The primary source of conflict and melodrama in the building process is budget. Set your number, and then listen. If you have a reputable builder or contractor, trust him or her to tell you what things cost. And don’t get stuck on the cost-per-square-foot metric.
Contact your builder and architect walk you through your options and explain how real-time costs are established.
2. CONSIDER YOUR HOME NEEDS.
Check on your lifestyle. What do you do and what do you need in your home in order to live comfortably in it? Do you need your own recreation area? Or a home library? Or a pool? List down what you want to have and what you truly need for a home. This can be a good guide for you in designing your dream house.
3. SELECT YOUR TEAM.
In a perfect world, you would have your builder, architect, designer, landscape architect. Your team will take things like sun orientation, zoning, setbacks, area-coverage restrictions, and height restrictions into consideration while you’re going on and on about how “pretty” the views are.
4. COMMUNICATE ABOUT EVERYTHING.
Utilize technology—many builders have special websites or apps that outline the plan and keep track of progress. Text and e-mail your builder as necessary; it’s great for quick decisions and creates a record of your interaction. Insist on transparency. Look at the invoices and keep track of costs.
5. MOVE IN AND ENJOY.
After months of building your home, you will be able to occupy it. Do not forget to work on the permit to occupy your home. Move in your home and enjoy your stay in your dream house. Add in some decorations if you want to in order to complete to your homes look.