Custom Homes

Custom Homes in Vancouver

Imagine a home that’s more than just an average structure- Major Homes Ltd. goes well beyond building conventional houses. Our custom home builders undergo a construction process where every detail is purposefully considered. The result? A home that meets your functional needs and mirrors your unique personality and aspirations.

Building a custom home means you get to decide everything, from the floor to the roof. But with so many choices, it can be both exciting, and overwhelming. Should you have wood floors in the kitchen? Do you need a bathtub, shower or both? What if something you like isn’t great for resale?

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Let’s start exploring the construction phase for your custom home in Vancouver

Kitchens

Cabinets

  • Choose a sleek, modern, or cozy shaker style.
  • Materials like solid wood, engineered wood, laminate, or metal.
  • Glass-front or to-the-ceiling cabinets for a striking look.

Kitchen Islands

  • Now essential for extra space and storage.
  • Great for a second sink or a mini-fridge.
  • Perfect homework spot for the kids.

Countertops

  • Granite or trendy quartz for a high-end feel.
  • Laminate, butcher block, stainless steel, soapstone, and more.

Backsplashes

  • Decorative and practical wall coverings.
  • Easy-to-clean materials for busy cooks.
  • Subway tiles or accent metals for style.

Kitchen Flooring

  • Beyond ceramic tile and vinyl.
  • Wood-inspired looks with less risk.
  • Explore new materials for a fresh feel.

Kitchen Lighting

  • Mix recessed pendant, wall-mounted, and under-counter lights.
  • Create ambient and task-focused lighting.

Appliances

  • Built into cabinetry for a seamless look.
  • Ovens and cooktops don’t have to be neighbours.
  • Consider a mini-fridge on your kitchen island.

Bathrooms

Here are some simple tips for each bathroom, especially the primary bath:

Bathroom Floors

  • Choose vinyl or ceramic tile for durability.
  • Luxury vinyl tile or laminate for a wood-inspired look.
  • Avoid solid hardwood and engineered flooring due to water risk.

Bathtubs, Showers, and Hot Tubs

  • Consider skipping the bathtub for space and safety.
  • Separate the shower and tub or replace the tub with a hot tub.
  • Detachable shower head for easy cleaning.

Bathroom Walls

  • Use semi-gloss paint for walls prone to splashing.
  • Ceramic tile or cost-effective sheet vinyl options.
  • Marble for an elegant touch in upscale designs.

Bathroom Vanities and Countertops

  • Similar choices as in the kitchen.
  • Consider storage needs for cabinets and drawers.
  • Choose easy-to-clean, non-porous countertop material.

Toilets, Bidets & Urinals

  • Think about privacy when placing toilets.
  • High-tech toilets for water conservation or comfort.
  • Some toilets have bidet-like features.
  • Urinals can be installed in homes for convenience.

Flooring

Check out this flooring guide:

Wood and Wood-like Plank Flooring

  • Solid hardwood is a top choice for its appeal.
  • Consider if you plan to sell your home soon.
  • Explore quality alternatives for specific situations.

Stone and Ceramic Tile

  • Stone tiles are ground-carved; ceramics are fired clay.
  • Porcelain is a durable ceramic option.
  • Quarry tiles are more brick-like, fired at higher temps.

Vinyl and Linoleum

  • Economical choices for moisture-prone areas.
  • Consider resale value based on home value.

Carpeting

  • Decide which rooms need carpeting.
  • Some families skip wall-to-wall carpeting.
  • Common in bedrooms, especially kids’ rooms.

Aside from the mentioned custom home specifics, you can also explore other options for:

  • Lighting,
  • Outdoor Living
  • Exteriors
  • Doors
  • Roofing
  • Windows
  • Basements

Custom Home Building Process

Permitting

Navigating individually the complex world of permits and regulations is crucial in Vancouver’s dynamic real estate landscape. Our team streamlines the permitting process, ensuring compliance with local building codes and regulations.

  • Permit Acquisition: Facilitate the acquisition of necessary permits for construction.
  • Code Compliance: Ensure your custom home meets all local building codes and regulations.
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Consultation & Design

Start your custom home journey with our expert consultation and design services. Through initial meetings, design planning, and visualization techniques, we transform your ideas into a comprehensive design blueprint.

  • Initial Meetings: Personalized consultations to understand your preferences and requirements.
  • Design Planning and Visualization: Utilize cutting-edge technology to bring your ideas to life with complete 3D rendering and virtual walkthroughs.
  • Site Selection: Assist in choosing the perfect location that aligns with your lifestyle and preferences.

Construction Process

Witness your dream home materialize through a meticulous construction process where quality and precision are at the forefront. We create award-winning custom homes with this process:

  • Foundation: Lay the groundwork for a solid and durable structure.
  • Frame Construction: Assemble the skeleton of your home with precision.
  • Mechanical Systems Installation: Incorporate state-of-the-art HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.
  • Exterior Finishing: From roofing to siding, ensure your home is weather-resistant and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Interior Construction: Transform the interior space according to the approved design.
  • Final Inspections: Ensure every aspect meets the highest standards before handing the keys.
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Interior Design

Our interior design solutions at Vancouver Custom Homes encompass a wide range of services to make your home uniquely yours.

  • Space Planning: Optimize every inch of your home for functionality and aesthetics.
  • Color and Material Selection: Choose from a curated palette of colours and materials that resonate with your style.

Material and Finish Selection

Select from premium materials and finishes for luxury custom homes.

  • Flooring: Choose from hardwood, tiles, or other options that suit your lifestyle.
  • Cabinetry and Countertops: Customize your kitchen and bathrooms with high-quality materials.
  • Lighting: Illuminate your space with carefully selected fixtures that complement your design.
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Smart Home Integration

Embrace the future with smart home solutions that enhance convenience, security, and energy efficiency.

  • Home Automation: Control lighting, security, and climate with the touch of a button.
  • Energy Management: Optimize energy consumption with smart thermostats and lighting.

Start Your Next Project With Custom Home Builders

Are you ready to turn your custom home dreams into reality? Call our team today to build custom homes in British Columbia, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver. We will provide a personalized consultation and take the first step toward building your custom home.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Custom Builders Charge?

Custom builders use a “fixed-price” contract when building your dream home. Builder plans every detail and gets bids in advance. They provide a ‘final’ cost, including the builder fee.

Your Responsibility:

  • Pay for the costs involved, like upgrades, change orders, and allowance overages.

Builder’s Responsibility:

  • Covers mistakes and price increases during construction.

What Mistakes Should I Avoid When Buying a House & Land Package?

Purchasing a house and land package is exciting, but watch out for these common pitfalls:

Underestimating Costs

  • Some companies may not reveal all building costs upfront.
  • Trust builders with transparency, outlining all expenses before construction begins.

Not Shopping Around

  • Don’t settle for the first company you find.
  • Find the right fit by exploring multiple options.

Overspending on Fit-Out

  • Choosing fixtures is enjoyable but can lead to overspending.
  • Ensure fittings align with your budget and property goals.