Buying a new home is a dream most people set for themselves at a particular phase of their life. However, many would like to build their home from scratch, which involves them using a piece of land they already had or have purchased. Buying an apartment or a prebuilt property seems highly convenient but if you have very specific needs and are set to make this property your family home, building it from scratch is the journey to embark on. Construction requires a lot of prerequisites to be successful, which is why it can seem like a daunting experience. However, we can help you get the job done quickly! This blog will address the five must-haves before you begin digging into the land and place the first foundation to your new home.
- Get your paperwork in order: The first and foremost task while building your home on untouched land is to ensure that the property paperwork is in order. Very often, objections or discrepancies occur while constructing on private property, which is why it is better to have tour permissions and deeds in close proximity before you get started. There are several permissions required from the city or town council regarding the building plan, safety, fire, transport and environmental departments.
- Have an architect make a blueprint: There can be no house without a proper plan. Even though you like the model of a house you’ve seen online or in-person and want to recreate it, you will require the services of a qualified architect to build a step by step building blueprint. This will help you get your construction plan approved by the city council, and later assist the construction team working on building your dream home. An architect plays a critical role in how your home turns out because they will work closely with the construction company.
- Hire a reliable company with all the equipment: Once your plan is in place, employ the services of a competent and reputed construction company. You also need to ensure that they take care of all the raw material and equipment; if the company doesn’t have one purchase weather protection construction tarps well before they start. The company should have an extensive portfolio and be able to work with your architect. Usually, construction companies also offer architectural services and interior designers as a complete home building package.
- Select your tiles, doors, windows and bath installations: One of the biggest roadblocks to building your home can arise when you want a particular kind of marble or tile for your property and it is short in stock or unavailable. Make sure to book and purchase all of your tiles, windows, doors, and bath installations if you have specific customizations. This will reduce your costs and also offer a safety net to complete all the work on time. Make sure to always have extras in terms of tiling since it is possible for a few to break or crack.
Keeping these four key elements in mind will expedite your process to materialize your dream house much quicker than jumping in clueless. We hope this blog helps you prioritize your new home essentials better!