The Northwest Hacienda: New Style of Home Renovation in Vancouver

Spanish style homeFinding a new and unique décor for your home renovation sometimes necessitates looking elsewhere for inspiration.

One of the best places to check is south of the border, and I mean south. The hacienda style of Southern California combines distinctive colours with unique features to bring out your welcoming personality. This kind of design can be quite diverse and can infuse a novel ambiance that will set your home apart.

Hacienda in Vancouver? Really?

Why not? In this day and age, you can have pretty much any interior style you want for your home. Even if your house doesn’t look exactly the same as those in California – after all, climate and geological aspects necessitate different building approaches – it can still take on the warm, welcoming, open feel of a hacienda.

In our northern state of mind, some builders tend to stick to a few specific ideas. Not only do the structures tend to get quite similar, so do the colour palettes and interior designs. While there is nothing wrong with these houses, because they can look wonderful, sometimes people want something unique. Instead of every second house on the block looking the same, yours could have a Spanish facelift.

What Makes the Hacienda Style of Home Renovation?

hacienda courtyardThe hacienda style can be boiled down into a few key features:

  • Using materials like stressed wood, wrought iron, and tiling to create a more rustic feeling.
  • A colour palette that includes warm yellows, golds, creams and terracottas, in both light and dark tones. These bring to mind the sun-drenched aspects of southern life.
  • Large and open spaces to let the house and rooms breathe, as well as to provide expansive entertaining areas.

There are tons of different options. The textures of your walls can be amazing – textured panels, stucco, rustic paint styles. Also consider the different kinds of décor with heavy furniture featuring carved dark wood.

However, it is still Vancouver, so some specific amenities should still be included, such as heated floors for the winter months.

Southern Comfort in Vancouver Home Renovation

hacienda style entranceSome people might ask why they should go with a hacienda style.

Vancouver doesn’t have the same atmosphere or climate as California, so why try emulating the living style? The bottom line is that home renovation does not have to conform to everything around you. Sometimes, during those long, wet and gray winter months, a splash of California can be just what we need to keep our spirits up and encourage us to keep throwing parties.

This particular style evokes a mood that is wholly unique in Vancouver and will impress visitors. Its warm tones and rustic appeal will make you feel cozy. Comfort is the keyword, and a hacienda style home will provide it.

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Doug Kerr - the owner of Kerr ConstructionDoug Kerr is the owner of Kerr Construction in Vancouver. With over 25 years of experience in the renovation and new home construction business, he has developed the Kerr System for designing and building. With this Design/Build system he has helped hundreds of clients achieve their dream homes while also winning multiple national and provincial building and renovations awards. Being a former world-class athlete…” Read more.

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