Custom-Built Albi Home – Green Tape!

Orientation Day – Green Tape Day! Albi Riverstone organizes an Orientation Day for us, a week before the date to move in. It’s a day filled with green tape. We move through the house with careful eyes trying to spot as many imperfections as we can, then stick a piece of tape on them. It…

Floors Can Be Beautiful.

Floors Can Be Beautiful Now that the protective covers are off we can admire our floors. They are gorgeous! Nancy and I are getting very excited to move into our brand new custom-built Albi home. No more delays. Move-in Date – Soon! We make arrangements with a Moving Contractor to come when we are ready…

Drywall – Whoo-hoo!

Drywall – Whoo-hoo! Before the drywall was up, light was just coming in everywhere because there were no walls!! Now we can see exactly what the natural light looks like and it’s absolutely wonderful and bright! So many windows it’s going to be expensive to cover!! Once the drywall is finished we can also start to…

HVAC Last Chance – Before the Inspector Comes

The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is a sub-discipline of mechanical engineering, based on the principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Basically it’s the comfort, health and safety of the air in your house. It is an important part of your home. But for our custom-built Albi home, it is more…

Custom-built Home – Extras, Extras!

Custom-built Home – Extras, Extras! Some options in a custom-built home can cost a lot more than expected! Some quotes from the builder prompted us to do some research. We decided to do some installations after and we removed them from the builder’s plans, for example, closet organizers, window coverings, and the backyard deck. But…

Custom-built Home – Stay on Top of It!

Custom-built Home – Stay on Top of It! Last House with Albi Estates Cody, our framer, will soon be moving out-of-province so this will be his last house with Albi Estates. He is awesome and he is highly professional at what he does. We were lucky to have him. We wish him well wherever he…

We Have a Wall – Yes!

Our Albi Home – The House Takes Shape The kids never get tired of visiting the construction site. We drive up to and go around the house building every day after school. Nick loves the action, especially with all the trucks and machinery and workers and assembling going on. When the foundation wall-structure is in,…