Jane’s early influences helped to shape her. Growing up with a father who was a custom home builder left indelible impressions about the importance, livability and functionality of design. Jane explains that, “Watching my father sometimes struggle to work with sub-par designs made me determined to be practical and realistic about what I create.” While in university, Jane took her know how to the trenches by working for contractors during the summer months. Today, Jane’s plans are said to be, “...something I can actually build from.” That’s high praise from those in the know.

Life has a way of teaching us invaluable lessons and Jane’s clients benefit from the wealth of experience she infuses into each signature project. A long-time marriage to a successful builder, firsthand experience with inter-generational living situations, being the mother of four wonderful grown children, and ‘gramma’ to four (and counting) grandchildren, have all left their marks. Jane’s perspective is a unique one. Immensely creative options for meeting the needs of her clients today and well into the future abound. Planning successfully for today starts with a vision of what’s likely to come..

Due in no small part to Jane’s hands-on approach, Life Home Design is readily positioned to turn ideas and wish lists into construction-ready drawings. A refreshingly personable, vibrant, and keenly astute professional, Jane’s passion for design, her ability to see the big picture, and her personal commitment to delivering quality are just the beginning of the attributes she brings to the table.


About the Life Home Design Team

A team of hand-picked professionals is involved in every new custom home project undertaken by Life Home Design. It all starts with a well thought out design. Next comes the Development of Working Drawings & Documents required for Site Plan & Conservation Approvals, Committee of Adjustment Variances, Building Permits, as well as Tendering and Construction. Jane collaborates with each team member. Forging a long-term relationship with this team is critical to the success of each project.

Jane liaisons with a trusted core group of professionals. Depending on a project’s scope, location and local municipal requirements, experts in Site & Environmental Engineering, Land Surveying, Architectural Drafting, Structural Engineering, Truss Designing, Mechanical Consulting and Interior Design Development can all be contributors. Jane oversees each step of the process to ensure a successful outcome.


Testimonials

"Working with Life Home Design on our project was a true pleasure. We were amazed at how quickly Jane was able to understand who we were and what we needed in our living space. She showed a true knowledge of the features and details of design that turn a house into a home. We trusted in her vision and found the reality of what she created for us to be more than we could have anticipated from the design drawings. Even our teenage sons remark on how much they love our home – you can’t get higher praise than that!”
Vanessa & Ted Garner

“Hello Jane, I recently purchased the home that you designed at XXX Drive (address removed for privacy) in Lorne Park and I just wanted to let you know that I am enjoying every aspect of this beautiful home. I have owned Arts & Crafts original homes before and that’s why I was so attracted to the Prairie influence of the exterior of this home. It is an absolute pleasure to live there and your design has created such a beautiful flow and use of natural light. Even though the home is so open and there are so many windows it still maintains so much privacy. Thank you so much for spending so much energy to create this sanctuary which is giving me so much pleasure.”
Daniel Schembri

“Jane designed our modern dream cottage in 2013. She came highly recommended by our builder because her attention to detail and extensive knowledge about the construction process. In our very first meeting, we knew that Jane was really listening to us, our personal wish list and hopes for our family retreat. She made what could be a potentially stressful process into a very positive memorable experience. We love our space and are so grateful for Jane’s amazing design. We would recommend Jane to anyone without hesitation.”
Tanya Voisin & Scott Wigle  

“I like dealing with people like you who have forgotten more than your competitors will ever know.”
John Springett