Designers can save money and get more design ideas in their homes by using simple materials and building standards that are the same across all styles and sizes, experts said.
In this image released on March 15, 2017, a house in New York City, U.S.A. is pictured on April 19, 2018, as construction workers work to finish a new home in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
A new home design is usually based on materials, size, and location, but there are a few exceptions, said Peter W. Fischbach, a professor at the Graduate School of Design and Planning at New York University and a member of the International Design Academy.
Fischbach said that because the materials and size of a home varies across styles, they often have to be tweaked to fit different homes.
Fischer Architects in New Brunswick, New Jersey, specializes in home design that uses a range of materials, such as brick, stone, brick mixed with stone, concrete and tile.
Fichbach said the company has made a number of refinements in recent years to meet the needs of new homes and renovations that are coming in.
He said the biggest improvement has been to the materials used for the homes.
In 2018, Fischer used its own design process to build a custom-made home, which was built using materials from two different countries, said company spokeswoman Amy Tull.
The home is available for sale for $1.25 million, which is more than twice what it cost to build the home itself, according to Fischer’s website.
Fishman Architects in Manhattan, New York, has also focused on building the homes using different materials.
The firm has built a few homes with concrete flooring, which cost about $750,000.
“It’s a way to be very innovative in terms of materials,” Fischbeck said.
“You can make the building more efficient by taking materials that are already being used and making a different kind of building that is actually sustainable and is more aesthetically pleasing.”
Fischer and Fisher have built more than 2,200 homes.
They also sell custom-built homes in New England and in other parts of the country, said Fischbacher.
Fisher’s site also has a video that shows the difference between a concrete floor and a concrete slab.
Fischbach said he likes the video because it is “truly educational.”
Fisher is also offering a service that will allow homeowners to save money on their house renovation and build their own home.
The service is called Building-A-Home, which charges a monthly fee for an individual or household to create a custom home.
Fichbach described the service as an “interactive home design experience.”
The service will help homeowners save money by using materials and planning their homes according to their own preferences, he said.
Fischbeck said he is excited about the new product and said the new service will expand into new markets in the coming years.
The U.K. company said the service will launch in 2019.