Did you know that some 12.3 million American households were built from January 2012 to June 2021 but just seven million new single-family were built during that time?
This data shows how important new building projects are and that now is the time to build a home. Building a dream home means paying attention to every detail to achieve the desired results. This is how to get a good start during the home building process!
Planning Your Budget
Before you go ahead with anything, it is vital that you plan your budget beforehand. Knowing how much you can spend will allow you to select the finishes of your home beforehand and know where you can save a few dollars.
Most people would have to take out a mortgage loan from a bank and once again it is important to know how much the bank will be giving before approving any construction.
Pick Your Property
If you haven’t purchased your property yet, talk to realtors and find out the average cost of a property in that area to get a rough estimate of how much the property will set you back. In general, buyers allocate 20 to 30 percent of their house cost to purchasing the land.
Remember costs will always be higher for your build if you choose a lot that needs lots of work done to get the property level or to dig deeper foundations.
Choose Your House Plan
Finding the right house plan can be a time-consuming ordeal. The number of different styles and plans out there makes it a never-ending task to find what you like. For a customized plan an architect is required, pick one whose style you like and one that will meet all your design needs.
Architects will help you decide on the sun and wind direction, and decide help decide which way the house should face, all this knowledge will help you save on heating and cooling costs in the future.
Choose Your Builder
Choosing a good builder will make or break your house build. Choose one with a solid reputation and good reviews. Make sure you get three separate quotes and compare prices equally. Don’t go for the cheapest quote as cheaper isn’t always better and can save you countless hours of stress for this service.
Communicate Your Build
Practicing patience and communicating throughout the entire build is of utmost importance. Remember things might not go according to plan and might run slower than anticipated.
Make sure you communicate your needs throughout the build and resist the temptation to change your mind, choose a plan that has everything you want, and stick to it.
Brick By Brick: Home Building Process
Building a new home is an exciting process and by following these few simple steps, the whole process will be simple and go by quickly.
Relax, your new home is on the way! But perhaps you need more inspiration and handy content to get your home ready? We’ve got a whole section on home and garden just waiting for you, head on over now.