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Designing to a Budget

An important part of the design process is Riverbend’s cost feasibility study. Most timber home providers only give customers the price of their timber frame package. We prefer to take all aspects of your project into account and start by designing a home that meets your overall turnkey budget. It is not enough to have a design you love if it isn’t feasible for you to actually build it. That’s why Riverbend is proud to design to the budget of its clients.

Design to Budget - custom timber frame home kitchen

Building Homes to Fit Your Budget

Although cost is an important factor for most clients, it isn’t the only criteria for building a custom timber frame home. We know you have a style in mind, and a specific a look and feel you want your home to achieve. As part of the design process, we create a layout that matches both your aesthetic style and your budget. With professional designers on staff, we aren’t limited by standard floor plans. We can modify and create plans from scratch in order to meet all your needs.

Design to Budget - timber frame ceiling detail

What Impacts Turnkey Cost?

There are many different factors that can ultimately affect the turnkey cost of your completed home. Here are some of the things you need to take into consideration when designing and building your timber frame home:

Size of Plan

The size of your timber home is the most influential variable because the size will impact each of the other variables. We will work with you to reconcile your design desires with your budget requirements.

Design Complexity & Balance

The number of corners, roof ridge lines, and roof valleys can add interest to your design but can also impact your home’s overall turnkey price. Your designer will identify your home’s ideal balance of design complexity.

Choice of Materials

Part of the design process is choosing the density, size, and style of timber framing that works best for you project. Your designer will help you choose a frame system that fits your style and is within your specified budget.

Level of Finishes

The finishes you choose for your project have a huge impact on the final look and feel of your new timber home. We can provide cost estimates and controls to help you choose finishes that match both your budget and your unique style.

Design to Budget - timber frame deck exterior

Additional Cost Factors

There’s more to keep in mind than just the design itself when you are building a custom home. In addition to the home design, there are factors that need to be addressed in order to accurately estimate turnkey budgets.

Build Site Conditions

Site conditions such as accessibility, slope, snow loads, and availability of services will be unique for each project. If your build site presents any issues, your design team is available to meet you at your site and incorporate your specific site information into your plan, allowing costs to be estimated more accurately.

Build Site Location

Different geographic economies create variances in the average cost of labor and local materials. When we look at your project as a whole, we evaluate the location and look at current building prices. For example, resort communities can have higher build costs than more metropolitan areas.

Need More Information?

Whether you’re looking for more information or would simply like to learn more about us and our services, don’t hesitate to contact us. Please follow the link below to access our online form or call us at 888.486.2363 in the US or 888.999.4744 in Canada. We look forward to hearing from you.

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