The Good Life Blog

Design. Decor. Lifestyle. all the ingredients for an ideal life in Bobcaygeon & the Kawarthas.

“Cottage Addiction” is a Thing … we’ve got the cure!

I think new cottages should come with a warning. It’s like an itch that starts around noon on Thursday and turns into a full-on nervous tick come Friday. You’ve gotta get out of these work clothes, out of the city and up to the cottage. It doesn’t end once you get there. In fact, the…

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Keep it Classic: Our Five Most Popular Custom Cottage Features

Creating a custom cottage that is beautiful, functional and fits you doesn’t happen by accident. At Marshall Homes, we want to hear your dreams, and build your cottage around them. We are intentional about designing a home that is both what you want and need — not just a place that looks great on paper.…

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From “oh no” to “oh wow!” – The Woods dream home becomes a reality.

For four decades, Steve and Donna Woods spent lazy summer days at their family’s cottage in the Haliburton Highlands. They came for the lakes, trails, shops and welcoming culture, but most of all, they loved the laid-back vibe. When it came time for the couple to retire, they knew there was nowhere else they’d rather…

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Building a custom cottage: the Fowler’s story

When you find a good thing, you stick with it. That’s the philosophy that prompted Bruce and Pat Fowler to partner with us in building not one, not two, but three personal projects over the years. The couple’s experience with us began when they needed a place large enough to accommodate their newly blended family…

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Custom kitchens: what’s new, what’s hot, what’s smart.

At Marshall Homes, we’re not about run-of-the-mill, cookie-cutter kitchens. For our detached homes, it’s all about custom.

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Five local hot spots for furnishings, accessories and inspiration

Discover our FIVE local hot spots in Bobcaygeon Ontario for furnishings, accessories and inspiration.

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When we win, YOU win.

Marshall Homes wins the Customer Experience Award for Ontario by Customer Insights

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Freshen Up: Ten tips for renewing your style for the next stage of your life

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If you’ve been stuck in a decorating rut for the last decade (or two), here’s some amazing news: Encore will be your opportunity to up your style. Just as our tastes in fashion and food can change over the years, so can our individual decorating styles. Maybe you once loved more traditional details but now…

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407 ETR: Another reason to bet on the Kawarthas

Kawartha Region offers beauty, accessibility and strong investment potential thanks to rising property values. The prettiest patches of fresh water you’ll ever see. The soothing call of the loon. Nothing but relaxation for miles around. Summer vacations in cottage country are the best. But, actually getting to a lakeside retreat can be a different story.…

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Port 32 residents share what makes for a great retirement

We know that entering a new phase of life and buying a home is a major life transition, especially during your retirement years. As you explore your options it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed. That’s where we come in.

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