Homes+ (Australia) - - READERS’ HOMES -

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!

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