Useful Home Building Tips
June 30, 2018
If you are building your first home, it’s important to avoid making mistakes that can later be time-consuming or costly to fix. These home building tips can help to ensure a smooth experience.
Planning Is Important
Think about the future when you design and build your first home – ask yourself if you are going to live there forever, whether you will want to use it for entertaining, and whether it should accommodate a growing family.
Work With the Landscape
Leave plenty of space around your home for a future outdoor living area, gardens or anything else. A great outdoor space isn’t only useful and nice to have, it can add value to your home.
Safety and Going Green
Making provision for a security system, outside lighting and fire exits is important, as you want to feel secure and safe in your newly built home. Going green is just as important, and you can find plenty of energy saving appliances that come with the energy star rating.
Keep It Affordable
As a larger home will cost more in utility charges, as well as higher property taxes and mortgage payments, make sure you build a home that you can actually afford to live in. Think about the size of space you can afford, but don’t build too small otherwise, there’s no room to add on in the future. Several factors mean that your house will almost certainly be over budget when completed, although careful planning and budgeting can minimize the possibility. As a general rule, your building costs should be about 50 to 66 per cent of what you can actually afford.
Don’t overlook the important details such as bathrooms on each floor in a multi-floored home, extra closet space and anything else that may be important. Keep in mind these important details when you are planning your dream kitchen or figuring out the number of bedrooms.
Let the Professional Handle It
Unless you are an expert builder, hire a professional building company and let them do their job. Don’t make too many changes, which can hold up the work and of course can be costly. However, you should take an interest in the project, visit the work site regularly and communicate with the builders. Your home is likely to be the single biggest investment of your life and the home building tips above can help to ensure a rewarding and profitable experience.