Thinking of a home renovation, San Antonio? Construction material prices are more expensive than ever, with supply delays on top of that

Even after spending $698,000 to build their four-bedroom, four-bathroom “forever retirement home” near Boerne Stage Road, when construction ends and Gina and Robert Martinez move in in September, it won’t be quite finished.

Thanks to a perfect storm of events roiling the construction industry nationwide, the home will be missing several key components, like window treatments, a fence and pool.

Gina said the original quote they got in January for all the window treatments was $11,985. But when they went back to order them this month, it was up to $15,535. The quote for an iron rod fence jumped from $12,000 to $15,000. And the price for the pool jumped from $50,000 to about $55,000.