Some photos of our house while it's being built.

Dec 2012


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This is the reason we chose to build in this spot - the view. This is in December 2012 as the foundation had just been poured.


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Photo of our house with the roof on.


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The view from our deck.


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What amazes me about home building is how fast the home comes together once the walls are up.

Feb 2013


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The view of the back of our home from the townhouses below us. Thanks to Carl for this photo.

March 2013


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Natalia talking to the stone guy who's facing our garage and home.


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We tried to stop in a fair amount to see the progress on our house. This is March 2013.


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Natalia inside what will be our living room. They were just starting work on the fireplace.


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Natalia inside our garage.


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This will be our bonus room. The drywall is in, but no carpet yet.


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Inside our front bedroom.

April 2013


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The kitchen was a space we spent a little money in. The cabinet boxes are in here.


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More cabinets here within our mini-bar area.


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Laundry room before appliances are installes.


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Only a few days later and the cabinet fronts are installed.


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Cabinet fronts in the kitchen.


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We're pretty big fans of the railing work in our main entryway.


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Our fireplace turned out quite nicely.


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Here's Natalia on our deck with Duradek installed, but no railings yet.

May 2013


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A view of our home before a driveway.


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Our sidewalk before the concrete was poured.


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Nati and I on our new front step.


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Looking between our home and our neighbours. You can see that the rebar was laid here already too. This is before the flooding.


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We were pretty excited to see our driveway concrete get poured. This is starting to look like a house!


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This is our first back patio. The big floods in June destroyed it and they had to pour it again.


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The tub that would wind up in our master bathroom.


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The backsplash and mirrors are now installed in the master bathroom.


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Look at how much the concrete is hanging on the sidewalk. Talk about settling! What's funny here is that the painter painted our
trim white since he thought it was supposed to be white. He was looking at his orders for the wrong house!


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Our kitchen turned out REALLY WELL!


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Nice look at the mini-bar with backsplash installed.


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Here's the fireplace with the stone installed.


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A view of the Cochrane hill with actual green grass on it!


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My sister Renee and Natalia in our bathroom with the tub installed.


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The view from our master bedroom.


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The shower in our master bathroom.


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Our front door - welcome to Cochrane!


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The front of our home with the correct trim on it.


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Sunset in Cochrane looking over our neighbour's deck.

Moving in July, 2013


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My brother helped Natalia and I move house from Calgary to Cochrane. Here he is on the deck enjoying a
cold one.


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Carl was also a big help for us moving our stuff.


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Denis and I painted the floor in our garage before I started doing installation in the garage.


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Denis also helped me pick up my new natural gas grill. Yippee!


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My friend Robin and Denis helped load the truck.


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Here's our moving crew looking good.


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Natalia and I on our wedding anniversary in front of our old townhouse...


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... and in front of our new home!


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Natalia and I on the deck.


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Looking back to the Cochrane hill.


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Me and my new grill.


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Here's the first output of my grill - some nice BBQ chicken!


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I installed a TV into our bathroom, since everyone needs one there.


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Our living room with some furniture in it.


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Our kitchen and dining area with some furniture in it too.


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Wet bar with a few more items installed too.


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Natalia with our new landscaping. Whoop whoop! You can also see that Natalia is looking pretty preggers here too.


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Natalia in the baby room with our new crib.


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Natalia with her changing table.


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I put some time into building cabinets in the garage, which I'm quite pleased with. The LED lighting under the cabinet is a nice touch.


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Natalia found someone to make her an address stone for our home.

Video tour of our new home


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