Grants for new home buyersIf you’ve chosen an experienced homebuilder, your home construction is in good hands. But there will still be plenty of choices for you from floor plan to community selection. Consider these basics to save money in your new home construction.
Upgraded materials may cost less in the long run.
Chances are you bought inexpensive modular furniture for your college dorm room. Lasting four years was acceptable. It was also less painful when the pieces sustained inevitable dings, drops, and damage during twice-yearly moves between home and school.
The college concept doesn’t work well when choosing materials for new home construction. Quality materials look nice and showcase your style. Granite counter tops shine in your kitchen and also resist staining and chipping.
Durable materials require little maintenance and minimal replacement. Fiber cement siding is low maintenance and weather resistant over wood siding. The cheapest options up front often lead to you to pay extra: first for the cheaper option and second for the quality option down the road. It’s a bigger cost in the long run.
Green home construction keeps green in your wallet.
Not only is green construction a trend, but it also offers improved durability and lower monthly utility bills. Consider homebuilders that offer green home construction options.
Framing techniques can minimize wasted material in non-load bearing areas of the home structure. Extra insulation in walls limits heat transfer keeping warm air inside in the winter and outside in the summer. Local materials may cost less due to limited shipping to the construction site.
Another green attribute of home construction is selecting energy saving heating and cooling units and energy star appliances. Heating and cooling will likely be the biggest energy hog. Efficient units and a programmable thermostat can be used to lower your monthly utility bills. Laundry and washing dishes are daily energy saving opportunities when the right appliances are installed during home construction.
With more than 15 years of new home construction experience, Echelon Homes will present you with the complete cost of building your home. Ask us about opportunities to save money in your new home construction.
Article by: Jennifer Elkow
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