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Trends in Home Building: Outdoor Living

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The CarlingThe CitadelThe AncasterThe JasperThe LakeviewAfter this winter, you may have little hope for living outdoors ever again! But the spring flowers are pushing through the soil, a sign that winter has finally come to an end!

Designing your home to move smoothly from inside to outdoor living spaces is quickly becoming the norm for today’s home owners.

The preplanning and design stages of preparing to build your custom home is critical in creating your outdoor living space. First of all, choose a design that has great options for moving from the inside to the outside. Some of the plans on the Royal Homes web site are perfect. A few I like are The Carling, The Citadel, The Ancaster, The Lakeview and The Jasper.

The Carling is a flexible design that offers families a lot of options. Outdoor access from the dining room and great room makes it perfect for outdoor living. If you visit the model of the Citadel at the Wingham Design Centre you will quickly see just how well the model is designed for multiple levels of outdoor living. The Ancaster and the Jasper are bungalows designed for optimum use of floor space and reducing wasted space. Both have excellent opportunities to extend the summer living space to the outside, and excellent us of space allowing you to expand parties and gatherings to the outside!

The Lakeview is designed for waterfront space. When you choose a design for your cottage, outdoor living space is essential as you want your family and guests to be able to move easily between the two spaces.

Love our Royal Home. The house was as promised and on time June 2014. The interior and exterior were flawless. The workers are pleasant and have an excellent work ethic. Any small problems have been fixed without any issues. Unlike many builders. The detail in the house is as perfect as you will ever get. Thanks for an awesome home.Kenny
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  • FAQ

    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.