Also, remember that materials are purchased per square foot. Materials will play a large role in the cost of your new deck. The wood you choose, railings, fasteners, lighting and other miscellaneous supplies will determine how costly your deck will be.
This pricing structure assumes that carpenters, masons and excavators charge an average of $70 per hour, electricians between $65 to $85 per hour, painters between $20 and $35 per hour and plumbers between $45 and $65 per hour.
Here’s an example to illustrate: let’s say John and Suzie Smith want to build a 5,000 square foot home, with 2,500 square feet in the walkout basement, and 2,500 square feet on the main level. Assuming the basement is finished, their build cost would be projected to be around $750,000 (5,000 square feet x $150/sq ft).
The average cost to build a new home lands anywhere from $90 to $1,095 per square foot. We know — that's a big spread! Where you live can dramatically affect the price: high-cost-of-living areas will increase the amount you pay per square foot to build a new home.
If youre hesitant to hire an architect, ask your builder to submit a design. Their costs typically range from $1.50 per square foot to more than $2.50 per square foot. Estimating the cost of a custom home is difficult because of the wide range of options. Generally, custom homes cost between $100 and $400 per square foot.
For example, using the builder’s approach, 150 to 200 square feet of a two-story house billed as “1,800 square feet,” can be a solid wall. The second problem with the cost-per-square-foot calculation is that the two builders may not be calculating square feet in the same way when calculating your total home building price.
Expect to pay between $9 $12 US dollars per square foot for hardwood flooring. If you prefer wall-to-wall carpeting, a realistic price range is $3 $5 per sq ft. $13,000 is an average total estimate for flooring based on NAHB data.
Your builder estimates the cost of that outdoor living space to be $60,000 When you have the builder complete the outdoor living space, you’ll have added 60,000 to your overall cost, without adding a single square foot of space to your new home. The outdoor living space will then be reflected in your average cost per square foot.
The average home building cost per sq ft for a shell is about $25 per square foot with a range of about $22 to $30 per square foot. Average Home Building Costs Per Sq Ft: Your State or Region Regional and state averages are a lot more accurate than attempting to go by a national average, but they are still too variable to be used as an estimate.