Features & Finishes

Today's new homes set new standards for value, character and individuality with a full range of features and finishes. New home builders also offer buyers a wide range of options and upgrades-it is easier than ever to personalize your home and get exactly what you want.

Large windows bathe your home in light. Bold designs add character, and finishing details complement your decor inside and out. The beauty of today's windows goes hand-in-hand with energy efficiency, low maintenance and homeowner comfort.

Today's floor coverings offer more than a neutral background for your interior decor; they are an integral part of the character of your home. Builders often combine different types of flooring in creative ways, matching them to the style and intended use of each room or area, as well as to your budget.

Today's ceilings are designed to draw attention - coffered ceilings with lots of detailed work, bulkheads and sloped or cathedral ceilings.

Kitchen cabinets set the tone, from the traditional look of wood to modern shiny and colourful, complemented by attractive counter tops, from laminates to granite. Sinks come in a myriad of configurations, materials and colours. Faucets range from contemporary practical to Victorian ornate to futuristic sleek. Ample and innovative shelving, bins and pull-out pantries make storage easy and convenient.

Bathrooms range from functional family areas to luxurious adult retreats. The selection of fixtures is stunning - well designed, compact sinks for small spaces or half-bathrooms, sprawling spas and separate shower stalls, where space permits and offers lots of built-in storage and counter space.

The last finishing touches in your new home are the mouldings which tie it all together. There is a great variety of window and door trim, baseboards, and ceiling mouldings available. Visit show homes to see how different styles, sizes, and profiles can affect the overall look of a home.

Lighting is an integral part of the comfort of a home, whether for work, relaxation, or to create different atmospheres and moods.

The attractiveness and "liveability" of the spaces around the house are as important as the house itself. The natural environment is preserved when possible, and green common areas are designed to provide enjoyment for all. Walkways and driveways enhance the appeal of individual homes; decks, patios, and gazebos extend your living space for part of the year.

Most builders include basic telephone and cable pre-wiring in their standard specs; some offer a "home automation" package that lets you add a wealth of functions from front-door surveillance to remote temperature control.