Why is Custom Home Design-Build Better

Why is Custom Home Design-Build Better?

Deciding to build a custom home is a big decision, and you want to feel prepared with the right information about the process and what to expect. Here is something things you can expect from the custom home design-build process.

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What is the Custom Home Building Process?

Building a custom home begins with the pre-construction process. One of the very first important steps is finding the right home builder. Once you’ve potentially found the right home builder for your project you will want to start with these 3 key steps.

Finding Your Land or Lot 

You’ll need to select a suitable lot or piece of land for your custom home. If you already own your lot, then that’s great! If not, you can enlist a real estate agent to help you find that perfect piece of land. At Knowlton Custom Homes, we have a network of resources to help you find land that suits the type of home you are hoping to build.  

Designing Your Custom Home

When going to your initial design meeting, its ideal to have plenty of information, like style ideas, a list of your must-haves, and the space your family needs. This will help your designer create a design that meets your custom home needs. 


Finally, the last phase where your dream home becomes a reality! At Knowlton, we understand the importance of communication, you’ll be kept up to date on every schedule, the daily job log, and your construction budget during the construction phase.

What Do I Need To Know Before Designing My Custom Home?

Before approaching a home builder and designer, you’ll need to ask yourself a few important decisions about what your wants and needs are in a custom home. 

  • How many bedroom and bathrooms do we need for our family?
  • What would you like included in your master suite?
  • Do you need a laundry room, mudroom office, butler pantry?
  • What style of home would you like?
  • What are some of the things you love about your current home and some of the challenges?
  • What is your budget?
  • How many stories or levels?
  • Think about the future, will you family grow?
  • What are your needs vs wants?
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What is the Design-Build Process?

Design-Build is a streamlined process that’s more seamless and stress-free than the design-bid-build process. At Knowlton, we design and build your custom home to create a design that is both feasible and within your budget from the very beginning. The Design-build process is centred around collaboration and communication. Because you’re working with a team that has established professional relationships, you’ll be able to avoid the miscommunications that the design-bid-build process has.

Advantages Of The Custom Design-Build Process & Why Is It Right For You?

More Effective Communication

As mentioned before the communication with the design-build process, is simply just better. Because the design process happens with your home builder and designer in unison. Rather than before the home builder is involved, you design-build team works together. This reduces miscommunications about design or materials, ensuring your custom home stays on budget and is feasible.

Better Quality and on Budget

With the design-bid-build method, you’re more likely to run into lower bids that are unclear or incomplete, which will result in added cost down the line. The Design-Build method ensures your costs are all laid out in detail before the paperwork is signed. At Knowlton we are an open book builder, meaning you will see every invoice and subcontractors estimate, no hidden costs or fees. Which in the long run will mean you will have better quality.

Time Saver

With the design-build method, there is no excessive back and forth after your design has already been created. You also won’t have to navigate the bidding process.

How to Get Started with your custom home: Knowlton Concepts

At Knowlton Concepts we understand the importance of both your experience and quality of building your custom home. The process should be stress-free, and seamless. We prioritize building a strong relationship with every client, and understanding your family’s needs.

Contact Kelowna’s Premium custom home builder to schedule a consultation to learn more about our design-build here at Knowlton Concepts, to see if we’ll be a good fit for your project.