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Happy Homeowners: Terry & Esther’s Riverstone Retirement

When Terry and Esther began planning for their retirement a number of years ago, it became clear that when the time came for this new chapter in their lives to start, a new home would be part of their story.




Tell us a bit about yourself and why you chose to build a custom home.


Several years ago, when we started planning our retirement, we decided a new home would be the best way to start this new stage of life. We investigated several options when it came to a new build and felt that Quality Homes had the most comprehensive plan that would give us the confidence to go forward with this new experience.



What made you choose Quality Homes as your builder? 


After investigating several prefab builders, we found that Quality Homes had the most options and flexibility for the build, as well as the best financial plan for our situation.


“The Quality team was always forthcoming with honest and accurate information.”      



Tell us about the process.


When we first entered into the design and build process, we were somewhat concerned about getting to where we wanted to be in our new home without any issues. However, we soon acquired confidence in the process as it became clear that the Quality Home Team was with us every step of the way.



Why did you select the Riverstone design? 


After discussing with our Building Consultant at the Quality Homes Grimsby Sales Centre, we chose the Riverstone because it best suited our lot, lifestyle and budget.


“Our lot is not a perfect rectangle, it sits at 195’ long by 260’ wide, so finding a design to work on the property was important.”



At 1,248 sq. ft. this custom Riverstone sits beautifully amongst the forest landscape.








Exterior Features:

  • Vinyl Siding by Gentek – Board & Batten Profile – Colour: Juniper Grove
  • TruDefinition® Duration® Shingles by Owens Corning – Colour: Estate Gray
  • 48’ Front Porch with Vinyl Wrapped Pressure Treated Posts – Colour: White
  • Trex Decking on Front Porch – Colour: Gravel Path
  • Attached Double Car Garage – 9×7 C.H.I. Doors – Raised Long Panel Profile – Colour: White
  • Pressure Treated Wood Rear Deck With Pressure Treated Posts & Railing & Stairs


You enter the home into the spacious living room with a large window and great natural light.



Interior Features:

  • Vinyl Plank Flooring by Centura – DuraFusion Series – Colour: Oyster Bay
  • Standard Trim Package (Painted White)


This Riverstone design features 3 bedrooms with 1 full bathroom and 1 powder room. The basement is also roughed in for a future bathroom and is prepped for them to expand if they choose to add more bedrooms or living space.




We love Terry & Esther’s custom gourmet kitchen with peninsula island and built-in breakfast bar that was designed, built and installed by our partner Woodland Horizon.




…and then their design came to life!



Kitchen Features:

  • Frameless Cabinetry – Hilton Door – Flat Slab Profile – Colour: Dove Wing
  • Blackrock Series Cabinetry Hardware by Amerock – Colour: Satin Nickel
  • 3×6 Ceramic Subway Tile Backsplash by Centura – Colour: Gris Claro
  • Quartz Countertop by HanStone – Colour: Aspen
  • Genta Single Handle High Arc Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet by Moen – Colour: Spot Resist Stainless
  • Undermount Double Bowl Stainless Steel Sink by Kindred
  • Stainless Steel Range Hood







What is your favourite part of the home? 


We love the openness that the layout of the Riverstone gives us, but the best part is the quality of the finishes, especially the kitchen cupboards. All of the installations throughout our home were done with such care and accuracy. Of course, the front porch is a showstopper and everyone who visits is impressed even before entering our home!





What advice would you give to someone looking to go through this process?


For those who choose to enter this process, they can be assured that they are embarking on a home building journey with the best people in the industry.


“In the words of our local building inspector, ‘you truly have purchased a Quality Home’.”




Thank you Terry & Esther for sharing your story. Welcome to the Quality Homes Family!  



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