saving money building a new home
I wanted to ask you how and with what you can save money if you're building a new home. For me there are obvious things, don't get a six car garage etc. I'm not in that market anyway I'm in more nice townhouse market w/ a two car garage, 2900 sqft.
I wanted to ask with upgrades what will be the best things to not have upgraded in the design center, or structurally, and have it done afterwards?
For eg I like the cabinets within the design center but they're expensive. The gas fireplace is also expensive but something I feel must be done during the build.
However the hardwood flooring on the first level seems extraordinarily expensive, for me this seems like one good place to save money, what do you think? priced it out afterwords it seems like a good deal to do later, if I get Brazilian wood somewhere else and have it installed but what are the catches?
Carpeting also seems like just get what you can get at the lowest cost with good padding to let it wear out until you replace it.
Lighting also seems like another good area to just do afterwords except for all the junction boxes and fan box pre installation.
The Internet, cable and the audio in the electrical seems like they have to go in now unless you want a lot of drywall cut later.
The appliances they have I would want better but I can live with these from now. I do not like that the charging $2000 to upgrade to stainless steel but they got me over a barrel.
The bathroom is one area where I am happy and sad and getting what I want paneless cost for it I don't know whether that's cheaper or having it redone after.
of course was doing anything after you don't get it financed whereas if you get it done by the builder it's at a very low low rate.