About

custom home mississaugua lakeDesign Alternatives is a complete cottage and home construction company located in beautiful Buckhorn Ontario. We specialize in building custom homes and cottages – from initial site planning and design through permits, approvals, construction, finishing and landscaping. Whether you’re looking to build a 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 helped clients build their dream homes and cottages throughout the Kawartha Lakes region including:   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…

The original company was established in Toronto over 35 years ago specializing in renovations and electrical contracting. The move to the Buckhorn area in 1988 brought further development into a growing, successful business focused on building custom homes and cottages.  In 2007  Greg Lawson took over as owner/operator. The original owner of the company continues to work with us today.  Design Alternatives custom homes has evolved and grown as a company with the benefit of many long term and experienced employees.  We have Ministry of Housing & Development accreditation for Custom Home Design (BCIN),  allowing us to better serve our customers from concept to completion.  This provides you with peace of mind and confidence that we will build your dream with a strong attention to detail and with the features you value most.  Our commitment to exceptional customer services has earned us many referrals of friends and family and we look forward to working with you!

“You will not find your home duplicated in the next bay. Every Design Alternatives home is unique and designed to consider its environment, and our clients’ needs.”
– Greg Lawson, president.