If you are building a tiny house for yourself and your family, then you could be hoping to save quite a bit of money over buying a more traditional home. However, you should know that building a tiny house can become an expensive project if you aren't careful. One way that you can keep costs down is by finding good deals on building supplies. These are a few tips that can help you do just that.
You may be able to find a lot of building materials for your tiny house secondhand, which can help you save a lot of money. Plus, buying recycled products can be a good way to build your tiny house in a more eco-friendly way, since you will be recycling. For example, you can check out local classifieds to look for people who are selling or giving away building materials; for example, they might be selling cabinets that are still in good shape because they are upgrading the cabinets in their own home. Just make sure that you carefully look over any secondhand materials that you purchase to ensure that they are in good condition; after all, you probably don't want to use worn-out materials when building your tiny house.
In some places that sell building materials, you can find "scraps" or "remnants" that are marked down significantly. For example, a small piece of vinyl flooring that has already been cut might be for sale for a fraction of what you would normally pay for it. It might be too small for the average kitchen, but it might be the perfect size for your tiny house kitchen. You may be able to find similar deals on single gallons of paint that have already been mixed and other similar materials.
Buy in Bulk
It might seem as if you will not need to buy anything in bulk when you're building a tiny house. However, you may still need large quantities of certain items, such as lumber for framing out the tiny house, insulation and electrical outlet covers. Buying in contractor packs can be a good way to ensure that you have enough of everything that you need, and you may pay less. Just make sure that you aren't buying more than what you need.
As you can see, there are a few different ways that you can save money on building supplies for your tiny house. If you follow these tips, you might be surprised by just how affordable your project can actually be.