First pex run complete!

5 things you didn’t know about radiant heating

If you’ve been following along you know that we’ve finally got some walls up in this place & things are progressing. But we realized that we didn’t take any real time to fill you in on all the important stuff that happened behind the walls. So today we’re taking you back to talk about radiant […]

Dreamhouse Update: Construction Progress Report [Video]

Things have been crazy busy lately – which you’ve probably gathered from our lack of blog posts in the last month. It’s been a bit of a struggle trying to strike the balance between our day jobs, being a parent to a 5 year old (Yes our little guy is FIVE now), working on the […]

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Checkin in from #Workcation: First 3 days of DIY

Workcation: work·ca·tion (noun) 1. A period of vacation from normal work activities, not used for rest, recreation, or travel, but rather used to work your house:  Eg. Team Dreamhouse is on workcation right now. This week Kes and I decided to take the week off to knock a huge DIY off our to-do list.  We’ll be installing our radiant in-floor heating system.  We’ll […]

Dreamhouse update: Construction progress report

It’s been over a month  a loooong time since my last post and even longer since we’ve given you all a proper progress report on the Dreamhouse.  I wish I could give you some amazing reason why like Kes & I have been off traveling and having the time of our lives.  Or better yet […]

Design Week: The Exterior – It’s reveal day!

Today is the final day in our Design Week series! We’ve taken you behind the scenes on the exterior, from inspiration, material choices, and the many, MANY decisions on colour. Now it’s finally time to see how it’s all coming together. So without further ado…here it is!!

Dreamhouse sneak peek

Back at it! Plus an exterior sneak peek…

Happy Thursday folks – and Happy Thanksgiving to all our Ameri-friends! First of all, I feel like I should apologize for the radio silence over the last couple of weeks. Between broken laptops, business trips, a sick pre-schooler & some much needed family time, there hasn’t been a whole lot of room left in my […]

The window install: Going up in a ‘glaze’ of glory

Remember how excited we were when our windows finally arrived?? Well now we’re even more excited (if that’s even possible) because the windows are being installed and they’re even sexier than we imagined they would be! That’s right I said sexy…and I’m talking about windows. Have a look at the pics below and try to […]

Our windows are here!

And the Lord said ‘Let there be WINDOWS’

See that?? That right there?!?! That is me doing my happy dance. After nearly FOUR MONTHS of sourcing, quoting, choosing frame styles, then re-sourcing, re-quoting, picking colours, making custom orders, manufacture lead time, and of course what felt like ENDLESS waiting….

The Dreamhouse - framing complete

Behind the Dream: How we’re financing our home renovation

Ok guys. It’s that time. In the spirit of keepin it real, we’ve decided to address the screaming purple elephant in the room because frankly, a lot of people are nosy curious. Seriously, we’ve had neighbours see our house going up & do everything from dance around the issue, to flat out ask what we […]