Custom Homes Blog

Welcome to our news archive. Learn the latest on recent projects, what we’re working on and discover ideas for your custom home design. 

The award-winning Narrow Lot: A study in limited-space custom home design

October 1, 2021
As cities become denser and urban dwellers embrace the necessities of compact living, custom home designers will be encouraged to do more with less. Infill…

The Dusk Home plays to the rhythms of family life

October 1, 2021
As disciplines go, music and architecture share a great deal in common. Both require flow and harmony. They’re at their best when their creative energy…

The allure of lakeside cottage living

September 13, 2021
Canadian summers may be short-lived, but the draw of lakeside cottage living is one that makes it far easier to endure our seemingly endless, frigid winters.…
Architectural rendering with monoslope and large windows.

The majesty of Mountain Modern design

July 15, 2021
In developing the Natural Modern design ethos early in our firm’s history, we focused on the seamless integration of custom home architecture with the…

The intrigue and opportunity of the corner lot

July 1, 2021
Every corner is an opportunity. In geometry it’s the point where two straight lines meet, creating an entirely new dynamic. Those lines can then diverge…
Construction for Mississauga home.

The process of determining construction pricing

June 24, 2021
Building a custom family home is about designing a space where you and your loved ones can grow together, build and share memories and live life to the…
Mississauga custom home with natural stone, backyard pool and shingled roof.

Enhancing your custom home with harmonious outdoor living spaces

June 18, 2021
If the architectural design of a custom home is a reflection of the owner’s personal tastes and aspirations, then the home’s outdoor living spaces…
Natural modern home with wood soffit and natural stone at dusk.

Lifestyle-friendly Modern—a Primer

April 27, 2021
David Small Designs has gained notoriety for a design approach called Natural…
Modern home with concrete wall, hardwood floor and steel column.

Unpacking the Custom Home Experience

April 20, 2021
There are many components to personal identity. From our professions to our family structures—and dozens of characteristics in between—we define who…
Contemporary house with black frame window, steel column and landscape wall.

Site Integration

July 21, 2020
We pride ourselves on site integration, on designing homes that connect with the land. The way the home is properly positioned on the property. The way…Tags:mississauga#customhome#modern#naturalstone
Modern home with wood front door, corner windows and floating roof.

The Architectural Toolbox

June 23, 2020
A well-designed home means all the pieces were put together just right. You can’t put your finger on what makes it great, because it isn’t just one…Tags:#naturalmodern#customhomedesignmississaugarenovation#artsandcrafts#seattle#architecturaldesign
Traditional house with gabled roof, stucco siding and black trim.

BILD Renovation & Custom Homes Awards 2020

June 16, 2020
BILD GTA recently announced the winners of the 22nd Annual Renovation &…Tags:#custom home#bungalow#moderndesignmississauga#modernbathroom#award-winning