In Kenya, the cost of building a house is very high due to the appreciating cost of land and many legal formalities in the building. The cost of building a 5-bedroom house in Kenya will be determined by various factors such as the type of building layout you need, maisonette, or bungalow.  

All this can be found either as a ready-built house or you can choose to construct your own. But rather, thousands would go for constructing houses by themselves since it is cheaper and can also control how you want it to look. Still, some would go for ready-made houses which is also a big and achievable decision.

Factors that may affect the cost of building a 5-bedroom house in Kenya.

 Several variants surround the cost of a 5-bedroom house in Kenya.

1.     The location

Building a house in Runda, Kileleshwa, and other prestigious locations, the price will be different compared to building a house in other places. These places are well known to be residential places for high-class individuals who can manage their high expenses. The cost of building will be high due to many legal formalities, leave alone land costs.

 Building in the countryside is also costly since the transportation of materials from the urban will add to the cost of construction

2.     Finishing process

The finishing process is will affect the cost of building a 5-bedroom house in Kenya, most of it needs exquisite designs and furnishes like the wardrobes, kitchen cabinets, door furnishes, window hardware, paint, putting the floor tiles and doing the bathrooms, etc. the quality of these things is usually costly.

3.     Type of house

Majorly, two classes of houses are bungalow and maisonette. You might decide to build your house as a bungalow, this house design is usually a one-story building that spreads horizontally, it may also have a half story on top of it. A maisonette is a two- or three-story building which has its private entrance, it is a self-contained house and because they cover more than one floor it is called a duplex.  The cost of building a 5-bedroom house in Kenya will be determined by your choice.

4.     Size of house

The cost of building a 5-bedroom house in Kenya will be greatly affected by the size of the house per square meter, approximately the cost of building a square meter of the house is 45,000- 75,000. The cost of a house per square meter will be derived from the estimation above.

5.     Topography of land

Is the land hilly, rocky, sloppy, or flat? With the technology and improvement introduced, still, houses can be built in hilly and sloppy areas, this is possible if you agree to the type of house design introduced. A bungalow house design will majorly require flat land. The cost of building a 5-bedroom house in Kenya will vary with the design of the house you pick on which topography.

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Building a house may be stressful but the results will be very comforting.

West Kenya Real Estate is a construction company that takes up projects and can deliver your 5-bedroom house design within a short range of time. Our professionalism is unquestionable, we can deliver services like property valuation, architectural design, house plans, and construction and we also do property letting. We are affordable and detailed in our work, contact us at or call, SMS, WhatsApp us on (+254789217685/+254724481087). You can also visit us in our offices in Kisumu.

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