Building a home is an exciting endeavor – and, as many homeowners can tell you, if you’re not careful, it can quickly become a very expensive one as well. A survey of 2013 construction trends highlights ways that builders can save money. We thought you might like to know about them.
Trend #1: Plan For Today and Tomorrow
Ashland Custom home design is all about building the home you really want. But is the home you want right now, when you have active, young children, the same space you’re going to want ten or twenty years from now? Today’s homeowners are staying in their houses for the long haul. Working with a design/build contractor, you can create a home that serves you well through all life stages. This saves you from having to remodel the home for accessibility further down the road.
Trend #2: Energy Smart Homes
The cost of heating and cooling our homes has risen steadily over the years, and there’s no reason to believe this trend won’t continue. Working with your Ashland custom home builders, you can make construction choices that will make it more affordable to keep your home comfortable. Floorplans, insulation choices, the type and placement of windows and doors, and several other factors all go into designing a home that delivers maximum comfort for minimal expense.
Trend #3: Choose A Design/Build Contractor
One of the smartest cost-containment strategies you can choose when building a custom home in Ashland is working with a design/build contractor. This efficient, effective approach saves you time and money. Your custom home will be built faster, for less money, than if you opt for the older route of hiring an architect to design your new place, and then finding contractors to build it. Ready to learn more? Contact us! We’ll be happy to explain how the process works!