Design a Home and We'll Guess Which Province You Should Move To

By: Ian Fortey

Design a Home and We'll Guess Which Province You Should Move To
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About This Quiz

Picking a place to live in Canada is not as easy as it sounds. The country is massive and each province or territory has its own unique features to draw you in. You need to consider things like the kind of weather you want - if you want warmer weather but more rain maybe Vancouver Island is for you. If you like scorching summers and cold winters then southwestern Ontario is the place to be. Then there's just the amount of people you're happy to be near - if you love a crowd then Toronto, the most populous city in the country with a population of millions, may be right for you. If you hate the crowds then why not head to Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, with a population of only 7,700? There's a whole lot to consider overall.

If you're not quite sure what the best place in Canada might be, worry not! All you need to do is decide what kind of house you want to be living it. Design all the features you crave and what would make home life best for you and we'll figure out the rest then let you know which of Canada's beautiful provinces or territories is going to be your best fit. Take the quiz and see!


Let's start your house on the ground floor. How many floors do you want your house to have?
Just one. I like ranch-style.
I want something big. Maybe three or four.
Two stories and a basement
Two sounds good.

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When you look out the back window, what do you want to be seeing?
The woods
Wide open spaces
The Northern Lights
The ocean

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Are you planning to live in the city or in the country?
Definitely in a city
Maybe a smaller town
I'd like to live near a city but not in one.
In the middle of nowhere

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Do you want a swimming pool?
Don't need one.
A nice outdoor pool sounds good.
Sure!
Too cold for that, I think.

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Are you going to need a big kitchen?
Ideally, I'd like a good-sized one.
A small one is fine.
As long as I have access to a grill I'm fine.
Just an average kitchen will do.

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Do you want a lot with trees and plants on it?
Some fir trees would be good.
A tree would be nice, actually.
Maybe some little flowers in the summer
Sure, why not?

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Inside the house, do you plan on having a lot of house plants?
Maybe something small in the window
A fern sounds nice.
I do love plants, so yes.
Just a little one

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What kind of tub are we looking at?
A big, antique, clawfoot tub
Just a shower is fine.
A hot tub!
Big enough for two

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What's the outside of the house going to look like?
All brick
I like the log cabin look.
Siding is good.
Maybe some wood paneling

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What kind of floors are you going to have throughout?
Depends on the room
Wood floors
Tile
Some warm carpeting

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Is the basement finished or not?
I just want it for laundry, really.
No basement is necessary.
I just need it for storage
I want it finished.

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How close to your neighbor's place do you plan to be?
I'd like a bit of space.
Down the road a ways
Close enough to see but not hear
Whatever a normal distance is

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What kind of front door are you thinking of?
French doors
Normal door with a little window
Is a sliding door too weird?
A big, solid, wooden door

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What sort of feature do you want in your backyard?
A fish pond
A porch swing sounds good.
A fire pit
Just some chairs and a shed for my stuff

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You'll need to choose some paint colors. What are you leaning toward?
Shades of blue
Some warm oranges and yellows
Greens
Grays

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Are you hoping to have friends and family over a lot?
Yes. I'll need a big room for parties.
I want some spare bedrooms for people to stay in.
Not really
A spare bedroom couldn't hurt.

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How do you plan to decorate your walls?
I'll keep them plain, mostly.
Lots of family photos
Lots of art
Just a few tasteful things

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What kind of lighting are you looking for?
I want lots of windows for natural light.
Maybe some track lighting
I've always wanted a chandelier.
Probably lots of wall sconces

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Do you know how you want to tile the bathroom?
Lots of marble
Just something simple, it's only a bathroom.
A nice mosaic tile sounds good.
Porcelain, probably

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What kind of carpeting do you want to have?
A polyester carpet never hurt anyone.
Normal nylon carpet
I think I want to do rugs.
Some super warm, shag carpeting

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Are you going to have a dining room?
Maybe an eat-in kitchen
I really want a breakfast nook.
A dining room sounds good.
Maybe a small one attached to the kitchen

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If money wasn't an object, what would you splurge on for the house?
A sauna
A home theater
A green house
Indoor swimming pool

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Every home has at least a bit of art. What kind do you want?
Paintings
Some handmade local crafts sound nice.
Sculpture
Indigenous art

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Which architectural style is most appealing to you?
Tudor Style
Modern
Rustic
Dutch Colonial

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What kind of furniture are you thinking about?
Something modern but comfortable
Antique
Big, comfy recliners
Whatever's homey

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Overall, is there one sort of theme or look you're going for with your home?
Functional
Fun
Cozy
Inviting

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What's your opinion on windows?
I want huge windows everywhere.
Normal windows are fine.
Small and well-insulated for me.
I like a big picture window out back, plus maybe a skylight.

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What are we looking at in terms of ceilings?
I love high ceilings.
Anything but popcorn
Ceiling fans!
A nice skylight

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What do you plan on doing in the yard?
Just enjoying nature
I want to be cooking back there.
I want to be able to garden.
Cut some wood for my fire

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How many bedrooms is this house going to have anyway?
As many as I can fit in here
Four
Two is good.
Three

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