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Designing Your Ultimate Okanagan Dock


Summer storms, intense wind, and excessive flooding can take their toll on your Okanagan dock. Any type of property damage can be a stressful and expensive ordeal. And, waiting for insurance claims and deciding if it is worth taking a hit on your policy are other factors to consider. Architecturally Distinct Solutions can help you redesign your dock situation. If you are dealing with a loss or starting from scratch on your dream beachfront property, we’ve got you!

What Does Your Dream Dock Design Entail?

How often have you seen entire families congregating on their docks looking like they are enjoying their private peninsula? You know the scene, you’re cruising by on your boat or walking the beach and see the action. There are floaties, picnicking families and tons of fun happening along expansive custom docks. Exciting components to consider in your Okanagan dock design include:

  • Boatlift
  • Bench seating
  • Storage for fishing gear, life jackets
  • Detachable shade sails
  • Pergolas
  • Propane fire pit and so much more!

Accessibility To Your Okanagan Dock

How to get down to the water is another portion of dock construction that many people decide to package together. If you need 3000 stairs because your place is on a cliff above, there are some excellent things to take into mind. Many long descents include multiple landings and even deck-like properties. This enables family and friends to meander safely down to the dock.

If stairs create a mobility issue for people or pets, ADS can help you ramp up your style and security with some sleek alternatives. Of course, railings are required and these can be quite architecturally stunning, depending on which style you prefer. Covered stairwells are another consideration to offer some respite from the sunshine. They may make perfect fishing platforms depending on your design. We are happy to look at all of these factors and come up with some stellar design solutions to meet all of your needs.


More Than Just A Dock

Your private peninsula offers a functional place to moor the water toys safely and efficiently. Boat lifts are popular to incorporate for keeping your vessel dry-docked on location. After all, isn’t one of the key benefits of having personal boat storage the fact that you don’t have to launch with your truck and trailer every time you want to take a rip out on the lake? Having enough space for your crew to chill out and to store your toys is essential. Let us help you create a dock design that fits your lifestyle and your budget!

Boathouse & Boat Garage Extensions for Your Okanagan Dock

Of course, your property and location will dictate what you are allowed to construct and how much room we have to work with. Some properties have incorporated a boathouse to enable easy mechanical maintenance and superior storage. There are some exquisite examples of designs that include extra guest quarters similar to a cabin on the waterfront above the boat garage portion. Whatever you have in mind, we invite you to reach out and let us get creative on your behalf! Our team is familiar with all of the required permits, rules and regulations and are happy to guide you along the way.

Contact Architecturally Distinct Solutions

If updating or implementing an Okanagan dock is in your future, we’d love to be on board! We take pride in exceeding our client’s expectations. From simple and functional to elaborate and extraordinary, we are the Kelowna architects who can make your dreams come true for all of your residential, commercial and industrial needs. We are excited to hear what you have in mind!