Designing & Building your dreams

Do you want to design & build your own home?  Remodeling your own home or building a new home from the ground up is a unique experience that many homeowners only dream of.  New home construction can seem like an overwhelming and expensive undertaking.  It doesn’t have to be.  No matter the scale or budget, designing and building your new home can be easy and affordable if you have the right partner.  Kaya have been designing and building homes from scratch for over 15 years; However you envision your new home, Kaya can help you bring it to life.

Some of the steps to consider as you begin to design & build your new home:

1. Set some goals.
Before you set out on this epic adventure, it’s important to envision the goal before you roll.  Make sure to set some tangible goals and evaluate whether you’re able to achieve them.  A good way to start is to ask several questions of yourself: What are you trying to achieve?  What does your ideal house look like; Shape, size, location, etc.?  What is your realistic budget?  Is it cheaper to buy, remodel or build a new home?

2. Find a piece of land or an older house that could be remodeled.
Deciding on where you want to live can often be the most important question.  Research both the area you’re targeting and one or two others that you could consider.  Having options is key.

3. Assemble your team.
The most important step.  With a design & build project you’re going to likely need a bank, mortgage company or financing partner.  You’re also going to need an architect, a designer and of course a builder.  Many companies like Kaya can provide all three, which can save a great deal of time and money.  It’s really important to do your research here.  Read reviews and conduct several interviews and pick the very best fit.  Some questions to ask: How long have you been in business?  Are you licensed?  Do you have insurance and workers comp insurance?  Can you give me a list of your trusted subcontractors?  Can you provide quality client references?  How often do your projects come in on time and under budget?  What is your expected timeline for the project?

4. Make some solid plans.
The importance of planning a design & build project with a scope and size of a new home or remodel cannot be understated.  Once you’ve assembled your team, you’re going to need to sit down with them and knock out some solid and realistic plans and a related timeline.  Make sure you plan for contingencies; budgets and timelines often need adjustments as you begin to execute your plans.

5. Get started.
You’ve designed your house or remodel, you’ve hired your team, obtained the right permits and secured your financing; now the only thing left to do is build your new house or start your new remodel. Sounds simple, right?  It can be, but some words of wisdom as you embark on this new adventure: Expect the unexpected. When building a new house or remodeling you can always count on roadblocks and complications.  It’s just part of the process.  It’s how you deal with them that matters.  This is why choosing a solid and reliable team you can trust at the beginning is so important.  If you’ve done this right, nothing should stand in the way of a successful project.

Please contact us for a free consultation and estimate.

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We combine quality workmanship, superior knowledge and low prices to provide you with service unmatched by our competitors.


We have the experience, personnel and resources to make the project run smoothly. We can ensure a job is done on time.


Work with us involve a carefully planned series of steps, centered around a schedule we stick to and daily communication.


  • Over 15 Years Experience Building Homes
  • Financial Responsibility to Our Clients
  • Superior Quality & Craftsmanship
  • Working as a Team with Our Clients
  • Highest Standards in Cost Control
  • On Time & On Budget


  • Do you just remodel homes or also design them?

    Kaya can do both. We have built a tight knit team of architects, designers and craftsmen that can manage your project from the design phase to completion. If you have your own architect and designers, we can work with them.

  • Do You Offer a Guarantee or Warranty?

    Yes, Kaya stands behind its work 100%.  We adhere to closely industry standards to insure the highest of quality in our work.  We guarantee all of our houses from start to finish.

  • How do I get started?

    Contact Kaya for a meeting to discuss the specific details of your project.  We’ll meet with you, craft an estimate and then walk you through the steps from planning to finish.

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