Most first time home builders feel overwhelmed by the sheer scale of their monumental project. Before you hire builders develop a vision of how you wish your home to be. Extensive, exhaustive planning helps you spot potential problems or pitfalls which may be faced in the future. If you see your dream home before it’s built you have the best blueprint to work off of.
Planning takes guesswork out of the home building equation. Plan as many details as possible before digging into your monster project. Your endeavor will flow more smoothly if you proceed with a plan in place. Detailed, in-depth plans create order in your mind. Maintaining an orderly mind prevents the chaos and confusion many home builders experience when inevitable problems surface.
Off Site Work Saves You Time
Instead of having your cabinet makers build and install their crafts in your kitchen get the work done off site. Save yourself time and bump up your move in date by getting as much off site work completed while your home is being built. Outsource jobs you can’t handle well in advance of the day you intend to move in. Crafts people can build portions of your home in their workshops while the home builders work on the house.
Use storage to hold your belongings. Going with the traditional rod and clothes hanger approach wastes precious storage space both above and below the rod. Buy a quality closet organizing system. Invest in storage to make the most of your space.
Buy More than You May Need
Overestimating minimizes home building headaches. If you purchase extra stock of an item to cover breakage bump up the stock to handle any future breaks or damage. It’s suggested that you buy 10% extra tile to account for damages but you’d be wise to buy an extra 15% to cover damages experienced during installation and when you’re living in your home. The tiny investment now prepares you for mishaps or usage wear and tear in the future.
Think Height More than Floor Area
Ceiling height plays a big part in how you perceive a room. Instead of looking around to maximize room space look up. Adding a few feet to your ceilings creates more space in the room while augmenting the illusion that you have more floor space. Design higher ceilings to build a spacious home and to improve your home’s presentation.
Build a Solid Floor Plan
Decorating your home doesn’t begin with shopping sprees. Developing a sound, effective floor plan helps you decorate your home intelligently and tastefully. Envision how you want your dining room and kitchen to complement one another. Build a vision for your living room. Do you have a patio or terrace? Seeing how you wish your home to be lays out the blueprint for your design campaign.
Maybe you can see a nice little breakfast bar straddling your kitchen and dining room areas. Build a detailed vision of your home using a floor plan to decorate your home.