What to Consider When Building a New Home?
Factors to Consider
The price to build a new home can differ depending on several variables. The largest of those variables is how much you can and are willing to spend. However, there are additional factors to consider:
- Location of the house
- Size of the lot
- Square footage of the entire house
- Quality of materials
- Landscaping to compliment the exterior of the home
Type of House
Create, design, and craft your dream home to fit your style. This type of house construction allows the customer to put their personal touches on the home of their dreams. The process for estimating a price can take more work due to details or choices that are unique. Design plans can be purchased from a plan provider or drafted based on the customer’s requests. Clint Davis Construction provides both of these services to the homeowner. If plans are pre-selected, we can validate/adjust drawings to make the smallest details meet the requirements of the customer.
The sections of these houses are built offsite and then moved to the final construction location. While they offer a lower price, the final product will have limited options and features. Prefabricated homes are available in two types:
- Panel: Walls are built and then fastened to the foundation. Construction time is usually faster, with lower costs depending on materials.
- Modular: Sections are manufactured in a specialized facility and then assembled onsite. Sizing and features are limited, but design options can help balance the negatives.
These homes are usually limited in design due to restrictive codes and requirements by Home Owners Associations (HOA). While these homes offer a high degree of customizations, floor plans and locations can be limited.
Cost Factors For The Exterior
Excavation and backfill create the base for the foundation of your home. Additional considerations include code requirements for details like retaining walls to protect the house from flooding.
This portion of the design determines the layout and functionality of the house. Features such as vaulted ceilings can improve the perception of the space if limited by square footage, but increase costs accordingly.
Roofing materials, siding materials, windows, and exterior doors are the most common factors that determine a home’s physical appearance. Pricing can vary depending on the choice and quantity of materials. For example, vinyl siding and windows offer considerable savings to the homeowner over metal or wood materials. These options are functional, but the budget and aesthetics are most affected by these choices.
Cost Factors For The Interior
Electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc. provide the creature comforts of living. These costs can vary depending on the square footage, the number of systems, and types needed for a comfortable home.
One of the more cost critical areas that can vary depending on personal style is the finish choices inside a home. These decisions include paint colors, appliances, flooring, fixtures, and doors.
Cost Factors For Labor, Equipment & Materials
Depending on the scope of work and job site location, specialized machines, equipment, and tools may be required to complete the job. Clint Davis Construction calculates these costs during the design phase of your contract.
The actual labor cost of your new home depends on the size, complexity, and who you hire to build your house. Unforeseen costs to the homeowner are damaging to the budget. It is essential to compare quotes (not only by price), ask the right questions, and hire the right people with a reputation to finish both on time and budget.
Clint Davis Construction offers a more satisfying experience to the customer by providing detailed contracts, scheduling between subcontractors, daily correspondence between the parties, and management of the project.
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