Building a home can be a huge step towards becoming independent and having creative freedom. Often people dream of building their own house, so they do not have to rent from someone else or must live with their poor designing decisions. It can be a great way to get exactly what you personally need in a home, but it is often difficult to figure out where to begin or what to focus on when thinking about a future living space. Money is extremely important when considering what you want in a new home. There are tons of costs to consider and deciding what parts of the home are most important to you can greatly affect the amount of money spent. There are also costs that are not usually thought about, such as foundation creation and thinks like insulation. The average total cost of building a new home is usually around $237,760. This is a huge chunk of money, and one that people usually do not spend carelessly. There are eight stages of construction, including interior completion, erecting walls, floors and roof, exterior façade completion, utility systems, foundation creation, job site preparation, outdoor completion and other. The stages that cost the most are interior completion, erecting walls, floors, and roof, and exterior façade completion.
Interior completion is 28.6% of the cost, and usually includes cabinets and counters, trim, doors and mirrors, drywall, flooring, painting, insulation, appliances and more. This stage is all about adding the features of a house that make it more comfortable, such as a fireplace or nice lighting. Picking out, paying for, and installing appliances can be a lengthy process but it is very important in making sure that your custom home is perfect for you.
Erecting walls, floors, and roof is a very important step of building your own home and is about 17.3% of the total cost. This stage is very important for ensuring that the home is stable and safe. It includes the framing of the house, like sheathing, steel, and more. It provides most of the structure for the house.
The exterior wall finish includes the roofing, all windows and doors, and more. It is often about 13.9% of the total cost and adds a lot of the outdoor décor. It can add interest to the outside of your house, with help from the landscaping, driveway and more. For building a unique and interesting home that is perfect for you, we hope that you will consider letting High Desert Design help you on your journey! We will not let you down!