Building a house from scratch is a good way to ensure you get exactly what you want. Building a much cheaper alternative (and with more square footage) is also very doable. As an example, I’ve drawn up plans for an 1600 sq ft home for under $50,000. It would be considered “mobile” though, as it could be built on a trailer (you just need some land to put the trailer on). The beauty in this, is that once you sell the property and move the house, you’ll still have all the building plans! NOTE: When I say “I” designed it, I mean I designed it … at least the exterior of the house. I’m not an architect or engineer so anything structural would have to be engineered by someone else (probably not me).
1600 square foot house cost to build
Building a house is a big investment, but knowing the cost breakdown of building a house can help you budget your project and make informed decisions.
Cost of Building a House: What You Need to Know
If you’re building a house, knowing how much it will cost to build a house can help you budget your project and make informed decisions. The main factors that affect the cost of building a house are:
The size of the home (square footage)
Location of the house (typically more expensive in urban areas)
Type of construction (frame or stick-built)
Whether it’s a single-level ranch or multi-story luxury home
If you’re looking for an exact number, be prepared for some variation. Each contractor or builder will have his own pricing sheet based on local materials costs, labor rates, and other factors like weather conditions that could impact their quote.
How much does it cost to build a 1600 square foot house?
The cost of building a house depends on the size of the home, the land it’s built on and the materials used in construction. The average price to build a new home is $175 per square foot. That’s the national average, but it can vary greatly depending on where you live. The average price per square foot for homes built in 2016 was $220 in Washington, D.C., $210 in San Jose, Calif., and $190 in New York City — all among the most expensive places to live in America.
Here’s how much it costs to build a 1600 square foot house with some of the more common features:
Bathrooms: 2 bathrooms at $80 per square foot = $160
Kitchen: 1 kitchen at $140 per square foot = $280
Bedrooms: 3 bedrooms at $100 per square foot = 300
Cost breakdown of building a house:
Cost breakdown of building a 1200 sq ft house – $130,000
Cost breakdown of building a 3 bedroom house:
Roofing – $5,000
Foundation – $10,000