Congratulations, if you own your plot and are planning to construct a new house. Although the idea of building your home on the plot you have acquired seems no less than a fantasy, yet going the wrong way can seem daunting. Homebuilding must be very well planned since incorrect decisions taken can be irreversible at times.
If you have your plot, I would suggest investing in a professional building company who can weave your dreams into reality with their proficient knowledge in the field of constructing buildings. However, many people invest in amateur builders who can promise you a lot, but the outcome is entirely different.
You are going to build your home only once so choose the resources, plan the design and execute it carefully. Keeping all the things in mind, we have delved deep into the home construction mistakes that people usually commit-
Going for complicated designs- Many people make the common mistake of incorporating an intricate design during the project. They plan to integrate unwanted stuff in the building design that has no significance. It will not only be expensive but make no sense.I would suggest keeping things modular and simple. If you have seen the layout of your friend’s house or a bungalow in some movie, getting the exact copy can come with heavy prices. It may not fit well into your plot, or the region where you are planning to construct your house may not support it.
When you go for building a house, you need to take permissions for various structures and simultaneously get your plot inspected for approval. Therefore, choose a structural design that does not go out of the way considering the building rules of your state, else it will create problems for you later.
Not giving enough details to their builders- The differences and trust issues arise when people do not provide enough information on what they want, and later when the project is completed, they blame their builders for it. Therefore, it is essential to discuss your views on the home which can include-
- The number of rooms and bathrooms
- Including extra storage space or an outdoor space
- Interior and exterior structural design
- The need for garage, basement or another floor
Once you are clear with your words, it will be easy for your builder to comprehend your needs.
Not considering the builder’s point of view- One of the common mistakes is not taking the builder’s point of view into consideration. Where you can present your ideas, he can modify them and offer you something better. For instance, if you have planned to add a room for your home theatre and movie nights, he can suggest you to incorporate the same in the basement as basements are cosier and less noisy, offering a better environment for your movie nights.
Thinking for short-term and not long-term- Many people stick to the present and build the layout as per their present needs. However, with time your family will expand, and their needs will vary. Don’t feel dejected in future thinking why you didn’t go for adding more rooms. Therefore, plan for the long term so that the needs of your family are met in the future.
Abruptly managing the space- Mostly when people rush in home building, they tend to skip essential things like the right type of material, space division, appropriate equipment, and many more. It can lead to mismanagement of space and usage of wrong stuff. However, elements can be replaced, but how will you manage your space? Your interiors may look packed with a small size kitchen and lack of privacy. Therefore, never rush home building project and always talk about the proper usage of space with your builders.