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Denis on Design

Denis is a regular freelance writer for Okanagan Home magazine sharing his expertise on home design. Click links to open PDF articles.

Value Added Design
Fall 2013

While good design costs money it also creates value. Conversely, if something is not well designed it usually has less value. And so it is with all things, including real estate...

Less Is More
Summer, 2013

The term 'minimalism' is a trend from the early 19th century and gradually became an important movement...

Houzz It Going?
Spring, 2013

Houzz is doing very well thank you and if you are looking for ideas for a renovation or building a new home you...

Form Follows Function
Winter 2012

The word aesthetics is used in modern English as a noun to indicate something that appeals to the senses....

Design | Aesthetics
Fall 2012

The word aesthetics is used in modern English as a noun to indicate something that appeals to the senses...

Interior Designers
Summer 2012

If you want your space to be unique and special then the most important part of the project is to hire an...

Architectural Style
Spring 2012

The style of houses will shift again. Developers and builders will need to embrace the demand of the...

Renovation Considerations
Winter 2011

To renovate or not to renovate, that is the question!...

Design Process
Summer 2011

I am often asked what the home design process is and when the designer should get involved...

Design
Spring 2011

Efficient space is at the top of the list for value-conscious purchasers looking for a new home...

Design
Winter 2010

Consumers are looking for creative designs to differentiate themselves from the status quos...

Environmental Responsibility
Summer - Fall 2010

We are only at our infancy of sustainable housing. The future will bring us dwellings that are completely self sufficient...

Choosing a Designer or Architect
Spring - Summer 2010

There are talented architects and designers that can assist you in bringing your dreams into reality...