Having a home built to your specifications is so rewarding in the end. Walking into the space that you previously only saw on paper is a lovely feeling. However, the process of having the home constructed is sure to come with a few challenges. Here are a few of the challenges you might run into during the home construction process, along with tips for managing and addressing them.
Challenge #1: Making design decisions.
Pretty early in the process, you are going to have to make a lot of design decisions. For instance, you will have to pick your flooring, the counter material, your hardware, and so forth. Some people really struggle to visualize these elements when everything can be customized. A good way to make decisions efficiently is to show your designer photos of spaces you like. Let them come up with a preliminary design they think you will like based on the photos you shared. Then, just change around the elements you do not like in the design they gave you.
Challenge #2: Staying on-budget.
It always happens. You set an initial budget, but after adding all of the custom finishes and elements you want, your home price exceeds your initial budget. There is an easy way to avoid this. Decide early on what elements you're going to splurge on, and which ones you are not going to splurge on. For example, maybe you want the best counters because you cook all the time, but you don't care about the carpet quality since you figure your kids will stain it anyways. If you do into the design process already knowing where you're going to cut and where you're going to splurge, you're far less likely to go over-budget.
Challenge #3: Getting the home done on time.
There are a lot of things that the contractors and builders simply cannot control. A shipment of materials may come in late. Someone might not show up to work for a few days. As such, as hard as your contractor will try to give you a good estimate of the completion date, there is a good chance it will end up getting pushed ahead. The best way to face this challenge is to plan for it. Lease your apartment for a month longer than you think you'll really need to. Don't book a moving company until you have a for-sure completion date. If you plan for late completion, it won't be so stressful.
Building a new home can be a lot of fun, so keep your head up and don't let the challenging times douse your enjoyment. Contact Noble Heritage Builders INC for more.