Constructing a house is an exciting dream for many homeowners. Too often, however, this dream turns into a nightmare as a result of costly mistakes made in the planning process.
Avoid these common mistakes to end up with your dream house at little or no extra cost.
Poor choice of a supplier
Good suppliers are few and far between. Take your time to find a provider who will not inconvenience or disappoint you during the project. If you are going to need a specialist in metal fabrication and welding, go for one like Kenro with sufficient experience and resources to deliver the quality and quantity you are looking for.
Building too big
The temptation to build the largest house in the neighbourhood may be strong, but have you thought about the expenses involved? Firstly, constructing a huge house will cost you more. Secondly, you’ll spend a lot more in the maintenance of the house. Go for a home that meets your needs.
Acting as your own contractor
Regardless of what you’ve heard to the contrary, never act as your own contractor, unless you are a professional. The list of things that can go wrong when you do this is endless. Since subcontractors are probably never going to work with you again, they’ll not put you as a priority. Rather, they’ll rush to do other more regular job and put yours off till it’s convenient for them. You’ll end up spending more time on the project.
Sure, you want your building project to be as affordable as possible. However, using inferior materials, unskilled personnel, and weird techniques is not the way to go about it. You’ll end up spending much more in repair and maintenance in the long (and sometimes short) run.
As building and maintenance costs continue to rise, you cannot afford to get anything wrong in the construction process. A little foresight goes a long way in getting you the house you have saved for and dreamed of. So take your time to figure everything out before plunging into the project.