Before getting yourself into something so big, you have to be prepared in all aspects whether those outcomes are positive and negative. This greatly applies when building your own home or purchasing a house plan normally happens once in a lifetime, so you have to be aware and consider almost every mistake that you can possibly make. If you ever plan to purchase or build a house in the future, you better read this for things you should need to remember.
#1. Have a Considerable Grasp of Budget
Sometimes you think that you already have the amount for building that house. There is nothing wrong with if you get too excited and so passionate about it. It’s important to identify what you can really afford and how much the amount you have in your pocket can build. You might end up with trouble and with an unfinished house. You don’t want that to happen! You’ll be wasting a lot of money when you buy a house plan you cannot afford to build.
In most cases, people tend to make the mistake of buying a house plan that is beyond their budget and still pushes through with the project because they think they can get through the project anyway. That is a terrible mistake you can do in your life. You are going to be in so much trouble if you think you can cut corner with the construction. There are so much uncertainties that can happen in building a house, so you must be financially prepared for any unexpected costs. Some people do manage to finish the house using inferior materials, but in the end are not happy and ending up with a lot of things to be renovated.
#2. Buy the Land First
This is a common mistake that people do, they purchased the house plan first before they have a lot to build it on. Remember that in order for you to maximize and use every space, you have to see the land first and then have the plan on how the house can fit on the lot. You want to make sure that the land is not too small or too large to start with, choose the exact one. Have a land that’s enough to place your house plan on.
Don’t ever think that you can easily do changes on the house plan during the construction. Most people buy a house plan first and after that think that moving walls or adding a room is okay but in reality, it is not. Changing a plan can be a headache! A house plan is taught and crafted for a very long time, it is governed by rules, regulations, and codes. You cannot make changes in the basement because it will surely have negative consequences on the roof. When buying a house plan, always put in mind that it cannot be altered later on. Talk to your home builder first and find out what can and can’t be done to a house plan prior to purchase.
#3. Modification Can be Two Times the Cost
You might be wondering, what if you already have a calculated budget, has already chosen a plan that perfectly fits on your lot, chose a quality builder, and then you ask if the cost would go up if you want to modify a plan. Don’t be surprised if your home builder tells you that the modification is two times the cost of the plan. Normally, a house plan costs 6 to 10 times the amount of the sale price to develop. And it takes almost the same time and effort to modify a plan than it does to create it.
Keep these three important things in mind so you will have a worth it journey in building your new home. This only happens once in a person’s life so you want to make sure that you are well-prepared for this.
About the Author: Ivandrea Ollero is a resident writer for PAAL Steel Frame Homes. Ivandrea writes information for people who want to achieve confidence in building their own homes. She graduated from St. Scholastica’s College Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication minor in Broadcast Journalism.