Picking a house plan? These are the 3 most important rules to follow:
Do not skimp on the house plan.
Do not skimp on the house plan!
Do not skimp on the house plan!!!
House Plan Perspective
Building a house is often a frenzy of spending. The biggest problem comes way before the spending starts. Typically a house plan is one of the first things that is purchased. Because of this people do not have a perspective of what it is going to take to build a house. When they see a price of $2000 for a house plan they feel this is a large amount of money. To be honest $2000 is nothing to sneeze at, but when compared to the task ahead it’s a drop in the bucket.
The cost of flooring for a typical home can easily exceed $15,000. It is not unusual to spend $20,000 on paint. Preparing a house lot for construction can often times run into the ten’s of thousands of dollars. So when you take into consideration that the house plan is far more important than paint and flooring, you can see that skimping on the floor plans makes no sense.
The house plan is one of the few things that can not be easily altered in the future. You can always repaint, change flooring, re-do the landscaping, and change appliances. Changing the floor plan after a home is built is not easily done.
The ONLY cost you should be concerned with when choosing a house plan is the cost of construction. The problem comes when you realize the depth of choice you have with house plans. Cheap, poorly designed house plans are a dime a dozen. Focusing exclusively on the cost of a plan will keep you from choosing the right house plan for your construction budget and your lifestyle.
Remember, in this journey of spending you are about to embark on, the house plan will end up being one of the least expensive purchases you will make. Selecting the best possible house plan is crucial. Hold onto that perspective and you will be successful in choosing the right house plan for you and your family.