This article originally appeared as a guest blog on the Holmes Approved Homes website and has been republished with permission. Lexis Homes has the distinction of being “Holmes Approved” and offers the Holmes Stage Inspection Package with every build.

The wonderful thing about building a new home is that you’re able to offer a level of customization to your build that really fits into your lifestyle and design sensibilities. On top of that, imagine building your dream home in a mature neighbourhood you already know and love.

These are the big reasons why homeowners choose to build brand new infill homes – and it’s something that Lexis Homes excels at.

This post features a 2-storey custom infill home collaboratively designed by a homeowner and Lexis Homes. It’s an excellent showcase of the personalization available with a new modern home while still fitting in with the charm of a mature neighbourhood. The “Tile House” is the perfect blend of form and function with dazzling details.

Infill Spotlight: The Tile House

The family we worked with for this home were longtime residents of the neighbourhood. They actually tore down their old home to rebuild. We removed a few key items from the old home to repurpose for the new build, but their new home was on the same lot as their old house!

This home is full of tiling – from the entryway, to the bathroom, to the laundry room, you can see that tile was the preferred choice of these homeowners. The pictures below showcase some of the highlights:

Mexican inspired tile design in floor
This floor tiling was inspired by the homeowners love of Mexico – They have a second home in Mexico.


Bathroom tile design inspired by Ray Lichtenstein
The whole family loves artist, Ray Lichtenstein’s work. This shower is pop art inspired modelled after Lichtenstein’s pointillist art style.


Mud Room in the Tile House
The mudroom is a necessity for those Saskatoon winters. This one features lots of storage and is easy to clean.


Staircase and Spindles
Floor to ceiling spindles and open risers keep this staircase connected with the living room.


No living room is complete without a (wood burning) fireplace and big windows to provide lots of natural light!


A big eat-in kitchen encourages lots of meals spent together as a family.

Not only does this home look good, as a Holmes Approved Homes builder – the homeowners know this Lexis home was built right, from the ground up. As part of Mike Holmes’ program, this house went through staged inspections during various stages of construction. This means it doesn’t just look good, it was built right from the ground up.