1. Set a Realistic Budget
Consider the average cost of homes in your area, available materials, and what you’re able to spend. The national average for home prices is approximately $200,000, but Smith believes the project’s $150,000 budget will be enough to create a comfortable, stylish home on his farm outside of Little Rock, Arkansas. He plans to use the floor plan as a canvas and common materials as the medium to reduce costs and add charm.
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