Living in his dream home is every person’s aspiration. However monetary, location based or family is amongst many other constraints that might stop you from building your house of dreams. But life does give you chance to construct or remodel your place to make it look like the shelter you always imagined for yourself. Let see how you can make best of this opportunity to remodel or construct your house.
Design your way, but with professional help
You know how your home should make you feel, you know how it should look like and most of all you know what it necessarily needs as per your requirements. However if you are not an expert civil engineer it is strongly recommended to consult a good civil consultant. It will make sure your home is beautiful and strong that can withhold the test of time and changing weathers.
The kick-start of any project is planning, and by planning you want to make sure to specify every single detail in advance. The idea here is to have minimum last minute surprises or change in plans. Get the help of a good contractor who could help you out in this area. There are many miniscule parameters which might seem unnecessary at the beginning but might be the cause of major changes once the construction has started.
The budget is the most important part of the remodeling and construction planning. However accurate you think you might be, it is always better to keep a buffer of 10% to 15% in your initial budget planning because of the fluctuations in raw materials and labor costs. Also planout how much you will require at each stage of construction to make sure that things don’t get delayed because of the budgetary issues. Afterall you don’t need to spend the entire money at one go, so identify those payment stages and be prepared to pay them on time to facilitate timely construction
You might think that you can purchase the material yourself and get a good deal, however your contractor might be able to bargain the cost of raw material with the supplier due to his network and volume he orders for the other projects and can share that profit with you. So make sure you don’t pay a higher price for raw materials just because you don’t trust your contractor. Nevertheless, do check the quality of material he is bringing in.
Hire a good interior designer
Once the home is constructed or remodeled, you want it to look at its best. Do hire a talented interior designer (or you could do it yourself if you have the gift) and make your house the place you always imagined in your dreams. A good professional help will make sure you do the best with space available and furniture and fixtures cater to all your needs, along with satisfying your aesthetic requirements.
Construction vs. destruction
At last if your house is already constructed and you are remodeling it, make sure you do minimum wall demolitions. After all who wants destruction of the already build assets!