Traits Of A Successful DIYer
Many (but not all!) of the homeowners who work with us are major DIY fans - and are very hands-on when it comes to the building of their new homes. Each family that comes to us for their “build it yourself homes” package is unique, but we’ve noticed some interesting similarities between all of them.
DIYers are patiently impatient.
What on earth does this mean? By nature, DIYers are patient because they have to be. They want to make sure things are done right, which sometimes means literally waiting for paint to dry before they can carefully apply that second coat.
But at the same time, they’re impatient. They want things done correctly the first time through. And that generally means getting hands-on.
So, the term “patiently impatient” comes into play.
DIYers have a vision of what they want their new home to look like.
Yes, here at Homestead Homes, we supply the plans for the home, but we’ve come to realize that most of our customers come to us knowing what they’re already looking for. They know that they want the kitchen to overlook the backyard or that they want the laundry room right off of the bedroom area to make for easier chores.
Some even have their homes envisioned down to the last detail - like what color the front door should be and what color roses they’re going to plant along their front walkway!
DIYers are creative.
Some of our new clients come to us with ideas pinned from Pinterest or saved from Houzz.com. They think of how they’re going to use extra storage, what a bare wall can look like, or even where they’re going to put different “stations” in their house (like a gift wrapping station or a small coffee/bar area!).
DIYers are not afraid to get dirty.
All of our clients, to some degree, roll up their sleeves and get dirty with their homebuilding adventure. Some dig in and help with the foundation, some help with laying floors or painting, while others want to do the majority of the finishing touches and planning. But all of them are involved.
DIYers are resilient.
Granted, we work mainly in the Midwest so this **may** be more of a Midwest trait than a DIY trait, but our clients are RESILIENT!
If a spring storm blows through with high winds and hail right after you put on the new roof, there can be issues with some of the shingles.
If a winter storm hits right after the foundation has been laid, that can cause major delays.
But our home builders take everything in stride and just re-plan when something comes up.
DIYers have a lot of heart.
As you may be able to tell from our video testimonials on YouTube, the families that we work with have a lot of heart and believe in creating their own home, building their own homestead, for their family.
DIYers are proud of their accomplishments.
Building a home of your own is a big commitment, a big investment, and, honestly, a big deal! The DIYers who undertake this with their families should be proud. This is a huge thing!
At Homestead Homes, we have been helping people design and build their dream homes since 1995. We provide you with a road map and our expertise; and let you make all the decisions from there. We are currently building throughout the Midwest in Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, & Iowa. We would love to help you today in achieving your build it yourself homes. Contact us for more information!