We just returned from the Victoria Home Show and what a show it was! The show encompassed three arenas with exhibitors showing the latest trends in building, renovating, decorating and gardening. It is an annual event and well worth planning to attend. We had a steady flow of visitors and many people perusing our house plans and sharing their dreams. Each visitor has their own unique set of requirements based on stage of life and family circumstances. It is so gratifying being a part of the process of personalizing their next home to make it perfect!
A few fellow exhibitors are well worth mentioning…
Pacific Homes is a company that specializes in factory pre-fabricated house components. Not to be confused with a modular home, this is a system whereby all of the components are panelized, squared and even insulated in a contolled environment and then assembled on-site. The end result is a house that is assembled quickly and weather-tight faster than stick-framing on site. We have witnessed a number of their builds and are constantly amazed with the speed, efficiency and precision of the build. Even though they are located on Vancouver Island, they ship world-wide. All DrummondHousePlans are compatible with their building system.
K2Stone is a Vancouver Island based stone quarry and producer of natural metamorphic slate building stone. They offer a range of products for interior and exterior use including thin stone veneers, wall stones, and landscaping stone. We have seen their products in use all over BC and Alberta and it is a distinctive and elegant embellishment to any home or commercial application.
Timbercoast Furnishings produce incredible, unique timberframe pieces of furniture that have to be seen to be appreciated. I could not help but envision their pieces in our house models #3923 (The Wynstone) and #3925 (The Lodge).
We also visited with soft-spoken artist Daniel Cline who’s creativity knows no bounds. He displayed an incredible array of laser-etched pieces – glass, stone, tile, windows, door inserts and more! In addition to this craft, he is also a stone sculptor with works commissioned all over the world. After seeing his work, we would recommend that one plan for an art niche in their next home to display a treasured piece of art.
Of course there were many other exhibitors who are too numerous to mention.
With so many decisions to make when one is building a home, home shows are a valuable resource. We post all of our planned appearances on our Blog and on our Corporate and Western Twitter Feeds so we recommend that you follow us to find out when we are in your area.