Architectural Services


We’re experts in our field. From custom homes to renovations, we’re your first step in designing your dream.

Custom Projects


Unique designs built to your exacting specifications. Whether you’re dreaming of a custom-designed home built to meet your individual wants and needs, an outdoor lounge space to while away your days, a customized guest house that provides additional comfort for you and your family, or something totally different… First Step Design can make it happen.


We’ll work with you to achieve your specific goals and priorities for your custom project, and have the experience to take your project from the beginning steps to final building permits in hand.


Take the First Step now with our complimentary consultation.




Love your neighbourhood, but not your current space? We’re known for our ability to get more out of our clients’ homes, whether that means adding square footage or updating layouts to incorporate new functionality, while preserving the aesthetic feel of the design overall.


We have the creative acumen to develop innovative solutions for any design challenge and will work with you to realize the full potential of your property.


Grow your space—contact us to learn how.





Have you lost that loving feeling for your home? Whatever your home pain points, we’re trained to maximize your existing space. From refreshing old design elements to improving your home layout, a more functional, liveable, and beautiful space awaits you with First Step Design’s renovation services.


We’ll work with you to plan and implement renovations that suit your current and future wants and needs, all the while staying within your budget and schedule.


Want a space that’ll make you the envy of your neighbourhood? Take the first step today.


Additional Services


At First Step Design, “full-service” applies from the first draft to the completed project, and beyond. Along with the development of custom projects, additions, and renovations, we’ll take the work and worry out of your project with an array of additional services:

  • New home construction: We work with builders and developers to maximize their investments in residential lots and properties under consideration. With an in-depth knowledge of municipal processes across the Greater Toronto Area, we bring over 16 years of experience to the process of new home – building requirements – management, zoning issues, and marketing concepts and details of new home construction projects.
  • Committee of Adjustment coordination and representation: If your design or build plan varies from current bylaws, we’ll apply for a variance from the Committee of Adjustment of your municipality. We understand the Committee of Adjustment process, because we’ve committed time and energy to completing this process on behalf of clients for over 16 years. We’ll work as your agent to present the application at committee hearings, to prepare documentation, and even canvas your neighbourhood to ensure that every step has been taken to support the positive outcome of your variance claim hearings.


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