HOW DOES THE SHAPE OF MY HOME AFFECT ITS COST?
Below are two hypothetical 1,600 square foot homes that will help demonstrate how much the general
shape of a home influences its overall cost.

How does the shape of my home affect its cost

Both "A" and "B" are 1,600 total square feet, yet "B", because of its 80' x 20' dimension, requires 25% additional time and materials to build (40 extra Linear Feet of concrete footings, poured basement walls, first floor framing, interior and exterior log, and finishing and flooring materials). In addition, you must also remember that plumbing, heating, and electrical runs will also be more costly in "B", which means the cost to build "B" will likely be 25% higher than "A".

 

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