Where to Save Money When Building a Home
With so many things to consider when building a custom home, you may be worried about it all becoming a little too expensive. When it comes down to it, the true cost of building a custom home depends on your choices when designing and constructing it. When you work with Mark Barber Custom Homes, you will have the power to customize the design and dictate the things you want and need. That’s why we would like to provide you with the following tips on where to save money when building a new home.
Set a Budget & Stick to It
The most important way to save money when building a custom home is to determine how much you can afford and stick to that budget. Take the time to meet with a financial advisor before purchasing a lot or hiring a home builder. Once you set a budget and communicate it to your builder, stick to it. While more expensive options can be tempting, abiding by your budget prevents you from spending more than you can afford in the long run.
Choose Your Builder Wisely
Certain homebuilders can make or break your budget. That’s why it’s essential to find a respected contractor that you feel comfortable with. You not only want someone you can trust to provide you with quality work but someone that will stick to your budget without going overboard. At Mark Barber Custom Homes, it’s our job to schedule the trade partners and order materials. We know that there are countless details that need to be in place for a project to run smoothly. If another contractor that you hire isn’t organized or paying close attention to the details, your building project will quickly become chaotic, which can cost you thousands of dollars in wasted time and materials.
Save Where You Can
When designing your custom home, take the time to determine which features are must-haves and what features you can do without. If you do your research, there are many ways to save on things like appliances, lighting, flooring, and window treatments. For example, you can cut costs by installing faux wood floors instead of traditional hardwood floors. The same goes with standard light fixtures and appliances that you can upgrade later on when your budget allows.
Furthermore, having all your interior and exterior selections made before you start can help you save money when you build. While there may be adjustments and changes made as you go, having a clear direction before you start will prevent you from going over your budget.
Fountain Hills Custom Home Builder
The bottom line is that building a custom home doesn’t have to break your wallet. Take the time to research and make cost-effective decisions in order to stick to your budget. With Mark Barber Custom Homes, our process is transparent and straightforward, and we do what it takes to stay within your budget while bringing your vision to life. Contact us by filling out our online form or give us a call at (480) 826-2424. We look forward to getting started on your new project and building a beautiful, high-quality home you’ll be proud of