Planning your own dream home from the foundation to the finishing touches is an exciting milestone in your life. However, among all the excitement of the experience, there may be a few things that get overlooked. Here’s a few things to consider when you are planning the design of your own home.
1: Budget Beyond Expectations
If you’ve planned the expense down to the precise details, you may think you have all the financing you’ll need to get this project done from start to finish.
These projects almost always cost more than planned. The smartest thing to do is secure financing over the estimated total cost. It’s a good idea to have savings put aside, up to 10% to 15% of the estimated total cost.
Also, there are some expenses that can be initially overlooked, such as landscaping, insurance costs, and site surveying. Keep those in mind when you begin to plan out your financing.
2: Expert Advice
Some people may think that an ample amount of research, or even taking a couple beginner’s classes, means they’re nearly experts themselves. Unless you do it for a living (or have), you’re not an expert.
The biggest mistake you can make when planning your home is to not get expert advice. While you should try to stick to your original plan as much as possible, you need to also understand that somethings just don’t work as planned. Take the time to discuss and compromise with your hired professionals to get the house you want, while also making the right decisions. You can count on Handyman Connection for expert advice during the whole process.
3: The Land for You
Picking the right location is one of the biggest decisions to make when planning your home. Though you should strive for your dream home, also understand that the flatter the land is the easier it will be to build on.
Also remember to consider the following when choosing your land:
- Play/Rec space outside the home
4: Plan for Now and Later
You’ve probably already thought about what you need to do for your family now when designing your house. Keep in mind that outside of the basic, common sense rooms you may need, consider if you need extra spaces like offices or a play area, what size dining room you need, etc.
Also, make sure you’re planning for the future. For example, if you’re not done expanding your family, it would be a good idea to add extra bedrooms or potential space for such. You may also want to plan for other instances, such as a family member needing to be cared for.
5: Plan for the Inside
One thing people may overlook in their design is just how much storage space they need in their home. Taking the time to factor in closets, cabinets, sheds, and even a garage and basement, can save you unnecessary stress and added costs later down the road. You should also take into consideration the furniture setup you desire. Make sure to consider this when designing the area and layout of your rooms.
At Handyman Connection of Pasadena we offer a range services to make your dream home look exactly like the way you wanted it. You can count on us to deliver quality workmanship for all your carpentry, tile and flooring, deck, fences, plumbing, electrical and maintenance services. Call us at 626-744-0402 for your free estimate!