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Renovation & Design - Textured look adds warmth, panache

Textured look adds warmth, panache

Textured wall surfaces are a current trend. Walls adorned with brick, barn board or other textural products bring warmth to any room. As you can see by the focal wall in this bedroom, the worn wooden wall treatment behind the bed is stunning and dramatic. This is a lovely architectural detail . . .…

Table talk

Renovated Crescentwood home allows family to get close during mealtimes

Eating meals at a long countertop that faces a wall is not conducive to sparkling conversations or creating a close-knit family. That's one reason Jenny and Trevor MacVicar decided to renovate the kitchen in their century-old home on Kingsway in the Crescentwood neighbourhood. "When we bought the house in 2003, we were . . .…

Renovation & Design - Shades of great

Shades of great

Plenty of plants thrive away from the sunshine

On a hot and lazy summer afternoon, a shady area can be the most desirable part of the garden, if only to cool off. Successfully establishing plants beneath the shade cast by a tree, fence or neighbouring house, though, can be challenging. Ken MacDonald, landscape designer and owner of Prairie . . .…

Public wants knowledgeable, friendly staff

Recently, I had the opportunity to take part in a planning session hosted by the Western Retail Lumber Association. The board of directors and invited guests were led through a daylong exercise in analyzing the association and the industry for the road ahead. The program facilitator introduced a number of . . .…

What to do when leather furniture fades

QUESTION: We have four light tan leather chairs and the sun has yellowed parts of them that were not shaded by a table. What can we do to restore them so they look uniform? George, Winnipeg   ANSWER: Discolouration is most prevalent on dark colours. Leather-repair kits are available online or in . . .…

New Homes - Let there be light

Let there be light

'Modern family' bungalow's unique layout really brings in the sun

When it comes to designing a home expressly for the purpose of family living, sometimes the best thing is to start anew. That's exactly what the design team at Ventura Custom Homes did with its show home at 5 Orchard Gate in Oak Bluff West, said Ventura's sales representative, Elliot Tardiff. "This . . .…

New Homes - Affordable townhomes in Sage Creek

Affordable townhomes in Sage Creek

Many new-home buyers assume $350, 000 -- or more -- is needed to acquire a new home in a cutting-edge community.That's not the case in Sage Creek, said Streetside Developments' Jessica Willis."We're very excited about Bluestem Townhomes, which are located at 301-1555 Des Hivernants Blvd., " she said. "They're a . . .…

New Homes - Sage Creek

Sage Creek

If you're a young professional couple or a couple with young children, finding a move-up home isn't an easy task. In many instances, two conflicting factors come into play: affordability and space. On the one hand, there's the need to stay within a certain budget so as not to be house-poor . . .…

The function quotient

South Pointe home stylish yet livable

As exciting as it is to walk through a show home loaded with tons of flashy options, style alone doesn't make a home.At the end of the day, it's a home's function quotient that makes it livable. That's something the design team at KDR Homes took into account when they . . .…

Aging in Place an idea whose time has come

I am frequently asked to gaze into the crystal ball and forecast coming trends and changes in the residential construction industry. Normally, I don't have to look any further than the Parade of Homes or the Renovation of the Year Awards. These events bring out the best in new-home construction and . . .…

Resale Homes - Sold & offered: Jan 24

Sold & offered: Jan 24

OFFERED: Maples ADDRESS: 30 Lavender Bay ASKING PRICE: $319, 900 TAXES: $4, 293 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1, 722 BEDROOMS: 4 BATHROOMS: 2.5 LOT SIZE: 58 x 100 LISTING AGENT: Vijay Guliani, Realty Plus Inc., 204-897-0800   OFFERED: St. Francois-Xavier ADDRESS: 2566 Hwy. 26 ASKING PRICE: $299, 900 TAXES: $3, 376.15 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2, 200 BEDROOMS: 2 BATHROOMS: 2 LOT SIZE: 8.9 acres LISTING AGENT: Chris Guenther, Living Real Estate of Winnipeg, . . .…

Resale Homes - Affordable & move-in ready

Affordable & move-in ready

Fort Richmond bungalow in a choice location

If you're a young family looking for a move-up home, you have a choice to make. Do you buy an older resale home, or buy an entry-level new home in a new community? Royal LePage sale agent Glen MacAngus said the choice may not be that difficult, providing you objectively assess the . . .…

Resale Homes - Sold

Sold

SOLD: St. Boniface ADDRESS: 351 Des Meurons St. ASKING PRICE: $159, 900 SOLD PRICE: $155, 000 TAXES: $1, 659.95 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 672 BEDROOMS: 2 BATHROOMS: 1 LOT SIZE: 25 x 120 LISTING AGENT: Shawn Sommers, Century 21 Carrie.com, 204-818-0707   SOLD: West Transcona ADDRESS: 215 Rosseau Ave. W. ASKING PRICE: $204, 900 SOLD PRICE: $200, 000 TAXES: $2, 133.46 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 840 BEDROOMS: 3 BATHROOMS: 2 LOT SIZE: 40 x 100 LISTING . . .…

Resale Homes - Dated dandy in Woodhaven

Dated dandy in Woodhaven

Meticulously maintained two-storey on treed lot screams potential

There's one certainty about any resale home: It's not going to be perfect.Consequently, when you buy a home -- in this case, a home that would be considered a move-up home -- you need to look at the bigger picture. That means looking at the age of a home, its . . .…

Resale Homes - Sold: Jan. 10

Sold: Jan. 10

Sold-Offered for Jan. 10, 2015 NOTE-Photos are in FP Homes inbox, email subject mistaken as JAN 20 Sold...   OFFERED: Niakwa Park ADDRESS: 22 Iroquois Bay ASKING PRICE: $374, 900 TAXES: $2, 738.06 SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1, 280 BEDROOMS: 4 BATHROOMS: 2 LOT SIZE: 65 x 100 LISTING AGENT: Mark Pernitsky, Century 21 Carrie.com, 204-987-2100   SOLD: North End ADDRESS: 481 Aberdeen Ave. ASKING PRICE: $89, 900 SOLD PRICE: . . .…

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