Forever Legacy builds custom private mausoleums. Our private mausoleums are built from the highest quality granite by the best craftsmen in the industry, and guaranteed in perpetuity. The cost of a mausoleum relates to its size, the location, the complexity of the design, and artwork and special features. Custom private mausoleum costs range from several hundred thousand dollars to millions of dollars. The cost of a cemetery plot for mausoleum placement is additional.
Cemeteries also have community mausoleums, offering mausoleum burial in a less private setting. The cost of a mausoleum crypt in a community mausoleum depends on the size of the crypt, for one or more persons, and location. Where land is at a premium, the cost of a mausoleum crypt is likely higher. Community mausoleum crypt prices range from just a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars.Mausoleum prices are based on:
- Mausoleum size
- Mausoleum construction materials
- Quality of craftsmanship
- Mausoleum Design Features
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Sepulcher or Garden Style Mausoleums
A sepulcher or garden-style mausoleum is one that has no door and lacks a walk-in interior. This style of mausoleum consists of one or more crypts, which may be built into a wall or other structure that is open – not enclosed. This is the simplest style of private mausoleum, and the price point from a quality mausoleum provider like Forever Legacy starts at several hundred thousand dollars.
Vestibule and Walk-In Mausoleums
Vestibule and walk-in mausoleums are the private mausoleum styles that families tend to think of when they consider mausoleums. Vestibule and walk-in mausoleums are freestanding, enclosed spaces, where the crypt is located in the interior of mausoleum. These styles typically take the form of a small building, and may or may not have a door. Some walk-in mausoleums feature only enough space for the crypts, while larger designs may have room for family to visit, or even a small chapel or niche where the family can pay homage to the deceased.
The simplest vestibule and walk-in mausoleum styles start at $350,000, although more elaborate styles or larger structures add significantly to the price point. Some of the most elaborate walk-in mausoleums easily top the $1 million mark.
Some mausoleum providers, like Forever Legacy, also provide custom memorials to commemorate a loved one. Custom memorials require as much consideration and high-quality attention to detail as a mausoleum, and the materials used in a custom memorial are just as important as in mausoleum construction. As a result, families can expect a custom memorial to be comparable in price to an entry-level mausoleum – or more, if the family wants a more elaborate memorial.
In addition to the mausoleum style, a variety of other factors go into the final custom mausoleum price. More elaborate designs, material selection and other factors play a role in determining the final cost of a mausoleum. The style of the mausoleum is only the starting point in calculating price. For more information on mausoleum design and construction, mausoleum styles or a custom mausoleum quote, contact Forever Legacy.
Building Materials Play a Role in Private Mausoleum Cost
Building materials form the blank canvas for creating a beautiful, lasting private mausoleum. Low-quality building materials may discolor or weather too quickly, and can ruin the legacy of the private mausoleum. A premium mausoleum provider, such as Forever Legacy, uses only the highest quality granite, which withstands weathering and retains its beautiful characteristics far longer than inferior materials.
It’s important for families to work with a quality-focused mausoleum provider in order to ensure a lasting legacy. Other providers cut corners or use materials that don’t stand up well to the test of time. Marble, for example, while beautiful, doesn’t withstand erosion well; mausoleum designs featuring marble wear away until they’re faded and indistinct. Families want to ensure longevity with the type of investment that a custom mausoleum represents, so it’s vital to work with the right materials to ensure the mausoleum ages well.
Design features and construction details are an important factor in determining mausoleum cost. On the most basic level, a simple design costs less to execute, and therefore translates to a lower mausoleum cost. A more elaborate design, featuring embellishment or custom design details such as interior lighting, requires more time and materials to execute, so it drives the cost.
When it comes to design and construction, families should consider the long-term investment they’re making in choosing a custom private mausoleum. Working with expert architects and master craftsmen who can make the design vision a reality carries value beyond the price tag. What family would want to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars – or even millions of dollars – on a private mausoleum that looks bland or is constructed with sloppy craftsmanship?
Families can control custom mausoleum costs somewhat by selecting a size or location whose cost is consistent with their expectations. A small private mausoleum on the family estate costs significantly less than a large custom mausoleum in a cemetery plot where land prices are at a premium. Changing the size or location of the private mausoleum can significantly impact the final price, and may be the best place for families to compromise if cost is a concern.
A custom mausoleum is a major investment, and it deserves the proper materials and high-quality construction to accurately reflect those interred within. Contact Forever Legacy for a custom mausoleum price quote, and to begin creating a lasting legacy for your family.
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