Designing with the Economy and Efficiency in Mind

Are you in the mood for a new home? Perhaps you feel like it is time to redesign your current residence.

No matter where your design ideas may be taking you, designing your home with economy and efficiency in mind is always a good idea.

For starters, you may have a fair amount of money to spend, but that doesn’t mean you should pour it all into one project.

In designing your new home or redesigning an older one, work with design professionals to determine how you can get the most for your dollars.

Remember, the products you use in your home designs should be able to last for several decades (if not longer).

One consideration may be going with a timber frame home, one that offers both efficiency and an economical component at the same time.

Such homes can include a variety of looks, some of which includes cabin homes, ranch homes, mountain homes, lake homes and much more.

So, how do you get both efficiency and economic savings in your designer home?

It all starts with picking out the right home design company from day one.

Some of the best ways to go about that if you are considering timber frame home plans includes:

  • Internet – With many home design companies having a presence on the worldwide web, it certainly makes sense to use the Internet to learn more. By doing a simple Google search of the home design builder you are looking for, you can discover a wealth of information about what each company has to offer. Not only is there information on each respective site, but many sites includes images and even videos. Both pictures and videos can give you a better idea of what you want (and can afford) with the home you are designing or redesigning. More and more businesses also have a “chat” feature available when you first go to their websites. With this feature, you can be placed in contact with a company representative shortly after you sign-on the site. This will make it easier to direct you where you want to go on the site, saving you time and possibly some frustration too. Also look to company social media pages. In many cases, you will see the representative icons for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram etc. right on a company’s home page. Visiting the social sites can also be beneficial, allowing you to see how companies interact with consumers. For example, a home designer will want to discuss the latest in design trends, how materials used to build many of today’s home are friendly to the environment, and how consumers can save money in designing and constructing homes;
  • Referrals – Since it is not uncommon for home designers to work on homes for family members and friends, you may end up going with a company that has done work for someone close to you. If that is the case, was it the referral that got you to go with them? Many people will end up trusting what a family member or friend says to them regarding a business, but it is up the former to always decide what is best for their wishes and of course finances. Keep in mind that just about everyone has different tastes when it comes to their home design requirements. Some people may love the city look, something that might be a little smaller and not feature open, spacy rooms. Others, meantime, may opt to build a bigger home out in the suburbs or even in the countryside or mountains. Those homes are typically designed with more space in mind.


When designing the home of your choice, do it with the idea that you may end up selling it one day.

Yes, while it would certainly be nice to stay put in one home for many decades, the truth of the matter is, countless individuals and couples (including those with children) end up moving several times over their lifetimes.

As you design the home of your dreams, make sure the company you hired to do just that comes highly recommended, has the materials you need at reasonable prices, and provides stellar customer service.

When that is the case, you will have designs on better living.