Canada Out­door Kitchen

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En­ergy ef­fi­ciency was also a key con­sid­er­a­tion, af­ford­ing high-ef­fi­ciency ap­pli­ances with a high ve­loc­ity fur­nace and ar­gon-filled, low-e, so­lar tinted win­dows. “We used Roxul in­su­la­tion which is made from min­er­als, is eco-friendly, and it’s also bet­ter for sound damp­en­ing with a higher R-value,” ex­plains Mike. With the base­ment and all tiled sur­faces heated and LED light­ing used through­out, it pro­vides com­fort and fuel ef­fi­ciency all year round.

Also com­bin­ing the cut­ting-edge in home au­to­ma­tion, 28 zones of se­cu­rity, 6 HD cam­eras, light­ing, HVAC, and au­dio/video is fully in­te­grated through an Elan g! Sys­tem. In ad­di­tion to en­ergy ef­fi­cient light sen­sors that de­tect move­ment and 16 zones of au­dio, the sys­tem can be op­er­ated re­motely or by any of the three touch­screens in the home.

“The clients were thrilled with the fea­tures and func­tion that they were look­ing for a fam­ily with teens. The lay­out is ideal with a big, open base­ment and large be­d­rooms for their girls that pro­vide their own sep­a­rate walk-ins and en­suites,” says Mike. “Per­son­ally, I love how open the home is with un­ob­structed views through­out. The kitchen is phe­nom­e­nal with its mas­sive but­ler’s pantry and the millwork is top drawer. Plus there are three large sky­lights on the sec­ond floor and from there the views of down­town are in­cred­i­ble.”

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