Smart home systems are becoming more and more popular every day. Not only are these systems a way of saving energy and money but they simplify your every day life. Today’s home automation systems do not just include you home theater systems, now they include so much more. Some of the things they include are
Spring Pruning for Beginners As to the right time to prune any flowering tree or shrub, it’s best when it blooms in the spring time. For example, an azalea or a forsythia, a spiria or a lilac the best time to prune that plant is immediately after it finishes blooming, because that gives it plenty
Although Solar energy has been around for about 50 years now, we at Eco Custom Homes are seeing the use of Solar energy in Homes becoming more and more popular. Making the change to solar energy can be an easy decision once you have all the facts. We spoke to Chris White, a solar consultant
With all the rain that we have been having this year in Atlanta homeowners are looking for landscaping alternatives to help maintain and control flooding and drainage problems that we are seeing in our yards. There are several alternatives, but rain gardens are one that enhances the beauty of your yard and a less expensive alternative
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It’s no secret that one of the best ways to boost the value of your home is to update your Kitchen and Master Bathroom. Not only that, but it tends to make our humble custom home much more pleasant! Eco Custom Homes has helped countless clients upgrade their kitchens and bathrooms. Being that we are
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.