You’re not like other folks who buy a house that’s already been lived in. Instead, you’re choosing to build a custom home from scratch because you want things to look and function in a very specific way.
In other words, you have discerning tastes. You know what you like, and you don’t want to settle.
Unfortunately, though, our tastes don’t always align with our budgets. And that’s when it’s helpful to have a creative, outside-the-box contractor who can help you come up with ways to save money without sacrificing style or functionality.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the budget-friendly materials that could help you save money on your custom home build.
Kitchen Countertop Alternatives
Instead of granite, quartz, or marble, consider:
- Ceramic tile
- Tile granite
- Wood (a.k.a. “butcher block”)
- Modular engineered stone
Kitchen Island Alternatives
Rather than a lavish, built-in kitchen island, put one of these in the middle of your kitchen:
- Butcher block island
- Rolling industrial metal cart
- Rolling bar cart
- Console table with storage
- Pub-style dining table
- Drop-leaf kitchen island
Hardwood Flooring Alternatives
Hardwood flooring is gorgeous—but expensive. These options can give you the same look and feel of natural wood without the sticker shock:
- Laminate flooring
- Vinyl plank flooring
- Plank flooring
Custom Bathroom Alternatives
It’s easy to get carried away when designing your dream master bath. Be careful about needlessly overspending on sinks, toilets, and vanities. Those particular items can “sink” your budget fast if you’re not paying attention!
In addition, consider making these substitutions:
- Vikrell shower stall instead of custom tilework
- Vinyl tile flooring instead of expensive stone
- Flawed granite slab (at a discount) instead of brand-new custom countertop
- Old, refurbished dresser instead of brand-new vanity
Any questions or concerns about the costs of building a custom home in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley? John Falvella Construction Services is here to provide you with all of the info and expertise you need. We’ve been a custom home builder, architect, and designer since 1983—which means we’ve got tons of cost-saving tricks and budget-friendly solutions up our sleeves!
To start planning your custom home, call now.