‘Our dream is becoming reality’: design meets all of couple’s needs

Tina and Jamieson Dafoe, with their son, Sebastian, 2, bought a new home by Blackstone Homes in the new community of Woodhaven Edgemont.

Most people shopping for a home have a general idea of what they’re looking for, but thanks to hours spent watching home improvement shows, Tina and Jamison Dafoe of Edmonton had assembled some super specific ideas.

“I’d say we’re big fans of home reno shows. We had a list going of features we wanted in our next home,” says Tina, a university research administrator and mother of two-year-old Sebastian.

Before she and her engineer husband, Jamison, decided to build with Blackstone Homes in Woodhaven Edgemont, they expected to move from their Granville townhome to a resale home. A home they could transform into the fantasy fixer-upper of their dreams. A few steps into renovation research, the pair realized the work required, which seems to magically happen over the course of a 30-minute television episode, was far more extensive than they thought.

Building new was a better option, especially with Blackstone’s willingness to customize every aspect of the design.

“With Blackstone’s Newcastle 1B model home, we could get what we wanted. Even the standard model checked stuff off

Source:: Edmonton Journal – Lifestyle


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