ALICIA’S TIPS FOR OWNER/BUILDERS
1 Design your own floor plan using online programs and build a kit home to save money on custom designed and built mark-ups.
2 Get more than one quote on everything, including all trades, materials and services.
3 Be strict and stick to a tight budget and time frame.
4 Try to be an owner-build/ownermanaged property, which means you supply all materials to trades. 5 Don’t be afraid to build your own kitchen, laundry and storage cabinetry, and install them yourself. This will save you a lot of money!