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Building Custom Homes:
Special Features

Choosing to build a custom house is an exciting endeavor that allows you to create a living space tailored to your specific needs and desires. To ensure your dream home becomes a reality, it’s essential to carefully consider factors that go beyond aesthetics. We’re stoked to work with Northerners through their home-building adventure and love to see them dive into the freedom of a truly custom home.

Luxury Features

Building a custom home allows you to indulge in luxury features that align with your desires. Whether it’s a cozy fireplace to add warmth to your living space or a serene swimming pool for relaxation and recreation, prioritize the elements that contribute to your lifestyle and overall well-being.

Storage and Hobby Spaces

One of the advantages of building a custom home is the ability to design ample storage and dedicated spaces for hobbies or interests. Take stock of your storage requirements and consider incorporating built-in storage solutions throughout the house. If you have specific hobbies or activities, allocate space for a workshop, crafting room, or any other area that aligns with your passions.

Adapting to Special Needs

 If you have family members with special needs, incorporating a thoughtful floor plan is paramount. Consider the necessity for features such as ground-floor bedrooms, wheelchair or walker accessibility in bathrooms and kitchens, and other accommodations that enhance mobility and independence. Working closely with a designer or architect experienced in accessible design can make a significant difference in creating a home that is both functional and beautiful.

Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact

As sustainability becomes increasingly important, many homeowners are opting for features that save energy and minimize environmental impact. Discuss with your builder about incorporating energy-efficient appliances, solar panels, and smart home technologies. Additionally, consider ventilation systems that enhance indoor air quality, creating a healthier living environment for you and your family.

Future-Proofing Your Home

Think long-term when designing your custom home. Consider features that can adapt to changing needs and technological advancements. This might include wiring for home automation, incorporating green building materials, and ensuring the flexibility of spaces to accommodate future changes in your lifestyle.

Building to Fit In With The Neighbourhood

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The Gibson | Highlands, Edmonton

The Gibson is an open concept 3 bedroom home that provide ample space in each room with enough separation to not feel defined. The office facing the front provides natural but subtle privacy to the rest of the home having the dining room and kitchen central for entertaining and the living room off the rear connects the family to the rear yard. The thoughtfully designed open to below and stairs leading as a connector, allows a comfortable flow and connection between floors.

The Nihilo | Ritchie, Edmonton

The Nihilo was designed to remain well under the site coverage allowance to utilize several indoor/outdoor spaces, allowing for neighbours to maintain more privacy than traditional infills. Inside features an oversized gourmet kitchen, walk-in hidden pantry, custom record storage & plant wall, wood burning fireplace, west/south facing three-season alfresco, second floor balcony with gas firetable, 3 defined exterior spaces and triple car vaulted garage. 

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