How to build a house at a reasonable price

How to build a house at a reasonable price

Building a house is always a financially challenging solution. In most cases, it is the biggest investment of your life. To make sure you invest your finances wisely and live well in your new home, we have some useful tips for you.

Choose a reasonable house size

The size of the house should be a reasonable compromise between the amount of space you need to live comfortably and your financial possibilities. Although the financial aspect is very important, you should think in advance about how you will live in the house and take this factor into account when making your decision. The total built-up area can be reduced if you follow the following points:

  • The individual rooms should relate to each other in an appropriate way. Minimise corridor areas. Try to incorporate storage into existing corridors.
  • Combine rooms into multifunctional spaces. And not just the kitchen and living room. You can also connect the living room to the study, for example.
  • If you are building a two-storey house, use the space under the staircase.

When choosing a suitable house project, select rooms that are neither too small nor unnecessarily large. It is advisable to imagine each room with furniture. This will help you to see if their dimensions will suit you.

Compact shape

The compact shape of the house also saves construction costs. In addition, this shape saves you money on running costs. Most of the heat is lost from the building through the various alcoves. The simpler the shape of the house, the lower the area of the perimeter walls that cool the surrounding air. In addition, complex shapes have a greater risk of thermal bridges. The shape of the house also includes its basement. If you opt for a house with no basement, you can save up to 30% on construction costs.

Choice of land

The final price of the house is also influenced by the choice of land. You will pay less for a house built on flat land than for a house on sloping land. When choosing a plot of land, also take into account its orientation to the cardinal points so that you can make the most of the sunlight.

Take advantage of the sun

Suitable orientation of the house reduces heating costs. To take advantage of sunlight for heating, choose a project with living rooms facing south-east, south and west. Allow for the fact that this orientation will have the opposite effect in summer. To prevent overheating of the house, do not forget to install external blinds or shutters. This solution not only shades the interior of the house but also protects the glass from overheating and reduces heat loss through the windows in winter.

prodom 07.01.2022

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