Three men discussing blueprints

Design Alternatives specializes in building custom homes and cottages throughout the Kawartha’s. Whether you’re looking to build that Kawartha Lakes Timber Framed dream cottage, a functional new boathouse or garage, or a custom Log Home on your country property, we’re your one stop solution.

Since 1978, we’ve been building beautiful Homes and Cottages throughout the Kawartha Lakes region including such Lakes as Mississauga Lake, Catchacoma Lake, Gold lake, Pencil Lake, McGinness Lake, Beaver Lake, Buckhorn Lake, Big Bald and Little Bald Lakes, Stoney Lake, Kasshabog Lake, Chemong Lake, and many more…

We pride ourselves on providing cottagers and home owners with complete building services – from initial consultation, building design, permit assistance to full build and construction services including final landscaping. We’ve worked hard to earn our reputation for un-paralled quality, craftsmanship and attention to customer service. Our team excel at conventional famed cottages and homes also that feature Timber-framed accents, allowing you the look and feel of Timber framed buildings at affordable prices and superior insulation ratings.

With over 35 years of experience, Design Alternatives understands that attention to detail is everything and that there is simply no substitute for responsive customer service. We listen. We care. And we wouldn’t have survived all this time without ensuring that we deliver our promises on time and on budget. From footings to finishing’s, our consultative approach ensures our clients are well informed every step along the way, and that their new cottage or home will be cherished for years to follow. Loyalty speaks volumes and we’re pleased to share that 25% of our business each year is from past clients, who look to Design Alternatives for dependable, honest service…again and again.

Design Alternatives is a fully insured Tarion registered builder.