Cost-Effective Home Building Tips: How to Execute Designing and Planning

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If you’re currently designing a new home, there is a lot that goes into the process. Designing a new home involves a very systematic progression, including pre-planning, budgeting, design preferences, land and lot considerations, fits, finishes, and building specifications, just to name a few. At J.A. Myers Homes, we manage every process and consideration in a cost-effective and organized manner. Read on to learn more!

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The Initial Considerations While Designing Your New Home

When you’re initiating the home design journey, there are some considerations to keep in mind. For example, do you already have a plan or a design in mind, or do you need a full-service design service? If you need help figuring out where to locate, evaluate, and contract the home site, you might need help from J.A. Myers. Lastly, you have to consider your budget and other affordability goals, and which financing mechanisms you will use. Existing J.A. Myers Homes architectural designs are abundant and provide many choices. 

Pre-Planning and Budgeting

The initial steps include clear and open determinations about your home design goals as well as your target budget. Also, it isn’t just about the architectural design but also how it complements the characteristics of the home site you are considering. Much consideration goes into the design a custom home that hits your target budget. Therefore, the first step is determining the must-have features in your home’s design and those that are discretionary and not your top priority.

Architect Compensation: The Variables and Costs

Architects and home builder’s fees will vary greatly, depending on the scope and the complexity of the work that’s done. Hourly fees sometimes vary between 100 and 200 dollars or more. Conventional home design processes involve various meetings that can lead to fees of over $20,000 to $30,000. A few home designers focus on high-end designs where the fit and finishes are detailed, while others might lead more toward draftsmanship without a higher degree of creative input.  Choose a J.A. Myers architectural design and remove these costs.  As the Builder of Choices, you have the opportunity to make design modifications.  You receive professional guidance working with our team in our dedicated design center space. 

Homesite or Other Related Costs

During the budgeting processes, home site improvement costs can be considered. Factors such as grading and clearing costs, utilities, sediment control, installing the driveway, stormwater management, permits, and public fees should all be evaluated for the home design process.  When you purchase in a J.A. Myers Homes community, the development costs are already factored into the published price. 

For Any Home Building Needs, Contact J.A. Myers Today!

J.A. Myers Homes stands as a beacon of innovation, commitment, and inspiration in the homebuilding industry. With move-in ready homes and a dedication to building your dream home in one of our communities or on your own land, we are prepared to help. We’re dedicated to serving customers in Hanover, Gettysburg, Stewartstown, Dover, York County, Adams County, and Carroll County!Visit our website, reach us at 1.800.368.9990, or check us out on FacebookX (formerly Twitter), InstagramLinkedinPinterestYouTube, or Houzz!

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