This house design trick could save you thousands…

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This house design trick could save you thousands…

While inclusions like premium floor coverings, bench-tops, tap-ware and lighting can add thousands to the price of your new home, there is something more fundamental that may affect the price.

In fact, just being aware of this little-known design feature could save you tens of thousands of dollars without compromising the style and sophistication of your home. And it simply has to do with…

The Shape of Your House

Think of it this way: the simpler the external shape, the lower the cost to build.

But please don’t misunderstand. A more complicated shape is not more expensive because of added difficulty to build. It just requires more building material.

A house with more angles will likely have a greater wall surface area. This will increase the number bricks needed to build the walls. It will increase the length of gutting and eaves. And it will usually also increase the framework, gyprock, cornices and other building materials.

A house with a simple shape (e.g. rectangle) can retain the same floor area with a greatly decreased wall surface area. The savings can run into the tens of thousands.

So before you fall in love with a complicated architectural design, check with your builder how you may achieve the same result with a slightly modified external shape. This design secret could save you thousands.

All the best,
Luke

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