An old home can have many memories, many quirks, and many perks. With that said, it probably has many flaws that make you want to pull your hair out. Are we right? By building a home from scratch you can control all the things that annoy you about your old home. Whether that means getting rid of some features, or adding an amazing walk-in closet, the choice is all yours! Keep reading to find out our best tips for how to build your dream home.
When you build a home you simply purchase land and begin building. This means that you have complete control over the location of your home. If you prefer to live far outside of town, this makes building easy. You can also decide how much land you will want to own around your home. Since location is everything, this is a wonderful perk to have.
Let’s face it, most people do not have an unlimited budget. Your budget will allow you to structure your entire home correctly. This will indicate what type of home you should build; how large it is and finally the fittings inside. Some of the ways to determine your budget are looking at how many floors you want, type of roof, fixtures, and finished. Also look at smaller things like outdoor space and appliances. We encourage you to understand exactly how much money every task will take. Therefore, hiring a building company is so beneficial. They know all the ins and outs of building you your dream home and will help you stay on budget.
Make sure to set a realistic budget based on your income. Look at how much you have saved, and what style of home you are looking to build. Although we know you want your absolute perfect home, it is also important not to exceed your mortgage to cover costs of building. Also, make sure to allocate 10% contingency fund to cover any unexpected problems that can occur during the building phase.
Make sure you hear from somewhere that has been in your shoes before. What advice do they have for you? What are they saying to stay away from? This is all important when beginning to plan your dream home. This can help you answer the question of what you have not touched on that is important in the overall design of your home.
These are a few tips for designing your dream home. Stay tuned for our next blog where we share more!