Welcome to the Homes By John Bruce Robinson New Home Design Centre. This space showcases all of our selections in one easy to browse showroom. We are continually sourcing new products to keep current with the latest styles and trends and carry an excellent selection of quality products in both traditional and modern styles.
Our Design Consultant will explain the home building process and guide you through this fun and exciting time. During your private consultations, our designer will ask you questions to understand your design style, likes, dis-likes, and must-haves. We will help you make informed choices that fit within your tastes and budget. Together we will create a beautiful space that you will enjoy with your family and friends for years to come!
Meet Our Designer…
Sue joined the Homes By John Bruce Robinson team in 2017 and brings a variety of design disciplines to her role as our New Home Design Consultant. Through her previous positions, Sue brings a knowledge base that helps customers craft the ideal style and space for their lifestyle and budget. After the purchase of your new home, you will have an opportunity to tour our New Home Design Centre with Sue in advance of your selection appointments, to see what options are available, go over the look/feel you are hoping to achieve and cover any preliminary questions, to ensure that you are comfortable coming in to make your final choices for your new home when the time comes.
Our Design Process
We help you design your dream home.
Homes by John Bruce Robinson understands that each one of our owners is an individual whose choices in life are defined by his or her unique tastes and personality. To meet your creative needs and assist you with fashioning your perfect space, we have unveiled a stunning Decor Centre. Once you have made your purchase, our designer will contact you to set up your appointments… and then the fun begins!
Stage 1 – Structural Changes and Exterior Colour Selections
Structural changes and selection include the foundation, framing, windows and staircase. Foundation revisions and upgrades will include any item not shown on the standard plan. Such items may include dimensional changes, fireplace chases, basement window location and any addition/elimination of structural beams and/or columns.
Framing revisions and upgrades, such items may include changes in exterior cladding i.e. from siding to brick. Any dimensional changes to the original plan and window locations, even minor changes such as a closet size must be decided during this time.
Window revisions and upgrades, such items may include adding/deleting a window, window sizes, window types (i.e. casement or sliders).
Staircase selection may include items such as the type of staircase (i.e. carpet grade, solid wood, open stringer) or any other upgrade that may affect the stair layout.
Exterior Colour Sections will include items such as shingles, brick and/or stone, siding, stucco, and much more.
Stage 2 – Electrical, Plumbing & Interior Colour Selections
Plumbing Fixtures selections will include items such as your choice of colour (i.e. bone or white), all plumbing fixture upgrades (i.e. adding a sink, whirlpool tub, basement plumbing rough-ins), and all faucet upgrades for the Kitchen and Bathrooms.
Electrical Locations will include items such as telephone, cable, internet, additional outlets and light fixtures (i.e. pot lights locations). All standard electrical outlets, switches, light fixtures and heating vents will be completed as per the Ontario Building Code. Locations will be confirmed during your Framing walk-through for accuracy.
Interior Colour Selections and Upgrades will include items such as, trim and moulding (i.e. crown moulding), cabinets and counter tops, flooring, interior paint colour(s) interior stain colour(s), fireplace, (i.e. mantel style), and spindle/handrail selections and upgrades.
Stage 3 – Final Sign Off
At this stage you will have the option to make minor adjustments to your Stage 2 selections, will review your selections one last time and then sign off, so we can get your home into production!