House building advice?
October 16, 2013 7:57 AM Subscribe
The Mrs. and I are planning to build a house next year on some land that we bought recently. What should we know about house building before undertaking this massive endeavor?
posted by LouMac to home & garden (23 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
> Location: northern Rhode Island
> Current floor plan is roughly an 1800 sqft Ranch (1-floor) style so that we can live there forever and not have to climb stairs and has an open kitchen/eating/living room.
> Propane or oil?
> Open and favorably inclined towards green technology suggestions (Is geothermal/on-demand hot water/solar power or water heating worth the extra expense)
> Can we build for $250k or less?
> Where should we splurge, and where should we save?
> What energy-efficiency tax breaks should we be aware of?
Please feel free to offer any other advice, unrelated to the above. Thanks!