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What is the Right Kind of Calgary Custom Home for You?

What is the Right Kind of Calgary Custom Home for You?

As a starting point, every homebuyer has this question. The best way to know what is the right kind of home for you and your family is by researching and exploring all the possibilities. There are many things to consider when selecting your ideal housing option, for instance, size, number of storeys and amenities can be essential it. Additionally, your current and future needs also play an important role to select the right kind of custom home for you.

At Sunset Homes, Calgary's bespoke home builder, we specialize in building single or detached homes, semi-detached or duplexes, and attached homes or multi-family in Calgary's inner-city. Furthermore, we build multigenerational homes to adapt your custom home to all your family members.

Living in a Detached or Single-Family Home

This housing option is great for homeowners who wish more privacy as well as more outdoor spaces. This kind of home is not connected to any other neighbor. Regarding size, single homes are larger and allow for more room, windows, and doors. A detached home may provide more space to add a large detached garage, a yard for your kids, and even a private garden or swimming pool. 

Semi-detached or Duplex Custom Home

Semi-detached homes are properties build in pairs. That means that you are attached to only one neighbor. In Calgary, duplexes are a popular choice for investors and families that own a lot.  In the same way that single homes can be customized, a duplex can be built to have two different sides. As an experienced Calgary custom home builder, Sunset Homes will guide you through all the process to make each side unique and according to your needs.

Multi-generational and Attached Homes in Calgary

On one hand, Attached homes can also be known as multi-family homes, they have multiple units, and they make a good option for first home buyers in Calgary. Multi-family homes are attached to a neighbor's wall on both sides. 

On the other hand, multi-generational homes are housing options adapted to all family members, and although they are on a single structure, they are designed to be interconnected to provide privacy, but at the same time a solution for family members that need special care or assistance. Multi-generational homes are the best option for families with two or three generations wanting to build on the same lot.

Ready to custom build your dream home with us? Contact Sunset Homes, Calgary’s custom home builder, we will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes.

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Choosing the right Calgary custom home for you will depend on your needs and wishes. Among the many different housing options, you can select between attached, detached, semi-detached, and multi-generational homes.

Four Key Items for Great Calgary Custom Homes

Four Key Items for Great Calgary Custom Homes

When planning your new custom home, you have the chance to adapt it to your wants and needs. Calgary home builders will guide you through all your selection process, and help your new home be spacious, comfortable, functional, and as luxurious as you wish. At Sunset Homes, Calgary's bespoke home builder, we have put together these essential features to make your Calgary custom home design great.

An Amazing Kitchen for Your Calgary Luxury Home

In modern home design, the kitchen has transitioned from the place to cook to a multi-purpose room. Consider adding to your custom kitchen design enough space to entertain your guests, share family time, prepare your favorite dishes, and be able to see your kids or other family members while you are cooking. Having an open concept kitchen, connected to the living room and dining room can be an excellent option to maximize space in your infill home. Consider having a large pantry and plenty of storage space as well. Your countertops and cabinetry can contribute to give your new dream home and your kitchen a unique look too, playing with your backsplash and tile colours can create a modern and luxurious look for your new home build.

The Right Floor Plan for your Calgary Custom Home

Understanding your needs and wants, as well as your desired budget will be the foundations to be able to have the right floor plan and right square footage for your new home. The main advantage of custom homes is being able to personalize your floor plan. Thinking about space usage is a good approach, a well-designed floor plan can maximize your space without impacting your square footage and overall cost of your home. Talk to your custom home builder and designer about the rooms and amenities that cover your current and future needs and wants; an experienced Calgary builder will be able to match the most of them with your targeted budget.

Great Efficient and Smart Features for your Dream Home

Planning an efficient and smart home will only benefit your life, family, and budget. Home automation provides many advantages for you and your family. For instance, you can monitor your home systems, appliances, and security systems. In the same way, Smart Home Features can allow controlling lighting and climate, contributing to saving energy at home. Learn more about it in our article 3 Smart Items to Have in Your Custom Home.

A Professional Calgary Custom Home Builder

Building your new dream home is a very important task and selecting the right builder for your home and your needs is very important as well. Contact Sunset Homes today! We are proud to be Calgary's bespoke home builder. We want to know all the details of your new custom home! We will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes.
Don't forget to take a look at our construction updates and Calgary modern homes for sale on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Houzz!

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Start by selecting the right floor plan according to your budget, then include a unique design for your kitchen, add home automation to your home to make it more efficient, and select a Calgary custom home builder that cares about your wishes and needs. 

We Are Looking to Add a Customer Service and Sales Professional to Our Team

We Are Looking for a Customer Service and Sales Professional For Residential Construction

At Sunset Homes we have a team of young professionals that are detailed-oriented and work hard to keep our high-quality construction standards. We are looking to add to our Calgary team a Customer Relations Professional to start on February 15th.
Sunset Homes is proud to be Calgary’s bespoke home builder, specializing in building custom inner-city homes and major renovations in Calgary. As experienced builders in Calgary, we use eco-friendly conscious techniques and elements for our major renovations and Calgary infill homes, working tirelessly to protect the environment. Our main goal is to build the best modern and efficient custom home while educating and building long-lasting relationships with our clients.

Our Customer Service and Sales Professional position entails the following:
Works with: President or as designated by the Directors.

Job Objectives and Responsibilities:
The Customer Service and Sales Professional shall perform, but is not limited to, the following duties:
Overall Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing leads intake, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) updates, customer orientation: phone calls, emails, video conferences etc.
  • Management of Customer Expectations: Define, Align & Reinforce
  • Management of Customer Meetings: Scheduling, Agendas, Controversies & preparation and management of presentations.
  • Customer Selection Strategies: Scheduling, Follow-up for quoting
  • Liaison between client and project management for the fundamentals & fine points of warranty. Assist as required for warranty related matters
  • Management of Customer Challenges
  • Provide support towards company goals, in line with Sunset Homes vision and values
  • Represent Sunset at tradeshows, exhibitions, lunch and learns and other events/demonstrations
  • Support in preparation of Building Estimates per project
  • Customer Feedback & Referrals
  • Maintain constant communication with team members and attend or call-in for meetings as needed to discuss any issues related to leads/customers.
  • Update and maintain “Lessons Learned” by Lead/LOI/Contract to improve customer relations system.
  • Assist in the development of customer management procedures standards, manual and guidelines.
  • Support for completing closeout project binders
  • Maintain and promote Sunset Homes culture
  • Other duties as assigned

Goals/Outcomes:

  • Complete client satisfaction
  • Shared vision for each project with Construction and General Project Manager
  • Consistent growth in signed contracts, referrals, and positive reviews

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Basic understanding of the construction industry and construction customer service
  • 5+ years of hands on administrative support experience.
  • Proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel is a must. Willing to learn other software.
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Must have strong problem-solving skills.
  • Customer service experience required
  • Ability to work unsupervised, Self-motivated
  • Be bondable, be honest and trustworthy, respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, and demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Available over the phone for meetings/email updates after regular work hours, as long as employee personal schedule permits it.
  • Organized, inspired, respectful, committed, open and effective team-first identity
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends with flex-schedule. 

Are you interested in working with our team? Send us your resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Take a look at our construction updates and Calgary modern homes for sale on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Houzz!

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As professional Calgary builders, we are looking to add to our team an organized, team- and detail-oriented Customer Relations Professional. Send us your info via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Three Essential Concepts To Consider When Building Your Custom Home In Calgary

Three Essential Concepts To Consider When Building Your Custom Home In Calgary

One of the first decisions homeowners face at the very beginning is whether to buy an existing house of building a custom home. If you are still considering these options, take a look at our article 4 Things You Should Know About Building a Custom Home vs Buying an Existing Home. If you already decided that the best option for you and your family is to build your custom dream home, consider these three important concepts before selecting every detail for your new custom home.

Building Your Forever Home vs Building an Investment Property

Even though forever might sound like a very long time, you still should consider if you are building your forever home or if you are building your custom luxury home mainly as an investment property. Depending on your needs and your family’s needs you will want to adapt your home.
Custom Homes and Calgary infills can be a great investment opportunity, learn more about it in our article Why Calgary Infills Make Great Investment Properties. When you build as an investment opportunity you will want to adapt your choices and budget according to your future homebuyers. Semi-detached homes or duplex infills have become a very popular option to invest. If investing in a custom home is part of your plan, you can learn more about it by reading the Advantages and Disadvantages of Living in Semi-Detached Homes in Calgary.
But when you are building your modern custom home to stay in it for a considerable amount of time, you want to adapt your new custom home to any special need you or your family may have in the next 10 to 15 years, or even adapt it to your future children, or grandchildren. Then, your main goal might be building your Calgary custom home and be comfortable and happy with it for a lifetime.

Adapt Your Custom Home Design to Your Needs

When planning your luxury custom home, homeowners usually focus on their current needs. If you are building you forever home, our main suggestion is thinking about your future needs. You might want to think about mobility for when you and your spouse grow older. When discussing your custom floor plan, consider how comfortable you will be in the future with going up and downstairs. Or if you have children, consider how to keep them safe in your modern custom home as well. If you prefer having your master bedroom on the third or second storey, you might want to plan for space to add an elevator or stair lifts in the future.

Indoor and Outdoor Spaces for your Calgary Custom Home

As experienced Calgary builders, we suggest planning for adding enough indoor and outdoor spaces both for your forever custom home as well as for your investment property. Think about the number of rooms you or your future homebuyers will need. Plan your custom home design to include indoor spaces such as your home office or a playroom. If you want to check out some options for your outdoor spaces, take a look at our suggestions in 5 Outdoor Spaces You want to Include on your New Custom Home.

Ready to custom build your dream home with us? Contact Sunset Homes, Calgary's custom home builder, we will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes.
Take a look at our construction updates and Calgary modern homes for sale on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Houzz!

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When you are ready to custom build, consider whether you are planning your Calgary custom home as your forever home or as an investment property and adapt your custom home design, choices, and spaces around that purpose.

Three Interesting Things to Consider When Selecting Your Kitchen Countertops

Three Interesting Things to Consider When Selecting Your Kitchen Countertops

Part of the process of building your new custom home is to select every material and detail that will be part of your home. Among the many rooms in your home, the kitchen has become one of the most important. While in the selections process, choosing the right material for your Kitchen countertops can be a daunting task. Not only do countertops have to be functional they have to last long and add to the value of your home. Before making any big decisions, you should ensure that you have a look at samples of materials like concrete, plastic laminate, wood, and ceramic tile that are being used to build kitchen countertops. However natural stones like granite and solid surfaces like Quartz are still preferred for the majority of Modern custom infills today. So, if you are in the process of selecting your kitchen countertops for your new custom home or for your kitchen renovation, remember these three things that you want to look at before choosing to go with either granite or quartz.

The look and feel
We are visual beings so it is only natural that we would like things that look and feel good in our homes. As experienced Calgary home builders, our go-to materials for modern and luxurious countertops are Quartz and Granite. On one hand, Quartz has a mesmerizing surface and provides a lovely texture. On the other hand, granite looks incredibly chic, has little or no seams, and is available in a variety of colors which makes each piece of the natural stone unique. You can even take it to a whole new level by polished the stone for a darker and shinier surface or leave it matte if that is the look you prefer.

Longevity
Granite and quartz have different characteristics which are why they are preferred over others. Granite is a very popular countertop surface as it is a hard stone which makes it extremely durable and heat, germ and scratch resistant too. This option endures the daily wear and tear that takes place in kitchens. Quartz is a perfect blend of natural stone and manmade materials which results in the creation of a versatile and long-lasting material which is ideal for any homes busy kitchen activities.

Cost
Perhaps the most important part of making a choice between choosing granite or quartz can be their cost. Quartz is generally a less costly than granite, but we recommend to keep in mind that costs for granite depend on many things such as where they are quarried from, their colour, and the finish you choose to go with. Even though granite can more costly, it adds a lot of value to your new custom home. As professional Calgary builders, we always recommend our homeowners to choose countertops that not only add value to your new homes but also that enhance your lifestyle.

Ready to custom build your dream home with us? Contact Sunset Homes, Calgary’s bespoke home builder, and learn more about building your inner-city dream home! We will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes and major renovations.

Take a look at our construction updates and Calgary modern homes for sale on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Houzz!

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When choosing between quartz or granite countertops for your new custom home, it is very important that you consider how the material looks and feels, its durability and whether it is within your budget.

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