Nervous About Building? Let Us Help…
The idea of building your home from the ground up can be overwhelming for first-time home-builders and first-time homebuyers that have chosen to build. The questions and concerns can become the perfect storm of anxiety, but knowing the ins and outs of managing a building project can calm your nerves.
Here are some common concerns when it comes to building your first home:
- Is building worth it? Isn’t it easier to just buy an existing house?
While it’s true that buying can save you some of the headache and some unexpected costs, it’s not a cure-all. What if you absolutely can’t find the house you love? Or one that you could adapt to be one you love? Or your area doesn’t have many options that fit your needs and moving to a different town isn’t an option?
- Do I/we have the ability to HANDLE everything that comes up?
Building a home can be extremely nerve-racking. Most newbies to the building process wonder if something will go wrong, how they’ll handle it, or about blowing their budget. But, on the flip side of that, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that when it is all said and done, you will have built the home of your dreams.
- What about those unexpected costs that can come up?
When it comes to building a house, people don’t take into consideration that there might be something that goes wrong. Or, all the little costs such as blinds for the windows, switches for the outlets, and cementing the driveway into the overall budget.
- What about my overly-involved friends and family who all want to give their advice?
Once you tell your friends and family that you are building a house, they are going to want to have a say and give suggestions as to what you should put in your house. While their suggestions might be helpful, this is your house and you know what you want in your dream home.
- How hard is this REALLY going to be?
Building a home is not going to be an easy process, as you know; but it’s also not going to be pretty. Your house is going to look like a mess for a long time. You have to be willing to look past that and see the end vision.
Like we said earlier, building a house can be an overwhelming process and you need to make sure you cover all of your bases.
Here are some common mistakes to avoid when building your home:
- Not paying attention to your HVAC system.
Poor planning here can cause issues with mold and moisture in the long run.
- Not planning for the future.
When planning for your living space, take your lifestyle and daily habits into consideration. Will there be children or pets living there in the future? Think long-term.
- Building rooms you aren’t going to utilize.
You might want a playroom, game room, or workout room but if you know you aren’t going to use it, don’t waste the money building it.
- Placing your rooms in places that are inconvenient for you.
Think of the kitchen, for example. Put the kitchen near the main point of entry so that it is easy and convenient for you to carry in groceries and is easily accessed from any point in your house.
- Letting people tell you how to build your house.
They don’t know what you need or want in your home and aren’t going to be the ones living in it everyday.
Do you have more questions? Contact us today to speak with one of our New Home Consultants.