5:30pm at the GVHBA booth. Learn more about what multi-generational living really means and the design behind multi-generational homes. Also, be sure to stop by the Novell Design Build booth to get a glimpse of our latest projects and meet our amazing team!

Tickets to the show are available online, click below to get yours and save $3!

Vancouver Fall Home Show Tickets

20

Mar

14 Windows That Break Convention

  • By novelladmin

These non-standard windows don’t just control privacy, light and views, they also make beautiful sense.

Source: 14 Windows That Break Convention

15

Mar

GVHBA Home Reno Show at VanDusen: multi-generational families

  • By novelladmin

GVHBA’s Wendy McNeil talking with Laurel James from Novell Design Build about some great tips on renovation solutions for multi-generational families. Register for the free GVHBA Home Reno Show on April 1 at VanDusen Gardens.

Novell Design Build will see you there!

www.gvhba.org/homerenoshow