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If you’ve found your way here, you’ve likely decided that buying a fixer-upper home – or a move-in-ready older home that could be full of surprises – is not the way to go for your family. Often, brand-new homes save you time, work and headaches just from being untouched by anyone but a professional builder.
Melissa MacTavish has been designing beautiful showhomes and helping new Kensington homeowners create their own personalized spaces for over five years. So when it came time for her to embark on her own build, picking out the perfect home for her and her schnoodle pup, Charlie, she had some significant industry know-how to make the experience easier.
Designing and furnishing your backyard sometimes feels like not just a different section of the home – but a whole different headspace. Tara MacTavish, Kensington’s designer and owner of Changes by Design, suggests thinking about the space just like you would your indoor haven, and had these tips to impart: