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Planning Your Home and Saving Money

Planning Your Home & Saving Money

fotolia_2337254We'll work closely with you from your initial design ideas through completion of your project. We'll suggest money saving ideas. We'll create a working budget. We'll review the home plans with you and modify them to fit your needs. We can also create new plans from your ideas, or work with plans that your supply to us to create something unique and reflects your personal statement.

Our goal is to help you build a home that is affordable, functional, flexible, user-friendly, and most of all, beautiful. We'll strive to help you design and build a home that will appraise at the highest value possible for its location.

Our pre-engineered/panelized construction system saves you money in many ways (i.e. time, financing costs, insurance costs, labor costs, and reduced waste). There are many ways that we can help you save money.

Here are a few suggestions to consider:

  1. Let us be your designer/builder to design your home plans, plan your project, prepare the budget, line up the subcontractors and suppliers, and even manage your project. You'll save alot of money and time in the long run.
  2. Design the house utilizing as many energy efficient features as possible. We can provide you with a wide range of product ideas and strategies. Click Here to view our Living Green Program. While the cost may be a bit higher, you can reduce your monthly energy costs (electricity, heating and cooling) by as much as 75% and increase the value of your home.
  3. When designing your home, using a rectangular or near rectangular floor plan, allows for a more simpler floor and roof structure. This can save thousands of dollars in labor and material costs.
  4. Plan for the extras later. Features such as finished bonus rooms, skylights, decks, fancy molding, paved walkways, expensive landscaping, built-ins or decorative paneling, can all be added later when cash is available. Other "extras" (bay windows, brick or  stone veneer, extra rooms, fireplace, expensive cabinetry, etc.) are nice to have but
    increase the cost of the project.
  5. Whenever possible, plan your rooms to be 12 feet wide or 24 feet long to reduce costly waste of carpet material.
  6. Plan your home design thoroughly before final plans are signed off and construction begins. It can be very costly if you change your mind and request changes once the process begins.
  7. Whenever possible, try to build your home as close to the street as possible to reduce the cost of the driveway, front yard landscaping, trenching, and utility hookups.
  8. Eliminate interior walls whenever possible. Not only do you get larger, more flexible spaces, but you also save on wood frame material, trim, doors, sheetrock, finishing and painting.
  9. Consider doing some of the work yourself. Many people take on painting, door hardware and light fixture installations, closet shelf installation, decks, fencing, landscaping, light trim work, cleanup and even cabinet installations themselves.