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Nov 17, 2023
Lawmar Contracting, a distinguished builder with a four-decade legacy in the Comox Valley, proudly presents a new property at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC. This exquisite 1,719 sq. ft. rancher home is accompanied by a detached carriage house featuring an 806 sq. ft. legal one-bedroom suite on the upper floor.
Catering to the needs of large or extended families, this unique offering provides ample space with a total of 2,525 sq. ft., distributed in two separate structures on the same property, offering 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. You can use the carriage house for family or rent it out for additional income.
The main home boasts an open-concept design, seamlessly integrating the living room, kitchen, and dining areas, leading to a spacious covered patio—an ideal setting for outdoor gatherings. The primary bedroom is complemented by a luxurious 5-piece spa like ensuite and a walk-in closet.
This home includes a heat pump, a heat recovery system, and a pre-wired charging station for electric vehicles. The property features indoor parking for three vehicles and outdoor parking for up to three additional cars.
Situated in The Ridge, a desirable community in south Courtenay with no through traffic, this beautiful home offers views of surrounding mountains and easy access to local forests, the ocean, and the Royston Seaside Trail. This home is ready for occupancy now, marking the end of your quest for a beautiful new home on Vancouver Island!
Come to The Ridge in Courtenay, BC and enjoy the west coast lifestyle right from your doorstep.
Location: 4005 Buckstone Road, Courtenay, BC
MLS®# 939120 | Price: $1,350,000 + GST
For more information, contact the listing realtor:
Tracy Fogtmann RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
Cell: 250.331.1544 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
November, 2023 Pricing and availability is subject to change without notice.
Nov 17, 2023
Crown Isle's Trusted Custom Home Builder
In the award-winning Crown Isle Golf Course Community in Courtenay, BC, the quest for a custom home builder ends with Bill Larson, the visionary behind Integra Homes. With a legacy spanning over two decades, Larson and his experienced team are known for their collaborative approach, transforming visions into unique custom homes that mirror the lifestyle of his clients. Bill Larson has consistently delivered high-end custom homes and exceptional customer service, earning him accolades from his clients
Crown Isle Golf Community's Development
Since its inception in 1982, the Crown Isle community has witnessed the construction of nearly 1,000 homes, and at the heart of this thriving development is Bill Larson, acknowledged as one of its most sought after custom home builders.
Selecting a custom home builder and securing a new lot in the Crown Isle Golf Community is easy when working with Integra Homes. This knowledgeable builder has secured home lots in THE RISE, the newest subdivision in Crown Isle. The Integra Homes team will be your guides, steering you through the process of designing a brand new Crown Isle home that will fill you with a sense of pride.
Integra Homes has built many new homes in the first four phases of THE RISE and is now taking reservations on custom built homes in Phase 5.
Situated along the extension of Crown Isle Blvd, Phase 5 of THE RISE offers a range of new lots, many of them offering views of the mainland mountains and adjoining farmland. Whether envisioning a two-storey walk-up or a rancher with a walk-out basement, these lots provide a canvas for creating a custom home perfectly attuned to its surroundings and your lifestyle. Some lots even offer captivating views of the mountains and ocean. Prices of these new homes are expected to start at $1.2 million.
Embrace the Vancouver Island Lifestyle - Visit the Integra Homes Open House!
Visiting the Integra Homes open house within Greystone Estates will introduce you to the type of casual luxury and West Coast style that comes with every custom home.
Located at 3247 Winchester Avenue, Courtenay, BC, the open house is available for tours every Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm. Come and discuss your vision for a custom home with Bill Larson of Integra Homes team.
Be part of the amazing Vancouver Island lifestyle, you will love it!
Bill Larson Email: email@example.com
November, 2023 - Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.
Jul 10, 2023
Integra Homes, a well known and highly respected builder in the Comox Valley has just opened their new show home in Greystone Estates, in the heart of the Crown Isle Golf Community.
This new show home is located in the exclusive community of Greystone Estates, a new subdivision made up of only 54 lots. This neighbourhood is sought after by homeowners for many reasons: it is located minutes away from the Crown Isle Clubhouse and the 1st tee; it is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac with no thru traffic; and each home is one of a kind design.
Integra Homes is one of two designated builders in Greystone Estates and they have been building in the Crown Isle Golf community for over a decade. Their commitment to delivering uncompromising quality makes them one of the most sought after custom home builders in the Comox Valley.
About Crown Isle Golf Community
The Crown Isle Golf Community has attracted a group of enthusiastic residents who love living in the area. They enjoy the walkability, the friendly welcome they receive from other residents, the nearby amenities and the exquisite living experience that this coveted neighbourhood provides. Nearby focal points are the Comox Valley Hospital, North Island College, the Comox Valley Aquatic Centre, major retail stores, and other shopping amenities that are all located minutes away. The Comox Valley Airport is a 10-minute drive from this area, which is very convenient for those traveling for work or pleasure.
To date, over 900 homes have been built in this community over the past 30 years. The owners of Crown Isle continue to build out their vision to “Come for a tee time, stay for a lifetime”. People of all ages are moving here, including retirees, avid golfers, empty nesters and young families. This area is also very pet friendly!
Greystone Estates offers new home buyers the opportunity to build a custom home in one of the most beautiful places on Vancouver Island. The Comox Valley is quickly becoming the community known for its natural beauty and year-round recreational activities.
Build a Custom Home with Integra Homes
Integra Homes has secured lots in Greystone Estates, both on and off the golf course to choose from. Come by to visit the new show home located at:
3247 Winchester Avenue, Courtenay, BC
Saturday & Sunday: 1pm to 4pm
Contact: Bill Larson at Integra Homes for more information on building a custom home in the Crown Isle Golf Community.
July, 2023 Prices and availability subject to change without notice.
Jun 06, 2023
The ocean and mountain view development of the Ridge on the south side of Courtenay on Vancouver Island has a long history of working with their preferred builders through 3 phases of construction in this community.
These builders know the community and have been building quality homes since the inception of The Ridge. With reserved lots, customizable floor plans and the expertise to make your Vancouver Island dream home a reality, these builders are all waiting to work for you!
Lawmar Contracting is a family-owned company that has been building custom homes for the past four decades in the Comox Valley. Their custom-designed homes are built knowing that families will live at The Ridge for many years. Lots at The Ridge allow for options including secondary suites and carriage homes, and Lawmar has some great options for these floor plans.
Coastal Custom Homes
Coastal Custom Homes builds with an eye to the future, with a focus on green construction. Owner Dean Verchuur has been building homes for over a decade. They are also well known for their enhanced design services to ensure stunning custom finishes to suit your style.
Candor Developments lives up to their names, with a focus on honesty and integrity in their work - building great relationships with their homeowners along the way. They focus on making the home-building process easy for their clients!
A long-time builder with a strong reputation in the Comox Valley, Brando builds quality homes featuring excellent craftsmanship. They aim to always exceed their clients’ expectations with a well-organized and smooth construction experience - even for those living out of town through the construction process.
Grand Legacy Homes
The owner of Grand Legacy Homes has been building homes in BC and Alberta for more than 30 years. They offer clients peace of mind with an easy and approachable communication style. Grand Legacy builds homes with high-quality finishings, to leave a lasting legacy.
Smits Construction has been a registered residential home builder in the Comox Valley since 2007. Owner, Nathan Smits, is a Red Seal carpenter and an engineering technologist, allowing him and his team to create the customer’s desires from an initial architectural design to a building structure and ultimately to a comfortable finished home. Let them create quality with you!
The Ridge is the Friendliest Neighbourhood!Located only minutes from downtown Courtenay, The Ridge is a quiet, friendly and safe community featuring spectacular mountain and ocean views. If you are thinking of moving to Vancouver Island, The Ridge may be the perfect location for you. Newcomers are given a warm welcome when relocating here. People of all ages live in this Courtenay community. It is family-friendly, retiree-friendly, dog-friendly - everyone-friendly!
Apr 17, 2023
Silverstone Estates is a 48-unit patio home development located within the Crown Isle Golf Course Community in Courtenay, BC. Construction has been completed on many of the homes in Phases 1, 2 and 3.
These patio homes are built within the popular Crown Isle Golf Community in Courtenay. This award-winning Par 72 golf course is a favourite destination on Vancouver Island. One of the perks of living in this location is the close proximity to the Crown Isle Clubhouse, home to the Timber Room, a popular restaurant built in a West Coast style, overlooking the 18th tee. Enjoy a short stroll to the Pro shop, the 1st tee and all of the amenities of this championship golf course and resort.
These 1,805 sq. ft. homes feature two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the main floor plus an upper floor that offers 422 sq. ft. of flex space - use it as an additional family room, exercise space or guest room. This floor also features a third bathroom.
A welcoming foyer greets guests and leads to a beautiful open concept kitchen and great room featuring 10' ceilings finished with crown moldings. A cozy, tiled gas fireplace features built-in oak shelving on either side. The bright dining room leads out to the covered back patio which can be enjoyed year-round.
The primary bedroom and adjoining 5 piece ensuite with heated floors are located at the back of this home, offering a peaceful retreat.
Silverstone Estates is located at 1444 Crown Isle Drive in Courtenay B.C.
These patio homes are priced $945,000 each.
This is one of the only new patio home developments on Vancouver Island that offers spectacular mountain and golf course views. Silverstone Estates welcomes residents of all ages and is pet friendly. Enjoy walking along the many pathways in and around the community or stroll over to the Crown Isle shopping centre. Here you’ll find everything from groceries, banks, and medical offices to shopping and restaurants.
Enjoy the West Coast lifestyle of live-work-play in this exclusive Vancouver Island patio home development.
Show Home Open at Silverstone Estates Patio Homes
Location: 1444 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, BC
Hours: Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4pm
Contact the realtor for more information or to arrange a private tour.
Realtor: Bert Jaeger, Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island North
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Text or Call: 250.898.9128
April, 2023 - Prices and availability are subject to change without notice.
Apr 10, 2023
Our Vancouver Island weather varies dramatically from season to season, and depending on the direction your rooms face, that variability can be even more impactful. Your home’s direction impacts how and when the sun hits each room and this can mean big changes in heat and light, depending on the season and direction each room faces.
If your home faces South, it may have higher energy bills in the summer. Direct sunlight from the south causes heat to build up, forcing the AC to work harder. However, it may also be warmer in the winter for the same reason.
Southern exposure makes a room cozy in the winter. The addition of shades to the window allows the option to raise the shades and enjoy the sun's warmth during those chilly winter months. However, it can also make summer too hot or bright without the right window treatments. That’s why it’s essential to work with a professional window treatment designer to determine which product will work best for a southern-facing window.
Windows that face north receive natural light all day but don’t receive direct sunlight. Interior shutters are a great way to take advantage of the indirect sunlight from north-facing windows. Their louvers can let in as much or as little light as you like while the cordless design looks clean and uncluttered in kitchens, bathrooms, and home offices.
Alternatively, sheer curtains add gentle textures and patterns to your interior decor without restricting sunlight. In daylight, pulling sheer drapes across the window allows the indirect sunlight to shine through and highlight the design. Adjust the blinds or shade behind the drapes to add privacy or control the light.
An east-facing window will catch the early sun, which can appear bright and glaring in the morning, and diffused and delicate later in the day. Dark colors will seem gloomy, but light colors and sheer materials bring out the softness of the sunlight.
Morning sunlight is welcome in a kitchen or living room, but it can be an annoyance in a bedroom. The best way to deal with morning light is to customize your window treatments to get exactly the amount of light you want.
On summer afternoons, west-facing windows can cause heat to build up. To keep the room comfortable, make sure to keep them covered. Like with south-facing windows, you don't want to lose all the natural light you get from west-facing windows, but you also need to deal with glare and heat. Blinds are a great choice because you can change their angle as the sun moves, diffusing light without blocking it out.
Most energy-efficient window treatments use layers of fabric to improve insulation and control light in the room, keeping it cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Whether you like shades, drapes, blinds, or shutters, there are many energy-efficient window treatment choices.
To prevent UV rays from damaging your furniture and decor, consider solar shades or try UV-resistant window film if you prefer a clear view but don’t want to risk damage to your decor.
Motorized window treatments will help you avoid continually moving the position of your blinds. With various sensors and timers available, they can be programmed to change on their own based on the sun’s position to give you the perfect lighting without lifting a finger.
Regardless of your home's direction, Budget Blinds can help you find window treatments that make sense for your home.
Request a free in-home or virtual consultation from your local Budget Blinds design experts to get started.
North Island - Courtenay
Mar 26, 2023
One of the premier builders at The Ridge in Courtenay - Coastal Custom Homes - has recently finished constrcution on a 2,862 sq. ft home. Set on on a large lot, the home features a freestanding, heated garage at the back of the home. This 336 sq. ft. building offers a variety of options, to use as a workshop, studio or space for recreational equipment. The lot also backs onto a community trail system and farmalnd, providing a wide-open feel and offering plenty of privacy.
The kitchen layout is contemporary, incorporating ceiling-height cabinets, an island with granite countertops, a custom backsplash and a walk-in pantry with built-in shelving. The open living room and dining room area lead to the covered outdoor patio. Engineered hardwood flooring is featured on the main floor.
The primary bedroom features a luxury four-piece ensuite, complete with a stand-alone soaker tub and a walk-in tiled shower. A large closet with built-in shelving is located adjacent to the ensuite.
The upper floor features three additional bedrooms, a five-piece bath, and a bonus room over the garage. There is a peek-a-boo ocean view from this floor offering views of Comox Bay and the Comox Glacier.
This home includes energy-saving technology, offers an EV plugin in the garage and is wired to include solar panels at any point in the future. It has been built to Step Code 4 standards and includes a heat pump and a full HRV system, providing heat in the cooler months and air conditioning in the warmer months.
This home is fully landscaped and fenced and has a double garage and additional parking on the right-hand side of the home.
As an added bonus, this home has a large crawl space that is five feet high! Use it for additional storage space for recreational and seasonal items.
The Ridge, one of the Friendliest Communities in Courtenay, BC
This custom home is lcoated in The Ridge, one of the most sought-after and friendliest neighbourhoods in Courtenay offering a quiet, scenic and welcoming community where residents of all ages connect and make new friends. A large two-acre park is only a three-minute walk from this home and is available for family enjoyment every day of the year. Forest trails and a walkway to the ocean are just minutes away!
Location: 3386 Eagleview Crescent, Courtenay, BC – Price $1,275,000
Contact: Dean Thompson RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
March, 2023 – Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.
Feb 10, 2023
Design professionals and homeowners are seeing the following trends for 2023, accoridng to the design and building site Houzz. They include:
- The Return of Colour
- Playful Traditional Style
- Layers of Texture
- Connection to the Outdoors
- Natural Materials
We Want Colour!
Bringing back more colour is one of the most common trends in the Houzz survey. After years of gray and white, it appears our extended time at home made us realize we miss colour! As we have become comfortable in our homes, we've gained confidence to surround ourslevs with our favorite colours, regardless of current trends whether on-trend or not! Go all in with colour, by adding saturated walls in a study or office, or just bring in a pop of colour with accessories like pillows, rugs, and artwork.
Colour can also be added through custom window coverings! Budget Blinds onV ancouver Island can match a paint colour for your blinds or shutters or create a bold custom fabric for drapery, pillows, and Roman shades.
Traditional Becomes Playful
What exactly is Playful Traditional?
The phrase popped up in the recent Houzz survey and in design magazines. Homeowners, especially younger first-time homeowners, are embracing traditional styling with a twist. They are adding their personality to the style with new colours, vibrant wallpaper, and by mixing vintage and modern furniture in rooms with traditional architecture.
Layering shades and draperies is the perfect complement to the playful traditional look. Classic drapes in a fun print or bold updated colour over a textured woven shade is the ideal combination of classic elements in an updated style.
Natural Materials and Organic Style
Natural materials are trending everywhere - from stone countertops and white oak cabinetry to wood floors, handmade tiles, and stone fireplaces, a natural organic feel is on-trend for 2023 and beyond.
Connecting to the Outdoors
Windows are getting more prominent, and large glass doors are often featured elements of home remodels or new builds. On Vancouver Island, our love of the outdoors, combined with the natural benefits of sunlight, has homeowners seeking a natrual connection and ways to bring the outdoors in.
While big panes of glass us the best views and abundant natural light, also create a window covering challenge. Seek advice from a trusted window covering designer at Budget Blinds. Budget Blinds has the perfect options to filter light and give you a layer of privacy when needed no matter what size your windows are.
2023 is About Personalization
Regardless of trends, homeowners will reflect their personalities and preferred colour choices in their homes.
Budget Blinds understands personalization; it is what they offer daily to homeowners across Vancouver Island. Visit their website to schedule a complimentary consultation with your local Budget Blinds design consultant and find the perfect window treatment to fit your home's personality.
Feb 06, 2023
Integra Homes is a Courtenay-based home builder with three decades of experience building new homes in the Comox Valley. Over the past several years, much of their focus has been on building new custom homes in Courtenay’s Crown Isle Community. Their company is one of only two builders exclusively chosen to build in Greystone Estates, the newest 54 lot subdivision in the golf community, surrounded by the 8th, 9th and 10 fairways.
To date, approximately 70% of the new home lots have been sold, and many homes have been built and occupied. Integra Homes has reserved five lots that are available for a new custom home and some of these lots face the 8th fairway! Integra Homes plans to have a new show home open in mid-March.
New Show Home Open in Greystone Estates in Mid March
Integra’s newest show home is opening in the middle of March at 3247 Winchester Avenue. If you plan on traveling to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, it is the perfect opportunity to take a tour and appreciate the high quality work of Integra Homes within the Crown Isle Golf Community.
New Greystone Rancher Ready for Occupancy in Mid 2023.
If you are thinking of moving to Vancouver Island this year, Integra Homes has a new custom-designed rancher under construction that will be ready for occupancy in the spring/summer of 2023.
Location: 3191 Oxford Way, Courtenay, BC
Greystone Estates is steps away from the Crown Isle Clubhouse, where you can tee off for a round of golf, or enjoy lunch or dinner in the Timber Room. The Crown Isle Plaza, located minutes away, features a grocery store, pharmacy, bank, restaurants, retail stores, professional offices and more. Also located close by are the Comox Valley Aquatic Center and the new Comox Valley Hospital and the Comox Airport.
The establishment of Greystone Estates celebrates Crown Isle’s long history of continuing to offer outstanding residential planning in this desirable Comox Valley community on Vancouver Island.
Contact: Bill Larson at Integra Homes for more information.
Jan 12, 2023
The New Year is a great time to create a new look for your home! Freshen up your space with new window coverings this season and take advantage of the great prices and selection from Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island.
Not sure where to start? Arrange a complimentary in-home consultation with one of Budget Blinds’ designers. You’ll learn about the newest styles and features, as well as get some guidance on colour choices and design. Work with the designer colours of the year to stay on trend, or choose something classic like wooden shades. Find the right products to suit your family’s lifestyle and budget, all in the comfort of your own home.
New window coverings will update the look of your home as well as enhance privacy, energy efficiency, and safety. Improving your home’s energy efficiency with updated window coverings will provide savings for years to come.
On Vancouver Island, Budget Blinds serves the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Nanaimo, the Cowichan Valley and beyond.
Schedule a complimentary in-home consultation with your local Budget Blinds today to learn more.
Jan 11, 2023
One of The Ridge's preferred builders, Candor Developments is featuring a new home for sale - it has just been completed and is ready for occupancy. This new Vancouver Island home is located just minutes from downtown Courtenay, in Phase 3B of The Ridge community. You'll enjoy stunning mountain views from inside the home, from the large backyard, or the covered deck at the rear of the home.
This large 2,691 sq. ft. home features five bedrooms and three bathrooms over two levels. With so much room for the family, you can also gather in the great room, family room and kitchen on the main floor. Or retreat to to any of the three bedrooms on the main floor. Two bathrooms are also located on the main floor. A gas fireplace with built-in shelving on both sides is a focal point in the great room.
The primary bedroom is located at the back of the home, creating a quiet place to relax. There are double glass doors from this bedroom leading to the outdoor covered deck. The ensuite features a tiled rain shower with glass doors, a large stand alone tub, two sinks, under cabinet lighting and heated tiles for the cooler mornings..
Upstairs offers two more bedrooms, a full bathroom and a bonus room, perfect to create a chidrens’ play area or a home office. With plenty of natural light, the options for this space are endless.
This home offers a double, attached garage and fully landscaped yard. If you are looking for a piece of Vancouver Island to be your forever home, this could be the perfect place!
Location: 3274 Eagleview Crescent in the Ridge, Courtenay, BC.
Please contact Realtor Richelle Newson for inquiries and showings.
Phone | 778-977-2029
Email | email@example.com
Dec 12, 2022
The team at Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island would like to wish their clients and the communities they serve a happy and healthy holiday season. Throughout 2022, Budget Blinds has continued to provide Vancouver Island residents with the great service they are known for.
Budget Blinds is well known for their in-person complimentary consultations with their in-house designers. These are now available in-person, or if you prefer, arrange a virtual consultation. And as always, Budget Blinds’ selection covers all price points and styles. From partnerships with famous brands like Hunter Douglas to their own in-house brands, you’ll find a style that meets your budget and your window coverings needs. From curtain to shutters, and from automation to unique window shapes, they’ve got you covered!
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Nov 27, 2022
Three of the preferred builders at The Ridge have homes with carriage houses under construction in Courtenay, BC. Thanks to the innovative design and zoning at The Ridge, there are lots available to accommodate two dwellings on one lot.
What is a Carriage House?
A carriage house, also known as a coach house, is a separate building, typically at the rear of the primary home, that usually offers a garage or workshop on the main floor and a suite, or guest accommodation, home office or hobby/gym area on the 2ne floor. All of the upper floors in these three coach houses are designed as residences that can be legally rented out to generate a monthly income.
4033 Buckstone Road, Courtenay, BC
Built by Coastal Custom Homes, this home includes a 2,538 sq ft two-storey home plus a carriage house that includes a 652 sq ft separate two-bedroom suite. In total, this property features 3,190 sq ft of living space which includes six bedrooms and four bathrooms in the two dwellings.
Fantastic views of the Comox Glacier from both dwellings are stunning. This home will be completed in December 2022.
MLS® 903686 | Price: $1,399,000 + GST
Contact: Dean Thompson RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
Phone: 250.898.4777 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4009 Buckstone Road, Courtenay, BC
Built by Lawmar Contracting, the primary home features a 2,533 sq ft two-storey home with a detached three-bay garage and a carriage house which includes an 806 sq ft legal suite. This property has two dwellings totalling 3,339 sq ft and has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
This home features open views of the surrounding mountains. Occupancy is scheduled for late December or January 2023.
MLS® 906422 | Price: $1,450,000 + GST
Contact: Tracy Fogtmann RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
Cell: 250.331.1544 Email: email@example.com
4021 Buckstone Road, Courtenay, BC
Built by Smits Construction, this primary home plus the carriage home has a total of 3,200 sq ft in two dwellings. The carriage house contains a one-bedroom, one-bathroom suite and a two-car garage. In total, there are 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
This home features open views of the surrounding mountains. This home has been completed and is ready for occupancy.
MLS® 908011 | Price: $1,399,000 + GST
Nathan and Kim King at Engel & Volkers Vancouver Island
Cell | Nathan: 250650.5654 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
These homes are located in one of the friendliest and prettiest neighbourhoods in Courtenay and on Vancouver Island. It is truly the best community to call home.
Contact your own realtor or one of the listing realtors to have a look at these beautiful properties.
Nov 18, 2022
Bold or Subtle? The choice is yours, with this year’s leading paint producers announcing their colours of the year. And as always, once you’ve made your choice, your local Vancouver Island Budget Blinds stores are ready to help you incorporate your colours into your home!
The colours and messaging behind the selections this year from Sherwin Willams and Benjamin Moore offer striking differences. Sherwin Williams selected Redend Point, a subtle neutral that will appeal to a minimalist design aesthetic. On the other hand, Benjamin More chose the bold, bright, “look at me” colour of Raspberry Blush, sure to appeal to those not afraid to use colour.
"Redend Point is a heartening hue that invites compassion and connection into any space," said Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing at Sherwin-Williams when annoucing the colour selection. "The colour is a natural choice for those looking for a warm and joyful neutral in both interiors and exteriors. Build on its earthiness by utilizing the hue alongside natural-looking textiles and wood accents—or create a desert oasis by layering shades of terra-cotta and clay materials.”
Budget Blinds Inspired Shades Collection features woven shades with refined textures and natural fibers that perfectly complement Resend Point. Add white or natural linen sheer drapery panels to complete the look.
Unlike the subtle choice by Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore's pick for the 2023’s Colour of the Year is the vibrant Raspberry Blush. The saturated shade energizes a room for a bright, charismatic look that's anything but subtle!
After years of neutrals and grays, “People are ready to bring colour back into the home, taking a step outside their colour comfort zones,” said Andrea Magno, Color Marketing and Development Director at Benjamin Moore. “Raspberry Blush empowers the use of statement colors that deliver delight and personality while transforming rooms for incredible results."
Are you ready for raspberry walls and ceilings? For the maximalist, envelope a room in Raspberry Blush from the walls to the trim and the ceiling to wrap a room in an optimistic boldness. If that’s too bold of an option for you, make a smaller impact statement on a kitchen island or add a pop of Raspberry Blush in pillows or accent decor. Soft shades of gray, white, and beige balance the bright hue.
Or mix it with colours from the rest of Benjamin Moore’s 2023 palette, which includes a range of saturated tones varying from a deep blue to a sultry green to more rich chocolate and cinnamon hues. For Magno, all of these share one unifying commonality: “They’re all happy. And we all need a bit of that right now.”
Your home is a place to express your personality and feature the colours and décor you love. It should be your happy place! That is why Budget Blinds offers a range of products. From soothing neutrals and minimalist modern roller shades to rich fabrics in bold colours for drapes.
Plus, did you know they can create a one-of-a-kind custom fabric to match any colour? Budget Blinds’ exclusive DesignINK program allows your local Budget Blinds to create a fabric to match any paint colour you like. Schedule a complimentary in-home consultation with your local Budget Blinds today to learn more.
Nov 12, 2022
Integra Homes, a long time builder in the Crown Isle Golf Community has recently announced the opening of their new show home at Silverstone Estates. This uniquely situated patio home development is located between the 14th, 15th and 16th fairways of the award-winning Crown Isle Golf Course in Courtenay, BC. Integra Homes will be building all 48 homes with staggered completion dates. Sales in this development have been steady, with 70% of the units sold or pending in Phases 1 and 2.
There are only six available patio homes to choose from in Phases 1 and 2. Three remaining homes in Phase 1 all offer a courtyard view, some featuring sunset views over the mountains. Three remaining homes in the second phase face the 16th fairway and the Comox Glacier. These Craftsman/Farmhouse-style homes feature unobstructed views of the nearby lakes and fairways, the Comox Glacier and surrounding mountain range. Prices range from $920,000 to $1,100,000.
Patio Home Floor Plans
Silverstone Estates has a variety of patio home floor plans to suit any family living arrangement. These homes range in size from 1,437 to 1,983 sq. ft. A one level or rancher design is available, as are other units that have an upper floor with additional space for a guest room, an extra bathroom and even extra storage space.
All Ages Welcome!
Residents of all ages are warmly welcomed at Silverstone Estates and the development is pet-friendly. The Crown Isle neighbourhood is pedestrian and bike-friendly with sidewalks, trails and cycling routes for all to enjoy. The Comox Airport (YYQ) is only 10 minutes away, and Mount Washington is a quick 30 minute drive. Shopping amenities, plus North Island College, the Comox Valley Aquatic Centre and the Comox Valley Hospital are just five minutes away. This is a perfect location!
Open House at the Silverstone Estates Show Home
Location: 1444 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, BC
Hours: Friday to Sunday from 1 to 4pm
For more information about touring our show home, contact Integra Homes. Email: email@example.com
November 2022 - Prices and availability are subject to change without notice
Oct 03, 2022
Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island is celebrating 30 years of serving Island communities with a $30,000 giveaway!
Open to Vancouver Island homeowners, this 30th anniversary contest will award 3 prizes worth 15K, 10K and 5K in credit toward products and services from Budget Blinds.
Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island is a locally owned and operated business, with several locations to serve you! Known for their fabulous customer service and extensive products lines, Budget Blinds has been helping Vancouver Island families with beautiful and functional window coverings for 30 years.
They offer complimentary in-home consultations to ensure you get the right product for your needs, with expert guidance. Installation options are also available to guarantee the correct fit every time.
Enter their anniversary contest today, and you could be on your way to a whole new look for your home!
Be sure to read the full contest rules. Entry deadline is Nov. 13, 2022.
For more inspiration, visit your local store today:
Sep 28, 2022
Cooler weather will be here before we know it. Now is the time to prep your home to avoid sky-high heating bills this winter.
As much as 50% of a home's heating (and cooling) energy can be lost through windows. Energy efficient window treatments can make a signifant difference to help conserve energy.
Look to Budget Blinds for a number of great solutions that will look great, and save you money year-round.
Modern options include:
- Cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, combine the soft look and energy efficiency of window shades with the functionality of horizontal blinds.
- Layering your curtains or drapery with light filtering or room darkening liners to control light gaps and improve insulation retention.
- Traditional wood shutters use an insulating design that helps make indoor spaces cooler in summer and warmer in winter, keeping your room at an ideal temperature.
- Window film deflects up to 99% of damaging UV rays, reducing heat gain and protecting your furniture against harmful UV damage.
- Floor-to-ceiling drapes that fold back against the wall. This allows the drapes to seal off the window, preventing drafts and loss of heat through convection.
Learn more about all of the options at your local Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island:
North Island - Courtenay
Sep 25, 2022
One of the preferred builders at The Ridge in Courtenay - Smits Construction - is building a new home with a separate carriage house. Two separate homes on one residential lot provides a lot of unique options for the new owners. The suite above the garage may be used by independent family members or it can be rented out to generate additional income.
The Carriage House
The carriage house is located at the rear of the main home, accessible by a paved laneway. Featuring a modern, large one-bedroom suite (871 sq. ft.) it includes a 16’ by 13’ foot great room, a spacious kitchen, a bedroom with a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a shower and tub.
The Main Home
This spacious family home offers 2,363 sq. ft. on two levels., with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. One of the bedrooms could easily be used as a home office or private den. The main floor offers a modern layout with 10-foot ceilings in the great room, which opens up to the dining room and kitchen. A covered patio just off the kitchen can be used as a casual family entry to the home and is easily accessible for year-round outdoor entertaining.
The primary bedroom is also on this level, and features a spacious walk-in closet and private ensuite.
The front of the home welcomes visitors through a covered entry and the spacious inside foyer opens up to the great room. From here, a beautiful staircase leads up to the upper floor. Two additional bedrooms, a third bathroom and a large loft are located on the upper level, giving you many options for family and guests.
Residents love living at The Ridge in south Courtenay. Single-family homes in this community have been built in a variety of styles including two-storey homes, ranchers, and some include a secondary suite within the home.
This Smits Constrcution home will be completed and ready for occupancy in early October.
Contact the builder for more information:
Nathan Smits Cell: 250-792-1560
Location: 4021 Buckstone Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 0B4
Price: $1,399,000 + GST
Price and availability subject to change without notice.
Jul 16, 2022
Lawmar Contracting, a 30-year custom builder in the Comox Valley is wrapping up construction on a new home that will be move-in ready in August. This home is located at The Ridge, a scenic and popular community in Courtenay, BC.
Two Level Home with Secondary Suite
This two-storey home is 2,638 sq. ft., plus a separate self-contained legal suite on the ground floor. The upper floor of the main residence offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including the spacious primary suite with a luxurious three-piece ensuite and walk-in closet. The open concept kitchen, dining area and great room, feature expansive views of the mainland Coastal Mountains, Comox Bay and the Beaufort Mountain Range, highlighted by oversized windows and doors. The large deck features glass railings, letting in additional light to the home and providing an extended outdoor space to take in the scenery.
Self-Contained Secondary Suite
The self-contained secondary suite is spacious and features nine-foot ceilings and large bright windows. This residence offers a full kitchen, one bedroom and one bathroom. Also featured is a deck leading to the backyard. You can choose to rent the suite as a mortgage helper or enjoy the additional space for a family member or for guests. A legal suite in your home provides long-term options and increases the value of the property.
3282 Eagleview Drive, Courtenay, BC | $1,285,000 + GST | MLS #905976
This new custom home includes a double car garage, with additional storage in the large crawl space. It comes with a 10-year New Home Warranty and is located very close to the amenities and recreational opportunities in the Comox Valley, on beautiful Vancouver Island. This home will be ready for occupancy in August of 2022.
Lawmar Contracting has two additional homes nearing completion – a rancher and a second two-storey home that includes a carriage house. These homes will be completed in the fall of 2022.
For more information please contact Lawmar Contracting’s realtor, Tracy Fogtmann at RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty. Cell: 1 (250) 331-1544 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 28, 2022
Spring is here and new home construction activity continues to be busy at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC. The six preferred builders in this community were selected because of their experience, high construction standards and ongoing customer service. More than 160 homes have already been built in this community and many new homes are under construction. When complete, this scenic development on Vancouver Island will include 230 single family homes.
New Homes Now Available
Two preferred builders have new homes that will be ready for occupancy in Spring, 2022.
Coastal Custom Homes has a newly constructed home for sale at The Ridge Courtenay, BC
This custom-designed home includes 3,300 sq. ft. over two storeys. The main living area offers 2,600 sq. ft. of living space and includes five bedrooms, three baths and an additional flex room, perfect for an exercise area or a media room. The lower floor features a 700 sq. ft. one-bedroom, one-bath self-contained legal suite that can be used for family, guests or tenants. This property will be fully fenced and landscaped.
Location: 3291 Eagleview Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Price: $1,325,000 + GST
Contact: Coastal Custom Homes | coastalcustomhomes.ca
Dean Vershuur Cell: 250.465.2205 Email: email@example.com
Candor Developments has a 1½ storey home located at The Ridge. This 2,000 sq. ft. home includes three bedrooms, a den and 2½ baths and is located on a large corner lot. will be ready for occupancy in April 2022. This property is fully fenced and landscaped.
Find out more about the new homes at The Ridge by contacting the preferred builders directly:
Lawmar Contracting | Lawrie McIntyre Phone: 250.338.7637 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Brando Construction | brandoconstruction.com
Realtor: Bill Anglin Cell: 250.703.6119 Email:email@example.com
Coastal Custom Homes | coastalcustomhomes.ca
Dean Vershuur Cell: 250.465.2205 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Candor Developments Inc. | candordevelopments.ca
Isaac Bale Cell: 778.995.2529 Email: email@example.com
Grand Legacy Homes
Wayne Schick Cell: 250.702.2251 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Availability and conditions are subject to change without notice.