If you have an image in mind of how your dream home would look, and if you are set on turning that dream property into your actual home, you will want to know how to go about it. The only trouble is most of us have limited knowledge on learning how to organize a successful construction project. And as we all know, every family has their own dream house, a place where they can envision the future with their love ones and to experience the comfort of a place that they can truly call as home. Like as always, we have here a list of helpful tips to make your dreams come true.
1. Create a budget
Include everything that will go into the project: the cost of the lot, fees, taxes, design, and engineering fees for the constructions and as well as pieces of furniture you would like to adding to your house and landscaping.
Working out an estimated cost for the entire budget will take a lot of research, and you will need to talk to a fair few different people to gather opinions and quotes, but once you have got a rough figure in mind, you will be able to start budgeting.
When you are considering to purchase new home, make sure that your finances are in order and you have an appropriate price range. If you start looking at houses that are above your ability to buy, compare everything to that expensive house that you can never attain. Believe me, this action will only make you feel sad.
2. Assemble a team
Looking for professionals specializing in construction and home design is the best approach. Get yourself a reputable architect, designer and builder, or hire a construction firm! Not only they will help you make your dream home come true, but they will also help you with professional advice to help you along your most-waited journey.
When hiring a construction firm, choose one who you get on with, one that you think will be reliable and dedicated, as you will be working with them for a fair amount of time. Need a little more help on choosing between a construction firm or individually hired architects and engineers? Try reading this article so you can decide.
You will also need to work with plumbers and electricians to get your home in full working order. But with every tradesman you hire, make sure they have a good reputation and previous experience. There are plenty of sites offering client testimonials and recommendations, so choose your team based on reputability, rather than just going with those offer the lowest rates.
Now you have your team by your side, you can now fully entrust them and give all your thoughts, ideas, and preferences, and it up to them to give you proper advice for that dream house of yours. Just imagine that you are writing an essay in your work sheet or making a long checklist of what you want, and if you see an error, evaluate, ask for suggestions, and that is how your team will work on your building plan.
4. Permission to build
Budget, checked! Professionals, checked! Blueprints and plans, checked! Building permits, building permits? Now that you have all the resources and manpower to start your dream, have you checked for the proper documents needed to start your journey? The last thing that you want to happen is a half-finished project with the government chasing you behind with fees and penalties for your illegal action.
To apply for a building permit, first you need to contact the local government for the requirements, then proceed to the Office of the Building Official and submit the papers and head to the assessor’s office, then pay the necessary permit fees if approved and lastly, wait for a couple of days for the release of the much required building permits.
5. Let's get fancy!
Everything is settled, your team is now doing a great job and now for that special personal touch! This is the time that we need to get in along with the designer to plan for all the important details that you always planned and wanted from the start like the possible outcome of your lawn, the color or design of your roof, the design of both interiors and exterior of your dream and even help you visualize your soon to finish favorite room!
If you have additional requests and demands, make sure that it is applicable on your chosen location. If not, but you still want to go continue this idea, expect the unexpected.
Congratulations! In the end, you will be amazed how your new house is so much more than the sum of its bedrooms, living room, and so on. It is the place you get to call home and make uniquely yours, for your lifetime.