Due to the extensive selection of existing properties and the high expense of new construction, most would-be homeowners prefer existing homes. However, building your own home has its advantages. You can customize the design of a new home to your requirements, and there are fewer hidden issues, so it is not surprising that most individuals would opt to build their own home rather than purchase an older one. And while building your own home by yourself may be possible (considering local and state regulations), it is preferable to do it through a qualified general contractor, such as Homes by Aburton. So, planning on building your dream home? Here are some things you need to consider!
Location is Key
A new home’s construction process starts long before you pour the foundation. Since a new home is not something you can move around, you need a well-thought-out plan to bring your dream home to reality. And one of the first steps you must take is to decide on the location.
When considering the actual location of your house (which city or state), or if you already have a lot and are considering the layout of your new home, you have to consider the long term. If you haven’t bought a lot for your new home yet, talk to real estate agents to get an estimate of how much land costs in the areas you are considering. Land prices vary a lot from one place to another.
Size Does Matter
When building a new home, you must consider how big (or small) you want it to be. Whether you are considering building a castle or a humble abode, you need to consider your current and future needs, especially for couples who are just starting their lives together.
Break free from “right now” thinking and consider how your life would be 5-10 years from now. For example, are you expecting or considering having children? You need to think of this, among other things, when deciding how big or small you want your home to be.
Budget is King
One of the main reasons why some people are thinking of building their own homes by themselves is to save money. However, whether you like it or not, your budget will dictate how your new home will look. And while some people might get away with DIYing it themselves and save money, this does not always turn out well for everyone.
It’s better to leave the critical aspects of home building in the hands of the professionals and save money with some sweat equity on late-stage or post-contract projects such as building patios and walkways, painting the interior or exterior of the house, or even planting trees and landscaping.
Are you feeling confident to take on the task of building your dream home by yourself? You don’t have to! Our team at Homes by Aburton, backed with nearly a century of experience in residential construction, has made it possible for hundreds of homeowners like you to make their dream homes a reality. Big or small, we can do it all! So send us a message and start a conversation with us today!