You’ve likely seen hundreds of custom cottages over the years, and you dream of the day you can finally build one of your own in the ideal spot. There’s only one thing getting in the way: your budget. At Woodcastle Homes Management Inc., we build custom cottages at all price points, and we have the following tips for building a custom cottage for a cost-effective price:
- When it comes to the floor plan, keep things simple. Although it may be tempting to try to include every feature under the sun, real cost savings come into play when you stick to a simple floor plan with basic features.
- Think about how to design a custom cottage that will save you money down the road. For example, you may be tempted to skimp on quality windows in exchange for a big, eye-catching fireplace. While the fireplace may look nice, quality windows can help you cut back on heating costs for years to come.
- Consider a property away from the water. Although you may have your heart set on building a custom cottage right on the water, one of these locations will come at a premium. If you really want to make your cottage more affordable, consider building on a lot near the water, but not right on it.
- While it may be tempting to go with as many upgraded finishes as possible, remember that you can always upgrade your cottage later on. Stick with the basics you need to get your cottage built and ready for you to relax and unwind in, and focus on the extras later on.