Common Home Building Mistakes

September 27, 2016News & Info
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9-27-16Building a home for the first time can be difficult, but if you avoid these common mistakes that people make when building a home, the process will be so much easier. Follow these tips for a smooth home building experience.

First, always work with a contractor you can trust, and never trust a contractor who doesn’t trust you. Even if the company is legitimate, if the contractor can’t trust you then the professional relations will be less than ideal. If a contractor is asking you to pay upfront for the cost of the entire house, for example, rather than forming a payment plan that is contingent upon certain steps of the construction being completed, then you know that the contractor is either untrustworthy or doesn’t trust you, and trying to work with them will not pan out well.

Finding a trustworthy contractor is much easier when you work with a professional project manager. Many homebuilders make the mistake of trying to go it alone, figuring that with enough research they could perform the job just as well themselves. This is a dangerous way to go, however, as an experienced professional will know who to trust off the bat, while an outsider will be much more likely to fall into a scam.

While it’s important to stick to your budget, situations like this show that you cannot rely on cutting corners to build your home for less money. If you don’t have the money to build your home to the quality you want, you shouldn’t be building. Instead, put the money away and wait until you have a bigger budget to work with. Skimping now will cost you much more down the road in maintenance and repair fees.

Similarly, make sure you know before the final draft of blueprints is drawn out exactly what you want in your home, down to every last detail. Changing something seemingly insignificant could drastically alter the way the home is structured, and doing so after construction has begun will cost you precious time and money. If you don’t understand an aspect of the blueprints or if you aren’t sure what you like, point it out while it’s in the drafting process.

For more tips on how to avoid common home building pitfalls, read this helpful article from StyleAtHome: http://www.styleathome.com/how-to/renovations/article/6-common-home-building-mistakes.

When building with True Built Home, you can rest assured that your home is in good hands. Visit us and see how we can help you through each step of the homebuilding process at: http://truebuilthome.com/.