By taking the role of the builder, surely you are aiming to minimize the cost of building your new house. There are some tips that can help you lower the cost of building your dream house without compromising anything. One is choosing a building lot that has easy access to water, gas and electricity. This will enable you to avoid paying for extended drainage or fixing public services. It is much better to choose simple floor plans like rectangular or square. Although complicated floor plans are really nice to look at. By doing this, you will also avoid construction complicated roof lines.
You building lot may be wide, but build only a small house or according to your needs. For one, a small house is more affordable to construct and maintain. Instead of a building a bungalow style house, why not build a two-storey new home so you’ll spend less on the foundation and roof construction. You don’t have to occupy the whole lot because as a matter of fact, the foundation and the roof are the most expensive part of the house to construct.
Everyone has their dream home and making it come true would be truly satisfying. However, our dream homes will always look extravagant and expensive to build. You have an alternative in this case. You can take the role of the contractor, become the owner-builder and save as much as 20% on your budget with a builder.
Since you take on the role of the builder and you want to build your own dream home, you can buy a set of plans from an established company online. Or if you already have a layout of your new home, you may have an architect design your home for you. You may also choose from the thousands of home designs available that costs a few hundred dollars.