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Controlling Project Costs: What’s Involved

Learn about what’s involved in project costs.

Learn about what’s involved in project costs.

When building a new custom home, the majority of homeowners having a strict budget that they must stick to throughout the project. To manage a home construction budget successfully, it’s important to have a strong partnership with the builder. T&G Builders knows that controlling costs is an essential part of the job, and we always work closely with customers to ensure we build their dream home within their budget. Continue reading to learn more about the steps involved in controlling project costs when building a custom home.

Choosing Products

Professional builders will always tell homeowners to choose as many products as possible before construction begins, as changes may cost more money. For example, if you have the appliances picked out for your kitchen but then change your mind at the last moment, there may be charges for canceling the order,  returning the original appliance, adjusting walls or cabinets to fit a new size, etc.. This will cause a delay in the construction schedule as you wait for the new appliance to arrive, and add many unnecessary costs.

Lead Time

Although it’s crucial to choose as many products and materials as possible before builders begin working, many owners find it difficult to make these decisions quickly. After all, each product can affect the design of the home, and it takes time and research to ensure you make the right choice. Owner’s also may not understand the rush to make these decisions, as the items won’t be installed for a few weeks or months. However, professional builders know that the more time between the selection process and the installation process, the better. Unexpected delays happen on occasion, as well as wrong or defective shipments. By staying ahead of schedule and preparing for these potential issues, builders help homeowners stay within budget and on time.

Design Process Is Key

When building your custom home, you may find it difficult to imagine the design of the finished home before construction has started. However, if you wait until after the house is framed to make vital floorplan and layout decisions, it may result in having to start over and reframe certain spaces. This not only sets the building schedule back, but it is very costly to have to rebuild part of the home. Professional custom builders know that the creative process must be completed first to avoid this expensive mistake.

After the initial consultation and site evaluation, T&G Builders works with customers on the design process until they know exactly what they want. This includes the layout, 1st-floor plan, 2nd-floor plan, and additions such as a garage, deck, or porch. We also offer 3D rendering with bird’s eye views and color schematics at to allow homeowners to have a better visual of the overall design.

Build Your Dream Home With T&G Builders

T&G Builders, located in Berlin, MD, has been a premier waterfront custom home builder and home improvement contractor serving Worcester and Sussex Counties for over 25 years. We are a locally owned and operated business known for our uncompromising commitment to quality, our passion for using innovative technology and premium materials to complete projects, and our exceptional attention to detail. In addition to building custom homes, we also specialize in remodeling your current house into your dream home! Our skilled team can assess your needs, determine the right design for your addition or improvement, and complete the entire construction process.

To see what your dream waterfront home could look like and receive a free home design, contact us today! Don’t forget to follow T&G Builders on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Houzz.

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