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.
Using Glass to beautify your home is a widely used and successful practice in Vancouver and the whole world for that matter. Stained Glass for certain windows or doors in the home is seen commonly. Usually one picks an obscure glass for the bathroom, entry or staircase. But there are many more places to use custom glass. When you look at the applications for digital prints on glass, you can now expand to Shower Doors, wall pictures, frameless glass doors, stair and balcony railings, while still keeping bathroom windows, French doors and entry door transoms and sidelights in the mix.
Artistic glass puts your own taste back into building your home. It adds to creation and, thereby, adds
‘Little Black Dress’ and LEBO Interior Doors
The Little Black Dress,
or LBD, as it is affectionately known, has become a “rule of fashion”. Women and fashion
designers alike believe no closet should be without this simple elegance. Since the early 1920’s its timeless style has galvanized the imagination of women and disassembled the thinking of men.
Profound! It rules!
Hubert de Givenchy, the famous French fashion icon, sourced the finest Italian satin to create an unforgettable silhouette worn by Audrey Hepburn in the opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Shimmering, sculpted and sleeveless, its floor-length skirt was slightly gathered at the waist and slit to the thigh on one side, accented by a pair of black elbow-length gloves. Salivating! In December, 2006, this timeless and dazzling treasure was donated to and auctioned for charity. Christie’s Auction House flawlessly worked an adoring and discerning public to a profitable end. The garment fetched an elegant … $923, 187!
Profound! It rules!
Since 1871, LEBO Doors & Frames, have changed the way we think and feel when walking in and out of their rooms. Their appearance quietly complements its room. German designed and manufactured, their hairbreadth allowances between door and frame are evocative of an old ’57 Porsche Speedster, the sound of its door latch going, cluh-CLICK-click. Seductive! Intoxicating! Utterly!
LEBO Doors & Frames speak to and satisfy discerning tastes and values. Modern and traditional offerings are available in 14 wood and 16 laminate surfaces.
A full product offering is available in our catalogue.
LEBO Interior Door trends for today and tomorrow, feature:
Rabbeted door panel - closes against frame mounted gaskets to control dust, noise, and light
Lower-able floor closure seal (P 102) – further prevents transference of dust, noise, and light
Frames are free of nail holes – simple elegance in 10 frame styles
Full length glazing with wood stiles, with sandblasting, grooving or plain glass – options
Glass and wood sliding-doors – options for all tastes and styles
One is made to wonder: If, today, Christie’s Auction House flawlessly worked an adoring and discerning public in the auction of a LEBO Interior Door, would we have Breakfast at Tiffany’s tomorrow?
LEBO Interior Doors – no home should be without this simple elegance!
Vancouver used to have a much stronger Stained Glass presence in the past. With the rapid expansion of new housing developments in the suburbs like Surrey or Langley, Stained Glass windows or doors are seldom considered or implemented.
If there is decorative glass at all, then only overseas replicas that are inexpensive and offer the homeowner a feeling that they are getting a little bit more value.
We feel that any decorative glass should be chosen by the customer because it is what they personally like. It could be a glimpse into their history perhaps.
We hope for the return of the courage to be unique when it comes to picking custom glass windows and doors.