You've decided to build a new home and you can’t wait to make your dreams a reality. That’s an exciting place to be! You can start from scratch and design the home you’ve always wanted.
While this is an amazing opportunity, don’t forget to think carefully about your big project. Have you thought everything through? Even the most minute details can affect the entirety of your project.
Think of small things that can delay your project timeline. Any kind of time extension, mistake, or change can cost you more money. That’s why it’s so important to plan carefully and recognize the 5 common mistakes you should know about before building your new home.
Neglecting Your Lighting
One of the biggest annoyances in a home is poor lighting. When you are planning for your house, remember to add multiple areas where you can put light fixtures, lamps or any skylights. You want to utilize natural light more than anything, so make sure you plan for an appropriate amount of windows. Natural light will always be the best light!
Not Giving Enough Attention to Your HVAC
Your heating and cooling system is a huge part of making a home feel comfortable, last long, and avoid health problems. Make sure you choose a system that is the right size for your home. Too small and it could be inefficient; too large and it could use a lot of energy and cost you more money each month.
An extra room, office, or play area, all sounds good. But there’s nothing worse than an empty space. Make sure you can utilize all your rooms before you make a mistake you can’t take back.
Not Enough, Or Too Much, Space
Have you ever been in a home where you feel claustrophobic? Or even in a space that seems awkwardly big? The right space makes a big difference in your home. Design your home with plenty, but appropriate room. Consider how the design flows and make sure there aren’t structures in the way that make the house look smaller.
Overall, it’s all about planning the right way. Ask professionals and friends for their advice. The best thing you can do is to find someone who built his/her house before you. You want to have the house of your dreams. It’s worth doing efficient planning so you can exceed your own expectations!
Do you know the best ways to avoid these mistakes? Finding the right people to work alongside you. At Progress Contracting, we want to build the home of your dreams. Contact us today to get started right away.
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