How much does it cost to build a prefab home from start to finish?

Prefab homes are gaining traction in the Colorado market. In 2019 alone, SmartPads has had sales closing in Leadville, Nathrop, Winter Park, Steamboat Springs, and Hayden. Prefab is a high-quality, faster building option that is suiting the needs of today’s homeowner. We pride ourselves on transparency and efficiency, so we wrote this blog to help you to understand how much it costs to build a prefab home from start to finish.

Your SmartPads home is delivered as a complete package, right down to all the finishes, installed appliances, lights, and cabinetry. Approximately half of your budget will be used for purchasing the design and selecting the finishes you want for your SmartPads home. The other half will be the cost of the General Contractor to cover local labor and locally sourced builder’s materials (such as foundation, utility infrastructure, etc.), as well as preparation of the site (such as removal of trees or boulders, or adjusting the site work as needed if there is a steep slope).

Consider these three groups when putting together your overall budget.

In general, your SmartPads home, with the actual quality finishes all selected, will likely cost around $190/square foot for the home itself.  Prefab homes come with many cost-savings when compared to traditionally built homes. For instance: 

  • HIGHER QUALITY. A prefab home is built to a higher degree of accuracy than site-built homes, is more energy efficient, and is built to withstand shipping so it is considerably stronger.
  • FASTER BUILD. Prefab modular homes are delivered and completed onsite much faster than stick-built homes, usually within 30 days or less.
  • ENERGY-EFFICIENT. Your home is built with more exact tolerances reducing air infiltration, which accounts for up to 20% of the heating and cooling cost of a home.
  • LOWER COST. Our construction methods reduce waste and expensive onsite labor, so we pass these savings on to you.

SmartPads’ Shasta design was recently built in Steamboat Springs and delivered savings of more than $80,000 when compared to what it would have cost if someone followed the traditional building route.  

SmartPads provides affordable prefab home solutions that are stylish, efficient, and smart. Our team has over 20 years of experience in real estate development, management, and sales. Our focus is on building highly efficient, healthy, environmentally sustainable homes in less time and for less money than traditional builds. 

Contact us today to learn more!