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7 Common Mistakes to Avoid While Building a New Home


Finding the perfect home is not an easy task and you can never be as satisfied with a house you buy compared with the house you build (or get it built!). The joy of living in a house where everything is perfect and according to your demands is exciting. It is a great idea that you chose to live your way. While in today’s world where the market is competitive and you can find a great value deal when you look for it, it is better to be aware of a few common mistakes that people make and you should avoid. If you have got these covered, you are on a safer track and the process becomes less terrifying.

  • Improper Contracts or Documents

Most people get a house built mostly once in their lifetime and it is highly unlikely to get used to the procedure and documentation unless you yourself are a builder. Anyhow, if your builder or contractor doesn’t provide a contract, it is necessary to get a lawyer to do so specifying the terms and conditions. No viable contractor will have any issue signing it and you will be assured of moving ahead on a secured path.

  • Not Thinking Long Term

This is a very common problem and if you are building a home with your likings you are more likely to live there until you go to your grave. Thinking long term is necessary because you are going to spend quite a few senior years and you wouldn’t want to curse the junior you. Keep the design refined to mobility and easy accession. For instance, the master bedroom shouldn’t be the last room on the top floor. That would be really uneasy to reach when you have become old.

  • Choosing the Wrong Location

Choosing the perfect location is more important than constructing an amazing house on top of it. Also, this is something that needs to be done earlier. You should research well before settling for the best lot. While being near to the market is a great choice, being in the market can be a put off and you would love to stay at a quieter place and not rumble in the hustle bustle of urbanisation.

  • Missing the Hidden Details

The competition is fierce and everyone wants to bag in profitable contracts. The ideal way to look for contractors is the one offering great value for money and not just cheap prices. Brand reputation is highly preferred because trust is crucial in this step of life. If someone is offering great deals for building your dream house, take a deep look at all the hidden facts and make sure the services are matched with other contractors or not.

  • Not Matching the Neighbourhood Style

Cities have planned streets and choosing a residential street that fits your personality best is a good choice. While building your house, keeping in mind the design of other houses is also important. Steel farm buildings among Victorian styled houses might not be very appealing. You should be able to sell your house too if and when the situation arises.

  • Not Considering Security

Most people usually forget about the security aspects of the building and leave the job to the contractor. It is your house and you have to make sure you and your family is living in a safe environment. Hardwired alarm systems and security chambers need to be planned while the house is being constructed as doing it later is not very feasible.

  • Neglecting House Inspection

Your job doesn’t just end when your house is upright and ready to be moved into. Call some third-party vendors and get the house inspected thoroughly. An inspection will make sure that the contractor has done the job well and it is safe to move into the house. You wouldn’t want to be tangled with tiny problems after you move in.

Everyone is a newbie when getting their first dream home constructed. You are not alone in there and if you avoid these mistakes that people usually make, the journey is going to be pretty smooth. Congratulations on the new house!

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