Planning / Pricing
Practical considerations are addressed before building begins. We respect your desire to control costs. Our system features extensive estimating services. As the design takes on more definition, our estimates evolve into firmer quotations.
Our cost estimates include not only specialized pre-engineered components, but also complete construction pricing, including allowances for finish items such as cabinets, lighting, appliances, floor coverings, and other amenities that are tailored to your specific choices. In this way, you can decide to spend more on your priorities and less on the unimportant details.
State-of-the-art technology supports the design/planning/fabrication processes.
- CAD drawings provide details for pricing components.
- Optional 3D renderings help you visualize your home.
- Construction details are clearly spelled out.
- Component quantities and their exact dimensions are detailed for precise fabrication and assembly.
When working with Acorn Deck House Company you are able to understand the cost of your house fully before you begin construction. Our process of perpetual estimating provides an ongoing opportunity for “cost corrections” all along the way, and our CAD technology provides clear design information, enabling us to manufacture components so that your builder can construct your home to exacting tolerances.
- Estimating begins before any plans are drawn.
- Estimates are updated to help you avoid “over designing.”
- Estimates establish realistic allowances for finishes and appliances.
- Also included is an estimate of builder costs based on regional experience.
Acorn, Deck House and NextHouse homes are architecturally designed houses, priced very competitively with other truly custom houses. The quality of our homes exceeds that of conventionally built homes made of locally supplied materials. While $260 per square foot is typical the price of our homes can range from $200 -$300 per square foot.
There are three main components to the cost of building your dream home: 1) Acorn Deck House Home Package and Design Cost, 2) Builder Cost and 3) Land/Site Related Costs.
The Acorn Deck House Home Package
The cost for the Acorn Deck House Home Package includes not only design development from concept to complete plans, but also the pre-engineered components for the structural frame, walls, windows and roof. In addition many interior costs are included like beams, stairs, rails, interior doors and trim. The typical price range to purchase one of our home packages is $70 - $110 per square foot. Some of the items that will affect the cost of your package are the number of windows, the choice of trim and finishes and the complexity of your home’s design. One of the strongest benefits to our Acorn Deck House Package pricing is it is predictable and controllable.
This is the cost which is paid to your local builder and the builder's sub contractors (plumbers, electricians, painters, etc.) to make your home weather tight and operational. It includes the builder’s fixed price for carpentry labor to frame and finish the house, the foundation, all mechanical systems, sheetrock, and painting. It also includes the variable allowances for your choices in cabinetry, countertops, appliances, tile, finish floors and lighting. This cost can fluctuate a lot depending on many personal choices and builder preference.
Land /Site Related Cost
Your land and site work is crucial to the design of your home. We will help with land selection and site preparation. We don’t begin to design until we understand the unique characteristics of the land on which you will be building. Our ability to see the potential of a site is one of our strong suits. Many of our clients already own the property where they intend to build. Like builder costs, the cost of your property and site preparation can range very dramatically from state to state and country to country.
Since there are so many factors that affect the price, we prefer to meet with you to help assess your needs and provide an estimate that is tailored to your specific situation. Throughout the project we will give you updated comprehensive estimates to facilitate your decision making and minimize surprises. In addition, the price of every one of our projects includes all of the Design, Preconstruction, Builder, and Owner Services that are provided with every Acorn Home, Deck House, or NextHouse.