The Design Builder Process

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Are you currently dreaming of how you would build and design your house if you were in control? Would you go for a modern, contemporary style with lots of glass and open spaces to complement the Okanagan landscape? Or would you prefer something more traditional with warm colors and classic materials? No matter what your preference is, the design-build process gives you complete control over your house. The trick is selecting the right Design Builder from the ever growing list of home builders in the Okanagan.

What is the design-build process?

Design-Builders can be thought of as the next level of home builders. It is an integrated approach to housebuilding, combining the design phase and the construction phase into one streamlined process. We work closely with you to ensure that your dream home is built exactly as you envisioned it.

At LUX Homes when we imagine the spaces that people live in, we always begin with how they live. We look at their everyday routines, what they love to do, and the things that give them the most joy when they are at home. We look at the vision for how that space can tell the story of someone’s life and we do this through our 6-step process. Here’s how it works to create the custom home you have always dreamt of:


It all starts with a call. During this free informational introduction, the LUX Homes team will provide assistance in clarifying the details of your project and enhance your initial design idea to start your custom build or renovation on the right path.


The design-build team will work with the Homeowners under a single contract in this stage to provide design and construction services – ensuring a unified flow of work from initial concept through completion. Details like floorplans, colour palettes, surfaces, and fixtures all come into play during this step. During the design process, we put pen to paper and start drawing the specific details for your design. We’ll take the time to understand your design ideas – Whether it’s modern to transitional to traditional – and offer advice from our years of building experience to enhance them. Once you are confident of your design aesthetics, LUX Homes works closely with engineering professionals to assess the building site and begin the engineering details of the build or renovation.

Budgets and Schedules

Our name is trusted amongst our trade partners in the community allowing for exceptional working relationships. During this phase we work with them to receive detailed quotes and timelines on building materials, ensuring a seamless process. This allows us to provide you with a detailed contract outlining exact prices and timelines, so you are never left guessing, and know exactly what you are paying for, and when.

Project Management

Through our project management platform our Homeowners have access 24/7 to the status of their home and a direct line to our team – with the touch of a button. This advanced platform allows you to receive updates on progress and upcoming work, ask questions and receive same-day answers, along with much more.


During this phase our Homeowners can sit back and enjoy watching their dream home come to life before their eyes. Site work begins with water, gas, sewer, drainage, and waterproofing. The team then moves to the foundation and framing installing plumbing, electrical, and HVAC once the framing is complete. The exterior is completed first with siding, roofing, and installations of windows and doors before moving inside to complete drywall and interior finishes.


Our last step of the Design-Build process before handing over the keys, is the final walk-through, where we carefully go through every aspect with a fine-tooth comb ensuring that your vision has become a reality. The LUX team will walk through how the systems for HVAC and appliances work and explain the warranty binder.

We have several Design Build plans available for download for FREE. Make sure you check that out. If you are curious about the design-build process, feel free to contact us!

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