Mistakes To Avoid When Building Your Home
At this point, you have probably ruled out buying a home and you are going straight into building. It’s the little details that are going to matter the most.
Here are some mistakes to avoid when building your dream home:
- Not having a contract
Before you even break ground you should hire a lawyer to either create or look over an already existing contract to make sure everything is there and is specific.
- Thinking only for right now
When it comes to a home, you are either staying here until you pass or you are eventually going to sell it. Either way, you need to keep the future in mind. If you plan on staying here well into your elder years, then maybe elevated porches and second floor bedrooms aren’t the best idea.
- Not double-, and even triple-, checking your windows
You can dish out all the money you want on double pane, energy efficient, high priced windows, but if they aren’t installed correctly then you are in for a world of hurt and a high energy bill.
- Letting your bathroom flush your relationship down the toilet
Make sure you and your partner are on the same page when it comes to how you want your bathroom to be arranged. He might want his “throne” to be completely enclosed for that added privacy and you might want wide open spaces. Talking in advance will stop a lot of arguments in their tracks.
- Ignoring the all-important ductwork
While it’s not required to meet codes when it comes to ductwork, it is an important part of the house. You might as well dish out the money for good ductwork now and save yourself some money in the long run.
- Not anticipating dreaded delays
If you live in the northern United States or are building your house over the chillier months of the year, then you might need to add in some delay days. Build in delays for red tape issues like waiting for materials or if something extra needs to be done.
Building a house can be a headache, but you can ease the pain a little bit by avoiding these simple things. If you have any questions or are looking for an estimate, please contact us and we would love to help you out!