Daily Archives: April 10, 2018

4 Tips to Build Your Cabin without Putting Yourself in Debt

Beautiful cabinSo, you are dreaming of owning a backyard cabin you normally see on TV but scared about the budget. Well, you need not worry. It turns out that there are ways you can build a one-of-a-kind cabin without breaking the bank.

Here are a few suggestions you can try out.

Build a smaller size

The size of your cabin will, of course, determine how much material you’ll need for the project. As you are not going to be living in your backyard cabin for extended periods, it makes no sense to build one that’s too large. Keep in mind that the larger the cabin, the higher the cost of labour and supplies required to build it.

Be ready to compromise

Sure, a handcrafted profile sounds great for your building material, but the cost can be prohibitive. Be ready to take a cheaper option. For instance, machine-hewn wood with a rough look costs much less than the handcrafted log but will still be visually appealing.

As for fixtures and windows, go with the more affordable ones and upgrade later.

For the hearth, consider faux

There’s no need to stress over expensive material when building your cabin’s chimney. Go for manufactured stone instead of the more costly options. No one will tell the difference. A big benefit of using faux is that you don’t need to pour as much concrete as you would need for real rock.

Put off a few things

Sure, there are things that you cannot postpone, like doors and windows. However, you don’t need to finish each room in the cabin at once. Just start with the ones you need the most and finish the rest later.

A limited budget should never keep you from building the cabin you’ve always wanted in your backyard. With some creativity, you’ll find that it’s easy to own a gorgeous cabin for much less than you thought.