Custom Wood Homes

Turn-key Pricing

Since 1976, Wisconsin Log Homes has worked closely with thousands of homeowners throughout the world to incorporate their unique ideas into their very own dream home. Our experienced design team will bring your visions to life, while offering ideas to reduce or increase your home’s complexity and cost without sacrificing its original concept. From day one, before drawings are even started, you will receive honest and upfront ballpark estimates on what your home is likely to come in at according to our experience with finished homes similar to your plan’s design complexity and level of finishes. Designing your home within your budget parameters is not only important to you, but it’s important to our team and we make it our responsibility to keep you safely within what you want to invest.

It is crucial that you are prepared and educated on the many factors that can influence your plan’s turn-key cost before you begin designing your home. This guide will help you understand how every aspect of your home – from your site to the level of finishes – will affect its turn-key cost.

What does Turn-Key Price mean?

The term turn-key originated from the idea of a homeowner “turning the key” to the front door and moving into their completed home. This is the total cost of your entire home completely finished and ready for move-in.

What’s included in a turn-key price?

Your turn-key price considers all materials and labor required to complete the design and construction of your new home. Everything from excavation to light fixtures to appliances are included in our turn-key price.

Turn-key pricing will vary for different locations and should be based on construction costs gathered from completed projects of similar size and complexity in your building location. Building sites and site conditions can radically alter the turn-key price, which is why turn-key prices do not include land cost or necessary building site improvements, such as tree removal, blasting, roads, septic, well, utility lines, etc.

Why are turn-key estimates important?

Wisconsin Log Homes provides turn-key ballpark estimates at the very beginning of the design process to ensure that the home is within the turn-key price you are willing to invest before moving forward. If an original turn-key ballpark estimate based on your visions does not fall within your budget parameters, your Home Consultant and Designer will carefully review your plan with you and suggest alternative modifications to the design factors affecting your home’s turn-key cost. It is our responsibility to guide you in a direction that is right for you and your budget.

What major factors affect overall turn-key price?

The turn-key price of your home is affected with every decision you make throughout the home design process. Your personal Home Consultant will work with you through each step of the design process to ensure that you get the home of your dreams at the price you are willing to pay.

The five major factors that affect your turn-key price are:

1) Home Size
2) Architectural Complexity
3) Building Materials
4) Level of Interior Finishes
5) Building Site Location & Conditions