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We get a lot of inquiries about how to build a successful design business from fellow designers in the industry, design students, and interns working with SGDI to experience and discover what path they want their career in design to take. There is one transcendent factor that plays into any design service professional’s ability to…

Lauren, Interior Designer, SGDI

Lauren is an award-winning graduate of BCIT’s Bachelor of Interior Design program. Growing up, she always found herself expressing ideas through creative and analytical means. With a keen interest in all things art and design from a young age, pursuing interior design was always where Lauren knew she was headed as it perfectly marries art,…

Whether you are beginning your home project right now, or dreaming for the future, you will need to collect your ideas and inspirations in a way that you will be able to communicate them to your designer when you begin the process.   The absolute first step is to get clear on your vision for your…

Expanding upon the high/low spotlight from our last issue, this article delves into the importance of knowing your budget so that we can design your dream home without presenting concepts that are unreachable to you.   When we ask what your project budget is, we mean the overall complete dollar amount you intend to spend on…

When the weather is beautiful, we want to stay outside all day long, we want to feel that beachy breeze every chance we get, because it never lasts nearly long enough. So, why not optimize that ‘long-days, hot nights’ vibe and keep it going, even after the summer days start to fade away…   To get the feeling of summer indoors you will…

Part 2 of a 2-part blog series on the things that you need to consider for the future of your home.  Thoughts of ‘future proofing’ a home are often one-dimensional, leaning towards technology alone, wiring your home for lights and sound, increased security, or preparatory work for the addition of a suite or a pool….

SGDI Interior Designer Joty

From a young age Joty has been on job sites with her family being in the residential building and development industry. She has always had a passion for design and art, growing up she played piano and enjoyed painting and pottery. She found herself being more creative whether it was through painting her room every…

SGDI Interior Designer Megan

Megan’s passion for design has been ever present, she would jump at any opportunity to be creative and has always enjoyed taking art classes. With her family in business in the trades, construction sites have consistently been a part of her life, she spent many weekends of her childhood taking trips to the hardware store…

Various ideas of built in home organization solutions

permanent solutions that you can incorporate into your home to keep things in their place all year long…  Everyone knows the dreaded chore that is ‘Spring Cleaning” … it seems that over the colder months we allow things to somewhat pile-up and then come spring, when the sunshine pours in, we suddenly notice that abundance of clean…

Architectural rendering of first step code 5 home built in Burnaby bc

Part 1 of a 2-part blog series on the things that you need to consider for the future of your home.  Thoughts of ‘future proofing’ a home are often one-dimensional, leaning towards technology alone, wiring your home for lights and sound, increased security, or preparatory work for the addition of a suite or a pool. What often gets overlooked or not thought through are the items that…

What People Are Saying

Lawrence Green

"I was impressed not only by Sarah's design ability, but also with her level of construction knowledge. I have heard that a lot of designers are good at making things pretty, but are not that great at understanding how things are actually built- Sarah is fantastic at both. I recommend them to anyone and everyone I know without hesitation."

Diane and Vince Grdina

"We had the pleasure of working with Sarah on the construction of our new home. We had a lot of fun working with them and found them always thoughtful, mindful, and professional. We would highly recommend their firm and would use them again without hesitation."

Pete Rackow

"We were immediately impressed with Sarah's ability to assess our needs and understand the type of home my wife and I wanted for us and our 3 boys. Her attention to detail is flawless and every inch of our fully renovated home is thoroughly thought through. I felt like they cared about our home as much as we the homeowners did."