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Building a DIY house on the Cheap

Building a DIY house on the Cheap
February 26
09:01 2016

Wondering about building a home for little money and without going into a huge debt? Before you buy land and start shoveling it’s wise to do research on the subject before doing anything. You might run the risk of actually spending more and getting a huge amount of unneeded stress. You also need to keep your budget and value of the home in balance. A good suggestion figuring is a budget, and using 10 percent of it to consult an architect and a landscape architect. They can help you with the most beautiful, livable, high resale value result, plus, they will respect you budget as long as you make that clear. Remember fixing bad designs is expensive.

 Finding a good architect that is affordable and works on designing awesome affordable homes is not easy thanks to the internet. Today, upcoming architects and designers are coming up with solutions to the problem of sky rocketing property prices, by building houses of their own and sharing their plans on the internet.

Another big suggestion that is often overlooked is not to finance anything in your home that won’t last the length of the mortgage. For example the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher, you will be paying the interest off these appliances well after you have to replace them. It also pays to have a general contractor. They have the connections for well qualified people and experience and patience to keep the house project on course. Keep in mind, if you play contractor and call for a plumber, you might have to wait at the most a couple weeks. That’s because professionals, like plumbers, take services of general contractors first.

Building your home with an eye to the future by not finishing the lower level until you can afford it. Sure, you want that game or play room but being able to save money and get want you want later on is worth it. Also when choosing what type of material to use know that brick is more expensive than frame or stucco construction. If you are a bit handy and know your way around a tool box; know that builders are willing to put up the shell of the house and you can finish as much as you are comfortable on the inside. It can save you time and tons of money. Using second – hand and leftover building material is actually not only economically good but ecologically responsible too, so it’s a win/win. The only thing it does require is time. You can find cheap salvage materials at the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store. It’s a good idea to build a relationship with the closest store near you, let them know that project you’re working on and ask if you can come in and pick though stuff before it hits the floor.

It is really possible to build your own home. You can achieve a beautiful do-it- yourself home with inexpensive materials and the right design approach. You can save money too. A good house that is right for you does not have to be big.

Image credits to : Brian Evans

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