Silver Elm Studio strives to be fully transparent when it comes to upfront costs and fees so that homeowners can have confidence when budgeting their home project.

Many people are surprised to learn that there are lots of fees even before permits are issued. The fee amounts vary depending on the scope of work.

The three categories of fees that are typical for residential projects are—City/County fees, Professional Services fees, and Construction fees. It is not uncommon for a homeowner to spend almost $30k on reports and fees required by the City/County even before they receive the green light to begin construction.  Professional Service fees are generally around 20% of the total construction cost. Construction Cost is based on current market trend, location of the property, quality and complexity of the project, the level of customization desired, and multitude of other considerations.

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