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Getting the Most Out of an Open Floor Plan

Getting the Most Out of an Open Floor Plan

The evolution of the North American house has drastically changed in the last couple of decades. Houses in the turn of the century still held many of the mid-century features that are rarely seen today. The division of rooms in older homes stemmed from the idea that […]

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Home Trends Move From Lavish to Practical

Home Trends Move From Lavish to Practical

After years of dramatically increasing home size in North America – from an average of 983 sq. ft. in the 1950s up to 2300 square feet in the 2000s, the trend seems to be going in the opposite direction. According to a fresh survey done by the National […]

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Building a New Custom Home in Ontario

Building a New Custom Home in Ontario

Picture yourself sitting on the wrap-around porch of your brand new, custom-built home, watching the sunset at the end of another perfect Ontario day. Or relaxing in front of a crackling stone fireplace as you enjoy a warm cup of cocoa in your wood-paneled study. Planning and […]

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Top Trends in Home Design for 2016

Top Trends in Home Design for 2016

The new and upcoming trends of 2016 are growing stronger as the year progresses, and home design certainly doesn’t fall short. Although 2015 was certainly a leading and statement year in interior design and home decor, this year is beginning to look even more unique. 1. Beauty […]

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It’s Time To Talk Solar

It’s Time To Talk Solar

Canada imports oil from Saudi Arabia, Libia and other foreign countries to a tune of about a million barrels a day, which comes as a big surprise to most people. While this is no doubt great news for the Saudi royal family, it is bad news for […]

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10 Coolest Automation Products for Your Custom Home

10 Coolest Automation Products for Your Custom Home

Home automation products, while not new, haven’t gained widespread adoption. However, interest continues to build. Among all consumers, 48% said they were either “extremely or somewhat interested” in purchasing home automation products. Among smartphone and tablet owners, the numbers are higher with 62% of consumers saying they […]

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ICF Foundation Cost

ICF Foundation Cost

How To Calculate The Cost Of ICF Foundations In Southern Ontario The notion of estimating the cost of construction is as much art as it is math. This observation is particularly the case of decisions related to the custom home building. One person may determine value by […]

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Truss Uplift – Expectations vs. Reality

Truss Uplift – Expectations vs. Reality

Truss Uplift A detachment of the ceiling from the wall is an irritating, but all too common problem. Its principal cause is a natural event called Truss Uplift. Wikipedia defines truss uplift as an occurrence common in new houses built with roof trusses as opposed to rafters. If […]

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New Home HST Rebate Calculator – Ontario

New Home HST Rebate Calculator – Ontario

These rebates only apply to buyers who are purchasing a new house from a builder who has agreed to sell the house to the purchaser with the tax rebate included. If you bought a new home from a builder in Ontario, you might be entitled to claim […]

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Featured Floor-plan of the Month: The Ravenswood

Featured Floor-plan of the Month: The Ravenswood

Virtual Tour: The Ravenswood We love latest floor plans, and we know you do too! Take a look at the Ravenswood, 1837 square feet of usable space. and drool over this 3-bedroom sanctuary. Our latest “Floor-Plan of the Month” is here! Any time you step into a […]

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Last Chance To See It – Home Is Sold!

Last Chance To See It – Home Is Sold!

Open House at 1413 Tiny Beaches Road North in the Township of Tiny. Saturday, January 30th, 2016 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Georgian Bay Directions: Rue Lafontaine Road West to Tiny Beaches Road North. Sign on property. This home is SOLD, but before the date of […]

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Georgian Bay Cottages For Sale – Enter Paradise!

Georgian Bay Cottages For Sale – Enter Paradise!

While searching for Georgian Bay cottages for sale, you may be attracted to the idyllic setting and the casual remoteness of Tiny Township. It is located directly north of Barrie, along the shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario’s cottage country. The area’s villages, municipalities and lake communities […]

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Septic System Cost – Ontario

Septic System Cost – Ontario

Before discussing Septic System Cost in Ontario, we first need to explain what is a septic system and why is it important. Homes that aren’t connected to a municipal sewage system require an on-site septic system. The purpose of the septic system is to clean and purify […]

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How To Landscape Your New Home

When planning how to landscape your new home, the very first thing you need to do is to create a plan of your property. How To Landscape As a starting point, you can use the site plan your builder gave you when you purchased the home. You […]

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Prefab Homes Ontario: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Prefab Homes Ontario: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

A prefab or modular home is a home that is partially built in a plant and then shipped to a construction site where it is set on a previously constructed foundation. While a typical one-story bungalow consists of two or three modules, larger custom homes might use […]

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What Is Green Building And Why Do We Care?

What Is Green Building And Why Do We Care?

“BuilderBooks” recently released “What Green Means to Home Buyers: Perceptions and Preferences”, a new study of home buyer’s choices focusing exclusively on green-performance innovations in the new home building industry. The study explores buyers’ attitudes towards various green building features, ideas or concepts, and the possibility that […]

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Ontario Home Builders – ICFhome.ca

Ontario Home Builders – ICFhome.ca

Ontario Home Builders – Helping You Wake Up to Your Energy Efficient Dream Home Every Day! Welcome to ICFHome.ca, the home of one of the top rated Ontario home builders. We suspect that you’re here because you were looking for a reliable and competent home builder. Your […]

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How To Explain In-Floor Heating To Your Mom

How To Explain In-Floor Heating To Your Mom

The best heating system a home can have is the one you don’t notice is there. No radiators clinking at night. No vents whooshing like a jet preparing for takeoff. No dust-spewing duct to cause allergy attacks. Just an even blanket of heat, right where you want […]

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The Health Risks Of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

The Health Risks Of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Engineering of the compact fluorescent light bulbs Canadian federal government has adopted a national standard for lighting efficiency that came into effect in 2014. Most, if not all conventional, incandescent light bulbs do not meet the required performance level. The objective was to make sure that more […]

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The Ultimate Check List For Buying a Fireplace

The Ultimate Check List For Buying a Fireplace

A fireplace will probably be a consideration as you plan your new home. The decision to include a fireplace involves lifestyle, room appeal, and the expected value it will add. Fireplaces vary greatly in efficiency. Some wood and gas log fireplaces operate at very low efficiencies while […]

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Choosing Your New Kitchen Cabinets

Choosing Your New Kitchen Cabinets

Choosing Your New Kitchen Cabinets Are you tired of opening up the same kitchen cabinets, every single day? Although many homeowners love their kitchens, including their kitchen cabinets, there are some who are looking for a change. If you are one of those homeowners, the ones who […]

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Finding the Right Custom Home Builders in Ontario

Finding the Right Custom Home Builders in Ontario

Custom Home Builders Ontario As you drive around Southern Ontario searching for a place to build a perfect new home, the choices can be overwhelming. If you’ve never built a home before, it may seem a little discouraging. How do you build a quality home for a […]

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Featured Floor Plan of the Month

Featured Floor Plan of the Month

We love new floor plans, and we know you do too! Take a look at the Woodlands, 1971 square feet floor plan and drool over this 3-bedroom oasis with 1971 square feet of functional space. It is our latest “Floor Plan of the Month”. PLAN DESCRIPTION This […]

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12 Ways to Lower Your Home Insurance Costs:

12 Ways to Lower Your Home Insurance Costs:

home insurance The price you pay for your homeowners insurance can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on the insurance company you buy your policy from. Here are some things to consider when buying homeowners insurance. 1. Shop Around It’ll take some time but could save you […]

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5 Reasons You Need to Buy a New Home at Tiny Beaches Enclave

5 Reasons You Need to Buy a New Home at Tiny Beaches Enclave

Woodlands Tiny Beaches Enclave by ICFhome.ca offers a country setting to call home within the rural hamlet of Lafontaine, Ontario. There are six custom estate homes available (one is already sold), all of which are nestled next to beautiful beaches of Georgian Bay. For those who are […]

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