first time home builder questions
I will be listing questions in here throughout my process, please continue to come back.
1. I live in WI. I am finishing 1300 Sq ft of basement. My upper level will be approx 2450 Sq ft. It's a ranch home. I'm having an appraisal issue in my area prior to building where the appraisal is coming back $10k less than the cost to build plus lot. I'm trying to avoid having to come with extra cash to closing so I'm looking at things to potentially eliminate. How important is 2 zone heating (main floor & basement) for me living in WI? Can I get by with just 1 main floor thermostat and then I can save myself $1600, or will I absolutely regret removing that from my plans?
2. Another thing I'm thinking about removing is the oversized plumbing to eventually install a sprinkler system for watering my flowers, grass etc. Again I live in WI so the summers are limited. What are your thoughts on this?