It is definitely a more satisfying feeling to walk through the door of a new, Maison contemporaine that you helped design. But looking at a blank floor map can result in a lot of questions, regrets and headaches. Here are some building mistakes that can guide you in avoiding the snafus yourself and relocate to a new house which fits your vision.
Expect the Developer to Provide All the Ideas
Homebuilders are expected to follow your lead. Thus, if you are not sure what you wish your house to look like, the builders may steer you toward the ordinary tried-and true stuff. The real joy of purchasing a new house is you can customize it. Look for pictures of houses in magazines you like and show them to developers so they can have an idea of your desires and needs.
Get Lost in Details
The house building’s nitty-gritty can be intimidating. You will have to make various decisions from where to erect walls to choosing light fixtures. Such choices can short-circuit buyers’ brains making them unable to make decisions.
In order to avoid dealing with numerous questions on windows and bathtubs in one sitting, consider asking the builder to set up a customized website. This allows for the creation of designs at your leisure. If the builder has not website, just make a binder with your builder or architect organizing your choices by rooms and steps.
Forget to Request Built-In Furniture
A house contractor can construct things from entertainment centers to shelves which will blend in with your floors and walls. However, as a lot of homeowners are used to purchasing such type of furniture as they move into a second-hand house, such option usually gets overlooked.
A number of people are likely to assume build-ins are pricier. But, the cost is often o more than people would spend on good furnishings. It is just important to make sure that you work with an architect early in the design process so the costs are rolled into the initial build.
Fail to Max Out Mortgage
Think about this. You can never have a loan for a house which does not exist. This is the reason you may be getting a build-to-permanent loan that covers building then transforms to a usual mortgage when the home construction is finished. And everything can be piled into it, the Viking stove, the water heater, high-end rain showerhead, utility bill-slashing solar unit and others. Do not make this mistake of purchasing extras later using your credit card which could cost you 18 percent interest. Rather, lump these up into the mortgage and just pay 4 percent.
Add But not Subtract
Regardless of how carefully your plan your house, some things are bound to change. Perhaps you decide at the last minute that you need the recent Sub-Zero fridge or your feeling about your home office’s size has changed. Projects tend to often go over as people plan while considering their budget. However, they always build with their heart.