Custom Homes Kawartha Lakes: Enjoy the Benefits in 6 Easy Steps

Custom Homes Kawartha Lakes: Imagine having your very own custom home designed and built especially for you. The process is easier than you think. Find out how you can be the proud owner of a stunning custom home in Kawartha Lakes. If you are looking for a trusted builder to partner with in the Kawartha Lakes region, contact Conlin Premier Construction today.

Benefits of Building a Custom Home in Kawartha Lakes

Kawartha Lakes is conveniently located just 90 minutes northeast of Toronto in Central Ontario and includes a variety of charming communities. Kawartha Lakes is legally designated as a single-tier city, but it is actually mostly rural and it is the size of an Ontario county. Its population is about 75,000 and it takes in some of the most stunningly beautiful areas such as Stony Lake and Cathchacoma. Building your dream home or cottage in Kawartha Lakes has many benefits including:

  • Stress free, slower paced lifestyle
  • Breathtaking scenery to enjoy right in your backyard
  • Lower priced lots so you can put the money you saved into making your dream home with the exact features you've always wanted.
  • Larger lots so that you can enjoy the privacy that country living affords over city life.
  • A relatively close drive to the Greater Toronto Area for easy commuting
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Attribution for this photo: By P199[CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], from Wikimedia Commons

Easy Steps to Building Your Perfect Custom Home

If you have always dreamed about building your perfect home, but thought that the process might be too overwhelming and too time consuming, think again. You really just need to get the right help and the process can be rather enjoyable! The following will give you a better idea about the steps involved in getting the home you have always wanted.

Step 1: Choose the Right Builder

Choosing the right builder to help you through the process of building your custom home is the most important step in the entire process. You need to choose a builder who will work with you and assist you from the start and at every point along the way. Do your research ahead of time and find out important information like:

  • How many years of experience do they have?
  • Do they use high quality, premium materials?
  • Do they build Energy Star homes?
  • Do they back their homes with a new home warranty?
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You should find out if your builder will be using the highest quality materials

Step 2: Share Your Vision and Get an Initial Overall Assessment

You should meet with your chosen builder to share your vision of your new home so that they can get a very clear understanding of what you are looking for. They can then use this information to come up with an overall project assessment. During this meeting you should let your builder know the following so that they can give you the most accurate estimate possible:

  • A design that you have in mind
  • Anticipated budget
  • Whether you already own or are searching for a lot
  • Whether you will be building on a rural or municipal lot
  • The types of interior and exterior finishes you want
  • The features you must have included in the design
  • The features that are part of your "wish list" - those that would be nice to have if they can fit in with your budget
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Your builder should work with you to help you choose the perfect design

Step 3: Decide on the Final Design and Get Blueprints

Once you are satisfied with the proposed budget and the overall process, your builder should work with you to create a layout for your new home that you will be happy with and that meets your exact specifications. Once your layout is finalized, your builder should contact and consult with an experienced architect to put together the blueprints required for your project.

Step 4: Obtain All the Necessary Permits & Applications

Your builder should work with you to obtain all of the necessary permits and they should also arrange for all the required inspections to be completed throughout the building process.

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Your site needs to be prepared with the proper drainage

Step 5: Preparing the Site and the Construction of Your New Home

Your builder will prepare the site of your new home by making sure that there is proper drainage. The excavation and construction process can begin once this is complete. Make sure that your builder is prepared to communicate with you throughout the entire construction process; you should always be made aware of what is happening through each step of the project. When the construction is complete, you should be given a final walk through of your new home to make sure that you are completely satisfied.

Step 6: Service After Construction Is Completed

All new construction homes are required to have a new home warranty according to the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act. This assurance can give you peace of mind. If for any reason an issue arises once you have taken possession of your home, contact your builder to get it resolved.

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Choose Conlin Premier Construction for the best custom built homes

Why Conlin is the Best Custom Homes Kawartha Lakes Builder

If you are looking for the best custom home builder in the Kawartha region, one that you can trust to build you the best home possible, contact Conlin Premier Construction.

We Have Extensive Experience: 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.

We Will Listen to You: At Conlin Premier Construction, we understand that this is your home and we want to do everything we can to make sure that you get it built exactly how you want it. That is why we will listen to all of your ideas and discuss everything with you including layout, materials, colors, and features.

We Use Only the Highest Quality Premium Materials: Our team of expert builders uses only the highest quality premium materials available for all of our custom crafted structures.

Energy Star: All of our beautifully constructed homes and cottages are high efficiency Energy Star rated for your added comfort and great energy savings.

New Home Warranty: All Conlin Premier Construction homes are all backed by a Tarion New Home warranty as required by the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act.

The new home warranty covers the following items:

  • Protection for any deposits you have made
  • Protection against any financial loss for contract homes that you may incur. This means that the money you pay your builder under the construction contract will be protected if the builder does not perform the contract. The insurance will cover the difference between the value of the work and materials supplied by the builder and the amount you paid the builder up to $40,000.
  • Compensation if there is a delay in closing or the occupancy of your new home
  • Protection against substitutions that you haven't authorized
  • One and two year warranties for certain defects in workmanship and materials used
  • A seven year warranty for any major structural defects to your home
  • Coverage for​ the common or shared areas of condominium buildings, also known as the condominium comm​on elements

To learn more about the Tarion New Home Warranty, click here.

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