Designs & Renders

Designing with Your Family's Lifestyle in Mind

At JDC Custom Homes, we understand the importance of designing a home that suits your family’s unique lifestyle. Our expert team takes into consideration your specific needs, preferences, and daily routines to create a space that seamlessly accommodates your activities. From open floor plans for easy interaction to functional storage solutions and durable materials, we prioritize practicality without compromising on style. Trust us to design a home that perfectly caters to your family’s comfort, convenience, and happiness.

Our Process

At JDC Custom Homes, we understand that while your renovation or new home is 100% custom, the process doesn’t have to be confusing. Regardless of your unique vision or design, our projects follow a proven set of procedures that ensure a streamlined and hassle-free experience.

Initial Consultation

Stage one of our process is the initial consultation, where we take the time to build a strong relationship with you. This allows us to understand not only your project and property but also your unique preferences and aspirations.

Preliminary Design & Render

During the preliminary design and render stage at JDC, we work closely with you to create concept plans and provide 3D renders for visualization. This stage allows us to refine the design and ensure your vision is accurately captured before proceeding.

Construction Drawings

At JDC, our construction drawing phase involves producing detailed drawings that outline every aspect of your project. These drawings serve as a blueprint for construction, ensuring accuracy, adherence to regulations, and a smooth building process.

Permit Application

At JDC, we provide comprehensive assistance with permit applications for new builds, renovations, and additions. Additionally, our skilled team coordinates diligently with conservation authorities to ensure compliance with preservation requirements

Your Dream Home Awaits

As our clients plan for their new home, they spend countless hours on the internet looking for ideas. Many of the ideas found online are from southern climates and are either not available in Ontario or not feasible for our climate. It’s our job to educate our clients (between Design & Construction) to ensure their home is built to the best standards for the region it’s built in.

Our team at JDC believes in creating designs that reflect your individuality. We work closely with you to understand your style, preferences, and needs, ensuring that your home or building is one-of-a-kind and tailored specifically to you.

At JDC, we prioritize building energy-efficient homes with a strong commitment to sustainable construction practices. Our design team diligently incorporates eco-friendly design features to ensure that your custom home is not only aesthetically appealing but also environmentally responsible.

To ensure a seamless and efficient design process, we provide an onsite interior decorator who will work closely with you throughout the project. This personalized attention guarantees that your design preferences and vision are incorporated every step of the way.

From custom-built bars and home theaters to spa-like bathrooms, home offices, fireplaces, and more, we believe in creating personalized spaces that enrich your lifestyle. Our goal is to bring your vision to life by incorporating these extraordinary features into your custom home, elevating both its aesthetic appeal and practicality.

At JDC, we embody unmatched knowledge, skill, and experience in the industry. With our team of experts, we bring a wealth of expertise to every project, ensuring top-quality results. Our years of experience and commitment to excellence enable us to surpass expectations and deliver exceptional custom home designs. By choosing JDC, you benefit from our unparalleled expertise, knowing that your project is in the hands of a team with a proven track record of excellence.

Immerse Yourself in Stunning Visualizations of Our Designs


Design and Renders

Butler's Pantry

Imagine unparalleled luxury in our stunning butler's pantry design. From intricate cabinetry to gleaming countertops, every detail is meticulously crafted for style and functionality. Indulge in the perfect harmony of beauty and practicality in this exquisite render.

Design and Renders
Design and Renders

Open Concept

Experience the beauty of boundless space as our open concept design effortlessly integrates the kitchen and living room, creating a harmonious flow that invites seamless interaction and enhances the joy of communal living. Welcome to a new world of endless possibilities.

Design and Renders
Design and Renders
Design and Renders
Design and Renders

Exterior Renders

Expand your vision with our exquisite exterior renders that transport you into a world of architectural possibilities. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the future as you visualize your dream home coming to life. Let your imagination soar.

Expert Insights into Your
Most Frequently Asked Questions

Design Questions

All of our projects are quoted based on the scope of work required. Some items that affect the cost of the design include the size of the project, whether a site measure is needed and how much detail will be required on the plans.

Our design process is performed in stages. These stages include: zoning research, site plan & preliminary floorplan design, final floorplans and elevations (exterior look) and once the preliminary designs are approved we move on to complete the permit/construction drawings by adding all necessary structural details for building permit review and onsite construction. The design process can take approximately one to two months (depending on the scope of the project and correspondence between JDC and the client). We want to ensure that the design is exactly what serves the needs of you and your family to minimize any design changes during construction.

We sure can.  Our specialty is to provide the complete service from concept & planning through to permitting.  We can provide the complete service or, for some clients, portions of these services to suit their own personal needs. 

We offer 3D photorealistic images (or renders). Most projects include an exterior 3D image with the option of also having some interior 3D images created. We also offer in-person design modification sessions at our office with access to your 3D model for interactive visualization of changes.

Build Questions

We recommend setting a generous budget early on for your project. The construction cost is largely dependent on the plans completed and final finishes chosen. Each project is unique. The cost to build is largely like asking ‘How much does a car cost?’ There’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Just like cars come in different types and have various features, houses vary too. High ceilings, fireplaces, stone counters and more can all impact the cost. Other factors to consider include porches, decks, landscaping as well as water supply, sewer options, and driveway length. Design and permit fees are also an important consideration. Building your dream home can be an exciting journey, and we’re here to make it as smooth as possible. Ready to get started?

We understand that the timeframe from concept to completion of your custom home is important to you. Our process is very interactive and includes all aspects of the project from design to final move in condition. The total time to complete the construction will vary on a project to project basis. This timeframe is based again upon the scope of work and finishes selected. We’re here to guide you through every step of the process. Your dream home is within reach!

We’re excited to get started on your project! However, the timing of when we can begin construction depends on when the necessary permits are issued. We understand that waiting for permits can be frustrating, but it’s important for us to avoid any disruptions to the work schedules of our sub-trades.

To ensure a smooth process and maintain good relationships with our partners, we schedule the start of construction once the permits are in hand. We’ll keep you informed and work closely with you to plan the construction phase as soon as we have the green light.

Rest assured, we’re committed to bringing your vision to life and making the process as calm and easy for you as possible. We appreciate your patience during this stage, and we’ll be ready to swing into action once all the necessary permits are approved!

At JDC we believe in offering a complete package that covers every aspect of your custom home project. From design to construction to finishing touches, and maintenance, we’re here every step of the way. Our team begins with a hands-on design service, allowing you to offer comments and opinions to help curate a plan for your home that services your family’s needs. Once the drawings are done, our estimating team will provide a detailed construction cost contract. Our experienced construction team swings into action once the necessary permits are obtained, building your dream home with skill and precision. Our in-house interior decorating services is there to assist you in selecting the perfect finishes and furnishings to really bring your vision to life. And, to help your home look beautiful for years to come, we offer home maintenance services. We want you to enjoy your custom home for many years, so we’re always here to help when you need us. We’re excited to offer the complete package for your custom home needs. Let’s get started on creating your dream home!

Adaptiv Home Certified

At JDC, we prioritize the importance of having a home that not only meets your current needs but also caters to your future requirements. That’s why we have partnered with Adaptiv Homes and obtained certification to ensure that our designs are tailored to work for you.

One of the barriers faced by the aging-in-place home modification sector is the lack of training and information available to renovators and other trade professionals, including product manufacturers. 

By choosing JDC, you can be confident that we are not only committed to designing homes that suit your current needs but also  your future requirements, allowing you to age in place comfortably and sustainably.