Get the Lowdown on Cost-to-Build Estimates

October 18, 2019
Get the Lowdown on Cost-to-Build Estimates
Find out what it will cost to build your home.

By Courtney Pittman

Building a new home can be an exciting (and daunting) process. The burning question every potential homeowner wants to know is, “How much damage is this going to do to my wallet?” Good news! We can provide a “cost to build” estimate that is personalized for you. Our Cost-to-Build Report comes in handy when budgeting for your new home. New home construction costs vary widely, depending on where the house is built, the level of finish (tile, trim, window quality, etc...) and the construction site. With this report we can calculate basic building costs for your specific plan, based on the materials shown in the design and current pricing in your area of the U.S. or Canada, and also taking into account your preferences (like premium versus economy finishes).

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How long does it take to get a Houseplans Cost-to-Build Report? Not long! Our Cost-to-Build reports are usually emailed within 2-3 business days of the order being placed.

What items are included in the Cost-to-Build Report?

The labor, overhead data, and construction materials in our reports are very comprehensive and include these items:

Foundations, heating/AC, rough framing, floor covering, exterior finish, appliances, windows, interior finish, roofing, electrical, plumbing, and special features (like alarm systems, solar panels, swimming pools, fountains, etc.) – read more here.

What items are NOT included in the Cost-to-Build Report?

These reports do not include modifications/customizations, landscaping, purchase of the lot, preparation of the lot, site preparation of any kind, flatwork (like driveways), detached garages, or removal of existing structures.

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Check out these popular plans and find out how much they cost to build!

modern cottage plan 800 sq ft 2br by nir pearlson Plan890-1

This modern cottage house plan boasts an adventuresome, playful design that makes the most of a small space with private and public areas that connect elegantly to the outdoors. This design features a layout that is mostly one open floor plan between the kitchen and living-dining area, while connecting to a large wraparound deck. Key elements define individual “rooms” without separating one from another, like the kitchen peninsula and the window seat, making the main space feel larger than it is.

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Modern Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #430-184 Plan430-184

This modern style home plan (pictured above) sports four bedrooms, two and half baths, and stylish European influence. With large porches and an open design, it offers comfortable living, as well as, terrific entertaining space. A bonus area over the garage allows immediate storage and expansion potential. Check out the outdoor kitchen on the rear porch.

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Farmhouse style plan 888-13 front Plan888-13

The design of this two-story Farmhouse home plan design is reminiscent of a dairy barn and employs traditional elements interpreted in a modern way. Details such as the board-and-batten siding and a recessed, sheltered entry, add charm and utility. A generous veranda/lanai wraps around the great room to allow for easy indoor-outdoor living.

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Country Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #929-8 Plan929-8

A welcoming front porch and prominent gables with decorative brackets add curb appeal to this traditional family home. The great room and dining area boast a cathedral ceiling and open to the spacious screened porch with its own built-in grill and sink for backyard entertaining. A mudroom off the garage includes a pantry, closets, and a seat for taking off shoes. The master suite features two walk-in closets and linen storage, plus a spacious bathroom with two sinks.

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Farmhouse Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #430-156 Plan430-156

This contemporary version of a classic farmhouse (pictured above) displays eye-catching curb appeal. A wide porch welcomes visitors inside, where the open layout encourages a relaxed lifestyle. Serve up snacks at the kitchen's island or sit down for an elegant meal in the dining room. In warmer weather, the rear porch beckons you outside.

You'll find tons of storage throughout the home, with every bedroom boasting a walk-in closet and a huge pantry in the kitchen. The master suite's closet opens directly to the laundry room to make it easy to throw in a load. A large bonus suite upstairs can be finished now or later.

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Modern Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #895-60 Plan895-60

This 1,731-square-foot modern home design creates impressive indoor-outdoor connections. The open kitchen, living room, and dining area flow out to a side courtyard, so you can relax on your private patio after dinner. The master suite treats owners to a large shower, two sinks, and access to the courtyard.

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Modern floor plan, Front elevation Plan497-57

This home plan design is simple and efficient – making it an ideal house plan for a modern family on a tight budget. Hosting three bedrooms, a large master bath room, a simple cost effective bathroom, a large common room, and plenty of storage, this design is full convenience. The single-level layout and universal design options make it an excellent house plan for empty-nesters.

This home features passive solar design techniques such as Southern exposure for large areas of glazing, window shading devices and super insulated construction options make this modern house plan green. The simple shape and D.I.Y. options make this an extremely affordable home design.

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Country Exterior - Front Elevation Plan #17-2503 Plan17-2503

This beautiful country home plan design offers a huge wraparound front porch and has a side loading three-car garage. The great room sports a fireplace and is open to the kitchen, which features a large island bar, a walk-in pantry, breakfast nook, dining room, and access to the grilling porch. A laundry room boasts a shower and toilet for even more convenience.

Tucked away to the front of the floor plan, the master suite has not one, but two walk-in closets, while the master bathroom offers a soaking tub and a corner glass shower. Three more bedrooms are located in the back corner of the house. Don’t miss the enormous game room on the second level!

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