The single most asked question, when prospective clients come to us, even before we’ve helped them pick the perfect lot, is how much is our dream home really going to cost? According to Kate Rumson, founder and creative director of The Real Houses of Instagram, a go-to resource for anyone thinking of buying, building, or remodeling a home, there are hundreds of materials/finishes that go into construction of a house and almost every single one of them comes in several options ranging from very basic to the highest quality.
“That’s why when someone asks how much it costs to build a house, it’s very similar to asking how much it costs to buy a car? There’s Ford Fiesta at $15k and then there’s Rolls Royce at $300k – both cars will get you from point A to point B, but your comfort, safety and the overall experience will be very different. The same applies to houses.”
And to further explore this question we sat down with Liam Sullivan, Director of Estimating for Joy Design + Build. With more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, Liam is skilled in all aspects of new home construction, from carpentry to project management. His expertise in estimating project costs is invaluable.