Two Story Homes: More Bang For Your Buck
Article by: Mike Merisko
If you are going to build your own home , The Right Furniture and want to get more for
your money, consider a two story home. , Adirondack Chairs: A Great Gift Idea There are major parts of
the construction process that can save , About Foggers and Misters for Ponds and Fountains you money over building , Foundation Repair a
ranch style home. , Roofing, Flashings, and Chimneys The three major areas to cut costs are
excavation, the foundation, and the roof. , Before You Invest In A Swimming Pool
When excavating for a ranch style home, , Oreck Vacuum Cleaners – Can You Believe the Hype? you are digging a hole
for living space all on one floor. , Home Inspection Let's say the square footage
of this ranch is 2,000 sq. ft. If this house , Tips on Installing a Beaded Curtain has a full basement , Can't Find Anything in Your Closet? A Closet Organizer will Solve Your Problems!
that's a lot of dirt to be removed to accomodate a foundation. A
two story home , Window Shutters On A Budget such as a Colonial or Georgian style with the same
square footage will require half as much excavation. These style
of homes , Laminate Wood Flooring usually have close to equal the amount of square feet on
both floors. , Prefabricated Buildings For this phase of construction a single story home , Can't Find Anything in Your Closet? A Closet Organizer will Solve Your Problems!
requires twice the labor , An Introduction To Solar Energy Panels and twice the material to be removed for
the foundation. After backfilling the foundation, any extra dirt
that can't be spread about the lot, has to be hauled away. This
could be a sizable burden to your construction budget.
The foundation is another place , Adirondack Chairs: A Great Gift Idea to save , Repairing Rolled Roofing money on your
construction costs. Using the same 2000 sq. ft. house , Luxurious, Comfortable and Complete: Transform Your Bathroom as an
example, footings and foundation walls , Foundation Repair must be poured to support
2000 sq. ft. of deck , Planning Permission Tips UK - Agricultural Plots of Land for Sale - The Latest Mug Punter Scam? for the living space. A two story would only
require enough walls , How to enjoy outdoor beauty when you choose a teak porch swing
for your home and footings for a 1000 sq.ft. as the second
floor , Oreck Vacuum Cleaners – Can You Believe the Hype? would be stacked on top of the first floor , Home Inspection and utilizing
the same foundation walls. , Window Shutters On A Budget If both style homes , Luxurious, Comfortable and Complete: Transform Your Bathroom have a full
basement , Roofing, Flashings, and Chimneys its easy to see that the ranch is going to cost double
to pour a concrete floor. , Vintage Labels on Marble Tiles this cost is usually figured by the
The third major cost saving phase is the roof , Why Use the Hand Truck? system. A two story
home , The Right Furniture has half the roof. , An Introduction To Solar Energy Panels This means cutting the amount of lumber
in half. If the rafters for this structure are 2x10 or 2x12, this
can be quite a savings. Add in for the longer lumber lengths
needed for steeper pitched roofs , Getting The Victorian Look On A Budget like a 10/12 or 12/12 and the
savings become even more substantial. Also, when building , Home appliances, Select them on Price or Energy Efficiency? this
type of home, , Can't Find Anything in Your Closet? A Closet Organizer will Solve Your Problems! only half as much plywood is needed to cover our
framing. With the rising costs of lumber, this is another good
reason to go with a two story home. , Why Use the Hand Truck? The roofing , Vintage Labels on Marble Tiles materials used
is also affected. Again, only half the materials are needed to do
the job. This is another task that is figured by the square foot.
There are many ways to save , Little Giant Ladder – A Complete Guide To Working With One money when building , How to enjoy outdoor beauty when you choose a teak porch swing
for your home your own home. , Roofing, Flashings, and Chimneys
These three parts of constructing a home , Should You Get Help With Your Heating Plans? are the major ways to
save. , Can you see your love light? If you want more bang for your buck, consider a two story
home. , Repairing Rolled Roofing
(c) Mike Merisko 2006 www.sawkerfs.comMike Merisko has been a carpenter for 26 years. Most of those years were spent in the homebuilding and remodeling industries. He was also in business as a carpentry and general contractor. , Repairing Rolled Roofing While that is his forte, he also has experience in bridge building, , Why Use the Hand Truck? commercial construction, and exhibit building , About Foggers and Misters for Ponds and Fountains which is how he earns his living these days. You can browse through articles by him and others at his website http://www.sawkerfs.com or visit his blog at http://www.sawkerfs.blogspot.com.
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