What To Expect When Building a Home
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What To Expect When Building a Home

by guest writer Paisley Hansen

July 29, 2019

Preparing to build a new home is an exciting process. When we own our own homes we can to better protect our privacy and not worry about following the guidelines of a landlord. There is also an advantage of being able to pick out everything you want a custom it to your tastes.

From the rooftop solar panels on your home to the the specific counters your heart desires, building opens the possibility to make your house the perfect place for you. The thought of being able to build your own home can be invigorating but you should also make sure to be ready for all the work that goes into it.


Picking the best location for your home is an important part of building a house. Considering things like traffic, the distance from stores, medical facilities and the additional amenities you may need are all factors to be considered. If you have children checking out school districts and the community is also a must. The environment around the new home makes a huge difference for you and your family's future, so it's best to check it out beforehand.

Do Your Research

Most of us are not architects or experts when it comes to building houses, so designing does not come easy for us. Consider using resources such as google or other search engines when creating your home. You can also reflect on other people's ideas on social media to get the ideas going or even basic sketches.

The Expenses

Building a home can be financially stressful for most people. Some people save for years and years to see their ideas come to pass. If you are not willing to wait that long you can look into getting a loan. Most banks do not offer construction loans so it's better to build your reputation with a number of different banks. It is also a great idea when building a home to set aside money for any unexpected expenses that come up during the construction process. This safety net is called a contingency reserve.

Find The Right Builder For You

Builders are easy to come by, but builders who work hard to fit your wants and needs take a little work finding. Try looking for companies whose aesthetic matches your own. Don't be afraid to interview the builder before to make sure they can fit your needs.

Expect The Unexpected

Even if you think you have everything handled before starting the process, there will be certain issues that may arise. This can be a bit stressful but if you have the right team and builder behind you getting threw any situation will be positive. Planning for the unexpected helps to keep the building process as positive as possible.

Hire a Designer

You may not think this is necessary when you have already envisioned everything you want for your home, but I assure you this will benefit you. A designer can stop you from making costly building mistakes. Designers make it possible for us to make tough building decisions that can help us protect the aesthetic of our homes. It overall saves you a lot more stress, time and money to hire a designer.

Building your home may seem like a tiring process but making sure everything is meeting yours and your families needs is important. When building a home you are able to see your ideas come to life right before your very eyes. Keeping in mind all of the steps, as well as the advantages and disadvantages you can plan for the unexpected and when your home is completed you will have created something that will last for generations.

Author Bio: Paisley Hansen is a loving wife and mother of twins. She is a self-described "DIY addict", and loves to decorate her house and office with her creations. As a mother, Paisley is really passionate about health, nutrition, and spending time with her family. When she's not writing, you can find her with a glass of mint lemon water and a child on each hip. Who says moms aren't superheroes?