Building our own house can be both fun and frustrating. It is fun because of the fact that you get to learn how your house came to be what it is and you were part of the whole construction. It is frustrating because it takes to build it, so patience is really important. When building your own house, you tend to forget a few of the basic things.
Ground – Have a good look at the ground of the house your building your house on. Not all grounds are good for building foundation. The ground can be weak and not building on a weak ground can help you avoid disasters. Check the elevation of the location of the house. You never know how heavy rains could cause floods.
Design – Before you begin with any project, you need a plan. Just like that when building a house you need a plan before beginning anything. You hire residential architects from a construction company that offer architectural drafting services. You might want to first see if that architect is able to work with you and you are able to work with him to make your house plan. Best if you could check his past work project to get an idea on how he designs his houses.
Costs – Let’s face it, building a house will always be expensive come the costs of everything. I have seen people spending money like they come from trees and some who have budget and keeps a tag of all the expenses borne for the construction.
You will spend a lot of money if you did not do your homework in building. If don’t know the process and what is needed and what is not needed you will spend unnecessarily. Do your homework and you keep your expenses in check?
Think long term
You are building your house to live for a long time. If you build your house in a way that it is difficult for living and not energy efficient, it might make regret your design and you might have to spend little more extra. If you go green and spend money on getting energy efficient products, you save money when it comes to bills every day. Buy good products and not cheap ones. It will save you from repairs later in the years to come.
Find a good team of architects and builders. The more you are comfortable with your team the more easier it is for you to build and plan it the way you want. The most important thing is for you to be patient when building your house even Rome was not built in a day.