Pros and Cons of Building a Custom Infill Home

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The Okanogan is rich with history and a lake lifestyle that brings in people from all over the world. The vast Monashee Mountain range creates the perfect backdrop for your custom infill home while contributing to a growing economy without creating more urban sprawl- a win, win. Choosing this method for your custom home build means you get a prime established location of your choice with all the luxury of a brand-new build. With all the latest material and process innovation, you can be where you want, living how you want. Here is our list of pros and cons to building a custom infill.

Infill construction is a development method that revitalizes older communities, or unused land. It is the best way to achieve your custom home dreams without compromising on a prime location as they are most often built on inner city lots that have old buildings needing to be torn down. Before partnering with a custom infill builder, it is important to consider the pro’s and con’s of this popular development method.


Pros of Building an Infill Home


Environmentally Friendly: By using existing land and reducing urban sprawl, a custom infill home build is good for the environment. Less land development means you play a part in preserving the beauty of the Okanogan. Furthermore, you also get the opportunity to take advantage of advances in eco-friendly construction and more efficient features such as a Net Zero eco-friendly construction methods and materials for your future abode.

Desirable Location: Most infill builds happen in sought after, centrally located urban areas. These areas already have established infrastructure and amenities in place. Expect to have a larger lot with mature trees and a location that can’t be beat.

Return on Investment: Infills typically have a higher ROI than a home build in a new area where the homes are mostly uniform. Building a custom infill home in a desirable central area will always pay dividends in the long run.


Cons of Building an Infill Home


Location History: It is imperative that you and your custom infill builder do the due diligence to ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of the area you are building in. Has the area been flooded in the past? Are there issues with the soil? An experienced full service home builder will be able to take you through lot aquisition and site preperation right through to posession and beyond.

Accessibility: Some older communities have narrower streets, difficult to access lots and less options for parking. It is important to consider accessibility for the various trades, equipment and materials required to build the home.

Building a custom infill home is the best way to achieve all of your custom home design goals without compromising on a prime location within a bustling urban setting. Partnering with an established custom infill home builder like FLR Custom Homes Kelowna, means that your dreams can come to fruition backed by second to none experience and innovation. Contact their team for an infill home consultation by calling 778-721-5791 or filling out the website form below.

Infill Home FAQ's

A consultation with FLR Custom Homes Kelowna will take the guesswork out of your options when it comes to where you can build your custom infill home. Reaching out to your local municipality for information on RU7 zoning is another way to determine where you can start looking.

If you choose to purchase a lot with an existing structure on it, you will need to include the cost of demolition in your plans -this may be part of the purchase negotiation process. Other things to consider are additional earth work and potential issues with the soil. Book a consultation to learn more about these costs when purchasing a lot for an infill home.


No. All homes have a significant amount of site prep and design and planning that need to happen before breaking ground. Whether you choose to build an infill, or a custom home, be sure you partner with a reputable full service home builder like FLR Custom Homes Kelowna.


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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