Now that you’ve Googled enough pictures of houses to get an idea of what you want to build, you want some advice on the building process itself. The Internet is a great resource for just about everything, and the home building process is no exception.
Here’s some advice you might find useful before you start digging the foundation:
Plan everything first
You will find that after the completion of every stage, a new concern presents itself that you did not foresee. How much more difficult would it be to adjust if you had not planned at all? A floor plan is essential. So is a plan for contacting your home builder; sometimes, you need separate crews for different purposes to get the job done more quickly. For example, a furniture maker can customize your kitchen cabinets off-site.
Inspect at every junction
Building anything happens faster in phases, as what KeyStoneConstructionUtah.com notes. Right after the completion of every phase, be there to inspect the job, make changes and recommendations early, so nothing major has to be torn down. Make time to be at the construction site at least once or twice a week if you’re living off-site. Always be reachable via your mobile phone. If you can’t be there all the time, ask if the builder can take pictures and send them to you.
Be on the lookout for unused spaces
It’s not a good idea to use every little space, but there may be places you can build additional storage and closets. This is especially true if you have high ceilings, which are advisable particularly if your floor space is more limited than what you had anticipated.
The most important advice is to be decisive. Your builder can’t make the decisions for you, so be there to tell them exactly what you want. This will help you avoid inconvenience and delays in the construction of your new house.