New Comox Valley Home Perfect for a Home Based Business

Our lives are evolving in 2020 and a big shift is taking place in our workplace. More people are working from home and connecting with their employers or customers via technology. The rise and popularity of online meetings have made communicating with colleagues and clients part of the mainstream business culture.

Some people have started their own business or have become part of the freelance or “gig” economy. Many are taking advantage of this point in time and the expanding digital world to work from the comfort of their own home. 

When building a new custom home, this may be the time to integrate a Smart-Home concept with security options, environmental controls and appliances. This concept also applies to creating the perfect home workspace for you or your business. Think about the location of your home office, will you be having zoom or conference calls? You might consider having your home office hard wired to the internet, giving you a strong signal to your computer. Now is the time to consider installing surround sound Bluetooth speakers in your office or other areas of your home.  

Where will your office be located within your home? This is a great question and depends on the “must-haves” on your list. For example, do you want a window that opens allowing fresh air to come into the room? Do you want a view to the outside? Perhaps you want a quieter place away from other family members? Think about your ideal office space, and we will build it for you!

Two Custom Designed Homes – Perfect for a Spacious Home Office!

Coastal Custom Homes has two custom-designed homes that would work perfectly to accommodate a home office. A two-storey home is under construction and is located at 3332 Harbourview Blvd. in Courtenay, B.C. It features a 3,022 sq. ft. two-storey floor plan and will be completed on November 15, 2020. This home includes a separate secondary suite that is 937 sq. ft. in size which is ideally suited for other family members, or as a rental suite, generating $1,300+ per month in rental income.

Our second custom-designed two-storey home includes a large area on the lower level to possibly accommodate a home-based business. This home has 1,685 sq. ft. on the main floor, with access to the large great room, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms, two baths and a covered patio. The lower level includes 1,685 sq. ft. that can be used for a business with a separate outside entrance or for an exercise/media room or another bedroom. The options are endless! 

We provide a strategy that provides a smooth and collaborative approach to building custom homes.  Our team consists of an in-house designer, licensed journeyman carpenters and professional sub-trades ensuring that we provide transparency, value and in the end, a beautiful home for you and your family. We have the passion and expertise to guide you through this process, we love what we do!

Have you been thinking of building a new home in the Comox Valley? We can build to suit your vision of a custom home and have access to building lots located in The Ridge, in Courtenay, B.C. Contact us for more information and for a complimentary evaluation of a custom home. We look forward to talking with you! 

Contact: Dean Vershuur at Coastal Custom Homes
Cell: 250-465-2205   Email: Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca  

Note: Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are committed to offering a safe environment for any meetings and to view any available homes or lots for sale. The health and safety of everyone is our primary concern at this time.

Choosing a Custom Home Builder in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

Choosing a custom home builder is a big decision. At Coastal Custom Homes, we are committed to providing an easy and streamlined experience to meet your goals of building a custom home on your timeline and budget.  

Our professional team takes pride in assisting our clients with choosing a home design that is built around their lifestyle. We engage in a collaborative approach to provide a custom floor plan that works for a specific lot. We design original custom homes and our in-house interior designer provides the owner with a comfortable, functional and energy-efficient home that is beautiful inside and out.

 Top 10 Reasons to Choose Coastal Custom Homes

  1. Experience counts! Our business includes a team of licensed journeyman carpenters and professional sub-trades on every home build.
  2. We are an Energuide licensed builder, building to BC Step Code 3, providing solar options and energy efficient homes.
  3. Every home includes a New Home Warranty from Pacific Home Warranty.
  4. Our in-house interior designer enhances the functionality and beauty of your home.
  5. Attention to details – We plan, prepare and pay attention to ensure that you are happy with every detail of your new home.
  6. We offer a collaborative approach, working with you from day one of the design to handing you the keys of your new home. 
  7. Our commitment includes the benefits of transparency and value throughout the build. 
  8. Cost and timeline – We provide an accurate estimate of the construction cost and building time of your home.
  9. “Honest, reliable and hardworking” – these are the words from one of our happy customers
  10. We have the passion, expertise and the team to build your dream home!

Currently, we have lots available in the scenic neighbourhood of The Ridge, in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. This welcoming community includes retirees and young families. One of the reasons residents love living here is because of its close proximity to many year-round outdoor activities. 

Currently, we have a home under construction that includes a secondary suite and is scheduled for occupancy on Nov.1 of 2020.

 Have you been thinking of building a custom home? We can build to suit your vision of a custom home. Contact us for more information and for a complimentary evaluation of a custom home project. We look forward to meeting with you! 

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are committed to offering a safe environment for any meetings and to view any available homes or lots for sale. The health and safety of everyone is our primary concern at this time. 

 Contact: Dean Vershuur at Coastal Custom Homes
Cell: 250-465-2205
Email:
Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca  

Home Suite Home by Coastal Custom Homes on Vancouver Island

 

A new trend is emerging in the real estate market on Vancouver Island and this is especially evident in the Comox Valley. Land costs are on the rise and some builders are taking advantage of by-law zoning that is in place to build a secondary suite within new homes. These homes with secondary suites are popular and sell fairly quickly in the Comox Valley as there is a small inventory to choose from.

New homes with suites are useful to buyers who are looking for a mortgage helper or for an inlaw or secondary suite for family members. Homes with suites are also proving attractive when blended family generations join to purchase a home.

In the Comox Valley, a select number of homes have been built with secondary suites in The Ridge. Some of these have been custom built to allow for a single level suite for a senior or an elderly couple and some have been built on two levels to accommodate a younger generation of the family. If the new homeowner plans to rent out a secondary suite they can expect to generate approximately $1,300 per month in rental income. Vacancy rates are extremely low in the Comox Valley and a secondary suite would rent out very quickly.

Coastal Custom Homes has started construction on a new two-storey home located at 3332 Harbourview Blvd. in The Ridge neighbourhood in Courtenay, B.C. This custom floor plan provides a total of 3,022 sq. ft. which includes a separate secondary suite that is 937 sq. ft. in size. This suite has a separate entrance which is located away from the main entrance of the home. It also has its own covered deck, two bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a large open concept dining, kitchen and living area, a laundry room and its own 6’ x 8’ storage room. All of this comes together to make this the perfect design for a secondary suite!

Enjoy the spectacular ocean and mountain views from the upper floor of this three-bedroom and three-bathroom family home. The kitchen features a large island, quartz countertops, shaker kitchen cabinets, a walk-in pantry and is open to the living and dining areas. There is ample parking available at this home, with a two-car garage and additional parking in the driveway for two cars. Enjoy the 7’ by 6’ storage area as well as the 20’ by 8’ high basement to store recreational equipment or seasonal items. 

A covered heritage-style porch provides a welcoming area at the front of the home.  On the upper floor, a covered deck provides the perfect place for enjoying outdoor meals and for soaking in the stunning views. This home comes with an eight-panel 2.5 KW solar system installed on the roof, reducing energy bills from the day you move into the home.  

The Ridge is a popular community in Courtenay on Vancouver Island boasting impressive, panoramic ocean and mountain views. This neighbourhood has a large park and provides many opportunities to meet friends at the playground, walk the dog or have a friendly game of frisbee or soccer. It is known for welcoming newcomers to the area and has a mix of residents who include parents with young children, retirees and empty nesters. 

To date, there have been approximately 100 new homes built in The Ridge and when this development is finished it will include 230 single-family homes. We choose to continue building our new homes in this community because of the design guidelines in place. The developer is committed to creating an urban residential community emphasizing pedestrian activity.

Come to The Ridge and find your Home Suite Home!
Contact us by phone or email.
Price: $849,900

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are committed to offering a safe environment to view this home site for sale. The health and safety of everyone is our primary concern at this time. 

Contact: Dean Vershuur at Coastal Custom Homes
Cell: 250-465-2205
Email: Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca 

Coastal Custom Homes is Building Beyond the Step Code Standard

The BC Energy Step Code is a compliance path that requires a level of energy efficiency in new residential construction that goes above and beyond the requirements of the BC Building Code. At Coastal Custom Homes we build new energy-efficient homes that exceed the City of Courtenay’s Energy Step Code 2 requirements. We build to the Step Code 3 standard and incorporate some of the energy-efficient standards in Step Code 4.

We integrate high-performance designs, materials and systems into all of our new homes. In addition, energy modelling software is used in design phase pre-construction and on-site testing during construction to demonstrate that our new homes meet and exceed the requirements of Step Code 2.

What does this mean to you, the new homeowner?

Many of the differences in our new homes will be invisible to the naked eye because the improvements are built into the very fabric of the new home—the insulation, windows, the heating system, water heating system, lighting and the attention to construction details. Occupants living in our homes enjoy the feeling of increased comfort and reduced energy bills.

Our new homes will be quieter as a result of using higher quality doors and windows which reduce the amount of outside noise filtering in. The heating and ventilation system will be quieter. The custom cabinets in the kitchen include soft close hinges. All of these upgrades provide you, the new homeowner with a sense of well-being in your new home.

A new home built to BC Energy Step Code 3 requires 20% less energy for heating and cooling, helping to significantly reduce energy bills. We are also the first builder at The Ridge and in the Comox Valley to supply solar panels on all of our homes for sale reducing your electricity bills from the moment you move in. Tucked away unobtrusively on the side of the roof, these solar panels provide a free renewable source of energy for years to come.

Building Net Zero Homes

We are custom home builders and we will build to the standards of a Net Zero Home which produces as much energy as the occupants consume. We are excited to participate in this initiative as a Net Zero Home’s energy performance is 100% better than homes built to code. Contact us for a free consultation regarding a custom home.

New Home with Secondary Suite Under Construction

We have a new 3,022 sq. ft. two-storey home under construction which includes a private secondary suite of 937 sq. ft. These suites are gaining popularity for use as a separate living area for other family members or to be used to generate income. This new home will be built to Step Code 3 standards and will be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2020. The mountain and ocean views are spectacular from this home!

Location: 3332 Harbourview Blvd. Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island
Price: $849,900
For more information, contact Dean Vershuur Cell: 250-465-2205
Email: Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

The Comox Valley Offers a Healthy Lifestyle for All Ages

The Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island is one of the top communities for families of all ages to relocate to. This is the perfect home base for Vancouver Island adventures and is quickly becoming known as one of the “go-to” places for outdoor recreation 365 days of the year. There are activities year-round for people of all ages. The Comox Valley, comprised of the communities of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland, is one of the most beautiful regions on Vancouver Island to live. 

Healthy Lifestyle Year-Round Activities available in the region:
Easy, moderate and adventure hiking
River, lake and ocean fishing
Ocean kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming
Beach and trail walking
Mountain biking in Cumberland
Snow sports at Mount Washington
Tennis and other racket sports
Golfing

There are hundreds more activities to be involved in such as hockey, skating, soccer, baseball, basketball, and swimming,  for toddlers through to Masters divisions. There is an active community of seniors who enjoy participating in a variety of programs at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay and who offer and participate in programs at the Elder College. There are clubs of all kinds that have something to offer people with a variety of interests.

New residents choose the Comox Valley because of the amenities such as:
Comox Airport (YQQ)
North Island College
Comox Valley Aquatic Centre
Comox Valley Hospital
Local Farmers Market
Vibrant Downtown
Casual and Upscale Dining
Kingfisher and Old House Spas
Libraries, Community Centres, Theatres

For the past two years Coastal Custom Homes has been building custom homes at The Ridge in Courtenay, B.C. Recently our new homeowners have been welcomed to The Ridge neighbourhood from Victoria, the Fraser Valley and Calgary. We are starting construction on a new two-storey home that includes a secondary suite. This home will be ready for occupancy in September and is located at 3332 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, B.C.

Our team at Coastal Custom Homes is proud to call the Comox Valley home. We are custom home builders currently building new homes in the Courtenay community of The Ridge. We have many new lots to choose from, some offering stunning mountain and ocean views.

Have you been thinking of building a new custom home? We are here to help! Contact us for a free consultation regarding a custom home for you and your family. We look forward to hearing from you.

Coastal Custom Homes, Dean Verschuur
Cell: 250-465-2205
Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

New Home for Sale with Secondary Suite on Vancouver Island

We are pleased to begin construction on a new home located at 3332 Harbourview Blvd. at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island. This two-storey floor plan provides a total of 3,022 sq. ft. which includes a separate secondary suite. The main living area is 2,085 sq. ft. and the secondary suite has 937 sq. ft. 

The main part of the home is very spacious and has three bedrooms, three baths, and a large kitchen which opens to the family room and dining room. It also has a balcony overlooking the Comox Bay and the mainland mountains. The view is spectacular! 

Secondary Suites Grows in Popularity

A secondary suite or in-law suite is defined as an additional dwelling unit attached to the main home. Secondary suites are popular as more people are adding separate accommodation to help a family member to stay independent or to increase their monthly income by renting out the suite. This suite has a separate entrance which is located away from the main entrance of the house, ensuring privacy for the families who live here.

Living at The Ridge

The Ridge is a new community surrounded by stunning ocean and mountain views, located in Courtenay on Vancouver Island. The iconic Comox Glacier can be seen from many locations at The Ridge. We choose to build our new homes in this new home community because the developer is committed to building a connected community with design guidelines in place. This neighbourhood is known for welcoming newcomers to the area and has a mix of residents who include parents with young children, retirees and empty nesters. The large park in The Ridge neighbourhood provides many opportunities to meet friends at the playground, walk the dog or have a game of friendly soccer.

Interior Design 

At Coastal Custom Homes we design original homes. Tiffany Vershuur is the interior designer on our team and her expertise brings a sense of comfort, functionality and West Coast elegance to the floorplan of this home. We are proud to provide our clients with an energy-efficient home that is beautiful inside and out. We have the passion, expertise, and the dedicated team to build a home to suit your lifestyle.

Customize This Home

We are just starting construction on this home and will be working on the interior in June. You have time to add your own touches to this home, with choices for flooring, lighting, cabinet style, colours and finishes. Contact us soon to receive an updated floor plan and more information. Contact us by phone or email.

Price: $849,900

With the COVID-19 situation, we are committed to offering a safe environment to view this home site for sale. The health and safety of everyone is our primary concern at this time. 

Contact Dean Vershuur at Coastal Custom Homes:
Cell: 250-465-2205
Email:
Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

New Rancher for Sale at 3409 Marygrove Drive in Courtenay, BC

New incentives on this home, bring your offers to us!

Please Note: With the situation around COVID-19 continuing to develop we are committed to offering a safe environment to view this home for sale. Coastal Custom Homes will show this home by appointment to one client(s) at a time. People viewing this home will be screened to see if they have been healthy. We will also be cleaning and sanitizing this home after every viewing and when you come to look at this home, you will be asked to wear gloves, which we will supply. The health and safety of everyone is our primary concern at this time.

This beautifully finished new home is ready for you to move in! The yard is fully landscaped and enclosed with cedar fencing.

Our team at Coastal Custom Homes has put a lot of thought into the design of this new home. Tiffany Vershuur is the interior designer on the team and her expertise brings a sense of functionality and West Coast elegance to the floorplan of this home.

Our team at Coastal Custom Homes understands the importance of a decision to purchase a new home. We go above and beyond to bring you the best in new technology and products to ensure that our homes are healthy and comfortable. 

Top of the line products included in this home:

  • Engineered hardwood flooring 
  • HVAC system (Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning)
  • Two-sided gas fireplace linking the great room and master bedroom
  • Quartz countertops
  • Heated tile flooring 
  • Custom designed kitchen cabinets
  • Solar panels
  • Built-vacuum system
  • Elegant wainscotting
  • Sheer roller blinds

This spacious 1,551 sq. ft. rancher style home has three bedrooms. The great room and main living area are designed in a transitional style with high ceilings. A two-sided gas fireplace is the focal point of the great room, adding warmth and ambiance to both the main living area and the master bedroom. 

Enjoy the spa-like ensuite with a soaker bathtub, a separate tiled walk-in shower, double sinks, quartz countertops and heated tile flooring. Additionally, an extra large storage space with six-foot ceilings is accessible from the garage, the perfect spot to store recreational equipment. This home also has two outdoor patios, ideal for entertaining and enjoying the mild Comox Valley weather all year round. 

This is the first new home in The Ridge neighbourhood to include solar panels, which will significantly reduce your energy bills for the lifespan of the home. These panels are tucked away unobtrusively on the side of the roof and will provide a free renewable source of energy for years to come. 

If you are looking for a new one-level home in a desirable and scenic neighbourhood, take a tour of this new rancher-style home in The Ridge community in Courtenay, B.C. Home is where the heart is! 

Thinking of a bigger home? We are currently building a large two-storey home on Harbourview Boulevard at The Ridge, which includes a secondary suite that can be used for independent family members or as a mortgage helper. Enjoy the spectacular ocean and mountain views from this home. 

Location 3409 Marygrove Drive, Courtenay, B.C.
New incentives on this home, bring your offers to us. Asking Price: $663,000
Viewings by appointment
Realtor: Dean Thompson, Remax Ocean Pacific Realty
Cell: 250.898.4777 or Email: dean@deanthompson.ca

OR call Dean Vershuur at Coastal Custom Homes at:
Cell: 250-465-2205   Email: Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

Posted on March 26, 2020 – Availability and price subject to change without notice.

Happy Valentines Day | Home is Where the Heart Is!

Often, we hear stories from our clients about “falling in love with a new home.” We know that it is a big, life-changing decision to choose a new home for you and your family. We understand and we make the extra effort when building our homes to ensure that they are healthy and comfortable. 

We use top of the line HVAC systems providing many benefits to the ventilation system. This improves air regulation, stops condensation and controls air impurities, adding to a healthy home environment. 

This home is built with comfort in mind, surrounding you and your family with a sense of well-being every day. This means that we have a keen eye on the design and flow of the home and that we use products to provide natural warmth.

This new home for sale has just been completed and is ready for occupancy. Take a tour of this home and you will fall in love with it. Why? It is a home with a heart and it will feel right for so many reasons. 

This custom-designed three-bedroom rancher-style home features 1,551 sq. ft. designed in a transitional style with high ceilings. A two-sided gas fireplace is the focal point of this room, adding warmth and ambiance to both the main living area and the master bedroom. Engineered hardwood flooring in a light oak colour runs throughout the home. 

You will love the indulgence of a luxurious bathtub in the spa-like ensuite. Also included is a separate tiled walk-in shower, double sinks, quartz countertops and heated tile floors – this is the perfect area to retreat to. 

Do you love a place to store seasonal items? This home has a large storage area offering 1,551 sq. ft. of unfinished space beneath the house finished with a six-foot ceiling. 

This is the first new home in The Ridge to include solar panels, significantly reducing your energy bills from the moment you move in. Tucked away unobtrusively on the side of the roof, these solar panels will provide a free renewable source of energy for years to come. 

Come and take a tour of this home and you will know that it is the perfect choice for you and your family. Home is where the heart is!

Open House: 1-3 pm Saturday
Location 3409 Marygrove Drive, Courtenay, B.C.
Price: $670,000

Realtor: Dean Thompson, Remax Ocean Pacific Realty
Cell: 250.898.4777 or Email: dean@deanthompson.ca
OR call Dean for a personal tour.

Top Ten Reasons to Move to Vancouver Island

City life does have its perks especially if you want to be in the heart of the hustle and bustle. However, if you find your priorities are changing, you might want to consider moving to Vancouver Island.

Why? Spectacular scenery and easy access to beaches, clean air, 12 months of recreation, and small-town vibes are just a few of the reasons. Vancouver Island is home to some of Canada’s best places to live, according to Maclean’s magazine’s new survey published in the summer of 2019.

Maclean’s researchers gathered data from 415 towns and cities across the country and compared them in the following categories: Wealth and economy, affordability, population growth, taxes, commute, crime, weather, access to health care, amenities and culture. Twelve communities profiled in the top 200 list are located on Vancouver Island.

Here are some of the reasons people take into consideration when moving to beautiful Vancouver Island:
Top Ten Reasons to Move to Vancouver Island

  1. World-class scenery
  2. Year-round outdoor recreation
  3. Lifestyle
  4. Less Traffic
  5. Affordability
  6. Milder climate
  7. Vibrant Culture, arts and festivals scene
  8. Locally grown food, beer and wine
  9. Economic stability
  10. Welcoming communities

Moving to Vancouver Island will immerse you in a lifestyle rich in scenic splendour and outdoor activities for people of all ages. Enjoy the lush rainforests home to trees over 1,000 years old, the hundreds of kilometres of ocean shoreline and the beauty of the mountain ranges. This is a place where you can enjoy skiing, golfing and boating on the same day!

The Comox Valley, comprised of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland, is one of the most beautiful Vancouver Island communities to live in and is more affordable than Victoria or Nanaimo. Voted one of the friendliest communities in Canada according to Expedia, Courtenay offers many opportunities to live, work and play.

Our team at Coastal Custom Homes is proud to call the Comox Valley home. We are custom home builders currently building new homes in the Courtenay community of The Ridge. We are here to help if you are thinking of building a new custom home. Contact us for a free consultation, we look forward to hearing from you.

Coastal Custom Homes, Dean Verschuur
Cell: 250-465-2205
Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

Come to our Open House in January!

Our new rancher home is nearing completion and will be ready to show during our open house days in January.

This custom designed 1,551 sq. ft. rancher/bungalow style home has two bedrooms and an additional room to accommodate a third bedroom or it can be used as an office, exercise or media room. The main living area is designed in a transitional style with high ceilings and is beautifully finished with engineered hardwood flooring and modern light fixtures. A two-sided gas fireplace is the focal point of this room, adding warmth and ambiance to both the main living area and the master bedroom.

A spa-like ensuite with a stand-alone soaker bathtub, a separate tiled walk-in shower, double sinks, quartz countertops and heated tile floors is the perfect area to retreat to. An airy, walk-in closet is located adjacent to the master bedroom.

The large storage area is a unique feature of this home, as it offers 1,551 sq. ft. of unfinished space beneath the house and it has a six-foot ceiling. This storage area is perfect for storing recreational and seasonal items and can be used as a wine cellar.

This is one of the first new homes in Courtenay to feature solar panels. Tucked away unobtrusively on the side of the roof, these solar panels will provide a free renewable source of energy for years to come. Energy bills will be significantly reduced from the moment you move in.

This new home for sale will be ready for occupancy in December 2019. Coastal Custom Homes is known for high-end finishes and classic West Coast design. This home is located at 3409 Marygrove Drive in Courtenay, B.C.

Price: $670,000.

Thinking of a bigger home? We are building a large two-storey home on Harbourview Boulevard at The Ridge, which includes a secondary suite that can be used for independent family members or as a mortgage helper. Enjoy the spectacular ocean and mountain views from this home.

Contact us for more information: Coastal Custom Homes, Dean Verschuur
Cell: 250-465-2205
Email: Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

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