Are you planning on building a vacation cottage? Having your own cottage can give you your own personal vacation retreat. Over time, it also may be more cost effective than renting a cottage or staying a hotel every time you go on vacation. However, building a cottage can present a number of substantial upfront costs. If you're like many new cottage owners, you may be working with a tight budget. Fortunately, there many steps you can take to save money during construction. Here are three tips to help you stay within your budget:
1. Design the layout with bathrooms next to each other. Plumbing installation can be an expensive cost, both in terms of material and labor. You can minimize this cost with a smart layout design. Try and design your cottage in such a way that bathrooms are right next to each other. That way, they can share a wall, along with piping, drains, and other plumbing fixtures. Your plumber can then knock out two bathrooms with one installation. That will save you money on bot labor and materials.
If you want a basement, build your home on a slope. The most cost effective way to build a cottage is usually on a slab. However, many people want the extra space that comes with a finished basement. If that's what you want, try building on a slope instead of on flat ground. If you build on a flat location, you'll need to bring in an excavating crew to dig out the basement. You'll then need to pour concrete to frame the basement and serve as the foundation for the house.
Instead, consider building on a slope. You can build a walkout basement against the slope to avoid costly excavation expenses. You may need to invest in some protections against water that may run down the slope. However, those costs could be substantially less than a full basement excavation.
Consider a pre-engineered cottage. One of the most cost-effective solutions is with a pre-engineered building. With a pre-engineered cottage, your walls, trusses, and other major elements are constructed offsite in a manufacturing facility. Those elements are then shipped to your location so they can be assembled. This is often more cost effective because the only labor you need onsite is whatever is necessary to bolt the pre-engineered elements together. In fact, if you have construction experience, you may be able to do that job yourself.
Many pre-engineered cottage manufacturers offer a wide variety of layouts and designs, along with the ability to customize your cottage. For more information, contact Tech Home Ltd. They can help you find the design that's right for you.
Hi, I'm Lenora. One of my favorite things is traveling. And when I travel, I especially love to see the various architecture around the world. Ever since I built a house (well, you know, hired a contractor to help me design it and then build it for me), I have been fascinated with the construction process. I love looking at international architecture like Saint Basil's Cathedral in Russia or Angkor Wat in Cambodia. How were they made? It is just so interesting to me, from the foundation's support to all the intricate details such as paving or roofing. I started this blog to talk about all the parts of construction. I hope you enjoy it!