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Budgeting The Design Of Your Home

Mar 1, 2008
You do not have to live in a mud hut to have the design that will save you money. There are plenty of ways to have a great house design on a limited budget, and it can still be the home of your dreams. You can have the architectural style you want and incorporate the interior finishes you want without huge sacrifices. You may not get everything you desire, such as gold plated faucets, but you can still have a beautiful home.

Before you begin, you must decide on what your budget will be and have a parcel of land on which to build. Hiring a landscape architect may not be in your budget, so planting shrubs, plants and flowers may be something you have to put off on until later.

When you begin the actual building process there are some steps that must be completed in the proper order to ensure that the structure remains sound and strong. The foundation must be poured first, then the wall beams, once erected, and the insulation must be covered to ensure that rot does not take place in case of bad weather.

The design of the home takes shape from the moment the builder has the plans. As well, the interior of the home does not have to be filled with shoddy materials. There are plenty of resources that offer great materials at very affordable prices.

You may not get those marble counter tops, but you can get faux marble at great prices with the look of the real thing. You should also consider having concrete floors. You can have them stained to give the look of marble.

Cabinets are another great way to save money and give your home a great look. Many people find recycled cabinets at discount stores, refinish the interiors and then give them new fronts and new hardware. You get have the look of new cabinets but at a fraction of the cost.

While you are considering designs for the bathroom, you can take a look at antique bathtubs and sinks. A refinished bathtub, especially an old claw foot, gives a new home a unique, distinct look.

You have a say-so in the design of your home. It is your money and your have the last word when it comes time to begin construction. Find an architect who is willing to work with you on the style that best suits your budget and needs.

If you want an energy efficient home, then find an architect and a builder who agrees with your philosophy and will work with you to ensure that your goals are met. Your home should be your sanctuary. Make sure that it is!
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