Elements Design Build is commited to helping everyone understand the home builder construction process better. We provide insight into the many different areas of the home builder construction processes. We will cover the different types of construction, the many different avaliable products as well. We look forward to working with you on this exciting journey as we build your home and put you in your Element.

The Cost to Build a House: The Price of Change Orders

By |2019-03-15T15:47:00-04:00March 14th, 2019|

Once you've approved the floor plans and materials selections, custom home builders will charge for change orders.  Why?  Because changes cost time, slowing the project.  Often, they also cost money, requiring completed work to be re-done and/or more expensive materials to be purchased.  One simple way to avoid the price of change orders is good [...]

The Cost to Build a House: How Size and Features Affect Price per Square Foot

By |2019-03-11T10:46:13-04:00March 11th, 2019|

When building a new home, budget is an important consideration.  Homeowners want assurance that the builder they hire is cost-conscious and will not over-charge to construct their house.  Because of this, potential clients often ask how much builders charge per square foot to build a custom home.  Although this seems like a simple question, it [...]

The Cost to Build a House: 2×4 versus 2×6 Walls

By |2019-03-08T11:44:43-04:00March 8th, 2019|

When building a home, budget is, of course, a very important consideration.  The overall cost to build a house is not the only thing new homeowners are concerned about, though.  Building a quality home that will remain structurally sound is also extremely important.  Because of this, clients often ask about 2x4 versus 2x6 walls.  They [...]

The International Builders Show 2019

By |2019-03-06T10:27:28-04:00March 4th, 2019|

Recently, Elements Design Build attended the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. What is the International Builders Show? What is the International Home Builders Show?  Well, think of your local home and garden show.  On steroids. Companies from around the world showcasing their home building products filled three huge halls of the Las Vegas [...]

Elements of Green Home Building

By |2019-03-06T10:25:01-04:00February 27th, 2019|

Where do I even begin? That is often the first question asked when it comes to Green Home Building, and for good reason.  The information available on the internet about green building is unbelievable! Of course, we all understand that a Green Home is going to help the environment. What most of don’t understand, however, [...]

Age in Place Using the Elements of Universal Design

By |2019-02-28T14:34:15-04:00February 11th, 2019|

Age in place is near and dear to the hearts of Elements. Experiencing a parent that had an unexpected disability first hand made us realize the importance of Age in Place. Also, watching as our grandparents, and now parents, get older opens your eyes. Because of this, Elements focuses on a home that will not [...]

How to stay in budget when building a home

By |2019-03-14T13:14:16-04:00February 5th, 2019|

As you’ve shared your dream of building a custom home with friends and family, you’ve no doubt heard a horror story or two about going over budget.  Whether it’s $1,000 or $100,000, exceeding the specified amount the bank approved is not a good scenario.  In this case, either you have to come up with the [...]

How to Find the Right Home Builder

By |2019-02-28T14:26:35-04:00February 5th, 2019|

A crucial step in turning your dream of a custom home into a reality is to find the right home builder.  After all, your custom home builder is the person who will not only coordinate subcontractors to build your home, but can also help you find a lender, evaluate land, and find the right house [...]

How to Find the Right Lender

By |2019-02-28T14:43:52-04:00February 5th, 2019|

An important step on your home journey is to find the right lender.  If you plan to build a new home with a custom home builder, this process is different than purchasing an existing house with a realtor. Financing New Construction As already stated, financing new construction is quite different from simply getting a mortgage.  [...]