Tips on building a new home
The process of building a new home can be a challenging and rewarding time. Building your own home allows you to start from scratch and add your own unique details to the house. These days, there’s a whole range of new homes to choose from, and prices are often lower than you think.
If you are in the process of building a new home or plan to build later down the track, these ideas will help get you started.
Use image sharing media such as Pinterest
Collect and pin as many ideas as possible on a board to refer back to at any point during the building process. This will act as a solid reference point and you can share your ideas with friends or family to get a second opinion.
Go through every detail of the contract
Be sure to discuss fees and charges that you may be unsure of before signing, and agree on a time frame for each milestone of the project. Keep in touch with contractors to ensure they are on track and on deadline with the build.
Make a non-negotiable list
Understand what are the essentials are for your new home design and work around your budget to keep these essentials in mind when customising your home.
Direction of your new home
Be sure to scope out which way your home will be facing how will the sun affect your home during the day? If you're having lunch under the verandah and the sun has the potential to blind you at 12pm,then you may want to reconsider which direction your house faces.
Get hands - on with spreadsheets and costings
Excel or Google Sheets will allow you to figure out costs, which you can then share with contractors. Documenting every cost will help you stick to your budget and ensure contractors are on the same page as you.
Have a little extra cash saved
With every project, there will usually be a point where you will under-budget and therefore need to cover the additional cost of minor adjustments. These can include extra tiles, powerpoints, or incorrect measurements. Having the extra cash saved will ensure you can cover these minor hiccups and adjust accordingly.
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Posted by First Home Buyers Direct on 23 March 2017 | 0 comments
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