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Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By Robin2
indeed. we put 4 in the kitchen and 4 in the...

indeed. we put 4 in the kitchen and 4 in the family room. I've seen our exact model with 9 pot lights in kitchen. way too much / overkill.

in the planning phase, we upgraded all our bathroom...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-09, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,056
Posted By Robin2
with our builder, we had deleted the following: ...

with our builder, we had deleted the following:

- mantle over fireplace, surrounding tile and tile on floor. we did our own brick work after we took possession and it was 1/4 of the price...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-04, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,789
Posted By Robin2
I'd certainly concentrate on following: -...

I'd certainly concentrate on following:

- lighthing - add in lighting features over the sink (either double light) plus pot lights in kitchen area and possibly in living room. also in the dining...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,805
Posted By Robin2
The prob is most get regular grade fuel for...

The prob is most get regular grade fuel for snowblower or mower.

Reg grade has ethanol in the gas and carbureted engines can’t burn the ethanol and it forms a gel in carburetor and ends up...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By Robin2
The joys of having a townhouse. i don't miss...

The joys of having a townhouse. i don't miss that at all.

There's some products out there but will require some work - such as adding "quiet rock" drywall. seems lowes has some / another brand...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-03, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By Robin2
had a reel mower for my townhouse and it was good...

had a reel mower for my townhouse and it was good overall but on occasions if i went away and grass was high, had to borrow neighbor's gas mower. you have to cut it regularly and usually did it...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-09-15, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,748
Posted By Robin2
we have youngston model in phase 2 of summerside...

we have youngston model in phase 2 of summerside in Orleans.

we have gas stove and love it. I should have opted too for gas line for the dryer.

are you sure it's not drywalled and insulated in...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-05-12, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By Robin2
Good luck! We gave our builder notice (well...

Good luck!

We gave our builder notice (well before we moved / during the building process - nearly a year before moving in) that our slide-in gas stone / model / specs, and they were very aware...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2017-04-28, 11:20 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 26,798
Posted By Robin2
down the road, I'm planning on finishing my...

down the road, I'm planning on finishing my basement also.

good idea on delta-fl as i'll be using laminate for flooring.

I was thinking of using 2" rigid foam as it has higher Rvalue and also...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-04-11, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,121
Posted By Robin2
We didn't want to do renos right away and all...

We didn't want to do renos right away and all that was done in 36' yongston model

concentrate on structural first and things that are hidden.

unless you're handy or electrician, you're not...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-03-29, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,332
Posted By Robin2
yes... gas hook up for the stove and pass through...

yes... gas hook up for the stove and pass through / rough in for tv above the fireplace.

For the gas hook up, we also provided the model/make of our slide in gas stove so it could fit in perfectly...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-03-29, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,561
Posted By Robin2
Looking at the builder, and able to customize...

Looking at the builder, and able to customize compared to most of the Ottawa builders, certainly a bonus! if they were closer to Orleans, I'd consider them but not for the area.

I have lots of...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-01-06, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,613
Posted By Robin2
not cheap.... I'd go with tartan as look at the...

not cheap.... I'd go with tartan as look at the spec sheet. lots of usual upgrades are already included.

ac, granite counter tops, high ceilings on main floor, smooth ceilings, etc....
Forum: Ottawa 2016-12-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,439
Posted By Robin2
Congrats on the purchase. A few things you...

Congrats on the purchase.

A few things you have to think of before going in and spending X amount on your new townhouse.

How long do you expect to live there? 2-3 years, 5 to 10 years? ...
Forum: Ottawa 2016-03-11, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By Robin2
Seem to recall Goodman are lower end units. We...

Seem to recall Goodman are lower end units. We have a trane ac
Forum: Ottawa 2016-01-29, 02:47 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 28,880
Posted By Robin2
If poles are in wood, it's temporary power lines....

If poles are in wood, it's temporary power lines. that's what they did in my phase from what I recall 4-5 years ago.

for the crews to work in the homes
Forum: Ottawa 2016-01-11, 10:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,710
Posted By Robin2
at that height, there's more prep work for sure. ...

at that height, there's more prep work for sure.

I'd have reinforcement made also for the tv mount. if no power source there, good time to route all power needs for tv directly at proper location.
Forum: Ottawa 2016-01-11, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,710
Posted By Robin2
The "glue" they had it in stock at...

The "glue" they had it in stock at Merkley.
Forum: Ottawa 2016-01-11, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,710
Posted By Robin2
Cost will certainly vary a lot and depends on...

Cost will certainly vary a lot and depends on height of project as reinforcement might be needed.

with our 9' ceilings, our brick guy was glue it to the wall. I did some prep work as primed the...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-11-30, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,583
Posted By Robin2
I insulated the door afterwards and it was very...

I insulated the door afterwards and it was very easy. Took 1.5" insulation foam boards and glued them in with some PL constructive adhesive. makes a good difference and was pretty cheap overall.
...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-11-06, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,167
Posted By Robin2
some builders give 2 year parts/labour guarantee...

some builders give 2 year parts/labour guarantee when purchase with the house.

I'd ask to see pricing for bit better seer rating..... 15-16 range at very least.

what sq/ft of your house?
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-30, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,008
Posted By Robin2
We wanted handles on lower part of the kitchen...

We wanted handles on lower part of the kitchen cabinets and knobs on upper cabinets.... that wasn't doable so we omitted all the knobs and got nicer ones at Ikea and installed it ourselves. ...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-27, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By Robin2
And the other costs of building associated with...

And the other costs of building associated with city permits and all. That can add up quickly
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-15, 07:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,503
Posted By Robin2
keyless light is simply this.... ...

keyless light is simply this....
https://spartanjournaldotcom.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/475_pace-1160162reg.jpg

we did this for all 3 bathrooms and installed our own lights.

by code, they...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,503
Posted By Robin2
In our house, it was 1 chute line to basement...

In our house, it was 1 chute line to basement only. some may have 2 but not hard to finish especially if you're basement will be unfinished for a while.

shop around on what you want or plan down...
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