Our team recently attended the North American Passive House Conference in Seattle – one of our favorites for learning the latest and greatest in Ultra High Performance Home Construction. One of the principles of a high performance home is air tightness, so today we’re talking about ventilation in our hot, humid climate here in Georgia.
Whether you have kids on the way, elderly parents moving in or are just ready to upsize, moving is always a major hassle. Sometimes a simple renovation can be the most logistically and fiscally convenient option for you. Here are nine ideas for adding space to your home: 1. Add an addition: whether you need
While artificial intelligence (AI) has become a mainstay of popular culture, practical AI is still a work in progress. Home automation is one area of technology that is starting to see practical applications of AI, from thermostats and lights that remember your prior settings to smart fridges that keep tabs on your calories. Home automation
As springtime weather brings more humidity into your home, mold can become an unexpected hazard. Because it is a living organism, there are certain requirements for mold to appear and survive in your home: 1 – Mold spores (they are just about everywhere) 2 – Nutrient sources such as dust, wood, drywall, cotton (all of
With warmer weather here, it is time to see if winterizing our home has paid off and make sure the cold weather has not compromised the safety and efficiency of our HVAC system. Now is an ideal time to check both the outdoor and indoor systems for any wear and tear. You can start by
The Best in American Living Awards (BALA) ceremony took place recently at the NAHB International Builders’ Show and provided a highlight reel of sorts to the top design trends we’re currently seeing in building and remodeling projects. According to the NAHB article, the top design trends that home buyers expect to see over the next several
Founded in 2000, Eco Custom Homes specializes in major renovations and building High Performance Homes. We are leaders in the Southeast in Sustainable and Passive House Construction.
We have worked on a wide variety of projects, ranging from the master planning and construction of hobby farms to shipping container homes. Through our sister company, Icon Development Corp., we also focus on Retail T&I and Restaurant Construction.
I receive about 50 inquires a month and the first thing most people want to know is: What does it costs to build a custom home?
Lot costs are typically 30% to 35% of your total budget for a home.
We find construction costs of $180 per sqft + or – 10%, plus a fixed cost of about $30k for site development costs. (Utilities, Driveway, Fencing, Landscaping, etc.) If you want a modern home with flat roofs and steel, you are looking $220 per sqft + or – 10%.
Architectural Fees / Engineering Fees typically are 7% of construction costs, + or – depending on the amount of detail you want designed.
Time to draw plans are 3 to 6 months. Time to permit is about 60 days. Time to construct a home depends on the size of the home, but typically we can do about $70K to $120k of work per month on a home; with a minimum of 6 months to construct a home.
In today’s market we are finding that in doing large renovations/additions to homes are saving 10% to 20% versus a new home.
Typically we see costs for new added space at $200 per sqft. Redoing existing space is about $120 per sqft.
Architectural Fees / Engineering Fees typically are 6% of construction costs, + or – depending on the amount of detail you want designed.
Time to draw plans are 1 to 3 months. Time to permit is about 30 days. Time to construct a home depends on the size of the home, but typically we can do about $60K to $100k of work per month on a home; with a minimum of 3 months to construct a home.