It’s hard to imagine a dream home without envisioning a dream kitchen. It’s the natural gathering area of the home and so it makes sense that the kitchen will typically account for about 10% of the overall custom home budget (including land). A good rule of thumb for kitchens is to budget about $400 per […]
When Sandy came to us last year she didn’t need any convincing about how amazing the lifestyle in Western Washington is… she already lived here. She already lived on a piece of land in Sequim with tranquil river and mountain views. But there was just one problem. Sandy was ready to upgrade from the current […]
May 9th, 2018
In the fourth and final installment of our custom home Budget Basics series, we’re looking at features that are popular with customers who want to spend $400 per square foot and up (see examples at $250, $300 and $350 per square foot. In this budget range, the possibilities are (almost) limitless so you can let […]
May 2nd, 2018
In this custom home Budget Basics series we’re looking at examples of custom homes at four different prices per square foot: $250, $300, $350 and $400. In this third installment of the series we’ll take you behind the scenes and let you know what design features are most popular with customers with a budget of […]
April 25th, 2018
Welcome to the second installment of the custom home Budget Basics series. In the first post in this series, we showed you some examples of what features you can expect in your custom home with a budget of around $250 per square foot. In this post we’ll look at examples of custom home features for […]
April 18th, 2018
Ask ten different people to describe what “custom home” means to them and you’re likely to get ten very different answers. (You may even get very different answers from custom home builders.) Unlike production homes where features and finishes are purchased in bulk to achieve a similar price per square foot for an entire neighborhood, […]
April 11th, 2018
Building a custom home? Need to find the right builder, but not sure where to start? Here are three reasons why Estes Builders has earned a reputation as Western Washington’s most trusted custom home builder. Award-Winning Process You probably know that in the restaurant business there is something known as the Michelin star. Restaurants have […]
March 7th, 2018
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