Q&A - Keeping an eye on the bottom line

In the entry immediately preceding this one, the architects and I sat down and hashed out what types of advanced framing/wall construction are available for this project, and weighed the costs and benefits of each one. Whichever type of wall construction I choose for this project will have a major impact on the overall energy efficiency of my home, and also on my wallet too.

I've mentioned it before, but one of my goals in this project is to strike a balance between not overpaying for the elements of my project, but not cutting necessary corners. We have some information available here on the blog about resources to turn to for financial incentives/tax breaks for projects like mine, but I'm interested to know if any of you have had a similar experience - how did you strike a balance between your checkbook and building the best project possible? Join the conversation and let us know!

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