Located in the middle of Howe Sound, Bowen Island is a forested island municipality which is part of Metro Vancouver. Roughly 6 km wide by 12 km long, it is accessible via a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay. Its small population of just over 3,500 makes it a great retreat for those looking for peace and relaxation away from the city.
Despite the small population, Bowen Island has a great range of activities, especially for those who love to be out in nature; there’s hiking, nature walks, mountain biking, paddleboarding and kayaking, swimming, fishing, scuba diving, and much more. You can also catch some outdoor concerts during the summer and whale watching during several months of the year.
Bowen Island is also a great place to settle down, especially if you are building your own custom home. Imagine living on this beautiful island in a house, designed specifically for you.
Shakespeare Homes and Renovations is an award-winning home builder with a long history of helping clients make their dreams a reality by building the house that has long lived in their imagination.
Advantages of Building a Custom Home on Bowen Island
Most homeowners settle into a home that they find after weeks, months, even years of searching. Even after a long search, they may find a home they love, but end up renovating to make it more in line with what they had hoped for. A custom home lets you have the house you want right from the start. Some of the advantages of building a custom home on Bowen Island include:
One great advantage of building a custom home is that it puts you in charge and gives you control. You select everything you want, far beyond simply choosing your appliances and furniture. Your home can truly be a reflection of who you are, built with your own personal style in mind.
Do you love modern home designs? No problem. Do you prefer something classic, even timeless? It can be yours. Do you want a home with ample natural light? Just say the word and you can have a wall of windows to brighten up your day.
Designed to Your Lifestyle
Whether you prefer something small and cozy or a home with open space suitable for entertaining, there are several factors that will influence the floorplan. By making the right decisions, your home will be better suited to your lifestyle and more functional.
It’s a common belief that a custom home must be significantly more expensive than a pre-existing home, but that needn’t be the case. Your desires and the choices you make give you flexibility when it comes to the cost. You will determine your budget and build accordingly. Certain features and materials will influence the final price, but you will have control throughout the process, choosing what works best for you.
A common lament among homeowners is that there’s always something that needs fixing. It can be frustrating to move into a pre-existing home that looks wonderful, but which turns out to have issues that need addressing. With a custom home and built by reputable builders, you’ll get the best possible construction and materials so that you can rest easy knowing you won’t be faced with surprise expenses.
Why You Should Build on Bowen Island
The benefits of a custom home can be magnified by choosing the right location. Large picture windows can be wonderful, but you need the view to match. Bowen Island gives you beautiful natural surroundings along with peace and privacy so that you can enjoy your new home undisturbed.
Why You Should Choose Shakespeare Homes
Building a home on Bowen Island comes with certain considerations that are not encountered elsewhere. The physical location is just one issue, with limited access making things more challenging than usual, but there are others, including complex building regulations. Being such a pristine natural setting, environmental concerns also play a factor, as builders must do everything possible to minimize the impact on the surroundings.
It is precisely these challenges, however, that makes Shakespeare Homes the perfect choice for building your home. Our years of experience in building custom homes includes work on Bowen Island. We have not only built homes but also performed extensive renovations on existing houses. This means we know Bowen Island well, are well-versed in its unique challenges, and are armed with tools and techniques to deal with them effectively.
We have membership in the Canadian Home Builder’s Association, the Homebuilders Association Vancouver, and several local Chamber of Commerce. We are HAVAN-Renomark certified, so you can be confident that we are professional, reliable, and highly competent. Our highest priority is providing you with the finest custom home possible, built with care, precision, and the highest-quality materials.
Our history of custom home building speaks for itself and commitment to quality craftsmanship and care for the environment mean that there is simply no better choice for building your new Bowen Island Home.
Building Your Custom Home on Bowen Island
Building your custom home involves many stages and we will work through all of them together. Some of these steps include:
Finding the Right Location
Before you can build, you need to find the right location and purchase the land.
This is when you and our team start planning the home’s design. It includes the physical design and floorplan, but also includes determining your budget and working out a schedule.
During the pre-construction phase, you will get approval for your financing and obtain all the necessary permits.
This speaks for itself. This is when the actual work starts, and everything comes together to create your custom home.
Finally, everything is inspected, and you get to check out the completed home before you move in.
Each phase can take a variable amount of time depending on the particulars of each unique home, but some things remain constant, such as our commitment to you and our dedication to meeting and exceeding your expectations.
Building a custom home on Bowen Island is a great choice for anyone who wants a unique, personalized home that offers them a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. The team at Shakespeare Homes looks forward to the opportunity to work with you, bringing your vision to life.
For more information or to discuss getting started, please contact us today!