How Much Does a Custom Home Cost?

One of the benefits of owning a custom home is that it looks like whatever you want. It’s not a cookie cutter floor plan with one of four standard exterior packages that looks similar to every other home on the street. Each custom home is unique and a representation of the owners’ vision.

Determining the cost of a custom home is a complicated exercise with a lot of moving parts and a lot of factors to consider: What will the kitchen look like? What kinds of cabinets and countertops do you want? Are there any special lighting requirements? Do you want that luxury bathroom you’ve always dreamed of? What kind of exterior siding will you choose? Do you want a second or third floor? Do you want hardwood floors or carpet?

You can build your dream home, but it’s hard to put a price on a dream — mostly because it takes a while to price everything out. There are so many options to choose from when designing your custom home.

Think of any feature in the home you have now. There are literally dozens, if not hundreds, of options to choose from for each feature. And they all have their own price and availability, and so each one will affect the total cost.


Having said that, a typical starting point is $175 per square foot.

In other words, a 3,000 square foot home costs roughly $525,000. You can add several different options that will raise the price, including upgraded windows, alternative heating and cooling, appliances, number of bathrooms and bedrooms, any special kitchen features, and so on.

If you have a budget to manage, as most people do, we will set limits and allowances for each category and work to stay within those. Most of the time, we are building homes that are unique to each Customer and their own vision. So we work hard to stay within their budget, making sure our estimate and bidding processes are right on the money.

Broadpoint’s staff of designers and construction professionals bring years of custom home building experience to the table, which means they know how to bring your vision to life while staying within your budget and timeline.  Give us a call (302-567-2100) or email us ([email protected]) to discuss your upcoming custom home project!