Building a Home in Calgary: Fixtures and Finishes

Building a Home in Calgary: Fixtures and Finishes

When building a home, there is a long list of decisions that need to be made long before you ever break ground. Calgary's best custom home builder and their design team will ensure that every area is well planned, but it's important to consider what you do and do not want long before your design appointments begin.

Here is our list of interior finishing and fixture decisions that you'll need to make during the custom home design process.

One of the best, and sometimes most overwhelming, parts of planning and designing a custom home is all the decisions that need to be made along the way. While a reputable home builder and designer should walk you through and take care of every detail, it's helpful to consider your decisions before beginning to have a clear idea of what you and do not like.

Building a Custom Home in Calgary: Interior Options

  • Type of flooring material (e.g., hardwood, tile, carpet, laminate).
  • Colour and finish.
  • Flooring transitions between different rooms.
  • Paint colours or wall coverings for each room.
  • Texture and finish of the walls (e.g., flat, satin, textured).
  • Accent walls or special wall treatments.
  • Ceiling texture and finish.
  • Crown moulding or other ceiling details.
  • Lighting options for ceilings (e.g., recessed lights, chandeliers).
Doors and Windows
  • Style and material of interior doors (e.g., solid wood, glass, French doors).
  • Window styles, types, and treatments (e.g., curtains, blinds, shutters).


  • Kitchen cabinet style, material, and finish.
  • Bathroom vanity style and finish.
  • Built-in cabinetry for other areas (e.g., entertainment centers, home office).
  • Material for kitchen and bathroom countertops (e.g., granite, quartz, marble).
  • Edge profiles for countertops.
  • Plumbing fixtures for kitchen and bathrooms (e.g., faucets, sinks, showerheads).
  • Light fixtures (e.g., pendant lights, sconces, ceiling fans).
  • Cabinet hardware (e.g., handles, knobs).
  • Selection of kitchen appliances (e.g., refrigerator, oven, dishwasher).
  • Laundry room appliances (e.g., washer, dryer).
  • Type of fireplace (e.g., gas, wood-burning, electric).
  • Fireplace surround and mantel design.

Stairs and Railings
  • Staircase design and materials (e.g., wood, metal, glass).
  • Railing style and finish.
Closet Systems
  • Closet organization systems and shelving.
  • Wardrobe and closet door styles.
Bathroom Finishes
  • Shower and bathtub materials and design.
  • Tile selections for bathroom walls and floors.
  • Vanity mirrors and medicine cabinets.
Kitchen Backsplash
  • Backsplash material and design.
  • Grout colour for the backsplash.
Trim and Moldings
  • Baseboards and crown moulding styles.
  • Wainscoting or beadboard in certain areas.
Floor Vents and Outlets
  • Placement and style of floor vents.
  • Electrical outlet placement and style.
Ventilation and Exhaust
  • Selection of bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans.
  • Venting options for HVAC systems.
Special Features
  • Selection of any special features like built-in bookshelves, niches, or window seats.
Accessibility and Aging in Place Features
  • If needed, make decisions regarding ramps, wider doorways, and other accessibility features.

Calgary's Best Custom Home Builder: FLR Developments

Remember that these decisions can significantly impact the overall look, functionality, and feel of your custom home, so take the time to carefully consider your preferences and needs. Working closely with a custom home builder who specializes in the design-build process can help streamline the decision-making process and ensure that your choices align with your vision for your dream home.
FLR Developments is your trusted and experienced full-service construction company. With highly detailed and modern planning software, we help our clients successfully plan every single detail of their project, resulting in a beautiful, well-thought-out home. We serve all areas of Calgary and surrounding communities such as Foothills County, Okotoks, Rocky View County, Airdrie and more. Reach out to our team for a complimentary consultation today.


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.

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