Planning and building your own home is a very exciting and special adventure. Because it is one of those moments where you can be as creative and unique as you are.
However, planning and building a house may not be as easy as you imagine. The process can be intimidating too as you didn’t know what challenges you may encounter.
How To Make Your Own Home Building Easier
No worries though, because we are here to help you with building your own home. Here are 7 important tips to make your own home building process easier.
1. Know your budget
Plan your building process by determining the budget.
Meet local contractor so that you’ll have an idea what you can and can’t afford.
Who knows you can afford a bigger house instead?
2. Buy a land
This is very important-Have a budget to buy a piece of land. You wouldn’t want to be renting that land where you plan to build your house, don’t you?
3. Find a house plan you like
Find a house plan that fits your lifestyle.
Find as many as you can. Narrow down the search by determining the square footage or the number of bedrooms and bathrooms.
4. Don’t forget to check local building codes
Knowing your local building codes is very important, as it may hinder your plan if not given attention. Know what your area requires to build a house.
5. Know the cost to build
House building costs vary and depend on where the house is built- its site and the level of finish e.g trim, tile, window quality, etc.
6. Purchase a plan sets
Don’t purchase a plan only for yourself. Purchase plan sets for your builder and contractors, lending institution, and building department too.
Go to your local building department or visit their website to know how many copies they need.
To make it easier for you, buy an electronic ‘PDF’ version of plans. And just have printouts whenever you need a copy.
7. Find a builder
You may have a vision of your dream home now. However, the remaining challenge is finding a builder.
When finding a builder, find one who will embrace your plan and bring it to life. A builder that is not only a good match for you but you for him.
Source: House Plans