“This year we embarked on an adventure of a lifetime.
We built our first custom home – our dream home.”
“This year we embarked on an adventure of a lifetime. We built our first custom home – our dream home.” A father uttered these words when they are going to build their new home.
But to be practical here are few tips that you can rely on your construction projects, you could use this for extra money for luxurious furniture maybe?
1. Visit Many, Many Potential Sites
You think you know what you want your dream home or construction project to be, but do you really? You should try to scour on different home and site books. Also try driving around and visit many potential sites are near to your prospect location so get another perspective. If you can find a newly developed area, better.
2. Hire The Right Builder
In many situations, this could be a really crucial .If you have the option to hire your own builder, DO YOUR HOMEWORK! Hiring the wrong builder can be a horrendous experience.
Before you hire a builder, get a list of references and ask to see some of their work. GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING. It’s amazing how quickly people can forget a conversation. This applies to subcontractors, as well.
3. Bid out Your Cost
This is an easy way to save tens of thousands of pesos before you even begin the building process. Bidding your costs will eager for contractors to adjust with your budget.
We were told that some home builders just don’t need the work so they price themselves out.
Of course, the most important thing is that the builder stays within that bid. If the bid looks too good to be true, have someone else look at it (we did). We realized that the allowance for the kitchen and bathrooms was a bit low for what we had in mind, but so were the other builders’ bids.
4. Build During the Off Season
“We broke ground on our addition in late February, which means we were getting quotes and talking to contractors beginning in mid-December and through early January. One contractor flat out told us that by getting quotes now, he’d be able to get lower prices from his subcontractors, because winter is a slow time for the construction industry.” A man shared his experience when he was asking for quotations for builders.
Not only can you save money, but you’ll get better service from your contractors during the off season.
5. Figure Out Furniture You Need in Advance
With an upgrade in size of our new house, we knew that we had to buy some new furniture, most notably a couch. We set out months in advance and found an awesome couch that was on clearance for a fraction of what we would have had to pay if we missed the sale. Other examples are wall hangings, rugs, and other accessories where we were constantly on the lookout for good deals.