Custom Home Design Specialists in Salmon Arm

Choosing the Right Home Design
Choosing the right home design in Salmon Arm is the first step in bringing your dream home to life. Green Emerald Construction works with you to create site-specific design. This means all factors are taken into consideration, including materials, placement on the property, building codes and more. 


If you’re finding it difficult to perfectly visualize or verbalize your design ideas, fear not. Using careful consideration and direct consultation with you, our designers will help you come up with a home design for your Salmon Arm home that will combine together your unique lifestyle, personal tastes and budget requirements. We will then take that design and construct your dream home.

Our Home Design Process

To ensure you get a finalized design that you’re happy with, there are many steps and decisions involved in the design process. This process affects every aspect of your project, so it’s very important to take your time and come to good decisions. For our home design in Salmon Arm process, you will work with designers to come up with:

  1. Layout: First you will choose the exterior look and interior layout of your home. Most floorplans can be designed to match your desired exterior look, so don’t limit yourself at this stage. 
  2. Concept: Next, you will start developing preliminary plans for the floorplan, exterior elevations, etc. You must consider how your home will be placed on your property, which requires taking into consideration features and technical aspects of your property such as zoning, wells, septic field placement and more. 
  3. Blueprints: Your preliminary concept will be turned into blueprints. These will need to be accurate to your property and design so that a realistic budget can be developed. The blueprints will also be used to obtain necessary building permits. 
  4. Approval: Once your blueprints are finalized, you’ll want to immediately apply for permits. You have to wait for approval before construction can start, and this can be a lengthy process—getting building permits alone can take up to 6 weeks.

Using Appropriate Building Materials

Using appropriate building materials to implement your design is a very important step for creating a successful construction. There are a wide range of materials available for each element in your home, so we help you choose the most appropriate materials for your design. While choosing materials with your designer, you want to consider:

  • Performance: Built Green Canada standards ensure a high-performing, energy-efficient home
  • Quality: Energy-Efficient Structural Panels (EPS Foam-Filled) and Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) are used in most of the homes we build, as well as full basement under-slab insulation for permanent comfort and savings on your utility bill
  • Price: Competitive pricing to work within your budget
  • Value: Quality components ensure long-term, low-maintenance operating costs for your home
  • Warranty: 2/5/10-year warranty through Pacific Home Warranty

When building a custom home, many of the building materials will need to be ordered well before construction takes place. Thus, it’s very important to plan ahead, especially when using materials that need to be specially ordered or ones that may end up going out of stock.

Reasons to Work with a Professional Designer 

Determining how your two-dimensional design will look on your three-dimensional property can be difficult to comprehend, especially when you add in elements such as elevation and utilities. We have the skill and experience to help you make sure your floorplan will meet your needs, as well as building code requirements.


Your layout and preliminary concept need to include site-specific details about how your home will be built on your property, and your blueprints need to accurately reflect your concept and its ability to be executed efficiently in order to get approval. This process can be difficult on your own, but with the help of our designers, your new custom home in Salmon Arm will become a reality. Call Green Emerald Construction today to get started on your dream home design in Salmon Arm!

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