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How Long Does It Take to Build a Custom Home?

Categories: San Antonio Custom Home Builders, San Antonio Custom Homebuilding | Posted: June 3, 2020

At Weston Dean Custom Homes, we cherish every opportunity to bring someone’s dream home to life. As a San Antonio custom home builder, we’ve designed and built a broad variety of homes, each unique to the customer and their family. 

Our philosophy is that every family deserves a home as unique as they are, so no home and no construction process is identical. That means the time it takes to build a custom home depends on the size and complexity of your home. The more home you get the longer it takes to build, to an extent. 

  • From the time the foundation is poured, we aim to build custom homes in 7-9 months.
  • The variation within that range depends on the square footage and complexity of your home.
  • The construction time can grow longer due to unusual weather delays, change orders, or design selections.
  • Our thorough design process can last a while too, as we carefully flesh out every detail of your custom design.

A census survey in 2016 estimated an average of 10 to 16 months to build a custom home. We keep our build times under that benchmark in a number of ways. First, that average is inflated by regions of the country where it’s simply a lot harder to build a custom home than the areas we typically build in. Think about the logistical difficulties of building in extremely rural or urban areas. Next, the national average is higher because of common construction delays. 

One study found that about a third of construction projects have at least one change order. Change orders are amendments to the original construction contract that both parties agree to. They disrupt the original outline of construction, creating delays and usually cost overruns as well.

Change orders are a reality in any construction industry, and we have a streamlined process to limit the disruption they can cause. That being said, the best way to build a custom home on time and on budget is to get everything right the first time. That’s what our design services (phase 1 of our comprehensive process) make possible. 

From the first walkthrough on your lot to the custom finishes and design choices, you’ll have it all planned out. After you think through every detail of your home with us, we’ll use our industry-leading cost calculation tools to get an extraordinarily accurate estimate of the cost and timeframe for your project.

If your perfect custom home is 10,000 square feet, it will certainly take longer to build than a home half that size. But the most important thing we can promise you is that we’ll be transparent, on budget, and on time. Contact us to set up an appointment and visit one of our spectacular model homes.

Choose Your Perfect Floor Plan

Categories: San Antonio Custom Homebuilding | Posted: December 13, 2019

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Weston Dean Custom Homes allows you to choose the detail of your custom home that are important to you. However, did you know that they have several impressive floor plans to choose from as well? Learn why Weston Dean has quickly become one of the most sought after New Braunfels custom home builder. If you are looking to build a new home in the New Year, you have come to the right location!

The Duncan plan designs a luxury home with an intimate feel. The Duncan includes 5 bedrooms, 4 of which are on the first floor, each with a private bath. An additional half bathroom is perfect for guest use. With more than 5,500 square feet of space, residents of the Duncan will enjoy extras such as their very own second-floor home theater, meditation room, arched doorways and lofted ceilings, a 3-car garage, breakfast nook, and den. Thoughtful outdoor architecture combined with classic Texas Hill Country style results in a dramatically gorgeous home.

Homebuyers looking for more modestly-sized digs will enjoy the Jasper plan at 2,778 square feet. A single-story house with 3 bedrooms, the Jasper is perfect for small families or couples. The master suite includes a huge walk-in closet, jacuzzi tub, double vanities, and a circular walk-in shower. The secondary bedrooms include a useful jack-and-jill style bathroom, with individual vanity sinks in each room leading to the shared shower and toilet. A kitchen built for entertaining opens up to an island bar, breakfast nook, and the suitably titled great room.

A one-of-a-kind floor plan, the Sequoia offers plenty of wow factor. A gourmet kitchen has been designed in a u-shape and opens up to a corridor of the breakfast area, family room, and, after some screen doors, the back porch. Dramatic features like vaulted ceilings, curved walls, and large windows make this San Antonio home unique. The exterior of this design includes stone facing and pillars, a landscaped walkway, and a second-story patio off the fourth bedroom. This home includes 1.5 stories, a 3-car garage, 4 bedrooms, and 3.5 baths, all within 4,165 square feet.

The Dempsey is a luxurious, sprawling plan that includes special details that set it apart from the rest. A 3,445 square foot house, the Dempsey includes a 3-car garage with a workshop, a study, private library or exercise room, , and a gigantic master bath. As one of Weston Dean’s most popular plans, this home includes 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 2 half baths, all on a single level. Intricate ceiling details offer visual interest and an elongated overall shape allows for plenty of windows, views,  and natural lighting of the surrounding landscape.

Whichever plan you choose, know you are selecting from only the best in San Antonio. For a look at the full list of all floor plans Weston Dean currently offers, check out their webpage here.

Weston Dean Custom Homes is a San Antonio area custom home builder. For additional information about Weston Dean building your San Antonio new home, please call (210) 408-9107.