Building a new home from scratch is a big responsibility. Custom home construction projects include a ton of commitment and there are many variables to consider. The most notable one being the budget. We are often asked to provide details on the costs of new custom home projects. But to be honest, there is no accurate answer for how much it is going to cost.

Simply because of the nature of these projects, it all depends on the customization. The more detailed and precise things are, the more that it usually costs.

We understand how overwhelming it can be for someone to get started on a new custom home construction. So, to make things a bit easier, we have made a short guide to outline three important factors to consider when planning your budget for a custom home construction in British Columbia.


Before actually building a house, you need some land to build it on. However, the prices will be different depending on the location. For example, rural areas will generally cost less. While places in big urban cities will likely cost more.

On top of this, certain locations will require different permits. Depending on what you are building you may need to go through the city council first and acquire permits before starting.

Size and Features of Your Home

The size of your home is also a huge factor since a tiny home in an urban area can easily be the same price as a mansion in a rural zone.

So, you have to be sure of your needs when you are deciding on the ideal size and features. No matter where you live, it will cost a lot more to build each additional room. Keep that in mind before planning your theatre, games room, wine cellar, and any additional rooms.

Architecture and interior design

When building a new home, many people forget to consider the actual things in their house, such as furniture, wall decorations, tiling, cabinetry, door handles, sinks, and so much more. However, these can quickly add up and eat a large chunk of your budget if not chosen properly. On top of this, any detailed architecture work may require large funds and can be quite time-consuming if not planned accurately.

If it all sounds too much to handle, you can hire home construction builders to guide you through everything. We always recommend that you start by looking through the internet to see your options. The costs of a new custom home will vary, but with the help of trained home builders, you can keep costs in line with your budget.

Best Builders has been renovating older homes and building new ones for over 20 years. They are a multiple-award-winning builder that brings fine craftmanship to projects, turning dreams into reality. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your home project, please call us at (604) 943-2378 or email us at

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