Building a home is time filled with excitement, as you work to personalize and perfect your dream home plan. Yet with an increasing number of choices the chances of making a mistake are very high. If you are tackling the job of building your own home, you will want to avoid these common missteps to ensure the finished project fits within your budget.
1.Putting your wants before needs. With all of the choices you have when building your own home, it's easy to get catch up in all of the "wants" and run out of time or money for the necessities. Before you even begin shopping for floor plans, list your necessities and confirm the design you settle on has them. Remember, building your dream home means you have the ability to put everything you need into the property. So don't overlook some of those needs.
2.Not setting enough square footage. Sometimes floor plans are labelled with both square footage and cubic volume. Cubic volume adds for the height of the ceilings as well as the square footage of the floor plan. While tall, cathedral ceilings are nice and a large cubic volume will make the home feel bigger, it's the square footage in which you actually live. Consider the square footage first then consider the cubic volume as a bonus.
3.You go too complicated. It's tempting to pick the most complex floor plan you can find, this can be a problem down the road. Not only are complex designs costly to built but they can also be costly to maintain. However, if the home is much more intricate than others in the neighborhood, going more complicated may hurt your resale value in the future. Therefore choose a home plan that balances interest and simplicity.
4.You forget your future needs. How long will you stay in your home? If you want to stay in your newly built home well into your senior years, you may wish to choose a floor plan that can easily be converted into an accessible property. Forgetting about the future needs will mean you might have to tackle a major remodel or purchase another new home later.
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