We are your cottage building experts! Since 1978, Design Alternatives has excelled at creating beautiful, functional homes and cottages throughout the Kawartha Lakes region. From Timber framed lakeside retreats to conventionally framed family cottages and custom homes, our team offer exceptional quality, attention to detail and friendly, helpful expertise. We’ve also designed and built wonderfully functional garages, workshops, bunkie’s and boathouses…throughout the Kawartha Lakes and Central Ontario region. Our staff call this region home and we’re proud to have worked on most of the lakes in the Peterborough/Kawartha region including Upper and Lower Buckhorn Lake, Chemong Lake, Big Bald lake, Little Bald Lake, Stoney Lake, Kasshabog Lake, Mississauga lake, Catchacoma Lake, Gold Lake, Pencil Lake, McGinness Lake, Beaver Lake and more!

When it comes to new cottage construction, careful consideration must be given as to the choice of materials. These choices often depend on factors such as:

  • Is the cottage to be seasonal or year-round use?
  • Will the cottage be heated during off seasons?
  • Is your lot ideally suited to a particular style of structure?
  • What limitations does the lot present for such factors as septic and well?
  • Do you have ant special landscaping requirements?

As a company that offers complete design to completion services, we’re experts at building cottages and custom homes throughout the Kawartha’s. Put our expertise to work for you!