A Dream Home story...

A Dream Home story...

Posted in Our Community on June 30, 2014

The 2014 Calgary Stampede kicks off this week, which means this year's Stampede Rotary Dream Home by Homes by Avi will be open to the public!

We're proud to have been the cabinet supplier of choice for just about every Dream Home since 1989.

But we're especially proud of the cabinets we built and installed in this year's home. Homes by Avi's Dream Home designers asked us to pull out all the stops to help build a kitchen featuring framed kitchen cabinets with flush mounted doors (and latch hardware on upper glass doors) in a painted finish, thick floating shelves in the pantry area in a stained finish (matching the other pantry area cabinets and kitchen island), and custom bathroom cabinets with thick open shelved areas under the sinks.

Our team was up for the task and worked tirelessly for weeks, over many evenings and weekends, to bring their vision to reality.

We hope you agree that the final result is stunning:


Of course, it didn't start out looking like this.

Our journey in helping create this magnificent kitchen started back in January when the Dream Home designers met with us to discuss their vision for the cabinets throughout the home. We realized the only way to fulfill the incredible vision of the Design Team was with custom cabinetry that would be built on site. This is very different from a typical kitchen where modular cabinets are fully assembled in our factory and shipped to site for installation.

With a plan in hand (plus an approved cabinet prototype)—and with detailed site drawings, measurements, and notes from Sales & Design Manager Kelly Biggar—our team began working out how each section of cabinets would be built. Each section was then hand built in its entirety by our cabinetmakers, with custom-sized components and customized drill patterns to the exact specifications of the space.

Custom Built Cabinets

The work in the shop involved many of our experts including all three of our custom cabinetmakers and our entire paintshop team. Site construction was handled by our Dream Team of Duncan Ritchie and Derek Biggar.

Site Built

When all was said and done, our installer Dream Team could not have been more excited about how it all came together:

The Dream Team

They were also probably really excited to meet Trail's Chef.

A huge thanks to our suppliers, who made this project possible, with special thanks to: Klaas Custom Woodworking (cabinet doors and drawer fronts), Marathon Fasteners & Hardware (hardware), and Multiwood (solid walnut butcher block) for their contributions to the project.

Klaas Custom Woodworking Marathon Fasteners Multiwood

We'll have more pictures of the kitchen, pantry, and bathrooms on our facebook page soon. Check out Homes by Avi's fantastic Dream Home site for more on this year's dream home.

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