Build a unique home that reflects your style and provides a profound place of rest, revitalization and inspiration.

Professional home design services for discerning home owners. Our award winning firm creates innovative and inspired building designs for new homes or renovation projects.

Build a unique home that reflects your style and provides a profound place of, rest, revitalization and inspiration.

Be in harmony with your environment -know your lot, your options, and maximize energy efficiency.

Don’t loose sleep over technicalities -we are highly proficient in by-law interpretation and permit applications.


Step One Design offers a full spectrum of home design services including:

  • Custom homes
  • Subdivision and spec housing units
  • Additions and renovations (including upper floor additions and house lifts)
  • Basement renovations and secondary suites
  • Board of Variance applications and hearing representation

Let’s discuss your project

When you’re building a home, renovating or expanding an existing home, you need a home design company that not only has outstanding technical expertise, but understands the way people live. Step One Design offers creative, innovative solutions that are as practical as they are beautiful.

Residential designer Michael Dunsmuir uses his skills and experience to design plans for projects large and small. Whether you’re building your custom dream home, adding a bathroom or turning your basement into a luxurious suite, he’ll create a design that’s as unique as you are.

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For stock plans please visit Step One House Plans