A Few Helpful Tips
Building a new home is very exciting and can be very overwhelming sometimes, which is why it’s important to be involved from the very start of the building process. If you are going to do this, there are a few things that you should know when building your dream home; we’ve compiled a list of the most important things to know when you are building a new home, to help you out when you need it.
Building your home can’t be something that is done passively as there are so many decisions that have to be made by you. If you are unable (or unwilling) to make the necessary choices, you force your chosen builders to make them and run the risk of your home not being exactly how you want it. With that said, here are a few things that you need to know when building a new home:
Check The Reputation Of Your Builders
We recommend doing a little bit of research into potential building companies and finding the right builder for you. It doesn’t matter whether you source your information online or ask for recommendations from family and friends, it’s important to find out whether a builder is respected for their building work and punctuality. When you have done this, you’ll be able to choose the perfect building company to build your new home.
Source Your Doors and Windows Early
It’s important to source your doors and windows early in the building process, so you know who you are going to purchase them from when the time comes. However, it’s important to remember that you will need to know the exact width and length of the door and window frames before you can do this. There is a wide range of window types and door types available on today’s market, but we recommend going for wooden windows and doors to add a great look to the exterior of your home.
Choose A Staircase
Similar to the doors and windows, you should decide on the type of staircase that you want to be installed in your home quite early in the building process. The staircase is not generally put in near the end of the build, so you should choose the perfect one for you as soon as possible. As reputable joiners, we can provide stunning wooden staircases in the following styles and types: Traditional, Modern and Pine.
Wooden staircases can really make the most of the space inside of your home and can be a fantastic, eye-catching addition to your brand-new house. There are many staircase features that you should think about too, such as:
- Cut-String Design
- Raking Balustrades
- Traditional Stairs
- Open Rise Patterns
- Turned Spindles
- Newel Posts
Think About Resale During The Building Process
It doesn’t matter how much you love the home that you are building, it’s unlikely to be the last home that you will ever own. With this in mind, you should be aware of the potential resale value of your new home. Don’t add so many upgrades that you overprice your home for the area that it resides in, but don’t choose anything out of the ordinary either. You should ask yourself if the features that you are considering installing are likely going to appeal to other people in the area or people who are looking to move into the area.
Ensure that you are being as energy-efficient as possible in the design and build of your home. Your architect and builders can help to ensure that your windows face the correct direction in order to receive as much light as possible, helping to heat your home during the summer months. Spend the time to research the best insulation and heating systems for your needs and requirements, as well as install energy-efficient appliances.