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Finishing touches...but there are a lot of them.

We have been inside and warm since it got cold in November.

One of my favourite things about my job is how my work changes as the project progresses. It starts out rough with footings and foundation.

The framing feels more comfortable with even floors to walk on, although it's heavy.

Then the trades move in and it is problem solving and anticipating future uses. When it is time for finishing it is fun because everything comes flat and as we cut it up and put it in place it becomes a home not just a frame.

Hanging doors, casing windows and doors, hardwood installation, architectural details and cabinets start and more careful measurements and touch is required. Each aspect of the project is so important because it leads to the next. Soon enough the place takes shape.

We've been building for 8 months almost to the day. The painter has been though making his mess with his sprayer. Fireplace has rock on it, rooms have taken shape. I am ready to prep for tiling and soon some tiles will be set.

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Catalogue Houses- you order it and then you build it

In the 1920s and 30s you could order your house from a catalogue.

All you had to do was pick your house out of a plan book, put in your order and pick up the pieces at the train station. Get your neighbours together and build it.

My experience with renovating old catalogue house kits has been determined by two things; whether or not someone with carpentry skills had built them, or just someone handy and how many times they had previously been renovated since they were built. These catalogue kit houses are very small by today's standards and so very few of them have not been added onto, had basements added or new have had windows installed. I find fairly often...

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What is a custom built home?

And what are the differences with a custom home?

“One of a kind”- designed and built to suit your personal and family needs.
A custom built home is a collaboration between you, a designer/architect and your builder. You are involved throughout the design and building process. You help with many of the decisions: layout, exterior features, extra storage, built in closets, home office, bathrooms…your ideas shape your house.
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