10 Home Design Choices That Cut Costs, Not Quality

Value-engineering a home is a tricky operation, since it is easy to remove critically important features and amenities that could be deal-breakers for potential buyers. However, in this market, keeping prices competitive generally means rethinking design decisions made prior to the recession. Here are some ways to value-engineer your home to cut prices down while keeping design standards high. If you need someone to handle all the details below consider a full-service contractor.

1. Bring the fireplace inside. Historically the wood-burning fireplace was a brick chimney located on an outside wall extending to the roof. This way is also a lot easier for a chimney company to come clean it, as the fireplace evolved into a gas or electric appliance, projecting the firebox outside the wall can only be justified if the room becomes too small by not doing so. It is now even easier than ever to consider biofuel fireplace options instead of simply using a classic chimney fireplace, and this may be the options that entices you the most. Local Home Builder In Newcastle team will give you quality service and provide the perfect home designs and home building experience with all of the inclusions. We pride ourselves on the quality workmanship we provide to your home building experience. We prioritise good communication, professional service and quality results for all our homes. This system replaces the older style screen porches without having to replace the wood. The shingles shrink, get broken, crack, and have wide gaps, To renovate your roof get in touch with J.O.N. construction on https://jonroofingandsiding.com/easton/.

2. Smaller porches. People love having a porch in front of their house, but (evaluate the costs of) two or three porch sizes — small, medium or large. You should get an exterior foundation pier installation from a affordable company to also save cost.

3. Larger pantries. In the Melbourne kitchens, drywall pantries are less costly than cabinetry pantries, and larger, walk-in pantries can justify much less cabinetry. Wire shelving is far more cost-effective than cabinetry for storage of kitchen supplies.

4. Master bath options. The oversized soaking tub takes up a lot of space, and many buyers would prefer to do without it. The most common solution is to include a 42-by-60-inch tub-shower combo with a separate shower as an option, along with a new glass shower door as they are all the craze at the moment — although vice versa can work as well. The extra space (could be used as) a linen closet.

5. Foundation alternatives. We are seeing slab foundations creep north into traditional basement markets. By adding storage space over the garage and in attic roof trusses, storage space can be delivered more cost-effectively. You may also know Garage Doors Sunshine Coast Services was a local garage door business and was merged with the Steel-Line Sunshine Coast branch thereby improving coverage and service. The merged branch, including Steel-Line and Sunshine Coast Door Services supplies sectional garage doors, roller doors and garage door openers.

6. Straight-up walls. By minimizing foundation jogs and covering most or all of the first floor with second-floor space, the cost per square foot will be minimized. Eliminate two-story and vaulted space and minimize second-floor setbacks, except to provide interest in the elevation.

7. Option the powder room. This is aggressive cost-cutting, but we are seeing this more often even in mid-price models. Use the space as a closet, and rough in the plumbing for a future installment as a home improvement project.

8. Straight-run stairs. During the heyday housing market almost all stairs had at least one turn or angle, generally with a landing included. Straight runs are more cost-effective and can turn at the base or top of the steps with a one-step landing for interest.

9. Simplified roof systems with this commercial roofing service of roofers Glasgow. Try to reduce the number of roof truss profiles to two or three, and keep roof pitches reasonable for transport and assembly costs. Use bearing walls where possible to avoid large girder trusses, don’t forget to check your roof coating. You may also need to use a machine way cover which you can get the details from dynatect.com.

10. Window and Doors count and placement. (Evaluate whether the home design is) over-windowed. Do secondary bedrooms have one or two windows? Does the master suite have two or three? Given a choice of locations, Doors and windows on the front wall/street facade will add perceived value, and the style of the windows, you can even add value to them by adding blinds. If you need more details, you should read this replacement windows guide. You might even want to add some skylights from skylights denver professionals to add some dynamic light to your one or several of your rooms. The creatively possiblities are endless.

By James Wentling, Builder Magazine