We might very well ask you the same question. There are hundreds of variables
at play affecting cost when designing and building a new home. Because of this,
we don’t have a set price per square foot that we charge. Instead, we work
closely with you from the start to determine how to get the most out of your
Our highly-skilled and trained team members are taking a value-engineering
approach from the onset of the design phase. At any budget level, this approach
ensures you are getting the most important features in your new home all while
respecting your stated budget goals.
Value engineering means continuously looking for ways to lower overall project
costs while keeping the features our Cason Graye clients really want. An
experienced and professional builder, such as Cason Graye, who knows how to
value engineers may suggest changing the floor plans and elevations, or using
different materials in specific areas. It’s one of the main reasons why you should
choose a builder before starting the design process and have them involved from
the very beginning of plan design.
Generally, custom homes are more expensive than production homes because
clients usually pick out higher quality materials or have specific requests for extra
features in their custom home. However, custom home builders are perfectly
capable of working within your budget to get you the best value. If cost is a
concern, you may reach out to us at 325-370-9960 about areas you can save
money on or places where a larger investment might pay off.
One of the most asked custom home builder questions we receive is how to outfit
a custom home to increase its value. Some of the most popular ways to do this
are to start with a desirable open floor plan, add energy-efficient systems, and
plenty of appealing features like windows, a large kitchen or even an extra
Any great custom home builder will work with you to plan out cost expectations
and make a plan for what adjustments can be made for quality. Once you’ve
decided on a budget, Cornerstone Custom Homes will respect it. When choosing
materials, we will look at all available options to make sure you get the best
value. We will keep you informed of changes and discuss how they could affect
your budget before making decisions that would compromise mutual trust.