Welcome to Seventeenth Avenue. Follow along as we build our forever home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with Quadrant Homes.
For the past year we have been hemming and hawing over whether we want to build new again or purchase an as-built home and renovate it. The area we live in has a mix of homes that span the range of 100 years, with the majority of those homes built between 2000 – 2018 in […]
Last time I checked in, we were in the process of deciding if we would buy and renovate or build new with a local builder. If you recall, there were a lot of things to consider.
Now that our lot, plan and elevation are locked in with a big fat (and I mean FAT) earnest deposit, we are cued up for a series of design appointments to get our home ready for permitting and interior finishing. The next step in our journey is the non-sexy, but fundamentally important decisions around structural […]
In my previous post I shared details about the structural and exterior decisions I made for our home and why. As promised, here is part 2 of the ‘non-sexy’ series; Electrical decisions.
If you read my Building 101 – The Design Studio post, you’re familiar with what goes on at the design studio and the important things we considered during this phase of our new home build. I went into my design meetings with a clear vision, a broad understanding of what my options were and most […]
It has been a waiting game since we finalized our interior selections back in June. If you’re building with Quadrant Homes, the design sign-off milestone is what triggers your deposit payment and also clears your build to go to the City for permitting.
During our home building process I have referenced that buying a home in a hot market can be stressful. Winning in a multi-offer, new home construction environment can be difficult and does not come without some sacrifices. Please note that I am sharing this advice directly from our own personal experience in preparing a winning […]
Our new home journey began in the sales office located in one of Quadrant Home’s designer models. After discussing our families needs with Ronda, one of their very amazing sales agents, we got to experience walking through each of the three designer model homes. My interior design heart was exploding that day. My mind was […]