What You Should Know About Custom Home Building Costs in Edmonton

If you are looking to build a new home in Edmonton, there are many options to consider. Which area do you want to move to? What custom home design do you like? What about the interior fixtures?

The good news is that when you work with a custom building design team, you’ll have help with the little details. A professional home design company will ask you to tell them what you like. From there, they will put together a proposal to create the home of your dreams. As you start putting your plan together, we’ve compiled a few things you might want to consider.

Should I Buy a Home or Build a New One?

When you buy a single-family home, there will always be things you love about it and things you don’t. With a custom-built home, you never have to compromise. You can design the space exactly as you wish and consider your lifestyle needs. Maybe you would put the teenager’s bedrooms upstairs and build yourself a spacious bedroom suite on the main floor. Or Design it to open onto a beautiful private deck where you can enjoy a morning coffee along with your paper. 

Re-build on Your Existing Property

How often do we move house because we want a home that’s a little bigger or has more desirable features? If you live in an area you love, but your existing home no longer suits your needs, consider tearing down your old house and building your dream home. Unlike buying a new house, you can design a home with the perfect floor plan.

Look for a New Property on Which to Build

If you want to move to a new area, consider finding an older home that needs serious repair or is ready to be torn down; you will likely get a better price on properties like this. Homes that are smaller and in more rural areas are also expected to command a lower price. Another tactic is to look for homes that have been on the market for several months. Talk to a real estate agent about these options. With such little interest in the house, the seller might be willing to accept a lower price.

How Long Does It Take to Build a New House?

While building times vary depending on the type of home, it can take approximately 10-16 months to build your custom home. With this in mind, there are details to consider. For instance, are you staying in your existing home throughout the construction process? In this case, you will need to figure out bridge financing or find a place to rent.


Choose From a Range of Fixtures and Finishings

When considering your interior options, have a clear idea of your budget and areas of the home where you wish to invest. Your interior costs will depend on the fixtures and fittings you use. Hardwood, for example, is more expensive than carpet. Likewise, marble and granite countertops are the most expensive, while engineered quartz and slate offer a less expensive option.


Consider Natural Features to Enhance Your Custom Home

At Timber Haus, we focus on natural-inspired designs to look amazing and enhance your well-being. We can also incorporate the following elements of the natural world in our designs that are known to be beneficial:

  • Unimpeded views into natural spaces
  • Asymmetrical patterns resemble natural ones
  • Natural sounds and acoustics
  • Dynamic and diffused light
  • Thermal airflow and variability—according to your wishes

Your Custom Home Builders in Edmonton

At Timber Haus, we understand that your home is the place that brings you comfort and joy. Let us build a home that fulfills your wish list and allows you to live in style. Give us a call today, and let’s start designing your perfect home.