It’s no secret that building a new home is a significant investment that requires careful planning and budgeting. Building a home can be an exciting and rewarding process, but it can also be expensive. Without careful planning, you can easily go over budget. However, there are several ways to save money when building a new home. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips on how to save money when building a Kansas City home! 

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Plan & Research

Planning and research are the first steps to saving money when building a new home. Planning ahead and researching can help you avoid costly mistakes and make informed decisions about your home’s design, materials, and construction.

Before you start building, you should consult with an architect, builder, or contractor to discuss your design ideas, budget, and any potential issues that may arise during the construction process. You can also do some research on the latest construction trends, energy-efficient materials, and cost-effective building techniques to save money.

Build A Smaller Home

Another way to save money when building a new home is to build a smaller home. A smaller home can save you money on construction costs, property taxes, and energy bills. You can also consider building a two-story home, which can provide more living space without increasing the footprint of the home.

Choose The Right Location

Choosing the right location can also help you save money when building a new home. A location with easy access to utilities, public transportation, and amenities can save you money on construction costs and reduce your overall expenses. When selecting a location, you should also consider the cost of land, property taxes, and zoning regulations.

Use Energy-Efficient Materials & Appliances

Using energy-efficient materials and appliances can save you money on energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. You can install energy-efficient windows, insulation, and roofing materials to reduce heat loss and gain. You can also use LED lights, programmable thermostats, and energy-efficient appliances to reduce your energy consumption.

Avoid Changes During Construction

Making changes during the construction process can add significant costs to your project. You should avoid making changes to the design, materials, or construction methods once the construction process has started. Before starting the project, you should also be clear about your expectations and budget to avoid any surprises.

Don’t Hire The Wrong Builder! 

Perhaps the most important decision you’ll make when building a new home is picking the right builder! We can’t even begin to tell you the number of horror stories we’ve heard from homeowners that had terrible building experiences. Either the quality of work was terrible, or they ended up way over budget. Either way, the purchase of your new home should be a blessing, not a stressor!

As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. If a builder gives you a quote that’s too good to be true, that’s likely not the contractor you want to choose. Like most things, there’s a careful balance between affordability and quality craftsmanship. So when you get multiple quotes, just know that you aren’t always comparing apples to apples. 

In conclusion, building a new home can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be expensive. However, with careful planning, research, and budgeting, you can save money and build your dream home. By following these tips, you can reduce your construction costs, energy bills, and overall expenses.

Build With Hearthside Homes

We hope you enjoyed this blog post about how to save money when building a Kansas City home! Ready to learn more about the efficient and quick home-building process at Hearthside Homes of Kansas City? You can click here to learn more about our 2-story, 1.5-story, ranch, reverse, and split-style floor plans. 

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Third-Party Inspection Process 

At Hearthside Homes, we understand that buying a home is a big deal! You want to make sure the home your purchase isn’t one you’ll regret in the future. That’s why all of our homes are inspected by third-party experts. In other words, we hire impartial third-party industry leaders to review each of our new construction homes! This comprehensive assessment involves a: 

  • Cosmetic inspection
  • Third-party HVAC duct cleaning
  • Third-party sewer line inspection
  • Third-party home inspection

Many home builders don’t subject themselves to these extensive inspections. At Hearthside Homes, we want our buyers to have confidence in their purchase! That’s why we hire impartial pros to look over our work. 

12-Month Warranty

In addition to completing a thorough inspection process, we proudly offer a 12-month warranty on all of our new homes. We even have a Warranty Manager on our team to make sure you have a go-to contact to reach out to if needed. You’ll have peace of mind when you buy with Hearthside Homes! 

Hear From Our Happy Homeowners

At Hearthside Homes, we prioritize customer experience and satisfaction. Did you know Hearthside Homes of Kansas City has over 100 5-star reviews on Google? Click here to check out our Google reviews and hear from some of our happy customers. Our client, Cassandra, shares:

“Our new home is a dream come true! From communication through the building process to going above and beyond to make our home the best fit for our family it was an amazing process! We love the details and the quality of our new home and cannot wait to build so many memories with our family! I can’t tell others enough how much we recommend working with hearthside!”

Want to hear more from our happy homeowners? Click on the video below to watch a customer testimonial. Jeff & Becca are so thrilled they trusted Hearthside Homes with their new build! After years of searching for the right floor plan and builder, they finally decided to go with our team. Now that they’ve had time to settle into their new home, they are so happy they made the right decision to choose Hearthside Homes!