Dreaming of the perfect home is an aspiration many of us share, but the cost of construction often feels like an insurmountable hurdle. The good news is that building your dream home on a budget is not only possible but also a practical and fulfilling endeavor. In this blog post, we’ll explore the art of budget-friendly home plans and how you can bring your dream home to life without emptying your wallet.
Tankless Water Heaters
At Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. there are two things we know our customers will always want:
1) Multiple Design Options 2) Access to Current Housing Trends
A tankless water heater, or demand water heater gives you both: it’s was one of the hottest, fastest-growing trends, and it gives our customers a design option that they may not have previously considered. It’s also a good way to save money every month on your water bill while being environmentally friendly.
As the name implies, a tankless water heater allows you to save on standby energy losses that are associated with storage water heaters. Instead, this water is heated on-demand by a gas, electric, or propane heating device that is automatically activated by the flow of water to heat a constant supply of water. That means no more waiting around for the storage tank to fill up with enough hot water.
It’s important to protect your family with properly placed and installed smoke alarms. Remember, smoke alarms are only designed to last 7-10 years. If yours are over 10 years old, it’s time to replace!
Help increase awareness in your community about the life-saving benefits of smoke alarms.
Statistics to share
- Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms
- More than one-third (37 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.
- The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.
If you are in the process of selecting your new dream home plan, it’s never too early to start thinking about Building Codes and the role your lot location will have in the building process.
Local zoning laws and building codes will almost certainly affect the building process of your home floor plan as well as future renovations to your home.
While both building codes and zoning regulations play a similar role, knowing the difference between the two can help you to become better prepared to overcome any obstacles during the home building process.
What You Need To Know Before Building Your Dream Home
Are you considering tackling the job of building your own dream home? In many ways, this is the only way to get exactly what you want and need out of a home; and when the process is over, you will end up with a new space that perfectly matches your dream. Yet if you’ve never worked through the home-building process before, you may feel a little overwhelmed. Here are some tips on what to expect and how you can be an active participant in the exciting process of building your dream home.