Have you always dreamed of having your very own cottage? Don't put it off any longer. Here are some amazing custom cottage construction ideas to get your creativity going. If you are looking for a reliable builder in the Kawartha Lakes area you can trust to build your custom cottage, call Conlin Premier Construction. You can be confident that the professionals at Conlin will construct your cottage with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship possible. Contact the building specialists at Conlin today for a free consultation and get your new custom cottage construction started.



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1.Award Winning Custom Cottage Design - Ideal for Contemporary Traditionalists

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You can have a traditional "cottage" design with a more contemporary feeling - Image Source: Cedar Designs

This award winning design from Cedar Designs features a walk-out full basement, solarium, sunroom, large covered porch, 2 baths and 3 bedrooms including a massive master suite on the upper level. The style has a very traditional "cottage" feel to it combined with a modern, contemporary look. This custom cottage construction will give you that perfect vacation getaway with all of the comforts of home.

2.Hilltop Hideaway - Ideal for Nature Lovers

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Choose colours that blend with the natural landscape around your cottage - Image Source: DIY Network

There is something calming about a cottage that blends in naturally with its surroundings. This beautiful cabin from DIY Network is a great example of how your custom cottage construction can actually become one with its setting. The choice of a muted green exterior blends beautifully with the surrounding landscape and indigenous plants and rocks and the wraparound covered porch will give you a wonderful space to take in all of the beauty around you.

3.Fairy Tale Cottage - Ideal for Families with Children

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You'll enjoy feeling like a kid again in this fairy tale cottage for grown-ups - Image Source: Housekaboodle

This next cottage looks like it could have come from a fairy tale. If you would love a custom cottage that would help you forget the stress of adulthood and make you feel like a kid again, this is the design for you. The whimsical windowed turret is a great focal point for this design from Housekaboodle. The unique family room inside features a cool ceiling with suspended arched beams. This is truly a fantasy cottage that you will want to escape to as often as you can.

4.Small in Size, but Lots of Detail - Ideal for Couples

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You don't have to sacrifice on style in a smaller space - Image Source: HGTV

If you prefer to have a smaller cottage so you have less to maintain, you don't have to sacrifice a great look. This next cottage from HGTV is smaller in size but huge on details. You'll love the quaint curved door and look at the gorgeous vaulted ceiling with beautifully exposed dark wood beams. The extra height in this gorgeously decorated living room makes this smaller cottage seem much more spacious than it actually is. The kitchen also makes great use of its limited space with its open floor plan and eat-at bar to accommodate your holiday guests.

5.Cottage with a Modern Design - Ideal for Those Who Want to Be Different

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Modern designs also make great cottages - Image source: Drummond House Plans.

If a traditional rustic cottage design is not your cup of tea, then don't worry. There are plenty of great modern options that you can choose from instead, like this gorgeous design from Drummond House Plans. The clean lines and angular slopes of this custom cottage construction give it a very unique and pleasing appearance. The floor plan includes a huge entry hall and ample living spaces to accommodate your extended family and friends who come to visit. The oversized windows will allow for lots of natural light to warm your space during the winter months.

6.Go Big But Don't Go Home - Ideal for Those Who Love Company

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Who says that a cottage has to be small - Image Source: Stonewood

There's no rule that your cottage has to be small. In fact, you are free to choose whatever type of custom cottage construction that works best for you, your lifestyle, and your budget. If you want a luxury cottage by the lake that is big enough to host large get-togethers and lots of overnight guests, go for it! This amazing design from Stonewood could be the perfect cottage for you.

7.Let the Sun Shine In - Ideal for Sun Lovers

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Make the most of the sunshine at your cottage with a new sunroom - Image Source: Conlin Premier Construction.

One of the most enjoyable parts about cottage life is being able to enjoy as much sunshine as possible. A sunroom with large windows is the perfect spot to take in the warm and therapeutic rays. Not only will the oversized windows let the sunshine in, but they will also allow you to take in the beautiful scenery around you. This wonderful cottage addition design by Conlin Premier Construction is sure to please anyone who wants to make the most of the sun and scenery.

Choose Conlin for Your Custom Cottage Construction

Conlin Premier Construction has over 30 years of experience building custom homes, custom cottages, additions, and unique outbuildings in the Kawartha Lakes area. Only a local builder with a reputation for the highest standard of workmanship and a deep commitment to complete customer satisfaction can stay in business in the same area for 30 years. Our long history in business in the same community is a guarantee that you too will benefit from our expertise just like our previous customers have.

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Conlin Premier Construction: You Can Trust Us to Build You the Perfect Cottage

Conlin Premier Construction is a experienced builder that you can trust. For custom cottage construction as well as new home builds, renovations and additions, you can depend on Conlin. We have the expertise and the know-how to complete your project exactly to your specifications and with the high quality you want. Contact Conlin Premier Construction today to get your cottage started.

At Conlin, we do all of the work ourselves and we have our own sub-contractors who do the mechanical work. This means that we can be in charge of the quality control on every part of your home's construction, from start to finish. And we make sure that you are with us all through the process. Your complete satisfaction is our ultimate goal and that is why we prioritize excellent communication.

The following video will further explain why Conlin is the best for custom homes in Kawartha Lakes.



At Conlin Premier Construction, we have over 30 years of experience building custom homes, custom cottages, additions, and unique outbuildings with the highest standard of workmanship and all of our homes are backed by the Tarion New Home warranty. If you are looking for a premier builder in the Kawartha Lakes region that you can trust, talk to the professionals at Conlin and then contact us today for a no obligation quote.