Win a $1,500 home design consultation at this online gala

Jun 8 2020, 10:42 am

Vancouverites are spending more time at home complying with social distancing measures, and we’re starting to realize how important it is to have a home that supports our lifestyle.

We want our homes to provide comfort and safety during this time of uncertainty, and beyond. For you, this could involve creating a designated home office, improving air quality with better ventilation, redecorating your bedroom, changing up your laundry room, or renovating to extend your living space.

But tackling these upgrades as DIY projects can be tricky, which is why it’s best to let professionals take the lead in designing (and building) your dream home. If you’re hoping to connect with trusted local professionals (and have the chance to win a $1,500 home design consultation), look no further than the 11th annual HAVAN Awards for Housing Excellence Gala.

For the first time ever, on Friday, June 19, Metro Vancouver’s pinnacle homebuilding industry awards event is taking place digitally as the HAVAN Awards Home Edition.

Abstract Homes and Renovations/HAVAN Awards for Housing Excellence

The innovative virtual event by the Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) is bringing top designers, builders, and renovators together in one virtual space, and it’s the perfect opportunity to find resources to protect one of your greatest assets: your home.

Round up your roommates, family, or friends to watch the event virtually (you’ll each have a front-row seat) and find inspiration for building or designing your home, while you watch as the winners are revealed.

Jamie Banfield Design with CCI Renovations/HAVAN Awards for Housing Excellence

You can expect to hear from the experts behind BC’s industry-leading performance homes, kitchen renovations, neighbourhood-enhancing developments, cleverly-designed laneway homes, and so much more.

There are over 70 finalists for this year’s event, including Llano Developments Inc, Jamie Banfield Design, Abstract Homes and Renovations, Vancouver Development, Alabaster Homes, Edgar Development, Blackfish Homes Ltd., Hayer Builders Group, Isle of Mann Group of Companies, Landa Global Properties, Best Builders Ltd., Twin Lions Contracting Ltd., Vesta Properties Ltd., and Tien Sher Group of Companies, among many others.

The awards up for grabs fall under several different categories: Renovation, New Home – Production, Design, New Home Custom, Grand HAVAN Awards, and Special Achievement Awards. Within these categories, there are awards for everything from “Best New Small-Scale Home” to “Best Kitchen Renovation: Under $75,000.”

The homebuilding awards gala was traditionally reserved for in-person industry guests, and now you have exclusive access to attend. You can get dressed up if you feel like it — from the waist up or head-to-toe.

Aside from discovering who the city’s industry leaders are and collecting design tips, the gala has special guest appearances and interactive contests lined up for the night. As part of the celebrations, HAVAN is giving away four home design consultations, each valued at $1,500.

PSL Construction with Sarah Gallop Design Inc./HAVAN Awards for Housing Excellence

Find out how you can enter to win one of these home design consultations, courtesy of HAVAN here.

The contest is being run in accordance with HAVAN’s own rules and regulations, and it closes on Friday, June 19 at 5 pm PST.


This June could be the only time the HAVAN Awards for Housing Excellence Gala is live-streamed to the public. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to peek inside BC’s most fascinating homes.

For more information about the upcoming digital gala, to download the program, or view the full list of finalists, check out the official event website now.

HAVAN Awards Gala Home Edition

When: Friday, June 19
Time: Entertainment starts at 6:45 pm, contest winners announced at 9 pm
Where: Online — Watch via havan.ca/awards/gala

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