Why Custom?

When you build a custom home, you’re truly building for you. Your needs, your tastes, and your budget are all taken into consideration, leaving you with a home that is suited to you in every way.

The same can be said for the details that make up your home – cabinets, shelving, trim and more can be customized just for you. 

If you’re considering custom, keep this in mind:

It adds character.

If you’ve ever walked through a house built at the turn of the century, you’ll notice details you don’t see often in new homes, such as intricate moulding or wainscoting. These details can lend visual interest to an otherwise basic room.


It’s often higher quality.

Custom-made details are often made with higher quality materials and care than your standard, off-the-shelf products. While it’s true they can cost more upfront, they’ll likely need to be repaired or replaced less frequently.

It can be made to complement—or contrast—other details in your home.

With custom finishes such as cabinets, you’re not limited to standard sizes, materials, colors or styles. Every last detail can be made to suit other elements of your home – even hard-to-match trim or millwork – or it can be made to contrast completely.


It can be tailored to your lifestyle or tastes.

Whether it’s a display case for artwork or sports awards, a built-in reading nook by the window, a craft cabinet or a wine cellar, or even a stone wall thru your entire home - custom details can make your home uniquely you.

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It can eliminate wasted space.

Custom details such as cabinets and shelving can be built to fit any spot in your home. Angled ceiling or gap by the wall? Custom cabinets or shelving are the perfect fix.


When talking to your builder about finishes for your new home, ask about custom. Your builder can help you come up with a plan that works for your home, and make arrangements with trusted suppliers to make your custom dreams come true!

Kaila Sawlor Sawlor Built Homes Custom Home Builder in Nova Scotia

Kaila Sawlor-Dion

Kaila is the Marketing Manager of Sawlor Built Homes. She continuously updates our profile on Facebook, Instagram, Houzz, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest, and is focused on all marketing initiatives.

A third generation family member of Sawlor Built Homes, Kaila joined the company in 2011. She is an active member of the Canadian Home Builder's Association - Nova Scotia Marketing Committee and she continues to update her education and training, intent on becoming an industry leader in new home marketing.

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