You may be one of the few people whose dream of building their own home becomes real.
With such a huge project you might be confused and don’t know where to begin. You want to enjoy the experience to do that you must know what you are getting into and be ready for the humps and bumps during the building process.
But there will be days of complete joy and happiness as the pieces of your house come together right in front of your eyes.
Get your Plan in Place
Bear in mind that the unique features of the building site affect the final design of your house plan. For instance, sunlight will shape the position of any house openings; windows and doors; to ensure the house receives plenty of natural light.
Seek ideas for every nook and cranny in your house from inspirational magazines and websites filled with eye-catching interior designs to inspire readers.
Gather as much material as you can and ask your architect to integrate these in the house layout to catch a glimpse of how it would look like. Take under consideration concrete flooring for your home design.
While working on your plans envision how your existing appliances, furniture, and fixtures will fit into your new place. Wood or tiles for the floor? The kind of lighting to use? The number of power points?
Check your Financial Situation
The building design will include the total cost for construction pricing add government fees, permits, inspection, and other pertinent build expenses.
Don’t forget to include a 15% contingency in your budget for spikes in material cost or add-ons.
Budget more than you expect there will be unforeseen expenses that will likely cost more like finishing costs.
If you want some long-term benefits, consider a solar panel installation. Insects are pesky pests protect your home consult the local pest control professionals for pigeon removal to eliminate the damage before it begins.
It seems that you have every expense covered but your savings is not enough you need to borrow money to construct your home.
Take time to think about the offers, process, and terms provided by financial institutions. Do not be overwhelmed by your desire to build your home consider your capacity to meet monthly amortizations.
Perhaps you can only afford the construction of a smaller house to avoid getting drowned in debt.
Choosing a Builder
Finding a builder is easy, but finding the right builder that will fit your needs and wants might take some time.
You will be working with the builder for some months it is important to get the right choice to head off problems during the building process.
It’s a good idea to search the internet and ask for advice from acquaintances for recommendations. Jot down the information, devise a shortlist and consider these factors:
· The builder should be licensed and insured.
· Check the services and warranty offer.
· Ask for references of past work and search online if there are complaints against the builder.
· Take time to visit the house constructed look at the level of quality. Talk with the tenants find out how the builder conducts business.
· The builder should be available to answer your inquiries and comfortable to work with.
· The bid price of the builder should be close to your budget.
Invest your Time
You want to spend time during construction proceess to make sure that things are getting done as expected.
Personalize the details according to what you want from the cabinets and sink to the flooring, paint colors and door knobs.
Document any problem areas and discuss this with your builder clearly lay out your expectations.
There are times when a decision has to be made for something unexpected, without you, the builder will decide which might not turn out according to your wishes.
If you are looking for savings you can manage the logistics of the building process and look for the best price for fittings, fixtures, and materials that will be used.
The Punch List
The punch list contains things that need to be done or repaired on the new construction by the builder.
Usually, 5% of the contract price is held back and will be received by the builder once the deficiencies are fixed.
A week before closing on your new home, you and the builder will inspect the site for flaws in the construction.
A final walk-through follows to verify that the items on the punch list were fixed. If everything is good release the amount withheld to the builder and your family can enjoy the new house.