What Can Impact Your Building Timeline For Your Home?
When we begin working with new clients, we estimate that their project will take approximately six to eight months to complete. Why do we give that estimated schedule window? Well, first, we’ve been doing this a while, but it’s also because we know that things can come up that can delay some of the processes that go into building a home yourself.
So, today, we’re exploring…
What Can Impact Your Building Timeline When You’re Building A Home Yourself?
No two building jobs will ever be the same, and there’s no cookie-cutter approach to building a home, either! Here are some of the biggest factors that can affect your timeline when you’re building a home yourself.
Here in the Midwest, depending on the time of year you are tackling the various steps, chances are that you will have at least one weather delay. Whether it is frozen ground when digging the foundation, rain when you are laying concrete, or high winds when you are trying to get your roof shingles, you can pretty much count on a delay somewhere along the road.
With our program, you are working as your own general contractor, which means you’re the one responsible for scheduling all of your subcontractors. Sometimes that can get tricky! If you have one subcontractor that needs to complete a piece of their job before another one can come in and do theirs, this can cause a delay.
With custom homes, and so many options available, you may run into an issue with having to wait on some of your supplies, depending on what options you have chosen for your new home.
Budget can be a problem with some construction projects. If material costs increase, or multiple changes are made, sometimes there can be budget issues with the project. Additional financing may need to be secured, or different and more affordable selections made in order to reduce the budget back to what was expected.
A good tip to avoid running into these budget issues is to learn to balance your wants vs. your needs in your new home construction project. While you NEED a kitchen sink, you may not get your Italian marble sink to stay within your desired budget (and timeline!).
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 dream of building a home yourself. Contact us for more information!