Timberlea Custom Home Designer

Hundreds of Satisfied Clients in Nova Scotia & Beyond

If you're wondering what sets Atlantic Home Designs apart from the competition, take a look at what our clients have to say about their homes designed by our Nova Scotia-based company.

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    Design that Exceeded Our Expectations Within Our Budget

    It’s been ten years now since we first sat with John Hattie in our home. We explained that we had a home renovation design from another company that we were not excited about and we needed his help. We needed to start over again with a blank piece of paper (so to speak).

    Move forward to today... My husband and I often comment about how much we love the features of our home. It might be about how the sun shines into our home in the mornings or how we see the snow fall outside from many angles within our home or how our covered porch is still our favorite place to have a tea or a glass of wine.

    Bottom line is, we are as excited about our home today as we were when we sat with John originally, and he asked us what we imagined our ‘dream home’ to be. We are especially happy that John offered many suggestions as he continued to 'pencil and erase’ with our thoughts and his. John helped us create a design that exceeded our expectations and was still within our budget.

    We could never have imagined, that our tiny home could be reinvented on our existing property and in the neighbourhood we loved. Since then, we teamed up with John for a cottage renovation, a retail store renovation, and retail store build. Are we happy? Yes! Would we recommend John? 100% for sure.


    Joan and Carl B.
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    Up to the Minute on the Latest Materials & Building Technologies

    We have worked with John Hattie on several major projects over the past 10 years. John is unfailingly a pleasure to work with – he is creative, patient, has a great sense of humor, and listens to our ideas and works them in or finds an even better alternative to our ideas. In addition to being a great designer, John provides lots of information on where to source good products, and he is up to the minute on the latest materials and building technologies. We are proud to have a John Hattie-designed home.

    Homeowners, Antigonish, NS

    Wendy and Harley M.
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    I Recommend John to My Clients

    I first heard of John Hattie from a client/ friend of mine. At the time I was interested in knowing a designer who could meet the needs of my clients and myself. I found this in John. We have been doing business for 20+ years. I have never been disappointed in his product, his attention to detail is impressive. Throughout my career I have recommended John to my clients many times. This has worked in my favour because they are happy to work with him and pleased with the end product. There are many houses in this area that have been designed by John Hattie, and I have been fortunate to have built quite a few of them.

    General Contractor, Liverpool, NS.

    Brian M.
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    Would Recommend to Anyone

    John took a project that I was dreading doing and made it exciting. We were looking to do some renovations and employed them to give us some ideas and WOW, it was a great experience. We watched as John took the ideas and brought them to life right in front of us. Truly a team approach. I would recommend them to anyone. Thank you John.