5 Question to Ask Yourself When Constructing Homecomments (0) November 13th, 2012 in Project Gallery
A house is not a home... it's a common saying, and for a good reason. A house is a piece of land surrounded by walls that you are legally allowed to occupy to live in. A home is where you have unforgettable memories, start a family...live a dream. Which is why a home has to be perfect, there is no room for error when planning something so significant that will have such a vast impact on the rest of your life, and the lives of those closest to you.
While planning such a huge undertaking can be daunting, by remembering a few key rules, the whole project can become much simpler to handle, and much smoother overall. Here are five questions to ask yourself when building your home, and the answers are five laws to live by when starting out with this project.
Location, Location? Where your home is located will, in the long run affect it exponentially more than how it was built. Is it in a well reputed area? Safe and clean neighborhood? Is there a good hospital in a mile radius? A good school? How's the drainage? Are the neighbors friendly? Is it too close to a busy road to be peaceful? These may seem like a lot of questions, but you are starting out with one of you more permanent decisions, setting foundations to a home you hope to occupy for hopefully a long time. All these questions... though they may seem like too much, will help you find your dream plot. How much are you willing to spend?
Budget from the very beginning Keep a separate quota for land, and construction. Keeps tabs on the money at all times, ledgers sometimes get lost in the rubble during construction, and then resurface later as a nasty shock. DO NOT blow all your savings on building your home. You need to furnish your place and still have the means to keep it.
Personalize the design? Personalizing your home to be perfect for you and just for you is a great favorite with homemakers. It is nice to add your own touch, but don't over do it. Your needs will change with time, and your house won't fit you anymore. Also in the case that you need to sell it (for any reason) it'll be hard to find a buyer for such a personalized house.
Who's my builder? Who you builder is, is a very important decision to make. Be very selective when deciding on one, or else all your money and planning could go to waste. Look around before picking one, and always ask for references and recommendations. Go and have a look at work they have previously done. Remember check with the Better Business Bureau to make sure no complaints have been filed against them. Being hasty on picking a builder has cost people their dream home. Just be sure that you are investing wisely when you choose a builder. Try choosing a builder that is a member of the Home Builders Association. They are required to abide to set industry standards for construction and repairs.
Compromise on material?NO. Never! Compromising on material means that you are putting all this money, planning, ove and hard work into a project that stands at a risk of falling apart due to low quality. You want your family home to survive for a long time. Cut down on size... or design. Keep your material top quality.
Author Bio: Christina Fusano is a blogger by profession and has a flare to write about interior designing and construction industry. She has been recently serving C3 Construction, one of the best Arizona General Contractor and Phoenix Commercial Construction company.
Design or Plan used: My own design - Blue Media Project
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