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Forum: Ottawa 2014-04-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,687
Posted By J&A
In our current home, we have a large niche with a...

In our current home, we have a large niche with a shelf in the middle (so two levels for resting stuff), and it's great. In our new home, Cardel said they couldn't do a niche because it wouldn't fit...
Forum: Ottawa Area Houses For Sale 2014-03-13, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,812
Posted By J&A
Thank you!!

Thank you!!
Forum: Ottawa Area Houses For Sale 2014-03-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,812
Posted By J&A
FS: Stunning home in Kanata - Fairwinds

!! SOLD !!

http://propertyguys.com/property/index/id/78313

Beautiful 3+1+loft home in a wonderful, family-oriented Kanata neighborhood. Enjoy great views and privacy from the interior of this...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-01-29, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,085
Posted By J&A
Houzz is a great website for decorating ideas, do...

Houzz is a great website for decorating ideas, do a search for "linear fireplace" and you'll get tons of photos/ideas.
Forum: Ottawa 2014-01-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,048
Posted By J&A
That's a great doc!! Thanks

That's a great doc!! Thanks
Forum: Ottawa 2014-01-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,048
Posted By J&A
I haven't actually felt the wet insulation, but...

I haven't actually felt the wet insulation, but one homeowner said it's pretty soaking wet in places. I saw the water marks on the floor in one of the Uniform homes, the floor wasn't actually wet to...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-01-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,048
Posted By J&A
It's happening in Blackstone, too, so I don't...

It's happening in Blackstone, too, so I don't think it's indicative of a specific problem in RR (umm .. fortunately? haha, feels weird to say "fortunately" about a moisture issue!)
Forum: Ottawa 2014-01-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,048
Posted By J&A
Thanks for the info. Do you know if your...

Thanks for the info. Do you know if your insulation was damp as a result of the moisture, and did you ever see any mold growth? Good to know that it might not be totally unusual ...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-01-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,048
Posted By J&A
Moisture issues in basement

We know a few people who've recently moved into houses in RIchardson Ridge and Blackstone, and all have moisture issues in their basements. The homes that we know of are built by Uniform and Cardel....
Forum: Ottawa 2013-12-16, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,055
Posted By J&A
Thanks for this! I was also hoping for the extra...

Thanks for this! I was also hoping for the extra year from my cc, never even thought about date of purchase vs delivery. We put a small deposit down and will be paying in full closer to delivery. ...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-12-16, 10:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,055
Posted By J&A
Yes, Corbeil. The Sears one is probably more...

Yes, Corbeil. The Sears one is probably more usable then, especially since it doesn't have the restriction of using within 30 days. And pretty good that the rebate is per-appliance, you're much...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-12-12, 11:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,055
Posted By J&A
Oh and the "get it back if you don't use it" is...

Oh and the "get it back if you don't use it" is kind of a load of crap, even our salesguy laughed and said he'd never see us back to redeem that cheque :) He said they only provide it because all the...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-12-12, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,055
Posted By J&A
We're buying from Corbeil. The warranty works...

We're buying from Corbeil. The warranty works out to ~ 10% of the price of the appliance, IIRC. We're probably going to purchase the extended warranty for the dishwasher, fridge, stove and washing...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-12-06, 02:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,377
Posted By J&A
Throwing in my 2c :) answers below: 1)...

Throwing in my 2c :) answers below:

1) Stairs:
There are other threads here that discuss doing it with builder vs after closing. Here's recent one:...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-11-29, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,056
Posted By J&A
Include appliances with house sale, or not?

Here's my dilemma:

We're closing on our new home in Feb 2014, and we plan to list our current house for sale sometime in the new year, probably Feb or March, most likely after we close on the new...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-10-30, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,381
Posted By J&A
M.Y. Home carries fatboy bean bag chairs.

M.Y. Home carries fatboy bean bag chairs.
Forum: Ottawa 2013-10-23, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,023
Posted By J&A
M.Y. Homes has one that I'm eyeballing, you can...

M.Y. Homes has one that I'm eyeballing, you can customize the size and leg/skirt/etc options. I was also considering custom build from the Mennonite community in St. Jacobs area, but didn't make it...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2013-10-11, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,311
Posted By J&A
We always have the builder run the gas line to...

We always have the builder run the gas line to the 2nd floor laundry room, then we hire a gas fitter after closing for the stove and backyard bbq. With out Mattamy home, they had run the gas line...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-10-09, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,047
Posted By J&A
We have a GE Profile gas range. Currently we have...

We have a GE Profile gas range. Currently we have a Faber range hood that I think is ~ 400 CFM. For our new house we've purchased a 36" Elica Calabria (1200 CFM), and upgraded the duct to a 10"...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-10-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,334
Posted By J&A
I would move the bank of regular drawers beside...

I would move the bank of regular drawers beside the sink, and then add a bank of pot+pan drawers to the right of the stove. That's what I have in our current home and I find it works very well. I...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2013-09-24, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,136
Posted By J&A
We experimented with this several years ago, and...

We experimented with this several years ago, and found having the fan circulate keeps the temperature much more even through the house. The difference was very noticeable in our home. For a few...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-09-13, 04:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,236
Posted By J&A
I'm just curious for those of you who purchased...

I'm just curious for those of you who purchased wooden shutters from Shady, was there a lot of off-gassing right after they were installed and how long did it take to subside? We'll be looking to do...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-09-13, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,378
Posted By J&A
We had our landscaping done by Mary Ann at...

We had our landscaping done by Mary Ann at Artistic Landscape Design (on Bank Place). She did a plan for the entire house (front/back/sideyard), and then we had them do about 60% of the installation...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-06-09, 09:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,383
Posted By J&A
Thank you so much for posting the photo, you have...

Thank you so much for posting the photo, you have a beautiful home. We go in tomorrow to finalize our kitchen, so it was perfect timing for me ;) I think I *will* go with the biscotti. Do you find...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-06-08, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,383
Posted By J&A
Oooh Briar, I hope you can post a photo! We're...

Oooh Briar, I hope you can post a photo! We're having the same dilemma: choosing between Laurysen Coconut, Biscotti or Cloud White. I've ruled out coconut, it's a bit too bright of a white for what...
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