Save money on custom home is something possible to do since you know the great ideas to build a home economically. It is not something unfamiliar that building a house always demands someone to prepare a great budget. However, it doesn’t happen in architects.
Most architects can design and build their own houses by spending much lower amount of money, but resulting practical houses. It is because architects know best about where they should spend money and also where they should conserve. That is why many architects often make their houses to be in sophisticated structures and simple but look expensive.
Find some ideas below about how architects keeping their projects awesome even they spend less money on the real estate building.
- Prioritize Some Works
An architect named Jeff Stern from In Situ Architecture firm in Portland said that architects always work hard to get the most important things for them. They don’t start a building process because they want it and then must compromise.
He loves to use triple-glazed windows that consume energy in a very efficient way. Then he also added concrete floors, countertops with plastic laminating, and fir cabinetry that are cheaper and suitable with the windows much.
Meanwhile, an architect named Thomas Gluck from an architecture firm in New York City made a Tower House of his own. He used tinted glass treatment that is commonly applied in commercial buildings. The glass isn’t expensive, but the tint application is quite costly. But the dark glass becomes the central design of the home exterior that blends perfectly to the woodsy environments. The architect save money on custom home he made by having simply designed and finished interior.
- Be Smart in Choosing Building Supplies
The key to save money in building real estate done by many architects is to be smart in choosing the right materials. As the recommendation of David Wagner from Sala Architects in Minneapolis, you can save money in home building by purchasing the materials that are negligible imperfections because such materials are mostly discounted.
For example, he applied white oak for 1,000 square foot flooring in his house. This material is cheaper and considered as the one in a few lower grades than the material commonly chosen by his clients. Actually, the material only has the flaws on the wood’s knots.
- Plan a Design that Give a Little Affect to Labor Cost
This is another great idea of lower cost real estate building stated by Marc Manack that works for Silo AR+D Architecture in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He made a T-shaped house in a very modern design for his own. His principle to build the house is to make the infrastructure very easy for the contractors.
The design was made by making the utility hookups in one group and then make the connections in an easy to reach location. The architect also didn’t plan to have furnishings in high end finishing. So he also save money because of the reduced labor costs and he didn’t hire carpenters with great skills. Manack successfully save money on custom home he made.