What is the Right Square Footage for Your Custom Home

Published November 7, 2017.
Est. Reading: 2 minutes

One of the first questions our homeowners have is what is the cost per square foot. To answer this question a Calgary custom home builder will have more factors to consider for the overall cost of your custom home. The most exciting part of custom building is that your home will be one of a kind and adapted to you and your family. Before calculating the cost per square footage, consider all the factors that can suggest what would be the right square footage for you and your family. Some of the significant factors are the number of rooms and family size, the essential amenities, and also your budget.

Talking Square Footage with your Custom Home Builder

Usually, in the initial planning phase is when our homeowners have to consider square footage and also the functionality and efficiency of their design. In the initial meetings with your custom home builder and designer, it is important to establish the size of your family and establish how many rooms you would like to have in your new infill home. When planning your dream home, it is an excellent time to add extra rooms if you want to grow your family in the future. If you consider selling your home, having full bathrooms may increase the resale value.

Amenities and Features for Your Custom Home

The amenities and features you choose will give a customized touch to your new infill home. To figure out your square footage also think about the storage space you need, if you want to include a deck, patio or any other outdoor space. Think about any special room such as a home office, wine and tasting rooms, private gym, an entertainment center, and even your walk-in-closets.

Also, there are a couple of other factors to consider for your budget and the size of your home. As not every room in your home costs the same. For example, for your kitchen and bathrooms your appliances, cabinets, countertops, backsplash, flooring, and fixtures also might influence your budget. Learn more about the cost of building your home and what is included in your building budget.  Additionally, when considering the cost per square foot, ask your Calgary custom home builder if you can see a previous home or a home under construction to see the quality of the construction and other clients selections.

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Too Long Didn’t Read (TLDR)

To calculate the right square footage for your new custom home take into account the size of your family, the number of rooms and amenities you want to have at home, and also other factors such as adding resale value.

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