17 07, 2017

What Is a New Home Warranty?

Home warranty is something that people don’t think about until they need something fixed on their new home. Unfortunately, for some, by that time it’s too late. We’ve all heard the horror stories out there. The question is how can you avoid these stories happening to you?

Right now, in Manitoba, a large effort is being made to protect homeowners who are buying a newly built home. The Manitoba Home Builders’ Association is now requiring all its members to be part of the New Home Warranty program. There are a few different programs in Manitoba, but they will all follow the same warranty […]

21 04, 2017

Picking the Right Fireplace for Your Dream Home

Everyone loves a good fire, the warmth that a good fire can give out will warm you to your bones. When you are deciding if you want a fireplace and what kind you should get, the choices are not always easy.

The best way to start is by thinking about your primary reason for wanting a fireplace. Some of the more common reasons for wanting a fireplace are:

  • Heat, or supplementary heat source
  • Fireplaces create a warm feeling in a home
  • Design feature in a […]
14 04, 2017

Putting the Final Touches on Interior Finishes

When you think of your dream home, it’s often the little details that make up the overall appeal. The finishing touches are what turn a nice house into a amazing home. There are many different aspects that could fall under the category of interior finishes. For this particular post, I’ll talk about casings, baseboards and interior doors.

 

There is a wide selection of different woodwork to choose from when building your home and the range of cost can vary as well.

 

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One of the most common […]

10 04, 2017

Picking the Right Cabinetry for Your Dream Kitchen

Cabinetry always seems to be in the front of everyone’s mind when building a home or cottage. Why wouldn’t it be? Most of the dream homes and cottages we build today are open concept and the kitchen tends to be the focal point.

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Every time there is a get together at a home with an open concept, there’s usually half a dozen empty seats on the couches, and standing room only around the kitchen island.

I’m not sure what causes this phenomenon, but we’ve all seen it […]

1 04, 2017

2017 Winnipeg Home and Garden Show

Spring is here and that means it’s time for the 2017 Winnipeg Home and Garden Show. The Home and Garden Show is a great way to get ideas for your existing home or a new build. Last year the show came under new ownership and they have done a fantastic job with the show.

 

They have made great efforts to bring new life to the show and provide tremendous value for everyone who comes to check it out.

 

The show runs from April 6-9 at the RBC Convention center. Pine Creek Homes will have a […]

30 03, 2017

Picking Your Plumbing and Plumbing Fixtures In Your New Home

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Plumbing isn’t a subject that gets people really excited when building their new home. But there are a few things to think about before building your dream home begins so that you aren’t caught off guard

 

Services

Not all properties have the same servicing when it comes to plumbing. If you are building in the city you will probably have sewer and water hook ups. This keeps the servicing end of things pretty straight forward. However, if you are building rural or in cottage country you probably won’t have water services […]

17 03, 2017

Creating Your Dream Basement

Many people struggle with the decision of whether or not to finish their basement at the time of building their dream home. Often the extra costs is the main influence in their decision making.

An important thing to keep in mind when designing your dream home is knowing what the future basement plan will look like. This is a very important part of the overall home plan design, and should be thought about in the beginning rather than later on as an afterthought.

This is because once the […]

9 03, 2017

Time Expectations in the Building Process

Many people don’t know what to expect for timelines when they are beginning to build their dream home or cottage. There is a wide range of variables that contribute to how long a build takes. Size and complexity are the two biggest factors.

Generally speaking, most custom builds will fall somewhere in between 6 months and a year. Some projects can be done in less than 6 months. While the more complex projects can stretch beyond a year. But when you are starting to estimate times, using 6-12 months is a good […]

3 03, 2017

Let’s Talk About Flooring Options In Your New Home

Flooring is one of everyone’s favourite choices to make in the building process. There are so many options and it can have such huge effect on the look and feel of your home. From flow of the home, to the feel of individual rooms, there is something to be said about picking the right flooring for your home.

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Here are 5 things to consider when choosing flooring

 

Durability

Most quality flooring is designed to be fairly durable under the right conditions.

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25 02, 2017

Let’s Shed Some Light on Lighting Up Your Dream Home

Creating a lighting design, and choosing light fixtures, can be a daunting task for homeowners. After all, how can you tell how much light you are going to need in a space that doesn’t exist yet?

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Like the creation of your floor plan, lighting is something that you’ll be glad that you took the time to get it right from the start. Your builder and their design team should be able to give some significant input on this. Ideas on what type of light fixtures, how many lights, switch locations and […]

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