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2014 September

ICF vs. Standard Concrete + Forms

     September 30, 2014 0 Comments

There are two types of basements that we were considering for the House Trade Built: a regular concrete form foundation or an insulated concrete form (ICF) foundation. ICF foundations are where contractors basically build your basement out of Lego pieces made of thick styrofoam. Traditional concrete form basements are formed between steel and wood sheets. Concrete is poured…

Laundry Room Design

     September 29, 2014 0 Comments

This week I had fun designing a laundry room. In the House Trade Built, we went for a laundry closet, but I could still take some inspiration from this board like the tile, artwork and colours. laundry room by tradebuilt  Is your laundry room organized? Is it a nice space to be in or could…

Framing Companies

     September 26, 2014 0 Comments

We’ve been a little MIA this week with respect to new blog posts, but for good reason. The framing company we had lined up unfortunately pulled out of the project earlier this week due to unforseen circumstances. One of our criteria we had when we were interviewing companies was having the house completed to lock-up…

Sinks, Faucets & Tubs

     September 25, 2014 0 Comments

This week, tell me which item you like best! We’re comparing faucets, sinks and tubs from Pearl Hardware. Visit their showroom to see these items in person. Thanks for playing!  

Dining Room Design

     September 22, 2014 0 Comments

What do you think of this room? Do you like a dark wood table, or a lighter one? Sparkly lights, or something simpler? If you had prints hanging on your wall, what would they be of – animals, plans, locations? Dining Room by tradebuilt    

Garage Floor Coatings

     September 18, 2014 0 Comments

This week, tell me which garage floor coating colour you like. These floor coatings are from Superior FD Coatings, located in Regina. Thanks for playing!