If you think that building your own home can be done in DIY fashion, think again. Even if this is your business and you know your way around, you would certainly need helpers that will give you a hand through the whole process. Then again, you would play a significant role when it comes to decision-making. This is your home, after all. You need to be sure that it comes out exactly the way you want. Here is a guide on how to build your own home or being part of the building team:
Step 1: Plan carefully. Planning is the most important part of the whole process. Again, this is your home, it must come out exactly the way that you want it. This is the part where you include the necessary features and specifications to provide you with maximum comfort.
Step 2: Gather price quotes. Ask not just one builder but a couple of contractors in your place so you can compare. See who offers the best price. Usually, builders compute the cost per square footage so you must be ready with your floor plan by now or at least a skeleton of it. Allow the builders to visit your loan lot so they can estimate the cost of building your house most accurately.
Step 3: Once cost-estimation is done, go back to your plan. See what part or parts of it you can modify so it fits right into the budget. This is also the part where you should decide which builder you get. Of course, your decision should depend on who delivers the best quality of work at the most reasonable price.
Step 4: Prepare your budget and your design plan. It would be much easier for you and your builder to work with the budget ready. It is not nice if you will have to stop along the way because you got short with money. You also need to have a more concrete floor plan by this time. Your builder or your helpers will work around that plan. That’s how important it is.
Step 5: Start the building process. If you are part of the team, make sure that you are knowledgeable enough about home construction. Keep in mind that every mistake could be costly on your part so tell your team to be very careful. Stick to the plan and make sure that they will work with quality in mind. It is not wise to sacrifice quality for a small amount. Go for the best materials available. If you will have to go easy on the cost, think twice about having the pool installed now rather than going for second-rated materials.