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Are you Ready to Build a New Home?

Are you ready to build a new home? A first step is understanding the financials, which we discuss in previous blog, Understanding the Cost of Building a New Home. In it, we talk about costs and expenses and what to expect when building your new home. You Have a Budget

Understanding the Cost of Building a New Home

I remember when I was young and my dad had mentioned that someone he knew had purchased a million dollar home, I thought it must be a palace! He described it as a grand castle-like mansion which overlooked the river and had an 10 foot cream coloured stone fence all

Should You Have a Plan Before Finding a Builder?

We are often asked by clients if they should have a plan before finding a home builder. It may seem like a good idea to start with a plan; however, there are many different approaches when it comes to planning a new home build. Some people come to us with

How Much Square Footage Do I Need?

How much square footage you require will depend on the list of needs and wants in your home. During our first meeting with new clients, we do a “needs assessment” to find out which spaces are occupied the most and how many people will be using that space. Once your

Two-Story, Bungalow or Ranch: The Best Choice for your Lifestyle

In the beginning of your custom home build, you will make a few essential decisions. Even before you choose your lot, have you thought about which type of home would best suit your needs? There are many layout plans: bi-levels, walkout bungalows, split levels, multi-level, etc., etc.; however, for many of

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Luxury Home Spa: Decadent Therapeutic Baths and Steam Showers

Imagine, close your eyes… If the sky was the limit for your home spa, what would your dream tub or steam shower do for you? When thinking about the word “decadent”… What comes to mind? If we were talking about dessert, the reference would be the epitome of flavor and

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35 Luxury Porcelain Ideas for Your Custom Home

35 Porcelain Tile Ideas Architects, interior designers, and homeowners alike are enamored with porcelain tile. It is made from clay that has been hard-pressed into molds and kiln-fired at extremely high temperatures, making it one of the hardest, most durable tiles available. It stands up to heavy foot traffic, resists

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29 Luxury Marble Ideas for Your Custom Home

[toc] From ancient Greeks to modern times, architects, sculptors, and interior designers have been fascinated with marble. Each slab is unique and gives any room a look of opulence and splendour. Marble also suggests a classic, minimalist look and goes well with a palette of white and subdued hues. Marble

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Creating Your Ultimate Custom Closet

You have decided that it’s time to get organized… Whether Custom Building a new home or re-organizing an existing space. It’s the start of a new year and you want to begin clutter free… Start your initial checklist to ensure your home will be clutter-free: Who are the end users?

Ownership – Custom Home Build: What Do I Need to Know? (Part 7)

Your home is complete; you have done your final walk-through and are ready to move into your new custom home. All legal paperwork is finalized; you are officially a homeowner. Congratulations! As members of the Alberta New Home Warranty Program, it is mandatory to complete a “Certificate of Possession” prior


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