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The Dos And Don'ts Of Home Construction

Feb 24th 2015 at 3:25 AM

For first time home builders, the entirety of the complicated building process can be daunting. If you take it one step at a time and avoid a few key errors, it will be smooth sailing for you and everyone involved. Planning is going to be your first and most important step. Think in the long-term. Houses take time to build and afterwards, you will be living in them for years to come. Consider what you will need as your children become teenagers and young adults. As you rise thorough your career, will you entertain often? Will the length of your commute be satisfactory in the long run? Is this a home you plan to retire in? These are all important questions to ask in the very beginning of this process because they will shape future building decisions.

Once you’ve made a list of your needs and wants, plan your space well. Spatial planning is crucial when developing a home. Even if you propose to build a 30-room mansion, you do not want to have random, unnecessary or unused areas. For instance, do you live in a warmer climate? If so, you probably do not need a coat closet in the foyer. However, if your region experiences harsh winters, you will most likely have plenty of occasions to use such an area. Everyone wants a large walk-in closet, but storage space detracts from living space. Design for what you will use.

Bedroom placement can be a point of contention in pre-built homes. Masters that are off of the living room or next to a nursery don’t usually receive much appreciation. For your customized home, put the bedrooms far away from the main traffic regions. You’ll also want to put a distance between sleeping areas and living areas. When sleeping, you don’t want to be disturbed by other family members. Ideally, there aren’t walls shared between sleeping and living zones.

One of the biggest mistakes is letting someone else tell you what you need in your home. No one will know your family’s needs better than you, so do not be afraid to speak up during the building process. When you hire a contractor, he or she will undoubtedly give you sound professional advice regarding floor plans and construction. However, if you want an extra closet because you know you will use it, build it. It may not make sense for an average family, but it fits your lifestyle. Ultimately, that is the most important thing when building your home.

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Rick advises people on apartments, homes and trends related to Real Estate. You can find his thoughts at

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