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Mistakes to avoid when Building a new Home

Mistakes to avoid when Building a new Home

Super Admin

20 Sep, 22

Building a new home can be an adventure for someone because it will take much understanding of detailing work and other aspects that need to determine. Even when you plan for home renovation, it will take long planning and expert opinions, so it's obvious to take extra determination to build a new home.

It's a dream of every person on the earth to have a dream house; fortunately, many people get the chance to build their homes according to their will. A home is where we feel comfortable, but sometimes, due to less experience, people make many mistakes while building a new home. For example, home design, placement of kitchens or rooms, hiring an unprofessional builder, and many others. Poor home-building planning will cost you a lot, and it will also take your precious time that you can invest anywhere else.

In this article, we are trying to discover some mistakes you should consider while planning to build a new home. Let’s get started.

  • Select the wrong home site:

Choosing the wrong home site is one of the most sighted mistakes that need to address on time. If you start building the house without checking anything, you will start struggling with some problems. In this situation, you can't change your home immediately or even sell it. When you visit different locations to buy land for construction, it is essential to see the ground realities. Don't forget to check your neighborhood and other facilities like the availability of schools, hospitals, and transportation means.

  • Do not research things:

We often make this mistake and start any assignment or project without planning. We are smart enough to work according to predictions but never try to sit down and think about the consequences. Whenever you start a new project, proper homework is required from your side. You may deal with harsh consequences if you show any flexibility in the home-building process. You have to make a list of materials and things that are required for the new home-building process. From raw materials to the selection of land and other things, you must require an expert approach. You can research on the internet and compare the price of things, check model houses online, and analyze the overall production of the process. Moreover, making a good list and researching things will release your stress of losing or wasting time and extra money.

  • Do not make a budget:

Overestimate budget is a common problem, and many people deal with it because of not calculating all the required materials and things. You have to deal with many things, including:

  1. Labor cost
  2. Raw construction material
  3. Builder and mechanics

Decorative stuff and many others

All the things mentioned earlier are required for a substantial home building and should be calculated so you can arrange the budget according to it. Always keep extra money because of the unstable market price; this tip will be helpful.

  • Hire an unprofessional builder:

It is said that the building can't stand for a long time if you put unbalanced tile in the foundation. If unprofessional builders take your home building assignment, it will cost you a lot. You need to research and shortlist some professional names in the field. You need to find builders and check their profiles and work and after a brief research, choose the one most appropriate for your home plan. So, hiring an experienced builder is the very first and most important decision. You can take expert advice and save your time and money.

  • Hire builder without any contract:

Home construction is a long process and takes months. During the procedure, many risks occur; for example, the builder can leave due to any injury or maybe a wrong choice for you. In that case, you can take legal action against him, but if you don't sign any legal contract from the builder, you will not be able to go through anything lawfully. Don't make this huge mistake and sign a legal contract in which you must mention all the services, the estimated budget, and other essential factors.

  • The wrong selection of Construction Materials:

Many people make this mistake and buy unnecessary stuff and waste their money. You must trust the builder and let him decide which is excellent and suitable for your home. The builder knows very well where to find and get suitable construction material but bringing all the things without assistance will ruin your budget. Markets are full of attractive decorative items, and when you build a new home, you will buy new and beautiful home items. First, select the experienced builder, then ask him for a list of construction materials. Follow it and make the process smooth.

  • Skip important details:

We often skip minor mistakes and forget about them. It is recommended to make a list of things to do, paste it on the wall, and think with an open mind. Mention everything that comes into your mind and start writing on the notepad, and later you can discuss them with the home planner or builder for approval. The new house required minor detailing as well as the big one. For example, in the kitchen, the builder forgets to mention the fridge area; after construction, there will be no space to install a regular-sized fridge. So avoid these mistakes and pint the switches, dimmer, and other essential points.

  • Not Communicating:

New homes require a lot of paperwork, inspector, painters, electricians, labor, finance, and other things. If you never give any attention to any aspect, then it will disturb the construction process or make it slow. Mismanagement is another thing, but if you never communicate with the people involved in the process, it will cost you later. So, avoid this mistake as well.

  • No home design map:

Another aspect that can slow the construction process is not providing an accurate home design. Many people change their minds and replace the design with a new one which is not good. It is essential to finalize a design by keeping all the important details in mind, especially the placement of rooms, windows, doors, etc.

  • Don’t consider your lifestyle:

Dreams and reality are two different things; for example, it does not mean that your dream house meets with your lifestyle. People often make this mistake and can't live there when construction is completed. We have family members of different ages like adults, kids and older people and we need to design a house where our parents can live without any struggle. If you design all the rooms on the first floor, how can an older adult stay there? Moreover, there are different situations where you need to stay on the ground floor, so it is important to plan a house with airy rooms.

  • Installation of light:

An airy and lighted room attracts anyone, but many people make a mistake and install light panels in the wrong place. The lights should be installed where natural light can't access, but if you load the rooms and whole house with unnecessary lights, it will be a constant burden on your pocket. The better solution is to install big windows against the sunlight, so the room is illuminated with natural light. It will give you multiple benefits like natural light will give you Vitamin D and save electricity.

  • Forget to install kitchen cabinets:

The kitchen is the most important place in the home where you spend much time after your bedroom. The kitchen must be designed according to your need like it has space to install a fridge and other kitchen appliances. Many people never include cabinet installation in the construction, so that they will pay extra money for this service. Now, we have a different choice where portable and ready-made cabinets can be installed in the kitchen. You only need to follow the instructions, and the kitchen cabinet will be installed easily without assistance.

  • Where to install Laundry Machine:

In most houses, laundry machines are installed in the kitchen, but if you have a big house, you can install them in the basement or spare a room. You need to finalize the laundry location as per the space availability, or you can point to the required location in the home design. Although a nearby bathroom would be ideal, you must decide according to the size of your house. You can't install anything anywhere as everything must have a personal space, so work according to the expert plan.

  • Garage or no garage:

The location of the garage is essential, and it should be close to the kitchen so the kitchen handler can bring things easily from it. People used the garage as the storage place where they stored different food items and an additional fridge for drinks. In the case of an indoor party, the garage plays an important role and helps the host in service. So, make sure to make a good plan where a garage can be used properly.

Lastly, building a new house is not as simple as people take it, and making mistakes can surely cost you.


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