If you always have the dream of designing and decorating your lovely home and have all the good ideas in mind but have zero experience with building, reading this will help you with your problem. Here are some of the things you will learn if you are going to construct your own home.
You will really enjoy the building process but there you have to allot your time and commitment. Building your own home is very time consuming. If you are in a situation where you are already flooded with with work, family, and life responsibility, it might not be the right time to do it. In constructing your own house, you have to spend a lot of time making sure everything is done precisely.
Get the right people
This is the crucial part. If you have no previous experience at all with building then you have to make sure that you hire the right people. I suggest that you choose wisely who will be your builder/architect because you will be closely working with them. Research and do your part, meet and talk to plenty of possible builders and ask for referrals from someone you know. It’s a careful move to ask for the names and numbers of the last 2 or 3 people they’ve worked with so you have an idea of their experience with that builder and judgment with how likely they will work. You want someone that you can connect with and you can trust to help you with one of the biggest commitment in your life. Who knows? That person might turn out to be your great friend.
Hire a designer
If you are going to spend a lot of money for building your house, hire the right designer. You may think this is not important because you already know for yourself what you wanted for the house. Designers speak the language of building and sometimes the way they communicate will be foreign to you. A builder is not enough, yes he may help you with a lot of decisions but most likely he is focused on the logistics side and not looking at things from a design perspective. Having the right designer will even help you how to cut costs in getting the look you want and from keeping you from doing mistakes that will waste every dollar you have invested.
Plan furniture placement ahead
Now when you have planned the design and have the right people with you, think about the furniture layout. Will it work? Where will the bed, couch, and chairs go? Check if there is enough room to fit the furniture you want. Measure your rooms ahead so you won’t make last minute adjustments. This is where hiring a designer will help you!
Be quickly decisive
Things will run smoothly and easier if you have planned well what you want in your home before the building commences. Once every thing begins moving, you will have a lot of challenges and decisions to make daily. Pick out as much as you can and have as many details in place before you start so it will be a faster and easier work with your builders.
Be happy making mistakes
Along the way, some things won’t work out and you are not going to get everything exactly the way you wanted it to be. Remember that building the perfect house will not always be smooth during the process. You might miss things out, so you’ll just need to move one. Unexpected events may even turn out a lot better than planned. So be positive!
Appreciate everyone involved
Learn to be kind and grateful for the carpenters, electricians, plumber, painters, framers, cement crew, and everyone who helped building your home. Always make them feel welcome and appreciated, make them feel part of your family. The better relationship you have with them, the smoother everything will go.
About the Author: Ivandrea graduated from St. Scholastica’s College Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication minor in Broadcast Journalism. Ivandrea is a daytime writer for Wincrest Bespoke. She gives out recommendations for exquisite home designs and services.