• Custom Home Budget Basics: What $400 Price Per Square Foot Will Get You

    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 […]

    Read more May 2nd, 2018

  • Custom Home Budget Basics: What $350 Price Per Square Foot Will Get You

    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 […]

    Read more April 25th, 2018

  • Custom Home Budget Basics: What $300 Price Per Square Foot Will Get You

    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 […]

    Read more April 18th, 2018

  • Custom Home Budget Basics: What $250 Price Per Square Foot Will Get You

    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, […]

    Read more April 11th, 2018

  • Keep Your Custom Home Budget on Track

    We’ve all heard those horror stories from friends and acquaintances who found themselves paying much more than they bargained for when building their custom home. Maybe you’re so worried about your budget getting derailed that you’re afraid to leave the station. With more than two decades of custom home building experience in Western Washington, we’ve […]

    Read more June 23rd, 2016

  • Common Questions About Building a Home in Western Washington

    Did you know that you can get answers to your questions about building a custom home in Western Washington right from the comfort of your home or office? Our Live Chat feature makes it easy to get answers to your questions quickly and easily. At the other end of every conversation is Carla. Carla is […]

    Read more November 12th, 2015

  • Successful Pre-Planning for Your Custom Home

    There is an old saying that a failure to plan is a plan to fail. That’s certainly true when it comes to designing and building a custom home. But what should you know during the pre-planning process before you sign a contract with a custom home builder to ensure a successful build? Here are three […]

    Read more November 5th, 2015

  • Will Your Custom Home Go Over Budget? How to Spot the Red Flags

    When do most custom home cost overruns happen – at the beginning or the end of the design build process? The myth about custom home building is that budget overruns happen during the final 20% of the build. But the truth is that there are almost always warning signs early in the planning process that […]

    Read more October 27th, 2015

  • How to Lower the Cost of Building a Custom Home

    Need a bit more budge in your custom home budget? With some simple planning you can squeeze more bang out of your buck without compromising the features that are most important to you. It’s not about skimping on the things that you really want in your home. It’s simply about planning ahead, building smart, and […]

    Read more September 24th, 2015

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