Custom Homes


A custom home is a joy to own; it provides the opportunity to tailor your living requirements to your own style. From floor plan layout, exterior style and finishing to custom kitchen and bath design, flooring choices, trim and window treatment, and more! Building a custom home presents a magnitude of choices which can be confusing and complicated. Let our teams practical experience help guide you as over the years, we’ve built many custom homes and worked with many home owners.

When considering your overall custom home style, often clients are looking for the rustic charm of a Post and Beam home but with the maintenance and cost benefits of a Traditional Framed Home. We’d be happy to discuss how perhaps adding some Timber framing accent can provide the best of both worlds.

Our design to completion services can really make the difference when considering a custom home – having an experienced builder providing you design alternatives can paly a huge role in how your home functions for years to come. Often, there are practical design decisions that only an experienced builder can assist with, and yet, these factors can dramatically affect pricing, maintenance requirements and general ‘usability’. Since 1978, Design Alternatives has been a leader in custom home building throughout the Peterborough and Kawartha region, and we’re ready to roll up our sleeves to work with you.