Benefits of a Custom Design Renovation

There are times when the entire house just isn’t in the state you want, and you’re faced with the option of selling, living in a home that feels outdated, or dealing with a space that doesn't suit your family's needs anymore. The fact of the matter is you can choose to deal with it as it is, or you can consider a Custom Home Retrofit with FLR, also known as a full home custom design renovation, to put your home back in shape, and even increase its market value.

As full-service builders we have completed our fair share of full home custom remodels in Calgary and have witnessed the positive results it brings to their owners.

Why Complete a Custom Home Remodel


As time goes on we grow and so do our families. You may find that your home that was once a perfect fit is looking a little snug, disorganized and out of date. When this happens and you are deciding if it is time to move, or not, studies show that most Canadians prefer a full home renovation to the option of selling. The reasons behind this statistic are numerous. Some reasons are:

  • Your Home has Sentimental Value. For many obvious reasons people choose to stay in their home because they are attached to the home. Such sentiment may include some memories made in the home, the pride of purchasing the home, and/or time spent there with loved ones.
  • You Love Your NeighbourhoodLeaving your present life behind to relocate somewhere else can also discourage you from selling a home. Your kids may not want to change schools and you love it's location now that the neighbourhood is established.
  • Your Home Has Great Bones. Some homes just have all the right features, but need a good update to bring it into the current decade.

‚ÄčEven if you choose to go down the road of listing your home for sale, it's still sometimes the most beneficial to opt for a full home renovation with a custom design builder to get the most equity back from your home. in addition, if you sell and purchase a home somewhere else, you may be faced with the need for a full renovation prior to moving in. For these reasons, it’s good to know what a full custom design home renovation looks like.


Full Home Remodels to Update Your Space


This type of remodel involves extensive changes to both the home’s interior and/or exterior of your home to update the look, make repairs and improvements and make any changes to create a better flow and functionality. The work to be completed is based on your needs and personal preferences while working closely with a designer and the builder. These needs may require walls to be torn down, extensions to be completed, as well as more upgrades to be made within the home. Additional experts will be brought in to consult on any architectural or engineering work that might be done.



What is the Custom Design-Renovate Process?


When completing a full home remodel you will go through a process similar to that of a custom home build:

  1. Consultation. This is the most important phase as we get to learn more about your goals, needs, wants and budgets. We get to know each other to ensure we are a great fit to work together.
  2. Design and Planning. This is the most important phase of any project. Our team will take you through the interior and exterior design associated with your project. Because you are including the General Contractor in these important starting phases of the project you will reap the benefits of a custom home renovation that is delivered on time and on budget, with little to no surprises along the way.
  3. Detailed Quote. Before we ever break ground we give you a detailed quote so you know exactly what to expect financially at every phase of your remodel. Transparency is everything with us.
  4. Community Engagement. Our team will take care of every permit and zoning consideration so you don't have to.
  5. Project Management. Through our convenient online portal you can see every phase, and specification of your project happening right before your eyes.
  6. Construction. Here is where all our detailed planning comes to life and our decades of building experience begins to unfold in real time.
  7. Warranty. We make sure you are beyond satisfied with your like new again home and we stand behind our workmanship.

If you love your home's bones, neighbourhood and established trees, an FLR Custom Home Retrofit may be for you. We are Calgary's experienced and trustworthy custom renovator. Let's work together to bring you home beyond it's former glory. Contact us today for an estimate.


Whether you want a custom luxury home, a stunning lake view spot, or the perfect commercial spot for your new venture, our team makes the process as straightforward, cost-effective, and simple as possible. From planning and design to permits and a third party warranty, we will expertly manage every stage of the process. We take the challenge out of new builds, so you can focus on what’s truly important: achieving your dream.

Want to know more about one of our developments and how we can get your project completed on time and on a budget? Contact us at  (403) 980-2205  or fill in our online form.

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