Will Home-Cost estimate a renovation or addition?

Home-Cost is only designed to accurately estimate a freestanding single family residence. However, there are some “workaround” techniques that can be used to estimate the cost of an addition in some design situations. Please Contact Us for more information.

What limitations exist on home design and type of home construction?

Home-Cost will estimate almost any style of single family detached home up to two stories plus a lower level and garage, attached or detached given the limitations described below.

Over 4,000 options are available for your home design resulting in virtually unlimited design and material possibilities. For example, you can select from over 15 countertop options including granite, quartz, tile, concrete and more; over 30 flooring options including carpet, cork, tile, stone, wood, vinyl, linoleum and more. Exterior options include over 30 siding options such as vinyl, aluminum, wood, cement fiber, log siding, stucco, stone, imitation stone, etc. Roofing options including asphalt, wood, tile, slate, metal, concrete, rubber, flat and so on.

Green design construction options are also available. Home-Cost provides structural system choices including ICF (Insulated Concrete Form), SIP (Structural Insulated Panels) in addition to stick-built wood framing or concrete block construction. You also have the option of Timber Frame construction.

Home-Cost does not offer estimating for the following home design considerations:

  1. Swimming pools or other outdoor structures other than a detached garage;
  2. Flat roof or low slope roofs having a roof pitch of less than 4:12 or more than 12:12;
  3. Specialty structures requiring engineering such as pier foundations, stilt foundations, hill-side construction, cantilever construction;
  4. Garage apartment designs where the first floor of the building is predominantly garage space with most finished living space on the second floor;
  5. Second floor porches