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2014 April


     April 24, 2014 0 Comments

Well, they did it again. KRN Residential Design sent us a present today. Not only did they give us one revised floor plan that is now 32′ wide… they gave us two. Ooooh the options. They should know by now that options just mean more decisions for me to make. I better improve at making…

Back on Track

     April 17, 2014 0 Comments

After careful review and consideration, we decided to stick with the city. We loved the idea of building in the country but with too many unknown variables (cost to landscape a huge property, cost to upgrade the house to fit into the neighbourhood, future amenities)  we decided it wasn’t right for this project. Now that…

Please Hold (while we make up our minds!)

     April 11, 2014 0 Comments

Typically, someone already owns a property when they begin planning but we went about it the opposite way. When we started this project, we thought we’d be signing the papers on a property in the near future but that plan has taken its sweet time. We didn’t hesitate to begin working with KRN Residential Design…

Country livin’?

     April 10, 2014 1 Comment

Finding a property has been our biggest hurdle so far. Because of the nature of this project, finding a flexible builder is key. We have recently met with a builder that we are strongly considering and a property that is available in the north end. However, a different property just became available to us and…

Automated Everything

     April 8, 2014 0 Comments

One of the companies I met at the Spring Home Show was Automated AV. Andrew was friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. He showed me some of the great products at his booth, like invisible speakers, and sounded genuinely interested when I told him about the House Trade Built project. We’re interested in home automation because it…

+2’6″= Huge Difference

     April 7, 2014 0 Comments

Ever have one of those moments when everything clicks and falls into place? Light bulbs go off and suddenly everything makes sense? Angels can be heard singing in the background? Our “Ah-Ha!” moment wasn’t quite like that, but what we did realize will make a huge difference with our floor plan. Kelly and his team…