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  • Design gamble

    Home offers a unique segmented lower level
    Design gamble

    When builders go outside convention with an aspect of a home's design, it's a calculated risk. In the case of the Hutchinson, a 2, 017-square-foot bungalow found at 167 Lake Bend Rd. in Bridgwater Lakes, the design gamble -- a segmented rather than open-concept lower level -- has paid off. "Pretty much . . .

    April 19, 2014

  • Tackling Canada's skills shortage proves challenging

    I had the pleasure of attending a Skills Manitoba event on April 10 and came away feeling good about the quality of young people being trained to lead the next generation of skilled labour in this province. However, after reading some commentary from across the country and looking at our numbers . . .

    April 19, 2014

  • An empty nest with flow

    Beautifully designed Sage Creek house spacious, airy, well-defined
    An empty nest with flow

    Hearth Homes sales manager Liam Milne comes straight to the point when speaking about the design concept of 39 Borealis Bay. "This home was designed expressly to meet the needs of empty-nesters, " he said of the 1, 615-square-foot bungalow with walk-out lower level, sited on an oversized walk-out lot deep . . .

    April 12, 2014

  • New home represents a fresh lifestyle start

    When we say in this column that a new home is a good investment, it's often only taken in one way: money. We invest in stocks, bonds or precious metals to make money, so naturally, many people think that an investment in a new home has a goal of making money. Our . . .

    April 12, 2014

  • A win-win proposition

    Lavish million-dollar estate home in South Pointe tops HSC Foundation lottery
    A win-win proposition

    Although spring may not be in full bloom quite yet, he Health Science Centre Foundation's Winner's Choice Lottery has become an annual rite of the awakening season. As is always the case, the lottery is a win-win scenario: Proceeds from ticket sales represent a direct contribution to the health care and . . .

    April 5, 2014

  • StreetSide does homes

    Condo developer now has slate of top-notch houses
    StreetSide does homes

    When it comes to homes, hear the name StreetSide, and you tend to think of condominiums. Well, think again. Turns out StreetSide Developments has now entered the homebuilding business under the name Homes by StreetSide. "Right now, we have six homes available in Royalwood on Tascona Road, with 22 lots available in total . . .

    April 5, 2014

  • Flexible living

    Kensington home can be configured to a family's particular needs
    Flexible living

    When families are looking for a new home, their main priority is a home that functions well from top to bottom. Consequently, when Kensington Homes' design team conceived The Brisbane, they came up with a highly flexible floor plan that could be modified to build in the function active families require . . .

    March 29, 2014

  • Move up to the Monteray

    Qualico show home has neat livability touches for young family
    Move up to the Monteray

    Young families looking to move up to a bigger, better new home are typically looking for two things in a home. First, it must be versatile with a layout that provides a high degree of livability when the family is at home -- and then can function equally well when entertaining. . . .

    March 22, 2014

  • It's your last weekend for Spring Parade of Homes

    The formal portion of the 2014 Spring Parade of Homes ends tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. and, with the weather being so unpredictable this year, you may have not had ample time to see what these 122 new homes had to offer. Not to worry, though: Almost all of the show homes . . .

    March 22, 2014

  • Show-stopper

    Massive loft the crown on a home fit for a king

    It isn't often that a room on the same floor as a master suite steals the show, but that's the case on the upper level of 39 Stan Bailie Drive, a.k.a. The Kingswood. Look to the left of a striking, wrap-around staircase (spectacular in and of itself with its tempered glass . . .

    March 15, 2014