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Forum: Ottawa 2013-11-05, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,505
Posted By BiggieG
You do your cable/phone/speaker plan at the...

You do your cable/phone/speaker plan at the design center during one of your décor appointments. The speaker cabling was really expensive, though I don't remember the exact price.

ETA don't mind...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-10-25, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,484
Posted By BiggieG
We have a Monarch Aspen. I really like the...

We have a Monarch Aspen. I really like the model, I love the huge kitchen and our family really enjoys having a second family area upstairs (loft).

We made a few small structural changes:
...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-09-27, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,167
Posted By BiggieG
Yes, definately not ok. We need to band together...

Yes, definately not ok. We need to band together and ban poop.
Forum: Ottawa 2010-02-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,020
Posted By BiggieG
I lived in stonebridge for a year and saw that...

I lived in stonebridge for a year and saw that bus go by every hour with nobody on it! I'm glad they've sorted it out.
Forum: Ottawa 2009-11-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,492
Posted By BiggieG
We loved our designer - she was so helpful and...

We loved our designer - she was so helpful and helped us customize our kitchen. We found the design options to be very flexible and the process was ver organized.
Forum: Ottawa 2009-11-09, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,365
Posted By BiggieG
Those pics are of an old model home that has been...

Those pics are of an old model home that has been sold. I think Minto's model pics and virtual tours are actually quite good.
Forum: Ottawa 2009-11-08, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,365
Posted By BiggieG
We have a Piccadilly and really love it! When we...

We have a Piccadilly and really love it! When we bought there was a model in Orleans but now its sold.

We made a few changes - we extended the kitchen cabinets into the eating area and we...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-10-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,843
Posted By BiggieG
As fot the stain, in general you can mix and...

As fot the stain, in general you can mix and match the styles and stains but there will be a fee....
Forum: Ottawa 2009-10-09, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,301
Posted By BiggieG
We have antique white cabinets in the kitchen...

We have antique white cabinets in the kitchen with a walnut island and we put the walnut cabinets in our main and ensuite bathrooms. I like having the same style cabinet everywhere but I think it is...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-08-24, 08:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,398
Posted By BiggieG
IMO $400 is too much for an attached home in...

IMO $400 is too much for an attached home in Kanata. Many builders have built this style home in the past (sometimes called carriage homes). They typically sell for quite a bit less than a similar...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-07-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,224
Posted By BiggieG
Ours is 17'7" wide and we can easily fit a Honda...

Ours is 17'7" wide and we can easily fit a Honda Civic and CRV. There is enough room to open both driver's side doors but not much room for the passanger side doors.
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-25, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,147
Posted By BiggieG
Apparently, if you have the substitute tree ready...

Apparently, if you have the substitute tree ready when the platers are there - they'll plant your tree and give you their's to plant elsewhere...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-02, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,265
Posted By BiggieG
I forgot - We got a freebee too - We got an...

I forgot - We got a freebee too - We got an island included in our kitchen.
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-01, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,265
Posted By BiggieG
We're happy with our Minto house we just had more...

We're happy with our Minto house we just had more issues and they were much harder to resolve with Minto. Manhattan Square is in Bells Corners. The whole neighbourhood is Terrace Homes and "Smarter...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-01, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By BiggieG
Could it be because they have released a new...

Could it be because they have released a new series of smaller homes?
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-01, 08:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,100
Posted By BiggieG
Bob - if the fence is on your property (and not...

Bob - if the fence is on your property (and not on the line) does this mean your neighbour does not have the right to paint and/or attach to your fence?

Down the street our neighbour built a...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-01, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,265
Posted By BiggieG
I can't say if they've improved overall but I can...

I can't say if they've improved overall but I can comment on our experience. Our first home was a terrace built by Ashcroft in Manhattan Square.

Overall, we were quite pleased, we had no major...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-05-29, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,165
Posted By BiggieG
We went with a totally different configuration...

We went with a totally different configuration but we paid $1700 for our extension. This included a 20" wide 24" deep pantry and a 60" chef's desk with prarie glass door uppers. We aslo paid $130...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-05-27, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,559
Posted By BiggieG
We bought this last time it was on sale. We...

We bought this last time it was on sale. We really like it so far although we've only been using for about a month...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-05-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,167
Posted By BiggieG
Jen - where/what did you buy?

Jen - where/what did you buy?
Forum: Ottawa 2009-05-10, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,167
Posted By BiggieG
We're in CM and have been here for almost a year....

We're in CM and have been here for almost a year.

I'd say our experience with Minto was mixed. Most of the people we worked with were fantastic (e.g. sales center, design center). We're pleased...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-05-06, 09:07 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 35,797
Posted By BiggieG
In the singles those circle windows have a very...

In the singles those circle windows have a very small vaulted ceiling in the bedroom to accomidate - more like a cut-out than a vault - its quite small. But looks very nice.
Forum: Ottawa 2009-04-29, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,739
Posted By BiggieG
Yea - its kind of weird that you wouldn't know...

Yea - its kind of weird that you wouldn't know ahead of time - we were told at the time of signing. Actually, we had to sign off on the "mirrored" plans...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-04-26, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,739
Posted By BiggieG
This may or may not be an issue with mattamy but...

This may or may not be an issue with mattamy but in our house the washer/dryer hookup also got mirrored - which means that the doors would open in the center instead of to the outside.
...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-04-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,385
Posted By BiggieG
Post Hole Diggers for Fence

Hello,
I am looking at building my own fence this spring, and I would like to hire someone to dig the posts for me. I figure I will need to have approximately 20 12" holes dug in Barrhaven. I just...
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