Building a Home? Here Are 10 Things to Keep in Mind
If you have found the perfect piece of land in the perfect location with the right community near local amenities and you can see yourself growing old here, is there just something missing? A home. So you think to yourself, “no problem, let’s build a home!”
If that sounds like you, then this list of 10 things to remember when building a home will save you time, money, and energy. Let’s get started!
1. Plan for Delays
Bad weather, building issues, and scheduling contractors are just a few of the issues that can delay the process. The timeline you are hoping for might not become a reality, but your dream home will if you have patience.
2. Design for the Future
Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years? Hopefully still in your home, but also think of the needs that might arise over the years such as a bedroom for the kids or a home office.
3. Don’t Rush to Move In
Slow down and wait! We know you are excited to move in, but it is so important to make sure the building process with all the details and the designs are complete. The final touches of interior design will follow post move-in.
4. Think About Storage
While this is not as glamorous or exciting as other aspects of building your new home, it is one of the most important. Plan enough storage space for all your belongings. Think about all the holiday or seasonal decorations that only come out a few times a year, they need somewhere to hide when they are not in use.
5. Get Your Hands Dirty
You should, of course, let professionals handle the heavy lifting of construction, but getting actively involved in some of the smaller tasks will save you time and money. There is nothing wrong with a do-it-yourself project every now and then!
6. Fixtures vs. Furnishings
Quality fixtures can last a lifetime. Spend a little extra on them from the beginning to ensure quality, long lasting products in your home. You can always change the furnishings when you feel like freshening up your home from time to time.
7. Opt for Neutral Colors
Neutral paint colors are easier to cover if you ever want to change the vibe of your room, and it will stand the test of time better than bright or intense colors especially with the rapid speed that trends are moving these days.
8. Have a Contingency Fund
Even if you took out a loan for building your home, the little things add up especially if you’re doing daily runs to a hardware store or a homestore to pick up some last minute items. Keep this in mind when planning your budget for the house.
9. Learn to Compromise
Building a home with someone else is hard especially if you have different likes and dislikes. Even with a partner, spouse, or loved one, it can still be hard and perhaps a bit awkward, so learn to compromise. We promise it will all work out in the end.
10. Research Contractors
Having a reliable contractor is half the battle when it comes to building a home. At Taylor Burton Company, we love a good challenge and also think that we are the right fit for the job.
If you have any questions about how we operate, the overall building process, or any logistical questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. Get in touch with us to discuss your project and get a quote from the professionals.