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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! […]

Your Dream of Living the Cottage Life Starts Here!

sunroom lake view

Building your own cottage is something that many people have spent a lifetime dreaming about – what it will look like, what it will feel like when you’re there, you’ve likely even imagined the sounds of nature, and the warmth of the sun in your lawn chair watching kids play in the water.


However, achieving this dream, can be quite an undertaking. Where should you look for property? How will you come up with that perfect design? And how will you take that design from a […]

Time Expectations in the Building Process

Many people don’t know what to expect for timelines when they are beginning to build their dream home or cottage. There is a wide range of variables that contribute to how long a build takes. Size and complexity are the two biggest factors.

Generally speaking, most custom builds will fall somewhere in between 6 months and a year. Some projects can be done in less than 6 months. While the more complex projects can stretch beyond a year. But when you are starting to estimate times, using 6-12 months is a good […]

Choosing the Right Exterior For Your New Home

The curb appeal and exterior finishes are a very important consideration in creating your home plan. After all, the front of your home, or cottage, is the first thing you see when you drive up. It will be the first impression for anyone that comes to your home, and its importance can’t be emphasized enough.

Often getting some different rooflines and being creative with the exterior finishes can make a massive difference on the curb appeal of your home.


Different Ways To Boost Curb Appeal


The Process of Building a Timber Frame Home

Pine Creek Homes Modern House With Dark Stained Timbers

Timber frame construction (also known as post and beam) is a very popular option for cottages or homes being built in the country. The warmth of wood definitely adds a great deal to the look and feel of a cabin or home. Open space, high ceilings and large wood beams all go hand in hand with a warm inviting space.


Although timber frame homes, or cottages, are generally seen as being very rustic, there are also many options for using timbers to create a […]