3 March, 2015


Quick Ways To Turn Your Home Earth Friendly

As years pass more and more changes happen to the environment and these days a big percentage of the society is well aware that there are a lot of steps needed to be done in order to bring the Earth back to its top condition, which is why a lot of processes have moved to
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The Advantages Of Custom Homes

Homes are not just houses or structures where we live; they are in fact our sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of life.  If you have kids, then your home will be the place where your kids will grow and develop fond memories of their childhood.  This is why it is important that all of us try to establish a home for ourselves that we can truly cherish and be proud of.  The truth is that not all people will get to have homes of their own as some have to go through the many struggles of life.  However, if you are one of the few who gets a chance, then you should consider yourself very fortunate.

There are actually many types of homes.  Depending on where you live or your ideal location or setting for a home, the type of home you may have may be different.  Nevertheless, it will still be a home.  In the city, if you want to live near your place of work or within the main urban area itself, the ideal home to have is a condominium apartment, whereas in the suburbs, the usual type of home available there are cookie-cutter homes wherein homes look very similar to each other.  The reason for looking similar to each other is that the home builders simply use a single set of plan to make the homes.  This makes the home relatively cheaper than that of custom homes.

Cookie-cutter homes have certain advantages.  Aside from being more affordable, usually, when you buy them, they are already built and you can move into them as soon as possible.  The disadvantages to buying such homes however, is that you have no control whatsoever.  You have no control over your location, where the parking area is situated, where the home’s kitchen is located, or how many rooms there are in the home.  The worst part is that your home will look very much exactly as your next door neighbor.  It is only through certain home accents that will make your home uniquely yours.

While there will always be different in taste, there are those who choose to have custom homes built by custom home builders.  Custom home builds are not for everyone since they will always be pricier to have than cookie cutter homes and that you need to have your very own land where the custom home will be constructed.  Nevertheless, custom homes are very tempting to have, especially when you have the budget to have one built.

The main advantage of having custom homes is that you have full control of what will be built.  Since this will be a custom project, you can request that architect who will design your home how many rooms you want, how big the kitchen area should be, how big your parking space is, and many other particular request that will be incorporated in your home.

It is actually the customization and not having any like it that makes custom homes very desirable to have.  While the home will still have some similarities with other homes, particularly on the exterior design aspect, the interior will always be unique because many of the facets of the home have been particularly customized based on your needs and requests.  Although more expensive than most homes, custom homes are very much desirable.

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Build a Home You Can Be Proud Of

As a new home owner it is very important to be able to build the home of your dreams that does not only keep par with your own standards, but can also amaze others, especially family and friends who will get to visit your home. These days having a home does not only focus on
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The Regional Park Partnership Program provides a way for park volunteers and parks staff to work together for the benefit of Metro Vancouver regional parks.

Please check out some of the back issues of Park Partners to find out more about what some of the park associations and other partners are up to!

In the Fall 2010 issue, for example, you can read about Catching the Spirit, iParks, Heritage Apple Day, wildlife tracking workshop, park survey, the Pacific Parkands Foundation, nature walk at Camosun Bog, bug photography, the flora of Iona Beach Regional Park, BC Mills House volunteers, Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society and more.