VARIOUS BUILDING TYPES
Design Budget Guidelines
Every project is quoted on an individual basis, however, as a rule of thumb, the following ranges will help approximate an anticipated fee structure:
Small - Medium Home Design = $1,000 – $2,500
Homes 1,000 to 3,000 gross square foot plans. Usually consist of a main floor and basement plans, 4 exterior views, minimal vaulted ceiling, no hand framing of roofs and basic floor planning with some custom spaces.
Medium - Large Home Design = $2,500 – $3,000
Homes 2,500 to 3,500 gross square foot plans. Usually consist of a main floor, upper and basement plans, 4 exterior views, medium amount of vaulted ceiling, more complex roof lines, some hand framing of roofs and some custom spaces.
Custom Home Design = $3,000 & Up
Rule of thumb for establishing a fee budget is $1,500 per $100,000 of anticipated construction budget for each additional $300k over $500k. Square footages start at about 4,000 and go up from there. These types of homes are primarily hand framed roofs, lots of vaulted ceilings, multiple levels, custom spaces, and many variables. We have been involved with designs up to 10,000 g.s.f. and fees vary greatly. However, there is always a pre-agreed not to exceed figure, so the owner and developer know the design budget.