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3 Ways To Save Money On Your DIY Guest House Building Project

Now that you're ready to start your do-it-yourself guest house building project, you're probably wondering what you can do to save some money throughout the process. Here are three money saving options that shouldn't be overlooked.

Buy Pre-Designed Plans

Forget about hiring an expensive architect to design new plans for your guest house. Thanks to the internet, you can find a variety of pre-designed plans to choose from that can be used to build the perfect guest house for your property. Many pre-designed plans can be customized to meet your specific needs and preferences, so you shouldn't have a problem finding a set of plans that are right for your needs.

And you should find that you can purchase pre-designed plans for a fraction of the price that it would cost you to purchase custom plans from an architect. And you won't have to pay for things like consultation fees just to get the plans that you need to build your new guest house.

Recruit Friends and Family

While it's a good idea to hire one or two professionals to work with while building your new guest house, you don't have to spend an arm and a leg on help if you can recruit enough friends and family members to assist you during the build. Instead of paying your recruits money in exchange for their help, you can provide them with food and drinks while they work. You can even throw a barbecue party for everyone as a thank you after your guest house has been built. The money you save on labor costs can be used to decorate and furnish your new guest home so it's ready for your first overnight visitors.

Buy Directly From the Supplier

One of the best ways to save yourself some money while building your new guest house is to purchase all the wood you need directly from the supplier instead of the local home improvement store. While the home improvement store likely sells everything you are going to need to complete your build, they probably can't offer the same prices as an actual supplier can.

After all, the home improvement companies purchase their wood directly from the supplier and then mark their prices up to make a profit. There is no reason that you can't be like them and go straight to the supplier for a better rate on your wood. You may even be able to get discounts for buying some of your wood in bulk, which would save you even more money when all is said and done.

For more information, reach out to companies like Liese  Lumber Co Inc.