Building your dream home can be gratifying as well as exhausting. No matter how fairytale-like it may sound, let’s be honest, sometimes, it can be quite a headache.
From looking for the ideal location, catering to the needs of your future family, to having your parents and grandparents move in with you. Further, you also need to oversee the construction process, keeping in mind what your partner and family have always wanted in their ideal home. Not to mention the financial decisions one needs to make, because houses, after all, are quite an investment.
It might look scary, and really, really difficult, but if your dreams do not scare you, they are too small. And like it is always said, dreams don’t work, unless you do.
But here is the thing, no matter how difficult the task may sound, it is achievable, if you are ready to put in the desired work.
I know how important your dream home is for you and, keeping that in mind, I have rounded up tips that can help you do it without facing a lot of hassles.
So, let’s dive in!
- Hire an architect
Hiring a professional architect who will not only listen to all your ideas patiently but will give his best to bring them to reality, can prove to be a rewarding investment.
Most architects are responsible professionals and if you shoulder the responsibility of designing your dream house, along with the time and budget, they will ensure that all your needs are catered to. Right from the initial construction stage, to the completion stage, they will monitor every stage very closely.
A lot of people think that hiring an architect will inflate costs but eventually realize that architects help you save time and money.
- Buy a plot
Before you start with the process, here’s a quick reminder: your dream home also depends on the plot of land you are planning to buy. There are a lot of factors that come into play with the plot – Location, cost of land, urbanization charges, necessary facilities like electricity, gas, telephone, and water.
But now, if you have an architect, he will make things a lot easier for you. Alongside that, it is also important to not fall for fraudulent plots and do your research well. Remember, plots are quite an investment, and clients are often faced with several frauds.
- Educate yourself about the method of construction
Needless to say, there are endless options for construction systems, including precast concrete, reinforced concrete, wood panels, and more. Which one is the best? The answer to this question depends on the client, their needs, and the plot. This also includes the weather, time of construction and so many other factors.
Of course, some methods are superior to others but with guidance from the architect, you will be able to choose an efficient construction system for your dream home.
- It’s time for some action!
Now, after all the above, your dream house is ready to be a work in progress. But things cannot just start right away. You need to do proper documentation, obtain necessary licenses, and comply with all the rules and regulations.
Once you have successfully done all that’s required, get going and source the best materials. Remember, you need to give time to the construction process, and if you think you can’t do it, hire someone else who can supervise in your absence.
- Define deadlines
None of us can dedicate our whole life to the dream home. Nor you, nor your architect, not even the workers involved.
So, it is important to define deadlines and durations with respect to various factors like the size of the house, the number of compartments required, etc. Next up, it is also important to oversee the execution done by the architect so that all your deadlines are met.
Over to you…
When it comes to construction processes, things aren’t as manual as they used to be in the past. Tech has become a vital part of this industry as well, and with tools like BuildXact, the building process is a lot more accurate and time-friendly. Most tools automate most of the tasks for builders making the whole process a lot more easier.
All the best for your future dream house!