Creating a custom home provides the potential to unlock your creative freedom and design a timeless and trendy house. However, a custom home build will be difficult without knowing the latest trends and challenges BC homeowners are considering.

Vancouver Design Trend One – Emphasis on Green Living

The City of Vancouver is emphasizing sustainability and energy efficiency, which has impacted house design trends. The Climate Emergency Action Plan aims to cut the city’s carbon pollution by 50% by 2030 and is revolutionizing the way we build custom homes.

In the majority of existing Vancouver homes, heating, cooling, and natural gas usage account for more than half of the carbon emissions in the entire city.

By utilizing solar energy, and recycled materials, homeowners can incorporate green living trends in Vancouver and reduce overall carbon emissions.

Vancouver Design Trend Two – Home Office Space

The Covid-19 pandemic has had lasting effects on our daily lives, and work is no different. More and more workers are shifting to hybrid or complete work-from-home schedules, which means that their home has to also serve as an office.

If you fall into this category, designing a custom home also means you can create your dream office. Many trendy home offices in Vancouver are incorporating natural lighting, second-hand materials, and soft colors to create a relaxing and productive space within their home.

The Biggest Challenge – Finding Professional Assistance

There are multiple challenges that most homeowners will face when designing their homes. From planning to permits to sourcing materials to hiring contractors, the entire project is a massive undertaking.

At Best Builders, our custom home building team is there with you every step of the process. From the initial consultation to the final day, we ensure everything is carried out according to plan and budget.

Best Builders has been renovating existing homes and building new ones for over 20 years. They are a multiple-award-winning builder that brings fine craftmanship to projects, turning dreams into reality. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your home project, please call us at (604) 943-2378 or email us at

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