There is just one week left to tour the 2017 Parade of Homes, presented by the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association. How many of the 28 parade homes have you explored and checked off your list? A great way to keep track of the show homes you want to visit is to create a profile on paradeofhomesonline.ca.
Among the must-see homes on the parade route is North Ridge Development Corporation’s entry at 435 Delainey Road in Brighton. This is the builder’s first-ever show home in the new neighbourhood of Brighton, one of 10 single family homes North Ridge is constructing on the 400-block of Delainey Road.
The Everett is an 1,800-square foot two-storey with an attached double garage. North Ridge marketing manager Jessica Bonish says the Brighton parade home has a definite family focus. “From the design through to the décor, this home was created with family in mind. We know that Brighton is a very popular neighbourhood with families. With 1,800 square feet, the Everett is a larger floor plan that makes strategic use of space and offers families room to grow.”
Sales consultant Roxanne Archer says the Everett’s floor plan offers great functionality. “The walk-through pantry adjacent to the kitchen is so convenient. You can enter from the garage with your groceries into the large mud room, then step into the walk-through pantry and put everything away.”
Finishes in the home were selected for beauty and endurance, including the use of premium laminate plank flooring and luxury vinyl tile. “The flooring is so durable and will really hold its look. You don’t have to worry about it getting scuffed by kids and pets,” says Archer.
The North Ridge design team chose a palette of deep grey and crisp white for its Brighton show home, one of three available colour boards.
The kitchen features elegant two-tone painted cabinets with crown moulding, complemented by quartz countertops, a subway tile backsplash and undercabinet lighting. The large island doubles as a food prep station and lunch counter. A bright, sunny dining area offers garden door access to the backyard deck.
In the living room, a tile feature wall with a linear electric fireplace is an attention-getter. “It really adds to the coziness of the space,” says Bonish.
“Not only can the electric fireplace be an extra heat source, you can select from different light and colour settings to suit your décor,” says Archer.
On the second floor, a large bonus room is a perfect spot for family fun and relaxation. “The bonus room really adds to the functionality of the home. It can be used as an extra family room, a media room or a home office. It’s another family space in the home and takes the pressure off having to develop your basement right away,” says Archer.
The master bedroom has been staged to show off its spacious dimensions. Even though the room has been furnished with a king-sized bed, there is room to spare. The ensuite features a walk-in shower, a quartz-topped double sink vanity and adjoining walk-in closet.
Two children’s bedrooms, a four-piece bathroom and generously-sized laundry room complete the second floor layout.
“There’s been a huge amount of traffic through our Brighton show home during the parade. People love the neighbourhood and the location near the park,” says Archer.
Seven of the 28 show homes in the 2017 Parade of Homes have been designed and constructed by North Ridge. Bonish says, “The theme of the Parade of Homes is ‘choice’ and that really resonates with North Ridge. It’s what we’re all about. We cater to all different lifestyles and budgets. Any home you could want or imagine you’ll find in our range of housing products.”
The North Ridge show home at 435 Delainey Road in Brighton is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays; and from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The show home will remain open after the Parade ends on Sept. 17.