HOW DO FINISHING OPTIONS AFFECT MY HOME'S COST?
Below are twelve available finishing options ranging from modest to more lavish finishes. These cost ranges will help demonstrate how much your turn-key cost can vary based on a 2,500 square foot home example.

  Modest Level Finishes* Lavish Level Finishes*
Interior Doors $ 89.00   $ 400.00 EA.
Front Entry/Exterior Doors $ 385.00   $ 7,400.00 EA.
Door Handle (knob) $ 18.95   $ 425.00 EA.
Laminated Flooring $ 3.00   $ 5.50 per Sq. Ft.
Carpeted Flooring $ 2.75   $ 6.50 per Sq. Ft.
Hardwood Flooring $ 7.00   $ 35.00 per Sq. Ft.
Forced Air Heat (HVAC) $ 10,000.00   $ 15,000.00 per unit
Infloor Hydronic Heat $ 35,000.00   $ 47,000.00 per unit
Fireplace Unit $ 1,200.00   $ 7,000.00 EA.
Cabinets (Kitchen & Vanities) $ 9,000.00   $ 40,000.00  
Plumbing w/ Fixtures $ 9,000.00   $ 14,500.00  
(Fiberglass Shower vs. Custom Tile) $ 450.00   $ 8,000.00 EA.
Total Cost of Option Spread $ 65,155.70   $ 139,772.00  

Based on the above illustration showing two different levels of finishes, a 2,500 square foot home can fluctuate from $26.06 per square foot to more than $55.91 per square foot on interior finishes alone – which is nearly a 50% cost variation without changing any part of the overall design.

*Note: These costs are based on actual brand, style, quality, and type of products available. Not all available options or costs are shown above and these items may cost more or less than shown.

 

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