Building your own dream home can be a very stressful and challenging task, not only financially but other aspects too. A house needs to be planned and built with utmost care since you cannot reverse once built. Along the planning process, you need to make sure you have the adequate finances and also that you […]
Building your own dream home can be a very stressful and challenging task, not only financially but other aspects too. A house needs to be planned and built with utmost care since you cannot reverse once built. Along the planning process, you need to make sure you have the adequate finances and also that you are spending them wisely. So here are some of the ways you could follow to save money when building a new home.
1. Decide on what you need
All these fancy additions you have in mind may have to be kept away to stay in budget. Take minute to sit down and think of what you really need in your home. Leave adequate funds for the necessary elements of your home and focus on the extra features later on. Go around looking at model homes and get some ideas so that you wouldn’t make costly mistakes with regard to your design. You can even choose shipping container homes which are very cost effective.
2. Choose the right builder
Your entire house lies in the hands of your builder. Choose them wrong and you may have to pay the price. A good builder will be able to build a complete home under budget, while a bad builder could make wrong estimates and ultimately get you to spend more than what you expected. There is no hurry in choosing a builder. Take a few profiles and carefully compare their packages and services and choose the most cost effective and quality builder.
3. Do some work yourself
How hard is it to paint a few walls, especially if your house isn’t that large? Keep some tasks to do by yourself so that you can cut those off the builder’s payment. For example, take over the garden arrangements. It cannot be that difficult to plant some trees and flower bushes.
4. Use your connections
Your builder’s contacts, friends and family maybe of great help when buying materials and other appliances for your home construction. For instance, if you decide on a container home, your builder can help you buy 20ft shipping container at a discount through his close connections. You may also have friends and family who are architects, interior designers etc. Get help from as much as possible since they could save you a great deal.
5. Salvage materials for reuse
There could be many items lying around that could come in handy for the new house construction such as extra paint cans leftover at your parent’s house or even some electrical plugs and fixtures that you could use. Don’t spend your money unnecessarily, make use of these items.