I hope this doesn't throw a monkey wrench into your works, but it's something to consider.
I learned over 10 years ago that the best and cheapest way to build a website is by using WordPress. Get an inexpensive hosting plan from HostGator.com, Bluehost.com, Hostmonster.com, or any other service that can host a WordPress installation. Stay away from GoDaddy, though.
WordPress has 1000's of templates (called "Themes"), from very simple to complex, and they're all FREE. The WordPress platform allows complete interchangeability (change/add/remove themes and features as you wish. They make for beautiful blogs, or you can build a static website with any number of pages if you like.
Good luck whatever you decide!