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A snow day here in the Valley and an opportunity to briefly document the past six weeks that have taken us from moving in, to finishing touches, to holiday entertaining, to fixing glitches, and onward to settling in with big satisfied grins. As it turned out, we had five days between the issue of our…

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​ We are excited to announce that our Building Small on North Avenue project has reached the move-in stage! And just before we do that, we would like to offer an opportunity to everyone who has played a part in the process and/or expressed enthusiasm, to come for a little tour. 2277 North Avenue, Canning…

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Work in and around our newly landed home, has begun in earnest and we see progress at every visit.  If it were possible, we would be there ALL the time.  But, of course, we would be in the way and we wouldn’t get much of anything else done.  So, instead, we stop in a couple…

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Our team at Kent Homes has been busy today.  While the siding is being installed on the outside… … the painting has been completed on the inside.  Cabinets have arrived and are ready for installation. And the window and door trims, which were all pre-made, have been set in place ready for installation. Looks like…

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Drywall is up, rigid board is on and windows are going in! OK, now I’m starting to get excited. Here are photos of the latest happenings at Kent Homes. This is the view from the living area down the hall to the master bedroom.       The bed in a box is taking shape….

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Computer’s been off line for two days while we moved into our interim residence.  Rental lease is finished and new home is about 7 weeks away.  Good and kind friends have offered up their lovely home, perched high on a hill.  So as the wind rips and howls around the windows on this rainy stormy…

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In a recent post, I’d wondered at how the team at Kent Homes gets the newly built floor up off the factory floor and onto the tracks to move it along the line.  Laura Maillet at Kent Homes has kindly provided an explanation with photos. Hi Deborah, I am happy to fill you in on…

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Word is in – the site prep work starts in two days.  Yay!  I can hardly believe it! I poured over the final plans last night until well past my bedtime.  The last little corrections and adjustments are being done before the production drawings begin tomorrow.  And then changes and corrections will be quite difficult…

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While we’re waiting on the permit application process, here’s a little peek at material finishes  that are going into our new home.  Starting at the bottom, here are the floors.  This is a vinyl wood plank product that looks very much like wood but is water proof and not at all expensive. According to our…

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We almost moved forward with the comfy grey armless sofa that flattens into a bed – price tag $1600 – and we’re so glad we didn’t.   I’d never been to Structube before.  (I couldn’t get past them name.)   But Michael had and suggested we check out the one in Dartmouth Crossing, as we were…

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Yay!  The Royal Bank of Canada has come through for us!  Thank you Sherry Taylor, RBC Mortgage Specialist!  With Sherry’s help, the bank has approved our building style and design.  They’ve approved its value.  And, they’ve approved us. Sherry’s been great.  We look forward to sitting down with her to work through the details of…