How much do you charge per square foot?
This is a frequently asked question that is not easily answered due to the fact that all of our projects are as unique as our clients. Different designs and personal preferences will determine the exact cost to build your custom home. Some of the factors that directly affect the cost of your home range from the complexity of design to the personal preference in amenities. Consequently, a typical price range may be $100 to $300 per square foot and is as a unique and truly personal experience.
How long will my project take?
Once plan development is completed, a typical custom home may take about six months to build. However, it may take up to a year or more to complete a larger home with complex design or great detail. The span of any building project is in direct relationship to the scope of work that is being completed.
Can you explain allowances, how they work and how they will play a role in our project?
A builder usually provides a project allowance for some of the selection items that result in very personal taste. A few of the most common are for items such as interior light fixtures, counter tops, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, tile work, and floor finishes. Builders typically set an allowance based on experiences with their past clients. These allowances provided by the builder are typically based upon averages and should be sufficient to meet the requirements of most clients. The reality is that each and every client has their own personal taste and preference, and the allowance may not be sufficient to cover the actual expense. When this takes place the client would ask that the fixture budget be changed to one of their particular preference. When building a custom home, upgrades are actually the norm–hence the word "custom”.
What goes into a "Green Home"?
Green Homes incorporate environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the building and development process to minimize environmental impact. The design, construction, and operation of a home must focus on energy and water efficiency, resource efficient building design and materials, indoor environmental quality, and must take the homes overall impact on the environment into account. However, many of the processes and technologies that go into a Green Home happen behind the scenes and behind the walls.