What’s the best way to save money while building a house in Portugal
People always ask me -What’s the best way to save money while building a house in Portugal
I have found the answer!.
The trouble is just like “eating less and taking more exercise” is great advice for losing weight my answer is practical and definitely works but its content is not often adhered to because emotion and bad planning gets in the way.
If you’re the sort of person who goes shopping with a budget but can be persuaded by an adorable, fantastic,….. “add you own adjectives here” Item you will no doubt spend more on your refurbishment or new build than you originally wanted too. The reason is that the first exciting part of the build. The demolition or excavation or structure quickly becomes boring and you start thinking about completion and finishing details This is where the money starts to disappear IF not enough time is spent in planning and budgeting the finishing details the selections will be based on impulse and emotion which can quickly become costly.
Easy to excuse with a “well we need that don’t we….”
Take an example of a shower mixer tap, spray head holding bar and shower head. This can be bought for 200 to 1,000 Euros without looking at rubbish or the ultra high end of design. With more time and planning you can shop around and save 30 to 50% off your finishing costs.