You will meet with an ACORN Design Consultant to review the features of your new home. This is an important aspect of the purchasing process, where you can personalize your home to meet your specific needs.

Exterior Colour Package

Shortly after finalizing your Agreement of Purchase and Sale, you will begin the personalization process. A variety of exterior colour packages will be available for you to choose from. Each package consists of a combination of colours for brick, stone, stone surrounds and sills, dentil frieze board, roof, window and door frames, front entry door and garage doors.

ACORN believes that a community should be full of diversity. This is why we emphasize the importance of building homes with a variety of exterior colours and materials to ensure a community with a diverse and unique streetscape. If you have purchased a detached home, you will be required to select an exterior colour package. Townhomes and other multi-unit housing will have pre-determined exterior colour packages based on approved Architectural Control Guidelines.

Custom Structural Changes

Beyond exterior selections, ACORN provides homebuyers with an opportunity to discuss potential structural changes to meet your particular needs.

As a flexible and boutique builder, ACORN allows for your home to be customized. To ensure that you get the most out of your new home, you can tailor your home to fit your lifestyle at your Custom Structural Changes appointment. Our design team will contact you in advance to arrange for this appointment.

Structural changes may include:
Changes to walls (including interior and exterior)
Plumbing, heating and ventilation
Cold cellars
Ceiling heights & treatment
Power distribution (including gas lines)
Electrical upgrades (including higher amp service)
Feature walls
Windows and doors
Finished basements
Custom Structural Changes

Finishing your basement

Finish your basement with ACORN while your home is being built, and avoid the inconvenience years down the road. We offer exclusive finished basement packages with luxurious ACORN finishes. Benefits of finishing your basement:

Added Value

Significantly increase the value of your home, by adding more usable living space and additional square footage. A finished basement is more marketable and a great return on your investment. A house with a finished basement generally commands better results on the resale market.


Having your basement finished by ACORN will ensure it is constructed by our trusted building team and covered under the Tarion Warranty Program. Extend your home features and finishes into the lower level to achieve a continuous and harmonious flow of your distinctive style

More Living Space

Transform your basement into a fully functional usable space. Whether you work from home, need extra bedrooms, or space for guests, finished basements can offer a pleasant environment, enhanced privacy, and more comfortable living.

Structural Changes

Structural changes can also include specific electrical, plumbing, or mechanical requirements that may affect cabinetry orientation or special space planning. Keep in mind, that any custom structural changes to your home may incur additional costs, including construction, administrative, architectural, engineering and city building permit fees. Generally, these costs will be provided to you within 5 business days of your request being submitted. Based on the construction schedule status, some homes may not offer structural changes.

Colour Selections

ACORN’s standard features are unique. We set a high benchmark for our standard features and finishes. What most builders would consider an ‘upgrade’, ACORN considers standard. Our Design Studio offers a wide collection of premium products to help you customize your home. Our design team will contact you in advance to arrange for this appointment.

At your Colour Selections appointment, you will be able to personalize the interior colours and finishes of your new home. We recommend you familiarize yourself with our offerings during your personalized browsing appointment to ensure that an informed and thorough decision is made in regards to the colours of your new home.

Please refer to Schedule “D” within the Agreement of Purchase and Sale, as it outlines the standard features of your home. Our Design Studio showcases the standard items in your home, along with many available upgrades.

During your appointment, feel free to bring colour swatches, fabrics and other materials to coordinate colours at our Design Studio. We strongly recommend that you bring any Manufacturer’s Specification sheets you may have to ensure the proper fit of your appliances and equipment. These measurements may affect the design of your kitchen cabinets and countertops.

Upgrade Pricing

During your Colour Selections appointment, your Design Consultant can provide you exact pricing for your specific lot and model. You may need to request custom pricing for more specialized upgrades in addition to what is shown. Custom pricing typically takes 5 business days.

Design Studio policies and upgrade prices are subject to change without notice.

Samples and Colour Variations

Variations between samples and actual material installed may occur. This results from the manufacturer’s colouring process (dye lots) and environmental factors that may affect the samples in our Design Studio. Many finishing materials are subject to change based on slight colour variations and availability. Therefore, from time to time certain finishes may not ideally match colour samples displayed. Natural materials, such as marble, granite, hardwood and brick are particularly susceptible to such variations.

More information is available in the “Construction Of Your Home” section under Changes in Materials, Products and Methods.

To ensure your new home is completed on time, items are ordered well in advance of installation. For this reason, we cannot change the exterior colour package, structural changes, custom changes, colour selections and electrical options once submitted. ACORN reserves the right to make choices on behalf of the purchaser should timing be affected.