Considerations For Planning Your Kelowna Custom Home

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Considerations For Planning Your Kelowna Custom Home

Although any builder worth their weight will have an experienced and knowledgeable team to guide your design, planning and selections, it's still important to have a good idea of what is, and is not, important to you when building your new dream home. Whether it is an inner city infill, a stunning lakeside oasis, or a sprawling estate home on an acreage, this article will help you prepare before you reach out to your Okanagan custom home builder.


Location, Location, Location! Although a full-service home builder will be more than happy to help you choose the perfect lot for you and your family, it's helpful to have an idea of where you want to live before moving into the home design and planning process. There are many options in Kelowna and surrounding areas that would be the prefect starting point for building your new home:

  • Downtown Kelowna offers uncountable opportunities to tear down and put up an infill home with a carriage house, or a multi-unit development. Both options give you the ability to live an inner city lifestyle, all while creating extra income from rental units.
  • Lower Mission and Glenmore are incredible areas that offer great lots, estabilished neighbourhoods and mature trees. Choose where you want to tear down and build, or do a full home renovation and addition.
  • The Okanagan communities of Summerland, Lake Country and Peachland are also highly sought after areas to build a stunning lakeview custom home.

Build For What Matters Most. Unless you are one of the lucky ones who can build with a near unlimited budget, most of us need to plan our custom home with some give and take. With that being said, choosing the most important parts of your home will allow you, and anyone else invested in your home build, to plan the home with those in mind. For example, if you are a heavy duty mechanic and having a large shop with 12 ft high ceilings is a must for you, that will have an impact on your budget and lot selection. If love outdoor entertaining and your dream home needs a large patio and outdoor cooking area, then this will have to have some dollars allocated to it also. When you connect with your Kelowna Custom Home Builder, it's good to know what matters to you when moving through the initial consultations.

Get to Know Your Team. When moving through the design and planning phase, one of the biggest benefits of a design-build home builder is that the entire process from start to finish is with one synergistic team. That way, every discussion from start to finish regarding design, influences, wants, needs, dislikes, and everything in between happens together. That way no important detail gets lost in translation as you move from consultation, estimating, design and planning, construction and warranty. Every step of planning and building your custom home should be smooth and stress free, and as you work with the team, they will get to know you and what's important to you very well.

Think About the Ins AND the Outs. Sure many people spend time looking at Pinterest and Houzz for interior designs they like, but not enough think about what they want the exterior of the home to look like. Although the best design-build home builders will give you renderings and exterior elevations so you will be able to visualize exactly what they will be building for you, it is very helpful to have an idea if you want a contemporary or craftsman look.

FLR Custom Homes is your trusted and experienced custom home builder in Kelowna. Their team will guide you through a full-service building experience, taking on your project seamlessly from start to finish. From the first consultations, you will see how FLR Custom Homes is changing the home building game. Learn more about Phase 1 & 2 here (design/planning) and contact their team for a consultation to create your perfect space.

Live The Okanagan Dream

Life in the Okanagan means idyllic lakes, lush orchards, stunning views, endless skies, and the opportunity to live your best life. If you are ready to build the home of your dreams amid the abundant beauty that can be found here, connect with FLR Custom Homes today. Share your vision for your perfect home and together let’s make it happen.

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