When designing and building your home, you want everything to be perfect. A family’s home is at the heart of their holidays, birthdays, movie nights, and backyard barbecues. Every small detail in and around your home should reflect your family and your personality. From the carpeting in the master bedroom closet to the benefits of the lot the house is built on, no detail is too small or too big to be personalized to your family and your needs. One of the many advantages of building your home on an Ottawa lot is the versatility of the area. Ottawa lots can be quaint or very spacious, and can be chosen by proximity to rural or urban areas depending on if your family is more inclined to hike or to shop on a Saturday afternoon.
Below is a quick and helpful list of different features that your family may want to have in their new home, and what kind of lot in Ottawa is perfect for those desires! Feeling comfortable in your new home is not just about beautiful wallpaper and the perfect bathtub, it’s also about where your home is located and how the location can benefit your family!
For Families Who Want a Pool
If you’re the type of family who likes to spend all summer outdoors basking in the sun, cooking hamburgers on the barbecue, and attending the occasional neighbourhood pool party, a swimming pool is probably part of your dream home.
If you’re looking for a lot where you can place a nice in-ground pool for the summer months, then you’re going to benefit from a large lot with lots of backyard space. A home with an expansive backyard and a generous surrounding property will give your family the space that they deserve to install that dream pool for the summer, and still have room for activities on the grass in the autumn, or sit on a patio and listen to the birds sing in the spring.
When looking for a lot to call home in Ottawa, consider looking for a large property with plenty of outdoor space to make your poolside dreams a reality!
For Families Who Love Nature
If your family is the type to enjoy birdwatching on a Sunday morning or long nature walks after dinner, then you need a lot in a location that will put the beautiful natural aspects of Ottawa just steps from your front door. Ottawa and its surrounding areas are rich with lush parks, forests, and wildlife, making it the perfect place for a family who loves the outdoors to feel right at home.
Although you are still not far from beautiful downtown Ottawa and the restaurants, shops, and history that make it so much fun, purchasing a lot in a surrounding community like Manotick or Greely will give your family the privacy and tranquillity that only nature can provide.
For Families Who Love the City
For families who are more inclined to enjoy the creature comforts provided by the shopping and restaurants of the city in downtown Ottawa, a lot in a community located minutes from the city is the best option! If a perfect Saturday for your family includes eating brunch in a trendy cafe, walking in and out of shops downtown throughout the afternoon and then trying the newest food trend for dinner, then you might want to build your home on a lot in a community that’s close to the city like Glebe or Alta Vista.
The location of your home should reflect what you enjoy doing, and should even encourage your passion for the city through its proximity to where you most like to spend your time. Shopping, movies, going out for dinner, going to get a drink with friends, it’s all very accessible to you and your family when you choose to locate your home close to the heart of gorgeous downtown Ottawa.
For Families With Children
Whether you’re a family with several children, or a couple who is considering having their first baby, proximity to elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools can be a tremendous push for where you most want your home to be located. Ottawa and the surrounding communities are very fortunate to have several great elementary and secondary schools, as well as universities.
A major appeal of finding a lot in Ottawa for many families is the proximity to Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, as both are established and well-respected schools. For families who intend to send their children off to university, having two great schools so close that your kids are able to live at home through their post-secondary education is a huge benefit, and can definitely save you money in the long run!
When you’re looking to build and customize your own home, every detail is important. That’s why before you start choosing your hardwood floors and window treatments, you should choose a location that is perfect for you and your family. Ottawa has a space that can suit any family’s individual needs and interests, and Omega Homes can make that space yours.
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