When it is time for a brand new home, the decision to pursue a custom house isn’t one to take lightly. While it might cost a lot less to custom build your dream home than it would to purchase and then remodel another house, the investment is still huge. There is plenty that goes into actually making the custom home of your dreams. If you are considering building a custom home, you must have accurate expectations about where the high costs will be. Read on to learn about the different prices of building your dream custom home.
The Home Site
Finding the proper location and buying the property is definitely a part of the cost of your custom home, but there is extra site work you have to budget for too. Depending on the property, you might have grading, surveying, erosion control, septic and sewer fees, consultant fees, water tap fees, and many more. You might also have to purchase to have other utilities installed, especially cable or internet, run through your property, depending on where it is you’re building.
The Building Itself
A big chunk of the cost comes from the skeletal structure of your building. You have to lay down your foundation first, which will be more pricey on a grade than on a piece of flat land, and the building framed out. There are labor costs and material costs to both of these, so keep that in mind while looking into building your custom home.
Major Home Systems
There is a cost to install any major systems of your home, including HVAC, septic, natural gas, electrical, plumbing, security, and more. The home won’t be livable without these, so they are essential to your budget considerations.
Custom Home Finishes
There are interior and exterior finishes to budget for in your custom home. This includes exterior materials, doors, windows, roofing, gutters, and so much more. Inside, you will have trim, drywall, masonry, flooring, cabinetry, lighting, appliances, and more, to name a few. If you decide to go in that route, there will probably be fees for an interior decorator. Together these finishes make up the most of your budget.
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