Since, square footage is one of the primary factors in selecting a plan, we understand its importance. Square footage calculations can vary depending on how the calculation is achieved. Unfortunately, there is not an “industry standard” approach to square footage calculations. Some designers may calculate the area to the outside of the exterior studs while others may include the entire exterior wall thickness including brick or other masonry veneers. These separate approaches could result in a difference of 50 or more square feet (depending on the size of the plan).
Equally important to the “Living” or Heated/Cooled square footages are the “other” areas that must be factored in to the equation such as Garages, Covered Porches, and Uncovered Patios to name a few. These spaces and areas often get overlooked but are critical to the square footage calculation and/or cost to build. Most of our plans provide square footage for these spaces to assist in the decision-making process. If you have concerns about the square footages, please contact us prior to purchasing.