November 2006 | Issue 11 Cover

November 2006 | Issue 11

Rec rooms have come a long way, baby! When I was growing up in the ‘60s and ‘70s, our rec room consisted of a ping pong table in the middle of an empty basement. We thought it was okay at the time, but it pales in comparison to the rec room of today which might consist of everything from billiard tables, to pinball machines, to specially designed card tables and wet bars. Our cover story takes a look at just some of what’s available to help you pass the winter months.

It’s About Choices … continues this edition with some local new home experts lending some helpful advice on shopping for a home builder. Each month, the It’s About Choices… series of articles will discuss some of the decisions, options and upgrades that are part of the new home building process. Next month we tackle how to choose a bank or mortgage agent and a lawyer.

New Home Living is Calgary’s media leader when it comes to profiling specific new communities and home builders. This month our regular Community Profile features the Town of High River, while the Builder Profile highlights the works of Shane Homes. In a special feature we celebrate all the Calgary winners at the recent Canadian Home Builders’ Association Alberta Awards of Excellence in Housing.

In the show home portion of the magazine, we tour three beautiful new homes from three well-known Calgary-area builders: McKee Homes’ Stratford in Airdrie, Elite Homes’ the Raleigh in Saddlebrook, and Morrison Homes’ Cypress model in New Brighton.

Regular departments such as the funky Gadgets & Gizmos photo pages, Designer’s Choice floor plan focus, Anita Tighe’s Decorating column, and my very own Around Town, can all be found in their usual place in the magazine.

In This Issue

Morrison’s Cypress Sings

Morrison’s Cypress Sings

HOMEBUYERS PINING FOR A FAMILY home with lots of natural light need look no further…

Read more about Morrison’s Cypress Sings

At Home in Airdrie

At Home in Airdrie

BUILT ON A PHILOSOPHY of “Quality, Integrity and Honesty”, McKee Homes has been building homes…

Read more about At Home in Airdrie

Saddle Up

Saddle Up

AT THE END OF THE DAY, it’s nice to come home, via easy-access public transit…

Read more about Saddle Up

Choosing your builder

Choosing your builder

THE LOCAL EXPERTS The local experts have some advice for those embarking on a new-home…

Read more about Choosing your builder


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