28 Sep Three Ways To Save Money On A Custom-Built Home
Building your own home is perhaps one of life’s most exciting ventures. People would be lying to you if they said they hadn’t at least dreamt of constructing their dream home during some point in their life. Whether they thought about it for a second or a year, the notion of creating your own homely space is something that cannot be matched by much.
Despite the dreaminess of it all, there’s no denying the not-so-dreamy cost of such a task. But fret not, there’s always a way to reduce costs and spare yourself some hard-earned cash. Where there’s a will there’s a way – as they say. And we certainly have the way.
1: Choose Your Construction Materials And Method Wisely
Build reusable and build smart.
When it comes to selecting materials try to consider what sort of things will work best for your home. Selecting things that will save you money in the long run will help massively. Think of solar panels and high-quality insulation that will save you money on energy bills over the years. Also make use of as many off-cuts and scrap materials as you can. If you can shape some extra bits of wood into a beam or door and frame, you’re saving money every time.
When it comes to method think effectiveness vs appearance. It’s all good and well to have a beautiful-looking home, but if the practicality is off it’s never a good thing. Make sure the layout of your property is efficient in insulation and comfort that will also help you to save money on bills.
2: The Price Of Labour
It’s a good idea to get clued up on building and construction before undertaking such a monumental project. This is beneficial in obvious ways, especially in relation to the cost of labour when building your home. If you can do a lot of it yourself then you’re going to save a lot of money on construction costs because you won’t have to pay someone else to do it.
Stick to your strengths and play your cards right. If you have a background in woodwork and plumbing then do all of that sort of thing yourself, yes you’ll have less time on your hands but you’ll save a lot of money in the process.
3: Be Smart With Your Square Footage
This is where a good architect comes into the equation. Sit down with a professional and plan out the area of your house. It is of course important to include all of the things you would like to have in your home, but equally important to get that all in efficiently. Smart planning will help to achieve this, and you’ll save a lot of money and space in doing so.
Tools At The Ready
Now that you’re clued up with some tips on how to save money when building your own home, it’s time to put your plan into place. Get your team together, get your materials, and let’s build the home of your dreams.