Creating your own dream home is something we have all wanted to do at some time or another. Being able to fulfil that wish is a true achievement. However, like all things in life, there are risks; take into account some of these tips to keep your dream from turning into a nightmare.
- Know your budget – and stick to it
This seems pretty standard but many people will want to make changes as they see their project progressing. Making sudden changes can affect the overall budget and interrupt your build. Quality is important but don’t overspend on unnecessary upgrades that are not needed.
- That said, don’t cut cost and sacrifice quality
It really is true that you get what you pay for, so don’t take the risk on building products for your home. Pick a contractor based on the quality and experience of their work, not based on the amount that they charge.
- Pick a livable temporary home
Depending on what work you are having done, you may have to stay at another location while the work is being completed. Where ever you pick, be sure that it is a stress free environment like a home should be. Do not stay with in laws if they get under your skin. Don’t rent a home or apartment because it is a cheap arrangement. You don’t want to get stuck with obnoxious neighbors keeping you up all night adding stress to your life.
- Follow your builder’s advice
Odds are that you have already done your research and picked the best contractor for the job so put your trust in them to get the job done. Listen to them if they find a flaw in the design or recommend schedule alterations. Ferrill Construction will always keep you in the loop and take care of any concerns that you may have.
- Stick to deadlines
Before breaking ground, you will have selected a design for your home. As work progresses you may need to give additional selections. Be sure to provide your choice so that the work can proceed in a timely manner.
- Keep realistic expectations
Some things you may imagine may not be possible to build but know that your builders will try their hardest to make everything just the way you want it. Some aspects of the job cannot be rushed, so be patient while the work is getting done.
- Understand schedules may vary
Builder’s do not necessarily work a 9 to 5 schedule but they also do not work around the clock. Inspections and permits may be required before additional building can continue so there may be times when physical work has stopped. Poor weather like rain, may also interrupt the building schedule. Try not to worry about the daily schedule of the work crew; it is more important that the general timeline is being followed.