Out of the Ashes, A New Home

Jul 23, 2019

Out of the Ashes, A New Home

One of a kind, personalized home building experiences for any size and any price.


Most of the time our clients come to us looking to solve a problem in their current home. We often hear “we need another bathroom for our teenagers” or “our kitchen doesn’t let us host family and friends over for dinner.” But sometimes the problem is even bigger and more life changing…like a fire. Today we’re checking in with Amanda, our Build Where You Want Specialist, about a special client she is working with in Sherwood Park.

We met Diane* after the unfortunate event of a house fire. Thankfully no one was injured, but talk about a major speed bump in life! As a busy Mom, Wife, and Professional, Diane had not planned on building a new home at this time. But fate had other plans.

White text on a grey background listing the home's details: 1822 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, rear deck, upstairs laundry room, main floor flex room, finished basement


I made things easy for Diane from the first phone call! Once we started to build our relationship I was able to work directly with the insurance company to prepare the package required to finance the build. She was able to get on with her life while the Kimberley Team coordinated everything with the insurance agent.

Blackline outline showing the main floor of a home


Due to many factors, Diane had to keep the same basic layout of the original home. I worked directly with her and our in-house drafting team to finalize all of the details. We were able to make some minor modifications to the design to bring it up to current trends, while making sure we kept the elements that Diane & her family loved about their original home. Diane knew what she and her family needed (and wanted). And she also appreciated my expert advice on the added possibilities within the home’s footprint.

Flat lay of home finishes such as hardwood floor, tile, carpet, cabinet doors

While most of my clients meet with a long list of suppliers to choose interior fixtures and finishes, I helped Diane choose one of our colour boards. Our professional Interior Designers created these boards to balance “trendy” with staying power. This one selection saved her time and money, without sacrificing style and quality. And ultimately gave her the confidence that her interior selections will look amazing. And make these investment homes sell even faster!

A collage of images showing a home under construction


It’s been so exciting for me to watch Diane see her home come back to life after the fire! We’re all looking forward to seeing the updated finishes and modernized layout. Being able to trust Kimberley with all the details and still go about her busy life is exactly what Diane was hoping for!


-Amanda Aranas, Infill Specialist