So, you’ve decided that building a house is going to be way more fun than buying one outright. We’ll agree with you there; it’s one of the most exciting projects that you could ever embark upon. You can build a whole home with some planning, money, and the right builders by our side.
You can daydream about the house that you want all you like, but if you’re not thinking of the crucial questions to ask, you’re going to have a flop on your hands. It would help if you asked questions like how much are building permits, how long will the build take, and whether you are reaching too high with your planning. These are all important to ask – you don’t want things to go wrong in the planning stages.
It’s therefore so important to consider the next five items. You want to have a dream house, not a flop that has cost you money and you can’t live in it! So, let’s take a look.
- Get Your Team Together. You’re building a house, but YOU are not building a house. You’re planning your home, and you need to think about how you’re going to get it from paper to placement. You need a builder, a planner, a surveyor – it all matters! You need to make sure you have the right team around you who know what they’re doing. Without them, you’re going to struggle with getting your house ready.
- Design The Floor plan. The positioning of every single room in your house is going to matter. It would help if you considered what it’s going to cost you to build this house, and it’s going to depend on how happy you are with the plans before they can go ahead. It’s a very delicate balance, and you should work closely with your contractor and your designer to get exactly what you want at the price you want it at, too.
- Expenses, Expenses, Expenses. Remember those building permits we mentioned? It would help if you considered the cost. It’s not just about the fixtures and fittings, though those are very important. You need to add up every single cost – and more. Building a house is an unpredictable process, and you can’t always tell when things are going to go wrong. Plan for everything from the soil tests to the additional interior design help.
- Storage Space, Don’t Forget It. It doesn’t matter how big your house is; you’ll find that the lack of storage space is going to get you down! You need to plan to have more than just a tiny closet in your home. The best thing to do is to work your storage into your design, and it saves you building in tons of storage units afterward.
Let In The Light. Plan for big and bold windows with your home. You want lots of natural light pouring in the house and lighting everything up. This way, you can ensure that your emotional and psychological well being are accounted for, and you get that bright home you wanted.