Custom Home Designs

Building a new home can be a very rewarding and exiting time in your life. That perfect plan can sometimes be confusing and stressful as there are so many options available. We have experience in designing 700 square foot bungalows to 10,000+ square foot homes. We specialize in custom and unique plans and our experience will get your dream project from your concept to a beautiful home.

Things to consider when designing your home:

  • Size (measured in square footage)

  • Style of home (bungalow, two-storey, split-level, bi-level (loft), cottage, walk-out)

  • Garage (single, double, attached, detached)

  • Land/lot (size, restrictions, architectural controls)

  • Ceiling heights (9/0, 8/0, Vaulted, etc)

  • Number of bedrooms

  • Number of bathrooms

  • Great room at front or rear of home

  • Separate or shared entry (with attached garage)

  • Fireplace, walk-in-closets, pantry

  • Laundry room location (main floor, basement, second floor)

  • Foundation type (concrete, ICF -insulated concrete form, wood, grade beam, slab)

  • Deck or balcony

  • Developed basement (future design)

  • Depth of basement windows

  • Height above grade (amount & style of exterior steps)

  • Lowered entry, or landing area(s)

  • Development over garage (master bedroom, bonus/family room)

  • Heating options (forced are, radiant, electric)

  • Exterior finishes, roof pitches, cottage roof, gables, dormers, covered deck, veranda

  • Extras (custom details- vaulted ceiling, tray ceiling, shelving, built-in items)

  • Your budget

  • Timeline (be realistic, plan ahead)

  • In-house plotting

 

Developing a custom house may require a lot of back and forth communication between designer and client before the construction drafting can be finished. Keep in mind that local residential engineers can be backed up several weeks before they can review/seal a set of plans. The more time placed into the planning stages will alleviate many problems and concerns with designing your home. Please allow us to assist you in this exciting investment.