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How Big Should Your House Be?

August 9, 2023
How Big Should Your House Be?
How much square footage is not too big and not too small? See these tips.

Every square foot of your new home should count; every room should feel exactly right for your present and future needs. If it is a custom home, it should be exactly how you would like it to be. Space can make us feel very small or very cramped; the question is, how big should your house be, exactly?

How Big Should Your House Be?

What Is the Largest Size Allowed?

The answer is a lot more practical than you might think. Some restrictions would be legal. Your neighborhood or county might cap the maximum square footage per house. There might also be a rule on the percentage your house can take up in relation to your land.

The Cost per Square Foot

The other immediate restraint is the construction cost per square foot. It is possible that the larger your house is, the cheaper it is per square foot to build. The cost could also depend on your area’s real estate market. Build within your budget! Even so, Ameri-Star Homes provides multiple ways to save in construction costs, mortgage rates, etc.

Utility Costs

The long-term costs to consider include the monthly utilities. The larger your house is, the more water, electricity, and gas you will need to regulate your home’s water and power supply. Consider what those costs might be when planning your home design.

Time and Cost of Maintenance

Cleaning is the regular chore that comes with maintaining any house. The more space you have, the more time, energy, and money it will take to maintain it. It will also cost more to keep up with repairs. 

Desired Features

What areas do you need the most space for? Perhaps you want a three-car garage, a workshop, enough bedrooms for family and guests, and an ample, open living-kitchen space. Your lifestyle will also determine what is best for you.

Land vs. House Size

Are you willing to compromise the home’s square footage for a larger yard? Is a sprawling garden your priority, or is the house size more important? This dilemma is yet another question to answer when asking, “How big should my house be?”

Let Ameri-Star Homes Help You Make the Best Decision

Ameri-Star Homes is here to help answer any questions you may have in your home design journey. Contact Ameri-Star Homes to learn more about the best fit for you!

Let Ameri-Star Homes Build Your New Custom Home!

Ameri-Star Homes was built on the idea that a home is not complete until the homeowner is 100% satisfied. That’s right, completely satisfied homeowners. Whether you want a home built on one of our home sites or on your own land, count on the same high quality from Ameri-Star. We have set out to exceed all your expectations of integrity, affordability, and customer satisfaction. Build lasting memories for years to come with Ameri-Star Homes. 

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