- discerning & clarifying design priorities
- recognizing hidden opportunities
- eliminating unnecessary costs
OUR DESIGN SERVICE - CUSTOM HOME DESIGNERS
Our custom home design service will deliver a unique architectural design that is specifically suited to your lifestyle & property location in Muskoka.
The focus of our design approach is to facilitate a comfortable lifestyle in meaningful relationship to Muskoka's beautiful natural environment.
You can contract with Classic Muskoka Homes to build your custom home upon conclusion of our design process. You are also free to hire a third-party builder, if you prefer.
We have worked in trusted partnership with Muskoka property owners who lived outside Canada during the design phase of our work on their custom home. We are fortunate to be able to share the positive experiences of these and other satisfied customers with prospective clients.
We deliver quality and value by:
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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STYLES FOR CUSTOM HOMES
We are interested in the beauty, comfort and panoramic views offered by custom home designs in these popular architectural styles:
- Modern Pavilion Home Design
(concrete, steel, glass, luxury finishes & fixtures)
- Timber Frame Home Design
(views, massive timbers & exposed joinery)
- Traditional Muskoka Cottage Architecture
(wood, stone & waterfront views)
- Transitional & Farmhouse Home Design
(traditional geometry, modern glazing & finishes)
- Mountain-style House Architecture
(lofty wood ceilings, heavy timber & stone)
- Passive House Architecture
(passive heating/cooling, energy-efficient)
We offer comprehensive architectural design services to property owners who plan to build their dream home in Muskoka, including: project budget, site plan, home design & building permit application.
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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FOR CUSTOM HOMES IN MUSKOKA
We have training, qualification, and experience in integrating a comprehensive array of design services for your custom home building project in Muskoka.
Our custom home design service includes:
- property survey & topographic mapping
- site assessment & planning review
- existing building assessment, for renovations
- architectural home design
- plumbing design
- heating, ventilation & air-conditioning design
- budgeting & construction cost estimating
- building permit application administration
We are committed to focused design efforts resulting in high-quality, creative and valuable solutions to your building project's challenges.
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OUR EXPERIENCE - MUSKOKA HOME DESIGNERS
We have more than 10 years of experience in architectural design for homes and cottages in Muskoka.
Our custom home designs & construction drawings will consider and incorporate:
- creative building geometry taking advantage of site features
- site-appropriate design for views & indoor-outdoor connection
- large high-quality windows to capture views
- interior space-planning for room adjacency & furniture
- comfortable room sizes, door widths & circulation spaces
- kitchen & bathroom design with cabinet elevations
- lighting & switching electrical plan
- timber frame, structural steel & reinforced concrete elements by Professional Engineer
WHAT WE WILL DELIVER FOR YOUR MUSKOKA HOME DESIGN
Our design process will reveal optimized building geometry to accommodate location-specific climatic conditions.
Our design will consider the topography of the building site and will eliminate unnecessary cost and damage to the natural context that may occur during drilling, blasting & excavating the Canadian Shield bedrock subgrade common to most Muskoka building sites.
Our construction drawings will be fully-detailed to ensure that structural connections, weather-proofing & waterproofing details are clearly articulated.
Drawings will include window, door, finish, fixture, appliance & equipment schedules.
Mandatory construction tolerances will be stated clearly on our drawings to ensure a high quality of finished construction for your custom home.
Interior Design consultation can be included to coordinate materials, finishes, fixtures, appliances, and furnishings for a polished & functional home interior.
For renovation projects, we can perform colour-matching of proposed finishes to existing finishes for a consistent & professional look.
MUSKOKA HOME BUILDERS
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SCHEDULE & PROCESS - MUSKOKA HOME DESIGNS
The design-phase schedule for your custom home will depend on the home's size, structural complexity, the number of design revision cycles that we work through with you, and on the standard of construction quality to be required by the construction drawings.
Our home design service usually requires between 3 months and 6 months to move from preliminary design presentations through the design-revision cycle and on to finalized construction drawings.
We can deliver drawing sets to you for building permit application, or we can make the building permit application on your behalf. Let us know what you prefer.
We can coordinate our design work with the services of a planner (planning consultant) who will manage zoning variance applications and site-plan control agreements on your behalf.
HOME DESIGN PROCESS
Learn about the phases of custom home design. Review our Home Design Process leaflet.PROCESS