Nature vs Nurture: Natural stone vs Manmade stone

The eternal debate of nature vs nurture endures in many forms including the choice of exterior cladding for your new home!  Natural stone is simply what is says stone quarried from the earth.  It can be cut into a variety of shapes and...

Gild the Lily or Clean Slate?

As a custom home builder we have a bias toward starting with a clean slate and building from the ground up. There are times, however, that we undertake major additions and renovations to ‘gild the lily’ as my Dad would say. There are many considerations when making...

Let’s Play!

One of the delights of building a custom home is creating spaces unique for you and your family! Increasingly we are seeing Games Rooms incorporated into the design of custom homes. Interestingly “Games Room” supports a variety of activities from pool tables and darts...

Window Design

“Set wide the window.  Let me drink the day.” – Edith Wharton The view through a window can touch our soul and provide inspiration.  It is no wonder that window design plays a significant role in three important aspects of home design. The first is...

20 ADVANTAGES TO BUILDING A CUSTOM HOME

CUSTOM, PERSONALIZED, TAILORED: A custom built home is designed specifically for you, to meet your needs, lifestyle and preferences.  You can indulge your personal tastes and needs to a great advantage.  BUILDER: You choose your builder based on their...

Bringing the Outdoors In

As we move towards autumn the desire to extend our connection to the outdoors increases.  Bringing the outdoors in can be simple with the right door choice for your patio or deck door.  When deciding what style of door to choose, the choice often comes down...

Colour has Power

“Color is a power which directly influences the soul:” Wassily Kandinsk​​y.  Selecting colours for your new custom home is an enjoyable and important task.  Colour sets the tone, mood and impression your home makes to you and others.    ...

The Allure of Fire

There is something distinctive about the allure of a flame; its ability to warm us on a cold winter’s eve or to cheer us on a late summer night.  Just like the campfire lyrics “Fire’s Burning, fire’s burning, draw nearer, draw nearer” we are drawn to a fire as it...

What’s Under Your Feet?

To feel grounded and connected in your home there is nothing better than hardwood flooring under your feet.  This beautiful naturally sourced covering brings nature in. Hardwood flooring is a highly desired flooring option that provides these benefits:...