Cost-Saving Tips for New Homeowners

Cost-Saving Tips


There’s no better feeling than settling into a brand new Finecraft Builders home! From open-concept living space to flex rooms to a spectacular master suite and everything in between, your gorgeous home in Indiana is designed for endless comfort. But the peace of mind doesn’t stop there there are several easy actions you can take to save money when you move in! Take a look at a few of our favorite cost-saving tips.


How New Homeowners Can Save Money


Lighting: Replace incandescent light bulbs with CFLs or LEDs. These kinds of bulbs “reduce light bulb energy by about 75%, and can even last up to 10 times longer, helping to significantly decrease your energy bill. Installing and utilizing dimmers is also a great way to use less energy!


Furniture: There are great options for used furniture on the internet (you’ll be surprised at what people are willing to sell for a good price)! Also, if you’re making room for new pieces, try selling your old ones. 


Groceries: It’s a smart idea to buy generic-brand products (as opposed to name-brand products) whenever you’re at the grocery store. With generic products costing about 15-30% less, you could potentially save, for example, $20 a week (or $1,040 a year) just on dinner ingredients alone.


Maintenance: When you understand your home’s systems, you can save a lot of money by doing maintenance jobs yourself. Believe it or not, many of them aren’t as intimidating or difficult as they seem, and we’re happy to provide all our Homeowners with guided videos to help you learn the ins and outs!


Cable & Phone: You could save hundreds every year if you find the right promotion, so make sure to call competitors to find the best deal! You could also try Netflix or another cable alternative if any of them fit your personal needs.


Kitchen Hacks: There’s nothing wrong with takeout every once in a while, but a few “kitchen hacks,” such as using a slow cooker, growing a veggie garden, and buying generic-brand ingredients in bulk, can help you save money on meals, eat healthier, and can be great family activities! 


Don’t Miss Sales: Know when the big sales are if you need to buy or replace mattresses, linens, appliances, etc. Most retail establishments have set schedules for when certain items go on sale… so take advantage!

Owning a home that feels like your safe haven and personal sanctuary is truly priceless. As you experience your best moments in your Finecraft Builders living space, a few easy actions will help you save money — so you can enjoy your gorgeous new home in Indiana even more. For more information, please call 317-790-5000.