You’re finally building the house of your dreams and that’s great news! Building your own home according to your own design and plans are far better than settling for something on the market that you know you just don’t feel a connection to. However, with building according to your own plans, comes some new issues to address. Most of the time, poor planning or design, leads to terrible consequences that you have to live with once the house is made. We’ve made a list of common mistakes homeowners tend to make when building a new home that will hopefully be beneficial to you during this time!
The Hvac System
Poor attention to detail here can lead to a terrible case of mold growth and unnecessary moisture – and that’s the last thing you want to be dealing with once you move into your brand new home. By having new home inspections completed quickly you’ll be able to prevent this issue before it becomes a problem. Also, keep in mind that the size of your units matter because if too small they will not function efficiently.
It is also quite hard to identify if you have spacing issues until after the house is built but essentially what you have to do is pay attention to your storage space. You need just enough but not so much that it takes away from your main rooms. For example, do you really need an oversized closet in the master bedroom when that space can go towards the bedroom itself? Closets should ideally be kept in each bedroom and hallway- but too many and it will start eating into your living room space.
You can’t live off artificial lights alone. This would make for a poorly lit home that would definitely look dark and dreary. Every room needs to have large windows that will let in as much sunlight as possible during the day. You can even add skylights as well!
There’s nothing worse than an under-utilized room. It’s much like that gym equipment you buy and never use. They eventually become a clothesline to hang up all your clothes, and they take up unnecessary space that could be used elsewhere. So when planning out your designation of rooms, if there’s any spare room you intend on adding apart from the mains, make sure it’s capable of being versatile. For example, if you want a quiet room for your sewing, also make sure that the room can be used as a guest bedroom or perhaps a study room. This ensures that you’re using as much of your space as possible.
Placement Of The Bedroom
Needless to say the bedroom has to be placed as far away from high traffic areas such as the living room as possible if you don’t want to be disturbed all the time. For convenience sake, the laundry room should also be placed close to the bedroom because you don’t want to be walking from one end of the house to the other just to wash your clothes.
These are the most common mistakes you’ll want to avoid when building your home. During the final processes leading up to completion, make sure you hire a team for a last-minute inspection so all your issues can be sorted out before you move in.