By Rebecca Kamugungunu 7th August, 2015
The cost of building a house can be very expensive especially when one is building their dream home. People believe that constructing a beautiful home costs a lot of money however, some of the most beautiful houses in the country were constructed on a tight budget. But given the price of houses and apartments in Uganda today, people are looking for more affordable ways to build their dream homes.
Shakib Nsubuga, Country Manager Lamudi in Uganda, said: “Many Ugandans today are interested in owning their own homes and because of this they are finding more affordable ways of making this dream come true. They are looking for alternative building materials and house designs that are affordable yet durable.”
This week Lamudi shares with you some of the ways that you can build your dream home on a tight budget.
- Cost of materials
The materials that you choose to use to build your dream home greatly affect entire cost. Structures like flooring, bathroom fixtures and heating and cooling systems cost differently in many shops and areas around the city. If you’re on a tight budget, it is important to do your research before embarking on this project however, slightly more expensive quality grade materials last longer which helps you save in the long run.
- Use certified contractors
Sought out certified general contractors and a group of experienced workers. They will be an asset during the home-building process by making sure that your materials and money is put to good use, which helps you save in the long run. Certified contractors also have a bargaining advantage since they know many suppliers and therefore, this makes it easy for you to find legit building materials at a cheaper price from a trusted seller.
- Monitor the construction process
It is important to monitor all your construction allowances during the process in order to ensure that you are getting what you are paying for. This includes all allowances including light fixtures and other construction amenities like door handles, taps and screws.
- Proper and advanced planning
It is important to carry out proper and advanced plan before embarking on this project. Building a house can be overwhelming especially if done without proper financial planning. You should know how much you are willing to spend and on what you are willing to spend it on in order to make sure that you do not spend recklessly on things that you do not need.