The Dream Home: 5 Money Saving Lessons You Must Learn

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So many people want a custom built dream home, it really is the dream that goes with making your own money and growing up in rented houses. On the other hand once you’ve finally realised that it’s time to get it done, to raise the home of your dreams, you realise just how much time, effort and money is involved in getting it done. Well, now you’re committed, you’re achieving the dream whether it’s a good idea or not. So here are some money saving lessons that might get you a little closer to that dream.

Do Your Research

Knowing what to do before you even start it out is one of the lessons most people don’t learn. Even those who do, usually don’t quite do it thoroughly enough. Figure out what materials need to be used, research construction companies and contractors to help you, what they cost and what trouble they might be. Know you’re starting out with the best possible options before the job gets started. It won’t make it perfect, but it will give you something to start out with.

Manage the Equipment

Know what you’re going to be working with. It’s hard to buy all of the top of the range equipment you might need to get the job done quickly and easily. On the other hand buying shoddy equipment that will just break before the job gets done, or get the job done wrong is the most costly option. One of the best ways to get the right equipment without breaking the bank is to use a company like Mabey Hire, get equipment for the length of a job, finish it, give it back.

Be Exact With What You Need

Measure your construction by what you’re going to need. It is better to shoot for too much than too little but guess work is a good way to end up poor. The more you measure, the more exact you can be and the more exact you are the less you waste. No matter whether you go over or under either one is an unnecessary expenditure. This strategy does leave little room for emergencies though, so keep a little extra in the bank for that.

Don’t Cut Corners No Matter the Temptation

The temptation to take the easy way out will be there a dozen times a day but honestly the benefits are intense and drastic. Every corner you cut and shortcut you take is going to come back to you during the ownership of your dream house. While this may cost a little more in the short term, the long term savings will far exceed the short term overheads.

The dream is worth the work and while it may seem difficult and costly a little extra forethought will save just enough to turn this dream from something you just hope for to a realistic option. Chase the dream. The home you’ll end up with is worth it.

Sarah Pinkerton

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