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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Custom Home or Cottage?

The first question we often get at Pine Creek is “How much will it cost to build my dream home (cottage)?” This is a very common question from new customers and unfortunately it does not come with a simple answer.  There is no standard formula because custom homes and cottages vary greatly in terms of size, configuration, finishes, etc… If you were to go to purchase a car, each one on the lot would have a different price based on the size, gas mileage, trim package… I can bet you would find a significant price range between models! […]

The Steps to Creating a Beautiful Floor Plan

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As mentioned in a previous post, the lot is one of the most important factors in starting your floor plan. Drawing up a floor plan will depend on many factors that won’t be known until you have selected a lot.

Qualities like: sunrise and sunset, the footprint of the lot, trees, and other variables, all play a role in the floor plan of your dream home. 

Assuming you now have the lot and have taken these variables into consideration, here are the next steps to creating a great […]

Should You Hire an Interior Designer?


Many people struggle with the idea of hiring an interior designer. Most design-build firms (a.k.a. home builder) will have someone on staff. This person can help walk you through all of the decisions that need to be made in the course of building your dream home or cottage.

In addition to a designer, builders will generally have specific people they work with at different companies so that you can meet with them to make decisions on each aspect of your home (e.g. flooring, lighting, cabinetry, plumbing fixtures,  etc… ).