So today we started estimating the costs to build the house we would like with the finishes we desire. We did find a really cool and comprehensive online calculator for building a house and highly recommend this one.
I printed the final product on the webpage as a PDF and then used my adobe acrobat upgraded subscription to turn the PDF into an excel document so we can edit the costs.
We will be able to do some items ourselves which will save on the labor but will still need the material costs. We will then add our final costs in a different column so we can see if we are “on budget” or not. We hope to do this with all cash so it is imperative to stay on budget.