The New Evolve Home Model Line: What Is It?


June 9, 2022

Finding the right home to suit your needs can be both exciting and challenging. When housing is in high demand it can drive prices up, leaving many home buyers frustrated. Combine this with the government’s mortgage stress test and increasing interest rates, and you may start wondering whether a new home is in your future at all. 

At Sterling Homes, we understand the challenges of buying a home, and we’re constantly innovating our product to meet the needs of today’s home buyers. We want home buyers like you to be able to purchase a home that fits your needs at a price within your budget. This was the motivation, and what lead our team to create our Evolve Homes, a line of homes aimed to drive our mission of affordable homeownership, without compromise. 

Read on to learn more about everything that the Evolve line has to offer.

What Is Evolve?

Evolve Homes are a selection of home models crafted for both cost efficiency and modern living. There are several styles of Evolve homes, including single-family front attached garage homes, laned homes, duplexes and townhome models. 

This special line of homes feature many of the modern design elements found in typical, more expensive custom homes, such as luxury vinyl plank flooring, quartz countertops, and kitchen tile backsplash among others. Our floor plans are designed to maximize space, providing you with a selection of layouts to suit your everyday needs. In an Evolve home, you get to enjoy all the comforts of modern living with a more affordable price tag. The difference is not in the house itself, but rather the process of planning and building that home. 

So, What Makes Evolve Homes More Affordable?

We’ve refined the build-to-buy process for this line of homes, maximizing cost efficiency through the construction process, community selection, and materials chosen for fit and finish. We then pass these savings onto our buyers. 

With a traditional new home buying process, many buyers start by choosing a community and then the lot on which their home will be constructed. Once the lot is chosen, a floor plan is selected, buyers customize their selections, and finally the buying and construction process begins.

Our Evolve line of homes simplifies this process. To maximize cost efficiency, we pre-plan and build several homes in a row and at the same time – in carefully selected communities. We choose in-demand, modern materials in which to apply a beautiful fit and finish to the home, and we design the homes purposefully to maximize the material used so there is little-to-no waste. By building multiple homes in a row, rather than the traditional “one home at a time” custom method, we are able to save money on labour costs, and pass these savings onto our buyers. 

Essentially, we prepare the foundation for the first home, then the foundation team can move on to the foundation for the second home, while other workers start working on framing the first home. The process moves down the line in an orderly fashion.

We’re not cutting corners to bring you great prices. In an Evolve home, you’re getting the same great materials and finishes found in all of Sterling’s homes. The floor plan designs are just as spacious as any other homes. The savings come from changing the building process.

All these decisions allow us to build you a beautiful, modern home at a more affordable price without cutting any corners on the quality our clients have come to expect.

What Are My Choices With Evolve?

Sterling builds Evolve homes in all quadrants of Edmonton, and in some of the surrounding communities as well. These homes range in size from a 920 square foot bungalow all the way to a 2,477 square foot front attached garage, so we have a model available for every kind of buyer.

Often, our spec Evolve homes have pre-planned options built in, or depending on where the home is at in the construction process, you can add on select options. Visit our model pages and use our floorplan visualizer tool to get an idea of the options available for each model. 

To help even further with your new home’s affordability, select Evolve homes offer the option to add a separate side entrance and legal suite in the basement. This gives homeowners the ability to rent out your unused basement space to help pay down your mortgage faster.

When it comes to the interior selections of Evolve homes, buyers have the choice between 5 designer curated colourboards. Evolve colourboards include the following selections: trim and wall paint, cabinet colours, quartz countertops, backsplash, silgranat sink, pull-down Moen faucet, luxury vinyl plank flooring and carpet. We’ve even made a colourboard visualizer so you can compare the colourboards in each Evolve model! 

Thanks to our carefully crafted Evolve options and colourboards, personalizing your Evolve home is a breeze, without the added months of construction time that typically comes with building a custom home. 

Evolve Continues to Grow

Evolve began as two home models in 2020 and has since grown into a vast selection of home styles in Edmonton’s most desirable communities. We’ve made a conscious choice to build quality, affordable homes and are so proud of the impact it has had on our clients. 

Sterling’s Evolve line has been proven to be a popular choice for families in Edmonton. Contact one of our qualified Area Sales Managers today to explore your Evolve home options.

Originally published April 6, 2020, Updated Jun 9, 2022

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At Sterling Homes, our mission is to provide the opportunity for affordable homeownership without compromise. Over the last 70 years, Sterling Edmonton has quickly become one of Edmonton’s most popular builders. We bring more than seven decades worth of exceptional customer service, superior design and unparalleled craftsmanship to the greater Edmonton area. As a member of the Qualico Group, Sterling Homes focuses on greater Edmonton’s finest family communities, while being able to offer some of the region’s most family friendly prices thanks to volume purchasing power for materials, trades and land. This has not only made Sterling one of Edmonton’s bestselling, move-up builders, but also one of the industry’s most respected home providers. It is through our uncompromising commitment to our customers that we proudly deliver the Sterling Advantage – that’s why each and every home we build includes a 10-year home warranty, a completion guarantee and new home warranty excellence rating. Our Advantage is our pledge that, when you build your dream home with Sterling, we will deliver a timely, well-built home you’re sure to enjoy for years to come.

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