Mommy Katie: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Building Your Own Home

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

10 Things You Didn't Know About Building Your Own Home

Building your own home takes a lot of effort and patience and it can be easy to get overwhelmed with the things that you have to do and the decisions that you have to make. However, if you are passionate about having your dream house, you can get through the challenges just to make your vision into reality. To help you out, here are some of the things that you may not know about building your own home.


  • It’s easy to get carried away – You will be building your home from scratch and it will be easy to get carried away with your budget. Of course, you want to have the best home, but you also have to make sure that you can afford finishing it. The key is to have a budget and stick to it.



  • You will deal with a lot of people – When building your home, you will be dealing with plenty of people – contractors, designers, architects, engineers, and workers. It is best to have an open communication to get the results that you need.



  • You will spend more than you intend – You already have your budget, but you can expect to spend a little bit more. When building a house, you will be faced with excessive charges, broken items, and emergency costs that you can’t avoid, so it is best to set aside some money for these instances.



  • Things will not always go according to plan – Building a home is a big feat and even if you are prepared, things will not always go according to plan. This can be because of people that you deal with, natural causes, or the weather. It is best to always have an alternative plan.



  • You may not always get what you want – There are some things that you want for your home, but they may not always be what you need. There are times when the people you work with will have suggestions that will be better for your house and for yourself. Keep an open mind and take suggestions into consideration.



  • You need to be hands-on – You are building your home and so you have to be hands-on with everything. This means making decisions, visiting the construction site, making sure everyone is doing what they need to do, and making sure everything goes according to plan.



  • Everything is important – It’s exciting to choose the style of the house, the decorations, and the furniture that you want. However, the elements that are not seen are just as important. For instance, water pipes and drainage are some things you need to think about. Do you need Tsurumi sump pumps? Are your pipes installed correctly?



  • Research is important – You can never do enough research when building your own house. Research reputable builders, materials, furniture, other things that you need for your home.



  • You will come across issuesIssues will always arise when building a home that can cause setbacks. For instance, you contractor may fail to visit the construction site, deliveries don’t come on time, or inspections may not be made meticulously. You need to be on top of things and have a back-up plan when these things happen.



  • You will deal with plenty of contracts – You will be flooded with plenty of contracts when building your home and the most important thing is to read everything before you agree. It may be wise to seek help from a lawyer.



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1 comments:

lil_lady_dz said...

Research is so important, I have seen a few of my friends decide on contractors and such and never research anything and they get burned. So it is always a great idea to research everything.