Rather than opting for the acquisition of an existing property, you have chosen to carry out a construction project.
It can be a good idea but you will be able to coincide your desires and your budget, nothing is less certain! This is why you should be interested in the few tips that follow and that will undoubtedly allow you to make some valuable savings.
Opting for more classic finishes and cheaper materials
When you want to reduce the costs of your construction project, it may be wise to save on the finishes. Indeed, the less successful these will be, the lower the price will be.
Similarly, some positions do not necessarily require investing in very expensive materials. Thus, it may be appropriate to opt instead for cheaper materials which, except aesthetically, will have the same properties.
However, it is not advisable to save money on taps or parquet. Indeed, a higher price is generally a sign of longevity and this one is essential for this type of equipment … but also for your wallet.
Thinking about the design of your future residence to optimize the cost of construction
The budget required to build a house depends very much on the price of materials and the cost of labor.
So, to optimize it, it may be worth considering the design of your future residence in this sense. Thus, favor a compact shape for the latter, in other words a square or a rectangle. This will reduce the “linear meter” of walls and therefore the amount of materials needed and the number of hours of work to be provided to the workers on the site. And then, tell yourself that a more compact house will be easier to heat in the winter time!
In the same line, choose instead a simple roof and, unless the stairs are a real constraint, for a house with floors. It is actually the most economical way to create habitable square meters. As the need for materials is lower, the cost is reduced!
To postpone certain “developments”
Your budget does not allow you to build the house of your dreams, perhaps it is necessary to give up some non-priority fixtures.
Do not perceive this renunciation as a failure, but tell yourself rather that you will be able to realize them later when you have the means to carry out these projects. This is the case, for example, with the construction of a swimming pool, the installation of a Jacuzzi, the asphalt of the access road or various other external facilities.
Just think about the future electrical or water connections you may need at the initial job. Thus, you will save time and avoid seeing your projects compromised by a lack of anticipation.
Do some of the work yourself
To reduce the cost of construction, there is another way to do this: to do some work yourself.
Thus, it may be wise to lay the flooring and make the paints rather than paying a professional to conduct these missions.
Note that it may also be interesting, if you have a little time, to invest to look for used equipment. It is indeed possible to take part in scholarships of building parts, the latter having been recovered in good condition in buildings promised for destruction.
If, once the land is purchased , your budget is too small to carry out the project of building the house of your dreams, you now know that solutions exist to save money and make budget and cravings coincide .
It is up to you to see if you prefer to opt for cheaper materials or to give up some amenities, at least temporarily!