Home is the place providing us protection, happiness with dignity. A lot of people have a dream to live in a nice and comfortable home. However, building a dream home is an exciting project that you should carefully look at from the beginning; otherwise, you could be unsatisfied with the completed home when you move in. The below are some key points that you should not overlook before you start to build your own home.
1. Estimate the cost
It’s an important starting point to know if you could spend 100 percent on the whole construction or you would need any types of mortgage loan. To get closer to the real cost, you could either breakdown particular cost for each part such as foundation, framing, plumbing, painting, roofing, etc.
2. Identify proper location for your home
Everyone would need to live in their long-term home where other private and public services are easy to reach like schools, hospitals, police offices, etc. You should know the type of your land whether it is shifting sand, soil, clay or other unstable earth; so that you are clear what kind and how long of foundation will fit with the land to ensure sustainability of your home.
3. Designing your home smartly
In order to get a standard home, you need to consult or work with professional and experienced architects, engineers or construction firms. Some people do not want to waste their money on this, but at the end their designs make some mistakes since they are not skillful in this work. People who are skillful in the field can tell you where you should place windows, how to well structure the foundation and drainage system, and recommend the number and type of rooms your family should have.
4. Reliable builders
You feel confident when you can hire a trusted experienced and skillful builder you know or recommended from your friends or relatives to manage your whole construction project. S/he will ensure everything going smoothly as planned and can provide you good advice on the construction from beginning till it is finished.
5. Precise timeline
You need to have a clear time-frame which is agreed with your contracted builder so that you can have your new home ready on time. The timeline help you to track and verify the progress of the construction. For example, you have planned to have your home construction completed by end of dry season. However, if you do not have a clear timeline, the construction could go on to the rainy season. This would cause you more problems.