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The Heart of the Home

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While some people might debate it, the kitchen really is the heart of the home. People gather around the amazing aroma of simmering sauces. Granted, not all of our kitchens simmer sauces, but I’d say the fridge is still a great draw for family activities.

If we get past the romantic idea of the warm and cozy kitchen, we get to practical living. Eating is a daily occurrence. And most families can’t afford to outsource the job to fast food, restaurants or take out. Most families cook. With the huge success of the food network, more and more men and women – even children – are taking to the kitchen. At my house, when our family gathers, the kitchen is the hotbed for gossip and cooperative food production.

Research tells us that for women and men, the kitchen is often the deal breaker in the design of the home. Your kitchen is core to the design of your dream home. There are so many options. The kitchen is also one of the rooms that requires multiple decisions: flooring, cabinetry, sinks and faucets, pulls, drawers or cupboards, counter top… I could go on.

That’s one reason Royal Homes makes sure you work closely with a Designer. Their experience helps walk you through the many different options available. As you share your vision for the perfect kitchen, they make sure you cover all your bases.

Your preference for your kitchen is very important. I encourage you to visit the Design Centres to get a feel for the different approaches to kitchens. If you start at Wingham, you can see three very different kitchens. The custom kitchen in the Citadel is expansive. The granite counter tops, built in stove top and dual ovens give you a good idea of what to look for in a top end kitchen.Citadel Kitcehn

The Lynden, a great home for empty nesters, includes wide accessibility in a compact design. The open concept kitchen makes sure the cook is included in the conversation. Easy access to outdoor spaces is also important. A bank of built-in cabinets along one wall is a spectacular use of space and extends the storage capacity of a modest kitchen.Lynden-Kitchen-1

The Oxford, incorporates a classic U-shaped kitchen open to the dining area. This design maximizes the use of space. Just over 9×11, the kitchen has ample room for everyday family meals and satisfies the gourmand.Kitchen

When you visit, you will see a few of the many options in use. The Lyndon uses a modern approach to cabinetry, with a focus on performance while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing appearance. the Oxford is trendy and includes many modern features that convert a simple kitchen into a state-of-art room. Building with appliances in mind helps maximize the design attributes. While the Citadel is a more elaborate kitchen, with ample preparation space, the design is very unique. It’s well worth the visit.

I had high expectations. Your team lived up to them all. Overall a very stress free experience.Stephen
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    Where can I get a price list or How come your website doesn’t show pricing?

    Prices vary geographically, depending on where you are building. With the amount of options available, price lists run into thousands of options. Prices change with the options you choose. The best way to get an idea on pricing would be to contact our Design Centre nearest to where you are building.

    Why should I buy from you over a conventional or "Stick-Builder"?

    The advantages of prefab include building in a climate controlled environment, using environmentally friendly products which reduces waste and a CSA monitored quality controlled program. There is less time start to finish, with less disruption to neighborhood. We also sell at a firm price.

    Do your homes include a foundation?

    Yes our homes include full foundation and basement.

    How long does it take to build a Royal Home?

    It takes less than two weeks to build a home in our factory, but the process from start to finish is very dependent on the timing of obtaining a building permit. For most of our clients the process from start to delivery is twelve to sixteen weeks with move in eight to twelve weeks thereafter.

    What size homes do you build?

    As a custom builder we can build any size home but generally the average size range is between 1300 and 3500 sq feet.

    Do you build garages?

    Yes. Garages are built on site after the home is delivered.

    Are the homes energy efficient?

    Building a prefab home in a factory assures the highest attention to sealing the building envelope and ensures that the cold stays out.

    Since your homes are so energy efficient and air tight, how do you get fresh air?

    All our homes have HRV heat recovery ventilator air exchanger to remove stale air, and introduce fresh air.

    Where can I put a prefab home?

    Anywhere in Ontario you like.

    Can I really customize my prefab home?

    Yes, we use state of the art custom design software, today no two homes are built alike.

    Do you finish the basement?

    Yes. We can customize your basement to the finishes you desire.

    Are Royal Homes built to code?

    All Royal Homes are individually designed to meet all provincial and municipal building codes for your specific lot location.

    Do you build stick-built or conventional homes as well?

    We are a custom home builder first and use prefabricated components wherever we can, because it is a better way to build. If you have a remote site or custom home design with large open spaces we would look at what makes most sense for that design and location. This could include prebuilt panels or partially site built specific rooms.

    What makes the building process environmentally friendly?

    Waste in the factory is separated and recycled, reducing the impact on landfills. This has less disruption in terms of noise and time at job site. Building prefab allows for higher energy efficient homes and reduced heating costs.

    How is your home delivered?

    Our home is delivered by way of custom designed hydraulic flatbed trailers and precisely craned onto the foundation.

    Can you make changes or custom design?

    Yes, clients are given preliminary plans to review and changes are welcome and easily accommodated.