Building a custom home is a highly individual process. A benefit of custom building is the ability to create a space that meets every need and desire. That said, the cost of building a custom home will vary.

What is Custom Home Building?

Building a fully custom home is a very unique and one-of-a-kind experience.  In a custom home, every detail, small or large, is your decision to make. At Morning Start Builders, we work with you starting in the design phase, through the building process, all the way to move-in day. Together, with out architects and designers, we make the custom home building experience as seamless as possible.

Costs of Building a Custom Home

There are many factors that impact the final cost of your custom home. The main players, include:


Consider where is your lot (or dream lot) is located. Often, you’ll pay more for a prime location. However, location is something you never want to compromise on. It’s a vital piece to the home building puzzle!


Working with a design-build team, like Morning Start Builders, adds tremendous value to your home. In working with the architect and designer, you can ensure your home will meet every need. After all, the home is built custom for you!


The kitchen is the heart of the home, and likely, where much of your budget will be spent. Will you be buying top of the line appliances? How many people do you want to fit at your kitchen table or island? All of these things and more will determine the cost of your kitchen, alone.

Family Room

You’ll never have a family room that is too large, especially if you have a large family or entertain often. We always recommend oversizing, instead of undersizing, the family room space.

Room Size

Bedrooms can vary in size. In most cases, it’s better to design larger rooms while minimizing expensive details. Again, no one’s ever complained about a bedroom being too large!

Master Bath

Think of the master bath as the home owner’s retreat. Will you upgrade your finishes? Have you considered which size bathtub and shower is the most comfortable for you?


Never underestimate the importance of a spacious closet. Walk in closets are functional and convenient. And, don’t forget about the endless benefits of large linen closets and laundry rooms.

Outdoor Living

Outdoor living spaces are becoming just as important and necessary as indoor. What do you want to include to complete your outdoor living space? It’s important to consider your options: an outdoor kitchen, fire pit, TV, pool and hot tub, screened-in porch, ceiling fans, AC units, etc. The list for outdoor living is endless!

Here’s the bottom line when it comes to the cost of your custom home: These 8 factors are likely where your money will be best spent. Think about what’s important to you and your family!