When the bitter, cold prairie winter hits, so does the desire to pack your bags and jet-off to a warmer destination. A place where the parkas and snow boots can be swapped for shorts and sandals as a wardrobe staple. Whether you choose to escape the cold with a short weekend getaway or a week-long vacation with family and friends, it’s important to prepare your home for when you are away to ensure you stay stress-free from take-off to landing. Here are some tips to keep in mind prior to your departure:
Building your dream home is a thoughtful process that is so much more than just choosing the square footage and number of rooms that your new place will have. It’s an exploration of where you and your family want to be, and how you want to live. Your new build is a customized space that will be more than just a house; it will be a place for you and your family to call home. Here are some things to consider when building your new home:
With the holiday season upon us many people are getting out their ladders and extension cords and turning the exterior of their homes into a winter wonderland. While you may be inspired to do the same, before you begin, it’s best to develop a plan instead of winging it.
Halloween is a fun time for kids to dress-up, stay-up late and eat candy. With all of this excitement and distractions, it’s easy for a pleasantly spooky night to turn into a scary one. These quick safety tips will help ensure a safe evening of trick-or-treating in Taylor Farm.
Colourful foliage marks the end of gardening season which can be bittersweet. As temperatures begin to shift and sunlight conditions decline, this is the time to start planning your autumn to-do list. Doing so will ensure your plants stay healthy over the winter and into the spring. Here are some tasks to do before the ground freezes:
Qualico Communities understands that a neighbourhood is an organic living thing, which is why Taylor Farm is thoughtfully designed to retain the area’s lush and tranquil riverbank forest by utilizing several sustainable features such as constructed wetlands and native plantings.
Spring can be a smelly time of year for dog owners, especially when turds can no longer freeze into poopsicles. It’s one thing to become lenient in picking up the poop in your own backyard but imagine seeing and smelling everyone else’s soggy dog poop when you’re out on a walk.
Winnipeg winters are notorious for being cold, dark and seemingly everlasting. However, one doesn’t need to look far to find a local event, attraction or activity that embraces the coldest season and all that comes with it. One such popular event is, of course, Festival du Voyageur. As a long-standing sponsor of Festival du Voyageur, Qualico Communities annually selects a prominent location to place one of the event’s famous snow sculptures. This year, because of their popularity, we decided to collaborate with local artists to offer not only one but five snow sculptures in our communities. View Taylor Farm's sculpture here.
Get on the trails this summer to enjoy the natural beauty that is woven throughout Taylor Farm. Trails wind along our naturalized wetlands, which provide homes for a variety of prairie wildlife while creating serene settings where residents can slow down to escape the bustle of the city.
Begin the New Year by ensuring that your home is safe for you and your family going forward. Whether you’ve lived in your home for a while or have recently just moved in, safeguarding your family by maintaining your home’s safety is of the utmost importance. This way, you can prevent dangerous situations from occurring and if an accident does arise, you’ll have the proper tools nearby to address the situation.
The New Year is upon us and many people use this as an opportunity to turn over a new leaf by becoming more active. Regular exercise has incredible health benefits that can improve your mood, lessen the risks of chronic diseases and improve sleep quality. We’ve all heard of the many advantages of exercise but it can be difficult to know where to begin; especially during the harsh winter months where many outdoor activities are out of the question.
The holidays are all about spending time with your friends and family. It’s when our dark winter nights are transformed into a winter wonderland with colourful lights, cheerful music and plenty of festivities – no wonder it’s called the most wonderful time of the year!
Taylor Farm offers an array of lot styles and settings throughout the community for your new home. Whether you prefer to live amongst a prairie landscape with naturalized wetlands or closer to the basswood forest, Taylor Farm has lots to accommodate a variety of lifestyles. For those who love being near water and have always dreamed of owning a home that backs onto the Assiniboine River, Curry Drive may be the street for you. Here are some advantages of owning a river lot:
Homeowners who are feeling maxed and taxed out in Winnipeg have some attractive options available to them in Taylor Farm. Learn more about how living in the RM of Headingly means lower taxes– for both homeowners and those looking to establish a business in the community.
Taylor Farm offers homeowners the perfect balance of city reach and country ease. As Headingley’s newest community, Taylor Farm is just minutes away from Winnipeg. Residents have easy access to all of the advantages of modern life, yet can still experience the simple and quiet beauty of country living.
In Taylor Farm, there is a beautiful preserved basswood forest located along the perimeter of the community. These particular trees can be seen across the province, however, a natural basswood grove is certainly a rarity. This preserved space is incorporated into Taylor Farm through the use of neighbourhood paths and trails leading down to its location.
Sterling Homes long-standing record of success rests on its commitment to providing a variety of exclusive plans that continuously evolve to meet the needs of Manitoba homeowners and families.An approach that’s proving popular is providing larger footprints on bigger lots at an affordable price.
Hearth Homes has been building quality custom homes for almost 40 years, 32 of those in the Winnipeg area. Early on, the company determined that a focal point for its homes would be the location of the fireplace, somewhere in the heart of the home and visible from as many rooms as possible on the ground floor. “Hearth” refers to that spot ...