• Thinking About a New Custom Home Next Year? Start Now.

    Is 2020 the year for your dream home? Then 2019 is the time to begin planning. Unlike buying a resale home or a house in a master-planned community, building a one-of-a-kind custom home is a lot more fun—but it’s never too early to get started. A common misconception is to start the process with an […]

    Read more February 14th, 2019

  • Custom Home Design Trends for 2019

    Do a search of “home design trends for 2019” and you’re likely to see a lot of opinions and buzzwords (we got a kick out of “maximalism”). But design trends matter. After all, if design trends never changed we’d all still have avocado green kitchens and shag carpet, right? Here are a few design trends […]

    Read more December 26th, 2018

  • How to Come Up With a Floor Plan That Meets Your Needs

    One of the most exciting benefits of building a custom home is that you are the designer. You have a hand in creating the perfect floor plan to meet your needs. Instead of searching for months (or longer) to find a home that may work, you can create a home that’s built to accommodate both […]

    Read more October 18th, 2017

  • Avoid These Custom Home Design Mistakes

    So, you think you’re ready to begin designing your dream home? You’ve been waiting for this moment for years, so make the most of it by avoiding common home design mistakes. We’ve been in the business of building custom homes in Western Washington for more than 25 years, so it’s safe to say we’ve witnessed […]

    Read more July 12th, 2016

  • Compare Three Modern Custom Home Kitchen Designs

    What does your “dream kitchen” look like? How big is it, what color is it, what features does it include, and how does the space make you feel? If you ask 100 different people that question you’re likely to get 100 different answers. There are popular trends such as an open concept layout, a multi-use […]

    Read more June 21st, 2016

  • Where to Find Custom Home Design Ideas Online

    From starting with amazing custom home design ideas to decorating your dream house, the internet is the go-to source for home improvement professionals and home design enthusiasts. As a custom design build company, Estes Builders can design and build just about any type of home you could dream of. In fact, the possibilities are endless. […]

    Read more April 21st, 2016

  • Build a Home, Buy a Home, or Update Your Home?

    Earlier this month the Seattle Times ran an article optimistically called War Stories from the Seattle Housing Market. Although real estate in Port Angeles, Sequim and the surrounding areas hasn’t reached quite the same levels there is a healthy demand that is driving inventory down and prices up. The result can be frustrating whether you […]

    Read more April 20th, 2016

  • Downsize Your Home, Upsize Your Luxury

    The baby boom is over, your kids are now having their own kids, and it’s now time to consider the “d” word– downsize. There are those among us who might think that “downsize” is a dirty word. To us, it’s quite the opposite. We believe that downsizing your home means expanding your possibilities for luxury. […]

    Read more December 22nd, 2015

  • Practical (and Surprising) Custom Home Design Ideas

    You’ve worked hard and saved your pennies. Now that you can finally afford to build the home of your dreams, don’t skimp on the luxury design features that you’ve earned (at least not during the planning stage). It’s time to dream big for your Washington custom home. Think of everything you’ve ever wanted to include […]

    Read more December 17th, 2015

  • Meet Our Custom Home Architect

    Does the idea of designing and building a custom home seem too overwhelming? Maybe you have some general ideas in your head, or maybe a floor plan sketched out on the back of a napkin. But how do you turn that into an actionable plan to bring your home to life? Fortunately, we take care […]

    Read more August 27th, 2015

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The design has turned out to fit our lifestyle just right.


The plans were drawn better in one week than another designer/builder did in two months.


From the start of this process to the completion, it has been fun.


Our sketches and ideas were translated into a viable floor plan, and adapted perfectly to the slope of the lot


Your in-house design team made it a snap with their knowledge and expertise


Estes took care of things that we didn't even think of.


We have a “showplace” home delivered on budget and on time. We could not have asked for more.


Honesty, integrity and genuine interest to listen.


Our home was completed on time with no surprises.


Each of our concerns was yours too. Once again Thank You for this endless consideration


My mother in Ohio loves checking up on our home via the website! What a good idea!


We have a "showplace" home delivered on budget and on time. We could not have asked for more.


Exceptional choice, quality, delivery, service and value describe our experience with Estes Builders


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Serving: Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Port Ludlow

259003 Hwy 101
Sequim, WA 98382




Serving: Bainbridge Isl., Kingston, Silverdale, Port Orchard & Gig Harbor

19255 Powder Hill Place - Suite 100
Poulsbo, WA 98370