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  • Simply stunning

    Home eschews fanciful for functional
    Simply stunning

    When it comes to show homes -- especially at times when the Parade of Homes is on -- it's easy for builders to get carried away with their designs. While it's good to showcase innovative new materials, products -- or even a revolutionary floor plan -- there's always the danger of . . .

    September 20, 2014

  • It's a family friendly abode

    Home's floor plan can accommodate everyone's needs
    It's a family friendly abode

    If you're a large family -- say five or six people -- you require two things in a home. First, that it's spacious. And second, that it contains a multitude of separate spaces within a large envelope that, for all intents and purposes, needs to exceed 2, 000 square feet of . . .

    September 13, 2014

  • Parade-goers in for some great fall treats

    Parade-goers in for some great fall treats

    IF the weeks leading up to the 2014 Fall Parade of Homes are any indication, builders are going to be very busy during the three-week event that runs Sept. 13 to Oct. 5. "People already started coming out to look at my show home in early September, " reported Cheryl Thurston, . . .

    September 13, 2014

  • At home in the orchard

    Oak Bluff beauty filled with functionality
    At home in the orchard

    Producing a new home design is never an easy task. Couple that with the fact you've been charged with the challenge of placing that design on an oversized lot in a countrified setting, and that challenge doubles. Turns out, Randall Homes has more than met that challenge in the form of . . .

    September 13, 2014

  • Driving a hard bargain

    Builders offering vehicle credit incentive on Niverville bungalow
    Driving a hard bargain

    It's something new-home buyers have seen before -- an incentive to buy a home.That incentive might come in the form of a package of no-charge upgrades in the kitchen, a larger garage or a deluxe ensuite for the price of a standard one in the master suite. In this case, . . .

    September 6, 2014

  • Universal appeal

    Space and light abound in family friendly home
    Universal appeal

    As important as style is in a home, it is just one of several ingredients that combine to create a livable family abode. Ultimately, style must place third on the list of must-haves behind space and light. Which makes sense; without those two attributes, it's difficult to build style into a . . .

    August 23, 2014

  • Family-friendly move-up

    Signature design offers style and value

    Truth be told, few young families looking for a move-up home can comfortably afford a luxuriously appointed 2, 500-square-foot home. Which is why Signature Homes created the Duffrin II, said the company's sales representative for Bridgwater Lakes, Maximum Realty's Jeff McArthur. "Originally, this plan started out at 2, 600 sq. ft. (with . . .

    August 16, 2014

  • Flair and function

    Oak Bluff West home offers wow factor with practicality
    Flair and function

    A s a new-home builder, you want to find a way to encourage would-be homebuyers to look at your designs. One of the ways to do that is to make a design so striking it's hard to resist having a look. At the same time, it's also necessary to balance the . . .

    August 9, 2014

  • Clean and classy

    Custom builders hit the mark with bright and spacious condos
    Clean and classy

    These days, everyone seems to want to own a home - whether it's a single family home, or condo - in the Waverley West area. While that area is extremely popular --and deservedly so -- there's another area a bit farther east in St. Norbert (just south of the Perimeter Highway) . . .

    August 2, 2014

  • Maximum livability

    Clever design details add space and light
    Maximum livability

    There's a singular reason why bi-level cab-over designs remain popular with families.That reason is none other than function. With four distinct levels -- the basement, an expansive foyer situated seven steps below the main level, the main level (front-oriented dining room, great room, bedroom wing with two bedrooms and four-piece . . .

    July 26, 2014