Building a new home can be a daunting task, with costs adding up quickly. However, there are many ways to reduce costs without cutting corners. There are a few simple ways to save money without compromising on quality.
Keep It Simple
Don’t be tempted by the state-of-the-art Kitchen complete with breakfast nook and bar or overdo the height of your ceiling. Keep it simple and use a basic rectangular shape to create a smart, elegant and functional home without excess. The simpler the building line, the cheaper the build. Many of today’s best-looking homes are constructed in simple, space shapes with fine proportion. You can save money by keeping your plans as simple as possible, which will also appeal to the widest range of buyers down the road. Think about the placement of your wet areas. When all your wet areas are strategically placed together, fewer pipes are required, which will save you money.
Keeping It Low Maintenance
Investing more money now on high quality materials can help you save money as a home owner down the road. Don’t cut corners with cheap roofing material, windows and external finishes. All this will mean is you will probably have to replace them sooner than later.
Keep It Sustainable
As with choosing high quality material to reduce maintenance costs, choosing sustainable material will help you save on your energy bills. Installing plenty of insulation and facing your home in a way that lets it take advantage of surrounding light and shade will help you create a tight, energy efficient home that can save you bundles.
Keep It Professional
Another issue is that you might be tempted to cut corners by hiring a contractor who charges less. It doesn’t always pay off going for the cheapest contractor in some cases it may work out a lot more expensive in the long run. Builders who have experience and a network of subcontractors, may charge a bit more, but they more than make up it with efficiency and service. By planning ahead with a strict budget and choosing a reputable contractor to work with you can keep costs in line.
On a finishing note if you are on a tight budget, leave a few jobs until later on, such as fencing and landscaping, they might even turn out to be fun for all the family.