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Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-10, 09:10 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By sestafanos
Keep waiting for your snow. You have the cheaper...

Keep waiting for your snow. You have the cheaper roof shingles. Just checked on Google streetview. :D
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-10, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,103
Posted By sestafanos
Have you considered the Rockway on a 44' or 50'...

Have you considered the Rockway on a 44' or 50' lot?

Or a Byron on a pie shaped 50' lot? Best of luck!
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-05, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,103
Posted By sestafanos
HN is the same situation as Richcraft: if you buy...

HN is the same situation as Richcraft: if you buy a 35' house and place it on a 44-50' lot you can do a 3rd car garage with ease. It's unfortunate that you're only a few years late: HN has four homes...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-24, 12:02 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,425
Posted By sestafanos
The one thing we found about the hardwood...

The one thing we found about the hardwood upstairs is that it’s quite a premium to get the matching wood vents as opposed to plastic or metal vents. If you can match the manufacturer and the stain...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By sestafanos
Did you turn on your master bathroom vent fan? HN...

Did you turn on your master bathroom vent fan? HN here: our master bedroom is south facing so we leave our bathroom fan on at all times during heat waves.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,238
Posted By sestafanos
Smile Actually, HN owns a part of Urbandale Corporation...

Actually, HN owns a part of Urbandale Corporation (not Construction) so any land owned by Urbandale is also owned by HN. The two builders (Urbandale construction and HN) negotiate who gets what.
Forum: Ottawa 2017-11-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,425
Posted By sestafanos
Yowtowhere, I would like to PM you. Can you turn...

Yowtowhere, I would like to PM you. Can you turn that on?

Thanks!
Forum: Ottawa 2017-11-09, 09:53 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,425
Posted By sestafanos
@SteveR tiling with the baseboards still in place...

@SteveR tiling with the baseboards still in place will be like installing a backsplash with a 4” countertop edge at the bottom. I don’t know how far the flooring will go in yours. We did a granite...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-10-10, 08:22 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,425
Posted By sestafanos
It's unfortunate that HN's weakest point has...

It's unfortunate that HN's weakest point has always been the home coordination process before the build. This was a case two years ago and with everyone I've spoken to about this and based on what...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-07-13, 01:32 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 28,669
Posted By sestafanos
We're approaching 2 years on Fisher and Paykel...

We're approaching 2 years on Fisher and Paykel (30" dual fuel range, 36" fridge and tall double dish-drawer) with varying reviews. The fridge is perfect. I love it and I love how well put together it...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-06-14, 11:06 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 73,614
Posted By sestafanos
Yep. Watching it come together gets more and more...

Yep. Watching it come together gets more and more exciting. The last three weeks were the hardest for me!
Forum: Ottawa 2017-06-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,425
Posted By sestafanos
We were the very first Borden ever built and we...

We were the very first Borden ever built and we bought it from the floorplan with no model home. I am a very imaginative person and I have a perspective drawing of some parts of the floor plan. If...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-06-03, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 322,555
Posted By sestafanos
Hi, I realise I'm just coming in, but I...

Hi,

I realise I'm just coming in, but I just took a look at the Solana floorplan and compared it with the slightly smaller (and cheaper!) 44' lot Palermo. Almost every single room in the Palermo...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-06-02, 09:58 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,425
Posted By sestafanos
I really like your upper floor. It's my favourite...

I really like your upper floor. It's my favourite top floor from HN. I was always curious about how the Arlington looked like. Thank you. :)
Forum: Ottawa 2017-06-02, 02:51 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 38,425
Posted By sestafanos
Others have posted images of their houses on...

Others have posted images of their houses on here. It's not done as often and you'd have to use Imgur to do it. I haven't personally. Thanks for sharing. That seems interesting. :)
Forum: Ottawa 2017-05-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 73,614
Posted By sestafanos
Well done! We have a similar bedroom being used...

Well done! We have a similar bedroom being used as an office and I can see that working. :)

You do have a window in that nook now though...so floor to ceiling storage?
Forum: Ottawa 2017-05-18, 08:36 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 73,614
Posted By sestafanos
Thank you very much Viking! Wow I like the extra...

Thank you very much Viking! Wow I like the extra closets and the shower tray in the powder room you managed to put in there. Really makes the house overall a lot more functional!

I am curious how...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-04-24, 02:51 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 73,614
Posted By sestafanos
No worries :) We could switch to private...

No worries :) We could switch to private messaging and figure a different way of communication if you're okay with it. It's not that important - just got curious.
Forum: Ottawa 2017-04-17, 10:23 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 73,614
Posted By sestafanos
Wow! Those are some interesting changes on a...

Wow! Those are some interesting changes on a Kenson! I'm actually interested to see what that looks like ;)
Forum: Ottawa 2017-03-26, 09:16 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 73,614
Posted By sestafanos
Drawer bank in the kitchen was standard from day...

Drawer bank in the kitchen was standard from day one. There is a single drawer bank and microwave cabinet. Of course we all opted for more/wider drawers and so on.

The fireplace fan also became...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-02-25, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,988
Posted By sestafanos
LED potlights are a moot point. Trip to Home...

LED potlights are a moot point. Trip to Home Depot for Par20 bulbs.

Frosted door design: I can get you a contact for a guy who adds film to your front door to give it the frosted look and a...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-02-25, 09:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,690
Posted By sestafanos
I haven't tried Tamarack but I do know from...

I haven't tried Tamarack but I do know from experience looking at certain builders that it will cost you quite a bit.

Depending on your price point and desired home size I can make a few...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-02-15, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,528
Posted By sestafanos
Did a through-the-builder upgrade to Caesarstone....

Did a through-the-builder upgrade to Caesarstone. No complaints at all thus far. Seems to hold up well. Again granite was too busy for our taste so we liked that. Usually the less busy a pattern is...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-02-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,607
Posted By sestafanos
I would overestimate some more than what I...

I would overestimate some more than what I currently use so that eventually the house can be completely self sufficient. Assuming you have a two car garage and in the future have two electric cars...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-02-15, 01:41 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 73,614
Posted By sestafanos
I kind of would have liked to have bottom up...

I kind of would have liked to have bottom up blinds especially on the main floor. The Borden sun room could definitely use it with those tall windows on all sides. I would definitely recommend it if...
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