Buying your own home can be one of the best and hardest things you’ll ever have to do in your life. This is especially harder when you are starting from scratch instead of buying a pre-loved home. Dallas architects can help you see the big picture and can assist you with all your construction needs.
The first thing you have to do is consider your budget. Some of the factors that need to be taken into account include providing utilities, as workers are going to need water and electricity to build your home. The next is the site preparation, which involves everything from stabilizing the soil to clearing away trees. If you bought property with an old home standing on it, then you have to pay for demolition fees. Construction costs will include foundation, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, framing, interior and exterior finishes, appliances, lighting, cabinetry, and more. Then there are also the construction management fees and superintendent fees, which could amount to 10-20% of the entire construction cost. You also need to think about hardscapes—this will include exterior built items like the patio, swimming pool, driveways, and sidewalks. Don’t forget to think about the sales tax, too.
All of this information can be a lot to take in especially if you are a first-time homebuyer. Dallas architects from Kirk & Associates can help you through everything, from planning to cost and schedule analysis, construction documents, and even landscaping. Other services we can offer you are interior design and construction administration. You can send us an inquiry by completing our online form here at kirkarchitecture.com.