IMG_0503We 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 offers exceptional quality, attention to detail and friendly, helpful expertise.

When it comes to new cottage construction, careful consideration must be given to many things.  These choices often depend on factors such as:

  • Is the cottage to be seasonal or year-round use?
  • Is the lot suited to a particular style or structure and how does it best fit into the surroundings?
  • Are there any lot limitations for septic and well?
  • Are there any special landscaping requirements?

As a company that offers full design to completion services, we’re experts at building cottages and custom homes throughout the Kawarthas.  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, Mississaugua lake, Catchacoma Lake, Gold Lake, Pencil Lake, McGinness Lake, Beaver Lake and more.  Put our expertise to work for you!