Incorporating your personal style is an exciting part in the home design process. But before you choose ultra trendy finishes or an extremely traditional design, consider what is most appropriate for the long time value of your home.
If you live in the western U.S., plan to spend an average of $692,174. And look out, San Francisco. If you live in this Northern California city, a custom home will set you back on average a whopping $1,146,000.
You've heard the horror stories about contractors running off with five-figure sums and new kitchens being ripped out because they didn't pass inspection. None of that will happen to you! You'll take precautions! Or so you think.