Custom Residential designs
to fit your lifestyle.

We specialize in residential design. Whether you are looking at a new build,
expanding or renovating your current home, Melabu Design & Drafting can help. 

We can take your ideas and concepts, turning them into a beautiful and functional design.


Not sure where to start? Check out what we have to offer

New House Construction

Planning your New/Dream Home, can be very exciting, and yet overwhelming, all at the same time. Melabu Design can help make the design process go smoothly. Each house is unique, we specialize in “Custom” homes. As each family is different, we believe your home should reflect that.

and Addition

Expanding/adjusting your current house can sometimes be a challenge. We take pride in our ability to incorporate aspects and characteristics to blend the new with the old. Making the addition/reno look like it was always, a part of the house. Check out some of our past addition projects in our portfolio.

Garages, Pool Houses, Sheds

No project too big or too small. We can help with the required plans for permits for these buildings too. Contact us for more info.


Get some inspiration from our past projects



Hi, I’m Melanie, the owner of Melabu Design & Drafting. Residential Design is my passion, I love architecture. I’ve been working in the construction industry for over 15 years. I graduated from The Construction Engineering Technology/Architecture, at Conestoga College.  From there, I spent a few years in the Roof Truss industry, designing roof and floor truss systems. Before venturing off on my own in the Residential Design/drafting industry.

BCIN, what is it?
BCIN stands for Building Code Identification Number.  It is an identification Number that each Designer is required to have, within the Province of Ontario. Meaning that the designer has completed the required Ontario Building Code exams, and is recognized as a qualified designer.


Service area:
We provide in-person design service within a 75km radius. Grand Bend, Exeter, Goderich, Parkhill, Bayfield, Port Franks, Arkona, Strathroy, just to name a few.