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House Crashing 101

     October 31, 2014 0 Comments

Every individual has his or her own style and taste in decor when creating a home.  Going into a house and seeing the different styles, paint colours and the furniture placement can be very inspirational. By seeing examples, we develop our own styles as we determine what we don’t like and what we love. Taking elements that we like from one house, whether it’s from a picture on the internet or our friend’s house, and using it as inspiration in our own homes can be helpful. That is exactly what I want to introduce to the blog: a smorgasbord of inspirational spaces in all different styles and themes.

As our website grows and we attract more readers, I’m hoping that someone will invite me into their home so that we can show off their space! Maybe it’s a newly renovated kitchen and living room, or an old character home that’s been decorated throughout; every space, new and old, can be made beautiful and inspire others to create a beautiful space in their own home. If you’re proud of your home and don’t mind if I stop by to take some pictures, please message me!

To start the series off, I visited a showhome by Trademark Homes. Trademark Homes is a locally owned company in Regina that has been building beautiful homes since 2007. The house I viewed is located in the Greens on Gardiner at 3622 Green Water Drive.

First impressions are everything when you walk into a home. The first thing that caught my eye as I entered the foyer was the very sweet area with a built in bench, hangers and shelving. Upon entering the door, you also get a full view of the kitchen, dining area and living room. Open floor plans are incredibly popular, and that is exactly what this home features.

front closet

 

I love cooking, so kitchens are always an important space to me. The kitchen in this house used two-tone cabinetry to create visual interest. It’s similar to what we are planning for the House Trade Built kitchen, so seeing it in person was great. The hardwood floor installed diagonally is also a nice touch!

kitchen view

Up close, you can see the great detail on the cabinetry. I really liked the pendant lighting over the island, too. The tile backsplash is also neat! The builder took regular subway tiles and installed them in a herringbone pattern. All of these little details add up to great space.

kitchen pictures

The master bedroom in this house is gorgeous. It features a huge ensuite and two closets. There is also a sitting area within the master bedroom that would be great as a private office or reading nook. I love the two large windows on either side and the transom window above the bed. We are incorporating the same design into the House Trade Built, except we did 3 square transom windows as opposed to the long single window. It’s a great way to bring natural light into the bedroom and create a feature wall.

master bedroom

I admired the attention to detail in this space as well including the tile and the double-sided fireplace. The mirror is also a unique feature; the builder, Trademark Homes, framed in the pieces of glass to create the illusion of a huge mirror.

master bathroom

closet

The basement of this house is also finished. It’s a walk-out basement, so there is an abundance of natural light in the two additional bedrooms and entertainment area. Complete with bar and theatre room, the basement is nothing short of awesome.

bar

entertainment area

theatre room

This concludes the very first House Crash! If there was a space in this home that I would want to include in my own, it would be the master suite. Dan, on the other hand, would like to move into the theatre room.

What about you – which room did you love the most? Is this a house you would like to call home? If you’ve seen this showhome in person, what do you think?  If you’ve got a beautiful space and want to show it off, please contact me at tradebuilt@tradebank.ca. 

 

 

 

 


About the Author
mm I have a passion for the arts, cooking, vintage pieces and DIY projects. I enjoy mixing patterns and colours to make a space my own. I love supporting local businesses and participating in the growth of our community. I laugh and play every day with my wonderful and loving family. Regina is a place that I am happy to call home.

Amazing Spaces

     May 12, 2014 0 Comments

Dan and I had the opportunity to go through the Amazing Spaces tour on Saturday. If you haven’t heard of this tour, be sure to go in 2015.

Amazing Spaces is a non-profit organization that combines people’s interest to view newly remodeled or new homes and giving back to a charity at the same time. The proceeds from ticket sales as well as sponsorships go towards a charity every year. Each charity receives a two-year term.  This year, all proceeds went to The Casey Foundation, which is a foundation in support of children with autism.

We toured through about eight houses. We had to really focus on the ones we wanted to see because we got a late start to our day and only had so much time before the event closed. We focused on the new homes to see the newest trends and layouts. We saw some truly jaw-dropping features, including secret doors and stunning kitchens. If we finish the House Trade Built on schedule, you might see us in the tour next year!

I wish I could share pictures with you, but cameras weren’t allowed.

 

Did you go through the tour? Which home was your favourite? Would you want a secret door in your house? What’s your favourite kitchen cabinet colour?


About the Author
mm I have a passion for the arts, cooking, vintage pieces and DIY projects. I enjoy mixing patterns and colours to make a space my own. I love supporting local businesses and participating in the growth of our community. I laugh and play every day with my wonderful and loving family. Regina is a place that I am happy to call home.