To build a house on a budget, you’ll need to reduce your expenses, keep it simple and choose plans that have less square meters!
Are you planning to build a new home but have limited financial resources?
Building your own house allows you to choose all the design elements, from the ground up. A small budget can make building a home a bit challenging, but that does not necessarily mean you must sacrifice the elements that will turn your house into your dream home. Here are 9 tips for building a house on a budget.
1. Provide Structure
Get accurate and detailed building plans for your home to save money down the road. Make sure that you have a good foundation, roofing and windows, electrical wiring, plumbing, ductwork, heating and cooling system as these items are not easy to change.
2. Source Materials Where Possible
Discuss with your contractor about sourcing your own materials. Your building contractor can get better prices on bulk items in some instances. So, you will need to address the difference in cost from the builder supplying, or yourself.
3. Build Lightweight
The façade and structure are where most of the expense goes into. Designing a home that is a brick veneer or frame and cladding can save you considerable amounts of money, especially if you consider cladding to the first floor. The lighter the structure, means less in concrete, steel and beams. Something that can cost you thousands just to have bricks to the first floor. The cladding has become a design staple for most new homes, a good architect can make cladding look amazing.
4. Think Inside The Box
Simple rectangles and squares are the most affordable homes to build. Using great colours and attractive features can make a simple box into something a lot more.
5. Keep The Roof Simple
Another house building tip is to construct a simple, not-detailed roof. Complex rooflines will not only add significantly to the costs but the risk of leaks and maintenance increases.
6. Centralize Plumbing
If you want to build a home on a budget, locate your heavy plumbing areas like the kitchen, laundry, and bathrooms in close proximity to each other. This will reduce the cost of running costly plumbing pipes all over the house.
7. Splurge Strategically
Public spaces like kitchens, dining and living rooms can have a higher degree of finish while keeping the bedrooms and bathrooms subdued to balance out the costs.
8. Basic Landscaping
Everyone would love a home with beautiful landscaping. But his can be a big expense If you’re on a budget. opt for basic grass and few plans to get the job done for now, later, its very easy to add those amazing lush plans and designer paving and details.
9. Open Floor Plan
An open floor plan is not only a modern design aspect, but it can also save you money. When designing areas with walls and features, can add to the cost per/m2 of the home. The more open home is, the more cost you can save by minimizing the material used on walls, plasterboard, paint and feature details if you have them. Keep it simple and keep it open plan.
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