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WHO WE ARE
We build spectacular homes. Our 35 years of experience results in cost savings to you without sacrificing quality. We are on time and on budget. We will be here tomorrow. Superior craftsmanship, attention-to-detail, and an intense focus on your satisfaction are hallmarks of our work. Choose Solaris Custom Homes and create your dreams today.
TOP 10 LIST IN PLANNING YOUR DREAM HOME
Do your research...
My favourite websites and apps are Houzz and Pinterest. Both of these programs have 1000s of beautiful homes that you can store in your own file whether it is a bathroom tile, size of fireplace or the type of chandelier you want for your dining room. Similarly, cut out pictures from magazines and keep them in a binder under headings such as living space, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, etc…
Look to the future...
When considering the needs of your family, remember to look to the future. The needs of your children or spouse will change with time. Schools, yards, playgrounds, shopping, proximity to employment are all considerations here. Also, with toddlers, you require a playroom near the great room to keep a close eye on them but as they get older a separate space like a recreation room allows a quieter space for Mom and Dad. If you choose a location because of a grade school but the middle school or high school is far away or poorly ranked, you may regret your decision.
Floor plan and flow...
Flow is the way that we move in and out of spaces within our home. Imagine yourself moving around the kitchen, how the kids will play inside and outside and how separation may create privacy. If you have a home business, what is the flow of your clients and the separation from the rest of the house.
This requires some imagination but is well worth it. Floor plan magazines are a great reference here. Cutouts from these magazines should be collected in your binder. If you see something you love, cut it out and keep it in a folder so that you can share with your designer exactly what you are visualizing. Your chances of getting what you want are much better if you can help your designer and builder visualize with you.
We hope that you will choose Solaris but we recommend that you interview several builders, check the Better Business Bureau for reports and ask friends for referrals. Visit the builder websites and determine whether the style and quality of homes matches your taste and budget. Discuss your budget and time frame for building. Confirm that they have a warranty program, membership to the local builder’s association and insurance including WorkSafe BC.
It's better to measure twice and cut once...
A carpenter once said that ‘It’s better to measure twice and cut once’. After your project starts, changing your mind generally means increased costs. Proper planning and research will enable you to enjoy the magic that happens when your visions become reality.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS THINK
I had the pleasure of working with Ross when ATCO Structures was awarded the contract to provide the Yukon Government with the modular component of two large apartment buildings for the Athlete’s Village Project in the 2007 Canada Winter Games. The project schedule and budget were always a consideration. I found Ross to be a team player with a true commitment to produce quality work.
I am delighted to recommend Ross for future projects and would be happy to share our experience working with him on the 2007 Athlete’s Village Project.
Mary van den Reich
By the end of our initial meeting with Ross, we knew he was the right choice. He worked closely with us and the design team to achieve our dream house within our budget. Ross communicated with us daily, updating us on the progress and upcoming scheduling.
His expertise was instrumental in making the right decision with the best results.
We were extremely pleased with his commitment from the design stage through final completion. If you value integrity, openness, quality and unwavering commitment to creating your vision within budget, we highly recommend Solaris as your builder of choice
Ron & Judy Brown, Naramata, BC
Ross is one of the most skilled, honest and personable contractors that I have had the pleasure of working with. His ability to transform unique and complex architectural ideas into quality, timely and cost effective realities is unparalleled.
Our hillside lot created challenges and it was crucial to have someone with experience. His innovative ideas resolved a few challenges and helped create our unique design.
We found Ross to be reliable, organized, insightful and a person of outstanding personal integrity. We also appreciated that he gave us regular progress reports and updates on costs.
We are confident that you will have a great building experience with Ross and his team. We highly recommend Solaris and will definitely use them to build our next home!
Steve Creamer, Naramata, BC
#104, 2504 Skaha Lake Road
Penticton, BC V2A 6G1
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