How to Find Great Custom Home Ideas

At Tribus Homes, we specialize in designing and building custom homes and home renovations in Toronto and the GTA. Our founders have spent decades designing and building custom homes and extensive home renovations for hundreds of satisfied families. We’re proud of our ability to bring your vision of home to life.

Are you looking to find that vision? Do you want to see examples of custom homes that inspire your own vision? Tribus Homes is here to help. Instead of combing through the Internet, we’re bringing you three different places that you can look towards when searching for custom home inspiration.


Pinterest is still the gold standard for design ideas, and it’s a great place to find and organizing custom home ideas. It’s a good idea to create custom boards for each room in your house, as well as the exterior and for outdoor spaces—like decks, lawns, landscape features or a pool. Showing your pinboards will help a lot when you’re working with Tribus Homes’ expert designers and architects to create your new custom home in Toronto.


Much like Pinterest, Instagram features a wide variety of images of beautiful custom homes and home renovations. You can find thousands of ideas for your new custom home, or your renovated home, simply by surveying some hashtags, finding some you like, and following them. We suggest hashtags like #customhome, #customhomedesign, #dreamhomes, #customhomebuilder, #interiordesign, #dreamkitchen, #livingroomdesign, or #homerenovation, but there’s lots to discover!


Finally, you can check out a specialized site like Houzz. Houzz automatically splits ideas by room—no need to search—and even includes subcategories that’ll save you time. Looking for some living room ideas? Just click on “Living Room Ideas” and you’ll see ideas for traditional living rooms, modern living rooms, small living rooms, and even living rooms with fireplaces! Just find the ideas you like, save them to an “ideabook”, and when you meet with us, you’ll have some good ideas ready to go!

At Tribus Homes, our founders have a combined thirty years of experience helping hundreds of families create the homes that they’re looking for. Once you have your ideas ready, or even if you’re still figuring out your ideas, reach out to us by phone or by email, or by social media (like Facebook or Instagram!) for a no-obligation conversation.  

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We work with our clients to turn their dream homes into a reality, by using our decades of homebuilding expertise and our commitment to strong customer-service relationships.